Eyewitnesses say media whipping up Libyan uproar — RT

3 March, 2011 — RT

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Muammar Gaddafi supporters pose with pictures of the Libyan leader in a no-mans-land between the two countries on March 02, 2011 in Ras Jdir, Tunisia- Libya border

Muammar Gaddafi supporters pose with pictures of the Libyan leader in a no-mans-land between the two countries on March 02, 2011 in Ras Jdir, Tunisia- Libya border

The last group of Russians and citizens of former Soviet republics has been evacuated from conflict-torn Libya. According to some witnesses to the events in the country, the situation is not exactly as bad as it appears in media reports.

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Tunisia Mostly Mainstream Newslinks for 3 March, 2011

3 March, 2011 — creative-i.info

Libya Refugee Crisis Called a ‘Logistical Nightmare’
New York Times
By NADIA SHIRA COHEN and SHARON OTTERMAN RAS AJDIR BORDER CROSSING, Tunisia
— The head of the United Nations refugee agency said on Thursday that it was proving a “logistical nightmare” to help tens of thousands of migrant workers fleeing Libya in a …
www.nytimes.com/2011/03/04/world/africa/04refugee.html?src=twrhp

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Wikileaks Newslinks for 3 March, 2011

3 March, 2011 — creative-i.info

Assange files appeal against extradition in sex case
CNN International
By the CNN Wire Staff London (CNN) — Lawyers for WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange have filed an appeal against his extradition to Sweden to face questioning on sex charges, a member of his defense team said Thursday. The appeal was submitted …
www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/europe/03/03/uk.assange.case/

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Bradley Manning Newslinks for 3 March, 2011: Twenty-Two New Charges Against Pvt. Bradley Manning

3 March, 2011 — creative-i.info

WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning facing 22 fresh charges
DailyIndia.com
Washington, Mar 3(ANI): Bradley Manning, the prime suspect in the leaking of classified US documents to the WikiLeaks whistleblowing website, has been hit with an additional 22 charges, including aiding the enemy. The US Army intelligence analyst …
www.dailyindia.com/show/427785.php

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Bahrain Mostly Mainstream Media Newslinks for 3 March, 2011

3 March, 2011 — creative-i.info

Bahrain’s Shiite opposition set to talk to rulers
The Associated Press
MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — The Shiite opposition groups seeking to loosen the Sunni monarchy’s grip on power in Bahrain are ready to talk to the Gulf nation’s rulers about political change after weeks of protests, a leading opposition member said Thursday …
www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iU8UVntxmnZ9wz7Qg0J8Prdd47jg?docId=637a0b26b7de4ea38c34c7eb6fce94a3

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Libya Mostly Mainstream Media Newslinks for 2 March 2011

2 March 2011 — creative-i.info

N. Africa, Mideast protests: 4 killed in fighting in al-Brega, Libya
CNN (blog)
Libyan rebels in the city of Ajdibaya get ready for a fight after a government jet flies over them Wednesday. [LIBYA, 10:11 am ET, 5:11 pm] At least four people have been killed and 23 have been wounded in the fighting Wednesday between pro-Gadhafi …
news.blogs.cnn.com/2011/03/02/n-africa-mideast-protests-explosions-heard-in-tripoli/

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Libya: I smell a rat By William Bowles

3 March 2011 — Strategic Culture Foundation

“[T]o be an enemy of America can be dangerous, but to be a friend is fatal.” — Henry Kissinger

From the very beginning of the Libyan uprising/coup, call it what you will, something didn’t strike me as ‘right’, events unfolded in a vacuum as if overnight, chaos took over. As I reported in an earlier piece, all the videos coming out of Libya, were grainy unattributed snatches of events, it was impossible to tell what was really going on, and accompanied by all manner of rumours about what it was alleged Ghadafi’s regime was doing.

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Libya Independent Media Newslinks for 2-3 March, 2011

3 March, 2011 — creative-i.info

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 2 March, 2011: Israeli bulldozers demolish Khirbet Tana for 6th time

2 March, 2011 — VTJP

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International Middle East Media Center

Report: “Israel Kidnapped 80 Children in Jerusalem Since The Beginning of 2011”
IMEMC – Thursday March 03, 2011 – 00:37, The Research and Documentation Unit at the Jerusalem Center for Social and Economic Rights (JCSER) reported that Israeli soldiers and policemen kidnapped more than 80 Palestinian children in occupied East Jerusalem since the beginning of this year.

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Information Clearing House Newsletter 2 March, 2011: Misreporting on Libya – The Anti-Empire Report

2 March, 2011 — Information Clearing House

Who is Muammar Gaddafi?
By Antonio Cesar Oliveira
How can you call someone a dictator leader who overthrew a corrupt monarchy, modernized the country, won the highest HDI in Africa, and applied a direct democracy system of government?
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article27593.htm

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Waiting for Aristide – New Documentary Short

28 February, 2011 — Paul Burke Films

In a new documentary short, released today to coincide with the seven-year anniversary of the 2004 coup d’etat in Haiti, Independent filmmaker Paul Burke asks Haitians what they would say to President Obama about the return of former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide to Haiti.  Their responses, complied in this six-minute film, can be viewed here:

The film appears as momentum for Aristide’s return is gaining force both in Haiti and internationally.  Demonstrations on February 18, in Port-au-Prince, and again in Cap Haitian, Haiti’s second largest city on February 25, brought thousands of supporters to the streets in festive, nonviolent protests calling for the immediate return of Aristide.   Expectation of Aristide’s return is so high in Haiti that the organizers dubbed these as celebrations in anticipation.  Rumors that Aristide’s plane is in the air have brought large crowds to the airport several times over the last few weeks.  The renewal of Aristide’s passport last month seemed to clear the way for his return.  So what is the holdup?

An article in last Friday’s South African daily the Mail and Guardian “Whose Grounding Aristide?”, suggests South Africa may be succumbing to US pressure to keep Aristide out of Haiti.  The article reprints an open letter addressed to South African President Jacob Zuma,  by American actor Danny Glover, Reverend Jesse Jackson, African-American lawyer and author Randall Robinson, and other prominent figures from the American anti-apartheid movement, appealing to South Africa to assist in Aristide’s immediate return to Haiti.

Burke’s film let’s Haitians have their say, and tell in their own words why they are “Waiting for Aristide.”

Forwarded by Haiti Action