Get your Clause off our hospitals! By Jos Bell

26 October 2013 — Our NHS

The House of Lords has blown a hole in local people’s right to have a say if their hospital is closed – all eyes are now on the Commons.

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In an age of ‘realists’ and vigilantes, there is cause for optimism By John Pilger

19 September 2013 — John Pilger

The most important anniversary of the year was the 40th anniversary of 11 September 1973 – the crushing of the democratic government of Chile by General Augusto Pinochet and Henry Kissinger, then US secretary of state. The National Security Archive in Washington has posted new documents that reveal much about Kissinger’s role in an atrocity that cost thousands of lives. 

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The Folly of World War I: and the folly of ‘commemorating’ war By Lesley Docksey

9 September 2013 — williambowles.info

Any student of history knows that many of the problems the Middle East and Africa are now experiencing stem from the Great Powers having parceled up the land, drawn borders where none had existed and put into power various friendly leaders in the aftermath of World War I.  That includes the failures of Western actions in Iraq and Libya, and the ongoing failure of Syria, the West’s refusal to accept a popular President in Bashar al Assad and its efforts to undermine him, resulting in a horrific humanitarian mess.

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NSA: CIA Confirms Role in 1953 Iran Coup

19 August 2013 — National Security Archive

Documents Provide New Details on Mosaddeq Overthrow and Its Aftermath

National Security Archive Calls for Release of Remaining Classified Record

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Seeking Compensation for Vietnamese Agent Orange Victims, 52 years on By Marjorie Cohn and Jeanne Mirer

10 August 2013 — Global Research

Today marks the 52nd anniversary of the start of the chemical warfare program in Vietnam, a long time with NO without sufficient remedial action by the U.S. government. One of the most shameful legacies of the American War against Vietnam, Agent Orange continues to poison Vietnam and the people exposed to the chemicals, as well as their offspring.

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HLLN Haiti News 7 July 2013: On eight anniversary of execution of Emmanuel “Drèd Wilmè, Haiti hero for the 21st century…

7 July 2013 — HLLN

 

Photo: The July 6, 2005 UN massacre in Site Soley Haiti http://on.fb.me/Pmz8Xi Photo -The July 6, 2005 UN massacre in Site Solèy Haiti that killed Haiti hero, Emmanuel “Drèd Wilmè and about 60 other Haitians, including a 1 year-old Nelson and four year-old son Stanley Romelus who was killed by a single US/UN shot to the head in bed, asleep in his mother’s arms.)

 

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NHS is not safe with UK coalition government: Poll

7 July 2013 — PressTV

Ninety percent of NHS staff think Britain’s health service is not safe in the hands of the coalition government, a poll has found.

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Stalin’s personal archives available

14 June 2013 — Pravda

About 100,000 documents from the archives of Joseph Stalin and the Communist Party of the Soviet Union became available to the general public. The legendary leader is presented in the materials as both a statesman and the man he was in every day life.

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Subversive Nun’s Sophisticated Plot to Incite Peace By Peter Rugh

8 June 2013 — Waging NonViolence

Tears welled up in my eyes when I heard that 83-year-old Catholic nun Megan Rice is facing 20 years in prison — a sentence that, if delivered to the fullest extent this September, would essentially condemn her to spend the rest of her life behind bars. Unlike me, however, she reportedly smiled when the jury convicted her of interfering with national security and damaging federal property at a trial in Knoxville, Tenn., last month.

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Syria : One Year After the Houla Massacre. New Report on Official vs. Real Truth By Adam Larson

18 May 2013 — Global Research

A week from now it will be one year since the world first heard about the horrors of a place in Syria called “Houla.” On the afternoon and evening of Friday, May 25, 2012, a reported 108 civilians were massacred there. They were executed inside their homes, with guns and “sharp tools,” and maybe a little bit from shelling as well. As the reader might recall, most of the victims were entire families, included some 49 younger children and even babies.

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Photo Essay: Profit and Violence in the Name of Comprehensive Immigration Reform By Todd Miller

17 April 2013 — NACLA Border Wars

On April 16, the U.S. Senate’s so-called “Gang of 8” released their 844-page plan for comprehensive immigration reform entitled the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013. The border policing aspect of the bill (among many other things) envisions $3 billion for more surveillance systems, including unmanned aerial drones, $1.5 billion for more barriers on the boundary, and the addition of 3,500 more Customs and Border Protection agents (CBP includes the U.S. Border Patrol). This would be on top of the $18 billion (figure from 2012) that the U.S. government already spends on border and immigration enforcement per year, an expense that is more than all other federal law enforcement agencies combined.

Video: The Message of MLK, Bradley Manning and the Collateral Murder Video

10 April 2013 — The Real News Network 

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HLLN: Please sign Petition to Free Lynne Stewart: Save Her Life – Release Her Now! | The Assassination Of Dr. King And The Suppression Of The Anti-War And Peace Perspectives

6 April 2013 — HLLN

 

– Please sign Petition to Free Lynne Stewart: Save Her Life – Release Her Now! http://chn.ge/WixRmO

 

“I shall refuse all solid food,” Dick Gregory declared on April 4, the anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., “until Lynne Stewart is freed and receives medical treatment in the care of her family and with physicians of her choice without which she will die.”

 

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The BBC and Iraq Ten Years On By David McQueen

2 April 2013 — New Left Project

The tenth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq was marked in Baghdad with a wave of deadly bombings that killed at least sixty people and injured over two hundred. In Britain the anniversary brought on a wave of retrospectives and handwringing recollections by the likes of the BBC’s John Simpson. Simpson and other media pundits who gave credence to the government’s claims on WMD a decade ago have yet to apologise for their role in building the case for invasion. Continue reading this...

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