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From Washington this looks like Syria’s ‘Benghazi moment’. But not from here

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From Washington this looks like Syria‘s ‘Benghazi moment’. But not from here Robert Fisk Look east and what does Bashar see? Iran standing with him and Iraq refusing to impose sanctions February 07, 2012 “The Independent‘ —  President Bashar al-Assad is not about to go. Not yet. Not, maybe, for quite a long time. Newspapers […]

Stop the War protests against Iran and Syria intervention: 28 January 2012

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Stop the War protests against Iran and Syria intervention: 28 January 2012 On 28 January 2012 at the United States Embassy in London, Stop the War held a rally to launch the Don’t Attack Iran campaign. Among the speakers (videos below) were Tony Benn, Kate Hudson, John Rees, Roger Lloyd Pack, Andrew Murray, John McDonnell […]

The Assange Case Means That We Are All Suspects Now

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The Assange Case Means That We Are All Suspects Now John Pilger WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange talks to demonstrators while leaving a court appearance for a verdict on an extradition request in London, February 24, 2011. This week’s Supreme Court hearing in the Julian Assange case has profound meaning for the preservation of basic freedoms in […]

6 Shocking Ways Capitalism Is Failing Working America

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6 Shocking Ways Capitalism Is Failing Working America Les Leopold Without a dramatic rethink, our “free-enterprise” system may never again provide enough decent jobs for those who need them. Capitalism is coming apart at the seams and the middle-class is paying the price. This week’s news alone bombards us with examples of how, absent a […]

Targeting AIPAC

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Targeting AIPAC Stephen Lendman On January 23, Occupy AIPAC announced plans to confront the powerful Israeli Lobby in Washington from March 2 – 6. More on what’s planned below. Since last September, OWS inspired affiliate groups. Among others they include Occupy Together, Occupy Everything, Occupy Arrests, Occupy Police, Occupy Marines, Occupy Veterans, Occupy Writers, Occupy […]

U.S. Deaths in Afghanistan: Obama vs Bush

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U.S. Deaths in Afghanistan: Obama vs Bush Just Foreign Policy On July 7, 2011, U.S. troop deaths from the war in Afghanistan since President Obama took office reached 1,000. That means that nearly two-thirds of the U.S. fatalities in the war in Afghanistan have occurred during the Obama administration, which has managed the war for […]

LA Police Department Conducts Joint Exercises with the Military

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LA Police Department Conducts Joint Exercises with the Military Dan Bacher The LA Police Department, known for its brutality and corruption over the years, and the U.S. military conducted joint “tactical exercises” in downtown LA this week. One Black Hawk, a helicopter that has served in combat in Grenada, Panama, Iraq, Somalia, the Balkans, Afghanistan and […]

The People vs The United States

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The People vs The United States Archie Kennedy The United Nations is empowered, under Article 1 of its Charter, to: “maintain international peace and security”, to “develop friendly relations among nations”, “to achieve international co-operation”, and “to be a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations in the attainment of these common ends.” Article 2 […]

The Truth Behind the Coming “Regime Change” in Syria

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The Truth Behind the Coming “Regime Change” in Syria Shamus Cooke After meeting again to decide Syria’s fate, the Arab League again decided to extend its “monitoring mission” in Syria. However, some Arab League nations under U.S. diplomatic control are clamoring for blood. These countries — virtual sock puppets of U.S. foreign policy — want […]

The World War on Democracy

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The World War on Democracy John Pilger January 20, 2012 “Information Clearing House” — Lisette Talate died the other day. I remember a wiry, fiercely intelligent woman who masked her grief with a determination that was a presence. She was the embodiment of people’s resistance to the war on democracy. I first glimpsed her in […]

The Afghan Dust is Settling

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The Afghan Dust is Settling A Sourcebook on Media Censorship in America Book Review of Project Censored’s Censored 2012 Dr. Paul W. Rea Even more than its predecessors, Censored 2012 makes for highly engaging and informative reading. This collection is a well mixed bag containing much that we need to know but typically don’t. Scarcely […]

A Fitting Symbol of the American Empire

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A Fitting Symbol of the American Empire Sheldon Richman The image of four U.S. marines urinating on the corpses of Afghan fighters is a fitting symbol of American intervention in Central Asia and the Middle East. That picture will live forever in the memories of people in the region, along with the pictures from Iraq’s […]

The Globalization of War: The “Military Roadmap” to World War III

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GLOBAL RESEARCH ONLINE INTERACTIVE READER SERIES GR I-BOOK No.  2 Michel Chossudovsky and Finian Cunningham The Globalization of War The “Military Roadmap” to World War III Michel Chossudovsky and Finian Cunningham (Editors) December 2011 INTRODUCTION [scroll down for Reader’s Table of Contents] The Pentagon’s global military design is one of world conquest. The military deployment […]