Friday, 13 May 2011

World Has Simplistic View Of Events In Syria, Says Reporter

By Mark Memmott

Fletcher just left Syria after six days there and says that while the outside world has gotten the impression that most Syrians are rising up against Assad, he came away thinking things are more complicated. Continue

Israel Has To Choose: Mideast Peace Or Apartheid

By Saeb Erekat

The choice is not between Hamas and Israel; the choice is between settlement-colonies or states: between accepting two states with the 1967 border or maintaining an apartheid regime. Continue

Challenging AIPAC’s Abuse of Taxpayers Money

By Omar Barghouti

The fact is, U.S. citizens have been bankrolling Israel’s system of occupation, racial discrimination and denial of basic human rights to the tune of billions of dollars annually without knowing what they were funding and why. Continue

63 Years of Nakba

2 Minute Video

The Manifesto. A simple, true, self-explanatory, expression of what we're sick of. Continue

A Nation of Cowards?
Is America a Synonym for Lawless Tyranny?

By David Sirota

Why were the Nazis entitled to due process, but accused terrorists aren't? Continue

Viva la Muerte
Mobs and Power in the US of A

By Rich Broderick

The time is not yet ripe for the clock to strike Midnight in America, but it won’t take much to push us over the edge. Continue

Killing Bin Laden
Dershowitz vs. Chomsky, Again

By Allen Mendenhall

The title of Dershowitz's latest spasm—I almost called it an "article"—is "Bin Laden's Defender: Noam Chomsky." Provocative enough. But Dershowitz goes even further. Continue

"Arrest That Woman!"


Activists Confront Condoleeza Rice at Stanford University. Continue

80 killed as Taliban 'avenge bin Laden': In the fallout over the unilateral raid and in another sign of damaged ties with wary ally Washington, an official said Pakistan's senior military officer General Khalid Shameem Wynne had cancelled a visit to the United States.

US Kills 5 People in Pakistan: At least five people were killed Friday when a US drone fired four missiles at a vehicle in northwest Pakistan, Xinhua reported.

Pakistan government issue of 400 US visas a possible CIA boost: Pakistan's civilian government issued visas to more than 400 Americans without army security clearances starting in early 2010, possibly enabling the CIA to boost its presence,

How Bin Laden Sent Emails While in Hiding: Bin Laden wrote the text of emails on his computer at his home in northern Pakistan, then had a courier copy it to a thumb drive and send the message from a remote Internet cafe. For incoming emails, the process was reversed. The information will likely lead to subpoenas of Internet service providers and additional investigations around the globe. 

CIA meets with three of Bin Laden's widows: The meeting lasted approximately 30 minutes and Pakistani intelligence officials were present.

NATO occupation forces kill 12 year old girl and policeman: NATO said its forces mistakenly thought she had been wielding a gun. 

Afghan policeman kills 2 occupation force soldiers in Afghanistan: Two NATO service members were killed in southwestern Helmand province by an Afghan policeman, the coalition said Friday.

UK to control its Afghanistan drones from England: Britain's military says that it is bringing its drone controllers back from the western United States and setting them at an air base in northern England.

Five soldiers killed in Yemen: Suspected Al Qaeda rebels ambushed an army vehicle and killed five soldiers near the Yemeni town of Marib, east of the capital Sanaa, on Friday, a security official said.

4 protesters killed at Yemen funeral: "We were walking to the graveyard to bury our dead, and the government killed three more," a witness said before the fourth death was confirmed. "This is the strategy of a dictator."

3 Yemen protesters killed as Saleh vows defiance: The soldiers began shooting after protesters surrounded a building where the troops had taken shelter after a clash earlier on Friday.

NATO Kills 16 Libyan Civillians: 16 'civilians' have been killed in a NATO air strike on Brega, to the east of the Libyan capital, Libyan state TV has reported.

Libya says 11 clerics killed in NATO airstrike in eastern oil town: A Libyan government spokesman, says the clerics were among a large group of imams who had gathered in Brega to pray for peace in conflict-ridden Libya. He says 11 imams were killed and 50 people wounded, including five in critical condition.

Libya will not try to retake rebel east: deputy FM: "It's not in the policy of the government to reclaim the towns in the east" from rebels seeking Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi's ouster, he told a small group of reporters including AFP

Italy: Gadhafi likely wounded and not in Tripoli: Libyan government denies claims of Italian Foreign Minister that Muammar Gadhafi was probably wounded by NATO bombings.

Hypocrisy alert: 'Gaddafi arrest warrant to be issued soon': International Criminal Court warrant expected by end of month, making exile impossible, Italian foreign minister says.

Two dead despite Syria no-shoot order: activists: At least two protesters were shot dead in Syria on Friday despite an order from President Bashar al-Assad for security forces not to open fire on demonstrators, rights activists said. 

World Has Simplistic View Of Events In Syria, Says Reporter: Fletcher just left Syria after six days there and says that while the outside world has gotten the impression that most Syrians are rising up against Assad, he came away thinking things are more complicated.

Israeli forces shoot Palestinian in East Jerusalem protests: The neighborhoods of Silwan and Ras al-Amud have become centers of non-violent protest in East Jerusalem in the last two years, after the Israeli Jerusalem municipality announced a plan to cleanse the neighborhoods of their existing Palestinian residents in order to build a biblical theme park and replace existing homes with Jewish-only housing developments.

Thousands gather in Egypt's Tahrir Square: Protesters rally in support of the Palestinian cause and national unity, as former first lady is held for questioning.

Egypt blocks Sinai access to halt Gaza protest march : Egyptian authorities on Friday blocked access to the Sinai peninsula, where it stepped up security, to prevent a march from Cairo to Gaza.

Jordanians stage rally to back right of return for Palestinians: Thousands of Jordanians converged on the village of Karameh near the Israel-controlled border with the West Bank Friday to back the right of about four million Palestinian refugees to return to the homes they deserted at Israel's founding in 1948, dpa reported.
Who cares? Mitchell 'plans to resign' as US envoy: George Mitchell, the Obama administration's special Middle East peace envoy, plans to resign after more than two unsuccessful years of trying to press Israel and the Palestinians into negotiations, US officials said.

Hundreds of Iraqi protesters demand better services, jobs, reforms by June 7 deadline: The demonstration Friday at Baghdad’s central Tahrir Square was one of the largest in Iraq in recent weeks.

Iraq dossier drawn up to make case for war – intelligence officer: Newly released evidence to Chilcot inquiry directly contradicts Blair government's claims about dossier

Saudis denounce Bahrain occupation: Hundreds of Saudi protesters have poured into the streets in the eastern city of Awamiya to condemn Saudi Arabia's occupation of Bahrain.

Propaganda alert:: Exclusive: Pornography found in bin Laden hideout: officials: The pornography recovered in bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, consists of modern, electronically recorded video and is fairly extensive, according to the officials, who discussed the discovery with Reuters on condition of anonymity.

Crippled nuke plant springs another leak: THE operator of Japan's stricken Fukushima nuclear plant reported new problems yesterday, including a water leak from a reactor vessel and another spill of contaminated water into the ocean. 

Obama admin. claims right to censor ‘unclassified’ materials: The Obama administration has filed a memo with the court claiming the Classified Information Procedures Act (CIPA) gives judges the right to censor and withhold material that is "unclassified." 

IMF warns EU debt crisis may still spread to core: Despite bailouts for Greece, Ireland and Portugal, Europe's debt crisis may yet spread to core euro zone countries and emerging Eastern Europe, the International Monetary Fund said

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