15 August 2013 — National Security Archive
US Spy Planes Targeted China to Help India; Used British Crews to “Confuse the Soviets” and Overflew French Nuclear Sites
15 August 2013 — Mondoweiss
Let me make it clear: The policy of the United States of America with respect to all settlements is that they are illegitimate, and we oppose settlements taking place at any time, not just the time of the peace process.
14 August 2013 — Black Agenda Report
15 August 2013 — Pambazuka News
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14 August 2013 — Corpwatch Blog
Egyptian security forces launched a massive crackdown on pro-democracy protestors killing around 300 people this morning. Despite near universal condemnation for the violence, the U.S. government has refused cut off the multi-billion dollar aid program that pays companies to provide support to the Egyptian government.
15 August 2013 — RT
Stop. Look at the photos. Linger on dozens of bodies lined up in a makeshift morgue. How can the appalling bloodbath in Egypt be justified? Take your pick. Either it’s Egypt’s remix of Tiananmen Square, or it’s the bloodbath that is not a bloodbath, conducted by the leaders of the coup that is not a coup, with the aim of fighting “terror”. Egypt’s ‘bloodbath that is not a bloodbath’ has shown that the forces of hardcore suppression and corruption reign supreme, while foreign interests – the House of Saud, Israel and the Pentagon – support the military’s merciless strategy. Continue reading
14 August 2013 — VTJP
International Middle East Media Center
Nasrallah: “Hezbollah Fighters Behind Blast Targeting Soldiers Who Violated Border”
IMEMC – Secretary-General of the Lebanon-based Hezbollah Party, Hasan Nasrallah, stated during a televised interview with the Al-Mayadeen TV, on Wednesday August 14, 2013, that fighters of the Hezbollah part were behind last week’s attack against Israeli soldiers who violated Lebanese sovereignty. …
14 August 2013 — Information Clearing House
At least 1,000 people killed as police move to disperse Cairo sit-ins:
Security forces launched crackdown to clear pro-Morsi camps in two squares in the Egyptian capital, killing at least 1,000 and injuring 10,000, latest reports say
15 August 2013 — WashingtonsBlog
I sat in the courtroom all day on Wednesday as Bradley Manning’s trial wound its way to a tragic and demoralizing conclusion. I wanted to hear Eugene Debs, and instead I was trapped there, watching Socrates reach for the hemlock and gulp it down. Just a few minutes in and I wanted to scream or shout.
15 August 2013 — The Bullet • Socialist Project • E-Bulletin No. 864
For some two decades, the anti-globalization movement and its successors have assumed that society contains within itself – and automatically throws up – political oppositions and organizational forms independent of capital and of the state. There is simply the need to encourage the cumulative growth of society’s own potentialities for forming alternatives apart from the state and apart from the terrain of politics. Politics is not about the contesting directly, never mind conquering, political power. Instead, politics is viewed as the evolutionary and ‘progressive emptying out of the power of capital and of the state.’ Social coalitions, social forums, networks, and localist alternatives – with an associated range of one-off tactical actions – became the outer limit of organizational agendas.