Wikileaks Newslinks 21 September 2011

21 September 2011 —

WikiLeaks: Modi aides found Advani uninspiring; wanted Manmohan as PM
Hindustan Times
According to the confidential diplomatic cable sent by the US Consulate at Mumbai during the 2009 general elections, now made public by the WikiLeaks, Modi supporters felt that Advani had failed to generate any enthusiasm. “LK Advani, the BJP leader, …

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Updates on Libyan war/Stop NATO news: September 21, 2011

21 September 2011 — Stop NATO

  • NATO To Remain In Libya, End The Mission When It Chooses
  • 187 Days Of Bombing: 23,350 NATO Sorties, 8,751 Strike Missions
  • Testing Ground: France Used Libya War To Push Warplane Sales To United Arab Emirates And India Against Iran And China
  • Libya: Loyalist Fighters Continue Resistance In Capital
  • China: Expert Warns Of NATO’s Use Of R2P For Military Interventions
  • Sarkozy Urges Libya-Style UN Process Against Syria Continue reading

The Wall Street Occupation: A Sleep-In Protest in the Shadow of Power By Manny Jalonschi

20 September 2011 — via NYC Indypendent

wall-street.jpgStreet Heat Against Finance Capital

Sept 19, 2011 – Surrounded by the headquarters of some of the world’s most powerful financial players, over two thousand protesters converged on Wall Street this Saturday. By the end of the second day, those occupying Liberty Park, formerly known as Zuccotti Park on Broadway and Liberty St., had settled in, partially helped by pizza, hot chocolate and blankets paid for and delivered by their supporters in New York City and across the country.

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“Lessons on Libya” | Partido Comunista Português

10 September 2011 — Partido Comunista Português

[Apologies for the pretty bad translation. WB]

Translated ‘Avante!’ article by Luis Carapinha, member of the PCP Internaional Department

On the unfortunate war in Libya much has been written and talked about. Out from the dominant media channels many streams of lies and disinformation have spouted out, together with much folklore and shooting (many the time point-blank) at the same time. What atrociously stands out, within this very new corporative journalism embedded with imperialism, the assumed or agreed irrational non-will (times oblige one to do…) in reading and understanding reality.

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 20 September, 2011: PA goes to UN without Palestinian consensus behind it

20 September 2011 , 2011 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Supporting Palestinian-UN Bid, Protest Held In Front of U.S Embassy In Tel Aviv
IMEMC – Tuesday September 20, 2011 – 21:27, Dozens of members and supporters of the National Democratic Assembly held on Tuesday evening a protest in front of the American Embassy in Tel Aviv, demanding the U.S. not to veto the Palestinian statehood bid at the United Nations, the Arabs48 news website reported.

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The Left Bloc and Resistance Across Europe

19 September 2011 — The BulletSocialist Project E-Bulletin No. 545

A major European Conference Against Austerity is slated for London on 1 October, as part of building and coordinating a set of mobilizations across the fall in Europe. A key zone for the anti-austerity struggle is Portugal. The administration of José Sócrates, of the ‘Third Wayist’ Partido Socialista, was already moving toward sharp public sector austerity. It was replaced by a right-wing coalition of Partido Social Democrata, under the leadership of Prime Minister Pedro Coelho, and the Partido Popular. The Portuguse party, Bloco de Esquerda (Left Bloc), has been the fulcrum of opposition to austerity.

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Information Clearing House Newsletter September 20, 2011: The Truth about 'Class War' in America

20 September 2011 — Information Clearing House

Libya – The Other Side of the Coin
By Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey
If the west can only survive by siphoning off the resources of others, then these nations are leeches and parasites and deserve no respect at all.

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Media Lens: The Golden Rule Of State Violence: Terrorism Is What They Do; Counterterrorism Is What We Do

20 September 2011 — Media Lens

A defining feature of state power is rhetoric about a ‘moral’ or ‘ethical’ role in world affairs. Errors of judgement, blunders and tactical mistakes can, and do, occur. But the motivation underlying state policy is fundamentally benign. Reporters and commentators, trained or selected for professional ‘reliability’, tend to slavishly adopt this prevailing ideology.

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The Triumph of Capitalism: Jobless Nations By Prof. John Kozy

18 September, 2011 — Global Research

The Obama administration is intent on applying supply side principles to get the American economy out of the present recession, but supply side principles are based on the belief that if the government cuts taxes on the wealthy, they will invest their savings in new factories, that newly hired workers will increase employment, and that more output will increase tax receipts. But there is no way to make sure the wealthy actually invest their wealth in productive enterprises, especially in the U.S.

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