Statewatch News Online, 23 February 2012 (4/12)

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NEW: Statewatch launches online historical archive of EU Justice and Home Affairs documents: 1976-2000 (Press release):
Unique online archive of over  4,500 official documents (rising to over 6,500 by the end of 2012)
Link to: JHA archive – EU Justice and Home Affairs documents from 1971 onwards:

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Black Agenda Report 22 February 2012: Need A Black Agenda / Lying Media / Obama Weakens Unions

22 February 2012 — Black Agenda ReportNews, commentary and analysis from the black left

The Need for a Black Agenda

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford
The African American Left’s failure to formulate a Black Agenda has made it “largely irrelevant during the greatest crisis of capitalism since at least the Great Depression, and the worst economic and social crisis for African Americans since the death of Reconstruction.” The default Black Agenda is Obamaism, which is corporatism, and the death of Black politics. “If all that matters is Obama, then there is no need for a Black political agenda – except four more years of Obama.”
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Video: US to pump weapons into Syrian warzone? — RT

22 FEbruary 2012US to pump weapons into Syrian warzone? — RT

The White House and US State Department are considering arming Syria‘s rebels, claiming ongoing reports of government crackdowns would legitimize their actions. But it remains unclear what form the assistance would take.

Both US bodies made statements yesterday saying that new tactics would have to be adopted in order to curtail Regime forces’ bombardment of the city of Homs. Continue reading

Ellen Brown: How Greece Could Take Down Wall Street

21 February 2012 — Web of DebtGlobal Research

In an article titled “Still No End to ‘Too Big to Fail,’” William Greider wrote in The Nation on February 15th:

Financial market cynics have assumed all along that Dodd-Frank did not end “too big to fail” but instead created a charmed circle of protected banks labeled “systemically important” that will not be allowed to fail, no matter how badly they behave.

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 21 February 2012:

21 February 2012 — — VTJP

News International Middle East Media Center

66-day hunger strike ends after Israel agrees to free Khader Adnan
IMEMC – Palestinian prisoner Khader Adnan agreed to end his 66-day hunger strike on Tuesday after meeting with Israeli officials who pledged to release him in April. Khader had been near death, facing possible organ failure, for the last week in an Israeli prison hospital. …

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Information Clearing House Newsletter 21 February 2012: Crisis with Iran? The Real Story Versus the Cover Story

21 February 2012Information Clearing House


Israel to Release Khader Adnan

Palestinian Prisoner Ends 66-day Hunger Strike

By Harriet Sherwood in Jerusalem

The agreement was reached less than an hour before the supreme court hearing was scheduled to begin. It had been brought forward by 48 hours amid fears that Adnan might die before the case could be heard.

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