Video: SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras on political and social situation facing Greece and Europe

27 September 2012Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal

Alexis Tsipras, leader of Greece‘s left party SYRIZA, visited the European Parliament as a guest of the United Left Group/Nordic Green Left (GUE/NGL), the coalition of radical left parliamentarians in the European Parliament to which SYRIZA is affiliated. At a press conference, Tsipras discussed the current economic, political and social situation facing Greece and the European Union. Chaired by Gabi Zimmer, GUE/NGL president, from Germany‘s Die Linke party. Continue reading

How the BBC betrayed the NHS: an exclusive report on two years of censorship and distortion By Oliver Huitson

27 September 2012 — Open Democracy

In the two years building up to the government’s NHS reform bill, the BBC appears to have categorically failed to uphold its remit of impartiality, parroting government spin as uncontested fact, whilst reporting only a narrow, shallow view of opposition to the bill. In addition, key news appears to have been censored. The following in-depth investigation provides a shocking testimony of the extent to which the BBC abandoned the NHSDownload the PDF of this article. Continue reading

Can Syria Avoid the Fate of Libya and Iraq? Interview with Issa Chaer by Carlos Martinez

2 October 2012 — MRZine

Dr Issa Chaer is a member of the Syrian Social Club (based in England).

Carlos Martinez: Thanks very much for agreeing to be interviewed.  You have been very active in spreading information about the Syria conflict.  Can you explain why you have chosen to give so much time and energy to this cause? Continue reading

Video: West Uses Terrorists in Turkey to Bait Syria by grtv

4 October 2012GRtv

In a bid to speed up their time tables for Spring 2013, the West and their proxy Turkey are now baiting Syria into a wider regional conflict. Turkey‘s parliament has authorized cross-border military operations into Syria ‘when necessary’ following a casual mortar-shelling incident on the Turkish-Syrian border.

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Spanish State 25S: The Salvaging of Democracy By Esther Vivas

3 October 2012The Bullet • Socialist E-Project No. 706

“They call it democracy but this isn’t one” was the cry repeated in the squares and on the demonstrations. And as time went by, this slogan took on still more meaning. The stigmatization and repression against those who struggle in the street for their rights has only intensified in recent times. The worse the crisis gets, the more popular support broadens for those who protest and the more the brutal repression increases. The thirst for liberty is being smothered along with the current “democracy.”

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Provoking the Enemy: Seeking a Pretext to Wage War on Iran By Julie Lévesque

3 October, 2012Global Research

Provoking a war and then blaming the enemy for carrying out an act of aggression is no longer part of a hidden agenda, a safely guarded secret as in the case of Pearl Harbor (1941) which was used by the FDR administration as a justification for America’s entry into the Second World War. (Michel Chossudovsky, Provoke an Attack on Iran? “Lets Bring it On… At the End of the Day… We Ought to Take ‘Em Out”, October 03, 2012)

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Provoking the Enemy: Seeking a Pretext to Wage War on Iran By Julie Lévesque

3 October, 2012Global Research

Provoking a war and then blaming the enemy for carrying out an act of aggression is no longer part of a hidden agenda, a safely guarded secret as in the case of Pearl Harbor (1941) which was used by the FDR administration as a justification for America’s entry into the Second World War. (Michel Chossudovsky, Provoke an Attack on Iran? “Lets Bring it On… At the End of the Day… We Ought to Take ‘Em Out”, October 03, 2012)

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