Statewatch News Online, 7 September 2015 (21/15): ‘We are Ashamed’

7 September 2015 — Statewatch •  e-mail:

“We are ashamed”: Statement on the desparate situation in the Mediterranean
“The EU is behaving shamefully”:  It is time for the European Parliament to act: sign up to the Statement

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Media Lens: Hillary Clinton – Of Glass Ceilings And Shattered Countries

16 April 2015 — Media Lens

We live in a time when compassionate rhetoric is used as a weapon of state-corporate control. The rhetoric focuses on ethical concerns such as racial, gender and same-sex equality, but is disconnected from any kind of coherent ethical worldview. Corporate commentators are thereby freed to laud these moral principles, even as they ignore high crimes of state-corporate power.

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Media Lens: Love For Libya: 2011-2015

18 March 2015 — Media Lens

Islamic State’s horrific mass beheading of 21 Coptic Christians last month forced a reluctant UK media system to return to Libya, scene of saturation news coverage in 2011.

Then, the media lens hovered obsessively over every Libyan government crime – indeed, over every alleged and even predicted crime – in an effort to justify a Nato ‘intervention’ that was supported by most media and 557 British MPs, with just 13 opposed.

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FAIR TV: Iran Nuke Tall Tales, New Benghazi Nonsense, White Guys on Affirmative Action By Peter Hart

3 May 2014 — FAIR TV

FAIRTV050214On the show this week: CNN goes to Iran nuclear expert… Benjamin Netanyahu? Plus new nonsense on Benghazi, and Meet the Press presents a discussion on affirmative action with mostly conservative white guys–showing media’s need for some affirmative action of their own.

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The Destabilization of Africa. A Machiavellian Intrigue of Colossal Proportions By Carla Stea

1 January 2014– Global Research


On December 24th 2013, the United Nations Security Council voted to increase peacekeeping forces in South Sudan, whose independence from the North US-NATO powers celebrated only recently.  Democratic elections in South Sudan did not, however, lead to peace and stability.  Continue reading this...

Information Clearing House 6 November 2013: President Arafat Murdered

6 November 2013 — Information Clearing House

The Brutal Past and Present are Another Country in Secret Australia

By John Pilger

More than any colonial society, Australia consigns its dirtiest secrets, past and present, to a wilful ignorance or indifference.


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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 6 November 2013

6 November 2013 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Child Seriously Injured In Jerusalem
IMEMC – [Tuesday Evening November 5, 2013] Palestinian medical sources have reported that a Palestinian child was seriously injured by Israeli army fire in Qotna village, northwest of occupied East Jerusalem. …

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Bandar and Hariri Implicated in Khan Al-Assal Chemical Weapons Attack By Christof Lehmann

2 November 2013 — 4th Media

Testimony by a Liwa Asifat al-Shamal member implicates Saudi, Lebanese and Turkish Officials and Officers, including the Lebanese MP Saad Hariri and Saudi Arabi´s Intelligence Chief Bandar bin Sultan, in Weapons Trafficking and the Trafficking of the Nerve Agent Sarin to Mercenary Brigades in Syria. The Testimony Implicates Bandar and Hariri in the Chemical Weapons Attack in Khan Al-Assal on 5 March 2013. 

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Information Clearing House 21 October 2013: Chris Hedges: Are We Living in a Police State?

21 October 2013 — Information Clearing House

Engineering Consent For More Wars

U.S. Military Investing Heavily in Africa

By Shashank Bengali

The Pentagon has begun a burst of spending in Africa, investing in air facilities, flight services, telecommunications and electrical upgrades as the U.S. military deepens its footprint in a region with a rising threat of “Islamist terrorism”.


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Information Clearing House 13 October 2013: Arafat Poisoned With Polonium 210? The Lancet

13 October 2013 — Information Clearing House

Post-Intervention Libya: A Militia State

By Richard Falk

The seizure of al-Libi and the subsequent kidnapping of the prime minister may be metaphors of what ‘governance’ in Libya has come to signify.


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The Nobel ‘Peace Prize’: A Sick Joke And A Demented Fraud By Professor Francis A. Boyle

12 October 2013 —

This past week, we saw the mouthpiece of Imperialism, the Norwegian Nobel Committee award its ‘Peace Prize’ to the UN’s Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), before it’s even completed its work (if it ever will or can)! Almost exactly one year ago following the awarding of the Nobel ‘Peace Prize’ to the European Union for its participation in the invasion of Libya and the overthrow of a sovereign state, the eminent academic Francis A. Boyle wrote the following, a statement that applies equally to this year’s award: Continue reading this...

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VTJP Palestine-Israel Newslinks 11 October 2013

11 October 2013 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Israeli Reserve Colonel Killed In Jordan Valley Settlement
IMEMC – [Thursday at night October 10 2013] Israeli daily, Haaretz, has reported that an Israeli reserve officer settler was killed outside his home in the Brosh Habika illegal Israeli settlement in the occupied Jordan Valley. …

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Information Clearing House 10 October 2013: Are Americans Dumb (or just misinformed)?

10 October 2013 — Information Clearing House

Israel and Saudi Arabia – An Unholy Alliance

By Stephen Lendman

Saudi money allied with US/Israeli warmaking reflect sinister/lethal trouble.

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The Anti-Empire Report #121 By William Blum: The War on Terrorism … or whatever

8 October 2013 — Anti-Empire Report

The War on Terrorism … or whatever.

“U.S. hopes of winning more influence over Syria’s divided rebel movement faded Wednesday after 11 of the biggest armed factions repudiated the Western-backed political opposition coalition and announced the formation of an alliance dedicated to creating an Islamist state. The al-Qaeda-affiliated Jabhat al-Nusra, designated a terrorist organization by the United States, is the lead signatory of the new group.” 1

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