19 February 2013 — FAIR Blog
Left-wing Ecuadorean president Rafael Correa was poised to win re-election on Sunday. Give that fact, the New York Times went with a peculiar headline for their February 16 piece
20 February 2013 — FAIR Blog
New York Times columnist Tom Friedman is, for reasons that remain entirely unclear, considered a wise man in elite media circles. His columns and books are read by others in the business, who then turn around and pretend they know something because they read it in a Tom Friedman column.
21 February 2013 — Global Research
Leeches could also be used in bloodletting. The withdrawal of so much blood as to induce syncope (fainting) was considered beneficial, and many sessions would only end when the patient began to swoon.
As the economy shows signs of recession, the leeches return. Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles have issued a new report calling for even deeper austerity. It is not what the economy needs as it stagnates and sputters toward a possible new collapse. Their report combined with President Obama’s State of the Union, the sequestration and Republican dogma are all combining to bring on another round of budget cuts, which will only make recession more likely. Continue reading
20 February, 2013 — Now Media
The Council of the European Union renewed its arms embargo on Syria this week by another three months, with the slight amendment to allow for “greater non-lethal support and technical assistance for the protection of civilians.” The council further affirmed that it would “actively continue the work underway to assess and review, if necessary, the sanctions regime against Syria in order to support and help the opposition.”
21 February 2013 — Black Agenda Report
20 February 2013 — VTJP
Palestinian Injured, Two Kidnapped, Near Jenin
IMEMC – Wednesday evening, February 20; Israel soldiers invaded the town of Borqeen, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and clashed with local youths wounding one and kidnapping two others; dozens have been treated for the effects of teargas inhalation. …
20 February 2013 — Information Clearing House
Imperial Jockeying in Africa:
U.S. Intervention Sets to Deepen
By Ben Schreiner
Pentagon plans for Africa stretch well beyond northern Mali. A military doctrine of global “power projection” and “full spectrum dominance” dictates nothing less.