VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel: News and Articles 12 April 2014: Abbas’ move brings out Israeli racism

12 April 2014 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Army Declares Nabi Saleh Village A Closed Military Zone
IMEMC – [Saturday, April 12, 2014] Israeli soldiers closed all entrances of the Nabi Saleh village, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and declared the village a closed military zone; a young Palestinian man was shot by a live round, while a woman suffered fractures after being assaulted by the soldiers. …
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Thelonious Monk Quartet: ‘Epistrophy’

12 April 2014 — Jazz on the Tube

The “Thelonious Monk Quartet” perform in Japan during May of 1963. “Epistrophy” was the first composition in modern jazz to have a lasting impact and is considered a classic. Composed by Thelonious Monk and Kenny Clarke in 1942, the number was first recorded that year under the title “Fly Right” by Cootie Williams’ big band.

Personnel: Thelonious Monk, piano; Charlie Rouse, tenor sax; Butch Warren, bass; Frankie Dunlop, drums Continue reading this...

The World Bank, the PFI hospital and the destruction of a nation’s healthcare system By Anna Marriott

7 April 2014 — OurNHS   

The World Bank promised Lesotho that its PFI-style hospital – the first in any low-income country – would cost the same as its old public hospital. Instead it is eating up half the entire nation’s health budget, while paying 25% returns to the private partner.

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No, Putin Isn’t Following ‘Reagan Playbook’ in Ukraine–Thank God By Jim Naureckas

12 April 2014 — FAIR Blog 

David Ignatius (photo: CSIS)

David Ignatius

David Ignatius is a Washington Post columnist who is notable for his coziness with his sources in the CIA. So when he writes a column (4/8/14) headlined “Putin Steals the CIA’s Playbook on Anti-Soviet Covert Operations,” it’s hard to know how to take that: Is it supposed to be a criticism or a compliment?

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Category: Media, Ukraine, USA

Video: Anti-Russian sentiment a resource play diversion By Michael Hudson

12 April 2014 — Michael Hudson

Hundreds of pro-Russian protesters have seized public buildings in Eastern Ukrainian cities. They’re demanding referendums to secede from Ukraine in order to become a part of Russia. Ukrainian officials have blamed Putin for this continued unrest, but it should be noted that Ukraine is a major transit route for natural gas exports to Europe from Russia, and now Russia is warning Ukrainian officials that they need to pay back the $2.2 billion debt owed to the Russian natural gas company Gazprom. German and French officials are also working towards a quick implementation of a $14-18 billion International Monetary Fund loan package to the Ukraine.

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