UK Energy monopolies make £15 Billion in profits while people freeze

11 February, 2011 — williambowles.info

A front page story in the Independent tells us about the gigantic rip off by the six big energy companies over the cost of gas and electricity. It’s estimated that eight out of ten households are cutting back on heating their homes, it’s just too expensive.

Pissed off about it? Then there’s a petition organized by a thinktank called Compass at http://www.endthebigsixenergyfix.org.uk and they’re looking for a million signatures.

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Ethnic Cleansing in a Zionist Fairyland By Vacy Vlazna

10 February 2012 — Palestine Chronicle

Silwan: Steadfastness are synonymous in the Palestinian soul. (Press TV)

‘De-Arabizing the history of Palestine is another crucial element of the ethnic cleansing. 1500 years of Arab and Muslim rule and culture in Palestine are trivialized, evidence of its existence is being destroyed and all this is done to make the absurd connection between the ancient Hebrew civilization and today’s Israel. The most glaring example of this today is in Silwan, (Wadi Hilwe) a town adjacent to the Old City of Jerusalem with some 50,000 residents.  Israel is expelling families from Silwan and destroying their homes because it claims that king David built a city there some 3000 years ago. Thousands of families will be made homeless so that Israel can build a park to commemorate a king that may or may not have lived 3000 years ago. Not a shred of historical evidence exists that can prove King David ever lived yet Palestinian men, women, children and the elderly along with their schools and mosques, churches and ancient cemeteries and any evidence of their existence must be destroyed and then denied so that Zionist claims to exclusive rights to the land may be substantiated.’Miko Peled, Israeli dissident.

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Marx, Keynes and China Today

10 Feb 2012 – Solidarity Economy

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Deng Xiaoping and John Maynard Keynes

Introduction

The international importance of China’s economy is twofold. The first is practical – the scale of China’s economic growth, its global impact, and the consequences for the improvement of the social conditions of China and the world’s population. The second is theoretical, including the potential international applicability of conclusions drawn from China’s economic policies.

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New at Strategic Culture Foundation 5-11 February 2012: Kosovo / US / UK / Syria / Maldives / Falklands

11 February 2012Strategic Culture Foundation

Truly Disgusting – the West in Kosovo

11.02.2012 | 00:00 | Aleksandar PAVIC
In the tantrums thrown by the Western powers in the wake of the Russo-Chinese veto of their UN Security Council resolution on Syria, the US’s UN Ambassador, Susan Rice, expressed «disgust» at these two states’ behavior. In addition to these kinds of «hysterics» – as Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov so aptly described them – being calculated to rally the global media further against the two Eurasian giants, they also serve the purpose of directing attention away from the West’s own disastrous intervention track record. On February 8, just four days after the failed Syria resolution, the UNSC had a chance to discuss another Western interventionist «success story» – Kosovo
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Russian MPs: Foreign Military Forces In Syria Raise Ghost Of Libya

10 February 2012Stop NATORT

‘Foreign military presence in Syria raises ghost of Libya’ – Robert Bridge

Russia has expressed alarm over the increasing tendency of foreign powers – notably NATO countries – to resolve internal conflicts in foreign countries through military force. The latest such intervention happened in Libya, which recently experienced a full-blown civil war.

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Stop NATO news: February 11, 2012: Russia Urges Arab League To Investigate Foreign Troops In Syria

11 February 2012Stop NATO

  • Russia Urges Arab League To Investigate Foreign Troops In Syria
  • Russian Parliament: War In Syria Disaster For Whole Region
  • Big Plans For Turkey In NATO’s Drive East
  • NATO Caucasus, Central Asia Envoy Visits South Caucasus Ahead Of Summit
  • NATO Representative: Azerbaijan Reliable Ally
  • Global Reach: First NATO Military Delegation Visit To China
  • Pakistani MP: Protect Us From U.S. Drones Or Free Us
  • NATO Evaluates Israel’s Warship Offer
  • NATO Ships Drop Anchor In Tunisia

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Russian Foreign Minister: Libyan Scenario Undermines Global Stability

11 February 2012Stop NATOItar-Tass

Russia will seek respect for sovereignty of states – Lavrov

Russia will seek respect for the sovereignty of states and non-interference in their internal affairs. This was stated by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at a Moscow function to mark National Diplomacy Day.

The minister said Moscow was opposed to violence, wherever it might originate from, while at the same time upholding fundamental principles of international law. This first and foremost pertains to the situation in Syria, said Lavrov. He noted that a Libyan scenario of events would undermine global stability. Continue reading this...