Truthout 14 March 2012: Henry A. Giroux | Youth in Revolt: The Plague of State-Sponsored Violence

14 March 2012 — Truthout

Henry A. Giroux | Youth in Revolt: The Plague of State-Sponsored Violence
Henry A. Giroux, Truthout: “As young people make diverse claims on the promise of a radical democracy, articulating what a fair and just world might be, they are increasingly met with forms of physical, ideological and structural violence…. What must be addressed in the most immediate sense is the threat the emerging police state in the United States poses not to just the young protesters occupying a number of American cities, but also the threat it poses to democracy itself.” 
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Syria Newslinks 14 March 2012

14 March 2012 20:03:07 —

Obama and Cameron: No intervention in Syria, pullout in Afghanistan Today at 19:31
The US and the UK are just as determined as ever to remove Bashar Assad from power, but are unlikely to go for a full-scale military intervention – at least for now.

Military intervention would destabilize Syria – Brzezinski Today at 18:50
Resolving the Syrian conflict by force would be “counterproductive, premature and destabilizing,” says former US National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski.

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Stop NATO Today at 18:09 In Context March 13, 2011
In this episode we speak with journalist Rick Rozoff, manager of the blog Stop NATO about NATO’s broader plans in the Middle East and how they connect to the possible interventions in Syria and Iran.

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Information Clearing House Newsletter 14 March 2012

14 March 2012 Information Clearing House

Backing into World War III?

By Sean Stone

It is no wonder that Russian Prime Minister Putin has called the Anglo-American policy in the Middle East a ‘cult of violence.’

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Video: Wag the dog: How to cook-up Syrian drama

14 March 2012RT

Some mainstream news channels have been recently caught carrying dubious footage from Syria. It fuels the debate over media’s role in legitimizing possible military intervention in the country. Continue reading this...

NATO States “Not Interested” In Cooperation With Russia

14 March 2012 —  Stop NATONews.Az

West ‘not interested’ in strategic projects with Russia Alexander Sotnichenko

The United States and EU’s criticism of the elections in Russia prompted more interest in alternative options for integration with Russia. I think that Russia could become a centre of the new integration process, if it creates a new integration strategy based on the common past of the CIS states and common threats such as the West’s involvement in support of revolutions in the Middle East that could spread to the post-Soviet area.

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Europe’s Economic Crisis: Portugal, Ireland, Spain, Italy and Belgium are Heading in the Same Direction as Greece by Bob Chapman

14 March 2012 — Global Research

It isn’t over until it is over. Of course, we are referring to Europe and its version of 1984. We find it profound that the bankers, politicians and bureaucrats of Europe can do what they have done with a straight face. Investor had a haircut shoved down their throats and the ECB, the European Central Bank and the IMF were exempt.

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Video: Syria: His Master’s Voice

14 March 2012Youtube

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This BBC report says it all really, the arrogance of Empire. Thanks to Felicity Arbuthnot for directing me to this blatant example of the Imperial mindset warping the thinking of a no doubt otherwise intelligent person. Listen to how she browbeats the guy about her fucking visa! It’s outrageous. If I was religious I’d be saying ‘She knows not what she does’ but she does know. Continue reading this...

Black Agenda Report 14 March 2012: The KONY Scam / Farewell Kucinich / Racist Empire / Obama Role Model?

14 March 2012 — Black Agenda Report News, commentary and analysis from the black left

Social Media Scam Alert: Top Ten Ways to Tell Kony is Phony

by BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon
A week ago Invisible Children released a video that was immediately picked up and promoted by every corporate news and entertainment outlet till it went “viral”.  Kony 2012 allegedly “promote awareness” of and contributes to the end of child soldiering in Africa.  But is that really what it’s about?  Is it, like the old Save Darfur war dance, another propaganda campaign to justify US intervention in Africa?

The “Lone Gunman” of Kandahar Province? “The Dehumanization of the Enemy” Engrained in the Behavior of US Soldiers… By Andy Dilks

14 March 2012 — Global Research

The official line for the atrocity carried out in Kandahar has now been clearly established: a US soldier went off base alone in the night and proceeded to kill 16 civilians in a nearby village before setting fire to the bodies. Condemned as “intentional murderers” by Afghan President Hamid Karzai, the US government has announced the obligatory “rapid and thorough” investigation. Tensions were already inflamed over the burning of the Quran by American soldiers, and following on from the revelation of “kill teams” collecting body parts as “trophies” and the leaked footage of troops urinating on dead Afghans, there is much concern that the latest atrocity will escalate tensions and stretch even thinner an already fragile relationship between the occupying US Army and the local population.

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NATO Proxies behind Syria Massacre by Prof. Michel Chossudovsky

14 March, 2012 — Global ResearchPress TV

Interview with Professor Michel Chossudovsky, Director of the Centre for Research on Globalization, Montreal.

“There’s ample evidence from official statements from the Arab League observer mission, from the Israeli media, that there are terrorist organizations involved in killing civilians and this, in a very cynical mode, provides the justification for the so-called international community to blame Bashar al-Assad when in fact these civilian casualties were ordered by foreign forces.” (Michel Chossudovsky)

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Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 10

14 March 2012 —

The Road to Tehran

The Western imperial powers seem intent on regime change in Iran. It has been said that, “the road to Tehran is through Damascus,” and such sentiments have been expressed by the King of Saudi Arabia, a ruthless tyrant who represses his own and neighboring populations (such as in Bahrain), and who calls for Syria to show “restraint” against its ‘repression.’ The hypocrisy of the West and its regional allies knows no bounds. The Western puppets, as we know from Wikileaks releases, favor a U.S. military strike against Iran, yet the Arab world as a whole does not. In fact, the wider world – and the vast majority of the global population – supports Iran‘s right to nuclear enrichment, but we are told that Iran “defies” the so-called “international community.” From official report, documents, and statements, we know that Iran has no nuclear weapon or any nuclear weapons program, but still, Iran is presented as a “threat.” What is the basis for this threat? What are the intentions and actions of the imperial powers against Iran? How do the sanctions affect Iran and its people? Are we, indeed… on the road to Tehran?

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HLLN 14 March 2012: UN soldiers jailed for raping Haitian boy | Cholera, United Nations: Negligence and the Rule of Law | HLLN on Haiti’s cholera case against the UN in light of UN-US recent admissions

14 March 2012HLLN

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  • Two Pakistani UN soldiers jailed for raping Haitian boy UN soldiers patrol in Port-au-Prince,  March 13, 2012, BBC
  • Two UN Pakistani peacekeepers convicted in Haiti ?
  • Haiti, Cholera and the United Nations: Negligence and the Rule of Law
  • Link Ezili Danto’s Note on: Bill Clinton – Slick Willy’s-  recent and sudden admission that a UN soldier brought cholera to Haiti and the UN‘s apparent strategic denial.

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Video: Afghan Activists Want US Out, No Deal with Taliban

14 March 2012The Real News Network

Sonali Kolhatkar: RAWA women do not want any power sharing deal with Taliban but want US out now

Sonali Kolhatkar is a founding Director of the US-based solidarity organization, Afghan Women’s Mission, which raises funds for social and political women-led projects in Afghanistan. She is co-author of the book, “Bleeding Afghanistan: Washington, Warlords, and the Propaganda of Silence”. She is also the host and Executive Producer of Uprising, heard on KPFK Pacifica Radio. Continue reading this...

Video: Syria: “We want to exterminate ‘Alawites”

11 March 2012The Angry Arab News Service

These are videos that you are not likely to see in Western media or in Saudi and Qatari Arab media. They chant “We want to exterminate ‘Alawites“. This was in Homs.  An eye witness (not to be confused with eyewitnesses on Aljazeera) reports to me that he himself heard the chant “Alawites to the grave, and Christians to Beirut” (it rhymes in Arabic of course) in Latakia. (thanks Hossam) Continue reading this...