Wikileaks: The Public Library of US Diplomacy: “PlusD” (and the Kissinger Cables)

9 April, 2013 — Wikileaks

Wl2On Monday April 8, 2013, WikiLeaks launched the Public Library of US Diplomacy, or PlusD, “the world’s largest searchable collection of United States confidential, or formerly confidential, diplomatic communications”. It includes the “Kissinger Cables”, which are diplomatic records from 1973-1976, and also the  documents from Cablegate. PlusD has search tools like a  text and tag search, and the ability to make timegraphs. WikiLeaks is currently working with 18 media partners in 16 countries and this release has  made a lot of  headlines in the international press.

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Africa: Imperialism’s High Mark of Conquest in the 21st Century By Glen Ford

10 April 2013 — Black Agenda Report

A Black Agenda Radio commentary by executive editor Glen Ford

The US-NATO military curtain has fallen the length and breadth of Africa. “Zimbabwe and tiny Eritrea are among the few nations on the African continent that have not yet been absorbed into the AFRICOM matrix.” Continue reading

The interview given by the President Bashar al-Assad To the turkish Ulusal TV station and Aydinlik newspaper by Bashar al-Assad

5 April 2013 — Voltaire Network

Question: Mr President, you are welcome on Ulusal TV station. My first question might be a bit strange, but I need to ask it, because in the Turkish and world media there has been a lot of information published to the effect that you were killed or that you have left the country. Can you confirm that you are still alive and still in Syria?

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A Return to Marx’s Ecological Critique By Simon Butler

9 April 2013 — Green Left Weekly

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Do oil spills make good economic sense? A witness called by Canadian firm Enbridge Inc. – which wants approval to build a $6.5-billion pipeline linking Alberta’s tar sands with the Pacific coast – told a recent hearing in British Columbia (BC) that the answer is yes. He said oil spills could benefit the economy, giving business new opportunities to make money cleaning it up. He told Fishers Union representatives that an oil spill in BC might indeed kill the local fishing industry, but their lost income would be replaced by compensation payouts and new career prospects, such as working for oil cleanup crews.

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VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel News and Articles 9 April 2013

9 April 2013 — VTJP

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International Middle East Media Center

Palestinians mark 65th anniversary of Deir Yassin massacre
IMEMC – In Palestine and around the world on Tuesday, Palestinians and their supporters held vigils and events to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the massacre of over one hundred Palestinian civilians in Deir Yassin village, in what is now Israel. …

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“Let us glory in our inequality.” By Michael Hudson

8 April, 2013 —

Failed Privatizations – the Thatcher Legacy

By Michael Hudson, a research professor of Economics at University of Missouri, Kansas City, and a research associate at the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College. His latest book is “The Bubble and Beyond”.

This is from my book on privatization, written some 15 years ago, never published.

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