Israeli State Terror Crowd Control Weapons by Stephen Lendman

7 February, 2013 — Stephen Lendman

State terror is official Israeli policy. Community incursions, assaults, and other violent incidents occur daily. Palestinian suffering follows.
They have no rights. Peaceful demonstrators are attacked. In August 1967, Israel issued Military Order No. 101 (“Order Regarding Prohibition of Incitement and Hostile Propaganda Actions,” as later amended).

Continue reading

The Good Intentions That Pave the Road to War By Diana Johnstone

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.

Continue reading

Media Lens: Jousting With Toothpicks – The Case For Challenging Corporate Journalism By David Edwards

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…’

Continue reading

A Gaze into History: Original Images of Venezuela’s 4 February 1992 Coup Attempt

5 February 2013Venezuela 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

Non-market socialism: Life Without Money – An Interview with Anitra Nelson

30 December 2012 — 

Life Without Money: Building Fair and Sustainable Economies (Pluto Press, London, 2011) that Anitra Nelson and Frans Timmerman have edited is a remarkable collection on the praxis of non-market socialism. For the contributors of the volume, socialism/communism is not just a state or goal which we have to achieve in some distant future; rather, it is built through immediate practices that reject capitalism and its key institutions – market and money. Continue reading

Fleets of Drones Descend on Africa By Glen Ford

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