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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VTJP News & Articles 4 October 2012: Empire trapped: US role in a new Middle East

4 October 2012 — VTJP

News

International Middle East Media Center

Soldiers Invade Tulkarem, Jenin And Hebron; Clashes Reported
IMEMC – Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, several areas in the northern West Ban districts on Tulkarem, Jenin and Hebron, broke into several homes and buildings leading to clashes with dozens of local youths, injuries were reported. …

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Hegemony and Propaganda: The Importance of Trivialisation in Cementing Social Control By Colin Todhunter

3 October, 2012 — Global Research 

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Knowledge in modern societies has expanded to the point whereby specialisms and sub-specialisms are the norm. It is just not possible for one person to have in-depth knowledge of every discipline. We must rely on others to convey such knowledge, usually in relatively simplistic terms. Most of us have to take at face value many of the ideas and concepts that we are bombarded with in this age of instant, mass communications and information overload.

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Black Agenda Report October 3, 2012 — Occupy the Debates, Int'l Criminal Court on Trial, How Mass Incarceration Changes Everthing

3 October, 2012Black Agenda Report

This week in Black Agenda Report

by BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon

I’ll be watching the debates. Not on CNN or ABC, but online at Occupy the Debates or at Democracy Now or Free Speech TV, where the third party candidates and others have a chance to answer questions and comment in real time.