VTJP News & Articles 29 August 2012: Jewish settlers burn a car and write racist slogans

29 August 2012  — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

PCHR Condemns Continued Israeli Violations against Palestinian Fishermen in the Gaza Strip
IMEMC – The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) condemns Israel’s continued violations against Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Strip, and expresses concern about the escalation of these violations. On Tuesday morning, 28 August 2012, 2 Palestinian fishermen were arrested and a Palestinian fishing boat was heavily damaged in 2 separate incidents in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. …

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Syria: Turning Back the Clock on the Arab Spring By Ahmad Barqawi

27 August 2012 — Global Research – opendemocracy.net

Whatever genuine grievances and demands for political reform the Syrian people might have had a year and half ago were trodden underfoot by this stampeding sectarian drive that the Syrian opposition itself worked so hard to foster among its own supporters.

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ICH 28 August 2012: Britain and US Plan Syrian “Revolution” From Istanbul

28 August 2012 — Information Clearing House

US Intelligence Community Report

America Planning for a Post-Israel Middle East?

Franklin Lamb

An 82 page analysis concludes that the American national interest in fundamentally at odds with that of Zionist Israel. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32304.htm

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VTJP News & Articles 28 August 2012: Continuing Impunity for the Death of Rachel Corrie

28 August 2012  — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

France To Investigate Arafat’s Death
IMEMC – The French Prosecution decided to open an official investigation into the death of the late Palestinian President, Yasser Arafat, who died in 2004 after becoming sick while surrounded by the Israeli military in his Ramallah headquarters. …

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Housmans Books, London: Newsletter of Events September 2012

28 August 2012Housmans

1. The Fuse Book Club at
2. Help save Hackney’s black bookshop, Centerprise

IN-STORE EVENTS – London’s Burning Season
3. ‘Riot City:
Protest and Rebellion in the Capital’ with Clive Bloom
4. ‘King’s Cross: a sense of place’ with Angela Inglis and local campaigners
5. ‘The Art of Wandering’ with Merlin Coverley
6. ‘Baron’s Court, all change’ with Stewart Home
7. Peace News presents: ‘The Lives,  Art and Struggles of John Arden and Margaretta D’Arcy’ with Robert Leach & Housmans Peace Diary 2013 Launch

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Orwell’s 1984 Solution to Criminalize War: “If There was Hope, it must Lie in the Proles” By Prof. James F. Tracy

26 August, 2012 — Global Research

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“The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance-it is the illusion of knowledge.”-Daniel Boorstin

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US arms sales nearly triple in 2011, researchers say

By Staff Writers Washington (AFP) Aug 27, 2012

US arms transfers to other countries nearly tripled last year to $66.3 billion, giving America a market share of nearly 80 percent, government researchers said Monday. The Congressional Research Service said the US figure for 2011 was the largest for a single year in the history of the arms export program. While huge, the number may be something of a one off, as it includes a huge one-off deal with Saudi Arabia to the tune of $29.4 billion. This features 84 F-15 fighter bombers, upgrades to its existing fleet of 70 such aircraft and the sale of 178 helicopters.

Despite a sluggish world economy, global arms sales nearly doubled in 2011 to $85.3 billion, the report said. After the United States came Russia, with $4.8 billion in transfers, and then France, with $4.4 billion. Besides Saudi Arabia, major US clients included the United Arab Emirates, Iraq, Oman, India and Thailand, the report added.

VTJP News & Articles 27 August 2012: Arrigoni’s Murder Trial in Gaza: Answers Not Just a Verdict

27 August 2012  — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Israel To Close Bribery Case Against Sharon, His Sons
IMEMC – Israeli sources reported Monday that the Israeli prosecution is weighing the possibility of dropping bribery and corruption charges against former Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, and his two sons, Omri and Gilad, due to the lack of evidence. …

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ICH 27 August 2012: US “Fifty Wealthiest Lawmakers” list

27 August 2012 Information Clearing House


Inventing an Iranian Threat

By Stephen Lendman

Washington and Israel target the Islamic Republic relentlessly. Longstanding war plans await implementation. Media scoundrels and right-wing think tanks support it. They’re paid to endorse ravaging one country after another. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32291.htm

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Obama’s Geopolitical China ‘Pivot’: The Pentagon Targets China By F. William Engdahl

24 August, 2012 — Global Research

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union and the nominal end of the Cold War some twenty years back, rather than reducing the size of its mammoth defense spending, the US Congress and all US Presidents have enormously expanded spending for new weapons systems, increased permanent military bases around the world and expansion of NATO not only to former Warsaw Pact countries on Russia’s immediate periphery; it also has expanded NATO and US military presence deep into Asia on the perimeters of China through its conduct of the Afghan war and related campaigns.

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VTJP News & Articles 26 August 2012: Testimonies by Israeli soldiers detail abuse of Palestinian children

26 August 2012  — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Israel denies entry to Welcome to Palestine visitors
IMEMC – In a precedented measure, Israel denied entry to nearly 85 international visitors who were planning to enter Palestine through the King Hussein bridge via Jordan. …

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Ronnie Kasrils: Marikana – It was like poking a hornet's nest

26 August, 2012 — Sunday Times (South Africa) — Those in power say, don’t point fingers. But we need exactly that if we’re to learn from this, writes Ronnie Kasrils.

Our country reels with horror and shock at last week‘s Marikana shootings. There is disbelief around the world that this has happened in a democratic South Africa.

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Why Syria will not Fall: Crushing Defeat of "Free Syrian Army" By Ghaleb Kandil

(translated from Arabic by vijayvaani.com)

The recent developments in Syria revealed a series of important signs which will have decisive repercussions over the course of the global war led by the United States to destroy this country. Unlike the information and impressions of American strategists and their European and Arab accomplices – as conveyed by hundreds of media outlets engaged in the battle – the death squads, mercenaries and Takfiri groups introduced from all parts of the world suffered a crushing defeat at the level of the battles. Continue reading

VTJP News & Articles 25 August 2012: PA considers legal action against Israeli officials, settlers

25 August 2012  — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Swiss Forensic Experts To Examine Arafat’s Remains
IMEMC – Experts working for the Swiss Radiophysics Institute stated Friday that they will be arriving in the West Bank to examine the remains of the late president, Yasser Arafat, after receiving the approval of his widow, Soha Arafat. … 

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ICH 25 August 2012: America’s Descent into Poverty

25 August 2012 — Information Clearing House


The Human Cost of War on Iran

By Elizabeth Murray

The subject of human suffering is almost taboo among these elites, and is generally raised only when negative media publicity, or the prospect thereof, forces them to take action. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32276.htm

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Marikana, where the ANC’s chickens came home to roost By William Bowles

26 August 2012

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The African National Congress (ANC) won a resounding victory in South Africa’s first democratic election in 1994 with a host of promises that it would improve the lives of the Black majority (85% of the population). And whilst there have been gains in some areas, overall, most Black South Africans are materially worse off now than they were under Apartheid.

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Can't you hear the thunder? By Jay Naidoo

22 August 2012 01:09 — The Daily Maverick

The headlines scream ‘Marikana Massacre’; ‘Killing Fields of Rustenburg’. Radio and TV Talk shows and social media all display the anger and expose the psyche of a nation badly wounded. The bloodiest security operation since the end of apartheid has left us shocked and asking what went wrong? The reality is, many things went wrong. Way too many things went wrong, for way too long now.