Stop NATO News: 16 May, 2011

16 May, 2011 — Stop NATO

Updates on Libyan war: May 16

  • Russia Could Withdraw From START Over U.S.-NATO Missile Shield
  • Four NATO Soldiers Killed In Afghan Bomb Blast
  • Reports: NATO Killed Five Afghan Women, One Boy On Sunday
  • U.S. Missile Strike Kills At Least Seven In Pakistan
  • Pakistan: Call For Expulsion Of U.S. Envoy, Ban On NATO Transit
  • General Leads NATO Delegation To Azerbaijan
  • Montenegro Moves Closer To Full NATO Membership
  • Georgian Opposition: U.S. Supports Autocracy, Pseudo-Democracy
  • British Military Brass Tour NATO Training Mission-Iraq Headquarters

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The truth about ‘civilized transitions’ By William Bowles

16 May 2011

“What about giving Gaddafi an exit strategy?” — Channel 4 News presenter to somebody or other, 16 May, 2011

This is what it comes down to: A TV ‘news’ presenter reveals in all its starkness, how the Empire corrupts totally. Here we have an apparently intelligent and educated person dismissing the leader of a country as if he’s just another expendable piece of the Empire’s junk. ‘Yeah, why you don’t just get rid of him, make him go away’. It’s absolutely outrageous that we accept this kind of rubbish and it’s echoed right across the MSM (see below).

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ColdType May 2011 Issue

17 May 2011 — Cold Type


Inside this month’s 80-page issue

– f5.6 should be right, Greg Marinovich & Joao Silva; Surprise, surpise! Iraq war was about oil, Ray McGovern; The strange death of multiculturalism, Trevor Grundy; More humanitarian regime change, Alan Maas; Bug Affairs, Hugh Pennington; A tale of two hospitals, Barry Lando; War reporting: Ours and theirs, Simon Liem; The Abu Ghraib pictures you haven’t seen, Nick Turse; the shrinking of New Orleans, Bill Berkowitz; Cowards and crack dealers, David Michael Green; Palestine unity and the new Middle East, Ramzy Baroud; Osama Bin Lynched, David Swanson; Where is your democracy?, Kathy Kelly; Why facts no longer matter, Danny Schechter; Need boots on the ground? Call Mr Transom, Philip Kraske; Harper can’t beat the BS-detector, Michael Keefer; Traveling along the highway of death, John W. Whitehead; Hurwitt’s Eye, Mark Hurwitt; Humanitarian intervention, again!, William Blum; Where have all the graveyards gone?, Adam Hochschild; Marching for Anzac in the 51st State, John Pilger

PLUS – Five must-read essays from our archives

Diesel-Driven Bee Slums and Impotent Turkeys, by Chip Ward
Conspiracy: The Downing Street Diaries, by David Edwards
Why the Media gets the War Wrong, by Michael Schwartz
Suicide Kool-Aid, by John S. Hatch
Off the Rails, by Paul Williams

Enjoy! (and if you don’t, let me know why)

Tony Sutton, Editor –

WikiLeaks Newslinks 17 May 2011

17 May 2011 —

WikiLeaks cables show oil a major focus of US diplomats
The communication, part of the cache of State Department cables that WikiLeaks passed to McClatchy Newspapers and other news organizations, is just one indication of how the US government over the years has maneuvered to influence the world’s oil and …

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BREAKING NEWS: Israel’s Attack on Humanitarian Ship to Gaza – Updated Report

16 May, 2011 — Global Research

The Spirit of Rachel Corrie (officially known as FINCH) carrying a humanitarian cargo to Gaza was attacked by an Israeli naval patrol within the so-called Palestinian Security Zone on May 15, at 10.54pm EDT.

In the course of the last few hours, Global Research has communicated several times with the Rachel Corrie vessel en route to Gaza. What is provided below is a detailed update. An earlier article was posted at 12.30am EDT

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Libya Newslinks 15-17 May 2011

17 May 2011 —

17 May 2011

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