ICH 20 February 2013: Secrets of the Rich : Billionaires hiding behind

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.



Morsi: The Beginning of His End

Dr. Mohamed Elmasry

November 22, 2012 was a black day in the short history of the two year old Egyptian revolution. It was the day when Morsi gave himself absolute powers and turned into a dictator.



Hagel In The Dock:

AIPAC Dog Bites Obama Nominee

By Alan Sabrosky

There may not be a magic bullet to end the Zionist domination of the American political process, but in Chuck Hagel, we got a dud.



Boycott Apartheid: Boycott Israeli


Palestinians Are Second Class Citizens In The State Of Israel.



Highway of Death: 22 Years Later

By Mickey Z

“It was like shooting fish in a barrel,” one U.S. pilot said.



NDAA: Pre-emptive Prosecution Coming to a Town Near You

By Charlotte Silver

“The law could theoretically be used against labour strikes, acts of civil disobedience, demonstrations, and so on.” In other words, acts that should be protected under the First Amendment are not exempted from the definition of terrorism.



Death From a Swarm of Tiny Drones:


U.S. Air Force releases terrifying video of tiny flybots that can can hover, stalk and even kill targets.



Deranging America

By Linh Dinh

Each speech by the President is a vapid pep talk with no correlation to reality, yet, clouded by virtual or real narcotics, many of us still clap and cheer.



Secrets of the Rich

By George Monbiot

Conspiracies against the public don’t get much uglier than this.



Financial Suicide

Money Is A Form Of Social Control

By Michael Snyder

Our society has become addicted to debt, and that means that we have become addicted to slavery. We are not the “land of the free”. The truth is that we are now the “land of the servants”.



The Money Trap

How Banks Control the World Through Debt

Vide – BBC – Panorama Investigates

A top UK banking senior executive blows the whistle on the whole banking system.



Rioting Across America


What has happened to the American spirit.



Think There’s No Alternative? Latin America Has A Few

By Seumas Milne

It makes a nonsense of the idea that five years into the crisis nothing can be done but more of the same.


The Secret Rise of 21st Century Democracy

By Kevin Zeese JD and Margaret Flowers

New economies based on greater democratic control, real representation and citizen participation are on the rise. There is much to be learned from countries like Venezuela that break from the Washington Consensus.



Let Your Life Be a Friction to Stop the Machine

This Is A Must Watch Video

For two hundred years Americans have been indoctrinated with a mythology created, imposed and sustained by a manipulating cabal: the financial elite that built its absolute control on the muscle and blood, good will, ignorance and credulity, of its citizenry.



Al Gore: ‘Our Democracy Has Been Hacked’

By Brad Friedman

Our democracy has been hacked. It’s been taken over. It no longer operates the way our founders intended it to, because of anonymous donors, big money, corporations as people, might makes right. The lobbyists and special interests are now in control.



The Health Care Crisis in the US Prison System

By Gary Joad

An adult male in the US has fully a 9 percent lifetime risk of being imprisoned. For every year spent behind bars, the study reports, a person’s life expectancy decreases by two years.



US Supreme Court slams door in 9/11 widow’s face

By Dr. Kevin Barrett

The Supreme Court’s message is loud and clear: There will be no truth, and no justice, concerning 9/11… at least not in the US court system.



The Power Principle

Video Documentary

“This is probably the best film ever made about American foreign policy.”



NATO and Afghan Forces Kill 25 Insurgents;

NATO and Afghan forces have killed at least 25 insurgents and three of their commanders in separate operations around the country, Afghan and coalition officials said Wednesday.



Roadside bomb kills 2 Afghan police, wounds 1:

Two personnel of Afghan Border Police Force were killed and another sustained injuries as a roadside bomb struck a police van in Kunar province, 185 km east of Kabul on Wednesday, a local official said.



Pakistan: “We must never forget what happened here”:

David Cameron condemned the UK Army’s role in the 1919 slaughter of 379 Indian protester but insisted Britain did not have to say sorry



Air raid kills at least 14 near Syrian capital: Actvists say:

Amateur videos posted online showed several vehicles on fire as thick black smoke billowed from a street. The videos show the bodies of two people, who were burned, in a pickup truck and a third person lying on the ground.



Aftermath of ‘scud-style missile attack’ on Aleppo:

Amateur video purports to show the aftermath of a ground-to-ground missile attack on the Jabal Badro neighbourhood of Aleppo



Jihadists and Islamists Clash in Syria:

The killing of the northern commander of one of Syria’s largest rebel groups wasn’t carried out by gunmen loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, but by men supposedly on the rebel side in the nearly two-year-long Syrian civil war.



Free Syrian Army threatens to shell Hezbollah:

Free Syrian Army threatened yesterday to shell positions of the Hezbollah militant group in neighboring Lebanon after accusing it of firing across the border into territory it controls.



Russia, Arab League push for Syria conflict talks:

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Wednesday that Russia and the Arab League are attempting to establish direct contact between the two sides of the conflict that the UN says has killed at least 70,000 people.



Russian warships head to Syria in show of power;

The Russian Defense Ministry told the RIA-Novosti news agency on Tuesday that four large landing vessels were on their way to the Mediterranean near Syria, three weeks after the Russian navy conducted its biggest maneuvers in the region since the breakup of the Soviet Union



Jewish leader raps US for taking aircraft carrier out of Gulf;

Iran could see move as ‘a diminution’ of the American commitment to keep all options on the table, warns Malcolm Hoenlein in an unusually robust critique



Syria reportedly downs Israeli drone over Lebanon;

Eye witnesses in the village of Deir Al-Ashayer report spotting burning wreckage fall from the sky



Likud members: Livni will block rightist legislation;

Ruling party officials slam Netanyahu, say coalition agreement gives Hatnua leader too much power. Habayit Hayehudi: Putting negotiations in hands of woman who was responsible for Gaza disengagement plan make it hard for us to join coalition



‘Sharon was about to leave two-thirds of the occupied West Bank’:

Prime minister was drafting plan for a unilateral pullout when he fell ill, says his former adviser Rafi Eitan, and Netanyahu should tell Obama he’s ready for similar ‘mosaic separation’




Hagel said Israel was en route to becoming ‘apartheid’ state;

In 2010 speech, current defense secretary nominee reportedly called Netanyahu a ‘radical’; said we must negotiate with Hamas



Iran Backs Nuclear-Free Middle East in Dig at Israeli Arsenal:

Iran supports the establishment of a Middle East free of nuclear weapons and backs efforts to dispose of existing ones in the region, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said today.



Fact of fiction?

Nigeria busts cell plotting attack on Israelis:

Domestic spy agency arrests three members of group with Iranian handlers



British men ‘tortured by Dubai police’:

A human rights charity has accused Dubai police of beating and electrocuting three British men who are awaiting trial on drugs charges.



Egypt Rights Groups Allege Rising Police Brutality;

More than a dozen groups charged in a statement that police were reverting back to the systematic torture that prevailed under Mubarak’s autocratic regime. “Some of the crimes have even gone beyond that,” the statement said.



Morsi is leading Egypt to a disaster: Op-Ed:

There are too many signs that Morsi is leading Egypt to a disaster. Each one of these signs on its own may not make you conclude that the disaster is coming soon but these signs in total can convince anyone that the disaster is coming sooner than later.



Egypt’s Military Signals Impatience with President :

The tension is raising the specter of another military intervention much like the one in 2011, when generals replaced longtime authoritarian leader Hosni Mubarak after they sided with anti-regime protesters in their 18-day popular uprising.



Shops in Mali’s northern region closed following order by rebels:

Shops in Kidal, a town on the extreme northern region of Mali, did not open their doors on Tuesday morning following an order by the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA), a Touareg separatist movement, local sources have said.



Mali: the worst is yet to come: Op-Ed:

Despite the rapid withdrawal of militants after the arrival of French troops, there are signs that the crisis is far from over



US Lawmakers meet with jailed American in Cuba;

The seven-member delegation led by Sen. Patrick Leahy also met with Cuban President Raul Castro and other senior officials.



Oakland, California: FBI foils another fake terror plot;

The charges filed against Matthew Llaneza, 28, stem from a months-long operation staged by the FBI’s South Bay Joint Terrorism Task Force. The event is the latest in a long series of bogus terror plots hatched or otherwise encouraged by the federal government.



China to become South America’s top trading partner by 2015:

China will replace the European Union as South America‘s most important trading partner by 2015, according to the Germany’s Der Spiegel magazine online.



Currency wars: It’s starting to look a bit too much like 1931;

History may not repeat itself, but the parallels between the world economy in the 1930s and the world economy today are becoming hard to ignore.



Protesters set cars, truck on fire in India strike:

Protesting workers destroyed vehicles and damaged factories near the Indian capital, New Delhi, on Wednesday at the beginning of a two-day strike called by major trade unions over high prices.



Bulgarian government resigns amid protests over high electricity costs:

The prime minister, Boiko Borisov, had tried to calm protests by sacking his finance minister and pledging to cut power prices and punish foreign-owned companies, but the moves failed to defuse discontent, and demonstrations continued on Tuesday.



Greek police fire tear gas at anti-austerity protesters:

Police in Athens fired tear gas at stone-throwing protestors Wednesday as thousands of Greeks walked off the job to join the debt-ridden country’s first general strike this year and oppose austerity measures.



Italy public transport workers strike over wage, job cuts:

Public transport workers have gone on strike across Italy to protest the government’s pay and job cuts, only days before the country’s parliamentary elections.



Teachers demonstrate in Berlin:

About 3,000 teachers and day-care workers stopped work on Monday and demonstrated through the centre of Berlin. The protest was organized following the collapse of the second round of state contract negotiations for public sector workers taking place in Potsdam.



It Takes a B.A. to Find a $10.00 an Hour Job as a File Clerk;

The college degree is becoming the new high school diploma: the new minimum requirement, albeit an expensive one, for getting even the lowest-level job.



JPMorgan Leads U.S. Banks Lending Least Deposits in 5 Years;

The biggest U.S. banks including JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Citigroup Inc. are lending the smallest portion of their deposits in five years as cash floods in from savers and a slow economy damps demand from borrowers.



Cost Of War


Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered In US War And Occupation Of Iraq “1,455,590


Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America’s War On Iraq: 4,883


Number Of International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan : 3,257


Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan

Total Cost of Wars Since 2001




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