Spain takes to the Streets!

21 May 2011

Un grito silencioso. Performance de Callao a Sol. 20 de mayo de 2011 / A quiet shout. Performance of Sun Pebble. 20 May 2011.

A mass protest in Spain involving hundreds of thousands of people against the austerity cuts and massive (45%) youth unemployment and all on the eve of local elections, when demonstrations are banned. It’s going to be a long, hot summer. A central square in Madrid has been renamed Placa Tahrir.

Libyan war updates/Stop NATO news: May 21, 2011: NATO Provokes Humanitarian Crisis By Bombing Tripoli Port

21 May 2011 — Stop NATO

  • NATO’s Libyan Air War: Over 7,500 Flights, Nearly 3,000 Combat Missions
  • Libya: NATO Provokes Humanitarian Crisis By Bombing Tripoli Port
  • Canada Expends Hundreds Of Bombs, $300 Million On Libyan War
  • Russia: NATO Wages War For “Regime Change” In Libya
  • U.S.-NATO European Missile Shield Targets Russia, General Claims
  • Russia Tests Nuclear Missile Amid Missile Shield Row With U.S.
  • Russia: U.S. Missile System To Extend To Czech Republic, Bulgaria And Turkey
  • U.S. Assurances On Interceptor Missiles Ring Hollow: Russia
  • U.S. Uses Bulgarian Military Bases For Free
  • German Troops Kill, Wound Afghan Protesters
  • Central Asia Envoy: NATO Won’t Leave Afghanistan In 2014
  • “Tulip Revolution II” Moving Kyrgyzstan Into NATO Column?
  • U.S. Strengthens Military, Strategic Ties With Saudi Arabia
  • After North Africa And Somalia: French Warships Head To Indonesia

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The Pain in Spain By Conn Hallinan

9 May 2011 — The Greanville Post

The Spreading Euro Crisis is Eloquent


Spanish villa for sale: with the market softening, maybe a long wait.

When the current economic crisis hit Europe in 2008, small countries on the periphery were its first victims: Iceland, Ireland, and Latvia. Within a year it had spread to Greece and Portugal, though the GDP of both nations—respectively 11th and 12th in the European Union (EU)—are hardly central to the continent’s economic engine.

But now the contagion threatens to strike at the center of Europe. Spain, the fifth largest economy in the EU and 13th largest in the world, is staggering under a combination of debt and growth-killing austerity, and the balance books in Italy, the Union’s fourth largest economy, don’t look much better. Indeed, Italy’s national debt is higher than that of Greece, Ireland or Portugal, three countries that have been forced to apply for bailouts.

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The Establishment Eliminates A Threat By Paul Craig Roberts

19 May 2011 — Information Clearing House

The police and the prostitute media have made it impossible for Dominique Strauss-Kahn to get a fair trial. From the moment of the announcement that he had been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a hotel maid, and before he was ever indicted, the accounts given by the police were designed to create the impression that the director of the International Monetary Fund was guilty.

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Haitian President Martelly is a US Pawn with a Platform of Repression By G. Dunkel

19 May 2011 —

US-Backed President Installed in Haiti

Michel Martelly, a former singer whose stage name was “Sweet Mickey,” was sworn in as Haiti’s president May 14. His inaugural speech promised major changes to rebuild a Haiti still devastated by the earthquake of Jan. 12, 2010.

Preparations for his inauguration cost “only” $4.5 million, and each of the three private banquets celebrating his inauguration charged “only” $500 a seat. (Miami Herald, May 13) The International Monetary Fund estimates that 80 percent of the Haitian people live on less than $2 a day.

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Libya Newslinks 20-21 May 2011

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21 May 2011

20 May 2011

VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 20 May, 2011: PCHR Weekly Report: 2 children killed, 144 civilians wounded this week by Israeli forces

20 May, 2011 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Israeli Military On Alert After Friday Prayers
IMEMC – Friday May 20, 2011 – 14:49, According to Israeli media group, YNet, the Israeli military has been employed to the border with Syria in the Golan Heights and declared the area a restricted military zone. The action was taken in fear of a repeat of last Sunday’s Nakba demonstrations in which thousands of Palestinian refugees marched to the Israeli border in Lebanon and Syria demanding a right of return to their homes. YNet reports that the measure is in effect until midnight tonight.

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Stop NATO News: 20 May, 2011

20 May 2011 — Stop NATO

Updates on Libyan war: May 20

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

  • U.S. Missile System In Europe Real Threat To Russia: Generals
  • Russian Chief Of Staff: Nuclear Parity With U.S. Could Be Disrupted
  • Missile Shield: Security Sphere Can Be Rolled Back To Reagan Era – Russian President
  • U.S. Interceptor Missiles Pose Threat To Russian Nuclear Deterrent
  • Ukraine To Hold Talks With U.S. Romania On NATO Missile Shield
  • Russian General Staff: No Iranian, North Korean Missile Threats To US, NATO Nations
  • NATO To Move Central Asian Office To Kyrgyzstan
  • U.S. Kills At Least 225 Pakistanis In 31 Drone Strikes This Year
  • Pakistani Opposition Party To Block NATO Supplies Over Drone Killings
  • Anti-NATO Protest Staged In Another Afghan Province
  • France Backs Further NATO Integration Of United Arab Emirates

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