ICH 13 May 2013: Chris Hedges: Murder Is Our National Sport

13 May 2013  — Information Clearing House

Syria Endgame Approaching Fast

By Shamus Cooke

Syrian government forces have scored significant battlefield victories over the rebels, and this has provoked a mixture of war provocations and peace offers from the U.S. and its anti-Assad allies.



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A United Nations For the Rest of Us, But Not For Israel By Mohamed Khodr

13 May 2013 — Veterans Today

“We Jews forced the Arabs to leave….Here was a people who lived on its own land for 1,300 years. We came and turned the native Arabs into tragic refugees. And still we dare to slander and malign them, to besmirch their name. Instead of being deeply ashamed of what we did and of trying to undo some of the evil we committed by helping these unfortunate refugees, we justify our terrible acts and even attempt to glorify them”
    –Nathan Chofshi, in Jewish Newsletter, February 9, 1959
“It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, then to put on the cloak of non- violence to cover Impotence”.
    –Mahatma Gandi

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VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel News and Articles 12 May 2013: Ahrar: “Israel Still Holding Captive 13 Legislators, 2 Ministers”

12 May 2013 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Israel Violates Lebanese Airspace
IMEMC – Lebanese sources reported Sunday that four Israeli F-16 war jets violated the Lebanese airspace, and circled at law altitude over several cities and towns south of the country. …

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ICH 12 May 2013: Ronald Reagan: Accessory to Genocide Claims

12 May 2013  — Information Clearing House

Buying Time in Syria

By Phil Greaves

The current softening of US rhetoric is merely a smokescreen to enable the US Government and its autocratic GCC (Gulf Co-Operation Council) allies to shift strategies and proxy allegiances.



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Video: Dario Fo su Berlusconi (d'annata ma tragicamente attuale)

13 May 2013 — Youtube

More Dario Fo! Title roughly translated to English: ‘Vintage Berslusconi but unfortunately still current’.

Prologue of a (famous Italian NOBEL award-winning) Dario Fo’s show aired in late 90′, where he jokes about Silvio Berlusconi (“Psiconano” ITA – “Psycodwarf” ENU).

Veronica Lario (Berlusconi’s wife) is amongst spectators. Greetings from non-Italian viewers are appreciated.

(I subtitled for non-Italian viewers. If my English grammar is incorrect… i beg your pardon.)

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The mega project and the end of marxism

13 May 2013 —  Left Streamed

The MEGA project and the end of Marxism

Editing the Classics – the unknown Marx and Engels MEGA – what’s in an acronym: Marx / Engels Complete Works. A Mega-Project – the largest historical critical edition project in the social sciences, more than a hundred scholars collaborating in 8 countries on 4 continents, a long-lasting project: started in the 1960s, will continue (after the recent evaluation) for at least another 10 years output: 164 volumes according to the original plan, still 114 volumes according to the revised plan of 1992. Continue reading

Video: Michael Lebowitz: 'Spectres and struggles': a new vision for socialism in the 21st century

3 May, 2013 — Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal

This talk was presented in Zagreb, Croatia.

A spectre is haunting the working class of Europe (both east and west) and the working class of developed capitalism in general. That spectre is the spectre of communism. For the working class, that frightful hobgoblin is a society of little freedom, a society of workers without power (in the workplace or community) and a society where decisions are made at the top by a vanguard party which views itself as the sole repository of truth. Of course, this was not what communism meant for Karl Marx and Frederick Engels nor, indeed, for Lenin.

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Audio: Syria: The Next Domino to Fall? Is a Major US-NATO Military Intervention Looming?

13 May 2013 — Global Research News Hour Episode 26

By Michael WelchProf Michel ChossudovskyRick Rozoff

“To the best of our professional understanding, the regime has made use of deadly chemical weapons against the rebels in a number of incidents in the past.” Brig.-Gen. Itai Brun, the head of research and analysis in Israeli military intelligence [1] April 23, 2013

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Video: Criminal and Complicit Mainstream Media

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<a class=”StrictlyAutoTagAnchor” title=”View all articles about 2013 here” href=”http://tv.globalresearch.ca/2013/05/criminal-and-complicit-mainstream-media”&gt;Michel Chossudovsky speaks in Kuala Lumpur (2012). Reflections on the criminal mainstream mass media after the 9/11 events and “covering up” as obstruction of justice. 

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‘Witnessing’ Boston’s Mass Casualty Theatre By William Bowles

13 May 2013

Mention the word ‘conspiracy’ and eyes roll and people head for the exit. Derision is poured with abandon on the heads of those so described as ‘conspiracy theorists’, and especially those who dare to suggest that complex events can be engineered so as to fool the onlooker or the curious. The Boston bombings appear to fall into this category. Indeed, it’s so blatantly an engineered event that I think the ‘producers’ are getting careless (maybe they think we don’t care? More likely, they think we’re too scared to care). Continue reading

A minimal program by S. Artesian

13 May 2013 The Wolf Report: Nonconfidential analysis for the anti-investor

It’s not often that I read the articles on the <a class=”StrictlyAutoTagAnchor” href=”http:///tag/new-york-times/&#8221; title=”View all articles about New here”>New York Times Op-Ed page.  And I can’t remember ever recommending any such article to anyone for any reason.  But today, May 13, 2013,  I read and I recommend “How Austerity Kills” by David Stuckler and Sanjay Basau. 

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Boston Bombing Involves Clearly Staged Carnage By Sheila Casey

8 May 2013 — Truth and Shadows

False flag theater: Boston bombing involves clearly staged carnage

“Does a compelling description of a terrorist attack, replete with ‘eyewitness accounts’ of the terrifying scene, and official pronouncements, constitute an actual event?” – Florida Atlantic University professor James Tracy.

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Media Lens: ‘You Say What You Like, Because They Like What You Say’ By David Cromwell

13 May 2013 — Media Lens

The local elections in England earlier this month saw the right-wing UK Independence Party win over 140 council seats, gaining around 25 per cent of the vote where it stood. This led to a deluge of media headlines and stories echoing UKIP leader Nigel Farage’s gleeful claim of a ‘game changer’ in domestic politics. The Conservatives ended up with egg on their face after veteran Tory Ken Clarke had labelled UKIP ‘a collection of clowns’.

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