Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Palestinian People Power

By Alan Hart

Marching to the borders of pre-1967 Israel is what the Palestinians should now do, and not only the Palestinians of the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip prison camp. They should be joined by Palestinian refugees from Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Egypt. Continue

Losing the Plot:
The Afghan War after bin Laden

By Jim Naureckas

“Superpowers fall because their economies crumble, not because they’re beaten on the battlefield,” and that they “are so allergic to losing that they’ll bankrupt themselves trying to conquer a mass of rocks and sand.” Continue

The US Must End its Illegal War in Libya Now

By Dennis Kucinich

President Obama has ripped up the US constitution for Nato's ill-considered Libyan adventure. Congress must restore sense. Continue

Outrage as Germany 'Sells' 200 Tanks to Saudi Regime


Heavy weapons could be used to crush anti-regime protests in the region. Continue

Obama's Gulag - Detention Without Trial
Terror "Suspect" Secretly Held And Interrogated By US

By Al-Jazeera

Man appears in New York court after being held and interrogated on US navy ship for two months without being advised of his rights. Continue

TSA Abuses and Failures

By Ron Paul

The press reports are horrifying: 95 year-old women humiliated; children molested; disabled people abused; If the perpetrators were a gang of criminals, their headquarters would be raided by SWAT teams and armed federal agents. Continue

The Financial Markets Best Kept Secret
You Want A Triple AAA, Just Give Me Some More Money


Ratigan, Eliot Spitzer and comedian Sherrod Small play a game of credit rating theater. There is extreme truth in this little bit of comedic fiction, including the fact that absolutely nothing has changed. Pass this one to a friend. This clip is phenomenal. Continue

People are Awakening
The Revolution Has Begun

Must Watch Video

"Today we have left behind our own symbols, our particular concerns because we want to demonstrate that what links us together is indignation against government abuses, against big corporations and financial entities" - "We demand a democracy that shows zero tolerance against corruption". Continue

Afghanistan: 78 Killed in Taliban raid in Nuristan: Provincial Governor Jamaludin Badar told the BBC that 33 border police had been killed in two days of clashes. He said 40 insurgents and five civilians had also died after more than 150 heavily armed insurgents attacked from bases in Chitral in Pakistan.
4 Afghan civilians killed by British occupation forces: The UK defence department verified a report in Britain's Guardian newspaper on Wednesday, which revealed that four civilians were killed when a Reaper drone being controlled from a US Air force base in Nevada attacked a truck carrying a "known commander".
US Attack Kills 4 people in Pakistan: : Four "suspected" militants were killed and five others injured when a US drone struck a house in northwest Pakistan, officials said on Wednesday.
Yemen: 40 militants killed in clashes: At least 40 militants linked to al-Qaida have been killed in two days of airstrikes and clashes with government forces, Yemen’s state news agency said Tuesday.
Yemen troops kill seven ultras‚ arrest two: Yemeni security forces clashed with Islamist fighters near a southern town overrun by militants, leaving seven Islamists and a soldier dead, officials said.
Pirate Attack Leaves Million-Barrel Oil Tanker on Fire Off Yemen’s Coast: A tanker carrying about 1 million barrels of fuel oil is on fire off the Yemeni coast after pirates used a rocket-propelled grenade to attack the ship in a maritime corridor handling about 20 percent of world trade.
Mauritanian army kills 20 in "Al-Qaeda" attack: military: Mauritanian soldiers killed 20 north African Al-Qaeda members in a counter-strike Tuesday after they launched an attack on an army base in a region becoming a flashpoint of extremist violence, military sources said.
Libya war boosting Al Qaeda: “Al-Qaeda Islamists have looted arsenals in the rebel zone to equip themselves with arms, including surface-to-air missiles, which were then smuggled to their strongholds in the desert.”
Libya: Rising Misrata rebel casualties : Video: Hospital sources in the rebel-held Libyan city of Misrata report rising numbers of dead and wounded after heavy shelling of rebel positions. Paul Chapman reports.
NATO supports Libyan "rebels" assault on Tripoli gateway: Libyan rebels backed by NATO air power on Wednesday launched a promised assault on a key gateway to Tripoli, attacking positions just 50 kilometers (30 miles) from the capital.
NATO Gun running with the Libyan rebels: We hear NATO ships on the radio asking Libyan boats to identify themselves. There may be an international arms embargo, but NATO appears to be giving the rebel gun-running boats safe passage from Benghazi to Misrata.
NATO should be impartial in Libya - Russian envoy: "NATO has long gone beyond what was expected and ordered by the 1973 resolution on Libya," Rogozin said on state TV. "Now, common sense dictates that NATO must stop it actions and, on top of this, not get involved in this civil war on the side of one of the parties."
Money more important than human life? Senate postpones Libya vote amid budget dispute: GOP senators had stood on the Senate floor and signaled they would oppose any effort to move ahead on the Libya measure, arguing that dealing with the debt was far more important than working on a resolution with no practical impact.
Libya to charge 21 rebel leaders in special court: Libyan prosecutors plan to charge rebel leaders with national security crimes, seeking to convict as traitors those leading the armed uprising against Moammar Gadhafi that has plunged the country into civil war, officials said Wednesday.
Malema labels US 'a blood thirsty imperialist': African National Congress Youth League president Julius Malema has labelled the United States (US) as a blood thirsty imperialist. He has further called the war in Libya - "sponsored violence" courtesy of France and Britain. Malema was addressing hundreds of protesting National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) members outside the US embassy in Pretoria.
Hama defies Syrian army; 11 killed: Security forces killed at least 11 people in Hama Tuesday while residents mobilised to keep Syria's army out, activists said as the United States urged the regime to withdraw from the flashpoint city.
100 Iraqi lawmakers demand departure of U.S. troops: "The legislatures have signed 100 signatures, calling on the government to demand the departure of the U.S. occupation forces, in compliance with the security agreement signed between Baghdad and Washington,"
Half Of World’s Refugees Are Running From U.S. Wars: Nearly one half of the world’s refugees are from Afghanistan and Iraq, 3.05 million and 1.68 million, respectively. But neither the United States nor much of the developed world bears the burden of the 10.55 million refugees. Instead, Pakistan, Iran, and Syria serve as the top host countries.
L.A. City Council calls for U.S. to end Afghanistan, Iraq wars: Janice The Los Angeles City Council called Tuesday for the federal government to end its wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, saying money for those foreign wars should be invested instead in cities and other domestic needs.
UN slams Israel over Nakba violence: The United Nations has criticized Israel for killing several Palestinian demonstrators on Nakba Day, saying the Israeli army has used excessive force against unarmed protesters.
Israel deports five ahead of anticipated influx of pro-Palestinian activists: 600-1,200 activists were expected to attempt entry to Israel as counterpart to the Gaza flotilla.
Lone flotilla boat heads to Gaza: A lone French yacht was on Wednesday headed for Gaza after sneaking out of Greek waters in defiance of a ban on the departure of aid ships aiming to run Israel's blockade on the coastal strip.
Video from activists on board Canadian flotilla ship : Maybe the Greek government should stop spending there money on assisting Israeli apartheid and concentrate on their own crumbling international image.
Barf Alert: : Israeli propaganda: Harvard professor assails 'kill-the-Jews flotilla': Harvard University Professor Ruth Wisse has sharply condemned ongoing attempts by international activists to set sail for Gaza on what she called a “kill-the-Jews flotilla.”
In case you missed it: Israeli document: Gaza blockade isn't about security: McClatchy obtained an Israeli government document that describes the blockade not as a security measure but as "economic warfare" against the Islamist group Hamas, which rules the Palestinian territory.
UN: Only Green Technology Can Avert 'Planetary Catastrophe': - Humanity is near to breaching the sustainability of Earth, and needs a technological revolution greater and faster than the industrial revolution to avoid "a major planetary catastrophe," warns a new United Nations report.
She's Alive... Beautiful... Finite... Hurting... Worth Dying for: This is a non-commercial attempt to highlight the fact that world leaders, irresponsible corporates and mindless 'consumers' are combining to destroy life on earth.
In a world gone crazy : Somali's secret detention legal: White House: The White House Wednesday defended the treatment of an alleged leader of Somalia's Shebab Islamist insurgency who was interrogated for two months on a US warship, saying his detention was lawful.
Stranger than fiction: US warning of airline plot to implant bombs in people: Passengers flying to the United States could now face even tougher screening measures, a spokesman for the Transportation Security Administration, Nicholas Kimball, told the Los Angeles Times.
Analysis: Portugal poisoned by Greece in cut to junk status: A downgrade of Portugal's credit rating to junk status underlines how the Greek crisis is poisoning other weak countries in the euro zone, regardless of their own efforts to shrink their debt and return to growth.
Westaway Expects Greece Headed for a `Backdoor' Default: Peter Westaway, chief European economist at Nomura International Plc, talks about the debt rollover plan for Greece and the potential for a default. He speaks with Owen Thomas on Bloomberg Television's
Teen Faces Possible Jail Time For Sex Doll Prank: When 18-year-old Tyell Morton put a blow-up sex doll in a bathroom stall on the last day of school, he didn't expect school officials to call a bomb squad or that he'd be facing up to eight years in prison and a possible felony record.

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