Statewatch: Austerity, democracy and civil liberties

7 May 2013 — Statewatch

The new issue of the Statewatch Journal (volume 23 no 1) is now available to download: http://www.statewatch.org/contents/swjournal23n1.html

The Journal has been redesigned and each issue will now have a thematic focus. This issue focuses on the nexus between austerity, civil liberties and democracy.

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Video: Psychopathy in Politics and Finance By Stefan Verstappen and James Corbett

6 May 2013 — GRTV

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As more and more studies demonstrating the corrosive effect of psychopathy on government, finance, and business emerge, researchers have begun to explore how our society itself has been molded in the psychopaths’ image.

Now, one of those researchers, Stefan Verstappen, shares his insights on psychopathy in modern culture.

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The Syria Chemical Weapons Saga: The Staging of a US-NATO Sponsored Humanitarian Disaster? By Prof Michel Chossudovsky

7 May 2013 — Global Research

Author’s Note and Update

NATOBLOODThe following article first published in December 2012 [scroll down] documents how the Pentagon  not only provided chemical weapons to Al Nusra, an affiliated Al Qaeda terrorist organization, but also provided  training to the rebels in the use of these weapons.

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Bradley Manning / Wikileaks Newslinks 7 May 2013

7 May 2013 — williambowles.info

 

Bradley Manning Pretrial Hearing Reaching New Level Of Secrecy

Huffington Post

FORT MEADE, Md. — Government secrecy reaches a new level this week in the court-martial of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, an intelligence analyst who sent 700,000 classified U.S. documents to the WikiLeaks website. A military judge, Col. Denise Lind, has …

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/06/bradley-manning-pretrial-hearing_n_3224283.html

 

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9/11 in Context: The Importance of the Growing Contradictory Evidence By Elizabeth Woodworth

5 May, 2013 — Global Research

Nearly 12 years after the event, the official account of 9/11 continues to be actively studied by academics around the world. The idea of 9/11 as a false-flag operation to build support for an aggressive foreign policy in the Middle East is steadily gaining ground, suggesting that a policy change is overdue.

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VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel News and Articles 5 May 2013

6 May 2013 — VTJP

News

International Middle East Media Center

Army Kidnaps 13 Palestinians In Bethlehem, 2 In Jenin
IMEMC – Monday at dawn, May 6 2013, Israeli soldiers invaded Beit Fajjar, Al-Khader and Beit Sahour, in the West Bank district of Bethlehem, and kidnapped 13 Palestinians. Army also invaded Jenin and kidnapped two residents. … 

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Queen of the Skies By Joe Bageant

7 May 2013 — Joe Bageant

See the introduction to this series of posts: Writing on Things Southern and Past

As I drove through the decaying neighborhood in Winchester, Virginia the pain of growing up there came back — the stabbing kind that only lasts a second but makes you flinch as you remember some small but stupid and brutal moment of adolescence. I have never known if everyone has them, but I’ve always suspected they do. Now that old neighborhood slid by my rental car window looking like it was painted by Edward Hopper, then bleakly populated with gangstas, old men with forty-ounce malt liquor bottles, hard-working single moms and kids on cheap busted plastic tricycles.

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