“Boots on the Ground”: Sarkozy and Cameron Prepare to Land in Libya: Powerful Naval Strike Group enters Mediterranean By Manlio Dinucci

31 May 2011 — Global ResearchIl Manifesto, translated from Italian – 2011-05-28

At the end of the G8 summit, the French President Nicolas Sarkozy announced that he would visit Benghazi with the British Prime Minister David Cameron, since “we think alike,” essentially they agree that they “cannot negotiate with Gadhafi.” President Barack Obama expressed the same thought: “We will not relent until the people of Libya are protected, and the shadow of tyranny is lifted.” In other words, they are preparing to occupy Libya.

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Israel’s PR victory shames news broadcasters By Greg Philo

31 May 2011 — The Guardian – Comment

Our latest analysis of news bulletins reveals how Israel continues to spin images of war

The propaganda battle over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has reached a new level of intensity. In 2004 the Glasgow University Media Group published a major study on TV coverage of the Second Intifada and its impact on public understanding. We analysed about 200 programmes and questioned more than 800 people. Our conclusion: reporting was dominated by Israeli accounts. Continue reading

PressTV – ‘US dropped cluster bombs on Misratah’

29 May 2011 — PressTV

mat-120.jpgA Human rights investigation in Libya has found that it was the US and its Western allies who cluster bombed the troubled city of Misratah back in April.

The HRI said it has convincing evidence that the cluster bombing blamed on pro-Gaddafi forces was actually carried out by the US navy.

The report says at the time of the attack, Human Rights Watch and a reporter working for US media immediately blamed forces loyal to Libya’s embattled leader Muammar Gaddafi for the cluster bombing that threatened civilian lives.

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A selection of Gil Scott-Heron videos

30 May 2011

Gil Scott-Heron “Pieces Of A Man” (1971)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VqGWfq0Btg
Is That Jazz? Gil Scott Heron
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOBVa6Gg6PA
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGaRtqrlGy8
Gil Scott Heron – Message to the Messengers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3hCQcrfg28
Ain’t No Such Thing As A Superman by Gil Scott Heron
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xD_9Ph8KiVM
Gil Scott Heron, Johannesberg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wglq9xFk1Qc

NATO Newslinks 29 May 2011: Video: NATO accused over child deaths

29 May 2011 — williambowles.info

Los Angeles Times
Relatives mourn for Afghan children allegedly killed in a NATO airstrike in Helmand province. (EPA / May 29, 2011)
By Laura King Los Angeles Times A new dispute over civilian deaths erupted Sunday when Afghan officials claimed an errant NATO airstrike …
www.latimes.com/news/la-fgw-afghan-civilian-deaths-20110530,0,2353624.story

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Libyan war updates/Stop NATO news 29 May, 2011: U.S. To Modernize Its Nuclear Weapons In Europe

29 May, 2011 — Stop NATO

  • Libyan Air War: Almost 8,800 NATO Sorties, Over 3,300 Combat Missions
  • Afghan Officials: NATO Air Strike Kills At Least 12 Children, Four Women
  • U.S. To Modernize Its Nuclear Weapons In Europe
  • Bulgarian Defense Minister To NATO: Need U.S. Interceptor Missiles
  • New Strategic Concept: NATO Must Back Arab “Revolutions,” Train Armies

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 29 May, 2011: Israeli prisons charge Palestinian detainees for medical treatment

29 May, 2011 — VTJP

News

International Middle East Media Center

Gaza Journalism Forum Slams Israeli Police For Attacking Journalists in Jerusalem
IMEMC – Sunday May 29, 2011 – 10:21, The Palestinian Journalists Forum in Gaza issued a statement denouncing the Israeli police for attacking Palestinian journalists reporting on clashes that took place in Ras Al Amoud neighborhood, in occupied East Jerusalem.

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Torture Firm Risks Incorporated Tied To Destructive Evictions in Haiti By Ansel Herz

29 May 2011 — Narco News

US Security Firm Caught Training Mexican Police in Torture Techniques Is Working in the Caribbean

Security forces who are tearing down makeshift tent camps inhabited by Haitians displaced in last year’s earthquake were trained by Risks Incorporated, a US private security firm involved in torture trainings in Mexico, a Narco News investigation has found. Three camps in Delmas, a district in central Port-au-Prince, have been destroyed in the past week, sending families fleeing into the street with nowhere to go.

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Video: Imperial Takeover: Libya is Now a Humanitarian Disaster

30 May 2011 — grtv

In the words of Former US Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney:

“The sad fact, however, is that it is the Libyans themselves, who have been insulted, terrorized, lynched, and murdered as a result of the press reports that hyper-sensationalized this base ignorance. Who will be held accountable for the lives lost in the bloodletting frenzy unleashed as a result of these lies?

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