FAIR Blog » Crackdown on Journalists at Occupy Wall Street

16 November 2011 — FAIR Blog

One more thing about free speech hero Michael Bloomberg’s shutdown of Occupy Wall Street.

During the early morning raid on the Occupy Wall Street camp journalists were blocked from covering much of what was happening. Josh Stearns from Free Press has a rundown–as he points out, ‘By dawn, 10 journalists, including reporters from NPR, the Associated Press and the New York Daily News, had been arrested.’ Continue reading this...

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NATO Newslinks 18 November 2011

18 November 2011 — williambowles.info

Russian military chief warns of nuclear war risks
BusinessWeek
Nikolai Makarov, chief of the General Staff of the Russian armed forces, cautioned over NATO’s expansion eastward and warned that the risks for Russia to be pulled into local conflicts have “risen sharply.” Makarov added, according to Russian news …
http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D9R2I9480.htm

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‘Civil disobedience is the only way to go’ — RT

18 November 2011 — ‘Civil disobedience is the only way to go’ — RT

Violent arrests have taken place in New York during a huge anti-Wall Street rally. RT correspondents as well as independent commentators bring the latest from the scene.

The Occupy Wall Street movement has marked its two month anniversary with coast to coast protests. Activists flooded US cities in what they called ‘A Day of Action’, all this as part of the protest against economic inequality.

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PAMBAZUKA NEWS 558 18 November 2011: ANGOLAN CORRUPTION, THE CLIMATE CRISIS AND ELECTIONS IN DRC

18 November 2011 — Pambazuka News (English edition): ISSN 1753-6839

The authoritative electronic weekly newsletter and platform for social justice in Africa

CONTENTS:
1. Features, 2. Announcements, 3. Comment & analysis, 4. Advocacy & campaigns, 5. Pan-African Postcard, 6. Letters & Opinions, 7. African Writers’ Corner, 8. Highlights French edition

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United against cultural fascism – a letter to every cultured person in this country BY Gilad Atzmon

18 November 2011 — Gilad Atzmon

gilad-01.jpgThere was a time when Jewish politics and culture were associated with liberalism, human rights, pluralism and freedom of expression. Those days are clearly over. Nowadays, it is pretty much the opposite.

Here in Britain, Jewish nationalist lobbies are engaged in several kinds of repressive behaviour. Their practices include: bullying and harassment, disinformationsmear campaigns.

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Media Lens Cogitation: Free to be Human – An Interview with David Edwards

18 November 2011 — Media Lens

Introduction

The aim of Richard Capes’ More Thought blog is ‘to provide detailed audio/video/written interviews with authors of non-fiction social, political, philosophical and environmental books that I consider essential reading’. Here is Richard’s November 10 interview with Media Lens co-editor David Edwards about his book Free to be Human. The interview is quite long, we urge readers to ensure a steady supply of tea/coffee and biscuits.

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Resisting Expropriation of the Occupy Movement BY Matthew Brett

18 November 2011 — The Bullet • Socialist Project E-Bulletin No. 571

The occupy movement is currently being forcefully dismantled by police across North America and Europe. The pretext for these police interventions are health and safety concerns, but the reality is that public space is being re-occupied by the status quo. This is a status quo that would rather see public spaces pacified and vacant.

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Insurgent Notes | The Next Step for Occupy Wall Street: Occupy Buildings, Occupy Workplaces

18 November 2011 — Insurgent Notes

Today, after two months of occupations and the attacks on the occupations in Portland, Oakland and now Manhattan, OWS might be crossing a new threshold–a massive convergence of students in Union Square and a working-class convergence in Foley Square attempting to give reality to the growing calls for a general strike. Continue reading this...

VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks , 17 November 2011: Condi Rice shocked by ‘ethnic purity’ claim for Jewish state

17 November 2011 — VTJP

News International Middle East Media Center

Israeli Defence Minister Exudes Fear Over Nuclear Iran
IMEMC – Israeli Defence Minister, Ehud Barak, expresses his concern over a nuclear Iran to American interviewer, Charlie Rose, and claimed that if her were an Iranian, he would certainly opt to develop nuclear weapons. …

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