7 February, 2013 — Stephen Lendman
7 February, 2013
Paris – Opposing genocide has become a sort of cottage industry in the United States.
Everywhere, “genocide studies” are cropping up in universities. Five years ago, an unlikely “Genocide Prevention Task Force” was set up headed by former secretary of state Madeleine Albright and former defense secretary William Cohen, both veterans of the Clinton administration.
7 February 2013 — Media Lens
Jousting With Toothpicks – The Case For Challenging Corporate Journalism
A critic responding to a recent alert, objected to our use of the term ‘corporate journalist’:
‘The problem is it has no clear meaning. Chomsky regularly writes for “corporate media”, as does Pilger, Klein, and Michael Moore. Pilger has had his documentaries aired by “corporate media”. Klein promotes her books through the “corporate media”. I could go on…’
5 February 2013 — Venezuela Analysis
The civic-military coup attempt of 4 February 1992 was a response to the growing social discontent in Venezuela against the system of controlled or “pacted” democracy known as the Punto Fijo system, which had reigned over the country since the overthrowing of the Marcos Jimenez dictatorship in 1958. Continue reading
30 December 2012 — Radical Notes
7 February, 2013 — Global Research
How much money does it cost to get populations to think a certain way? Answer: it requires a blank cheque. But can Americans really afford it?
6 February 2013 — Black Agenda Report
A Black Agenda Radio commentary by BAR executive editor Glen Ford
U.S. drone bases are multiplying on the African continent. Niger has just “given the green light to accepting American surveillance drones on its soil”; neighboring Burkina Faso already has one; two new drone facilities are opening in Ethiopia and the Seychelles; and UN peacekeepers in Congo want U.S. drones. Drones have terrorized Somalia from AFRICOM’s base in Djibouti for the past seven years. Continue reading
7 February, 2013 — Global Research
7 February 2013 — Black Agenda Report
This week in Black Agenda Report
6 February 2013 — Strategic Culture Foundation
Speaking at the defense chiefs meeting in Munich, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak finally confirmed what the news agency had been raising ballyhoo about for the previous few days: the Israeli Air Force had launched a military operation against the legitimate government of Syria. It gave rise to speculations about a large-scale military intervention to start pretty soon. Continue reading
6 February 2013 — FAIR Blog
Today the Washington Post (2/6/13) reported some news that it’s known for years, but had decided not tell us until now: The CIA has a drone base in Saudi Arabia.
Their rationale for withholding this information was simple: The government didn’t want them to. And from what the Post is telling us today, they weren’t the only ones.
6 February 2013 — Information Clearing House
The Mali Blowback: More to Come?
By Stephen Zunes
U.S.-trained Army Captain Amadou Sanogo and other officers staged a coup and called for U.S. intervention along the lines of Afghanistan and the “war on terror.”
6 February 2013 — VTJP
Palestinian Shepherd Injured After Being Attacked By Settlers Near Nablus
IMEMC – Palestinian medical sources reported that a Palestinian shepherd was attacked, on Wednesday afternoon, by a group of extremist Israeli settlers west of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. …
3 February, 2013 — Global Research
Stating “The principle function of the state and its officials is to protect its citizens” (NYTimes), Judge Miguel Angel Gálvez ordered the trial of Efraín Rios Montt, former dictator of Guatemala and his intelligence chief José Mauricio Rodríguez Sánchez, for genocide.