Saturday, 6 August 2011

Humanity At A Crossroads
Libya and Universal Human Rights

By Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey

Any Nation which does NOT bring a case against NATO is a snivelling coward and as such deserves the utter derision of the international community; Continue

WikiLeaks Cables Show
US Strategy for Regime Change in Syria

By Kevin Gosztola

The rebels the US has supported (and possibly armed) are now dealing with “tribal hostilities” within their ranks, meaning they are now assassinating and killing one another. Continue

The Credit Crisis Rages On
Why the Dow fell 512 points on Thursday

By Mike Whitney

What does it all mean? Continue

A New Historic Low
S&P Downgrades U.S. Credit Rating for First Time

By Zachary A. Goldfarb

Lowering the nation’s rating one-notch below AAA, the credit rating company said “political brinkmanship” in the debate over the debt had made the U.S. government’s ability to manage its finances “less stable, less effective and less predictable.” Continue

America In Decline

By Noam Chomsky

What remains of political democracy has been undermined further as both parties have turned to auctioning congressional leadership positions. Continue

Bailouts Serve the Creditors: Enslave the Debtors

By John Perkins

It is about destroying democracy, emasculating government-by-the people, and replacing it with government-by-the corporatocracy. Continue

The Day the Middle Class Died

By Michael Moore

From time to time, someone under 30 will ask me, "When did this all begin, America's downward slide?" They say they've heard of a time when working people could raise a family and send the kids to college on just one parent's income. Continue

Blackmail in Washington

By Serge Halimi

What are the real reasons for the recent increase in the US public debt? Continue

War On Error:
How Israel Has Almost Bankrupted America.

By Paul J. Balles

Error is not a typo. Israel’s terror has been America’s error: Continue

Making an Enemy of Iran

By Patrick Seale

Why has Netanyahu chosen to portray Iran’s nuclear programme as the gravest threat to the survival of the Jewish people since Hitler? Continued

Palestinians Will Soon Come Full Circle

By Sam Bahour

Years have been wasted making concessions to their colonisers. Palestinians were right to call for a secular state at the outset. Continue

Bin Laden’s Death
Pakistan TV Report Contradicts US Claim

By Paul Craig Roberts

It seems clear that under intense pressure and serious threats from the US government, the Pakistani government fell in line with the US government’s claim that a commando raid had killed bin Laden. Continue

What Gives Me Hope

By: Robert Meeropol

The odds seem long and the road looks steep, but Tim DeChristopher, and others like him, give me hope. And I know whose side I’m on. Continue

Everybody Knows

By Leonard Cohen

Everybody knows the deal is rotten
 Old black Joe's still pickin cotton
 For your ribbons and bows
 And everybody knows
Video and Lyrics : Continue

Colombia: Pillage, Promise and Peace

By James Petras

Colombia stands at the crossroads: it can follow in the footsteps of its predecessor, narco-President Alvaro Uribe and remain a military dependency, a lone outpost of the US Empire in South America. Continue

The Terrible Truth About Facebook

By The Video Patriot

Think you have any privacy when it comes to a social networking site? Continue

The Shot that Killed JFK

By Jacob G. Hornberger

Why was the president’s body in the hands of the military in a nation that is supposedly run by civilians. Continue

31 Occupation Force Soldiers Among 46 Killed In Afghanistan: : Taliban say they downed helicopter in the deadliest single combat incident of the decade-long war.
NATO Kills Eight Afghan Civilians In Air Attack: Afghan civilians may have been caught up in a NATO air strike against suspected Taliban insurgents, a foreign military spokesman said Saturday, amid claims up to eight civilians died.
Four Afghans Killed in Anti-NATO Demonstration: At least four Afghans including a policeman were killed when police fired on an angry crowd in Afghanistan's volatile south Friday, police said, after protesters claimed NATO forces had killed a number of civilians overnight.
Killing civilians to protect them? NATO bombing raises ire: NATO's mission to protect civilian lives in Libya has been called into question after it admitted carrying out an air strike in a coastal town in which a mother and two children were killed.
Qatari plane supplies ammunition to Libya rebels: - A Qatari plane made a quick stop in the rebel-held Libyan city of Misrata on Saturday to offload ammunition destined for rebel fighters, sources with knowledge of the flight said.
Libyan Government Distances Itself from Seif's Comment's About Alliance With Radical Islamists: Libyan leader Muammar Al Qathafi's son's comments in an interview to the USA daily newspaper, The New York Times, in which he vowed to strike an alliance with a faction of radical Islamists among the rebels, did not appear to go down too well with the Libyan government. It has distanced itself from Seif al-Islam's views.
Viva Libya! Chavez sends letter to Libya's Gaddafi wishing him victory: "I give you a strong hug, Muammar, with an endless sentiment of brotherly affection. Long live Libyan people! Long live to you my brother-in-arms! Libya will live and will win," Chavez read out his letter to Gaddafi on air of Venezuela's national television VTV.
Putin offers medical aid to Chavez: Vladimir Putin has offered aid from Russian doctors to Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez for his further recovery.
Syrian leader Assad is his worst own enemy, experts agree: Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad seems to be holding on to power at the cost of more than a thousand lives.
Syria reverts to ’90s, Iran abandons Turkey in terror struggle: Turkey has been mostly left without support from the international community in its anti-terrorism efforts against a violent separatist campaign being waged by the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in the Southeast, a situation not unlike that of the 1990s.
Iranian Official warned Turkey on Syria: An article, titled "Iran's Serious Stance in the Face of Syrian Events" and said to reflect Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps thinking, has warned that Syria would remain a strategic asset of Iran.
PJAK leader offers to lay down arms: Following Iran's operations against the Party for Free Life of Kurdistan, the group says it will lay down arms if Tehran grants it the right to political activity.
'NATO planning military attack on Iran': "The noose around Iran is tightening. Military planning against Iran is underway. And we are certainly concerned about an escalation of a large-scale war in this huge region," Rogozin added.
Somali mother sends children back to famine as camps overflow: When Somali mother Eblah Sheikh Aden gathered her seven children and set off walking for Ethiopia to find food, she never imagined she would end up sending some of her brood back into the heart of famine.
UK Torture inquiry 'pointless' as key groups plan boycott: Human rights groups and lawyers representing some of the detainees warned they do not plan to take part because it lacks “credibility or transparency”.
Average US income drops $3,500 from 2008: The average income was $54,283, a drop of more than $3,500, or 6 percent, from 2008. That put the average income at its lowest level since 1997.

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