South Africa: Pro-government faction attacks COSATU's Zwelinzima Vavi By Benjamin Fogel

12 April 2013 — Amandla!

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) is in the midst of the biggest crisis in its 27-year history. This crisis has arisen from a South African Communist Party (SACP)-driven attempt to oust democratically elected COSATU general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi, under the guise of corruption charges. The conflict’s roots are in longstanding political contradictions and ideological tensions between COSATU and its Alliance partners – the ruling African National Congress and the SACP. At stake is not only the leadership of COSATU, but its political and moral direction.

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‘Boston Bombers’ Tsarnaev brothers: Where the dots won't connect By Anna Priemysheva

21 April, 2013 — RT

The whole world is now rehearsing the exotic names of the main suspects fingered as the ‘Boston bombers’: Tamerlan and Dzhokhar.  The two young men have been treated with ‘celebrity’ attention by the media as the public is struggling to define the motives and circumstances that led to their recent actions. After a dramatic and near unprecedented manhunt for the Tsarnaev brothers – accused of staging the Boston Bombings – what appears most clear is that very little clarity surrounds the case. Continue reading

Boston Bombing Suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev Reported Killed, Was Alive When Detained: Tamerlan’s Aunt By Tony Cartalucci

22 April 2013 — Land Destroyer

Independent investigative journalist Dan Dicks of Press For Truth produced a video detailing his interview with the Boston bombing suspects’ aunt where she identifies a naked, cuffed, clearly alive and well detainee seen in video aired by CNN, as her nephew and Boston bombing suspect, Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Tamerlan Tsarnaev would later be announced “dead,” with injuries covering his body from “head to toe.” The aunt is reportedly in fear for her life.

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VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel News and Articles 21 April 2013: UNICEF tones down report on child detainees in wake of Israeli pressure

21 April 2013 — VTJP


Ma’an News

Lawyer: Sick prisoner stops taking medication
4/21/2013 – RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — A sick prisoner on Sunday stopped taking medication in protest against Israeli medical negligence, according to a lawyer from the Palestinian ministry of prisoners’ affairs. Ahmad Saed al-Damouni, 43, from the Gaza Strip, has been held in Ashkelon jail since 1994. He is sentenced to a life term. On Sunday….

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