BRICS: ‘Anti-imperialist’ or ‘sub-imperialist’? By Patrick Bond

20 March 2013 — Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal

“We reaffirm the character of the ANC as a disciplined force of the left, a multi-class mass movement and an internationalist movement with an anti-imperialist outlook” — so said Jacob Zuma, orating to his masses at the year’s largest African National Congress celebration, in Durban on January 12, 2013.[1]

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Real liars go to Tehran By Pepe Escobar

21 March 2013 — Asia Times

Uncle Marx never thought about this one: history repeating itself as double tragedy after already being a farce in the first place. Let’s examine the case in hand. First of all, take a close look at this Wall Street Journal op-ed from September 2002, in the hysterical run-up towards the invasion of Iraq

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New at Strategic Culture Foundation 10-16 March 2013: Chavez / EU-oil / Syria / Obamacare / Empires / CIA / Falklands /US Psychotic Superpower

16 March 2013Strategic Culture Foundation

The Return of Empires (VI)
16.03.2013 | 00:00 | Dmitry MININ

The rebirth of the imperial spirit in the West is moving along two sometimes converging, but in recent times increasingly diverging, lines. Looking at Europe’s relations with its neighbours, one can see that the European Union initially pursued an imperial policy with regard to countries in Central and Eastern Europe that had joined the EU, but then began to extend the same policy to other countries. The line, however, is looking increasingly faded: many EU countries have no enthusiasm regarding its further expansion and, what is more, there is a growing feeling that this federative quasi-empire will soon collapse…more

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ICH 20 March 2013: Search and Destroy: The Rape of Iraq

20 March 2013 — Information Clearing House

US, NATO Prepare Syria Intervention

By Bill Van Auken

US and NATO discussions have included providing “lethal support” to the anti-government militias and using direct military force to impose “no-fly zones” in Syria.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article34356.htm

 

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VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel News and Articles 20 March 2013: Obama Comes to Bless Israel’s Government of Settlers

20 March 2013 — VTJP

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International Middle East Media Center

Palestinians install protest village to greet US President Barack Obama
IMEMC – As US President Barack Obama arrived for a two day visit to Israel and the Palestinian Territories, hundreds of Palestinian non-violent activists set up a tent village at Bab al Shams (Door to the Sun) to challenge Israeli settlement policy and the US government’s tacit support for settlement expansion. …

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SYRIA: US-NATO Backed Al Qaeda Terrorists Armed with WMDs. Chemical Weapons against the Syrian People By Tony Cartalucci

19 March, 2013 — Global Research

After a 10 year war/occupation in Iraq, the death of over a million people including thousands of US soldiers, all based on patently false claims of the nation possessing “weapons of mass destruction,” (WMDs), it is outrageous hypocrisy to see the West arming, funding, and politically backing terrorists in Syria who in fact both possess, and are now using such weapons against the Syrian people.

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