13 August 2011 — williambowles.info
A collection of stories mostly from independent journalists and media sources on the uprisings.
13 August 2011
Well it had to happen. Wandsworth Council have started eviction proceedings against the father of the man charged and note charged not convicted (yet). ‘And yea – the sins of the son shall be visited on the father and yea – his father’s father’, and so on and so forth… all the way back to the days of the workhouse.
A council tenant whose son has appeared in court charged in connection with Monday night’s disturbances in Clapham Junction will today (Friday) be served with an eviction notice. — ‘First rioter given eviction notice‘, Wandsworth Council Website, 12 August 2011
12 August 2011 — Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting
Much of the media coverage of the riots in England dwells on the issue of police restraint. There is a ‘public backlash against police restraint,’ the Washington Post explained (8/11/11), with some wanting ‘a tougher response to the rash of disturbances that has sullied Britain’s image.’ The problem is the ‘seemingly halting, even timorous, policing,’ according to one New York Times story (8/12/11). Another Times piece added:
4 August 2011 — John Pilger
On my first day in Cuba, in 1967, I waited in a bus queue that was really a conga line. Ahead of me were two large, funny females resplendent in frills of blinding yellow; one of them had an especially long bongo under her arm. When the bus arrived, painted in Cuba’s colours for its inaugural service, they announced that the gringo had not long arrived from London and was therefore personally responsible for this breach in the American blockade. It was an honour I could not refuse.
11 August 2011 — MRZine
The way Egyptian scholar and researcher Samir Amin sees it, nothing will be the same as before in the Arab world: protest movements will challenge both the internal social order of Arab countries and their places in the regional and global political chessboard.
13 August 2011 — Stop NATO
12 August 2011 — grtv
NATO massacre in Zliten, August the 8th/9th 2011
This Global Research video was produced and directed in Tripoli by a team of committed journalists, researchers and cameramen, who decided to defy the consensus of the Western media which consists in spreading lies and misleading public opinion.
This video reveals the crimes committed by NATO, as well as those committed by the Western media, which has decided to obfuscate the casualties and human suffering of the Libyan people and uphold the humanitarian fiction of NATO’s R2P mandate.
War propaganda is defined under international law as a war crime.
Global Research, April 12, 2011
A large number of casualties occurred in the city of Zliten, in the district of Misurata. In Zliten, 85 people were killed including 33 children, 32 women, and 20 men as a result of NATO’s deliberate targeting of residential areas and civilian infrastructure. Many of the injured civilian victims are in critical condition and near death.
Zliten has been under constant NATO bombardment for several days. The recent NATO attacks started at about 11:30 p.m. EET on August 8, 2011. At least 7 civilian homes belonging to local farmers were destroyed, killing entire families. In all 20 families were the targets of the NATO bombings.
This video exposes the media’s role of covering up the truth. The mainstream media did not report about this properly or accurately. The media did this to whitewash NATO’s war crimes against the Libyan people.
12 August , 2011 — VTJP
USAID Threatens To Stop Funding Projects In Gaza
IMEMC – Saturday August 13, 2011 – 04:59, A source at the US Department of State stated that the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) would stop funding all projects in the Gaza Strip should the Hamas movement implement its decision to enforce direct supervision on all international institutions operating in Gaza.