Libya Newslinks 18-19 May 2011: Call for Attacks on Libyan Infrastructure Provides Glimpse of NATO’s Real Motives

19 May 2011 —

19 May 2011

On an old anniversary, a new sense that change is possible By Jonathan Cook

17 May 2011 — Jonathon Cook

They are extraordinary scenes. Film shot on mobile phones captured the moment on Sunday when at least 1,000 Palestinian refugees marched across no-man’s land to one of the most heavily protected borders in the world, the one separating Syria from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

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Media Lens: You Cannot Kill An Ideology With A Gun

19 May 2011 — Media Lens

Writing in the New York Times, Jonathan Haidt, professor of psychology at the University of Virginia, commented:

‘Although Americans are in full agreement that the demise of Osama bin Laden is a good thing, many are disturbed by the revelry.’ (Haidt, ‘Why We Celebrate a Killing,’ New York Times, May 7, 2011)

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Call for Attacks on Libyan Infrastructure Provides Glimpse of NATO’s Real Motives By Conn Hallinan

18 May 2011 — Mathaba


(Pictured: Gen. Sir David Richards, British war criminal)

According to the New York Times (5/16/11), Gen. Sir David Richards, ‘Britain’s top military commander,’ is proposing that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) target Libyan ‘infrastructure,’ including electrical power grids and fuel dumps, in government held areas.

Frustrated by the two-month old stalemate, Gen. Richards told the Times that ‘The vice is closing on [Muammar el-] Qaddadi, but we need to increase the pressure further through more intense military activity.’ The British are playing a major role in the bombing campaign, and Gen. Richards was in Naples, the command center for the war in Libya, when he talked with the Times.

The Times went on to write, ‘The General suggested that NATO should be freed from restraints that precluded attacking infrastructure targets.’

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Stop NATO News: May 18, 2011: Message To NATO: Russia Unveils Plans For Invincible ICBM

18 May 2011 — Stop NATO

Updates on Libyan war: May 18

Anti-war essays, poems, short stories and literary excerpts

  • Russian President: U.S. Missile Plans Can End START Pact
  • Russia To Boost Nuclear Strike Potential If NATO Missile Talks Fail
  • Message To NATO: Russia Unveils Plans For Invincible ICBM
  • Anti-NATO Protest: 11 Afghans Killed, 85 Wounded; German Soldiers Injured
  • Afghan Provincal Capital: 2,000 In Anti-NATO Demonstration
  • Police Kill Ten Afghans In Protest Outside NATO Base
  • Kazakhstan: NATO Recruits First SCO State Troops For Afghan War
  • Libyan, Afghan Wars: Czechs Join NATO AWACS System
  • United Arab Emirates First Arab State To Open NATO Embassy
  • NATO Military Committee Chief, Georgian Vice Prime Minister Meet On Afghan War, Other Missions
  • Delegation From NATO Headquarters Visits Belarus

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Information Clearing House Newsletter 18 May, 2011: One Lawman With the Guts to Go After Wall Street

18 May, 2011 — Information Clearing House

Israel and Palestine
Here comes your non-violent resistance

By The Economist
What will it take to make Americans recognise that the real Martin Luther King-style non-violent Palestinian protestors have arrived, and that Israeli soldiers are shooting them with real bullets?

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 18 May, 2011: Amnesty International Calls For Investigation Into Nakba Killings

18 May, 2011 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Prison Protest Expands
IMEMC – Wednesday May 18, 2011 – 18:33, Protests against conditions in Israeli jails have continued recently, with two additional institutions joining the hunger-strikers’ action.

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19 May 2011 — US to Gaza

The Audacity of Hope will sail as a human rights mission to help end the illegal Israeli naval blockade of Gaza.

The U.S. Boat to Gaza Campaign is collecting thousands of personal letters to the people of Gaza from people like you in the U.S., in an act of friendship and solidarity. These letters will be carried as our cargo on the U.S. Boat to Gaza when it sets sail in June 2011 in the next International Freedom Flotilla “Stay Human”.

To include your voice in this great effort please write a letter, card or postcard and send it to:

119 West 72nd St. #158
New York NY 10023


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US to Gaza

IMF Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s charges: the French believe it’s a plot By Roland Michel Tremblay

19 May 2011 — The Marginal

Le Monde confirmed in a poll conducted by CSA that for 57% of the French population, Strauss-Kahn is the victim of a plot. Reviewing the French Press reveals that most of the mass media in France published articles of main political figures, including political rivals, stating that they do not believe the charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn are genuine. In the meantime the career of the Chief of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and potential future French President, who was favourable to the people instead of global corporations, is over. Unless somehow the belief of his innocence could be turned to his advantage, even if found guilty by forged evidence. A crucial mistake perhaps, the French simply don’t think like Americans, anything is possible. Here is a review of the most substantial articles in the French Press.

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