25 February, 2013 — The Real News Network
Sasha Ross: France wants to secure North Mali‘s rice fields as a food supply for Libya; part of land grabs taking place all over Africa (inc. transcript)
25 February 2013 — Strategic Culture Foundation
«Larger spaces» versus chaos in international relations?
The recent expeditions of the French in Africa clearly smack less of neoimperialism than they do neocolonialism, and have prompted many to wonder whether the events are the start of a new cycle of world politics in which an outgoing unipolarity is perhaps being replaced by a forthcoming multipolarity not hailed by everyone, or something different, something new or maybe a repeat of history, but in new packaging? Maybe something that would allow, for example, the United States «to leave without actually leaving», to continue implementing their global plans in a more complex system of interstate relations? If so, then the imperial projects and vassal relations of by-gone eras that had seemingly vanished forever will turn out to be much in demand…
24 February 2013 — VTJP
Over 4,000 prisoners launch hunger strike in Israeli jails
2/24/2013 – BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Some 4,000 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails launched hunger-strike action on Sunday to protest the death of Arafat Jaradat, who died in Israel’s Megido jail a day earlier. A spokeswoman for Israel’s Prison Authority told Ma’an that around 4,500 prisoners in Israeli jails are refusing….
24 February 2013 — Information Clearing House
Washington Backs Syrian Anti-Government Terrorism:
By Stephen Lendman
Make no mistake. Syria is Washington’s war. It was planned years ago.
23 February 2013 — VTJP
Four Injured, Two Seriously, In Aboud Village
IMEMC – Saturday February 23, 2013; Four Palestinians have been injured, two serious, by Israeli soldiers’ fire invaded the village of Aboud, north of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, the Palestine News Network (PNN) has reported. …
25 February 2013 — <a class=”relay” href=”http://www.newsocialist.org/”>New Socialist
At the moment that I am writing this text, the massive social <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>uprising in Slovenia continues and enters, with even fiercer political determination, into a new stage of political maturity. What began as an isolated sparkle in late November 2012 in Maribor, the second biggest city of Slovenia, spread to other cities and weeks later culminated in an all-Slovenian uprising composed of unprecedented masses across the country. The images of riots, broken windows, tear gas and police repression spoke of unprecedented political violence on the streets. The social <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>uprising also brought a fire burning the central myths of the Slovenian story of successful transition from the <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>socialist past.