4 January 2014 — WSWS
The emotional support charity Samaritans is currently receiving a call every six seconds to its 24-hour telephone helpline, from people in distress, feeling suicidal or struggling to cope. Last year, some 600,000 people expressing suicidal feelings called the charity.
Professor Richard Shepherd and the Unnatural Death of Dr David Kelly: Haemorrhage from Cutting the Ulnar Artery. A Sole Cause of Death? By Dr. David Halpin
13 August 2013 — Global Research
These are three sentences from a short letter written by the author and published in the Morning Star 16th of December 2003.
As a past trauma and orthopaedic surgeon I cannot easily accept that even the deepest cut into one wrist would cause such exsanguination (bleeding out) that death resulted. The two arteries are of matchstick size and would have quickly shut down and clotted. (He did not know then that the ulnar artery alone was transected ie cut across.)
The Unnatural Death of Dr David Kelly: The Illusions of the Illicit Hutton Inquiry – the ‘Forensics’ By Dr. David Halpin
9 August 2013 — Global Research
If Albion is perfidious in foreign lands is it not likely its cunning and its lying will be strong suits on the home front? The trappings of Crown, ancient ceremony, and red empire stamp authority and apparent integrity on the British state. These, and much else, are the coinage of a supine and incestuous media and especially of the BBC, the state broadcaster and supreme propagandist. ‘Nation shall speak peace unto nation’ is its most ironic motto. The whole works in terrible concert.
19 June 2013 — SANA
[Not sure whether this story is true or not but if true, it does put the Brit govt in a bit of bind now doesn't it and explains why I had to read this on a Lebanese website. WB]
London, (SANA)- Amid a state of media blackout, British authorities arrested a group of terrorists who participated in the fighting in Syria. Continue reading this...
29 April 2013 — John Pilger
Eleven miles by ferry from Perth is Western Australia’s “premier tourist destination”. This is Rottnest Island, whose scabrous wild beauty and isolation evoked for me Robben Island in South Africa. Empires are never short of devil’s islands; what makes Rottnest different, indeed what makes Australia different, is a silence and denial on an epic scale.
The Boston Bombings in Context: How the FBI Fosters, Funds and Equips American Terrorists By James Corbett
17 April 2013 – Global Research
The Boston Marathon bombing has provoked shock, grief and outrage from around the world. After decades of conditioning, the public automatically equates such terrorism with Muslim radicals. But the evidence shows that every major terror plot on American soil in the past 10 years has been fostered, funded and equipped by one organization: the FBI.
16 April 2013
As if anyone needed reminding, but perhaps they do, Benjamin Netanyahu once more exposed his racist, nay fascist mindset when in a speech, he referred to Palestinians as “sub-human”:
”As if anyone needed it we got a reminder that a stone is a lethal weapon,” he said.
“The terror of stones thrown in an ambush joins the terror of petrol bombs, the terror of knives, the terror of shots and missiles, explosive devices, car bombs and suicide attacks,” Netanyahu said.
“But we shall not retreat, not surrender, not give in… Terror is not a blow from above, it is the work of humans, or subhumans. We shall defeat them.” — ‘Israel will not yield to ‘subhumans‘: Netanyahu
26 March 2013 – Information Clearing House
Threat of Pre-emptive Nuclear War Directed Against Iran
By Michel Chossudovsky
Mini-nukes are the chosen weapons system under the doctrine of pre-emptive nuclear war, to be used in the conventional war theater against terrorists and ‘state sponsors of terrorism’, including the Islamic Republic of Iran.
4 March 2013 – Information Clearing House
Why We Must Resist Netanyahu and the Hawks’ Reckless Push for War on Iran
By Murtaza Hussain
Netanyahu‘s push for war is clearly counter to the views of his own military and intelligence communities. That exposes the risk of handing the most gravely consequential of geopolitical decisions over to the calculations of ideologically-driven political leaders.
15 January 2013 – Information Clearing House
Mali and the Scramble for Africa:A New Wave of Barbarism
By Ben Schreiner
The notion that the West’s renewed interest in Africa is derived from an altruistic desire to help African states combat terrorism and establish democracy is rather absurd.
14 January 2013 – Washington’s Blog
In His Honor, Can Reddit Stop Censoring?
Reddit co-founder and free speech activist Aaron Swartz killed himself due to government censorship and harassment. (He was probably clinically depressed and apparently committed suicide; no one is alleging that he was murdered.)
18 December, 2011 – Salon
As the army private’s hearing begins, this harrowing short imagines his detention
Director Kyle Broom wanted to take “Prevention of Injury (POI)” through the film festival circuit just like every other independent filmmaker, but this 20-minute film has the burden of being about something. The film’s main character is doesn’t have a name. He’s referred to in the credits only as “The Detainee.” Continue reading this...
22 December 2012 – Information Clearing House
Fact Or Fiction?
US and Russia Back Bid to Find End to Syrian War
By Alex Spillius, Damien McElroy
The United States and Russia have backed a final bid to find a political solution to Syria’s civil war, as Moscow said it was prepared to accept President Bashar al-Assad’s departure.
15 December 2012 – Information Clearing House
Syria: The Descent into Holy War
By Patrick Cockburn
It is one of the most horrifying videos of the war in Syria. It shows two men being beheaded by Syrian rebels, one of them by a child.