WikiLeaks Analysis Suggests Hundreds of Thousands of Unrecorded Iraqi Deaths By Les Roberts

7 March 2011 — ICHBRussells Tribunal

Imagine that the New York Times revealed that five Senators were known to be taking bribes from a particular corporation. Some days later the Washington Post runs a story saying they had independent sources suggesting that four Senators were taking bribes from that same corporation but goes on to state that this was nothing new as the story was already covered, neglecting to mention that three of the four names were different than those previously reported by the Times. This is hard to imagine because eight named Senators in a scandal is not the same as five named Senators, and because healthy competition between papers would tend to point out the information missed by a rival. Yet, this is, at least numerically, what happened following the October 22nd, 2010 release of the Iraq War Logs by WikiLeaks.

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Libya Mostly Independent Media Newslinks for 7 March 2011

7 March 2011 —

Libya: Bewitched, bothered and bewildered By William Bowles

7 March 2011

“Despite the situation in Libya remaining unresolved, one thing is now certain: the president of the United States is now in control of the money, and this gives him a powerful tool … ‘Most countries consider the freezing of their assets an act of economic warfare'” — ‘Money as a weapon in West’s war on Libya‘, RT, 7 March 2011

In the West, revolution is something we are not very familiar with although it’s something the Left talk about an awful lot, other peoples’ revolutions that is.

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What the Sky Decision Tells Us About Media Reform By Dan Hind

7 March 2011 — Return of the Public

To form itself the public has to break existing political forms. — John Dewey

The culture secretary Jeremy Hunt last week decided to allow News Corporation’s takeover of BSkyB. Once Murdoch agreed not seek outright ownership of Sky News Hunt was happy for him to buy out the other shareholders. The company is now Murdoch’s for the buying.

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Money as a weapon in West’s war on Libya

7 March, 2011 — RT

As the violence continues in Libya, the US has been sending warships and more troops in that direction, fueling speculation of a military intervention. Some believe, however, that the West has already launched its war against Gaddafi’s regime.

­According to specialist in US sanctions, Michael Krinksy, the latest freezing of Muammar Gaddafi and his family foreign assets comes as the main weapon in this war. ‘Most countries consider the freezing of their assets an act of economic warfare,’ he said.

Some estimate that Libyan foreign assets amount to as much as US$ 100 billion, believed to be spread across the globe in investment. The question now is what happens to this fortune, especially the US$ 30 billion which the US has frozen, essentially cutting Libya off from the entire US banking system.

Despite the situation in Libya remaining unresolved, one thing is now certain: the president of the United States is now in control of the money, and this gives him a powerful tool.

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NATO’s Inevitable War: The Flood of Lies regarding Libya By Fidel Castro Ruz

4 March, 2011 — Global Research

In contrast with what is happening in Egypt and Tunisia, Libya occupies the first spot on the Human Development Index for Africa and it has the highest life expectancy on the continent. Education and health receive special attention from the State. The cultural level of its population is without a doubt the highest. Its problems are of a different sort. The population wasn’t lacking food and essential social services. The country needed an abundant foreign labour force to carry out ambitious plans for production and social development.

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West putting a toe over Libya’s border

6 March 2011 — RT

Eight British soldiers who were captured while accompanying a UK diplomat on a secret mission are reported to have been released by anti-Gaddafi forces in Libya.

­The eight Special Air Service officers were in the eastern part of the country escorting a junior diplomat who was supposed to negotiate with the rebels. They were seized on Sunday by anti-government protesters, who said they were outraged by the incident, seeing it as foreign intervention into Libya’s internal affairs.

The group was taken to the city of Benghazi. The eight SAS soldiers were released later the same day and left the country, according to Sky News sources.

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 6 March, 2011: Pushing for a Palestinian Tahrir

6 March, 2011 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Pink Floyd singer joins cultural boycott of Israel
IMEMC – Monday March 07, 2011 – 03:08, The former lead singer of the rock band Pink Floyd, Roger Waters, is the latest artist to voice support for the boycott of Israel, in an effort to pressure the state to end its occupation of Palestinian land, and comply with international law and signed agreements.

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Events in Libya through the eyes of witnesses: Summary from February 28

6 March 2011 —

A very informative and honest report on the real situation in Libya. The so-called western media and Jazeera along with it, are clearly beyond all redemption.

We continue the publication of information, coming to the Editor of the St. Petersburg Center for Middle East Studies MEAST.RU from medical staff in Libya.

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Saudi Arabia Mostly Mainstream Media Newslinks for 6 March 2011

6 March 2011–

Saudi Arabia releases Shiite cleric after Shiites staged protests
The Canadian Press
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi authorities have released a Shiite cleric two days after Shiites in the eastern region demonstrated demanding his release. Tawfiq al-Amer, who was arrested last week after he called for a constitutional monarchy, …

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Libya Mostly Mainstream Media Newslinks for 6 March 2011

6 March 2011 —

Qaddafi strikes back at Libya rebels’ western advance
Christian Science Monitor
Forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi pushed back Sunday against a rebel advance toward Mr. Qaddafi’s hometown of Sirte from Libya’s ‘liberated’ east. Rebels walk forward as smoke raises from mortar and tank shelling during a fight against …

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