ICH 29 July 2013: In Defense of Hezbollah, a “Terrorist” Organization

29 July 2013 — Information Clearing House

The Boycott of Israel Eight Years In

By Lawrence Davidson

In the private and public sectors of Western society, greater numbers of people no longer follow the line of historical interpretation set down by the Zionists.



In Defense of Hezbollah, a “Terrorist” Organization

By Ahmad Barqawi

What if Nassarallah followed the “fine example” of the double-tongued Barack Obama and fashioned a secret “Kill List” of his own -which included minors and civilians- for impulsive targeted drone annihilation and extrajudical assassinations? Would he then receive a Nobel Peace Prize for that?



Major Opinion Shifts, in the US and Congress, on NSA Surveillance and Privacy

By Glenn Greenwald

For the first time since 9/11, Americans are now more worried about civil liberties abuses than terrorism.



“Big Data” Dynamo:

How Giant Tech Firms Help the Government Spy on Us and Gut Privacy

By Tom Burghardt

Call the “wrong” person or click a dodgy link and you might just be the lucky winner of a one-way trip to indefinite military detention under NDAA, or worse.



The Assassination of Julian Assange

By Jonathan Cook

“We Steal Secrets”: A masterclass in propaganda.



US Anti-Russia Policy Won’t Fly

By Edward Lozansky

Who are the Americans to tell others how they should live, particularly when their own system is so inadequate?



US Government Protection of Al-Qaeda Terrorists and the US-Saudi Black Hole

By Peter Dale Scott

More and more, it is becoming common to say that America, like Turkey before it, now has what Marc Ambinder and John Tirman have called a deep state behind the public one.



The Strange Deaths of SEAL Team 6: Paul Craig Roberts


PCR interviewed by Stephen Lendman on the Strange Deaths of SEAL Team 6.



The Business of Mass Incarceration

By Chris Hedges

It happens to families every day in our gulag state. Bourne is one human being among hundreds of thousands routinely sacrificed for corporate greed.



An Anarchistic Understanding of the Social Order

Environmental Degradation, Indigenous Resistance, and a Place for the Sciences

By Andrew Gavin Marshall

If there has ever been a time in human history to begin asking big questions about the nature of our society and the legitimacy of the institutions and ideologies which dominate it, this is it.



America, the Powerful and the Powerless

Dr. Mahboob A. Khawaja

Both the Bush and Obama regimes have made it unmistakenly clear that the American people don’t even influence, much less control, the government.



65 killed in US overnight airstrikes in Afghanistan:

The casualties came after a series of airstrikes happened in an area of Paktia Province on Sunday night. The US military has confirmed separate air raids in three villages, saying those killed were militants.



21 killed or injured in Zabul explosion:

At least 21 people were killed or injured following an explosion in southern Zabul province of Afghanistan on Sunday evening, local officials said.



Nine Afghans killed by roadside bomb:

A police official, two guards and six pedestrians were killed by a roadside bomb in southern Zabul province, deputy provincial governor Mohammad Jan Rasolyar said.



NATO occupation force soldier killed in direct fire attack in central Afghanistan:

A NATO soldier was killed in an attack by militants in central Afghanistan on Sunday, the coalition security forces officials said.



US Kills Another Seven People in northwest Pakistan:

Seven “suspected” militants were killed and three others wounded when a US drone fired two missiles at a compound in Pakistan’s northwestern tribal region, triggering strong condemnation from Islamabad.



60 people killed as 17 bombs explode across Iraq :

Explosions took place across Baghdad, including in the neighborhoods of Sadr city, Habibiya, Hurriya, Bayaa, Ur, Shurta, Kadhimiya and Risala.



123 killed by Syrian rebels in Aleppo province:

Most of those killed in Khan al-Asal were unarmed civilians, the state-run SANA news agency said, adding that medical examination identified six of the dead bodies.



Syria army ‘retakes’ key Homs district:

Syrian government forces have fully captured a district that was a key rebel stronghold in the central city of Homs, state media report. The Sana news agency said the military had “restored security and stability to the neighbourhood of Khalidiya”.



Report: Israel Bombs Another Syrian Weapons Convoy:

Israeli air force jets bombed trucks carrying Syrian missiles bound for Hizbullah’s warehouses in Lebanon, according to Syrian opposition sources. The sources, were cited Sunday by Voice of Israel radio’s Arabic-language service, which was quoted by i24 News.



US to host Israeli-Palestinian talks:

Palestinian and Israeli negotiators depart for Washington to re-open negotiations after years of stalemate.



Kerry to pronounce Martin Indyk special U.S. envoy to Middle East peace:

Indyk, born to a Jewish family in London and raised in Australia, currently serves as vice president and director for foreign policy at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C



Palestinian party rejects Mideast peace talks:

A major faction of the Palestine Liberation Organisation rejected new peace talks with Israel just hours before their scheduled resumption in Washington on Monday after a three-year break.



PA police attack and arrest demonstrators against negotiations with occupation:

Palestinian Authority security forces attacked Palestinian protesters as they marched in Ramallah on Sunday, injuring dozens and arresting a number of protesters. The marchers were protesting the PA’s return to negotiations with Israel, warning that the negotiations represent threats to Palestinian rights



Gallup poll: Majority of Palestinians doubt U.S. able to broker peace deal with Israel:

Two in three say they don’t trust the U.S. as a peace broker.



Palestinians protest resumption of talks with Israel:

Palestinians took to the streets of Ramallah on Sunday and began marching towards the PA Acting Chief Mahmoud Abbas’ headquarters before the police confronted them.



‘US kills six people in Yemen:

An apparent US drone strike killed six “suspected” Al-Qaeda militants overnight, a Yemeni military source told AFP.



Life as a US drone operator: ‘It’s like playing a video game for four years’:

His bombs kill real people though and, he admits, often not the people he is aiming at.



Weekend attacks kill 31 in Nigeria:

At least 31 people were killed in separate weekend attacks by gunmen in northeast and central-north Nigeria, military and local government officials said Sunday.



One soldier killed in Egypt’s Sinai:

One soldier was killed and 11 injured in fresh attacks targeting security forces in northern Sinai overnight, a security official said, dpa reported.



Egypt: Many Protesters Shot in Head or Chest: HRW:

Many of the at least 74 pro-Morsy protesters killed in clashes with Egypt’s riot police and plain clothed men who stood alongside were shot in the head or chest. They were killed on July 27 over a period of several hours during clashes on a road near the Muslim Brotherhood’s sit-in at Rabaa al-Adawiya in eastern Cairo.



Cairo Massacre: The hospital field in Rabaa square :

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Video shows police shooting protesters:

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In pictures: : Security forces attacked pro-Morsi protesters



‘People were dropping like flies’:

By early yesterday afternoon, there were so many corpses arriving at Cairo’s Zeinhom mortuary that the street outside was blocked with a queue of orange ambulances. Inside one of them, mechanical engineer Mohamed Khamis waited with the body of his 15-year-old son, Omar, shot in the head by police.



Egypt arrests 2 pro-Morsi party leaders:

 Egyptian police on Monday arrested two leaders of an Islamist party affiliated with ousted president Mohamed Morsi, a security source said.



Egypt’s interim president says PM has right to give military arrest powers:

Egypt’s interim president says he has given the prime minister the power to grant the military the right to arrest civilians after a weekend of violence between supporters of the country’s deposed leader and security forces left at least 72 dead.



Morsi supporters call for fresh Egypt rallies:

Supporters of deposed president urged to come out for “million-person march”, despite warnings from authorities.



Clashes in Benghazi leave 1 dead:

Cradle of Libyan revolution sees third straight day of violence



Gaddafi son facing ‘show trial’, ICC & Libya at loggerheads:

Saif al-Islam is set for a hearing in Libya; his lawyer says he faces an “entirely unfair” show trial.



Tunisia army declares protest area ‘closed military zone’:

The military used barbed wire to close the main square in the capital, Tunis, on Monday. Opposition media reported that demonstrators from both sides pledged to come back to the area, adding that anti-government protesters had already begun regrouping close to the square.



US releases prisoners from Guantanamo:

US government releases five prisoners from infamous detention camp as gesture ahead of talks with Taliban



U.S. to Transfer 2 Guantánamo Bay Prisoners to Algeria:

The Obama administration has announced plans to transfer two prisoners from Guantánamo Bay to Algeria. The two are among 86 prisoners who have remained at Guantánamo despite being cleared for transfer as early as three years ago.



Guantanamo medics decried for forced feeding of prisoners:

This week the British Medical Association (BMA) added its condemnation over what it described as “a violation of medical ethics” by those doctors involved in carrying it out.



Manning verdict to be announced on Tuesday:

The judge presiding over the case of Army private first class Bradley Manning will announce her verdict Tuesday afternoon from Ft. Meade, Maryland.



Report: New Zealand military collected data on phone calls of McClatchy contributor: –

New Zealand’s defense minister said Monday that an investigation is underway into a report that U.S. intelligence agencies helped his nation’s military track the mobile telephone calls of a freelance journalist while he worked for McClatchy Newspapers in Afghanistan.



Lawmakers Protecting NSA Surveillance Are Awash In Defense Contractor Cash:

Why would an anti-Obama Republican and a supposedly pro-privacy Democrat join forces to uphold the NSA’s surveillance policies?



The Frightening New Mind Control Technology That Can Hack Your Brain:

This technological ‘advancement’ is terrifying when considering that it could lead to real life brainwashing and mind control like that shown in the classic movie The Manchurian Candidate (the classic film starring Frank Sinatra). In the film, communists turn an average man into an assassin by implanting false memories into his mind.



Toronto police kill teen with knife: Video –

Toronto police shooting of an 18-year-old wielding a knife on an empty streetcar has left a family shattered and renewed questions about police procedure in “crisis” situations.



‘It was like a firing squad’:

Deputies shoot Florida man in his own front yard



Detroit Cops Arrested For Robbing Drivers At Gunpoint (Video):

The first incident was occurred at a Citgo gas station last Sunday, where the station clerk said two white men in a black Ford F-150 with police lights, pistol whipped customers pumping gas before stealing their cash and cell phones.



California prison’s ‘pay-to-stay’ option offers ‘quieter’ rooms for $155 a day:

The program has been criticized by the American Civil Liberties Union as a “jail for the rich,” KQED news reports. However, it’s been defended by its creators as a way for the city of Fremont to earn some much-needed money.



Largest Fast Food Walkout Begins in Seven Cities:

Starting today, workers in seven cities will begin the largest fast food worker mobilization in US history. Staff at chains including McDonald’s, Burger King, KFC and Wendy’s will reportedly walk out in New York, Chicago, Detroit, Milwaukee, St. Louis, Kansas City and Flint, Michigan.



I Was a Warehouse Wage Slave:

My brief, backbreaking, rage-inducing, low-paying, dildo-packing time inside the online-shipping machine.



Cost Of War


Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered In US War And Occupation Of Iraq “1,455,590


Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America’s War On Iraq: 4,801


Number Of International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan : 3,356


Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan

Total Cost of Wars Since 2001



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