Mrs. Thatcher’s Mean Legacy By Michael Hudson and Jeffrey Sommers

8 April, 2013 — Michael Hudson

The Queen Mother of Global Austerity and Financialization

We typically honor the convention to refrain from to speak ill of the recently departed. But Margaret Thatcher probably would not object to an epitaph focusing on how her political legacy was to achieve her professed aim of “irreversibly” dismantling Britain’s public sector. Attacking central planning by government, she shifted it into much more centralized financial hands – the City of London, unopposed by any economic back bench of financial regulation and “free” of meaningful anti-monopoly price regulation.

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Obama’s dangerous “counter-provocation” plan against North Korea By Peter Symonds

9 April 2013 — WSWS

The aggressive character of the Obama administration’s actions on the Korean Peninsula was further underlined by leaked details in the New York Times on Sunday of a “counter-provocation” plan against North Korea, drawn up by the US and South Korean militaries. Amid sharply rising tensions, Washington is not simply responding to North Korean threats, but is engaged in reckless provocations of its own that risk the outbreak of war.

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The Role of MI6 in the Assassination of Patrice Lumumba By Abayomi Azikiwe

8 April 2013 — Pan-African News Wire

L’assassinat de Lumumban, un crime bientôt jugé en Belgique ?A recent letter to the London Review of Books has opened back up discussions about those responsible for the assassination of revolutionary Congolese leader Patrice Lumumba. Lumumba, a charismatic and popular organizer during the 1958-1960 period, captivated the hearts and minds of the majority of his people and the African continent during the struggle against Belgian colonialism.

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VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel News and Articles 8 April 2013: Youth move back to Palestinian village stolen from their families

8 April 2013 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Palestinian Cameraman Shot In The Face In Bethlehem
IMEMC – Bethlehem, Monday April 8, 2013, Palestinian medical sources reported that a Palestinian cameraman was shot in the face, on Monday evening, by a rubber-coated metal bullet, in the Aida refugee camp in the West Bank city of Bethlehem. …

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ICH 8 April 2013: The Five Stages Of Collapse

8 April 2013  — Information Clearing House

US Threatens War With North Korea, Demands China Cut Off Support

By Alex Lantier

Sections of the US press and foreign policy establishment are now mooting the possibility that Washington will go to war and kill the North Korean leadership.


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Smearing those Who Speak the Truth: The Media Myth of “Regime Apologists” By Devon DB

8 April 2013 — Global Research

Given the current conflict in Syria, there are many in the alternative media whose main focus when reporting on the fighting is the actions of the rebels. This has earned such media outlets and writers the taunts and attacks of others who label them “regime apologists.” Continue reading