2 July 2011 — Strategic Culture Foundation
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in a telephone conversation on Saturday with South African President Jacob Zuma agreed to meet to discuss peace efforts in Libya, the Kremlin press service said.
2 July 2011 — Gilad Atzmon
Introduction by Gilad Atzmon:
It seems as if Islamophobia has become an official government policy in the UK. Sheikh Raed Salah, the admired Palestinian leader of the largest civil society body in Israel has been arrested in the UK two days ago. This shouldn’t take us by a big surprise considering the relentless activity of Jewish lobbies in the UK. At the end of the day, the Israelis and their supporters realised long time ago that it is much cheaper to buy a Western politician than buying a tank.
“The double standards operating here are chilling,” wrote Dr Hanan Chehata in the New Statesman today. “While the government is doing its utmost to change the British laws on Universal Jurisdiction to make it easier for suspected Israeli war criminals to visit the UK without the fear of arrest warrants being issued against them, at the same time they are happy to arrest Palestinian leaders who have committed no crime but are here to expose Israeli war crimes and discuss peaceful methods of resolution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.”
2 July 2011 — williambowles.info
Clinton: Gadhafi’s Threats Will Not Stop NATO in Libya
Voice of America
Photo: AP US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says NATO will not let Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s threats deter its mission in the country. Clinton made the comments during a visit to Spain Saturday. Libya’s embattled leader threatened Friday that …
2 July 2011 — Mathaba
The message was that people should march in their millions peacefully, to secure their country and to protect their oil supplies which he said was the lifeline of the Libyan people and that they possessed the upper hand in this conflict and that the demise of NATO and that its withdrawal was quite close.
Leader of the September Revolution ’69 – Brother Leader Muammer Al-Gadaffi addressed the nation on the 1st July 2011, where over a million people flooded into Tripoli city center to show their defiance and support, draped in green flags they stood shoulder to shoulder to say NO to NATO aggression and other foreign entities involving themselves in the affairs of the Libyan people.
2 July 2011 — Stop NATO
1 July, 2011 — The Real News Network
Hamid Dabashi: The US/NATO pushed a militarization of the Libyan struggle which has turned into a civil war
Why has the United States government supported counterinsurgency in Colombia, Guatemala, El Salvador, and many other places around the world, at such a loss of human life to the populations of those nations? Why did it invade tiny Grenada and then Panama? Why did it support mercenary wars against progressive governments in Nicaragua, Mozambique, Angola, Ethiopia, Afghanistan, Indonesia, East Timor, Western Sahara, South Yemen, and elsewhere?
2 July 2011
Is Russia Today a sign of things to come in the world media order?
A global, digital media cuts both ways or as they say ‘what’s good for the goose is also good for the gander’. The arrival of The Real News Network, Democracy Now! and grtv for example demonstrates what can be done, even on a shoestring budget. But to get onto the global media circuit still requires big bucks in spite of all the talk about ‘convergence’ and ‘citizen journalism’.
1 July , 2011 — VTJP
Freedom Flotilla activists: “Gaza blockade has been extended to Greece”
IMEMC – Friday July 01, 2011 – 21:32, With the US boat escorted by military commandos back to a Greek port, the Canadian boat boarded by Greek police, and two other Flotilla boats sabotaged by unknown professional divers, peace activists with the humanitarian aid ‘Freedom Flotilla’ aimed at breaking the siege on Gaza claim that the siege has now been extended to Greek shores.
2 July 2011 — Stop NATO
On June 26 the West’s war against Libya reached its hundredth day. Launched on March 19 with a barrage of bombing raids and Tomahawk cruise missile attacks conducted by American, British and French warplanes, ships and submarines, control of military operations, including a naval blockade of the Mediterranean nation and the deployment of special forces in the country’s east, was ceded by U.S. Africa Command to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization on March 31.
2 July, 2011 — Information Clearing House
Should Libya Retaliate Against NATO Nations?
Libya Can Sting Europe Like ‘Swarm of Bees’: Kadhafi
By Hassen Jouini
“The Libyan people are capable, one day, of taking the battle to Europe and the Mediterranean” region, Kadhafi said in the message, as thousands of supporters massed in the landmark square in the centre of the capital.
1 July 2011 — Information Clearing House
Gaddafi is challenging Sarkozy, Cameron and Obama to switch on their TV and watch the crowd. He is saying that they will find out that they are delusional because they entered a war which they will never win, he also says if you continue targeting our houses we can do the same because Europe is not far away but he said lets not do this.
Huge Pro Gaddafi Rally In Tripoli
Look at the crowds, children and women. They are not here because I ordered them to come, they are here by their free will. In this war you are not facing me you are facing these crowds.
I am nothing, If you want peace with Libyans, it is up to the crowds.
If you want anything negotiate with the crowds. The regimes is not a Gaddafi regime, it is a Libyan regime.
July 1 – 9 pm (NYC time) — www.ustogaza.org
Sorry for the delay in getting this to you all.
As you know, earlier today the U.S. Boat to Gaza – The Audacity of Hope – was stopped by the Greek Coast Guard. After a stand off that unfolded over several hours a 2nd Greek Coast Guard boat arrived. This boat carried heavily armed Greek commandos and this shifted the dynamic. Soon after a decision was made to bring the boat back to a dock in Athens, not the same one the boat had previously been at.
1 July 2011 — RT
Regime change is the real reason NATO is in Libya, Lode Vanoost, international consultant and former deputy speaker of the Belgian Parliament told RT. Even if Gaddafi is ousted, murdered or flees the country, NATO forces will not leave right away.
According to Vanoost, there are more serious problems with the resolutions than it was possible to originally discern.
‘The problem with resolutions is that they are not legal texts. Basically the interpretation of resolutions is a matter of ideology and power. France interpreted it the way they did just because they could! One shouldn’t forget they drafted these resolutions themselves. It just suits their interests,’ stated Vanoost.
He also said a land operation could be interpreted as one means to protect civilians under the UN resolution.
‘I am sure this is already on the table as a plan. But thankfully behind the scenes the NATO member countries are not of the same opinion on the issue, they cover it up. But basically one of the problems NATO has is its members don’t agree with each other. And that’s the only hope we have’.
‘France and the UK for example have been saying long before the resolution that regime change is the issue. They are not going to change their mind all of a sudden. They want to take control over Libya,’ explained Vanoost.