French army suppresses reporting of Mali war By Ernst Wolff

13 March 2013WSWS

The war in Mali will enter its third month this week. Some 4,000 French soldiers, and about twice as many African soldiers of an international force fighting in coordination with them, have conquered all the major cities in northern Mali. However, there are hardly any reports of the fighting, and almost no pictures.

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Video: The EyeOpener- Chile-Contra: The CIA's Latest Latin American Scandal

13 March 2013 — Boiling Frogs  

Bring up the issue of US interference in Latin America, and among that section of the public that does not greet the topic with blank stares, you will usually hear about t he same few pieces of well-documented history. US involvement in the overthrow of Allende in Chile in 1973, for instance, or Iran-Contra, where the US military, and intelligence establishment under Reagan illegally sold arms to Iran in order to fund the Nicaraguan Contras.

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Black Agenda Report 13 March 2013: Iraq Scorched Earth 10 Years Later, Exposing Democrats, Against Privatization

13 March 2013Black Agenda Report

This week in Black Agenda Report

The U.S. Scorched Earth Policy, Ten Years After Iraq Invasion

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

In desperation to halt the slide into “non-empire” status, the U.S. makes every government on Earth a potential target for “humanitarian” military intervention. The imposition of chaos is Washington’s default foreign policy as an alternative to “the Chinese handwriting on the wall.”

VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel News and Articles 12 March 2013: Sheriffs of the land: Meet the settlers with military authority

12 March 2013 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Israeli security officer brutally beats unarmed Palestinian shepherd
IMEMC – Israeli activists caught on film an attack by an Israeli settlement security guard on a Palestinian shepherd Monday, near the Palestinian village of Susya in the southern West Bank on Monday. …

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ICH 12 March 2013: William Blum: ‘Hugo Chávez Was Murdered By The United States’

12 March 2013 — Information Clearing House

Western Media Set Up North Korea For War

By Finian Cunningham

Western so-called news media coverage of the escalating tensions on the Korean Peninsula is like watching a cross between a bad James Bond movie and a cheap horror flick about flesh-eating zombies.


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We Must Not Fail Wikileaks Whistleblower Bradley Manning By Kevin Zeese

5 March, 2013Global ResearchBradley Manning Support Network

As I sat in court last Thursday at Fort Meade, watching Bradley Manning take responsibility as the Wikileaks whistleblower, two things struck me: (1) his thorough intelligence fueled by intellectual curiosity and (2) his empathy for other people when so many in war had lost their humanity.

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Reporters Without Borders: Report on Internet Surveillance, Focusing on 5 Governments and 5 Companies Enemies of Internet

12 March, 2013Wikileaks Press

Today, 12 March, World Day Against Cyber-Censorship, Reporters Without Borders is releasing a Special report on Internet surveillance, available at It looks at the way governments are increasingly using technology that monitors online activity and intercepts electronic communication in order to arrest journalists, citizen-journalists and dissidents. Around 180 netizens worldwide are currently in prison for providing news and information online.

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The Return of Empires (V) By Dmitry MININ

13 March 2013 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Modern-day empires in the East

A peculiarity of the formation of «larger spaces», or modern-day empires in the East, is that some of them were themselves, until quite recently, objects of colonial ambition. Other imperial projects, meanwhile, are part of even larger schemes and are being built into an intricate system of hierarchical relations and vassal dependencies, over which the shadow of Washington is discernible. 

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Media Lens: Death Of A Bogeyman – The Corporate Media Bury Hugo Chávez By David Edwards

13 March 2013 — Media Lens

Following the death of Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez on March 5, the BBC reported from the funeral:

‘More than 30 world leaders attended the ceremony, including Cuban President Raul Castro, Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus.

‘A message was read out from Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.’

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