Friday, 4 November 2011

America's Itch to Brawl Has a New Target
But Bombs Can't Conquer Iran

By Simon Jenkins

A post-imperial virus has infected foreign policy. We've been here before, we know the human cost, and now we must stop. Continue

Armageddon Ahead

By Gilad Atzmon

It does not take a genius to gather that the Israeli aggression towards Iran would endanger every living species on this planet. Devastatingly enough, our Western governments  do nothing to stop the Jewish State. Continue
Israel Preparing For Strike on Iran:

Al Jazeera Video

On Wednesday, it test-fired a long-range ballistic missile, its first in three years. And earlier in the week, the military was involved in joint exercises with the Italian air force near Sardinia. Continue

Israel Will Not Attack Iran. Period.

By Uri Avnery

The US is Israel’s only dependable supporter in the world (besides, perhaps, Fiji, Micronesia, the Marshall Islands, and Palau.) To destroy this relationship means cutting our lifeline. Continue

US Congress: Territory of Lies

By Maidhc Ó Cathail

The Israeli-Occupied Hearing on Alleged Iranian Terror. Continue

US Should Be Paying Bills, Not Funding Wars

By Aaron Adams

The world needs reassurance of the US' commitment to pay its bills, not more promises of American willingness to serve as a proxy military for wealthy allies. Continue

Libya’s Liberation Front Organizing in the Sahel

By Franklin Lamb

The aim of the LLF is to liberate Libya from what it considers NATO-installed colonial puppets. Continue

The Face of Imperialism
An interview with Michael Parenti

By Paul Weinberg

The ultimate goal is the "Third Worldization of the entire world including Europe and North America."

Chris Hedges Arrested in Front of Goldman Sachs

By Chris Hedges

Chris Hedges made this statement in New York City’s Zuccotti Park on Thursday morning during the People’s Hearing on Goldman Sachs, which he chaired with Dr. Cornel West. Continue
“These are the Times. . .”

By John Perkins

By 1980, the Reagan administration understood that its most effective weapon to protect corporations against labor movements was debt. Continue

Our Politicians Are Money Launderers

By Bill Moyers

Americans have learned the hard way that when rich organizations and wealthy individuals shower Washington with millions in campaign contributions, they get what they want. Continue

Subverting Democracy
CIA’s ‘Vengeful Librarians’ Monitoring Twitter, Facebook

By Kimberly Dozier

In an anonymous industrial park in Virginia, in an unassuming brick building, the CIA is following tweets – up to five million a day. Continue

The Fascist States Of America
Jesse Ventura: 'I Will Never Stand For The National Anthem Again.'

By Tom Scheck

"I will not be treated like a criminal," Ventura said. "In our airports today, we citizens are treated like criminals. We're guilty until we're proven innocent." Continue

Attacks on Iraq security forces kill 11: Two roadside bombs exploded near a police special forces checkpoint in the Karrada district of central Baghdad about 6.45 p.m. (1545 GMT), killing five people, including four police, and wounding 10 others
US occupation force soldier killed after Iraq pullout announcement: A US soldier has been killed in northern Iraq, the US military said on Friday, the first American service member to die in an attack here since the US announced its forces would depart by year's end.
Iraqi cleric: US seeking to 'occupy' Mideast: Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr said he’s not satisfied with President Barack Obama’s pledge to pull all U.S. troops from Iraq by the end of the year, calling it a partial withdrawal because of the thousands of diplomats and security guards who will stay behind.
Syrian forces kill 8, government offers amnesty: The government offered an amnesty to anyone with weapons if they reported to police within a week, "as long as they did not commit any crimes of killing," state television reported.
US Kills 3 People In Pakistan: : Three people were killed in a US drone strike in Miranshah area of North Waziristan on Thursday, said officials.
Pakistan to train Afghanistan's army: Foreign Office: The armies of Pakistan and India will, for the first time, be imparting military training to Afghan troops inside Afghanistan, a concession that Pakistan won from Kabul at the 6th Trilateral Summit (Afghanistan-Pakistan-Turkey) held in Istanbul.
Palestinians Killed In Israeli Air Raid Were Farmers: Two of the Palestinians killed in the Israeli air raid on Gaza were just ordinary farmers working in the fields near Beit Lahiya, as reported by the spokesman for the small enclave's emergency medical unit
Urgent: ships BOARDED by Israeli Navy: Canadian and Irish ships sailing with Freedom Waves to Gaza have been illegally boarded by the Israeli military in international waters a short while ago.
Turkey wimps out: US says Turkey will not escort aid flotilla to Gaza: The United States said Thursday it has received assurances from Turkey that it would not send warships to accompany two new aid ships seeking to break Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip.
France confirms it will abstain from UN vote on Palestinian state: The Foreign Ministry said Friday that, while Palestine's quest for statehood is legitimate, it has no chance of getting past the Security Council. That's because the United States, which wields the power to veto measures there, has said it will vote "no."
Engineering Consent For Attack On Iran : Sarkozy condemns Iran nuclear programme, defends Israel: - President Nicolas Sarkozy condemned Iran's nuclear programme on Friday and said France would not stand idly by 'if Israel's existence were threatened'.
Engineering Consent For Attack On Iran : Obama: Iran nuclear program poses continued threat: President Barack Obama says Iran's nuclear program continues to pose a threat, and that he and the president of France want the international community to keep pressuring Iran to come clean about its intentions.
UK army chief secretly visits Tel Aviv: British military chief General Sir David Richards has secretly visited Tel Aviv earlier this week, the Israeli daily The Jerusalem Post quoted the regime's military sources as saying.
UK military steps up plans for Iran attack amid fresh nuclear fears: British officials consider contingency options to back up a possible US action as fears mount over Tehran's capability
Poll shows strong Israeli support for Iran attack: The Israeli government would have significant support at home for an Israeli military strike against Iran's nuclear program, according to a poll published Thursday.
ADL Survey: 15% of Americans are Anti-Semitic: Survey conducted by the Anti-Defamation League finds that nearly 35 million Americans harbor deeply anti-Semitic views.
Whitewashing NATO crimes? Libya: Nato to be investigated by ICC for war crimes: NATO forces are to be investigated by the International Criminal Court for alleged war crimes during the Libyan conflict.
One U.S. veteran attempts suicide every 80 minutes: : Hidden tragedy of Afghanistan and Iraq wars.
Canada high court blocks Khadr extradition to U.S.: - The Supreme Court of Canada blocked on Thursday the extradition to the United States of Abdullah Khadr, a Canadian wanted by Washington on terrorist charges. The United States paid $500,000 to the Pakistanis to abduct him in Pakistan in October 2004. For 14 months he was held secretly in that country, where he alleges he was tortured.
Greek Drama Not Over Yet: What May Happen Next: Whatever the outcome of Greece's confidence vote on Friday, political instability will almost certainly keep markets guessing whether Athens will be able to ratify a 130 billion euro bailout deal in time to avoid a messy default in December.
G20 powers secure Italy deal but fears remain: The leaders of the world's top economic powers forced Europe on Friday to take measures to stop Italy following Greece into the abyss of debt and agreed to boost the IMF's war chest.

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