Thursday, 29 September 2011

Three Hugely Ambitious Men
Yemen: A Restive Capital and a Burning Country

By Brian O'Neill

What you have is three hugely ambitious men, none of whom are averse to violence, using the honest aspirations of protestors as cover for their own goals. Continue

The War in Libya is a Fraud
Using Human Rights Organizations to Launch Wars

By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya

The U.S. has used NATO to continue the occupation of post-Second World War Europe. It will now use AFRICOM to occupy Africa and create an African NATO. Continue

"Right now there is a very serious threat to global peace: a new cycle of colonial wars, which started in Libya, with the sinister goal of refreshing the capitalist global system, within a structural crisis today, but without any limit to its consumer and destructive voracity," Moros said. Continue

America’s Foreign Policy Fiasco

By Patrick Seale

Now is as good a time as any to ask whether US policy hasn’t created more terrorists than the CIA has managed to kill? Continue

A Simple Way to Help Resurrect Hope In America

By Rand Clifford

Napoleon Bonaparte called history “A set of lies agreed upon.” Continue

Thinking about Revolution

By John Spritzler and Dave Stratman

John Adams wrote in 1815 that the American Revolution was not the revolutionary war. The war was only “an effect and consequence of the Revolution in the minds of the people, from 1760-1775.” This is the Revolution that we are here attempting to achieve: Continue

US Becomes a Center of Poverty-wage Manufacturing

By Andre Damon

With the full backing of the Obama administration, US and foreign-based corporations are exploiting levels of mass unemployment and poverty not seen since the Great Depression in order to transform the US into a cheap labor platform in direct competition with Mexico, China and other low-wage countries. Continue

"Rebellion Has Arrived In America"

By Mike Krieger

I will be the first to admit that I faded the whole idea of this “Occupy Wall Street” protest.  I had already seen several failed attempts at protest in NYC come and go and I just sadly assumed the spirit of that once great city had died forever.  I am extraordinarily happy to report that I was wrong. Continue

Occupy Wall Street:
New Pepper-spray Video Emerges

By Robert Mackey and Karen McVeigh

NYPD officer Anthony Bologna faces two investigations as video emerges of a second pepper-spray incident. Continue

Occupy Wall Street: Beyond Bologna

By Linh Dinh

Protest police brutality, media whoredom or governmental corruption all you want, but if you’re willing to overlook the fact that our money supply is controlled by an elite group of criminal bankers, nothing will change. Continue

The End of Poverty?

Must Watch - Documentary

Martin Sheen, narrates , a feature-length documentary which explains how today's financial crisis is a direct consequence of these unchallenged policies that have lasted centuries. Continue

Pakistan: Ten militants killed in northwest Orakzai tribal area: Official sources said that the militants staged an attack on security personnel engaged in a search operation in upper Orakzai. One soldier was killed while three others were injured in the clash, sources added.
More U.S. military action in Pakistan possible: Graham: Support is growing in the U.S. Congress for expanding American military action in Pakistan beyond drone strikes already used to target militants in Pakistani territory, a senior Republican U.S. senator says.
US 'threat' of military action unites Pakistan: U.S. accusations that Pakistan is supporting Afghan insurgents have triggered a nationalist backlash and whipped up media fears of an American invasion, drowning out any discussion over the army's long use of jihadi groups as deadly proxies in the region.
Pakistan warns against U.S. attack on militants: U.S. military action against insurgents in Pakistan would be unacceptable and the country's army would be capable of responding, intelligence chief Ahmed Shuja Pasha told a meeting of political leaders in Islamabad, according to media reports.
‘Stop the blame game’, Pakistan PM warns US: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says Washington is close to deciding whether the Haqqani network should be designated as a foreign terrorist group. The organisation is believed to have strong ties in Pakistan.
Adm. Mullen’s words on Pakistan come under scrutiny: Adm. Mike Mullen’s assertion last week that an anti-American insurgent group in Afghanistan is a “veritable arm” of Pakistan’s spy service was overstated and contributed to overheated reactions in Pakistan and misperceptions in Washington, according to American officials involved in U.S. policy in the region.
White House won't second Mullen on Pakistan: Carney said that Mullen's statement is "not language I would use." But he said the comment is "consistent with our position" and tried to dismiss questions about it as a "matter of semantics."
Aid agency withdrew Pakistan staff after CIA fake vaccination scheme: Save the Children, which was not linked to the scheme, flew workers out of the country after US warnings about their safety
Five Nato troops, three Afghans killed in Herat: Two Afghan policewomen and a civilian were killed by a mine on their way to work on Thursday, a day after another five Nato soldiers died in the 10-year war against the Taliban.
19 civilians killed in Nuristan operation: MPs: Afghan and foreign forces killed 19 civilians, including women and children, during an operation on Sept. 20 in eastern Nuristan province, a parliamentarian said on Wednesday.
Four killed in Yemen violence: Four people were killed Thursday in the Yemeni capital Sana'a and the southern city of Taiz in fresh fighting between troops loyal to President Ali Abdullah Saleh and his opponents, according to medical and media reports.
Three killed in Iraq suicide bombing: A suicide bombing in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk has killed at least three people and injured 65 others, security sources said Thursday.
US occupation force soldier killed in northern Iraq: The US army says an American soldier has been killed in northern Iraq, marking the first such death in the country in more than two months.
Iraq: Inside the World's Largest Embassy: The World's Biggest Embassy (104 acres, 22 buildings, thousands of staff members, a $116 million vehicle inventory), physically larger than the Vatican, was a sign of our commitment, at least our commitment to excess. "Along with the Great Wall of China," said the ambassador
Turkey continues air raids on PKK hideouts in Northern Iraq: The Turkish Army's fighter jets bombed Amidi and Matin regions in Iraq's Northern region for one hour last night, the agency says.
Iran offensive kills 180 Kurdish rebels: Guards: A deputy chief of Iran's Revolutionary Guards said on Thursday the force had killed more than 180 Kurdish rebels in a summer offensive along the northwestern border with Iraq, Fars news agency reported.
Turkey readies sanctions against Syria: "Turkey is reverting to the U.S. and European line on Syria," said foreign policy expert Semih Idiz. "The relationship with Syria has collapsed and it is heading for a freeze."
Libya: Mass killing and humanitarian disaster in NATO siege of Sirte: Refugees from the Libyan coastal city of Sirte report that thousands have died as a result of relentless NATO bombardment and shelling by the the Western-backed “rebels.”
NATO supported rebels retreat from Sirte: Equally fierce resistance from loyalists in the desert town of Bani Walid, Muammar Gaddafi's other remaining bastion of support, has stalled a final assault by National Transitional Council (NTC) fighters, said commanders, who called on NATO to increase its air support
US attacks kill several people in Somalia: Somali officials have confirmed U.S. aerial attacks on Thursday morning in an area between Kismayu and Dhoobley cities, according to Press TV.
Defected brigade says it has killed 80 members of Assad’s forces: A defected brigade called al-Harmoush claimed in a recorded public statement on Wednesday that it killed 80 people in the Syrian regime’s security forces and the Shabiha elements.
Thousands of troops desert from Syrian army: Scores of officers and thousands of soldiers have defected in recent weeks, according to one former lieutenant, amid a mounting death toll and reports of brutality against protesters by government forces.
Syria regime supporters pelt US ambassador with eggs, try to attack him during meeting: Angry supporters of President Bashar Assad’s regime hurled tomatoes and eggs at the U.S. ambassador to Syria on Thursday as he entered the office of a leading opposition figure and then tried to break into the building, trapping him inside for three hours.
Palestinians: Quartet peace plan contains 'encouraging elements': PLO secretary general Yasser Abed Rabbo says Palestinians eager to restart talks, but Israel has to first impose settlement freeze.
War criminal: Report: Tony Blair romantically linked to Ofra Strauss: Britain's Daily Mail reports former British prime minister closely associated with one of Israel's richest women. Ofra Strauss's spokesman denies affair rumors
Love or money? Affairs of Blair come under spotlight: Where did he get all that money? And why’s he so friendly with that divorcee in Tel Aviv?
In case you missed it: The Wonderful World of Tony Blair: Since resigning in June 2007, Tony Blair has financially enriched himself more than any previous ex-prime minister. Reporter Peter Oborne reveals some of the sources of his new-found wealth, much of which comes from the Middle East.
CIA: US Overestimated Soviet Missiles: The study of the Missile Gap period is especially relevant because it relates to today’s situation in Iraq, North Korea, and Iran, said historian and author Fred Kaplan and Timothy Naftali, director of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum and a former Harvard student.
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Fukushima Desolation Worst Since Nagasaki as Residents Flee: What’s emerging in Japan six months since the nuclear meltdown at the Tokyo Electric Power Co. plant is a radioactive zone bigger than that left by the 1945 atomic bombings at Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
UK: North Sea gas production falls 25%: Alarming slump could put pressure on coalition to approve controversial shale gas projects
Man accused of plotting drone attacks on Pentagon, Capitol: Federal prosecutors allege in court documents that Rezwan Ferdaus outlined an elaborate plan to undercover FBI agents posing as al-Qaeda operatives that involved the use of three drone aircraft carrying deadly payloads to attack and destroy the iconic federal government landmarks.
Prosecutors detail alleged terror plot:Martinez, 22, allegedly tried to detonate with a remote-controlled device the inert vehicle bomb, supplied by agents in a sting, after parking it outside the Armed Forces Career Center in Catonsville.
U.S. Embassy in Saudi Arabia Warns of Terror Plot: The U.S. Embassy in Saudi Arabia is warning American citizens that a terrorist group may be planning to kidnap Westerners in the Saudi capital of Riyadh.
6 charged in British terror plot: Police said Tuesday they had been given until midnight Sunday to charge the men, release them or apply for a further extension.
Citibank Collection Agents Implicated In Debtor’s Death: A businessman arrived at a Citibank office in Indonesia to pay his debts. Hours later, a family friend found him sprawled on the floor of a Citibank interrogation room with his nose bleeding, bruises on his head and abdomen, and foam in his mouth.
William Hague: Eurozone is a 'burning building with no exits': Delivering the starkest comments yet by a senior British minister, the foreign secretary claimed Germany would have to accept they are going to subsidise weaker members, such as Greece, for ‘the rest of their lifetimes’.
Argentine President Slams IMF Murderous “Idiocy and Stubborness”: “those directly responsible for Argentina’s 2001 failure, and today’s in Europe and the United States, are still trying to force the world to swallow the same medicine“ Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, President of Argentine
Soros: Europe is in a More Dangerous Situation than the U.S. in 2008: “It is a more dangerous situation…to the global financial system than the collapse of Lehman Brothers…” the 81-year old investor said. “Even if a catastrophe can be avoided, one thing is certain: the pressure to reduce deficits will push the euro zone into prolonged recession. This will have incalculable political consequences.”
Bernanke: Unemployment Poses ‘National Crisis’: . “We’ve had close to 10 percent unemployment now for a number of years and, of the people who are unemployed, about 45 percent have been unemployed for six months or more. This is unheard of.”
The Men We Trusted to Lead Us: Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke referred to the nation’s unemployment rate as a “national crisis,” to finally hear those words from the man George W. Bush and Barack Obama both appointed to lead us out of the great recession is a bracing reminder of how markedly the policies of both those presidents have failed:
Wall Street protesters in for the long haul: A standoff near Wall Street between protesters opposed to what they say is corporate greed and police may drag on into winter, with a march on police headquarters the likely next test of whether tensions escalate.

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