Australia’s election campaign is driven by a barbarism that dares not speak its name By John Pilger

29 July 2013 — John Pilger

The election campaign in Australia is being fought with the lives of men, women and children. Some drown, others are banished without hope to malarial camps. Children are incarcerated behind razor wire in conditions described as “a huge generator of mental illness”. Continue reading this...

Egypt: The officers’ war of terror; latest statements from the Egyptian left

27 July, 2013 – Jadaliyya

Since the toppling of President Hosni Mubarak, Egypt has become a battlefield of narratives. Each narrative has sought to appropriate and define the January 25 Revolution. The wielders of power, most notably the army, along with its allies, advanced a narrative claiming that the revolution succeeded—thanks to the intervention of the officers. Continue reading this...

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Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the Struggle for Influence in Syria By Eric Draitser

8 July 2013 — Land Destroyer - StopImperialism.org

This week’s resignation of Ghassan Hitto, the so-called “Prime Minister in waiting” of the Syrian Opposition Coalition, coupled with the July 6th election of Ahmed Assi al-Jarba to head the umbrella coalition of US-supported proxy groups attempting to topple the Assad government, has revealed further cracks in the edifice of the imperialist assault on Syria. 

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Washington Islamist strategy in crisis as Morsi toppled by F. William Engdahl

5 July 2013 — Voltaire Network

The swift action by Egypt’s military to arrest Mohamed Morsi and key leaders of his Muslim Brotherhood organization on July 3 marks a major setback for Washington’s “Arab Spring strategy of using political Islam to spread chaos from China through Russia across the energy-rich Middle East. Continue reading this...

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Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood Will Not Capitulate (I) By Melkulangara BHADRAKUMAR

3 July 2013 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Egypt is on the brink, and, paradoxically, it is probably going to continue to remain that way in the near term. 

The narrative we hear is far too simplistic. It goes something like this: an elected government turned out to be not only inept but arrogant and crudely insensitive toward the imperative need of inclusive democracy; a stagnant economy; rising prices; fuel shortages; power cuts – discontent is boiling over. 

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Wikileaks Newslinks 2 July 2013

2 July 2013 — williambowles.info

 

WikiLeaks: Edward Snowden makes expanded asylum requests

Politico

WASHINGTON — National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, believed to be in legal limbo in the Moscow airport, is expanding his requests for asylum to another 19 countries, including China, according to WikiLeaks. WikiLeaks, the anti-secrecy …

http://www.politico.com/story/2013/07/wikileaks-edward-snowden-asylum-requests-93644.html?hp=l3_b2

 

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NATO Newslinks 24 June 2013

24 June 2013 — williambowles.info

 

NATO leader draws on war experience in his new role

The Virginian-Pilot

The conceptual mission – transformation – was difficult to explain, but with technology and communications affecting every aspect of global interaction, including warfare, NATO leaders decided to reinvent its only U.S.-based command to have a broader …

http://hamptonroads.com/2013/06/nato-leader-draws-war-experience-his-new-role

 

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VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel News and Articles 15 June 2013

15 June 2013 – VTJP

News

Ma’an News

PA official: Settlers burn 300 olive trees near Nablus
6/15/2013 – NABLUS (Ma’an) — A group of settlers set fire to over 300 olive trees on Saturday in a Nablus village, a Palestinian Authority official said. Ghassan Daghlas, a PA official who monitors settlement activities, told Ma’an that settlers from the illegal outpost of Havat Gilad set fire to olive trees in the Nablus village of Imatin. The blaze destroyed over 300 trees….

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