The U.S. is preparing “to militarily penetrate the African continent” by building up its military resources within the Mediterranean Sea, says Rick Rozoff, manager of the Stop NATO organization.
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18 May 2013 — Global Research
A week from now it will be one year since the world first heard about the horrors of a place in Syria called “Houla.” On the afternoon and evening of Friday, May 25, 2012, a reported 108 civilians were massacred there. They were executed inside their homes, with guns and “sharp tools,” and maybe a little bit from shelling as well. As the reader might recall, most of the victims were entire families, included some 49 younger children and even babies.
Continued Cover-up of Contacts of Boston Bombing Suspects with FBI and US Intelligence By Barry Grey
18 May 2013 – World Socialist Web Site
In testimony before the US Senate Thursday, Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Robert Mueller continued the official cover-up of the advance warnings and extensive contacts between the FBI and other intelligence and security agencies and the suspects in the April 15 bombings at the Boston Marathon.
14 May 2013 — FAIR Blog
A memorial for journalists who died while reporting the news wouldn’t seem to be the kind of thing that would attract controversy, but that’s exactly what’s happened with an exhibit at the Newseum.
On May 10, the Huffington Post‘s Michael Calderone reported that the museum was being criticized by “conservative outlets and a pro-Israel think tank” over the inclusion in its Journalists Memorial of two reporters from Al-Aqsa TV, which is run by Hamas.
17 May 2013 – VTJP
International Middle East Media Center
17 Palestinians Injured In The Al-Arroub Refugee Camp
IMEMC – Friday, May 17, 2013; Palestinian medical sources reported that 17 Palestinians have been injured by rubber-coated metal bullets and gas bombs fired by Israeli soldiers invading the Al-Arroub refugee camp, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron. …
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17 May 2013 – Information Clearing House
Mystery Sponsor Of Weapons And Money To Syrian Mercenary “Rebels” Revealed
By Tyler Durden
The tiny gas-rich state of Qatar has spent as much as $3bn over the past two years supporting the rebellion in Syria, far exceeding any other government.
18 May 2013 — Strategic Culture Foundation
Can There be Rapprochement in Syria? (II)
18.05.2013 | 12:04 | Najmuddin A. SHAIKH
New routes for supplying the Syrian opposition with arms have now been opened through Jordan. Qatar is said to have expended $3 billion for providing arms to the opposition and assistance to the Syrian refugees. Now Saudi Arabia is apparently taking the lead in the supply of arms through this new route.More carnage lies ahead and therefore any and every effort to find a solution no matter how hopeless it may seem must be pursued… more
22 April, 2013 – The Memory Hole
(Several additional photos of the finish line bombing aftermath have been added to the latter portion of the essay.-JT, 4/27/13)
“For the most part we do not first see, and then define,” Walter Lippmann observed in 1921, “we define first and then see. In the great blooming, buzzing confusion of the outer world we pick out what our culture has already defined for us, and we tend to perceive that which we have picked out in the form stereotyped for us by our culture.”
Military Says No Presidential Authorization Needed To Quell “Civil Disturbances” By Paul Joseph Watson
17 May 2013 – Infowars.com
A recent Department of Defense instruction alters the US code applying to the military’s involvement in domestic law enforcement by allowing US troops to quell “civil disturbances” domestically without any Presidential authorization, greasing the skids for a de facto military coup in America along with the wholesale abolition of Posse Comitatus.
BREAKING NEWS- How the Sunday Times Investigative Series on Sibel Edmonds & US Ties to Al-Qaeda Chief was Spiked
17 May 2013 – http://www.boilingfrogspost.com
The Sunday Times Journalists Describe How the Edmonds’ Story was Inexplicably Dropped under the Pressure of Undisclosed “Interest Groups” Associated with the U.S. State Department.
17 May 2013 – Dissident Voice
In just ten months, the United States managed to transform an 82 year-old Catholic nun and two pacifists from non-violent anti-nuclear peace protestors accused of misdemeanor trespassing into federal felons convicted of violent crimes of terrorism. Now in jail awaiting sentencing for their acts at an Oak Ridge, TN nuclear weapons production facility, their story should chill every person concerned about dissent in the US.
BLACK AGENDA TV – “Black Diamonds”: South Africa’s Black Millionaires Act as Middlemen for Corporate Power
16 May 2013 — Black Agenda Report
By The Editors
An elite class of Black millionaires has “accumulate wealth at the expense of the vast majority” of South Africa’s people, said community organizer and researcher Molefi Ndlovu, on the latest edition of Black Agenda Television. These “Black Diamonds,” as they are called, have become “a sort of middleman, people who push the envelop for the people who hold real power in the country.”
South Africa: Since 1994, a massive wealth shift from already poor to the ‘uber-rich’ By Dale T. McKinley
13 May 2013 – South African Civil Society Information Service
Johannesburg – If capital is to be believed, it is the worker who is the main source of our contemporary social and economic problems.
VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel News and Articles 16 May 2013: Israel’s Racist and Ethnocentric View
16 May 2013 – VTJP
International Middle East Media Center
Army Kidnapped 28 Children In The first Half Of May, Dozens Injured
IMEMC – 293 Palestinian Children Kidnapped In The First Quarter Of 2013 According to reports by the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR), based in Gaza, and the Wadi Hilweh Information Center, in Silwan in occupied East Jerusalem, Israeli soldiers continued their aggression against the Palestinian children, kidnaped 28 children, dozens of children have been injured by Israeli soldiers and settlers in the first half of this month. …
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16 May 2013 – Information Clearing House
Engineering Consent For Attack On Syria?
Syrians Describe Effects of Alleged Gas Attack
A BBC news team has travelled to a town in northern Syria which eyewitnesses claim has been attacked with poisonous gas.
13 May 2013 – opednews.com
“The claim that armed opposition to the government has begun only recently is a complete lie. The killings of soldiers, police and civilians, often in the most brutal circumstances, have been going on virtually since the beginning.’ — Professor Jeremy Salt, October 2011 (Ankara)
16 May 2013 — Global Research
Part I of an interview with Arnold August, author of Cuba and Its Neighbours: Democracy in Motion
The Cashless Society Arrives in Africa. The “Multipurpose” Biometric National Identity Smart Card By Timothy Alexander Guzman
16 May 2013 — Silent Crow News
Nigerian Government partners with MasterCard to launch “Multipurpose” National Identity Smart Card