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Gold, Oil, Africa and Why the West Wants Gadhafi Dead

By Brian E. Muhammad

Muammar Gadhafi's decision to pursue gold standard and reject dollars for oil payments may have sealed his fate. Continue

Hidden Agenda in Syria

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Britain and France are still pushing for a UN resolution, condemning the brutal crackdown against anti-government activists in Syria. Russia, which opposes any attempts to intervene in the Syrian conflict, said it won't back the move. Continue

Afghanistan: Why Civilians are Killed

By James Petras

Apologists for the NATO killings of civilians are as abundant as their explanations are lacking in substance. Continue

Empire Games - But Who Writes The Rules?

By William Bowles

Why is there no real opposition to the by now 'normal' actions of our governments, that bomb at will anywhere, all the time with total impunity, using increasingly flimsy pretexts ('humanitarian intervention')? Continue

Media Falsifiers

By Paul Balles

As of 2005, 78 percent of the news media, 72 percent of military leaders and 69 percent of foreign affairs specialists believed that backing Israel seriously damages America's image around the world. Continue

Did Kissinger Urge Egypt to Attack Israel?

By R.M. Schneiderman

A new memoir by CIA officer Jack O’Connell reveals that King Hussein warned Nasser about the 1967 Israel attack and that Kissinger urged Egypt to attack Israel in 1973. But does the record bear this out? Continue

"We Are At War With Islam"


"If You're A Muslim American In The Military You Are Considered Someone who Is Suspect!" Continue

Ron Paul Tells Crowd Inflation Will Hit 50 Percent


Social Security checks will still be cut and interest payments will still be made, but the inflated dollars will allow the government to repay borrowed dollars with devalued money, Paul said. Continue

A Beginners Guide to Shadow Banking, Financial Crisis and Repo

By Mike Whitney

What if I told you that the financial crisis could be explained in just two words? Would you believe me? Continue

In Case You Missed It
Bank Bailouts Explained

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The story of the bank bailouts, and what we've gotten so far in return. Continue

35% Spike in Infant Mortality


Is the Dramatic Increase in Baby Deaths in the US a Result of Fukushima Fallout? Continue

Fighting with militants in Yemen kills 40: Yemeni soldiers battled militants on Saturday in an attempt to drive them from several southern towns under the control of hundreds of the fighters. The clashes killed 40 people on both sides, officials said.
3 soldiers, high-ranking officer killed by "al-Qaida" in south Yemen: Fierce clashes broke out between the army forces and al-Qaida militants in Yemen's southern Zinjibar city on Sunday, leaving three soldiers and a high-ranking officer killed and dozens of others wounded, a local military official told Xinhua.
Yemen defector says terror crisis was manufactured to win western support: The oldest military ally of Yemen's injured President Ali Abdullah Saleh has said the al-Qaeda terrorist crisis in the country was manufactured to win backing from outside powers.
Russia sends planes to evacuate nationals from Yemen: Russia's Emergency Situations Ministry sent two planes to Yemen on Sunday to evacuate its nationals wanting to leave the violence-wracked Gulf nation.
Pakistan: Taliban Deny Twin Blasts that Killed 39: Pakistan's Taliban on Sunday denied responsibility for twin bomb blasts that ripped through a crowded market in the north-western city of Peshawar, killing 39 people and injuring dozens
Manufacturing Consent For Attack On Pakistan?: New challenge for U.S.-Pakistan ties: Twice in recent weeks, the United States provided Pakistan with the specific locations of insurgent bomb-making factories, only to see the militants learn their cover had been blown and vacate the sites before military action could be taken, according to U.S. and Pakistani officials.
No US boots on Pak soil: CIA chief told: "He (Panetta) expressed concerns over the reduction of trainers and operatives. We told him very clearly 'no boots on our soil is acceptable'," said the Pakistani military official.
Rising Anti-Americanism in Pakistan: Even pro-Western elites, educated in American universities and trained in military academies, are disappointed with the US disrespect for Pakistan as a nation.
32 Taliban killed, 25 wounded: Afghan army: Thirty-two Taliban fighters have been killed and 25 wounded in the last 24 hours, during an operation in the western Afghanistan province of Badghis, the Afghan army said Sunday.
33 killed in Iraq attacks: At least 33 people were killed in separate attacks across Iraq in less than 24 hours, security sources said Saturday
"Yankee go home": Iraq asks US congressman to leave over 'repay' remark: Iraqi authorities asked for a US congressman to leave the country after he called for Baghdad to repay part of the money spent by Washington since the 2003 invasion, a spokesman said on Saturday.
Anti-government protest blocked in Iraq: An anti-government protest scheduled for Friday in Iraq’s capital was quashed after several participants reported being beaten with sticks and clubs to make way for a counter-demonstration.
Allawi lashes Iraqi PM, calls him "leader of bloodsuckers": - Iyad Allawi, chairman of the Iraqiya List - the second largest parliamentary bloc, lashed at Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki accusing him of hypocrisy and fabrication of charges against his (Al-Maliki's political rivals.
Iraq MPs 'come to blows' in sign of tensions: Two rival Iraqi lawmakers came to blows inside parliament on Sunday at a time of rising tension between Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's Shiite bloc and a rival Sunni-backed alliance.
Syrian soldier killed, four injured in clashes in Jisr Al-Shughour - TV: A Syrian soldier was killed and four others injured in clashes with armed groups in the troubled northern Jisr Al-Shughour town on Sunday, state-run TV reported.
Syria army storm town, 'mass grave' found: Syrian troops on Sunday fought violent battles with "armed gangs" in flashpoint Jisr al-Shughur town, state television said, as international outrage mounted at the regime's harsh crackdown on protesters. Syria's official media also reported that a mass grave was found in Jisr al-Shughur, allegedly containing the bodies of security agents killed by the gangs.
Syrian troops accused of firing on locals trying to flee Jisr al-Shughour: Survivors claim government forces shot escaping residents, ambulance men and soldiers who laid down their arms
Helicopter opens fire to disperse Syrian protesters: Video has been posted online that is purported to show a Syrian helicopter firing its machine gun above the town of Maarat al-Numaan.
Graham: Now is the time to take action in Syria: Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., on Sunday called for increased U.S. action in Syria, and said "now is the time to let [Syrian president Bashar] Assad know that all options are the table" - including the possible use of military force.
Clashes near Libyan capital kill 13: "Fierce fighting is taking place now. The [government] brigades have been receiving reinforcements, their number is increasing," Reuters quoted an opposition spokesman as saying on Sunday.
Rebels say six fighters killed in Libya's Misrata: - Six Libyan rebel fighters were killed on Sunday by a government artillery barrage near the rebel-held city of Misrata, an ambulance worker and a fighter told Reuters.
6 in 10 Americans Now Oppose Obama's War in Libya: : Six in 10 Americans don't think the U.S. should be involved in Libya, according to a new CBS News poll. It found that only 30 percent of Americans think we're doing the right thing by intervening militarily in that country
10,000 return to streets of Bahrain: Over 10,000 people rallied in the capital of Bahrain on Saturday to resume the campaign for basic civil rights in the US-allied kingdom.
Bahrain police tear gas unarmed protesters: Video purported to show Bahrain security forces firing tear gas at unarmed civilians has been posted online.
US arms sales to Bahrain surged in 2010: Annual report reveals $200mn authorised arms sales to Bahrain, shortly before harsh government crackdown.
War is a racket: U.S. to export $46.1 billion in weapons in 2011: - The United States plans to export $46.1 billion in weapons this year, nearly doubling its 2010 figures, officials said.
In case you missed it: War's necessary! US defense contractors 'raking in the dough' : America may be being dragged down by record debt and unemployment filtering throughout the economy - but there's one industry that's bucking the trend. It's a boom time for arms manufacturers right now, and they're branding themselves as saviours of the job market.
Egypt says Israeli spy arrested: State TV says suspect arrived after January 25 revolution, seeking to "incite chaos and sectarian strife".
Hamas rejects Fayyad as unity government head: Fatah's candidate accused by rival Palestinian faction of co-operating with Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip.
Iran urges world community to pressure Israel into joining Non-Proliferation Treaty: Tehran says Israel should subject its nuclear programs to international oversight and that the U.S. as Israel's main sponsor has the responsibility to halt its nuclear threat to the region.
Victims' law enacted in Colombia: It marks the first attempt to redress suffering caused by class-based conflict.
Mexico anti-drug convoy crosses border to accuse US: Mexican poet Javier Sicilia, who led the convoy, said the US bore a "grave responsibility" for failing to tackle the drugs crisis.
Senate report: The Latin American war on drugs has ‘largely failed’: A U.S. Senate subcommittee report this week called into question efforts to curb drug exports from Latin America, suggesting that billions in tax dollars had been wasted in no-bid contracts with no oversight on how the money was being spent or whether efforts were succeeding.
Greece pays a heavy price as eurozone strives to protect its reckless banks: Further austerity by the Athens government will only serve to hide the catastrophic consequences of irresponsible lending
Presidency not the only prize in White House race: – In the 2012 White House election, even the losers could end up winners, reaping book deals, TV contracts and other benefits from the unprecedented public attention of the race.
Police arrest 5 more activists for feeding homeless: The members of the group Food Not Bombs were ladling out corn on the cob, rice, beans and watermelon to about 35 people when they were handcuffed. About two dozen activists and homeless people booed and chanted "Food is a right, not a privilege" as they were loaded into a waiting police van.

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