Truthout 10 March 2012: Politicians Won’t Return Ponzi Payoffs

10 March 2012 — Truthout

The Kazakhstan Massacre: Killing Hope to Benefit US Geopolitical Interests
Steve Horn and Allen Ruff, Truthout: “December 16, 2011, should have been, at minimum, a fairly bright day for the people of Kazakhstan marking the country’s Independence Day and 20th birthday. But rather than being a moment of celebration, it became a day of brutal repression and death, a bloody scene in the regional center of Zhanaozen paralleling those that occurred at the hands of US-supported dictatorial regimes during the uprisings now commonly referred to as the Arab Spring.” 
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Debunking Anti-Iran Propaganda: The Myth of the “New Holocaust” By Benjamin Schett

6 March 2012 — Global Research

URL of this article: www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=29626

In a pattern of propaganda now well-established in the mainstream media, fear-mongering against Iran is reaching an all-time peak. A case in point includes ongoing accusations that Iran is in violation of the nuclear non-proliferation treaty, despite statements to the contrary from U.S. Defence Secretary Leon Panetta as well as a number of American intelligence officials[1].

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Strategic Culture Foundation 3-10 March 2012: Africa / India-Pakistan / Arab Socialism / Russia-USA / Syria /

9 March 2012Strategic Culture Foundation

Africa on the Brink of New Shocks

10.03.2012 | 11:33 | Alexander MEZYAEV

The state powers of North Africa and the Middle East overtly routed, the process of destabilization in Nigeria and some other Africa South of Sahara countries moved a little away from the radar screen. But the recent events taking place in the most populated country of Africa make themselves be viewed against the backdrop of the «Arab spring», or «Arab leprosy» to be more precise… Today Nigeria has entered the period of abruptly intensified efforts of outside forces to turn the country’s internal contradictions to their own advantage. The same thing threatens other countries, first of all Algiers, Niger and Mali… Continue reading this...

Syria Newslinks 9-10 March 2012

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Kofi Annan confirms further cooperation with Moscow on Syria
Voice of Russia, News Today at 09:25
The new Syria envoy Kofi Annan confirmed the UN`s and the Arab League`s intention to actively cooperate with Russia in settling the Syrian crisis. Mr. Annan said this during his talks with Russia`s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Cairo on Friday.

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Chinese Stance On The Syrian Situation

9 March 2012 — Pakistan Observer

Chinese stance on Syrian situation By Sultan M Hali

It has been more than a year since the Arab Spring or wave of revolutionary demonstrations rocked the Arab world. Commencing on December 18, 2010, the Arab Spring has already taken a toll of the rulers in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Yemen while civil uprisings have erupted in Bahrain and Syria and major protests have broken out in Algeria, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco and Oman. There has been criticism of Western interference in these uprisings and, in some instances, direct intervention as in the case of Libya.

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Economic Warfare & Strangling Sanctions: Punishing Iran for its “Defiance” of the United States

9 March 2012 – www.boilingfrogspost.com

Punishing the Population into Hunger

The economic sanctions imposed upon Iran are having the desired effect of punishing the population through hunger and economic strangulation, making life miserable for the many. As tensions increase between the “international community” (the West) and Iran, talk of war is in the air. Continue reading this...

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 9 March 2012: The strangulation of a village

9 March 2012 — VTJP

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International Middle East Media Center

Two protesters wounded in Friday demos against Israeli Annexation Wall
IMEMC – Weekly non-violent protests were held on Friday afternoon in the villages of Bil’in, Nil’in, Al Mas’ara and Nabi Saleh. Two citizens were injured in addition to dozens of cases of inhalation of military grade tear gas in the village of Bil’in, west of Ramallah. …

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