Monday, 29 August 2011

Welcome to Colonialism 2.0

By Rakesh Krishnan Simha

Ironically, it is when the West is weak that the emergent nations of Asia and Africa have reason to worry. Colonialism 2.0 isn't just a catchphrase; it is simple economics: Continue

NTC Admits That the Fall of Tripoli Video Was A Fake?


Did NATO and the NTC used fake video to manipulate public opinion about The fall of Tripoli? Continue

In Case You Missed It
Libyan Rebel Leader Spent Much of Past 20 Years in Langley Virginia

Must read/watch - By Chris Adams

Hifter lived in suburban Virginia outside Washington, D.C. Badr said he was unsure exactly what Hifter did to support himself. Continue

CIA’s Bay of Pigs Foreign Policy Laid Bare

By Carol Rosenberg

A once-secret CIA history detail how the American spy agency came to the rescue of and cut deals with authoritarian governments in Central America. Continue

The Decade's Biggest Scam

By Glenn Greenwald

So compelling is fear-based propaganda, so beholden are our government institutions to these private Security State factions, and so unaccountable is the power bestowed by these programs, that even a full decade after the only Terrorist attacks on U.S. soil, its growth continues more or less unabated. Continue

9/11: Ten Years Later
Americans Still Stupid and Vulnerable

By Ted Rall

In fairness to Condi Rice, Don Rumsfeld and Bush's other leading war criminals, everyone else went along with them. The media refused to question them. Democratic politicians, including Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, cast votes in favor of Bush's wars. Continue

The Election March of the Trolls

By Chris Hedges

We have begun the election march of the trolls. They have crawled out of the sewers of public relations firms, polling organizations, the commercial media, the two corporate political parties and elected office to fill the airwaves with inanities and absurdities until the final inanity—the 2012 presidential election. Continue

Madison Ave. Declares ‘Mass Affluence’ Over

By Sam Pizzigati

The top 10 percent of American households, now account for nearly half of all consumer spending, and a disproportionate share of that spending comes from the top 10’s upper reaches. Continue

Revolution is a Potluck

By Cindy Sheehan

Back in the days of the Great Depression in the 20s, 30s, and 40s, “community” wasn’t a concept, it was a reality—with longevity in residence, no TV box, and multi-generational homes—for better, or worse, we needed each other. Continue

What's Going On With The Economy?

By Mike Whitney

Monday's report on consumer spending is a perfect example of how the media distorts the news to create a cheery narrative of "economic recovery". Continue

Give Karl Marx a Chance to Save the World Economy

By George Magnus

Policy makers struggling to understand the barrage of financial panics, protests and other ills afflicting the world would do well to study the works of a long-dead economist: Karl Marx. Continue

First Federal Reserve Audit Reveals Trillions in Secret Bailouts

By Matthew Cardinale

The first-ever audit of the U.S. Federal Reserve has revealed 16 trillion dollars in secret bank bailouts and has raised more questions about the quasi-private agency’s opaque operations. Continue

Mosque suicide bomber kills 29 at end of deadly weekend in Iraq: A SUICIDE bomber who blew himself up inside Baghdad’s largest Sunni mosque yesterday killed 29 worshippers during prayers.
Turkey Says Up To 160 Kurd Rebels Killed In Iraq Strikes: The Turkish General Staff said on August 29 that more than 100 Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants were also wounded. The figures could not be confirmed.
Two policemen killed in Baghdad checkpoint attack: Two policemen were killed and another was wounded Monday by unidentified gunmen at a police checkpoint in eastern Baghdad, a local police source said, Xinhua reported.
Female Trafficking Soars in Iraq: Prostitution and sex trafficking are epidemic in Iraq, where the violence of military occupation and sectarian strife have smashed national institutions, impoverished the population and torn apart families and neighbourhoods. Over 100,000 civilians have been killed and an estimated 4.4 million Iraqis displaced since 2003
26 militants, 10 soldiers killed in Yemen: A new round of fierce fighting in southern Yemen killed 10 soldiers and 26 militants on Monday, the latest battle in a government campaign to retake territory from al-Qaeda-linked fighters.
Human rights group suspects revenge killings in Libya: Evidence is emerging of revenge killings committed by both rebels and the regime army, which could provoke continuing violence.
This is a bad time to be a black man in Libya: Channel 4 video report:
AU head: Libya rebels may be killing black workers: Libyan rebels may be indiscriminately killing black people because they have confused innocent migrant workers with mercenaries, the chairman of the African Union said Monday, citing the fears as one reason the continental body has not recognized opposition forces as the nation's interim government.
UN 'plan for post-Gaddafi Libya' leaked: Document appears to reveal plans for UN's role in post-conflict Libya, including deployment of military observers.
NATO’s dirty plan in Libya: It is the obvious success of traitors promoting NATO’s interests, selling Libya to foreign powers. Many traitor regimes have established themselves by serving enemies interest. This is another such case. We should not be among the first fools to extend recognition to the NATO surrogates. Another country falls to western imperialism.
Anger simmers among pro-Qaddafi Libyans in Tripoli: “You media don’t tell the truth, you’re all traitors, spies,” shouted a taxi driver, his face contorted in anger, not caring that nearby were armed and zealous rebels.
Unseen face of the Libyan conflict: Peel back the veneer of ‘objectivity’, and the media’s record on the Libyan conflict is laid bare.
What I Learned About Libya: Video
Gaddafi family are in Algeria, says foreign ministry: Muammar Gaddafi's wife Safia, his daughter Aisha and his sons Hannibal and Mohammed entered Algeria on Monday morning, Algeria's foreign ministry said.
Death of Gaddafi's son announced - again: Libyan rebels said one of Muammar Gaddafi's sons, Khamis, whose death has been announced several times since the conflict erupted, may have been killed a day ago in a clash with rebels.
The Lockerbie bomber I know: Two years ago Abdelbaset al-Megrahi was controversially released on the grounds he was about to die. But this shadowy figure has survived to become a pawn in the Libyan conflict. John Ashton, who has long believed in his innocence, describes the man behind the myth
Egypt seizes arms on Libyan border - TV: Egyptian border guards have seized a "large quantity" of weapons at the border with Libya, state television reported on Monday.
Israel says Gaza gets arms from Libya: Palestinians in Gaza have acquired anti-aircraft and anti-tank rockets from Libya during its six-month civil war, enlarging but not significantly improving their arsenal, Israeli officials said on Monday.
Gaza teen dies from injuries sustained in Israeli airstrikes: A teenager in Gaza died on Monday after being seriously injured in an Israeli airstrike on Beit Lahiya 10 days earlier, medics said.
Palestinian Authority condemns Tel Aviv terror attack: Palestinian Authority releases statement condemning 'all attacks against civilians,' including Tel Aviv attack and IDF strikes on Gaza.
6 killed in Syria raids on dissidents: Syrian security forces killed six people and wounded dozens on Monday in raids in the northwest and around the capital, as tanks rumbled into a village bordering Lebanon further south, rights groups said.
Russia disagrees with western resolution on Syria: The draft resolution of the UN Security Council on Syria submitted by the USA and the EU lacks objectivity, declared Russia’s permanent representative in the UN Vitaly Churkin in his interview for the Russia Today TV channel.
Manufacturing Consent For Attack On Syria: Calls in Syria for weapons, NATO intervention: Protesters in recent days have carried banners calling for a no-fly zone over Syria akin to the one that facilitated the Libyan revolt. “We want any [intervention] that stops the killing, whether Arab or foreign,” said one banner held by protesters in the beleaguered town of Homs.
Syria would be a quagmire for NATO, Iran says : - Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi has said that NATO will get bogged down in a quagmire if it launches a military campaign against Syria.
Iran starts manufacturing enriched uranium: Iran has organized the manufacture of uranium enriched to 20% and is not planning to buy it abroad any more, Vice-President, head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Fereydoun Abbasi-Davani said that Iran will not enrich uranium over 20%, which would enable it to make nuclear weapons.
The Iran sanctions fallacy: International sanctions have exacerbated the pain of the middle class struggling with high levels of unemployment.
Three NATO occupation force soldiers killed in Afghanistan: The first soldier was killed in an insurgent attack, the second was killed by a roadside bomb and the third during an unspecified military operation, all Sunday, the Voice of America reported.
War criminal: Cheney: Bush authorized leak on Iraq: Dick Cheney writes in his forthcoming book, that he was surprised to learn that President George W. Bush had personally authorized a leak about Iraq strategy to a Washington Post columnist — a disclosure that the former vice president believed could be "a real disservice" to U.S. troops.
War criminal: Powell: Cheney's Book Is Full of 'Cheap Shots': A visibly angry Colin Powell used an appearance on CBS's "Face the Nation" on Sunday to blast former Vice President Dick Cheney for using "cheap shots" and "barbs" to drive up sales of his new memoir
Ranger's widow expelled from Rumsfeld book signing: Two people were removed from a Donald Rumsfeld book signing Friday at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, including the Yelm widow of an Army Ranger who blames the military for her husband’s suicide.
IMF downgrades US economic forecast: If fear from the Fed that the economy was crumbling wasn’t enough to raise a scare on Wall Street last week, now the IMF is also saying that the outlook on America isn’t what it should be.
A Tip for Joe the Machinist: Watch Your Back: The Booz analysts want America's Joe the machinists to swallow ever lower paychecks to help their U.S. corporate employers "keep up with intense competition" from elsewhere in the world. Yet they demand no similar sacrifice from U.S. corporate executives.
Children's School Lunch Price Rises, Sparking Fears Over Health: Children will have to pay up to 17 per cent more for their school dinners this year compared to last year, a survey has found.
Copper Thieves Leave I-95 In Palm Beach Co. In The Dark: More than 175,000 feet of copper wiring needed for the overhead lighting has been stolen from 18 sites in the last four to six months. Last week, West Palm Beach police last week urged motorists to call them or the Florida Highway Patrol if they see vehicle stopped near light poles.
Youth Employment Rate Hits Record Low for July: “The combined impacts of the Great Recession and increases in the minimum wage in states and at the federal level have locked thousands out of the labor market,” he said.
Police Let Flash Mob Loot 7-11 Video - A 7-11 in Montgomery County, Maryland was hit by a flash mob on August 13, 2011.

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