12 November, 2012 — National Security Archive
Third World Competition Damaged Superpower Relations at Pivotal Moment, According to Conference of Former Decision-Makers
11 November 2012 — RT
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange could suffer serious health problems if he stays in London’s Ecuadorian embassy, warned his lawyer. The whistleblower faces immediate arrest and extradition to Sweden should he leave the building.
“Assange is in good health, but the situation is getting steadily worse,” lawyer Baltasar Garzon said during an anti-corruption conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The confined conditions in which Assange is currently living could cause him to “suffer from serious medical problems,” and lead to “psychological issues,”Garzon said.
12 November 2012 — Strategic Culture Foundation
In a rare interview with Russia Today TV, President Bashar al-Assad vigorously clarified his stance on the current Syrian crisis created by the West and some regional states including Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar and warned them of the apocalyptic consequences of any foreign intervention in Syria.
8 November 2012 — Strategic Culture Foundation
Syria as my last article showed is bleeding but its neighbours too are badly affected. As Lakdar Brahimi, while in Beirut canvassing support for his proposal for an Eid Festival ceasefire in Syria warned «This crisis cannot remain confined within Syrian territory»… «Either it is solved, or it gets worse… and sets [the region] ablaze». This was for most observers no more than a statement of the obvious when one looks at the developments in the countries of the region… Continue reading
May 2012 — Social Investigations
This list represents the dire state of our democracy. The financial and vested interests of our MPs and Lords in private healthcare. Over 200 parliamentarians all allowed to vote on a bill that they clearly have something to gain from. Who cares that they have put it in the register of interests. This doesn’t excuse their interests, it merely highlights clearly why they should have no part in voting for the privatisation of the NHS. It is privatisation, despite the media’s continued use of the word ‘reforms’. The question must be asked. Are they public servants or corporate servants?
10 November 2012 — Strategic Culture Foundation
This October, London handed the Scottish Parliament the authority to hold a referendum on independence… The centuries-old colonial experience shows that the British Crown, when she could not stop the process, sought to lead it, and direct this energy to their advantage. In principle, this scenario is possible today. Inside the United Kingdom a sovereign Scotland could be used to solve economic problems. Beyond this – the Anglo-Saxon path of fragmentation can be seen in the European Union, the Balkans, Eurasia, and even Canada, where this autumn the Quebec party won the election, and advocated the creation of a sovereign state separate from Canada, which is a member of the British Commonwealth… Continue reading
12 November 2012 — Ezili Danto
Recommended HLLN Links: Photo: Obama Sec. of State, Hillary Clinton and former President Clinton, celebrate sweatshop opening at Caracol, Haiti. At the bottom in their own country, sad, exploited but dressed-up Haitians frame the Avatar crew’s feet. October 22, 2012. Photo credit: Larry Downing, AP – http://bit.ly/RyxPCN
11 November, 2012 — Global Research
In recent years, populist explanations for world events have become common and often taken the form of anti-establishment conspiracy theories. The contradiction between how people believe the world should be, according to the mainstream propaganda pertaining to liberty and democracy, and how it is in this time of crisis leads people to search for easily digestible answers.
12 November 2012 — The Bullet • Socialist Project • E-Bulletin No. 728
A storm is brewing in Southern Europe. In Greece on November 6 and 7 another general strike will take place. On November 14 Portuguese, Cypriot, Spanish and Italian trade unions intend to go on strike in opposition to the austerity policies of the European Union. Belgian and British trade unions, as well as the European and German trade union confederations, are also calling for action. If the mobilization is successful, this transnational strike will be a milestone in the formation of a European protest movement desperately needed to prevent the final demolition of the European welfare states.
11 November 2012 — VTJP
Palestinian Fighter killed In Gaza, Seven Palestinians Killed Since Saturday Evening
IMEMC – A Palestinian fighter of the Al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad, was killed on Sunday at dawn when the Israeli army fired a shell at an area in northern Gaza. …
10 November 2012 — VTJP
Several Residents Injured By Army Fire Near Hebron
IMEMC – Palestinian medical sources in Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank, reported that several residents were injured Saturday as Israeli soldiers attacked a funeral in Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron. …