Information Clearing House Newsletter 4 July, 2011: Fourth of July Lies

4 July, 2011 — Information Clearing House

“The Audacity of Hope,”
A July Fourth Shame on the Founders

By Ray McGovern
The instructions, of course, come from a weak Greek government unable to stand on principle because of the economic damage that can be done to Greece by the U.S.-dominated IMF, the European Union and Israel, a major trading partner.

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Moeletsi Mbeki: On Wealth creation in South Africa

10 February 2011 — BusinessDay

[I can’t say I agree with Moeletsi’s solution but his analysis of the situation is I think, spot on. WB]

‘Only a matter of time before the hand grenade explodes’

I CAN predict when SA’s ‘Tunisia Day’ will arrive. Tunisia Day is when the masses rise against the powers that be, as happened recently in Tunisia. The year will be 2020, give or take a couple of years. The year 2020 is when China estimates that its current minerals-intensive industrialisation phase will be concluded.

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U.S. And NATO Allies Expanding Global Military Footprint By Rick Rozoff

4 July 2011 — Stop NATO

Recent statements by the defense ministers of Germany and Canada reveal that the globally-oriented Western military consortium that is the North Atlantic Treaty Organization plans not only to continue but broaden the wars and military occupations it has conducted over the past twenty years.

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From Copenhagen and Cancun to Bonn and Durban, Climate Meetings are Conferences of Polluters By Patrick Bond

4 July 2011 — Socialist Project • E-Bulletin No. 523

Judging by what transpired at the global climate negotiations in the former West German capital, Bonn, it appears certain that in just over five months’ time, the South African port city of Durban will host a conference of climate procrastinators, the COP17 (Conference of Parties), dooming the Earth to the frying pan. Further inaction on climate change will leave our city’s name as infamous for elite incompetence and political betrayal as is Oslo‘s in the Middle East.

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Updates on Libyan war/Stop NATO News: July 4, 2011

4 July 2011 — Stop NATO

  • Why Allow NATO Thugs To Destroy Africa Mercilessly?
  • Turkmenistan: NATO Troops Can Join Caspian Energy War Against Russia
  • Azerbaijan: Faithful NATO Partner On The Caspian
  • NATO International School Of Azerbaijan Holds Session On Middle East
  • NATO Soldier Missing In Southern Afghanistan
  • Armed Confrontation In The Arctic?

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UK “upping the ante” in Libya means “killing more civilians” – activist

4 July 2011 — RT

British anti-war activist Dr. David Halpin says he hopes that British, American and Israeli politicians responsible for war crimes will be held accountable in his lifetime.

‘For the destruction of Iraq and half a million people and maiming of more than two million people, Blair and Straw and Hoon and Campbell… should be in The Hague now, behind bars, while they assemble evidence – it wouldn’t take long actually. Mr. Cameron will be held responsible for what has happened [in Libya]. He’s talking about ‘upping the ante’ and things like that. He means ‘killing more civilians’… It’s unbelievable that the BBC is talking about that in even tones as if it’s all very ordinary,’ he told RT.

Dr. Halpin became prominent when he joined a group of doctors who questioned the official position on the death of the British Defense Ministry weapons scientist David Kelly. Kelly told a journalist he doubted Iraq had any biological weapons of mass destruction and was later found with his wrists slit.

‘A top scientist with a top security clearance in America and [in the UK], who attempts to take his life with a pruning knife, which is a most unsuitable blade to cut wrists or anyway, and a pack of co-proxamol tablets. It’s preposterous that a scientist would do that,’ Dr. Halpin believes.”

The Powers of Manipulation: Islam as a Geopolitical Tool to Control the Middle East By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya

2 July, 2011 — Global Research

As Washington and its cohorts march towards the Eurasian Heartland, they have tried to manipulate Islam as a geo-political tool. They have created political and social chaos in the process. Along the way they have tried to redefine Islam and to subordinate it to the interests of global capital by ushering in a new generation of so-called Islamists, chiefly amongst the Arabs.

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 3 July, 2011: US captain of Gaza ship held in ‘shocking conditions’

3 July , 2011 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

200 additional activists may join Freedom Flotilla
IMEMC – Sunday July 03, 2011 – 14:15, A Jordanian union leader told Agence France Presse that a boat has been purchased for $800,000 in Greece to carry construction materials, medical supplies, and 200 additional passengers to join the Gaza Freedom Flotilla of ten ships and several hundred passengers from 20 countries. The Flotilla, which was scheduled to depart last week, is currently being delayed by Greek authorities.

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Getting Used to Life Without Food: Wall Street, BP, Bio-ethanol and the Death of Millions By F. William Engdahl

3 July, 2011 — Information Clearing House

My late grandfather, a man of sturdy Norwegian-American farm stock, who later became a newspaper editor and political activist during the First World War, used to say, ‘A man can get used to pretty much anything with time, except dying…and even that with some practice.’ Well, as fate has it, it seems we, the vast majority of the human race, are about to test that adage in regard to the availability of our daily bread itself.

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