The EyeOpener- False Flags over Iran

9 October 2012 — 

In recent weeks Patrick Clawson, Director of Research at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, attracted attention and headlines for a speech he delivered at last month’s Washington Institute panel on “How to Build U.S.-Israeli Coordination on Preventing an Iranian Nuclear Breakout.” Unfortunately for him, the attention was not due to the quality of his speech, but to the remarkable nature of his open musings about the necessity to use duplicity in starting a war with Iran.

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FAIR TV: Time's Fact Check FAIL, Chavez's Savvy Daughter-Hugging, Are Afghans Human?

5 October 2012FAIR TV

The new episode of FAIR TV. This week we take a look at Time‘s big fact checking cover story and how the Washington Post talks about Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez. We also ask the question: Do media think Afghans are humans too?

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VTJP News & Articles 8 October 2012: Extremists Hurl Molotov Cocktails, Stones, At Jerusalem Church

8 October 2012 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Children Evicted From Five Gaza Schools Due To Israeli Bombardment
IMEMC – The Palestinian Ministry of Education in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, evicted Monday dozens of schoolchildren from five schools, east of Khan Younis, due to heavy Israeli bombardments targeting the area. …

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What is the ANC and Where is the Left in South Africa? By Chris Webb

9 October 2012 — The Bullet • Socialist Project E-<strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>Bulletin No. 710

About a month ago I stood with some 200 striking farm workers in <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>South <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>Africa’s Hex River Valley, a rich agricultural region that produces table grapes for export. The workers were on strike against severe pay cuts and outsourcing, which came about when a major fruit export company took over the farm from its previous owner. The workers were a mixed group. Some were Zimbabwean migrants, but the majority were Xhosa speakers from the more impoverished Eastern Cape, where 72 per cent of the population lives below the poverty line. Most of them currently lived in the valley’s informal settlements, expanses of matchbox houses and zinc shacks on the dusty ground between the grape farms. As we marched toward the farm, the workers began to sing struggle songs praising the African National Congress (<strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>ANC) and the role of struggle leaders like <a class=”relay” href=””>Oliver Tambo and <a class=”relay” href=””>Chris Hani. Continue reading