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 .
Prosecutable US Crimes Against Humanity In Korea
By Jay Janson
Following is a short history of homicidal crimes against humanity bitterly suffered in the Land of the Morning Calm.
Dividing Up The Pie
U.S., U.K. Chiefs To Hold Historic Strategy Meeting
By VAGO MURADIAN and MARCUS WEISGERBER
The meeting is reminiscent of the Combined Chiefs of Staff, when British and American military leaders joined forces during World War II.
Attack is the Best Form of Defence
By Alexander GOROKHOV
The US has been using its best endeavours to create a Free Trade Zone with the European Union with a view to finally removing the remaining barriers to the penetration of American capital into Europe and, after engineering the collapse of the euro, to buy up Europe’s tastiest morsels using vastly inflated dollars under the pretext of saving the EU’s economy.
Obama’s New SEC ‘Sheriff.’
Shielding Wall Street’s Pin Striped Mafia
By Tom Burghardt
Kool-aid sipping “progressives” and troglodytic “conservatives” have given the president a free pass when it comes to policing the financial criminals who blew up the world economy.
Regime Change Begins at Home
By Stephen Lendman
America had previous corporate regimes. None match today’s extremism. Bold, creative strategies are needed to change things.
The Message Sent by America’s Invisible Victims
By Glenn Greenwald
As two more Afghan children are liberated (from their lives) by NATO this weekend, a new film examines the effects of endless US aggression.
What Religious Leaders Want to Tell Obama on Easter
How can we hold our heads high when remote-controlled, killer aircraft are raining death and destruction on populations half a world away?
Ain’t No Reason – Brett Dennen
Must Watch 3 Minute Video
People walk a tightrope on a razors edge.
Carrying their hurt and hatred and weapons.
Nigerian Easter day military raid leaves 15 dead:
Soldiers raided a suspected hideout for Islamist extremist group Boko Haram in northern Nigeria’s largest city of Kano on Sunday, sparking a clash that left 15 people dead, the military said.
Libya: Two killed in attack on camp:
Two Libyan military officers were killed and three soldiers injured when unknown assailants forced their way into a military camp in the desert south, an army spokesperson said on Saturday.
Refugees of Libyan War Protest at World Social Forum:
They are living in extreme conditions, and their plight is ignored by international institutions and the Tunisian government.
Libya’s south teeters toward chaos :
Libya’s long-neglected, isolated southern region has grown more lawless since the fall of Moammar Kadafi. Only ill-trained tribal militias hold Islamist extremists at bay.
Timbuktu clashes between Mali army and Islamists:
The Malian army has been fighting Islamist rebels in the northern city of Timbuktu after a suicide bomber attempted to attack an army checkpoint. The bomber was killed before he could detonate his bomb on Saturday evening. This was followed by militant attempts to infiltrate the city.
Seven people killed in Iraq attacks:
Seven people have been killed in attacks in Baghdad and in the western city of Fallujah, including a mosque preacher who was gunned down outside a sweet shop, according to Iraqi officials.
Syria: Residents flee fierce Aleppo clashes:
“The Sheikh Maqsud neighbourhood has seen a major exodus after shells hit the area, destroying several homes,” Syrian Observatory for Human Rights director Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP.
Fear and loathing in Damascus:
‘Why are they doing this? Why are they trying to starve us?’
Syria accuses rebels of setting fire to oil wells:
Heavy shelling in a neighborhood in the northern city of Aleppo sent civilians fleeing for their lives on Sunday, and the state news agency accused rebels trying to topple the government of setting fire to three oil wells.
‘Israel tracked Russian navy in Syria’:
Israeli naval commandos planted spy camera near Tartus to monitor Russian naval movements, UK paper says.
India to create multi-million-dollar fund to insure Iran crude imports:
The measure comes after two major Indian oil refineries, said they had difficulty purchasing 100,000 barrels of Iranian oil on a daily basis and would be forced to halt imports from Iran because of insurance problems stemming from US-led sanctions against Tehran.
Hamas to hold presidential elections in Cairo:
Meshaal’s mandate will likely be renewed, despite his insistence that he will not run in the election. – Many other regional parties that have relationships with Hamas, including the Muslim Brotherhood and the ruling governments in Egypt, Turkey and Qatar, reportedly also want Meshaal to stay.
Hamas accuses Abbas, Fatah of blocking reconciliation:
“Hamas won the parliamentary elections in 2006, so Fatah should respect Hamas’ legitimacy instead of using it as a pretext to put obstacles on the way of reconciliation,” Abu Zuhri told Xinhua.
Abbas, King Abdullah sign Jerusalem agreement:
The agreement confirmed Jordan’s historic role in protecting sacred sites in Jerusalem, Habash said. It also confirmed Palestinian sovereignty over all of Palestine, including its capital East Jerusalem, the minister added.
Assange prosecutor quits while accuser sacks lawyer:
News of changes in the Swedish prosecution of Mr Assange comes shortly before Swedish Supreme Court judge Stefan Lindskog delivers a keynote lecture on “the Assange affair, and freedom of speech, from the Swedish perspective” at the University of Adelaide next Wednesday. Mr Assange condemned Judge Lindskog’s planned discussion of his case.
Assange may be unable to leave Britain until 2015:
Ecuadorean diplomats now seem to have set their sights on a possible change in government in the 2015 British General Elections and approached the Opposition Labour Party for a similar assurance.
Wikileaks launches political party in Australia:
Australians could soon have a new political party – the Wikileaks Party – if Julian Assange’s bid for official electoral status can enlist 500 members. “Australian WikiLeaks Party now open for membership,” the group tweeted Saturday with a link to its new website.
The official WikiLeaks Party facebook account.
The Constitution of the WikiLeaks Party lists its objectives which include the protection of human rights and freedoms; transparency of governmental and corporate action, policy and information;
Bank of Cyprus big savers to lose up to 60 percent:
Big depositors at Cyprus’ largest bank may be forced to accept losses of up to 60 percent, far more than initially estimated under the European rescue package to save the country from bankruptcy, officials said Saturday.
‘It’s robbery!’ New Cyprus bombshell as Britons are told they may lose EVERYTHING over £85k:
British expats in Cyprus face a near-total wipe-out of any deposits over £85,000 as the full nightmare of the stricken island’s EU bailout became clear yesterday.
Morici: The Insanity of the Cyprus Crisis: Op-Ed:
Cyprus did not manufacture its banking crisis. The European Central Bank and European Union bear that responsibility. Yet, Cypriots will pay the price for their dysfunctions.
After Cyprus, the EU’s Attention Turns to Tiny Luxembourg:
It’s getting hot in Luxembourg, a nation that’s something like Cyprus on steroids. Its population is smaller and its banking sector is bigger. If you thought it was risky for banks in Cyprus to have assets about eight times the national gross domestic product, then what is one to make of Luxembourg, where the multiple is nearly 23?
Ireland Get ready for years of ‘penal servitude’:
An estimated 100,000 households will be told to live in what Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin has described as the “fiscal equivalent of penal servitude” for between three and seven years.
European Austerity Costing Lives:
As the euro crisis wears on, the tough austerity measures implemented in ailing member states are resulting in serious health issues, a study revealed on Wednesday. Mental illness, suicide rates and epidemics are on the rise, while access to care has dwindled.
49 percent of US women fear becoming “bag lady” in retirement:
Nearly half of women fear becoming a “bag lady” when they get older, despite the fact that 60 percent of them are the primary breadwinner in their household and 54 percent are in charge of the finances at home.
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 : 3,274
Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan
Total Cost of Wars Since 2001