Thursday, 3 November 2011

US Kills Over 120 People In 2 Days

By Press TV

At least 127 people have been killed in separate US assassination drone strikes in Somalia and Pakistan's northwestern tribal region bordering Afghanistan over the past two days. Continue

US Killed Over 1,500 Afghan Civilians in 10 Months

By Gareth Porter

U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF) killed well over 1,500 civilians in night raids in less than 10 months in 2010 and early 2011, analysis of official statistics on the raids released by the U.S.-NATO command reveals. Continue

Murder as Instrument of Foreign Policy

By Liaquat Ali Khan

The legitimization of extra-judicial killing is a disturbing development in international law as other nations are certain to follow suit. Continue

It Doesn't Matter To Them If It's Untrue. It's a Higher Truth.

By William Blum

Imagine Osama bin Laden or some other Islamic leader speaking of 9-11: "We came, we saw, 3,000 died ... ha- ha." Continue

Innocence No Impediment For Imprisonment In US Gulag
Guantanamo Court Can’t Free Bomb Suspect Even if Found Not Guilty

By Jane Sutton

The U.S. government has said that regardless of the trial’s outcome, it has authority to hold the alleged al Qaeda conspirator. Continue

Western Democracy: A Farce And A Sham

By Paul Craig Roberts

Western “civilization” is totally corrupted by American money. There is no integrity anywhere. For a decade Washington has been murdering women, children, village elders, and journalists in the name of the hoax “war on terror.” Continue

US Planning Iran Attack?
Tehran Ready For Worst


Iran's foreign minister said "They have lost rationality; we are prepared for the worst but we hope they will think twice before they put themselves on a collision course with Iran," Salehi said. Continue

Even as we hear rumblings that the MF fire is spreading, - the bankrupt company itself continues to dig itself an ever deeper grave. Continue

Jobs Now, Stop the Foreclosures, Jail the Banksters

By Bill Black - Real News

Here are three things the "Occupy Movement" could focus on. Continue

Poorest Poor in U.S. Hits New Record


Data shows about 20.5m Americans make up the poorest poor, defined as those at 50% or less of the official poverty level. Continue

Occupy Oakland Strike vs Tear Gas, Fashbangs, Rubber Bullets


New clashes have erupted in Oakland, California, between anti-corporate protesters and police, who have entered their camp. Up to 100 people have already been arrested, and the standoff at the camp continues. Continue

Occupy and the Militarisation of Policing Protest

By Ayesha Kazmi

Why, when protesters are peaceably exercising first amendment rights, is the machinery of counter-terrorism being mobilised? Continue

Thirty Of America's Most Profitable Companies Paid
'Less Than Zero' In Income Taxes In Last 3 Years

By Jillian Berman

Of the 280 companies, 78 studied paid a tax rate of zero or less during at least one year of the three year period. Continue

The 99 percent and the 0.001 percent agree on something, but the Obama administration is holding out. Continue

The Powerful Know We Are Right
Occupy Demands: Let's Radicalise our Analysis

By Robert Jensen

The crisis we face is caused by failed systems - replacing leaders while keeping the old system intact will not help. Continue

32 people killed in twin bombing in Iraq: Up to 32 people, mostly members of "Al-Sahwa" paramilitary squad and government regular forces, died in a twin suicidal bombing that targeted the irregular force a medics in the province of Diyala northeast of Baghdad on Thursday, police said in an updated report.
Basra bomb attack killed 'at least eight': - At least eight people were killed and dozens more injured by three bomb blasts in Basra, the centre of Iraq's oil industry 420 kilometres south of Baghdad.
Four killed in Baghdad bombs: Police say a roadside bomb exploded around 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the upscale and mostly Shiite neighborhood of Karradah, killing two passers-by.
Afghanistan: 7 Killed in Foreign Construction Company Attack in Herat: At least five suicide bombers and two security guards were killed on Thursday morning when insurgents attacked a foreign construction compound in western Herat province, local officials said.
Murder Inc - US kills 3 in NW Pakistan: The CIA-operated spy plane fired two missiles at the house in Dande Darpakhel area along the border with Afghanistan, TV news channels quoted officials as saying. The house was destroyed in the attack.
Syria: At least 12 dead as number of army defectors reaches 15,000: Rights activists said at least 12 Syrian civilians were killed Thursday by security forces, one day after Damascus announced its acceptance of the initiative put forward by the Arab League to resolve the crisis.
Syrians rally in support of Assad govt.: Tens of thousands of people on Thursday took to the streets of Tartous, northwest of Damascus, chanting slogans in support of the government and holding pictures of President Assad.
Iranian Commander: Attack on Syria will put an end to U.S. existence: Chairman of Iran’s Joint Chiefs of Staff Hassan Firouzabadi warned on Wednesday that any possible attack on Syria will put an end to the existence of the United States and the Zionist regime.
Israeli troops 'kill two in Gaza': Palestinian sources said Israeli troops had crossed over into northern Gaza.
Egypt: “We Will Not Allow Israel To Attack Gaza”: Egyptian security leaders stated that they believe Israel still intends to conduct a large-scale military offensive against the Gaza Strip, despite extensive Egyptian efforts to maintain calm, and added that Egypt will not allow Israeli to cross “Red Lines”.
Israel sending signals of attack on Iran: An Israeli official said Wednesday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is trying to persuade his Cabinet to authorize a military strike against Iran's suspected nuclear weapons program — a discussion that comes as Israel successfully tests a missile believed capable of carrying a nuclear warhead to Iran.
Israel attack on Iran military suicide: There is a strong speculation that Israel is bound to mount an attack on Iranian nuclear sites, a threat which the Zionist regime has frequently repeated and an idea which, if translated into action, will bring about apocalyptic consequences for the Zionist entity.
Israel ready to stop Gaza-bound ships: The Tahrir and the Saoirse, which are also carrying a "symbolic" cargo of $30,000 (£19,000) worth of medicines, left Fethiye on the Turkish Mediterranean coast on Wednesday. If they are not intercepted by the Israeli navy, they expect to reach Gaza on Friday.
Kick them out: Israel freezes UNESCO funding after Palestinian membership: Netanyahu decides to hold $2 million Israel transfers to UN cultural body yearly; Israel decided Tuesday to expedite illegal settlement building in West Bank in response to PA's UNESCO membership.
Much blood will yet be shed in Libya: Days after Gaddafi was buried, the flag of Al Qaeda is flying in Libya and sharia law has been imposed. Now, many rebel fighters fear the rise of a hardline Islamist state - and will fight to the death to stop it
Rape in progress: IMF to meet with Libya''s TNC officials: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Thursday said it was meeting with leaders of Libya's Transitional National Council (TNC) to determine the needs of the country. "There will be a meeting with the authorities shortly. I don't have a specific date but it will be soon," IMF spokesman David Hawley said at a news conference in Washington.
Greece backs away from bailout referendum: Papandreou signals retreat as party rebels: reports
Occupy Oakland protesters, police injured in violent clash: Three protesters were hospitalized and several officers received minor injuries after Occupy Oakland protesters took over a downtown office building and police in riot gear fired tear gas at them
In Pictures Occupy Oakland November 02, 2011 - The Oakland general strike called by Occupy Oakland drew thousands Wednesday for rallies and marches. The mostly peaceful event turned chaotic early Thursday after protesters took over a vacant building and police moved in, firing tear gas and flashbang grenades.
Thousands of Kids Taken From Parents In U.S. Deportation System: Clara's eldest kid was 6 years old and her youngest just a year old when it happened. Josefina's baby was 9 months. All three children were ripped from their mothers and sent to live in foster homes with strangers.
No End to the Shameful Treatment of Omar Khadr: This week, Omar Khadr, the Canadian citizen and former child prisoner, was supposed to leave Guantánamo after nine years and three months in U.S. custody.

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