NATO Triggers Destruction, Insecurity and Poverty. It Must be Abolished! By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya and Silvia Cattori

1 April 2013 — Global Research

Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya interviewed by Silvia Cattori


[Mahdi D. Nazemroaya at Montreal airport upon his return from war-torn Libya in September 2011]

Appreciated for the rigor and the accuracy of his analysis, Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, age 30, has emerged as one of the best scholars on NATO. His articles, which have been translated into many languages, have acquired an international audience and, today, his book The Globalization of NATO has become a reference guide. In 400 dense, fascinating and worrying pages it makes us realize the extent of the threat that NATO poses to world peace and to the future of many nations. It also makes us aware of the urgency involved in obtaining the dissolution of this dangerous organization.

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Depleted Uranium: The BBC’s John Simpson does a hatchet job on Fallujah’s genetically damaged children By William Bowles

1 April 2013 — William Bowles

Under the title ‘Fallujah’s childrens’ ‘genetic damage‘ that old war horse ‘literally’ of the BBC’s foreign propaganda service, John Simpson, manages not to mention the phrase ‘depleted uranium’ when allegedly reporting on the alarming rise in birth defects that include cancer, leukaemia and a horrific rise in child mortality since the US demolished the city of Fallujah in 2004. And it’s not until right at the end of the piece that the US attack on Fallujah is even mentioned, let alone depleted uranium!

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Video: South Africa: The Big Debate – Episode 1 – Land

17 February 2013 — YouTube

Interesting insights into the current situation in South Africa in this, the first edition of this ongoing programme. This from the SABC site:

The recent farmworkers’ strike in the Western Cape has highlighted low pay and unbearable working conditions as the main causes of the workers’ grievances. However, some farmworkers have also revealed that land reform and redistribution are at the centre of their concerns.

Former Farmworker in De Doorns, in the Western Cape Petrus Brink says the people are fed up with government’s slow progress in returning the land to them. 2013, marks the 100th anniversary of the 1913 Land Act, which was passed due to pressure from the white population to keep black people from invading white areas. 

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VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel News and Articles 30 March 2013: This year’s Land Day serves as a reminder of the on-going ethnic cleansing

30 March 2013 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Israeli settler attack lands 80-year old farmer in hospital
IMEMC – A Palestinian elderly farmer who was attacked by a group of settlers while working his lands near Tulkarem Friday remains in the hospital and will likely require surgery, according to medical sources. …

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ICH 31 March 2013: World Must Unite Against US-Saudi-Israeli Proxy War in Syria

31March 2013  — Information Clearing House

Apartheid Israel’s Palestinian Genocide

By Dr Gideon Polya

What can decent people do? Decent people must not betray goodness or support evils such as racism, genocide and war. Zionism is genocidal racism in theory and in horrible practice .


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It’s Time to Decide: The Left, Austerity, and the People’s Assembly By Chris Nineham

22 March 2013 — Counterfire

The Peoples’ Assembly will meet in London on June 22, where thousands of those opposing the Coalition’s cuts will gather to work out a strategy to defeat austerity, and by implication, the government. Waiting till a 2015 election is hardly an option. It would be to allow more irreparable damage to be done. And many people, way beyond the radical left, will be wary of assuming that an Ed Miliband government, without strong pressure from below, will do much to alleviate the collective suffering caused by austerity. Continue reading

What If They Held A Constitutional Convention and Everybody Came? By Dan Hind

1 April 2013 Return of the Public

On March 25th the House of Commons’ Political and Constitutional Reform Committee published Do We Need A Constitutional Convention for the UK? Though the report acknowledged widespread opposition to the idea – from the government, from the Scottish National Party and from the Conservative party in Wales, as well as from some members of the committee itself – it concluded that a convention was necessary, in order to address the growing strains on the UK‘s constitution caused by ‘a huge amount of incremental constitutional change over the past two decades’ (p.17).

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