Monday, 18 April 2011

The Colonial "Axis of Evil" Prepares for the Invasion of Libya
U.S., Britain and France step up war plans

By Brian Becker

The stage is now set for the imperialist invasion of Libya. - Britain, France and the United States—have committed themselves to the ouster of the Libyan government. Continue

Exposing The Bahraini Regime


Saudi Arabia has sent forces to Bahrain. What does the intervention of Gulf forces mean to the region? Will it provoke Iran? And could Bahrain be the next state to fall? Continue

Bahrain: Is a U.S. Ally Torturing Its People?

By Karen Leigh

Based on accounts from Bahrainis who were taken into custody in the revolution's earlier days, the treatment of prisoners can be brutal. The corpses of recent alleged victims may be evidence of torture as well. Continue

Three Myths of Israel's Insecurity And Why They Must Be Debunked

By Ira Chernus

Here are the Three Sacred Commandments for Americans who shape the public conversation on Israel:. Continue

Obama Settles on 2012 Campaign Slogan
"I'm Not as Bad as Palin"

By Mike Whitney

There's a big opening for the GOP to retake the White House in 2012 and implement the final phase of their nightmarish vision for America. Continue

Lobby, Lobbification, Lobbified
The Politics of Corruption

By Lawrence Davidson

Among the major lobbies that have, over the decades, carried out this corrupting process are the Zionist organizations in their various Jewish and Christian manifestations. Continue

Throw Out the Money Changers

By Chris Hedges

The two most destructive forces of human nature—greed and envy—drive the financiers, the bankers, the corporate mandarins and the leaders of our two major political parties, all of whom profit from this system. Continue

Lost in the American Undertow

By Joe Bageant

The United States has always maintained a white underclass — citizens whose role in the greater scheme of things has been to cushion national economic shocks through the disposability of their labor, with occasional time off to serve as bullet magnets in defense of the Empire. Continue

13 soldiers in Algeria killed by militants: — Anti government forces attacked an army post and killed at least 13 soldiers watching the Algerian president's televised speech promising reforms, security officials said Saturday.
8 NATO Occupation Force Troops Killed in Afghanistan : Eight NATO troops died in Afghanistan Saturday in three separate attacks. According to NATO, one suicide attack claimed the lives of five American soldiers while two other attacks killed a total of three soldiers. The Taliban claimed responsibility for all three attacks.
Three killed in Afghan protest over NATO detention of clerics: Three Afghan protestors died in a clash with police on Monday as hundreds took to the streets in northern province of Parwan, officials said.
Taliban targets Afghan Defense Ministry; 2 killed in suicide attack: An insurgent draped in explosives stalked the halls of the Ministry of Defense in Kabul on Monday and opened fire on guards in the third major security breach at an Afghan base within the week, according to Afghan officials and witnesses.
How CIA spies deal death from the skies: Thousands killed by U.S. unmanned drones (as the survivors are driven in to the arms of Al Qaeda)
Pak F-16 fighter jets can't target US drones: Rehman Malik : Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman said the altitude of the drones is much higher than that of Pakistan’s F-16 fighter jets.
Rights group says 12 Syrians killed in clashes: At least four coffins were carried by the funeral marchers in the western city of Homs, the center of Sunday's clashes, said a witness. Security forces stayed away from the mourners in an apparent move to avoid confrontation, said the witness.
Report: One policeman killed, 11 wounded in Syria clashes: Protests continue in Syria despite President Bashar Assad's pledge to end the decades-old emergency laws; Syria state-run news agency reports
Thousands in Syria begin sit-in for Assad's ouster: At funeral of eight protesters killed overnight in Homs, thousands demand Syrian president step down despite his promise to lift emergency laws.
State Department: U.S. isn’t working to undermine Syria government: Spokesman of State Department Mark Toner says Syria's Assad 'needs to address the legitimate aspirations of his people.'
Wikileaks: US Embassy Cables: U.S. secretly backed Syrian opposition groups: Classified U.S. diplomatic cables show that the State Department has funneled as much as $6 million to the group since 2006 to operate the satellite channel and finance other activities inside Syria.
Iraq: Suicide blasts near Baghdad’s Green Zone kill 11: The first major attack in months at an entrance to the heavily fortified Green Zone killed 11 and wounded at least 19 on Monday as talk in the capital increased about whether Iraqi leaders would ask U.S. troops to stay beyond a year-end deadline to leave.
150 hurt in north Iraq protest rally: At least 150 people have been injured in Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan after security forces opened fire on a group of demonstrators protesting against the two ruling parties.
Anti-American protests grip Iraq: Supporters of anti-Occupation cleric Moqtada Sadr suggested there could be a rebel uprising if U.S. forces stay beyond December and tribal leaders in the northern province of Ninawa called recently for the departure of American forces.
Fighting for Misurata, Ajdabiya continues: In Misurata, anto government force withstood heavy shelling and gunfire Sunday to take control of one crossroad, a skirmish in which 10 people died during a day of fighting across the city
Misurata growing humanitarian crisis : Warning: This video contains images that may disturb or offend some viewers. - Al Jazeera's Jonah Hull and cameraman Craig Pennington, boarded a trawler carrying humanitarian supplies, for a 24-hour voyage to the city.
Migrants Rescued from Libyan City of Misrata: The International Organization for Migration reports 650 of the rescued migrants are Ghanaians. Other nationalities include Filipinos and Ukrainians. IOM says there are 100 Libyans among those rescued, 23 of whom are war-wounded, including a child shot in the face and an amputee.
UN reaches accord with Gaddafi on humanitarian aid to Libya: Libyan government spokesman Moussa Ibrahim said the agreement also included setting up a humanitarian corridor to the city of Misrata, the last rebel stronghold in western Libya.
Russia accuses NATO of violating UN resolution over Libya: Russia's permanent envoy to NATO said, "Certain Western states have started speculating about the possibility of a ground operation, which would probably be introduced as an operation to secure humanitarian convoys," Rogozin said here.
FBI Counter-Terror Official: Al Qaeda 'Thrives' After Dictators Fall: Official Says Al Qaeda in Yemen More Dangerous Than Osama Bin Laden's 'Core' Group: On the same day reports emerged of a new al Qaeda video that praised the revolutions sweeping the Arab world, one the U.S.'s top counter-terror officials warned the terror organization "thrives" in the political unrest that follows.
80 injured in Yemen police crackdown on protestors: At least 80 anti-government student protesters were injured Monday in Yemen in the eastern Hudeidah province when police launched a violent counter attack against their rally calling for the ouster of President Ali Abdullah Saleh
Opposition bows to Gulf proposal, agrees to attend Riyadh talks: Representatives of Yemen opposition coalition (JMP) left to Riyadh Sunday evening to explain their position on the current situation in Yemen, Mr. Sultan al-Atwani told Yemen Times.
Iranian Sunni protesters killed in clashes with security forces: At least 12 people who are believed to belong to Iran's Sunni minority have been killed in clashes between security forces and anti-government protesters in the south-western city of Ahwaz since Friday.
Iranian general accuses Siemens of helping U.S., Israel build Stuxnet: An Iranian military commander Saturday accused the German electronics giant Siemens with helping U.S. and Israeli teams craft the Stuxnet worm that attacked his country's nuclear facilities.
Bahrain braced for new wave of repression: Arrests and troop movements signal another government crackdown on protests in the tiny Gulf state.
Bahraini forces demolish two mosques: One of the mosques was demolished in Karzakan and the other one in Salmabad on Monday, a Press TV correspondent reported.
Fresh riots reported in Burkina Faso: State TV says ruling party offices and prime minister's house in Koudougou attacked, amid mutiny by soldiers over pay.
Nigerian president urges calm after poll: Apparent victory of incumbent president sparks violent protests in opposition stronghold as vote-rigging is alleged.
Egypt: Mubaraks had wealth beyond their means: Egypt's financial oversight body says the former president of Egypt and his family have amassed wealth be
yond their means in the form of properties and bank accounts.
Fidel Castro hails brother's call for change: Aging Cuban revolutionary praises Raul Castro's speech proposing economic major changes and term limits for leaders.

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