Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Alexander’s Curse
Why Blame Pakistan?

By Iftekhar A Khan

If you refused to learn from history and marched into the Afghanistan trap, ignoring what Alexander the Great had cautioned against, we’re hardly to blame for it. Continue

The Anti-Empire Report
Making Americans Aware Of Their Own History

By William Blum

Is history getting too close for comfort for the fragile little American heart and mind? Their schools and their favorite media have done an excellent job of keeping them ignorant of what their favorite country has done to the rest of the world. Continue

Israel’s Window to Bomb Iran

By Ray McGovern

The key factor in any Israeli decision to send its aircraft and missiles to Iran is the degree to which Netanyahu and other hard-line Likud leaders believe that President Obama is locked into giving blanket support to Israel — particularly as Election 2012 draws near. Continue

Netanyahu: Master of Deception

By Samuel Dowell

The Palestine Liberation Organization recognized the State of Israel as part of the Oslo Accords in 1993. Recognition of a Jewish State is a new demand. Continue

Obama Backs Occupation of Palestine

By Sheldon Richman

The Obama administration’s hypocritical vow to block full UN membership for Palestine shames America. Only a hypocrite could proclaim support for the Arab Spring while opposing this step toward realizing the Palestinian aspiration to be free from the 44-year-old Israeli occupation. Continue

US Murder of Awlaki
Obama Impeachment a Possibility, says Ron Paul


Paul called the killing a movement toward “tyranny.” Continue

It Could Be You
Jose Padilla, Tortured and Denied Justice

By Andy Worthington

The case of US citizen Jose Padilla has demonstrated, to those willing to pay attention, that something has gone horribly wrong in the United States of America. Continue

Nearly 12,000 Prisoners Join California Hunger Strike To End Torture Conditions

By Jeffrey Kaye

California prisons are a stinking mess, a scandal of gigantic proportions. Continue

From The Archives
Torture Inc. Americas Brutal Prisons

Must Watch Video Report

Savaged by dogs, Electrocuted With Cattle Prods, Burned By Toxic Chemicals, Does such barbaric abuse inside U.S. jails explain the horrors that were committed in Iraq? Continue

Act Now To Help Save This Child
12-year-Old To Be Jailed For Life?

By Change.org

Cristian Fernandez is only 12 years old. And if Florida prosecutor Angela Corey has her way, he'll never leave jail again. Continue

A New American Revolution
Class Warfare Accelerating, Democracy Losing Grip

By Paul B. Farrell

Warning: Inequalities are at the heart of all revolutions. Today, inequities are at 1929 levels. Continue

Exclusive "Occupy Wall Street" Unaired Fox Footage


Jesse LaGreca from Occupy Wall Street talks to Fox News...this clip never made it to air. The reason should be obvious pretty quickly.

Occupation: Coming to a City Near You?

By Mary Bottari

Find a Big Bank Protest Near You - Everyone who cares about creating an economy that works for working people should get on board.  Continue

Somalia: More than 70 killed in Somali truck bombing: govt: "Al-Shabab have claimed responsibility for a suicide attack at a busy junction outside of the ministry of education, which resulted in the death of more than 70 people and 150 injured, most of them were young students," President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed said in the statement, condemning the attack.
Raw Video: Truck Bomb Explosion in Somalia:
13 killed in attack on Shia Muslims in Pakistan: In yet another attack targeting Shia Muslims in Pakistan, militants belonging to outlawed Lashkar-e-Jhangvi group today stormed a bus carrying members from the minority community, gunning down at least 13 of them and injuring seven more in the restive Balochistan province.
Eight militants killed in Pakistan: At least eight militants were killed and one soldier was injured on Monday evening in a clash between militants and security forces in northwestern tribal belt of Pakistan, a media report said.
Polish occupation force soldiers killed in Afghanistan: One Polish soldier was killed and two injured when their patrol vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday, Polish military officials said.
Afghan withdrawal deadline pushed back: The commander of coalition forces in Afghanistan says the 2014 withdrawal deadline will not be observed. The White House had originally said it would start the pull-out in July 2011 with the aim of removing all but non-combat personnel by 2014.
Afghanistan's Dirty War: Why the Most Feared Man in Bermal District Is a U.S. Ally
Manufacturing Consent For Attack On Pakistan: Attacks emanating from Pak 'safe havens' biggest challenge: US commander in Afghanistan: Allen said that the majority of explosives were "probably" coming from Pakistan. The US general also acknowledged that it is hard to tell how many Taliban there are today.
Karzai accuses Pakistan of 'double game' over militants: Afghan President Hamid Karzai, in a thinly veiled attack on Pakistan, has said a "double game" is being played in the fight against militants.
Romney to Pakistan: Either with us or against us: ‘Listen guys, you can’t play both sides of this game. You’ve got to decide if you’re with us or with them,’” Romney said during a campaign stop. “’If you’re with them, that will have a very significant consequence. If you’re with us, that’s very good thing.’”
Continuous clashes in Sirte kill 8 NATO supported NTC fighters, wound 39: Meanwhile, NATO planes continued on Monday their strike mission over Sirte, where battles have been dragging on for weeks.
Why is NATO bombing us?: Sirte civilians fear NATO bombings more than new regime: "We were afraid to come out because they (Gadhafi loyalists) told us that the NTC would cut our throats. "But we couldn't stay because of the bombing — we had to take the risk. Why is NATO bombing us?" he asked.
Report: Deserters have killed 80 Syria military personnel: Reports in Syria claim that the Free Syria Army - made up of Syrian military deserters - has killed no fewer than 80 Syrian soldiers and mercenaries hired by the Assad regime.
10 killed in Syria amid clashes between troops, deserters : - At least 10 people were killed in Syria on Tuesday as fighting between government troops and army defectors continues in the northern part of the country.
Syrian army deserter/rebel commander takes refuge in Turkey: "We live in a safe place in Turkey, I am grateful to the government and people of Turkey. Turkish officials cared about us," Colonel Riad al-Asaad said in an interview datelined Hatay in southern Turkey.
Russia calls latest U.N. Syria resolution ‘unacceptable’: The current proposal would impose sanctions if Assad failed to comply within 30 days with instructions to end violence and impose reforms.
'If NATO attacks Syria, we'll fire missiles at Tel Aviv': Syrian President Bashar Assad warned western countries on Tuesday that if Syria comes under NATO attack it would fire missiles at Tel Aviv, Iranian semi-official news agency FARS reported.
Fighting, air strike kill 16 in Yemen: Mortar fire killed two Yemenis and wounded six in Sanaa on Tuesday in what appeared to be fresh fighting in the capital between soldiers loyal to President Ali Abdullah Saleh and forces siding with anti-government protesters.
Iraq: thousands flee shelling in northern border areas: The displaced people, from seven villages in the Kurdistan region, have arrived in Bozan (Soran district) over the past few weeks. Having left most of their belongings behind, they are now living under tents, with limited access to drinking water and no electricity.
US plotted to change world political map: "If the war does not significantly change the world's political map, the US will not achieve its aim," the memo on US strategy, dated September 30, 2001, from Rumsfeld to former President George W. Bush
Clashes in Saudi Arabia injure 14: Fourteen people have been injured in clashes between Saudi security forces and anti-regime protesters in the Kingdom's Eastern Province,
U.S. Congress officially confirms blocking Palestinian aid: "Members believe that the funding cannot be considered in a vacuum, and that the PA’s activities at the UN, its arrangement with Hamas, and its failure to recognize Israel's right to exist as Jewish State must all be taken into consideration," he added.
Palestinians economy affected by U.S. Congress aid cut, PA officials say: Palestinian Economics Minister calls U.S. move to cut funds to Palestinian Authority a 'political measure that reflects a blind bias against the Palestinian interests.'
Iran’s nuclear deal offer seen as a positive move: An Iranian attempt to revive a nuclear fuel deal that fell apart in 2009 has drawn skepticism from the United States, even though two Western think-tanks urged Washington and its allies to pursue the proposal.
Murder Inc: Awlaki is first hit for new drone base: The military, under the Joint Special Operations Command, has patrolled the airspace over Yemen with its own drones for much of the past year. Those aircraft are flown out of a base in Djibouti. The military has also operated drones out a base on the Seychelles and is establishing an airstrip in Ethi­o­pia.
Murder Inc: U.S. assembling secret drone bases in Africa, Arabian Peninsula, officials say: The Obama administration is assembling a constellation of secret drone bases for counterterrorism operations in the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula as part of a newly aggressive campaign to attack al-Qaeda affiliates in Somalia and Yemen, U.S. officials said.
Welcome to the USA: Exposing Internal Checkpoints: Video - Alex Jones shows us how it's done when dealilng with those unconstitutional checkpoints in His Home State of Texas.
Protests against Wall Street spread across US: Protests against Wall Street entered their 18th day Tuesday as demonstrators across the country show their anger over the wobbly economy and what they see as corporate greed by marching on Federal Reserve banks and camping out in parks from Los Angeles to Portland, Maine.
Fox contributor: ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protesters are uneducated, potentially violent: “Listening to those commentaries by those young people is sort of an indictment of our education system isn’t it?” Moore said. “These kids just don’t understand how the world works.”
Occupy Wall Street is a tea party with brains: They want jobs. They want the generation in power to acknowledge them. They want political change. They want responsibility in a culture that abdicates it. They want a decent future of opportunity. If that isn’t American, then what is?
Occupy Detroit: Fighting Foreclosures, Evictions: You can show your support at the Occupy Detroit Rally Friday, October, 21st from noon to 8 p.m. at The Dodge Fountain in Hart Plaza.
First International Bank Fails, Brings Count Up to 74: First International Bank, of Plano, TX, failed this week, bringing this year’s total number of FDIC-insured bank failures to 74.
Durbin to Bank of America Customers: ‘Get the Heck Out of That Bank’: Holding up a plastic debit card on the Senate floor this afternoon, Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., had some advice for Bank of America customers angry about the new $5 monthly fee: leave.
Japan could pay for Greece’s debt “if it helps calm down markets”: Japan could contribute to a bailout scheme to save Greece, if Europe is able to compile a rational plan that would calm down markets, according to finance minister Jun Azumi.
Jim Rogers on US-China trade war : A bill recently cleared a hurdle in the Senate to impose tariffs on Chinese imports. Is this a political ploy or does Washington have a legitimate case? Could this turn into a trade war? Jim Rogers, investor and author, helps us sort through these issues.

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