VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 15 March 2012: Shalabi’s hunger strike tests Israeli jailing policy

15 March 2012 – VTJP

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PCHR Weekly Report: “24 Palestinians Killed, 74 Wounded”
IMEMC – The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR), based in Gaza, published its weekly report on Israeli violations in the occupied territories in the period between March 8 and 14, 2012, and stated that Israeli soldiers killed 24 Palestinians, and wounded 74, including children and women. …

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Chinese Stance On The Syrian Situation

9 March 2012 – Pakistan Observer

Chinese stance on Syrian situation By Sultan M Hali

It has been more than a year since the Arab Spring or wave of revolutionary demonstrations rocked the Arab world. Commencing on December 18, 2010, the Arab Spring has already taken a toll of the rulers in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Yemen while civil uprisings have erupted in Bahrain and Syria and major protests have broken out in Algeria, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco and Oman. There has been criticism of Western interference in these uprisings and, in some instances, direct intervention as in the case of Libya.

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Syria: China Blocked New War, Global Bloodshed, Western Middle East Takeover

6 March, 2012 China.org.cn

China votes against an excuse for war By Qu Xing*

During the six-month war in Libya, at least 25,000 civilians lost their lives, and no one can tell the exact number of the people injured. If the Libyan model is applied to the case of Syria, a similar disaster will undoubtedly occur, and the wounds of war will be difficult to heal.

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Syria’s Uprising in Context By Stephen Gowans

10 February 2012what’s left

Since the beginning of the unrest in Syria, “the government has said that while some protesters have legitimate grievances, the uprising is driven by militant Islamists with foreign backing.” [1] This hardly squares with the view of Western state officials and media commentators who say that an authoritarian regime is killing its people and violently suppressing a largely peaceful movement for democracy.

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Syria and the media: “Activists say…” By William Bowles

17 February 2012 — – williambowles.info

Every time I read a BBC news piece about events in Syria it invariably includes the following phrase (emphasized):

“Troops are shelling intensively parts of the Syrian city of Homs, activists say, a day after the UN General Assembly called for an end to violence.” — ‘Syrian city shelled after UN vote’, BBC News, 17 February 2012

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Bahrain Newslinks 14-15 February 2012

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US-Backed Regime Replays State of Emergency to Crush Pro-Democracy Movement by Finian Cunningham
Dandelion Salad Today at 07:12
by Finian Cunningham Featured Writer Dandelion Salad Ethiopia 14 February 2012 Bahrain’s first anniversary of its pro-democracy protests has been met with massive police and army violence, with many civilians injured from regime forces firing birdshot and teargas into homes and at cars. Reports are coming in of Saudi-backed troops and mercenaries attacking mainly Shia [...]

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US, UK: Targeting Syria: Looking back at: “frighteningly frank” plans By Felicity Arbuthnot

7 February 2012

“’The very concept of objective truth is fading out of the world. Lies will pass into history.” George Orwell (Eric Arthur Blair, 1903-1950.)

For anyone in two minds about what is really going on in Syria, and whether President Assad, hailed a decade ago as “A Modern Day Attaturk”, has become the latest megalomaniacal despot, to whose people a US-led posse of nations, must deliver “freedom”, with weapons of mass, home, people, nation and livlihood destruction, here is a salutary tale from modern history.

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Occupy World 5.0 By Jim Prues

24 December 2011 — Dissident Voice

We are in uncharted territory. This is like no time in our civilization’s history — global food shortages, climate crisis, unending war and violence, corporate domination, rampant systemic corruption, government collusion with corporations, abject poverty and homelessness, mass extinctions; it’s a long list barely begun here. It’s enough to leave one feeling hopeless in the face of such onslaughts. And yet there is hope.

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