Video: Operation Cast Lead – a testament

13 January 2010 — Source: Youtube

An extremely rare example of the mainstream media going where few dare tread these days, revealing the lives of Palestinians imprisoned in the Gaza Strip. But heartbreaking as the beautiful Palestinian girl’s tale is, the interviewer still managed to introduce, right at the end of the interview the following voiceover, reinforcing the stereotype of the Arab as terrorist:

“I wonder how anyone can heal the despair and the pain that these children feel and how hard it would be to stop some of them from wanting to take some kind of revenge.”

Imperialist hands off the Syrian revolution

5 February 2012 — Red Scribblings

The veto by Russia and China of a chapter 6 resolution at the United Nations calling for Syrian President Bashar Assad to stand down has produced a loud ghashing of teeth by Hillary Clinton, William Hague and all kinds of other luminaries of the West. Syria seems to be heading for civil war. In fact arguably the civil war has already started with the formation of a rebel army from defectors from the official army and its engaging in sporadic armed conflict with the regime’s forces.

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Lansley’s NHS Demolition Bill – political strikes are both necessary and possible to defeat it!

7 February 2012 — Red Scribblings

nhs_sign-web.jpgThe class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>Tories are in deep trouble over Lansley’s health ‘reforms’. Their class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>Lib Dem coalition partners are deeply split over it, in the class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>Lords Shirley Williams appears to be among those fighting hardest to defeat it. The Labour Party meanwhile, though it has capitulated on the public sector pay freeze and on the wider issue of class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>cuts, is making defeating it in class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>parliament a cause celebre.

And rightly so, as the proposals are a deadly threat to the class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>NHS, aimed at fragmenting it and allowing private health companies to virtually tear off profitable chunks of it for themselves. It also aims at integrating the class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>NHS into economic sectors governed by EU competition laws that ostensibly oppose ‘monopoly’, thus imposing marketisation and a slide to outright privatisation through extra-territorial legal fiat.

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Deaths in Syria: Counting them (politically) correctly — RT

9 February 2012Deaths in Syria: Counting them (politically) correctly — RT

High casualty numbers in Syria are reported daily by the media, even though a blackout makes them unverifiable. Things became murkier after a human rights site, which enjoyed frequent citations, split in two and began giving conflicting reports.

The British-based Syrian Observatory of Human Rights (SOHR) is one of the most widely-quoted sources of Syrian casualty figures. However the group is currently experiencing an ownership row, which has left media outlets wondering how reliable this source is.

Currently there are two sites, each claiming to be the official Observatory. The original one is in Arabic with an English version on Facebook. The splinter site was launched in December, with most posts in English. Both call each other impostors.

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British, Qatari troops already waging secret war in Syria?

9 February 2012RT

Reuters / David Gray DG / PB

Reuters / David Gray DG / PB

British and Qatari troops are directing rebel ammunition deliveries and tactics in the bloody battle for Homs, according to an Israeli website known for links to intelligence sources.

­Four centers of operation have been established in the city with the troops on the ground paving the way for an undercover Turkish military incursion into Syria.

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Syrian Regime Change: West Plans To Change Political Landscape Of Entire Middle East

9 February, 2012 —  Xinhua News Agency February 8, 2012

West pushes for “regime change” in Syria, further complicates crisis

[A]nalysts believe that a forced regime change in Syria would have a serious impact on the political situation in Iran, Lebanon and Palestine, and even change the political landscape in the whole Middle East.

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Stop NATO News: February 9, 2012: British MPs: NATO Death Toll In Libya ‘Cannot Be Counted’

9 February 2012Stop NATO

  • British MPs: NATO Death Toll In Libya ‘Cannot Be Counted’
  • Video And Text: CIA Drone Carnage Targets Pakistani Civilians
  • NATO Warplanes To Continue Baltic Patrols To 2018
  • Argentina To Appeal To UN Against British Military Buildup
  • Deputy Prime Minister: Russia Needs Compact, Mobile, Armed-To-Teeth Military
  • As Mideast Crisis Mounts, Azerbaijan Mulls New Caucasus War
  • Azerbaijan Most Militarized Nation In South Caucasus, 15th In World
  • U.S. To Deliver Second Ship To Philippines

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 8 February 2012: Putting the spotlight on London university’s links to Israel’s war machine

8 February 2012VTJP

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Abbas To Hale: “No Contradiction Between Peace, Palestinian Reconciliation”
IMEMC – Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, told US Middle-East Envoy, David Hale, on Thursday, that there is no contradiction between internal Palestinian reconciliation, and the peace process with Israel. …

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8 February 2012: Statewatch launches online historical archive of EU Justice and Home Affairs documents

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Statewatch launches online historical archive of EU Justice and Home Affairs documents

Statewatch today launches a unique online archive of over 4,500 official documents (rising to over 6,500 by the end of 2012) that chart the development of EU justice and home affairs policy over three decades.

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