Preparing the Chessboard for the “Clash of Civilizations”: Divide, Conquer and Rule the “New Middle East” By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya

26 November 2011 — Global Research

The name “Arab Spring” is a catch phrase concocted in distant offices in Washington, London, Paris, and Brussels by individuals and groups who, other than having some superficial knowledge of the region, know very little about the Arabs. What is unfolding amongst the Arab peoples is naturally a mixed package. Insurgency is part of this package as is opportunism. Where there is revolution, there is always counter-revolution.

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Wikileaks Newslinks 29 November 2011

29 November 2011 —

WikiLeaks awarded at Walkleys
Julian Assange has launched a broadside against Prime Minister Julia Gilard while accepting WikiLeaks’ award for Most Outstanding Contribution to Journalism at the 2011 Walkleys. Assange’s pre-recorded speech was played at the award ceremony, …

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The “Enforcers”: MINUSTAH and the Culture of Violence in Port-au-Prince

28 November 2011 — COHA

This analysis was prepared by COHA Research Associate Courtney Frantz

  • Although at first glance it may seem that Haitian protests against the presence of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) are due to scattered incidents of violence committed by its members against locals, a close examination reveals a pattern of systematic acts of heavy repression against the population. Continue reading

Stop NATO News: November 29, 2011

29 November 2011 — Stop NATO

  • Will America’s New Hypersonic Weapon Cause A Global Arms Race?
  • Russian Warships Head For Syria
  • SCO Partners: China, Russia Say NATO Attacks On Pakistan Unacceptable
  • NATO Exceeds All Limits In Pakistan
  • Russian Foreign Minister Condemns Deadly NATO Air Attack In Pakistan
  • Pakistan Army Refuses To Accept NATO ‘Expressions Of Regret’ Continue reading

Egypt imports 21 tons of tear gas from the US, port staff refuses to sign for it

28 November 2011 —

Document of importation of tear gas

CAIRO: The arrival of 7 and half tons of tear gas to Egypt’s Suez port created conflict after the responsible officials at the port refused to sign and accept it for fear it would be used to crackdown on Egyptian protesters.

Local news sites published documents regarding the shipment shows that the cargo that arrived in 479 barrels from the United States was scheduled to be delivered to the ministry of interior.

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EI banned from “delegitimization” meet | Pinkwashing | BDS victories | And more …

29 November 2011 — Update from the Electronic Intifada

Bono must ditch Belgian maker of warplane parts for Israel

By David Cronin, 27 November 2011
The firm that installed screens and lightning on U2’s stage for its world tour also supplies components to Israel’s war industry.

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 28 November 2011: Official: Israel deliberately disconnects Gaza electricity

28 November 2011 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Four Katyusha Rockets Reportedly Fired Into Northern Israel
IMEMC – Israeli daily, Haaretz, reported that four Katyusha rockets were fired from Lebanon into an area in northern Israel on Monday at night, causing damage and fire to a building but no injuries. …

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Infographic: The size and power of the U.S. food oligopoly

28 November, 2011 — Frugal Dad

Four food giants had total sales of $240 billion in 2010, more than the GDPs of 148 countries

From Frugal Dad: Take a look at this infographic from the Frugal Dad team. I’ve said it a million times – you get what you pay for, and cheap food is no exception. The amount of consolidation in the industry is shocking, and it’s not getting better any time soon.

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