Occupy Wall Street Evicted in Late Night Raid; Lawyers Secure Injunction to Reopen Zuccotti Park

15 November, 2011 — Democracy Now! Daily News Digest

Nearly two months into Occupy Wall Street, New York City police have carried out a major crackdown on the protesters’ Lower Manhattan encampment, dismantling tents, confiscating belongings, and arresting more than 70 people.

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Sonny Rollins 'Jazz Casual'

15 November 2011

From the late 1950’s tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins and guitarist Jim Hall play on the television show “Jazz Casual” with Bob Cranshaw on bass and Ben Riley drums. This is the quartet that recorded the amazing ‘The Bridge’, Rollins’ first album after several years meditating and practicing in the dead of night on Manhattan Bridge (cf. ‘The Simpsons’). Continue reading

Wikileaks Newslinks 15 November 2011

15 November 2011 — williambowles.info

Court Decision Forcing Twitter To Give Up Info On Wikileaks Associates …
Techdirt
You may recall that the US government has been seeking all sorts of info on some folks who were somehow connected to Wikileaks as a part of its grand jury investigation, using the obscure 2703(d) process, rather than a standard subpoena (the 2703(d) …
http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20111113/01194816754/court-decision-forcing-twitter-to-give-up-info-wikileaks-associates-challenged-europe.shtml

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Russia's High Stakes Energy Geopolitics BY F. William Engdahl

14 November 2011 — Global ResearchF. William Engdahl – Oil Politics

Nord Stream, the huge Russian-German pipeline project, began delivering gas to the EU

On November 7 the first of two pipelines for Nord Stream, the huge Russian-German gas pipeline project, began delivery of gas. The event was no minor affair. German Chancellor Merkel and Russian President Medvedev along with the prime ministers of France and the Netherlands and the EU Energy Commissioner formally opened the first of two 1224-kilometre pipelines at Lubmin in northern Germany, beginning delivery of the first gas direct from Russia’s Yuzhno-Russkoye gas field in Siberia to Germany.

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Stop NATO news: November 15, 2011

15 November 2011 — Stop NATO

  • Australia: Obama To Announce Expanded U.S. Military Presence
  • U.S. May Use Force Against Iran
  • Attack On Iran Would Unleash Blood War: Fidel Castro
  • Malta: U.S.-NATO Gateway From Europe To Africa
  • New NATO: U.S. Sixth Fleet Command Flagship Modernized In Croatia
  • U.S. Drone Strike Kills Three In Pakistan
  • Pakistan: Opposition Blocks Road To Protest Drone Attacks
  • State Department Taunts Russia Over South Ossetian Elections
  • U.S. Approves Super Cobra Attack Helicopter Sale To Turkey
  • Pentagon Shifts Predator Drones From Iraq To Turkey

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Libya Newslinks 14-15 November 2011

15 November 2011 — williambowles.info

15 November 2011
Syria uprising falls victim to power plays
Asia Times Online Today at 11:00
The Arab League’s machinations on Syria underline how greater powers – after seeing the protests had failed – have hijacked the bloody uprising to further their geopolitical objectives. As the West takes a harder line and as the Russian camp solidifies opposition to a Libyan scenario, neither the Syrian opposition nor its government has the country’s fate in their hands. – Ramzy Baroud (Nov 15, ’11)

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Syria In Western Strategy For Global Military Supremacy BY Rick Rozoff

15 November 2011 — STOP Nato

The League of Arab States (Arab League) suspended the membership of Syria in the organization on November 12 as it had with Libya on February 22 of this year. In the case of Libya, whose membership was reinstated after NATO bombed proxy forces into power in late August, reports at the time indicated that member states Algeria and Syria had been opposed to the action but folded under pressure for a consensus from the eight Arab states governed by royal families – Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, which to all intents and purposes now are the Arab League, with the other formal members either victims of recent regime change of one sort or another or likely targets for such a fate.

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