Marines on ground in Libya By Jody Brown

24 March 2011 — OneNewsNow.com

An ABC affiliate in North Carolina says more than 2,000 U.S. Marines are on the ground in Libya.

WCTI-TV in New Bern reports those Marines, assigned to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) at Camp Lejuene, are “preserving the sanctity of the city [of Ajdubiyah] and the safety of the civilians within it.”

Capt. Timothy Patrick with the 26th MEU told the station: “In Libya right now they are doing exactly what we need them to do. They are doing what they are told, and right now that’s protecting Libyan people against Qadhafi forces.”

Evidently the Marines’ efforts are being successful. The commanding officer of the 26th MEU, Col. Mark Desens, says that following a second round of strikes by AV-8B Harrier jets, the Libyan dictator’s forces “are now less capable of threatening the town than before.”

According to the report, the 2,200 Marines with the 26th MEU are nearing the end of their deployment in the Mediterranean area and are due to be replaced with Marines from the 22nd MEU out of Camp Lejeune. A March 7 notice from the commanding officer of the 22nd MEU says that unit was being deployed to the Mediterranean Sea earlier than previously planned.

Truth, Propaganda and Media Manipulation By Global Research

24 March 2011 — Global Research

Never before has it been so important to have independent, honest voices and sources of information. We are – as a society – inundated and overwhelmed with a flood of information from a wide array of sources, but these sources of information, by and large, serve the powerful interests and individuals that own them. The main sources of information, for both public and official consumption, include the mainstream media, alternative media, academia and think tanks. Continue reading

Truth, Propaganda and Media Manipulation By Global Research

24 March 2011 — Global Research

Never before has it been so important to have independent, honest voices and sources of information. We are – as a society – inundated and overwhelmed with a flood of information from a wide array of sources, but these sources of information, by and large, serve the powerful interests and individuals that own them. The main sources of information, for both public and official consumption, include the mainstream media, alternative media, academia and think tanks.

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Libya Newslinks 23-24 March 2011

24 March 2011 19:10:02 — creative-i.info

24 March 2011

Tunisia Newslinks for 24 March 2011

24 March 2011 — creative-i.info

Tunisia freezes Gaddafi family assets-govt source
Reuters Africa
TUNIS, March 24 (Reuters) – Libya’s neighbour Tunisia has frozen assets belonging to the family of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, a Tunisian government source said on Thursday. Western countries, the United Nations and the European Union have already …
af.reuters.com/article/libyaNews/idAFLDE72N0GS20110324

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Egypt Newslinks for 24 March 2011

24 March 2011 — williambowles.info

U.S. Says Egypt Vote Shouldn’t Be Rushed
Wall Street Journal
By ADAM ENTOUS CAIRO—US Defense Secretary Robert Gates gently prodded Egypt’s interim leaders not to rush to new elections, saying the new political movements that helped push longtime President Hosni Mubarak from power in February need time to …
india.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703362904576218872404821988.html

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Bahrain Newslinks for 24 March 2011

24 March 2011 — creative-i.info

Bahrain suspends flights to and from Lebanon
Xinhua
BEIJING, March 24 (Xinhuanet) —Bahrain has suspended flights to and from Lebanon. Its state-run Gulf Air also says on its website that all flights to Iran and Iraq have been suspended until March 31st, without giving a reason. …
news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/video/2011-03/24/c_13795979.htm

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Yemen Newslinks for 24 March 2011

24 March 2011— creative-i.info

UK, Germany withdraw embassy staff from Yemen over unrest
CNN
By the CNN Wire Staff (CNN) — Germany and the United Kingdom are pulling nonessential embassy staff out of Yemen, they said Thursday, with the British citing “the rapid deterioration in the security situation.” Both nations are keeping small core …
www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/meast/03/24/yemen.unrest/

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A Humanitarian Intervention? by Richard Seymour, Edward Lewis

20 March, 2011 — New Left Project

Richard Seymour writes the blog Lenin’s Tomb and is the author of The Liberal Defence of Murder and The Meaning of David Cameron. Following the onset of military intervention in Libya, he spoke to NLP’s Edward Lewis about the motives underlying the operation and whether or not it can be justified.

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New Left Project interviews Ed Balls & John Denham By Jennifer O’Mahony

22 March 2011 — New Left Project

In exclusive interviews for New Left Project, Jennifer O’Mahony spoke to Labour’s Shadow Chancellor, Ed Balls, and Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills John Denham, at a video game workshop in Liverpool city centre. Denham and Balls were on a group visit with other members of the shadow cabinet, to promote business and industry in provincial cities like Liverpool.

Readers may of course take it as read that NLP is not granting space to Balls and Denham because we share their politics. The value of the piece is that, whether or not we agree with the Labour leadership on a given issue, the parties’ policies will always be a matter of direct concern to the left. Labour’s positions on financial regulation, tax avoidance, EMA, AimHigher, apprenticeships, universal benefit and the cuts in general are all of interest to our readership, since they matter to and directly affect the lives of working people in this country.

On the assumption that readers will share our misgivings about many of Balls’ and Denham’s responses, and regarding the direction of the Labour Party more generally, we invite you to make full use of the comments facility below the line, and take this opportunity to engage in a discussion on the issues raised in this interview, and the emerging policies of the Labour Party under Ed Miliband.

– David Wearing, co-editor

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 23 March, 2011: Knesset Passes “Nakba” and “Segregation” Laws

23 March, 2011 — VTJP

News

International Middle East Media Center

Before Flying To Moscow, Netanyahu Approves Further Strikes In Gaza
IMEMC – Wednesday March 23, 2011 – 23:05, Israeli sources reported Wednesday that Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, approved a series of strikes in the Gaza Strip before he headed to Russia.

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Stop Nato Updates on Libyan war 24 March 2011

24 March 2011 — Stop NATO

New U.S.-NATO Strikes Kill Libyan Civilians, Including Rescue Workers
Libyan Quagmire Could Drag More U.S. Forces In
White House Hands Libyan War Command And Control To NATO
How “Humanitarian” Is Western Intervention In Libya?
AFRICOM Chief Visits 14-Nation Libyan War Air Operations Center In Germany
Egypt: Pentagon Chief Gates Meets With Military Commander-In-Chief/Supreme Military Council Head
Global Navy Positioned U.S. For Libyan Strikes: Admiral
336 U.S., NATO Air Sorties, Missile Strikes In Libyan “Battle Space”
NATO Partners To Play Larger Role In Multiphased Libyan Attacks
Libyan War: China Must Rally World’s Anti-Intervention Voices

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