Video Rerun: Murdoch Shaped British politics for 40 Years

13 July 2011 — The Real News Network

Leo Panitch: Murdoch used sex scandal journalism to attack left-wing of the Labor Party and later helped create Tony Blair

Bio
Leo Panitch is the Canada Research Chair in Comparative Political Economy and a Distinguished Research Professor of Political Science at York University in Toronto. Panitch is also the author of ‘Global Capitalism and American Empire’ and his most recent release ‘American Empire and the Political Economy of International Finance’. In addition to his university affiliation he is also a co-editor of the Socialist Register the latest volume of which is The Crisis This Time

Information Clearing House Newsletter July 20, 2011: Neocon: Killing Libyan's Will Save US Pride

20 July 2011 — Information Clearing House

Is NATO Arming the Libyan “Rebels”?
By Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey
How do the Americans feel about their President supporting terrorists who have connections to Al-Qaeda?
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article28630.htm

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Phone-hacking scandal gets closer to Cameron — RT

20 July 2011 — RT

British Prime Minister David Cameron has had to defend himself over his close connections to the embattled Rupert Murdoch media empire before MPs, as he answered tough questions during Wednesday’s session in the House of Commons.

Addressing the house about the phone hacking scandal, Cameron defended his former employee Andy Coulson, saying he should be considered ‘innocent until proven guilty.’ But if Coulson has lied, Cameron said, he should be prosecuted.

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Phone-hacking scandal gets closer to Cameron — RT

20 July 2011 — RT

British Prime Minister David Cameron has had to defend himself over his close connections to the embattled Rupert Murdoch media empire before MPs, as he answered tough questions during Wednesday’s session in the House of Commons.

Addressing the house about the phone hacking scandal, Cameron defended his former employee Andy Coulson, saying he should be considered ‘innocent until proven guilty.’ But if Coulson has lied, Cameron said, he should be prosecuted.

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Rupert ‘Dirty Digger’ Murdoch Newslinks 19-20 July 2011

20 July 2011 Updated: 21:05:34 — williambowles.info

20 July 2011

Murdoch Empire Sinking Beneath The Sands
By George Galloway
Since becoming prime minister just fifteen months ago, Cameron has had 26 meetings with Murdoch’s executives. Cameron’s wife was likely the only person to get more meetings with the PM than Murdoch’s executives.

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Democracy Now! Daily News Digest: Murdoch’s Denials Are Tough to Believe

20 July, 2011 — Democracy Now!

British PM David Cameron, Media Mogul Rupert Murdoch Face Parliament on Phone-Hacking Scandal

British Prime Minister David Cameron is facing questions from lawmakers today on his handling of the widening News International phone-hacking scandal implicating the British police and top government officials. Cameron’s appearance comes one day after an unprecedented hearing that saw media mogul Rupert Murdoch testify before British lawmakers for the first time, expressing regret for what he called “sickening and horrible invasions” of privacy committed by his company, but refusing to accept responsibility. Watch/Listen/Read

Murdoch’s Denials Are Tough to Believe, Former Wall Street Journal Reporter Sarah Ellison Says

To discuss the phone-hacking scandal engulfing the Rupert Murdoch media empire from Britain to the United States, we are joined by longtime journalist Sarah Ellison. She is a Vanity Fair contributing editor and author of the book “War at the Wall Street Journal: Inside the Struggle to Control an American Business Empire,” which chronicled the sweeping changes at the publication after Murdoch acquired the newspaper in 2007. Ellison spent 10 years working at the Wall Street Journal. Watch/Listen/Read

What did he know and when did he know it? Cameron, Coulson and those pesky emails By William Bowles

20 July 2011

The political/corporate class must be rueing the day email arrived, it is proving to be the undoing of many a powerful individual and perhaps even the downfall of the government? But only if the media do the job they claim to be doing, investigating malfeasance at every level.

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 19 July, 2011: Israel seizes last flotilla boat in int’l waters 40 miles from Gaza

19 July , 2011 — VTJP

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International Middle East Media Center

Obama Demands Turkey To End Crisis With Israel
IMEMC – Tuesday July 19, 2011 – 14:21, Israeli daily, Haaretz, reported Tuesday that American President, Barack Obama, is demanding Turkey to end its crisis with Israel in order to avoid any further deterioration in the relations between the two countries.

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Update on Libyan war/Stop NATO news: July 20, 2011

20 July 2011 — Stop NATO

  • NATO Troops Kill Afghan Woman, Wound Five Others
  • Baltic: U.S. Warship Hosts Estonian, Polish And Finnish Sailors
  • Polish General, Ex-Iraq Commander, Takes Charge Of EU Mission In Georgia
  • Somalia And Beyond: AFRICOM Trains Burundian Military For Deployments
  • Africa Partnership Station: U.S. Guided Missile Warship In Kenya
  • Poland Promotes EU Military Headquarters In Brussels
  • U.S. Plan To Fragment Yugoslavia Aimed To Hurt Russia

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Gobsmacked by the media By William Bowles

14 July 2011 — — Strategic Culture Foundation

Update 20 July 2011

Events move too fast! I wanted to update this piece on Monday but I thought I’d wait until the hearings yesterday, 19 July but aside from the plateful of shaving cream in the Digger’s face and one admission via an email that David Cameron knew all about the dirty dealings in the Dirty Digger’s empire, nothing much happened at all (and even this was not pursued). But then what can we expect from a totally complicit political class?

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