Democracy, Terrorism and the Secret State By Makinde Adeyinka

7 January, 2013 — Global Research

“You had to attack civilians, the people, women, children, unknown people far from any political game. The reason was quite simple – to force the people to turn to the state for greater security.” – Vincenzo Vinciguerra

The nature, necessity and scope of the miscellany of powers exercised by the state over the nation is in one sense arguably as contentious in the contemporary circumstances of the Western world as it was in the distant pre-democratic medieval past.

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US Decline? (No. 7) Deepa Kumar: Anti-Imperialist Sentiments Growing across the World

7 January 2013 — Iran Review

Iran Review Exclusive Interview with Deepa Kumar
By: Kourosh Ziabari

It’s an undeniable yet bitter reality that the United States is not a popular power. We are not talking about the American nation, because interaction and exchanges between the nations is something which takes place smoothly, regardless of political equations; however, even those nations who admire the American people for different reasons cannot hide their consternation and dismay at the imperial and colonial policies of the U.S. government.

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ColdType, January 2012: Las Vegas / The Rich plus Herman, Cromwell, McGovern, Pilger et al…

10 January 2013 — Coldtype

In the January issue of COLDTYPE MAGAZINE – download your free copy today

Cover story this month is Tony Sutton’s Las Vegas: Behind The Bright Lights, a photo essay that captures street life away from the gaze of the city that never sleeps. Sharing our spotlight is a 16-page excerpt from Sam Pizzigati’s brilliant new book, The Rich Don’t Always Win, which tells of a time when the rich in the United States paid their fair share of their earnings into the taxman’s coffers.

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Video: Platinum Miners and Class Struggle in South Africa By Patrick Bond

10 January 2013 — The Real News Network


Patrick Bond: Platinum miners strike inspires workers across <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>South <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>Africa; Billionaire mine owner becomes deputy head of ANC




Patrick Bond is the Director of the Center for Civil Society and Professor at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>South <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>Africa. Bond is the author and editor of the recently released books, Politics of <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>Climate Justice and Durban’s <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>Climate Gamble. (inc. transcript) Watch full multipart Platinum Miners and Class Struggle in South Africa Continue reading

Prosecutors to Present “Evidence” that Al Qaeda including Osama bin Laden “Benefited” from Bradley Manning Leaking By Naomi Spencer

10 January, 2013 — World Socialist Website

Accused US Army whistleblower Bradley Manning was subjected to illegal pretrial punishment, a military judge ruled January 8, but announced that any potential sentence would be reduced by only 112 days.

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Wikileaks/Bradley Manning Newslinks 10 January 2013

10 January 2013


WikiLeaks case likened to Civil War espionage

FORT MEADE, Md. — Prosecutors are using a Civil War court-martial to advance their case that an Army private charged with sending hundreds of thousands of classified documents to the secret-spilling website WikiLeaks aided al-Qaida. Lawyers for Pfc.


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John Brennan vs. a Sixteen-Year-Old By Medea Benjamin

9 January, 2013Dissident Voice

In October 2011, 16-year-old Tariq Aziz attended a gathering in Islamabad where he was taught how to use a video camera so he could document the drones that were constantly circling over his Pakistani village, terrorizing and killing his family and neighbors. Two days later, when Aziz was driving with his 12-year-old cousin to a village near his home in Waziristan to pick up his aunt, his car was struck by a Hellfire missile. With the push of a button by a pilot at a US base thousands of miles away, both boys were instantly vaporized—only a few chunks of flesh remained.

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VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel News and Articles 9 January 2013: Denying Palestinian rights is the core issue in Israeli elections

9 January 2012 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Extreme Rain, Snow, Causes Floods, Casualties And Destruction
IMEMC – The Palestinian Civil Defense reported that the storm that is hitting Palestine, and nearby countries, have caused several casualties and excessive destruction of property as rainfall flooded more than 400 homes while four Palestinians were killed after they were swept by the flooding rain. …

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Movie Review: Django Unchained: Great Vengeance and Furious Anger By Jordy Cummings

6 January 2013 —

[WARNING: Contains spoilers]

“The <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>history of the crime story is a social <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>history; for it appears intertwined with the <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>history of bourgeois society itself….the <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>history of bourgeois society is also that of property and the negation of property, in other words, crime….because bourgeois society is a criminal society” – Ernest Mandel, A Delightful Murder: The Social History of the Detective Story

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Big Oil, Big Ketchup and The Assassination of Hugo Chavez By Greg Palast

9 January 2013 —

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Venezuelan President Chavez once asked me why the US elite wanted to kill him. My dear Hugo: It’s the oil. And it’s the Koch Brothers – and it’s the ketchup.

[As a purgative for the crappola fed to Americans about Chavez, my foundation, The Palast Investigative Fund, is offering the film, The Assassination of Hugo Chavez, as a FREE download. Based on my several meetings with Chavez, his kidnappers and his would-be assassins, filmed for BBC Television. DVDs also available.] Continue reading