Thursday, 21 February 2013


Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered In US War And Occupation Of Iraq "1,455,590"
  Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In U.S. War And Occupation Of Iraq 4,801
Number Of International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan : 3,257
Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan
 "We are free today substantially, but the day will come when our Republic will be an impossibility. It will be an impossibility because wealth will be concentrated in the hands of a few." -- James Madison
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On February 23, Join International Protests of Bradley Manning’s 1,000th Day in Jail Without Trial: Map of twenty-four events for February 23, organized in support of the heroic whistle-blower who exposed war crimes.
Imperial Jockeying in Africa:
U.S. Intervention Sets to Deepen

By Ben Schreiner

Pentagon plans for Africa stretch well beyond northern Mali. A military doctrine of global “power projection” and “full spectrum dominance” dictates nothing less.
Morsi: The Beginning of His End

Dr. Mohamed Elmasry

November 22, 2012 was a black day in the short history of the two year old Egyptian revolution. It was the day when Morsi gave himself absolute powers and turned into a dictator.
Hagel In The Dock:
AIPAC Dog Bites Obama Nominee

By Alan Sabrosky

There may not be a magic bullet to end the Zionist domination of the American political process, but in Chuck Hagel, we got a dud.
Boycott Apartheid: Boycott Israeli


Palestinians Are Second Class Citizens In The State Of Israel.
Highway of Death: 22 Years Later

By Mickey Z

“It was like shooting fish in a barrel,” one U.S. pilot said.
NDAA: Pre-emptive Prosecution Coming to a Town Near You

By Charlotte Silver

"The law could theoretically be used against labour strikes, acts of civil disobedience, demonstrations, and so on." In other words, acts that should be protected under the First Amendment are not exempted from the definition of terrorism. 
Death From a Swarm of Tiny Drones:


U.S. Air Force releases terrifying video of tiny flybots that can can hover, stalk and even kill targets.
Deranging America

By Linh Dinh

Each speech by the President is a vapid pep talk with no correlation to reality, yet, clouded by virtual or real narcotics, many of us still clap and cheer.
Secrets of the Rich

By George Monbiot

Conspiracies against the public don’t get much uglier than this.
Financial Suicide
Money Is A Form Of Social Control

By Michael Snyder

Our society has become addicted to debt, and that means that we have become addicted to slavery. We are not the “land of the free”.  The truth is that we are now the “land of the servants”.
The Money Trap
How Banks Control the World Through Debt

Vide - BBC - Panorama Investigates

A top UK banking senior executive blows the whistle on the whole banking system.
Rioting Across America


What has happened to the American spirit.
Think There's No Alternative? Latin America Has A Few

By Seumas Milne

It makes a nonsense of the idea that five years into the crisis nothing can be done but more of the same.
The Secret Rise of 21st Century Democracy

By Kevin Zeese JD and Margaret Flowers

New economies based on greater democratic control, real representation and citizen participation are on the rise. There is much to be learned from countries like Venezuela that break from the Washington Consensus.
Let Your Life Be a Friction to Stop the Machine

This Is A Must Watch Video

For two hundred years Americans have been indoctrinated with a mythology created, imposed and sustained by a manipulating cabal: the financial elite that built its absolute control on the muscle and blood, good will, ignorance and credulity, of its citizenry.
Al Gore: 'Our Democracy Has Been Hacked'

By Brad Friedman

Our democracy has been hacked. It's been taken over. It no longer operates the way our founders intended it to, because of anonymous donors, big money, corporations as people, might makes right. The lobbyists and special interests are now in control.
The Health Care Crisis in the US Prison System

By Gary Joad

An adult male in the US has fully a 9 percent lifetime risk of being imprisoned. For every year spent behind bars, the study reports, a person’s life expectancy decreases by two years.
US Supreme Court slams door in 9/11 widow’s face

By Dr. Kevin Barrett

The Supreme Court’s message is loud and clear: There will be no truth, and no justice, concerning 9/11… at least not in the US court system.
The Power Principle

Video Documentary

"This is probably the best film ever made about American foreign policy."
NATO and Afghan Forces Kill 25 Insurgents; NATO and Afghan forces have killed at least 25 insurgents and three of their commanders in separate operations around the country, Afghan and coalition officials said Wednesday.
Roadside bomb kills 2 Afghan police, wounds 1: Two personnel of Afghan Border Police Force were killed and another sustained injuries as a roadside bomb struck a police van in Kunar province, 185 km east of Kabul on Wednesday, a local official said.
Pakistan: “We must never forget what happened here": David Cameron condemned the UK Army’s role in the 1919 slaughter of 379 Indian protester but insisted Britain did not have to say sorry
Air raid kills at least 14 near Syrian capital: Actvists say: Amateur videos posted online showed several vehicles on fire as thick black smoke billowed from a street. The videos show the bodies of two people, who were burned, in a pickup truck and a third person lying on the ground.
Aftermath of 'scud-style missile attack' on Aleppo: Amateur video purports to show the aftermath of a ground-to-ground missile attack on the Jabal Badro neighbourhood of Aleppo
Jihadists and Islamists Clash in Syria: The killing of the northern commander of one of Syria’s largest rebel groups wasn’t carried out by gunmen loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, but by men supposedly on the rebel side in the nearly two-year-long Syrian civil war.
Free Syrian Army threatens to shell Hezbollah: Free Syrian Army threatened yesterday to shell positions of the Hezbollah militant group in neighboring Lebanon after accusing it of firing across the border into territory it controls.
Russia, Arab League push for Syria conflict talks: Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Wednesday that Russia and the Arab League are attempting to establish direct contact between the two sides of the conflict that the UN says has killed at least 70,000 people.
Russian warships head to Syria in show of power; The Russian Defense Ministry told the RIA-Novosti news agency on Tuesday that four large landing vessels were on their way to the Mediterranean near Syria, three weeks after the Russian navy conducted its biggest maneuvers in the region since the breakup of the Soviet Union
Jewish leader raps US for taking aircraft carrier out of Gulf; Iran could see move as ‘a diminution’ of the American commitment to keep all options on the table, warns Malcolm Hoenlein in an unusually robust critique
Syria reportedly downs Israeli drone over Lebanon; Eye witnesses in the village of Deir Al-Ashayer report spotting burning wreckage fall from the sky
Likud members: Livni will block rightist legislation; Ruling party officials slam Netanyahu, say coalition agreement gives Hatnua leader too much power. Habayit Hayehudi: Putting negotiations in hands of woman who was responsible for Gaza disengagement plan make it hard for us to join coalition
‘Sharon was about to leave two-thirds of the occupied West Bank’: Prime minister was drafting plan for a unilateral pullout when he fell ill, says his former adviser Rafi Eitan, and Netanyahu should tell Obama he’s ready for similar ‘mosaic separation’
So? Hagel said Israel was en route to becoming ‘apartheid’ state; In 2010 speech, current defense secretary nominee reportedly called Netanyahu a ‘radical’; said we must negotiate with Hamas
Iran Backs Nuclear-Free Middle East in Dig at Israeli Arsenal: Iran supports the establishment of a Middle East free of nuclear weapons and backs efforts to dispose of existing ones in the region, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said today.
Fact of fiction? Nigeria busts cell plotting attack on Israelis: Domestic spy agency arrests three members of group with Iranian handlers
British men 'tortured by Dubai police': A human rights charity has accused Dubai police of beating and electrocuting three British men who are awaiting trial on drugs charges.
Egypt Rights Groups Allege Rising Police Brutality; More than a dozen groups charged in a statement that police were reverting back to the systematic torture that prevailed under Mubarak's autocratic regime. "Some of the crimes have even gone beyond that," the statement said.
Morsi is leading Egypt to a disaster: Op-Ed: There are too many signs that Morsi is leading Egypt to a disaster. Each one of these signs on its own may not make you conclude that the disaster is coming soon but these signs in total can convince anyone that the disaster is coming sooner than later.
Egypt's Military Signals Impatience with President : The tension is raising the specter of another military intervention much like the one in 2011, when generals replaced longtime authoritarian leader Hosni Mubarak after they sided with anti-regime protesters in their 18-day popular uprising.
Shops in Mali's northern region closed following order by rebels: Shops in Kidal, a town on the extreme northern region of Mali, did not open their doors on Tuesday morning following an order by the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA), a Touareg separatist movement, local sources have said.
Mali: the worst is yet to come: Op-Ed: Despite the rapid withdrawal of militants after the arrival of French troops, there are signs that the crisis is far from over
US Lawmakers meet with jailed American in Cuba; The seven-member delegation led by Sen. Patrick Leahy also met with Cuban President Raul Castro and other senior officials.
Oakland, California: FBI foils another fake terror plot; The charges filed against Matthew Llaneza, 28, stem from a months-long operation staged by the FBI’s South Bay Joint Terrorism Task Force. The event is the latest in a long series of bogus terror plots hatched or otherwise encouraged by the federal government.
Death from a swarm of tiny drones: U.S. Air Force releases terrifying video of tiny flybots that can can hover, stalk and even kill targets
China to become South America's top trading partner by 2015: China will replace the European Union as South America's most important trading partner by 2015, according to the Germany's Der Spiegel magazine online.
Currency wars: It’s starting to look a bit too much like 1931; History may not repeat itself, but the parallels between the world economy in the 1930s and the world economy today are becoming hard to ignore.
Protesters set cars, truck on fire in India strike: Protesting workers destroyed vehicles and damaged factories near the Indian capital, New Delhi, on Wednesday at the beginning of a two-day strike called by major trade unions over high prices.
Bulgarian government resigns amid protests over high electricity costs: The prime minister, Boiko Borisov, had tried to calm protests by sacking his finance minister and pledging to cut power prices and punish foreign-owned companies, but the moves failed to defuse discontent, and demonstrations continued on Tuesday.
Greek police fire tear gas at anti-austerity protesters: Police in Athens fired tear gas at stone-throwing protestors Wednesday as thousands of Greeks walked off the job to join the debt-ridden country's first general strike this year and oppose austerity measures.
Italy public transport workers strike over wage, job cuts: Public transport workers have gone on strike across Italy to protest the government’s pay and job cuts, only days before the country’s parliamentary elections.
Teachers demonstrate in Berlin: About 3,000 teachers and day-care workers stopped work on Monday and demonstrated through the centre of Berlin. The protest was organized following the collapse of the second round of state contract negotiations for public sector workers taking place in Potsdam.
It Takes a B.A. to Find a $10.00 an Hour Job as a File Clerk; The college degree is becoming the new high school diploma: the new minimum requirement, albeit an expensive one, for getting even the lowest-level job.
JPMorgan Leads U.S. Banks Lending Least Deposits in 5 Years; The biggest U.S. banks including JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Citigroup Inc. are lending the smallest portion of their deposits in five years as cash floods in from savers and a slow economy damps demand from borrowers.
February 19, 2013
Hysteria Over Kim’s Nukes

By Eric Margolis

While everyone was fulminating against the wicked North Koreans, there was barely any mention of US-South Korean-Australian war games near North Korea that Pyongyang claimed were training for a US-led invasion.
Libya: The Second Anniversary of a Bloody "Coup"

By Maximilian Forte

Libyans have won the right to live in fear, as they have won the freedom to be ruled by countless armed despots each engaged in torture, abductions, and persecution of minorities.
Hubris : Selling the Iraq War

Video Documentary

We must not allow the perpetrators of the Iraq War to rewrite history. Their actions and the consequences of their actions must be remembered in infamy.
Hubris Isn't the Half of It

By David Swanson

As our government was making a fraudulent case to attack Iraq in 2002-2003, the MSNBC television network was doing everything it could to help. Continue
From The Archive - Sunday September 22, 2002
Hawks Won't Stop With Baghdad

By Rosemary Hollis

The neo-conservative wing of the Bush administration is looking for a new regional order, where liberal-capitalist, democratic governments aligned with the United States will replace theocratic, dictatorial and otherwise antithetical regimes.
Russia Must Beware of West Chicanery Over Bahrain, Syria

By Finian Cunningham

Moscow should be careful not to buy into recent cosmetic efforts by the West to revamp its Persian Gulf client monarchy - and to sell the Bahraini people short for the sake of saving its ally in Syria.
Bulgarian Revelations Explode Hezbollah Bombing “Hypothesis”

By Gareth Porter

Bulgarian report on the investigation, has produced no more than an “assumption” or “hypothesis” of Hezbollah complicity.
America Shamed Again: A Colonized People

By Paul Craig Roberts

To every American’s shame, the Republicans demonstrated for all the world to see that they are wholly owned subsidiaries of the Israel Lobby.
The Latin American Exception
How a Washington Global Torture Gulag Was Turned Into the Only Gulag-Free Zone on Earth

By Greg Grandin

In one part of the world, in this century at least, the sun never rose on US-choreographed torture. 
US Border Patrol Selling Weapons to Mexican Drug Cartel

By Project Censored

US Border Patrol providing the Sinaloa Cartel with guns has led to the Sinaloa Cartel taking the turf of Mexico’s west desert while simultaneously building up their drug territory all the way to the United States border.
US Training of Mexican Troops Has Escalated in Step With Mexico’s Murder Rate

By Bill Conroy

Foreign Assistance Act records reveal that US military training was provided to Mexican soldiers in fiscal 2010 and 2011 by the US Department of Defense’s Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC). The Institute was formerly the School of the Americas.
The Unholy Trinity
Death Squads, Disappearances, and Torture -- from Latin America to Iraq

By Greg Grandin

Pundits, like the Atlantic Monthly's Robert Kaplan, rewrite history, claiming that operations like the Phoenix Program in Vietnam or the death squads in El Salvador were effective, morally acceptable tactics and should be emulated in fighting today's "War on Terror."
Why Did You Murder Me?
The Slaughter of the Children Drones On & On & On & On

By Michael Hall

When the drones are slaughtering innocent children in your name do you bother to get concerned even when on your knees on Sunday?
Bankers Left Reeling as Senator Elizabeth Warren Grills Financial Regulators

By Justin O'Brien

It was an artful if devastating performance. In just seven minutes, Senator Elizabeth Warren from Massachusetts signaled the arrival of what appears destined to be a powerful force on Capitol Hill.
Economic Facts That Will Make Your Head Spin

By Lynn Stuart Parramore

The latest Census Bureau data shows that 50% of Americans currently falls into either the “low income” category or is living in poverty.
Our Residential Future: Segregation Forever?

By Sam Pizzigati

Rising inequality, newly released data make plain, has left America’s metro areas — and neighborhoods — considerably less mixed by income. Are the rich about to bid the rest of us good-bye?
Banksters Rip Apart Spanish Health Care

By Thom Hartmann

According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s latest health care rankings of the 34 most developed nations in the world, the United States ranks dead last in male life expectancy.
There’s Still a Foreclosure Crisis

By Mike Whitney

As Many as 90% of Foreclosed Properties Held Off the Market.
Abolish The Income Tax:
You Won’t Believe Who Is Getting Away With Paying Zero Taxes

By Michael Snyder

These 30 companies had combined profits of more than 163 billion dollars during those three years, and yet the combined net tax liability of those companies was negative 10.6 billion dollars.
Decolonize the Consumerist Wasteland
Re-imagining a world beyond capitalism and communism.

By Arundhati Roy

Here in India, even in the midst of all the violence and greed, there is still hope. If anyone can do it, we can. We still have a population that has not yet been completely colonized by that consumerist dream.

Large study links excessive TV in childhood to criminal behavior in adults

By Eric W. Dolan

The study found that those who watched more television during childhood were at a significantly higher risk of having a criminal conviction and a diagnosis of antisocial personality disorder. Continue
21 killed in clashes with militants in Mali: A French soldier and more than 20 Islamist rebels were killed during what appeared to be the first clashes in north Mali's Adrar des Ifoghas mountain range, where militants have taken refuge.
French nationals kidnapped in northern Cameroon:Seven French nationals, including four children, have been abducted in Cameroon, French President François Hollande confirmed on Tuesday. Radio France International (RFI) earlier reported that the kidnapped French nationals were taken by armed men on motorbikes toward the border with Nigeria.
Libya's guns, gangs and the liberation of a masculine sickness: Op-Ed: In Benghazi or a US suburb, the gun is a devil whispering to masculine hearts. This picture is less about freedom than power
Libya’s displaced Tawergha threaten unilateral return: Tawergha community leaders say they are fed up waiting for reconciliation to start, and in June this year say they will leave their 20-odd camps - mainly in Tripoli and Benghazi - to return home.
Syria children among 19 killed in Aleppo missile strike: NGO: Six children and three women were among at least 19 people killed and “the death toll is likely to rise as bodies are being rescued from under the rubble,” the Britain-based Observatory said.
Troops pour into Syria's Aleppo: A large number of government troops are approaching Aleppo from the east, as a battle rages for control of Syria's second-largest airport.
Britain could ramp up scale of security to Syria rebels: Britain could dramatically widen the scale of its security support for the Syrian rebels, William Hague has said despite failing to scrap the EU arms embargo at talks in Brussels.
Qatar criticises EU over Syria arms embargo: Key supporter of Syrian rebels says decision to extend blanket arms embargo will only prolong war
'People want Assad to stay': Life has become difficult for the residents of Damascus, in Syria, but little is reported of the lives of those in Damascus who support the Assad regime. BBC reporter Zubeida Malik spoke on the Today programme to some of the government supporters in Syria's capital city.
In a small corner of Syria, rebels attempt to reconcile: Rebels and pro-government militias have agreed to stop shooting in Talkalakh, thanks to the efforts of Sheikh Habib
Deadly blasts hit Iraq's Kirkuk : Video - A series of blasts in Iraq's city of Kirkuk kill at least one person and damage a mosque. Sarah Sheffer reports.
Iraq approves plan to pipe Iranian gas to Syria: Report: Iraq's oil minister will approve a plan for a new pipeline channeling Iranian gas to Syria and possibly on into Europe by way of Iraqi territory, according to Middle East Online.
Iran says it is willing to make nuke deal with West: Tehran indicates it can ease concerns over enrichment work in exchange for ‘show of goodwill’ from US and others at upcoming talks
Indian pays for Iran oil in rupees, Turkey route halted: sources; India is now paying Iran only in rupees for its oil after it lost another payment route in euros due to tougher sanctions from February 6, sources at local refiners said, leaving Tehran struggling to use the tightly-restricted Indian currency.
Whitewash? ‘Zygier hanged himself with bed sheet in bathroom’: Jailed spy was not on suicide watch, Maariv report claims; former Australian FM says agent’s offense was likely more serious than passing info to Aussie spooks
Zygier arrested after leaking Mossad work to ASIO: sources: Zygier was one of three Australian Jews who changed their names several times, taking out new passports for travel in the Middle East and Europe in their work for Mossad.
Account of 2007 Speech Prompts Letter from Senators to Hagel: Sens. Graham, Ayotte ask Hagel if he said Israel controls U.S. State Dept.
7 Taliban killed, 10 wounded during clash: At least seven Taliban were killed and 10 more wounded during a clash with security forces in Darzaab district of northern Jowzjan province yesterday, an official said Monday.
4 Militants Killed in Search Operation in Pakistan: Pakistani security forces have killed four militants suspected of involvement in a bombing that killed 89 Shi'ites in the southwestern city of Quetta.
UAE to acquire $200 million worth of US drones: A defense official in the United Arab Emirates said the Gulf nation has signed $1.4 billion in military contracts that include purchases of US-made drones.
German Cabinet approves Mali mission: Chancellor Angela Merkel's Cabinet has approved a plan to send up to 330 German military personnel to Mali to help train the country's soldiers and provide logistical support.
Spanish woman set herself on fire in bank: Upon being rescued the woman reportedly cried “Look what you’ve done, you’ve ripped me of everything,” which led local media to suggest the 47-year-old had debt in the bank she was unable to pay.
The impact of Bolivia's nationalisation: Video - As Bolivia takes control of a Spanish-owned airports operator, we examine President Morales' economic policies.
Meet 6 Politicians Getting Rich from America's Endless Wars: The defense industry is a powerful and influential lobby.
'Robocop' headset lets police see through walls and identify suspects just by LOOKING at them: The system can also identify suspects using facial recognition, receive alerts from motion sensors, scan licence plates instantly, monitor basic vital signs and call up floor plans and GPS coordinates.
Dems Sponsor Bill To Allow Police Search Gun Owners Homes: : Washington State Democrats have sponsored Senate Bill 5737, which has a little provision that apparently was to go unnoticed that would have said that police have a right to search a private citizen’s home once per year if they own certain types of firearms.
Death of Texas toddler fuels Russian government's anti-adoption stance: Russian authorities have blamed "inhuman treatment" for the death of a 3-year-old boy adopted by an American family, but Texas officials say they are still investigating claims that the child was abused before his death.
New York city mentally ill roundup plan: Cops in the NYPD’s Real Time Crime Center are using high-tech methods to first track down the individuals, and detectives on the street have been assigned to then go after them and take them to hospitals, law-enforcement sources said.

February 18, 2013
Upcoming Iranian Nuclear Talks
Humanity May Not Survive Obama's Second Term

By Stephen Lendman

Tehran's nuclear program isn't at issue. It's red herring cover for imperial aims. It's the oil, stupid, and regional dominance.
Why North Korea Needs Nuclear Weapons

By Stephen Gowans

Is North Korea’s recent nuclear test, its third, to be welcomed, lamented or condemned?
US-Saudi Funded Terrorists Sowing Chaos in Pakistan

By Tony Cartalucci

Baluchistan, Pakistan - long target of Western geopolitical interests, terror wave coincides with Gwadar Port handover to China.
The Premises and Purposes of American Exceptionalism

By Glenn Greenwald

The US "is the greatest country in world history", and therefore is entitled to do that which other countries are not.
Goodbye? We’ve Lost Who We Are?

By Nat Hentoff

We are a country that goes beyond the barbarism of “enhanced interrogation.”
"We’re Losing Our Civic Courage.” Julian Assange
Lunch and dinner with Julian, in prison

By John Keane

Julian Assange could be described as the Tom Paine of the early 21st century. Drawing strength from distress, disgusted by the hypocrisy of governments, willing to take on the mighty, he’s reminded the world of a universal political truth: arbitrary power thrives on secrets.
Why The Canadian Right's 'Defence Lobby' Wants Another War

By Steven Staples

How much longer will Canadians be willing to keep picking up the military's enormous tab with no war to fight or troops in harm's way to support?
State Sponsored Murder
Georgia will violate both justice and the constitution if it executes Warren Hill

By Christof Heyns

The world community is again watching Georgia with great concern as it prepares to carry out another grotesque and unjust execution.
Profiting From Human Misery

By Chris Hedges

Our corporate masters view prisons—as they do education, health care and war—as a business.
Equal Opportunity, Our National Myth

By Joseph Stiglitz

Today, the United States has less equality of opportunity than almost any other advanced industrial country. Study after study has exposed the myth that America is a land of opportunity.
Democracy for Dollars

By Bill Moyers

“The House of Representatives, where Congress gathers to hear the president, used to be known as ‘The Peoples’ House’, but money power owns the lease now, and runs the joint from hidden back rooms.”
Retail Apocalypse
Why Are Major Retail Chains All Over America Collapsing?

By Michael Snyder

The truth is that this is just another sign that the U.S. economy is falling apart right in front of our eyes.
Black Nurses Banned from Caring for Child in Michigan Hospital

By Alternet

Hospital facing lawsuit after complying with a swastika-tattooed father's request that only white nurses care for his child.
Climate Change Rally Largest in U.S. History

By Mary Bottari

Climate change activists have their work cut out for them to get any reasonable legislation through the House of Representatives which is still packed with climate change deniers.
Welcome To America
TSA Assaults & Traumatizes Three-year-old Girl in Wheelchair


I wish I could say that this is a new low for the contemptible thugs in blue for whose equipment and “services” taxpayers pay billions of dollars every year.
Hezbollah fighter, five Syrian rebels killed on border; At least two Hezbollah guerrillas and five Syrian rebels have been killed in fighting in Syria on the border with Lebanon, Lebanese residents and Syrian opposition sources said on Sunday.
UN: Both sides committing war crimes in Syria : Both government forces and armed rebels are committing war crimes, including killings and torture, spreading terror among civilians in a nearly two-year-old conflict, they said on Monday.
Syrian government still ready to talk with armed groups: minister : Syria is prepared to talk to armed opposition groups, the minister for national reconciliation said on Monday, the first time the government has offered to hold direct negotiations with rebel forces it long dismissed as terrorists.
Russia sending planes to Syria to deliver aid, pick up citizens: Russia will send two planes to Syria on Tuesday to deliver 46 tonnes of humanitarian aid and pick up citizens that want to leave the war-torn country, an emergencies ministry spokeswoman was reported as saying on Monday.
EU rejects arming Syrian rebels: Current sanctions to remain in place an additional three months
EU opens way for aid to Syrian rebels: The European Union took steps on Monday to provide direct aid potentially including security advice to rebels fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, but stopped short of lifting an arms embargo on the country.
Foreign Fighters in Syria Talk Tough But Fear Defeat: Tens of thousands, if not more, of foreign fighters are making their way into Syria to join the rebel forces as they fight against the regime of Bashar Al-Assad as the civil war enters its third year. Among the non-Syrians reported to be fighting alongside the rebel forces are Americans, Syrians, Moroccans, Libyans, Egyptians, Bosnians, and others.
Syria: The Growing Power Of Jihadist Groups; Sky's Stuart Ramsay meets an increasingly influential group which says jihad is spreading and will not stop at Syria.
Qaeda front group claims Baghdad bombings: Al-Qaeda's front group in Iraq has claimed a wave of bombings targeting Shiite areas of Baghdad that killed at least 21 people Sunday, in the latest violence to hit Iraq as it struggles with protests and a political crisis.
US Congress team warns Iraq after attack on Iranian refugees: A team of US Congressmen met with the Iranian dissident group MEK in Paris on Sunday and threatened to declare Iraq's prime minister a sponsor of terrorism after a deadly attack on an Iranian exile camp there.
Palestinians Rally for Prisoners Held in Israel: Palestinians blocked roads and held marches across the West Bank on Monday to protest the fate of thousands of their countrymen held in Israeli jails and demand the release of four detainees on hunger strike.
'Hamas official confirms indirect talks with Israel': Senior Hamas official Khalil al-Hayya on Sunday confirmed that the movement is engaging in indirect talks with Israel over the implementation of the ceasefire deal agreed upon following Operation Pillar of Defense, Palestinian news agency Ma'an reported.
Bennett: No Palestine in ‘God-given’ Land of Israel: “There is no room in our small but wonderful God-given tract for another state,” Bennett said in a speech that stressed Israel’s Jewish religious heritage as a cornerstone of its society. “It won’t happen. Friends, before every discussion on the territories, we need to declare: ‘The land of Israel belongs to the people of Israel.’ Only then can we start the debate.
Prisoner X Leaked Mossad Secrets: A Mossad spy who had died in an Israeli jail in the year of 2010 was arrested by his spymasters after they believed he might have told Australian intelligence about his work with the Israeli intelligence agency.
Prisoner X: Israel says Mossad should be allowed to get on with their job: The so-called 'Prisoner X' case remains shrouded in mystery and has embarrassed Bob Carr, Australia's foreign minister, who was initially unaware his own department knew Israel had secretly tried and imprisoned the Australian-Israeli citizen.
Two American Jewish organizations call for further review of Hagel statements: The Anti-Defamation League and American Jewish Committee request explanation from Obama's defense secretary nominee on 2007 speech in which he allegedly said the State Department acted as an 'adjunct' of Israel's foreign ministry.
Militants attack political office in Pakistan, at least 2 killed; Police officer Ahmed Khan says the militants who staged the attack on Monday were disguised in tribal police uniforms. They fired assault rifles at the office of the top political official for the Khyber tribal area. Explosions were also heard.
Pakistan: Shias refuse to bury dead; demand military takeover: Shias called on the military on Sunday to take control of Quetta after a bombing by militants killed 85 people, and threatened to stage a long march to the capital if their demands were not met.
Afghanistan: Civilian Casualties in Jawzjan Taliban, Police Clash: One civilian has been killed and three more injured during clashes between Taliban insurgents and local police in northern Jawzjan province, official said Monday.
Afghan president orders cameras to combat torture: Afghan President Hamid Karzai has ordered that all interrogation facilities should be equipped with video cameras in a bid to prevent torture, after a recent UN report said detainees were abused.
Revealed: UK sells arms to Sri Lanka's brutal regime Government database shows that sales continue despite litany of rights abuses
Viva Correa: Ecuador's Correa wins third presidential term: Leftist leader Rafael Correa, a critic of US foreign policy, defeats nearest rival by more than 30 percentage points.
Viva Chavez: Hugo Chávez returns home to Venezuela: Venezuelan president at military hospital in Caracas after returning from more than two months of treatment in Cuba
Most Terrorist Plots in the US Aren't Invented by Al Qaeda -- They're Manufactured by the FBI: In the ten years following 9/11, the FBI and the Justice Department indicted and convicted more than 150 people following sting operations involving alleged connections to international terrorism. Few of these defendants had any connection to terrorists, evidence showed
US Gulag: Guantánamo trials plunged into deeper discord as confidence in court wanes: Revelations in pre-trial hearings further undermine US military court as defence lawyers paint legal proceedings as illegitimate
After 15 years in solitary, convicted terrorist pleads for contact with others: He has been there for 15 years, in nearly 24-hour solitary confinement at the prison they call the "Fortress in the Rockies." Even his meals provide little relief, with the food trays shoved by unseen guards through a sally port between two steel doors.
Super Max Prisoner Represents Himself in Court while on Hunger Strike and Wins: Supporters are requesting that people call OSP Warden David Bobby on Monday, demanding that Mr Harris be kept safe from retaliation and have his hunger strike demands met.
IL Prison Overcrowding Forces Inmates to Sleep in Gyms: Inmates at the Shawnee Correctional Center and five other state prisons will be bunking in gyms in the coming weeks as part of the state’s ongoing struggle with overcrowding.
Good news: Arms sales drop for first time since 1990s: Sales by 100 biggest weapons makers fell by five percent compared to last year, according to new think-tank report.
China, Russia to drop dollar in bilateral trade: China and Russia will stop using the U.S. dollar to settle bilateral trade and instead use the ruble or the yuan, according to a report in the state-run China Daily. "About trade settlement, we have decided to use our own currencies," Putin told reporters. Earlier this week, China added the ruble to the list of currencies that can be traded against the yuan on its domestic exchange.
Cost of Financial Crisis Tops $22 Trillion: The 2008 financial crisis cost the U.S. economy more than $22 trillion, a study by the Government Accountability Office published Thursday said.
Don’t Blink, or You’ll Miss Another Bailout: Op-Ed: MANY people became rightfully upset about bailouts given to big banks during the mortgage crisis. But it turns out that they are still going on, if more quietly, through the back door.
Obama Ready to Propose $1.5 Trillion Plan: McDonough: The president has a plan to reduce the deficit by $1.5 trillion, and Obama will insist that the changes happen in a “balanced way,” which includes revenue increases, McDonough said on ABC’s “This Week” program, one of three appearances he made on the Sunday morning news shows.
February 17, 2013
Mali, Algeria, Libya and the New Front Line In 'Energy Diplomacy'

By Patrick Kane

The reality of the never-ending War on Terror is that it is integrally bound up with an imperialistic drive for resources.
War and Institutionalizing Abuse

By Lawrence Davidson

In the halls of Congress and confines of the Oval Office, the perception is that the U.S. is at war with an enemy called al-Qaeda.  Is this actually the case or is the claim an exaggerated piece of propaganda that has conveniently captured the minds of leaders whose abuse of power has become institutionalized? 
The Lonely Soldier and the Moral Scars of War

By James Jeffrey

Convenient arguments justifying killing legitimate enemies in the line of duty don't hold up well for Iraq and Afghanistan.
U.S. Drone Strikes Are 'Terrorism' : Madea Benjamin


Juan Williams Grills Code Pink Founder For Saying U.S. Drone Strikes Are 'Terrorism'
Historic Case to Challenge BBC’s 9/11 Coverage

By Peter Drew

On February 25, in the small town of Horsham in the United Kingdom, there will be a rare and potentially groundbreaking opportunity for the 9/11 truth movement.
"The Israelis Are Controlling Our Government": Bill Maher

1 Minute Video

MAHER: Based on every statement I’ve heard out of any Republican in the last two years, the Israelis are controlling our government.
Israelis See Their Ownership of US Government in Jeopardy

By Dr. Kevin Barrett

On Friday, forty allegedly American Senators blocked Hagel’s nomination with a filibuster. Their message was loud and clear: “We are not United States Senators. We are Israeli Senators.”
Millionaires Say They’re Better Off Than in 2007

By Robert Frank

Two thirds of millionaires believe the country is worse off than it was in 2007.
Fiscal Trouble Ahead for Most Future Retirees

By Michael A. Fletcher

For the first time since the New Deal, a majority of Americans are headed toward a retirement in which they will be financially worse off than their parents.
Smartphones To Collect Biometric Data

By Mick Meaney

We must ask ourselves; do we really trust the U.S. Government with the data it collects?: During the Iraq war, the U.S. Central Command gathered and kept the biometric information of three million people.
George Carlin - Freedom of Choice


The politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of choice … you don’t. You have no choice. You have owners.
Pakistan: 84 killed in Quetta blast: According to Afghan consulate officials in Quetta city of Pakistan at least 30 Afghan refugees were among those killed following a deadly bomb blast in Baluchistan province.
Pakistan bomb 'a security failure': The governor of a province in south-western Pakistan where 81 people died in a massive bombing says security officials are too scared of retribution from terrorists to do their jobs.
Serial bombings leave 37 dead in Iraq: Multiple car bombs exploded within minutes of each other as Iraqis were out shopping in and around Baghdad on Sunday, killing at least 37 people and wounding more than 100 in mainly Shiite areas.
Four Turkish officers killed in Aleppo clashes: Report: The Syrian website Syria Now reports that the corpses of the Turkish officers were identified among the militants killed in the Friday fighting in the al-Bab district of the flashpoint city.
Australia to investigate mysterious case of 'Prisoner X' Ben Zygier: Australia will conduct its own investigation into the arrest, detention and death of Mossad agent Ben Zygier who died in an Israeli prison two years ago – and will ask Israeli officials to provide evidence.
Israel 'implicates' Australia in scandal: The government source stressed that the Australian authorities were well aware that 34-year-old Ben Zygier was not “some backpacker who got lost trekking when his coffin was returned to Australia.”
Message from Samer el Issawi, day 209 hunger strike: “I draw my strength from my people, from all the free people in the world, from friends and the families of the prisoners who continue day and night chanting for freedom and an end to the occupation."
Nine Arrested at Hancock Air Base for Opposing Reaper Drone War Crimes: Hancock is the regional hub for the hunter/killer Reaper drone deployed over Afghanistan, Pakistan and, increasingly, elsewhere. This nonviolent civil resistance is the most recent in a series of actions at Hancock meant to expose and deter the Reaper war crimes originating there.
Feds execute another terror sting; The FBI's use of sting operations in terror cases has been sharply criticized by activists and scholars who claim law enforcement is helping individuals with mental problems and/or little individual perseverance pursue plots they would be unable or unlikely to complete on their own.
JFK secretly freed rapists, drug dealers and Mafia hitmen to kill Castro : Claims criminals allowed on 'crime sprees' in US when not working for CIA
Obama proposes new visa for illegal immigrants: President Obama's draft bill reportedly creates a 'lawful prospective immigrant' visa that allows illegal immigrants to become legal permanent residents within eight years.
World Bank warns economic powers: Climate change is real: The president of the World Bank on Saturday warned the finance chiefs of the world’s leading economic powers that global warming is a real risk to the planet and already affecting the world economy in unprecedented ways.
World Bank warns economic powers: Climate change is real: The president of the World Bank on Saturday warned the finance chiefs of the world’s leading economic powers that global warming is a real risk to the planet and already affecting the world economy in unprecedented ways.
Climate Rally Draws “Line in the Sand” on Canadian Pipeline; The largest climate rally in U.S. history is expected Sunday in Washington DC with the aim of pressuring President Barack Obama to reject the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.
Live Video - Forward On Climate Rally & March - Washington DC : The Largest Climate Rally in History: February 17, 2013 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C
$1,728,477,000,000: Fed’s Holdings of U.S. Debt Hit Another Record: The total debt of the federal government was $16,524,304,599,079.04. That included $11,668,602,027,147.93 in debt held by the public and $4,855,702,571,931.11 in intragovernmental debt, which is money the Treasury has taken out of government trust funds—such as the Social Security Trust Fund—and spent on other government programs.
Bernanke Says Economy Far From Recovering Full Strength: “With unemployment at almost 8 percent, we are still far from the fully healthy and vibrant conditions that we would like to see,” Bernanke said today at a meeting in Moscow of his counterparts from the Group of 20.
Walmart VP Calls February Sales ‘Total Disaster’: Wal-Mart Stores Inc. had the worst sales start to a month in seven years as payroll-tax increases hit shoppers already battling a slow economy, according to internal e-mails obtained by Bloomberg News.
Incomes Flat in Recovery, but Not for the 1%: Incomes rose more than 11 percent for the top 1 percent of earners during the economic recovery, but not at all for everybody else, according to new data.
Facebook Paid No Income Taxes in 2012: Report: Facebook didn't pay any federal or state income taxes last year and will receive a hefty tax refund, according to a recent report.
Top Democrat Would Weigh Medicare Cuts as Part of Tax Deal: Van Hollen predicted that $85 billion in spending cuts, called a “sequester,” scheduled to begin March 1 will take effect, at least temporarily, before Republicans agree on a compromise plan.
"Too Big to Fail has become Too Big for Trial": Video - Senator Elizabeth Warren asks federal bank regulators why no banks were taken to trial in the aftermath of the financial crisis.
February 16, 2013
What The Syrian Death Tolls Really Tell Us

By Sharmine Narwani

The latest UN-sponsored figure of 60,000 should not be reported as fact. Continue
Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei Denies Wanting to Develop Nuclear Weapons

By Staff and agencies

Supreme leader warns that no state has right to stop Tehran building nuclear arms if it chose to do so. Continue
Are Iranian Magnets the New Aluminum Tubes?

By Peter Hart

In the run up to the Iraq War, the New York Times  (9/8/02) famously reported on an Iraqi scheme to procure special aluminum tubes that could only have one purpose:  Iraq's secret nuclear weapons program. Continue
New Documentary Reexamines the Iraq War "Hoax"

By David Corn

New evidence that Bush scammed the nation into war. Continue
"Hagel Is A Victim Of The Israel Lobby": Paul Craig Roberts
Congress Is Subservient To Israel


+ Abrams Calls Hagel Anti-Semitic for Questioning Legitimacy of the Israel lobby. Continue
Budget Cuts May Force Reduction in Israel Aid
Kerry Warns of Serious Sequestration Cuts for State and USAID

By Josh Rogin

The State Department will have to cut foreign assistance to Israel, and delay efforts to ramp up diplomatic security abroad after the Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi, if sequestration goes into effect next month, according to Secretary of State John Kerry. Continue
Spielberg v. Tarantino
Hollywood and the Past

By Gilad Atzmon

Spielberg may find it hard to please the entire tribe. Quentin Tarantino, however, doesn’t even try. Continue
Sleeping Through the Coup

By Phillip Farruggio

The sad fact that we live in the mother of all military empires! Alas, the two party con job and their presstitutes are embedded with the powers that be. Continue
While Left And Right Fight, Power Wins

By Paul Craig Roberts

If the power that has been established over the American people is to be shattered, it will come from outside. Continue
The Great Wealth Robbery

By Richard Eskow

There’s a Great Robbery underway, although most of its perpetrators don’t see themselves as robbers. Instead they’re sustained by delusions that protect them from facing the consequences of their own actions. Continue
"Land, Liberty, Work and Peace"
Zapatistas break silence to slam Mexico elite

By Chris Arsenault

"We will resist. We will struggle. Maybe we'll die. But one, ten, one hundred times, we'll always win." Marcos wrote in late January, rallying supporters. Continue
The People Are a Superpower

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers

People ask where has Occupy gone? Continue
Civil Disobedience: The Only “Weapon” We Have Remaining?

By Camillo "Mac" Bica

Activists should continue to violate the law if accepting personal risks of severe reprisals from an NDAA-empowered presidency remains a personal moral obligation in response to immorality and injustice. Continue
The Surprising Brain Differences Between Democrats and Republicans

By Chris Mooney

Two new studies further support the theory that our political decision making could have a neurological basis. Continue
Pakistan: At least 72 killed in bomb attack on Quetta's Shia: The improvised explosive device, which was attached to a motorbike outside a vegetable market in Quetta, targeted Pakistan's minority Shia population.
About time! Karzai to ban Afghan forces from requesting NATO airstrikes: "I will issue a decree tomorrow that no Afghan security forces in any circumstances can ask for the foreigners' planes for carrying out operations on our homes and villages," Karzai said during a speech at the Afghan National Military Academy in Kabul on Saturday.
Iraq intelligence academy chief Ali Aouni among 3 killed in suicide blast: Two suicide bombers launched the attack on Saturday but one was shot dead by his neighbour's bodyguards,

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