Bilderberg And You By Global Research

13 June, 2011 — Global Research

This weekend the high-powered think tank, the Bilderberg Group, is meeting to discuss current events, form a consensus on the coordination of policies of the Western imperial  powers, and to attempt to influence and shape the world in a direction of their liking. The Bilderberg Group, founded in 1954, is a secretive organizations which holds meetings once per year, drawing together roughly 130 of the world’s elite: bankers (such as David Rockefeller), monarchs (such as Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands), central bankers, oil executives, industry leaders, media moguls, establishment academics, prime ministers, presidents and up-and-coming politicians, think tank leaders, the heads of foundations, military commanders and intelligence chiefs, and a host of other important figures.

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Reporting From Tripoli: What is Really Happening in Libya By Cynthia McKinney

12 June 2011 — Source: Global Research

cynthia-mc.jpgAs my time in Libya winds down, I am rushing to see as much as I can.

A national tour has been organized and announced by ANSWER that will take me to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, New York City, and Atlanta (not necessarily in that order) in order to help me raise the funds to pay back the loan that brought the journalists and me down here.

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Libyan war updates/Stop NATO news: June 12, 2011: NATO Wars Lead To Near Quintupling Of U.S. Arms Sales In Past Decade

12 June, 2011 — Stop NATO

  • Libya: 10,686 NATO Air Missions, 4,050 Combat Sorties
  • NATO Wars Lead To Near Quintupling Of U.S. Arms Sales In Past Decade
  • Russia: U.S. Interceptor Missile Ship In Black Sea Threat To National Security
  • U.S. Congressmen Demand Iraq Pay For Eight Years Of War, Occupation
  • Lithuania Hosts NATO Military Training For Iraq/Afghanistan/Somalia-Type Operations
  • Drive Southeast: NATO Oversees Balkans Chiefs Of Staff Conference
  • Ukraine: U.S. Marines, NATO Integrate Eastern European, Black Sea, Caucasus And North African Partners
  • NATO To Keep Hungarian Troops In Afghanistan Indefinitely
  • U.S. Subsidizes Czech Proxy Army For Afghan, Future Wars
  • Afghan War: Czech Death Toll Rises To Four
  • Analysis: Empire Games – But Who Writes The Rules?

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NATO Newslinks 12 June 2011

12 June 2011 —

Does Nato have a purpose any longer?
The Guardian
It is an irony of history that it should be a departing US defence secretary, Robert Gates, who should break a long taboo and pronounce Nato faces a “dim, if not dismal future”, as he did on Friday while delivering a valedictory address. …

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12 June 2011 — Middle East Report Summer 2011

Tunisia and Egypt, where the 2011 Arab rebellions began, will do much to determine the course of the upheavals elsewhere. The degree of political democracy that Tunisians and Egyptians achieve will be the most watched barometer. But just as important will be the extent of reform of the economic order. As detailed in “North Africa: The Political Economy of Revolt,” the summer 2011 issue of Middle East Report, the status quo on both fronts was unsustainable.

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Wikileaks Newslinks 12 June 2011

12 June 2011 —

A new documentary peers into the WikiLeaks founder’s cyber-netherworld
By Glenn Garvin WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says his life has a single, simple purpose: “I like crushing bastards.” That sentiment sounds noble, until you find out just how flexible his definition of “bastards” is. “All of us came across material …

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Yemen Newslinks 12 June 2011: Ali Abdullah Saleh's Health In 'Bad' Condition: Report

12 June 2011 —

Army confronts Islamists in Yemen
Boston Globe
Tribesmen loyal to Sheik Sadeq al-Ahmar, the head of the powerful Hashid tribe, gathered on the back of a vehicle while patrolling the area around Ahmar’s house in Sana, Yemen. (Hani Mohammed/ Associated Press) By Ahmed Al-Haj Associated Press / June …

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Bahrain Newslinks 12 June 2011: US defense sales to Bahrain rose before crackdown

12 June 2011 —

Bahrain opposition holds rally calling for more political rights
Sacramento Bee
CAIRO, Egypt — Bahrain’s opposition on Saturday held on to its demand for an elected government that represents the will of the people, as the government announced details of a national dialogue scheduled for next month. …

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U.S. Underwrites Internet Detour Around Censors By JAMES GLANZ and JOHN MARKOFF

12 June 2011 — New York Times

[Well worth reprinting here as it details US efforts to subvert governments around the world. The Ed.]

The Obama administration is leading a global effort to deploy “shadow” Internet and mobile phone systems that dissidents can use to undermine repressive governments that seek to silence them by censoring or shutting down telecommunications networks.

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Bizzaro Capitalism By Kim Petersen

11 June 2011 — Dissident Voice

Funding Hyperempire through Aggression

War is a racket. – US Marine Major General Smedley Butler

Imagine an unbidden exterminator comes by your house and begins to disinfect and kill pests around your house. You arrive home later to find your cat is dead, and your baby is turning green and a green slime is oozing from the corner of her mouth. You rush her to the hospital which is overrun with patients whose properties have received unrequested extermination treatments. While waiting in queue your daughter dies from a severe allergic reaction to the chemicals used by the exterminators.

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NATO’s Afrika Korps Escalates War Of Attrition Against Libya

11 June 11, 2011 —

The relentless and intensifying Western air war against Libya will soon enter its fourth month. For the first thirteen days starting on March 19 under the control of U.S. Africa Command and Operation Odyssey Dawn and thereafter the North Atlantic Treaty Organization-led Operation Unified Protector, the air assaults represent the second longest armed aggression in NATO’s history, already surpassing by a week the 78-day bombing of Yugoslavia in 1999. Only the now nearly decade-long war in Afghanistan exceeds the current campaign in length.

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Radical Democracy and Popular Power: Thinking About New Socialisms for the 21st Century

Ottawa — 5 March 2011

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David McNally teaches Political Science at York University, Toronto and is a long-time activist in socialist and global justice movements. He is the author of six books, including Global Slump: The Economics and Politics of Crisis and Resistance (2010) published by PM Press. To find out more about David’s articles, books, courses and events, including his blog, please visit

Recorded by Critical Social Research Collaborative.

VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 11 June, 2011: Settler ‘price tag’ pogroms against Palestinians go under the radar

11 June, 2011 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Livni “Netanyahu Is A Danger To Israel”
IMEMC – Sunday June 12, 2011 – 03:43, Opposition head in Israel, leader of the Kadima Party, Tzipi Livni, stated that Israeli Prime Minister, head of the Likud Party, Benjamin Netanyahu, is a danger to Israel as he wants to push it back to the 1948 border.

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