Heal the Planet! By Satya Sagar

22 March 2012


If Mother Earth were a patient in the hands of a good doctor what would the diagnosis, treatment and prognosis look like? Can the planet be cured of its ills at all and what would it take to achieve this? Is there an alternative to the path of willful suicide forced on all life forms on the globe by the blind greed and inhumanity of a few?

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Black Agenda Report 21 March 2012: Justice for Trayvon / Obama's Magic Wand / The Assassin President / BATV

21 March 2012 — Black Agenda ReportNews, commentary and analysis from the black left

Barack Obama, Democratic Expectations and the Magic Wand

by BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon
What are the people who tell us President Obama hasn’t got a “magic wand” really saying? That we have no right to expect a president to use the power of his office to address mass incarceration, the housing, foreclosure, student and consumer debt crises, or end our murderous colonial wars around the world? That we’re immature and unsophisticated to demand or expect much of anything more than his pretty black face in that big white house?

Information Clearing House Newsletter 21 March 2012: Arundhati Roy – Capitalism: A Ghost Story

21 March 2012 Information Clearing House


Afghan Villagers Say Shootings Were Revenge

By Deb Riechmann and Mirwais Khan

Several Afghans near the villages where an American soldier is alleged to have killed 16 civilians say U.S. troops lined them up against a wall after a roadside bombing and told them that they, and even their children, would pay a price for the attack.



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The EyeOpener- Meet the MEK: Washington’s Favorite Terror Cult

22 March 2012 — www.boilingfrogspost.com

The Mujahedin-e-Khalq–sometimes referred to as the MEK, the MKO, the PMOI, the NCRI or, perhaps more fittingly, “The Cult of Rajavi”–is a strange terrorist group by anyone’s reckoning. But this is not your average terror group. These are not like the blue jeans-wearing , cash-paying ,constitution-loving, third-party-candidate-supporting, picture-taking terrorists that the Department of Fatherland Security have been warning the American public about for years now. These are not the three-year-old boys in wheelchairs that the upstanding men and women of the TSA have been patting down as potential bomb-wearing suicide jihadis since 9/11.

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Kony 2012 and the promotion of “humanitarian” wars By Andre Damon

22 March 2012WSWS.ORG

Kony 2012, the 30-minute propaganda video advocating US military intervention in Africa, has become something of a debacle for its creators and media supporters. Millions of people have read and viewed responses debunking the film’s assertions, and some of its early cheerleaders have felt obliged to backpedal and adopt a critical attitude toward it. Continue reading

VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 21 March 2012: A Planned Escalation: Israel Prepares for War

21 March 2012 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Soldiers Kidnap 11 year old Child From His Classroom
IMEMC – A report by the Israeli newspaper, Haaretz, revealed that on Monday Israeli soldiers kidnapped an 11-year-old Palestinian child while he sat behind his desk at an elementary school in Rad Al-Amoud neighborhood, in occupied East Jerusalem. …
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