Friday, 2 September 2011

Root of Syrian Unrest: Politics or Religion?


On the streets there seems to be no real evidence of anti-government sentiment. Continue

Dogs of War

By Uri Avnery

Their task is to protect the settlements and attack Palestinians. They are settler-dogs, or, rather, dog-settlers. Continue


Video Documentary

What is anti-Semitism today? Does it remain a dangerous and immediate threat? Or is it a scare tactic used by right-wing Zionists to discredit their critics? Continue

Libyan Rebel Military Chief Says He Was Tortured By CIA

By Patrick Cockburn

Abdulhakim Belhaj's allegations suggest a close relationship between the US and Gaddafi's regime. Continue

Meet Professor Juan Cole, Consultant to the CIA

By John Walsh

Cole claims to be a man of the left and he appears with painful frequency on Amy Goodman’s Democracy Now as the reigning “expert” on the war on Libya.  Continue

Facts and Myths in the WikiLeaks/Guardian saga

By Glenn Greenwald

Many of those condemning WikiLeaks for the potential, prospective, unintentional harm to innocents caused by this leak will have nothing to say about these actual, deliberate acts of wanton slaughter by the U.S.  Continue

Is the US Government Spying on Americans?

By Robert Kennedy

Two American senators raised the alarm in May, suggesting that the invasion of law-abiding Americans’ privacy was being carried out clandestinely - and that people would be shocked if they knew the extent. Continue

Frank Gaffney Thinks
‘We Need A New House Anti-American Committee’ For Islam

By Ali Gharib

The new “House Anti-American Activities Committee would look into American-Muslims, who Gaffney thinks are criminally “seditious” for observing their faith, and their witting and unwitting allies: Continue

Say "No" to Euro-TARP

By Mike Whitney

If the German parliament fails to block Merkel on September 23, then- insolvent banks will be bailed out and the costs will be passed on to eurozone taxpayers. Continue

US to Sue Banks Over Mortgages: Report

By Justin Sullivan

The lawsuits are set to be filed against Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank and others. Continue

Hooked on Debt

By Martine Bulard

China’s leaders, even in their wildest nationalist dreams, could not have imagined a more spectacular reversal of history than that the US should be chastened and no longer top of the (capitalist) class, appealing to China to bail it out and boost world growth. Continue

The Counterfeit Culture
Why Collapse is Inevitable

By Mike Adams

Through a devolving web of greed, self-serving power and a departure from fundamental ethics, Western culture has, over the last hundred years, become the counterfeit culture. Continue

You Only Believe the Official 9/11 Story Because
You Don't Know the Official 9/11 Story
By Jesse Richard

I have not met a single individual who, after doing research on the subject then, switched from questioning the official narrative of the events of 9/11/2001 to believing the official narrative of those events..  It is always the other way around. Why do you think that is? Continue

11 dead in Friday Syria protests: - Fighting in the streets and in front of hospitals left 11 people dead during Friday's protests in Syria,"activists said".
France welcomes EU embargo on Syrian oil exports: France on Friday said it welcomed a European Union decision to slap an embargo on Syrian oil exports and vowed to continue to apply increased pressure on the Damascus regime to get a halt to violence in Syria.
France to develop ties with Syrian opposition: The foreign minister says France will develop its contacts with Syria’s opposition, in a new effort to pressure President Bashar Assad’s regime over a bloody crackdown on protesters.
Clinton presses for sanctions on Syria and al-Assad: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday urged European and other countries to impose more sanctions on Syria and President Bashar al-Assad, saying more pressure was needed to force him to step down.
Russia, China Oppose Outside Interference in Syria's Affairs: Russia and China oppose outside intervention in Syria's internal issues and call for stopping violence acts in that country, the Russian Foreign Ministry's statement quoted by the Russian news agency RIA Novosti said Friday.
Manufacturing Consent For Attack On Iran: UN 'growing concern' over Iran nuclear weapons plan: The UN nuclear watchdog says it is "increasingly concerned" that Iran is secretly working on components for a nuclear weapons programme.
Now we know why the US, Australia 'schemed against the last IAEA chief': THE US and Australia schemed unsuccessfully in 2005 to block Mohamed ElBaradei's election to a third term as head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), a newly leaked US diplomatic cable shows.
Sarkozy Warns Iran of Potential Pre-Emptive Attack: French President Nicolas Sarkozy warned on Wednesday that Iran's attempts to build long-range missiles and nuclear weapons could lead unnamed countries to launch what he called a pre-emptive attack. "Its military nuclear and ballistic ambitions constitute a growing threat that may lead to a preventive attack against Iranian sites that would provoke a major crisis that France wants to avoid at all costs," he said.
China curbs Iran energy work: China has put the brakes on oil and gas investments in Iran, drawing ire from Tehran over a pullback that officials and executives said reflected Beijing's efforts to appease Washington and avoid U.S. sanctions on its big energy firms.
Fact or fiction? Iran Moves to Shelter Its Nuclear Fuel Program: Iran is moving its most critical nuclear fuel production to a heavily defended underground military facility outside the holy city of Qum, where it is less vulnerable to attack from the air and, the Iranians hope, the kind of cyberattack that crippled its nuclear program, according to intelligence officials.
9 killed in Pakistan: -- Gunmen yesterday killed seven Shiites in an attack on a minibus in northwestern Pakistan, and a suicide-bomb attack on a police station killed two other people.
More Afghan soldiers deserting the army: Between January and June, 24,590 soldiers walked off the job, compared with 11,423 who left in the same period last year, according to NATO statistics.
The All-Time 10 Worst Military Contracting Boondoggles : Welfare for warlords: The world's most expensive road: Rent-a-ripoff: The Kabul bank bust: and more
MI5 former chief decries 'war on terror': Lady Eliza Manningham-Buller uses BBC lecture to criticise 'unhelpful' term, attack Iraq invasion and suggest al-Qaida talks
Human Rights Watch: Turkey, Iran Killing Civilian Kurds: The rights organization says when its representatives visited the area in August, Iraqi residents and officials said most attacks are occurring in "purely civilian" areas that are not being used by armed groups.
TNC-NATO siege of Sirte is a war crime.: NATO and the Transitional National Council in Libya have reportedly given the people of Sirte ten days to surrender or face a full military onslaught. This is not a cease-fire. While they await their fate, they will still be subject to artillery fire and NATO bombing, and food, water and electricity have already been cut off.
Libyan Rebels Detain Black Africans: Rebel forces and armed civilians are rounding up thousands of black Libyans and migrants from sub-Sahara Africa, accusing them of fighting for ousted strongman Moammar Gadhafi and holding them in makeshift jails across the capital.
Analysis: Libya's new leaders divided, untested: – Libya's new rulers have been united by little more than wanting to get rid of Muammar Gaddafi and so, as they met world leaders on Thursday following his sudden downfall, the spotlight is now falling on their own divisions.
The Untold Story in Libya: How the West Cooked Up the “People’s Uprising”: The media, as is so often the case, has botched its job. Thus virtually all of its resources over the past six months have gone into providing us with an entertainment, a horse race, a battle, with almost no insight into the deeper situation..
The race is on for Libya's oil, with Britain and France both staking a claim: Rebel leaders had already made clear that countries active in supporting their insurrection – notably Britain and France – should expect to be treated favourably once the dust of war had settled.
Libya warned smugglers are looting Gaddafi's guns: West fears heatseeking surface-to-air missiles will fall into terrorists' hands
Israel’s Gaza flotilla response ‘excessive’: UN report : “Israel’s decision to board the vessels with such substantial force at a great distance from the blockade zone and with no final warning immediately prior to the boarding was excessive and unreasonable,” said the report.
Turkey expels Israel envoy after Gaza flotilla report, freezes military ties: Turkish FM says Anakra disagrees with Palmer Commission report's support of Israel's blockade of Gaza, intends to aid Turkish families of Gaza flotilla raid to file suit against Israel.
Turkey President: Expulsion of Israeli envoy is just the first step: The expulsion of Israel's ambassador over an Israel Defense Forces raid of a Turkish aid flotilla is just one step in many possible measures taken against Israel if it persists in its refusal to apologize for the incident, Turkish President Abduallah Gul said on Friday.
Armed settlers attack West Bank village: Armed Israeli settlers attacked Jalud village south of Nablus on Friday demanding that villagers leave their homes, a Palestinian official said.
US Kills 30 People In Yemen: Thirty "suspected al-Qaeda militants" were killed Thursday in US airstrikes in southern Yemen, broadcaster Al-Arabiya reported quoting Yemeni military officials.
CIA shifts focus to killing targets: Behind a nondescript door at CIA headquarters, the agency has assembled a new counterterrorism unit whose job is to find al-Qaeda targets in Yemen.
CIA or CKA – Central Killing Agency?: The Washington Post published a long article outlining new profile of the Central Intelligence Agency. By analyzing numerous examples from all parts of the world, the paper concludes that instead of collecting intelligence data, now the CIA is mostly engaged in finding and killing suspects without trial.
WikiLeaks: Iraqi Children in U.S. Raid Handcuffed, Shot In Head, U.N. Says: A U.S. diplomatic cable made public by WikiLeaks provides evidence that U.S. troops executed at least 10 Iraqi civilians, including a woman in her 70s and a 5-month-old infant, then called in an airstrike to destroy the evidence, during a controversial 2006 incident in the central Iraqi town of Ishaqi.
NYT on WikiLeaks: Move Along, No Atrocity to See Here: Today's Times includes a story about the WikiLeaks Iraq cable, under the somewhat strange headline "Cable Implicates Americans in Deaths of Iraqi Civilians." Still very little in the rest of the press-- nothing on television, according to a search of the Nexis database).
Wikileaks hacked and uncensored documents released: Video report: In an attempt to discredit Wikileaks, the Wikileaks website was hacked and uncensored version of leaked documents were released
Cable: UN peacekeepers traded food for sex: - United Nations peacekeepers in Ivory Coast enticed underage girls in a poor part of the West African nation to exchange sex for food, according to a United States Embassy cable released by WikiLeaks.
Little U.S. coverage of famine in Horn of Africa, report says: In the Horn of Africa, 12 million people are facing a hunger crisis and nearly a half million children are at risk of dying from malnutrition and disease, but the crisis has attracted less than 0.2 percent of U.S. news coverage so far in 2011, according to a Pew Research Center report.
Mexican gangs threaten school teachers: In the city of Acapulco, at least four teachers have turned up missing for refusing to pay gangs half of their salaries.
Drugged Out America: De-criminalizing (i.e., regulating) currently illegal drugs would save Americans approximately $41 billion a year in federal and state government expenditures relating to drug enforcement.
New evidence of a massive oil slick near Deepwater Horizon site: BP had firmly denied that the well is continuing to leak.
US issues worldwide 9/11 travel alert to Americans: The department said it had not identified any "specific threats" about possible attacks but that Al-Qaeda and its affiliates had "demonstrated the intent and capability to carry out attacks" against the US and US interests.
5 Unexpected Places You Can Be Tracked With Facial Recognition Technology: Facial recognition technology has become more advanced, and it's increasingly popping up in two realms: law enforcement and commerce.
When debt levels turn cancerous: Now we know where the tipping point lies. Debt becomes poisonous once it reaches 80pc to 100pc of GDP for governments, 90pc of GDP for companies, and 85pc of GDP for households. From then on, extra debt chokes growth.
We Are in 'Worse Situation' Than in 2008: Roubini: The world’s developed economies are trapped at the “stall speed” of low growth and need to have greater fiscal stimulus and less austerity to kick-start growth, leading economist Nouriel Roubini told CNBC Friday.
Sharp slowdown in world manufacturing: A new batch of economic data released Thursday reaffirms that the world economy is slowing disastrously. Manufacturing activity in Europe shrank for the first time in two years in August, while Canada announced that its economy contracted in the second quarter.
US adds zero jobs in rough August: The stuttering US economy added no jobs in August amid recession fears and political turmoil over the government's finances, bleak official data showed Friday.
The REAL Unemployment Rate Is 22%:
Humor: Labor Day Officially Moved to China: First U.S. Holiday to be Outsourced
Amazon offers Calif. 7,000 jobs if it drops tax: Inc has proposed a hiring spree of 7,000 jobs in California if state leaders put a recently enacted online sales tax on hold for two years.
25 Corporations Paid More To Their CEO Last Year Than They Paid In Taxes: As Americans across the country grappled with the widespread effects of the Great Recession, tax dodging by corporations and the wealthy cost the average U.S. taxpayer $434, even as corporate profits soared 81 percent.

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