Portraits from Gaza

15 September 2014 — The Electronic Intifada

Nasser al tatar gaza

Dr. Nasser al-Tatar, the director general of al-Shifa hospital, had been working twenty hours a day since the offensive started on 7 July when I photographed him on 14 July. The previous week, when he took an hour off to go home and break the Ramadan fast with his family, a neighbor came running with a warning that the doctor’s home could be bombed at any moment. “I prayed, ran out with my family to the street and watched my house be destroyed, then I came back to work,” he said, standing on the ruins of what used to be his home and private clinic. (Anne Paq / ActiveStills)

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Treasure Map: The NSA and GCHQ Campaign Against German Satellite Companies

14 September 2014 — The Intercept

“Fuck!” That is the word that comes to the mind of Christian Steffen, the CEO of German satellite communications company Stellar PCS. He is looking at classified documents laying out the scope of something called Treasure Map, a top secret NSA program. Steffen’s firm provides internet access to remote portions of the globe via satellite, and what he is looking at tells him that the company, and some of its customers, have been penetrated by the U.S. National Security Agency and British spy agency GCHQ.

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Syrian “Moderate” Rebels and Islamic State Jihadists “Make Peace”. What Will Obama do Now? By Timothy Alexander Guzman

15 September 2014 — Global Research

Well, Well, Well, what do we have here?

According to a new report by Agence-France Presse (AFP) “Syrian rebels and jihadists from the Islamic State have agreed a non-aggression pact for the first time in a suburb of the capital Damascus, a monitoring group said on Friday.”

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‘Dark Omens’ And ‘Horror Shows’: Scottish Independence, Power And Propaganda

15 September 2014 — Media Lens

Established power hates uncertainty, especially any threat to its grip on the political, economic and financial levers that control society. And so it is with elite fears that the United Kingdom, formed by the 1707 Acts of Union, could be on the verge of unraveling.

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New at Strategic Culture Foundation 7-13 September 2014

13 September 2014 — Strategic Culture Foundation

The Purpose of the Sanctions Is to Breakup Relations Between Europe and Russia

13.09.2014 | 09:58 | Paul Craig ROBERTS

The new sanctions announced by Washington and Europe don’t seem to make much sense. I would be surprised if Russian oil and military industries were dependent on European capital markets in a meaningful way. The Russian companies should be able to secure adequate financing from Russian Banks or from the Russian government. If foreign loans are needed, Russia can borrow from China. If critical Russian industries are dependent on European capital markets, the sanctions will help Russia by forcing an end to this debilitating dependence. Russia should not be dependent on the West in any way… Continue reading this...

“Going After” the Islamic State. Guess Who is Behind the Caliphate Project? By Prof Michel Chossudovsky

13 Deptember 2014 — Global Research

The Islamic State (IS) is portrayed as an Enemy of America and the Western world. 

With the support of America’s indefectible British ally, President Barack Obama has ordered a series of US bombing raids on Iraq allegedly with a view to defeating the rebel army of the Islamic State (IS).

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Camouflage and Coverup: The Dutch Commission Report on the Malaysian MH17 Crash is “Not Worth the Paper it’s Written On” By Peter Haisenko

11 September 2014 — Global Research

“Weasel wording” consists in using “words and phrases aimed at creating an impression that a specific and/or meaningful statement has been made, when in fact only a vague or ambiguous claim has been communicated, enabling the specific meaning to be denied if the statement is challenged.” … “Some weasel words may also have the effect of softening the force of a potentially loaded or otherwise controversial statement through some form of understatement.” (Gary Jason 1988)

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1092 By Vera Graziadei

25 August 2014 — Vera Graziadei

With wars raging in Ukraine and Gaza, the world continues its descent into lower levels of Dante’s Inferno, all with the help of insatiable global empire and it’s war-mongering leaders and associates, aided by masses of Unconmitted Souls, who will do nothing for either good or evil, as long their consumerist desires, created by the empire’s nightmarish dream-making machine, are satisfied and their wealth and power or aspirations to them are preserved.

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We Will Not Allow for Russia to be Ripped Asunder and Ruined By Igor Strelkov

11 September 2014 — Slavyangrad.org

Address by Igor Ivanovich Strelkov, September 11, 2014
Translated from Russian by Gleb Bazov (Subheadings by the Translator)
Edited by S. Naylor

STRELKOV1It has been a month since the moment when I had to resign from my position as the Donetsk Peoples’ Republic (“DPR”) Minister of Defence and the Commander-in-Chief of the Militia. I will not say that this decision was easy for me. Nor were the circumstances, in which it was made, simple. The city of Donetsk and the entire grouping of the DPR armed forces were in an operational encirclement, repulsing with great difficulty the unending attacks of the punitive forces, which were coming from all directions.

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Breaking the last taboo – Gaza and the threat of world war By John Pilger

10 September 2014 — John Pilger

“There is a taboo,” said the visionary Edward Said, “on telling the truth about Palestine and the great destructive force behind Israel. Only when this truth is out can any of us be free.”

For many people, the truth is out now. At last, they know. Those once intimidated into silence can’t look away now. Staring at them from their TV, laptop, phone, is proof of the barbarism of the Israeli state and the great destructive force of its mentor and provider, the United States, the cowardice of European governments, and the collusion of others, such as Canada and Australian, in this epic crime.

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September 11, 2001: The Crimes of War Committed “In the Name of 9/11? By Prof Michel Chossudovsky

11 September 2014 — Global Research

Initiating a Legal Procedure against the Perpetrators of 9/11

911TRUTH3The following text was presented at  the International Conference on “9/11 Revisited – Seeking the Truth”, Perdana Global Peace Foundation (PGPF), Kuala Lumpur, November 2012

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Last Chance to tell the NHS what you think

11 September 2014 — 38 Degrees

In one week’s time, NHS England – who run our NHS – are holding their biggest decision-making meeting of the year. The meeting’s open to anyone, so this is our chance to be heard by the people making huge changes to our NHS.

But what’s the message we should be sending the people in charge of our NHS? Can you take this two minute survey to help decide? Click here to get started:
https://secure.38degrees.org.uk/our-NHS-message
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ISIS to the Rescue By Tony Cartalucci

4 September 2014 — Land Destroyer

Amid NATO’s failures in Ukraine, America’s terrorist mercenaries threaten war with Russia

As the crisis in Ukraine continues to fare poorly for Kiev and its NATO-backers, an “unlikely” ally has emerged – ISIS. Threatening to “liberate” Chechnya and the Caucasus, ISIS would essentially be handing over regions of Russia to its Western and Persian Gulf sponsors. While one would imagine the West would attempt to at least appear to stand in solidarity with Russia in the face of this recent threat, it has instead used the threat to stir fear among Russians, and as leverage against Moscow.

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