An update on InI and other ramblings By William Bowles

20 August 2011

The first piece to appear on this WordPress Blog is dated 17 May, 2007 but the site has been here since 14 March, 2003 when the first essay appeared on InI[1]. I know, it’s confusing but that’s computers for you as in reality InI is two sites in one; the old, ‘flat’ InI and the new, database-driven WordPress Blog. And never the twain shall meet, unless I want to build a complicated Index that leads to all the old pages. Thousands of them. Forget it. Search the site instead if you know what you are looking for.

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Syria: Obama Threatens U.S. Military Intervention By Sara Flounders

19 August, 2011 — Global ResearchInternational Action Center

President Barack Obama on Aug. 18 demanded that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad step down, saying that the Syrian leader’s days are numbered. The governments of Britain, France and Germany joined in this demand. This statement is a blatant imperialist interference in Syria’s internal affairs. More than that, it is an open threat to intervene militarily in another country in that region, just as the U.S. and its European allies have done already in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Somalia, with rockets and bombs. It is a threat against the Syrian people of something like the last five months of slaughter of the Libyan people.

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19 August 2011 — Pambazuka News

The authoritative electronic weekly newsletter and platform for social justice in Africa

Pambazuka News (English edition): ISSN 1753-6839

CONTENTS: 1. Features, 2. Announcements, 3. Comment & analysis, 4. Advocacy & campaigns, 5. Books & arts, 6. Highlights French edition, 7. Cartoons

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Wikileaks Newslinks 17-19 August 2011

19 August 2011 —

Why the WikiLeaks cable about Syrian regime is spot on
The Guardian
In the Wikileaks cable the regime of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad is described as ‘nasty’ and ‘abrasive’ by US diplomats. Photograph: SANA / HO/EPA Syrian president Bashar al-Assad’s apparently disingenuous statement to the UN secretary general, …

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Updates on Libyan war/Stop NATO news: August 20, 2011

20 August 2011 — Stop NATO

  • NATO Eyes Early Missile Interception Capability
  • 30-Story, 50,000-Ton U.S. Interceptor Missile Radar Deployed After Repairs
  • Joint Strike Fighters: Australia’s Largest Military Build-Up Since WW II
  • Most Combat Deaths Since Second World War: Poland Loses 28th Soldier In NATO’s Asian War
  • NATO’s 2011 Death Toll Reaches 400
  • Statue Of Liberty Renovation, Rupert Murdoch And Mike Royko
  • Lockheed Martin To Reveal New Interceptor Missile Production Facility
  • U.S. Ballistic Missile Submarines: China, Russia ‘Kept In Check By Silent Behemoths’

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 19 August, 2011: Ongoing Escalation Against Gaza, 7 Killed, Dozens Injured

19 August , 2011 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Gaza; 15 Palestinians Killed Due To Israeli Bombardment In 24 Hours
IMEMC – Saturday August 20, 2011 – 03:20, As Israel continued the bombardment of the Gaza Strip since Thursday, Palestinian medical sources in Gaza reported that the number of slain residents arrived to 15, while more than 40 others, were wounded in the last 24 hours of military escalation.

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Damn it or fear it, the forbidden truth is an insurrection in Britain By John Pilger

18 August 2011 — John Pilger

On a warm spring day, strolling in south London, I heard demanding voices behind me. A police van disgorged a posse of six or more, who waved me aside. They surrounded a young black man who, like me, was ambling along. They appropriated him; they rifled his pockets, looked in his shoes, inspected his teeth. Their thuggery affirmed, they let him go with the barked warning there would be a next time.

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Information Clearing House Newsletter 19 August, 2011: Four years in prison for Facebook message

19 August 2011 — Information Clearing House

Debt Crisis in West is Just a ‘Prelude to War’
By K. Selim
The American dream no longer exists. The U.S. establishment, Democratic or Republican, is not prepared to cash in its last major comparative advantage – military supremacy. Continue

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