Syria: What Is Going On in Hama? By Bassam al-Kadi

2 August 2011 — MRZine

Hama has suffered for the (at least) past three weeks from lawlessness and nearly complete absence of the entire state and its organs, and from control by groups of armed teenagers and criminals who (left without any other choice, in the opinion of the US and French ambassadors) actually erected roadblocks and expropriated the city.  Each criminal among them became the king of his own dunghill, where he could stop anyone to ask to see their ID card, with all the volatile possibilities that such a behavior entails…

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Syria Newslinks 3 August 2011

3 August 2011 — williambowles.info

Death Toll Mounts in Syria as UN Debates Resolution
Voice of America
August 03, 2011 Death Toll Mounts in Syria as UN Debates Resolution VOA News
Syrian security forces have intensified their bloody siege against anti-government protesters, sending the three-day death toll above 130 as President Bashar al-Assad’s …
http://www.voanews.com/english/news/middle-east/Death-Toll-Mounts-in-Syria-as-UN-Debates-Resolution-126653473.html

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Statewatch News Online, 1 August 2011: UK: Report your local anarchist

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  1. UK: Report your local anarchist
  2. EU: Small steps to big brother: the development of the Visa Information System and SIS II
  3. EU-COSI: Council: Standing Committee on operational cooperation on internal security for the period January 2010 – June 2011
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Libya Newslinks 2 August 2011

2 August 2011 — williambowles.info

Libyan Rebels Wage ‘Mad Max’ War In The Mountains
NPR
by Lourdes Garcia-Navarro The sleepy towns in the Western Mountains of Libya come to life right before the country’s rebels engage in a fight with the forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. The mostly deserted roads suddenly fill with pickup …
http://www.npr.org/2011/08/02/138900885/libyan-rebels-wage-mad-max-war-in-the-mountains

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BREAKING NEWS: Libyan Transitional Council Rebels in Total Disarray By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya

2 August 2011 — Global Research

TRIPOLI, August 1, 2011. The Muslim holy month of Ramadan has seen no end to fighting inside Libya. NATO has intensified its bombardment of Tripoli and other major cities. Tens of thousands of fliers have been dropped by NATO from the skies asking the Libyan military to surrender.

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Updates on Libyan war/Stop NATO news: August 3, 2011

3 August 2011 — Stop NATO

  • NATO, U.S. Troops Block Delivery Of Food, Medicine To Kosovo Serbs
  • Lithuania: U.S. Conducts Three-Month-Long Special Forces Drills In Baltic
  • U.S. Airmen Join Canadian Allies In Arctic Exercise
  • U.S. Drone Strike Kills At Least Four In Northwestern Pakistan
  • Talisman Sabre 2011: 60-Year-Old Australian Woman Casualty Of U.S. War Games
  • Africa Partnership Station: U.S. Guided Missile Warship In Tanzania
  • U.S. Mentors Polish Air Force For Global War Missions
  • Spangdahlem: U.S., German Air Forces Continue NATO Partnership
  • Estonia’s Campaign To Glorify Nazism An Outrage: Russia
  • U.S. Mulls Selling Iraq F-16s
  • Hungary: U.S. Ambassador Hands Over Armored Vehicles, Military Equipment To Army For Afghan, Future Wars
  • Wolfowitz Rallies Australia Against China In Asia-Pacific

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 2 August, 2011: Report: Israel’s new Mossad chief behind assassination of Iran nuclear scientist

2 August , 2011 — VTJP

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International Middle East Media Center

Awarta Youth Convicted Of Itamar Stabbing Attack
IMEMC – Wednesday August 03, 2011 – 03:39, An Israeli military court convicted on Tuesday a Palestinian youth from Awarta village, near the northern West Bank city of Nablus, of stabbing to death five family members of the Itamar settlement, nearly five months ago.

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When the revolution comes By Gaither Stewart

2 August, 2011 — Greanville Post

The Historical Gastonia Textile Mill Strikes Are Not Forgotten

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Olive Dargan

(Rome) When in the early part of this millennium I was writing a rather surrealistic novel, ASHEVILLE, about the town in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina where I started out my life, I ran into the story of the Asheville-based self-professed Communist writer, Olive Tilford Dargan, of whom I had never heard before. Visiting then her gravesite in the little known Green Hills Cemetery in West Asheville and researching her and her activities I fell into a gossamer review of early 19th century labor struggles in the good old U.S. South.

Here I want to share this bit of labor history—its passion, its shortcomings and failures, to shed some light on what might be the future. But first some words by and about Dargan. Back during one of the fervid witch hunts of native Communists, she wrote this in a novel:

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