ICH 21 August 2012: Criticism of “Free Syrian Army” tactics is building

21 August 2012 — Information Clearing House


Netanyahu ‘Determined to Attack Iran’ Before US Elections

By Times of Israel

The report added that Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak believe Obama would have no choice but to give backing for an Israeli attack before the US presidential elections in November.


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My Visit to a London Embassy Under Threat By Jeff Cohen

London — On Friday, I visited Ecuador‘s embassy here in the capital of the former British empire and saw a building surrounded by a phalanx of cops, with several of them at the front door. The embassy is in an upscale neighborhood near Harrods department store. The intimidating police presence was ordered by a Conservative government that waxes eloquent about the need to respect (British) embassies overseas.

Netanyahu's Secret War Plan: Leaked Document Outlines Israel's "Shock and Awe" Plan to Attack Iran By Richard Silverstein

16 August, 2012 — Global Research Tikun Olam 2012-08-15 

In the past few days, I received an Israeli briefing document outlining Israel’s war plans against Iran. The document was passed to me by a high-level Israeli source who received it from an IDF officer.  My source, in fact, wrote to me that normally he would not leak this sort of document, but: Continue reading

Echoes of the Past: Marikana, Cheap Labour and the 1946 Miners Strike Chris Webb

21 August 2012The Bullet • Socialist Project E-Bulletin #684

On August 4, 1946 over one thousand miners assembled in Market Square in Johannesburg, South Africa. No hall in the town was big enough to hold them, and no one would have rented one to them anyway. The miners were members of the African Mine Worker’s Union (AMWU), a non-European union which was formed five years earlier in order to address the 12 to 1 pay differential between white and black mineworkers. Continue reading

‘Do some research!’ Christine Assange steamrolls Western journalism

21 August, 2012RT

Christine Assange (Reuters / Gary Granja)

Christine Assange (Reuters / Gary Granja)

Julian Assange’s mother slammed Western media’s lack of research and grasp of basic facts in an interview with Australian television, as the host tried to get her to “address the allegations” of free speech suppression in Ecuador.

Following the profound question “Why did your son choose to make that speech last night?”, Christine Assange was asked if Julian plans to fight for freedom of speech in Ecuador, which is “known for its restrictions on the press.”

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VTJP News & Articles 8/20/2012: From ‘Crippling Sanctions’ to Total War

20 August 2012  — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Soldiers destroy Palestinian Car in Hebron
IMEMC – Palestinian sources reported that Israeli soldiers smashed, Sunday, the windshield of a Palestinian car that was parked in the center of Hebron city, in the southern part of the West Bank, and used a metal barrier to smash its doors. …

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