VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 6 August, 2010: Will the Israel-Lebanon border blow up?

6 August, 2010 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Protest in Artas against the Israel wall
IMEMC – 7 Aug 2010 – Friday August 06, 2010 – 20:27, The people of the village of Artas west of Bethlehem organized on Friday their weekly march against the construction of the wall on their land.

Anti-wall protest in Ni’lin to commemorate the death of one of its activists
IMEMC – 7 Aug 2010 – Friday August 06, 2010 – 20:16, The villagers of Ni’lin near Ramallah in the West Bank organized their weekly nonviolent protest Friday at noon.

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`South of the Border’: An Interview with Oliver Stone & Tariq Ali

28 July, 2010 — Links International Journal of Socialist Renewalwww.alborada.net

Oliver Stone’s new documentary South of the Border chronicles the emergence of progressive governments in Latin America, their quest for social and political transformation and their growing independence from Washington. Roberto Navarrete interviews Oliver Stone and Tariq Ali (one of the film’s scriptwriters) to find out some background.

Oliver Stone with Hugo Chavez.

Roberto Navarrete: You have made three films on Latin America, two of them on Fidel Castro. What motivated you to make this new documentary about Latin America?

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 6 August, 2010: Uribe’s appointment to flotilla probe guarantees its failure

6 August, 2010 — VTJP


Ma’an News

Red Cross urged to help farmers harmed by Gaza no-go zone
8/7/2010 – GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — A Popular Committee Against the Buffer Zone in Gaza met with the International Committee of the Red Cross Saturday to discuss means to assist farmers affected by Israel’s imposition of a no-go zone. Committee members from across Gaza called on the ICRC to intervene and allow farmers to….

Fuel shortage sees Gaza go dark
8/7/2010 – GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Hours after officials at the Gaza Power Plant warned of the site’s immanent shut down on Saturday, the Gaza Strip went black. Power plant officials said a fuel shortage caused the shut-down, and blamed a refusal of the Palestinain Authority to ship sufficient fuel into the coastal enclave…. Related: Independents hope to solve Gaza’s electricity crisis and PA to deduct 25% of Gaza salaries for electricity bill

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South Africa loses its ‘War on Poverty’ By Patrick Bond

6 August, 2010 — Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal

sa-poverty.jpgShortly before Pretoria’s presidential power change from Thabo Mbeki to Jacob Zuma two years ago, the South African state announced its War on Poverty. What news from the front, in the immediate wake of World Cup host duties that showed observers how very pleasant life is for the rich and middle class here?

We don’t know, because the War on Poverty is one of the most clandestine operations in South African history, with status reports kept confidential by a floundering army in rapid retreat from the poor, who are estimated at half the society.

Initially the War on Poverty appeared as a major national project. Early hubris characterised the war, as happens in most, with victory claimed even before Mbeki officially launched it in his February 2008 State of the Nation speech.

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U.S. Expands Asian NATO To Contain And Confront China By Rick Rozoff

7 August, 2010 — Stop NATO

The U.S. ended the four-day Invincible Spirit joint military exercise with South Korea on July 28, which consisted of 20 warships and submarines, 200 aircraft and 8,000 troops ‘in the sea, shore and the skies’ [1] of South Korea and in the Sea of Japan near the coasts of North Korea and Russia.

On the same day the Taiwan News ran a feature entitled ‘China reports: the US means to set up another NATO in Asia,’ which cited Chinese news media, scholars and analysts warning that ‘The US is establishing another ‘NATO’ in Asia to contain China as evidenced in the ongoing high-profile naval exercise with South Korea and a perceived intrusion in South China Sea affairs. [T]hese moves including explicit intervention in Asian affairs underline the US’s schemes to challenge China over its growing presence in this area….’

Chinese scholar Shih Yongming is paraphrased as asserting that ‘The US is capitalizing on the contradictions among East Asian countries to form a front against China,’ in reference to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton proposing ‘to include the controversy over the issues of South China Sea into the mechanism of international laws and [speaking] explicitly about US stakes in the disputed sea’s areas,’ [2] an allusion to her comments at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Regional Forum in Hanoi on July 23.

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A Roundup of Net Neutrality Stories 6 May – 7 August, 2010

7 August, 2010 — Net Neutrality

7/8/10 – Verizon & Google Enter Reported Deal for Tiered Internet Use, Is Net Neutrality in Jeopardy?

6/8/10 – Has the internet just sold its soul? By Stephen Foley

6/8/10 – Net neutrality talks stall in US

6/8/10 – Has the internet just sold its soul?

5/8/10 – Under Threat: A Free and Open Internet

2/8/10 – “Summer of rage”: Obama Derangement Syndrome grips conservative media once again

19/5/10 – Sunstein Internet control falsehood migrates to Fox

18/5/10 – Limbaugh distorts Sunstein’s and Kagan’s views on control of the Internet

14/4/10 – Save the Internet, But Start a Social Movement

13/4/10 – David DeGraw: Net neutrality or censorship?

12/4/10 – The Battle for Net Neutrality: Corporate Takeover or Opportunity? By Megan Tady

8/4/10 – Shocking Censorship at Google News and the Future of Net Neutrality By David DeGraw

7/4/10 – Net Neutrality — The Fight Ahead By Tim Karr


6/4/10 – The Jeff Farias Show: Art Brodsky on Net Neutrality

6/4/10 – Megan Tady, “The Courts Can’t Take Away Our Internet”

Information Clearing House Newsletter 6 August, 2010 Weekend Edition: Tariq Aziz: 'Britain and the US Killed Iraq. I Wish I was Martyred'

6 August, 2010 — Information Clearing House

Tariq Aziz: ‘Britain and the US Killed Iraq. I Wish I was Martyred’
By Martin Chulov in Baghdad
“Bush and Blair lied intentionally. They were both pro-Zionist. They wanted to destroy Iraq for the sake of Israel, not for the sake of the US and Britain.”

Arab Majority Backs Nuclear Iran
By Benjamin Birnbaum
The 2010 Arab Public Opinion Poll found that 57 percent of respondents not only believe that Iran’s nuclear program aims to build a bomb but also view that goal positively — nearly double the 29 percent who thought so in 2009.

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