Imperialism In The X-Factor Age By Colin Todhunter

26 October, 2012 — Global Research

In Vietnam, Agent Orange was dropped by the US to poison a foreign population. In Iraq and the former Yugoslavia, depleted uranium was used. In Western countries, things are a bit more complicated because various states have tended to avoid using direct forms of physical violence to quell their own populations (unless you belong to some marginalized group or hit a raw nerve, as did the Occupy Movement last year). The pretence of democracy and individual rights has to be maintained.

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ICH 29 October 2012: Israel Bombs Sudan: Dry Run for Iran Attack?

29 October 2012 — Information Clearing House

Israel bombs Sudan in Dry Run for Iran Attack

By Uzi Mahmaini, Tel Aviv and Flora Bagenal, Nairobi

Eight Israeli F-15I planes – four carrying two one-ton bombs, escorted by four fighters – struck the giant Yarmouk factory on the southwestern outskirts of Khartoum, the capital, in the early hours of Wednesday.


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A World in Which Truth is a Dying Species by GAITHER STEWART

29 October 2012 — Counterpunch

Hidden away somewhere within the labyrinth of the Pentagon there must be a top secret euphemism department engaged in the invention of the Orwellian surrogate words that have crept surreptitiously into the American English vocabulary and from there translated into many other languages. In my mind I see a unit of studiously serious executives, coffee mugs in their hands and their neckties awry, devising senseless terms for terrible things and used unthinkingly by people today from New York to California, from Maine to Texas. The goal of my imaginary secret unit is to render ugly terms meaningless or to transform them into their opposite. To quote the perceptive Scottish writer, Candia McWilliam, “plain words are always under threat.” There are words that don’t say what they mean and there are words that say what they don’t mean. Continue reading

VTJP Palestine/Israel News & Articles 27 October 2012: ‘Let us not be brought down’: Last legal recourse for Holy Land Five

27 October 2012 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

A young Druze man refuse to serve in the Israeli Army
IMEMC – A young druze man sent out a letter to the Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu and defense minister Ehud Barak, explaining why he refuses to be part of the Israeli army. Young secular Druze men are required to conscript into the Israeli military the same as their Jewish peer group, however some of them refuse to do so. Below is an English translation of the letter. …

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Wikileaks Newslinks 27 October 2012: WikiLeaks reveals US detainee policies: Camp Delta

27 October 2012

Ecuador’s President suggests Assange be questioned at Embassy
Voice of Russia, News Today at 00:44 Sweden may send a representative of its prosecutor’s office to Ecuador’s Embassy in the UK to question Wikileaks founder Julian Assange . This was stated by the President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, who cited instances when representatives of the prosecutor’s office interrogated suspects on the territory of a foreign embassy.

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VTJP Palestine/Israel News & Articles 26 October 2012: Analysis: World Bank policies persistently fail Palestinians

26 October 2012 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Falk Calls For Boycotting Companies Benefiting From Israeli Settlements
IMEMC – United Nations Special Rapporteur on humanitarian affairs in the occupied Palestinian territories, called for boycotting all firms that benefit from Israel’s illegal settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories, and stated that this ban should be submitted to the UN General Assembly Thursday. …

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Video: Siege of Bani Walid: Foreign fighters, phosphorus bombs and nerve gas – RT sources

27 October, 2012RT

The besieged Libyan city of Bani Walid has been plunged into chaos. RT sources say that the former Gaddafi regime stronghold is under attack by militias bolstered by foreign mercenaries, and they used banned weapons like white phosphorous.

The sources denied reports of the last few days that Bani Walid was retaken by the Libyan government. Residents said that militia forces have continued their assault, while preventing the refugees who fled from reentering the city. 

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