6 May 2013 — Jazz on the Tube
Filmed sometime in the 1960s, and in the tradition started by Jazz at the Philharmonic back in the 1940s, the three premier artists of their time bash it out. Unfortunately, the end is truncated.
6 May 2013 — FAIR Blog
U.S. suggestions that the Syrian government could have used chemical weapons have been treated as fact by some media outlets, and are helping to fuel the case for greater U.S. military involvement. But subsequent reporting has called into question these early, credulous reports–and highlighted the continuing media failure to treat WMD claims with the skepticism they deserve.
6 May 2013 — Moon of Alabama
lifted from a comment
One must not forget the disgraceful petition put out by what calls itself the “Left” in the name of “dignity and freedom” last week, the so-called “Global Campaign of Solidarity with the Syrian Revolution”. The geo-political analysis of the screed would not pass the muster of a child, and the empty verbiage comes straight out of a George W. Bush or Barak Obama speech — without exaggeration. In any event, don’t mislead yourself into thinking the timing was accidental in the face of the collapse of the mercenary Takfiri front. Because it wasn’t. When the empire finds its back against wall, it will not hesitate in pulling out all stops — even if it means trotting out a brigade of tired old leftists in its dirty service.
6 May 2013 — williambowles.info
Listen: Chris Hedges Interviews Julian Assange
In these audio excerpts from their extended conversation in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, Chris Hedges asks Julian Assange about legal strategy and the WikiLeaks founder’s thoughts on Pfc. Bradley Manning. For much more, including an in-depth …
5 May 2013 — Information Clearing House
Did Syrian “Rebels” Cross Red Line?
UN Has Testimony That Syrian Rebels Used Sarin Gas – Investigator
U.N. human rights investigators have gathered testimony from casualties of Syria’s civil war and medical staff indicating that rebel forces have used the nerve agent sarin, one of the lead investigators said on Sunday.
5 May 2013 — VTJP
International Middle East Media Center
Israeli court rules to allow mosque demolition in Jerusalem
IMEMC – An Israeli court in Jerusalem has decided to allow the Israeli government to demolish part of a mosque, despite appeals from the mosque’s imam and several Palestinian members of the Israeli Knesset (Parliament). …
6 May 2013 — The Bullet • Socialist Project E-Bulletin No. 816
As the Social Movements Assembly of the World Social Forum of Tunisia, 2013, we are gathered here to affirm the fundamental contribution of peoples of Maghreb-Mashrek (from North Africa to the Middle East), in the construction of human civilization.