Posts tagged with ‘France’

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Palestinians to renew UN statehood bid

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Palestinians to renew UN statehood bid Agencies The Palestinians will renew a bid to upgrade their status at the United Nations, a move which could strengthen their statehood claims after talks with Israel stalled. Palestinians are listed as a UN observer “entity” with no voting rights. They will ask to be made a non-member observer […]

Palestinian UN Recognition Bid Wins Support From Switzerland, Denmark

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Palestinian UN Recognition Bid Wins Support From Switzerland, Denmark Stephanie Nebehay and Noah Browning GENEVA/RAMALLAH, West Bank, Nov 28 (Reuters) – Switzerland and Denmark on Wednesday joined a growing list of European countries that back an upgrade for Palestinians to non-member status at the United Nations, a victory that would be a diplomatic boost to […]

Noam Chomsky: America’s Decline Is Real — and Increasingly Self-Inflicted

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[part 1] Noam Chomsky: America’s Decline Is Real — and Increasingly Self-Inflicted Noam Chomsky, TomDispatch.com Significant anniversaries are solemnly commemorated — Japan’s attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, for example.  Others are ignored, and we can often learn valuable lessons from them about what is likely to lie ahead.  Right now, in […]

Europe’s Own Human Rights Crisis

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Europe’s Own Human Rights Crisis Benjamin Ward To many friends of human rights in Europe, the Arab Spring has been the most thrilling period since the fall of the Berlin Wall. Judging from their soaring rhetoric about yearning for freedom among Arab peoples, European Union leaders share that enthusiasm. Today there is an opportunity, the […]

Exposed: The Arab Agenda in Syria

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Exposed: The Arab Agenda in Syria Pepe Escobar February 04, 2012 “Asia Times” – – Here’s a crash course on the “democratic” machinations of the Arab League – rather the GCC League, as real power in this pan-Arab organization is wielded by two of the six Persian Gulf monarchies composing the Gulf Cooperation Council, also […]

Currency Warfare: What are the Real Targets of the E.U. Oil Embargo against Iran?

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Currency Warfare: What are the Real Targets of the E.U. Oil Embargo against Iran? Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya Against whom is the European Union’s so-called “oil embargo on Iran” really aimed at? This is an important geo-strategic question. Aside from rejecting the new E.U. measures against Iran as counter-productive, Tehran has warned the member states of […]

How the Banks Broke the Social Compact, Promoting their Own Special Interests

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How the Banks Broke the Social Compact, Promoting their Own Special Interests Prof. Michael Hudson Banks Weren’t Meant to Be Like This.  What will their future be – and what is the government’s proper financial role? The inherently symbiotic relationship between banks and governments recently has been reversed. In medieval times, wealthy bankers lent to […]

Why a Regional Model for Israel/Palestine Is Viable and Just

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Why a Regional Model for Israel/Palestine Is Viable and Just David Zlutnick Rachel Havrelock is a scholar of the Hebrew Bible and its historical interpretation. She is an associate professor of Jewish studies and English at the University of Illinois at Chicago, the author of three books and the writer/director of the play “From Tel […]

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 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 […]

Terror Attacks, U.S.-Israeli War Games Raise the Prospects for War with Iran

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Terror Attacks, U.S.-Israeli War Games Raise the Prospects for War with Iran Tom Burghardt Amid rising tensions over bogus Western claims that Iran plans to build nuclear weapons, upcoming American war games with Israel have the potential of escalating into a deadly confrontation. A miscalculation, or deliberate provocation by the West designed to maneuver the […]

How to Start a War: The American Use of War Pretext Incidents

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How to Start a War: The American Use of War Pretext Incidents. Richard Sanders The following article by Richard Sanders published in May 2002, prior to the onslaught of the Iraq war, carefully documents the History of War Pretext Incidents. This historical  review raises an important issue: Is the Pentagon seeking to trigger military confrontation in […]

Truth about Syria: Crazy Men in Grey Suits

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Truth about Syria: Crazy Men in Grey Suits The west is on the hunt for another war in the Middle East. Jeremy Salt January 13, 2012 “Information Clearing House” — –  In his speech to university students this week, Bashar al Assad spoke of a conspiracy against Syria. Use another word if you like, but […]

Getting Crowded: UK To Deploy Warship In Persian Gulf

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Getting Crowded: UK To Deploy Warship In Persian Gulf Written by: PanArmenian Britain is sending its newest and most-advanced warship to the Persian Gulf, the Press Association reported, amid increasing tensions with Iran over its threats to close the strategic Strait of Hormuz. The deployment of the Type 45 destroyer HMS Daring had been planned […]