ICH 12 January 2013: Propaganda and Tyranny in the Middle East

12 January 2013 Information Clearing House

 

AFRICOM’s Imperialist Quest

By Burkely Hermann

Since 2003, the modern American ‘scramble for Africa,’ has begun, as “…in quiet and largely unnoticed ways, the Pentagon and the CIA have been spreading their forces across the continent.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article33597.htm

 

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Movie Review: “Zero Dark Thirty”: Torturing the Facts By Marjorie Cohn

11 January, 2013Global Research

On January 11, eleven years to the day after George W. Bush sent the first detainees to Guantanamo, the Oscar-nominated film Zero Dark Thirty is making its national debut. Zero Dark Thirty is disturbing for two reasons. First and foremost, it leaves the viewer with the erroneous impression that torture helped the CIA find bin Laden’s hiding place in Pakistan. Secondarily, it ignores both the illegality and immorality of using torture as an interrogation tool.

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VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel News and Articles 11 January 2013: Israelis Must Rise Up To Avert National Disaster

11 January 2012 — VTJP

News

International Middle East Media Center

Peres: “We Should Not Have Assassinated Arafat, Abbas Is A Partner In Peace”
IMEMC – In an interview that was conducted by the New York Times five months ago, and was only published Wednesday, and was republished by the Israeli Radio, Israeli President, Shimon Peres, stated that Israel should not have assassinated late Palestinian President, Yasser Arafat, adding that “without Arafat, the current situation is more complicated.” …

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The U.S. Military Swarms Over Africa By Glen Ford

10 January 2013 Black Agenda Report

“The 2nd Brigade’s deployment is a much larger assignment, aimed at making all of Africa a theater of U.S. military operations.”

2013 is the year the U.S. kicks off its wholesale military occupation of Africa. The escalation should come as no surprise, since the Army Times newspaper [8] reported, back in June, that a U.S. brigade of at least 3,000 troops would become a permanent presence on the continent in the new year. Continue reading

The Geopolitical Reordering of Africa: US Covert Support to Al Qaeda in Northern Mali, France “Comes to the Rescue” By Tony Cartalucci

12 January 2013 — Global ResearchLand Destroyer

NATO funding, arming, while simultaneously fighting Al Qaeda from Mali to Syria

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A deluge of articles have been quickly put into circulation defending France’s military intervention in the African nation of Mali. TIME’s article, “The Crisis in Mali: Will French Intervention Stop the Islamist Advance?” decides that old tricks are the best tricks, and elects the tiresome “War on Terror” narrative. TIME claims the intervention seeks to stop “Islamist” terrorists from overrunning both Africa and all of Europe. Specifically, the article states:

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The Geopolitical Reordering of Africa: US Covert Support to Al Qaeda in Northern Mali, France “Comes to the Rescue” By Tony Cartalucci

12 January 2013 — Global ResearchLand Destroyer

NATO funding, arming, while simultaneously fighting Al Qaeda from Mali to Syria

africa2

A deluge of articles have been quickly put into circulation defending France’s military intervention in the African nation of Mali. TIME’s article, “The Crisis in Mali: Will French Intervention Stop the Islamist Advance?” decides that old tricks are the best tricks, and elects the tiresome “War on Terror” narrative. TIME claims the intervention seeks to stop “Islamist” terrorists from overrunning both Africa and all of Europe. Specifically, the article states:

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GR Week in Review 8-12 January 2013: Dr. Drone Heads the CIA, Hollywood “Nominates” the CIA

12 January 2013Global Research

Marjorie Cohn, January 11, 2013

 
Granting impunity to the torturers combined with propaganda films like Zero Dark Thirty, which may well win multiple Oscars, dilutes any meaningful public opposition to our government’s cruel interrogation techniques.

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Michael Lebowitz: Socialism for the 21st century — re-inventing and renewing the struggle

9 January 2013 — Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal

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[The following presentation was delivered to launch La Alternativa Socialista, the Chilean edition of The Socialist Alternative, in Concepcion, Santiago and Valparaiso, November 2012.]

By Michael A. Lebowitz

Every <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>socialist in the 21st century should try to answer two questions.

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Britain: Labour promotes anti-immigrant chauvinism By Jordan Shilton

12 January 2013 — WSWS

British Labour Party leader Ed Miliband has intensified his party’s promotion of anti-immigrant chauvinism. In two speeches now, Miliband has decried what he terms are uncontrolled levels of <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>immigration, while advocating a strengthening of national identity.

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