ICH 14 August 2013: Bloodbath in Cairo

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



Bloodbath In Cairo

Security Crackdown Kills at Least 90 people in Egypt


At least 94 people reportedly killed as security forces move to end anti-military protests by supporters of Morsi.



Egypt Police Break Up Protests




Egypt’s Government Thugs Beat Me Up at the Rabaa Sit-In

By Mike Giglio

Scores of protesters are feared dead after a day of violence in Cairo. Mike Giglio was among the foreign reporters arrested and beaten by security forces.



Syria’s War has Exposed the Hypocrisy of Western Powers

By Antony Loewenstein

The conflict has become an ugly proxy battle between innumerable outside forces. If the Australian government is so worried about terrorism, it should stop backing it in Syria.



Peace Talks? The Perfect Alibi for Settlement Expansion

By Mairav Zonszein

The disingenuous nature of Israeli actions and the nerve of U.S. passivity is at times hard to comprehend. How can anyone take any of it seriously?



Why John Kerry Should Be Treated As A Thief

By Robert Fisk

Any other “statesman” – who told an occupied people that if they didn’t make peace their occupiers would steal even more of their land, would be regarded as an outcast, a fellow thief.



Hiroshima, Nagasaki and ‘Bomb Iran’

By Marsha Cohen

If the use of atomic weapons on Hiroshima and Nagasaki during wartime remains morally and militarily questionable, one might think that there would be even less justification for a military strike on Iran, with whom neither Israel nor the US is at war.



The New Ron Paul Channel

First Episode With Glenn Greenwald


Greenwald reveals the most significant documents in his possession from Snowden, the ones that shocked Greenwald the most, have yet to be revealed.



The Black Eyed Peas – Where Is The Love?


People killin’, people dyin’

Children hurt can you hear them cryin’?

Can you practice what you preach?

And would you turn the other cheek?



We’re So Chilled, Yo, We’re Brain Dead.

Postcard from the End of America: Cherry Hill

By Linh Dinh

With the economy tanking, thirty-six percent of Americans between 18 and 31 are still living with their parents.



The Blow That Killed America 100 Years Ago

By Paul Rosenberg

America, as we grew up thinking of it, is dead.



Democracy Is Coming to the U.S.A.


Sail on, sail on O mighty Ship of State!

To the Shores of Need, Past the Reefs of Greed

Through the Squalls of Hate, Sail on, sail on, sail on, sail on.



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



At least 250 killed in Cairo crackdown:

Muslim Brotherhood: Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood said at least 250 people were killed and over 5,000 injured Wednesday in a police crackdown on two major protest camps held by supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi.



Egypt police move on Cairo sit-ins –

Live Updates from BBC



Video: An injured man is protected by demonstrators



In pictures: Egypt cracks down on pro-Morsi camps



State of emergency in Egypt after 149 killed:

Almost 150 people were killed after security forces moved in on protesters demanding the reinstatement of President Mohamed Morsi, and the government imposed a state of emergency as violence swept the most populous Arab nation.



White House urges Egypt’s military leaders to ‘respect basic human rights’:

The White House condemned a violent crackdown on protesters in Egypt on Wednesday and strongly opposed the declaration of a state of emergency there made by Egypt’s military leaders.



ElBaradei quits as Egypt vice president in protest at crackdown:

Egypt’s interim vice president, Mohamed ElBaradei, resigned on Wednesday after the security forces violently broke up protest camps set up by supporters of the deposed president, Mohammad Morsi.



Turkey urges UN to stop Egypt ‘massacre’, Iran fears ‘civil war’:

Turkey urged the U.N. Security Council and Arab League on Wednesday to act quickly to stop a “massacre” in Egypt, and Iran warned of the risk of civil war, after Egyptian security forces killed dozens of Islamist demonstrators.



Rivals Upset With New Egypt Governors:

Egyptian revolutionary and Islamist groups voiced concern on Tuesday that the appointment of new governors by the interim president includes too many army and police officers, raising fears among critics that the old regime of longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak is making a comeback



Opposition to Morsi ouster up to 69 pct, study shows:

The number of Egyptians opposed to the overthrow of Egypt’s president Mohamed Morsi has risen to 69 per cent over the last month, while 55 percent of those who support Morsi’s overthrow were affiliated with the toppled Mubarak regime, a study shows.



Libya’s jihadists beyond Benghazi:

While the security situation continues to worsen in Libya, over the past few months, Ansar al-Sharia in Libya (ASL) has been taking advantage of the lack of state control by building local communal ties, which is strengthening its ability to operate in more locations than Benghazi.



Somalia: MSF forced to close all medical programmes:

After working continuously in Somalia since 1991, the international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) today announced the closure of all its programmes in Somalia, the result of extreme attacks on its staff



Iraq violence kills 13 as oil pipeline bombed:

Attacks in Iraq killed 13 people on Tuesday, four of them Shia worshippers, while militants bombed a major oil pipeline, halting exports via Turkey, officials said.



Syria: Most wanted al-Nusra leader killed in Deir ez-Zor:

Imad al-Ahmad al-Hamd who was leading al-Nusra operations in eastern city of Deir ez-Zor, was reported to have been killed along with several of his loyal militants during clashes with the Syrian army.



Syrian rights group says rebels killed Italian Jesuit priest:

Al-Qaeda-linked rebels in Syria have killed an Italian Jesuit priest who disappeared in the east of the country late last month, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.



Bahrain police disperse protesters with tear gas: witness:

Bahraini police fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of Shi’ite Muslim anti-government protesters on Wednesday, but there were no reports of casualties.



Gunboat diplomacy: How US military support aids Bahrain’s dictatorship:

It is no surprise that US President Barack Obama continues to support anti-democratic regimes: the hallmark of his presidency has been double talk.



The US must not bear silent witness to another crackdown in Bahrain:

The US naval station in Bahrain gives the Obama administration leverage to stop the brutal repression of pro-democracy protest.



Code words used in intercepted al Qaeda messages, US source says:

The intercepted al Qaeda communications that sparked the closure of U.S. embassies in the Middle East and North Africa contained specific words that American intelligence interpreted as a coded message for what they believed signaled a potentially imminent attack, CNN has learned.



In Pictures: Israel releases 26 Palestinian prisoners:

Palestinian prisoners freed from Israeli detention are greeted in the city of Ramallah on August 14, 2013.



Students offered grants if they tweet pro-Israeli propaganda:

In a campaign to improve its image abroad, the Israeli government plans to provide scholarships to hundreds of students at its seven universities in exchange for their making pro-Israel Facebook posts and tweets to foreign audiences.



Covert online students hasbara units directed out of Israeli PM Netanyau’s office:

Staff at the Prime Minister’s office (PMO) will be directing covert “diplomacy units” from Israel’s top universities to counter the growing threat of isolation, the effects of the global Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS).



Iranian president names female VP:

Law professor Elham Aminzadeh joins cabinet consisting of relative moderates and reform-minded, Western educated technocrats



U.S. nuclear missile unit fails key security inspection:

An Air Force unit that operates one-third of the nation’s land-based nuclear missile force has failed a safety and security inspection, marking the second major setback this year for a force charged with the military’s most sensitive mission



Fukushima Radiation Leakage Still Going on:

Anchor Anand Naidoo asks radiation expert Dr. Janette Sherman why the leakage is still going on at Fukushima — and if it will imperil other countries



16 dead or injured in Afghanistan explosion:

At least 16 people died or were injured Wednesday in the explosion of an improvised explosive device Afghanistan’s northeastern Takhar province, officials said.



4 killed, in Kandahar operation:

At least three anti-government fighters were killed and six others wounded during a police clearance operation in Ghorak district of southern Kandahar province, an office said Wednesday.



Taliban demand release of prisoners to free abducted MP Fariba Kakar:

Police officials in eastern Ghazni province of Afghanistan said that Taliban group demands the exchange of four prisoners to free the lawmaker, Fariba Kakar.



Govt to offer UK visas to ‘600 Afghan interpreters’:

Under the proposals, all interpreters who have been in the job more than 12 months and put themselves in physical danger are to offered a resettlement package



Psychologist testifies Manning was isolated and ignored in Iraq:

Manning is expected to testify later Wednesday in the sentencing phase of his court martial here, and Worsley was called by the defense to show the deep anxiety the soldier was struggling with as he was leaking hundreds of thousands of secret documents.



Snowden: NSA targeted journalists critical of government after 9/11:

Leaker Edward Snowden accused the National Security Agency of targeting reporters who wrote critically about the government after the 9/11 attacks and warned it was “unforgivably reckless” for journalists to use unencrypted email messages when discussing sensitive matters.



Senate intelligence panel could seek to declassify documents; it just doesn’t:

Members of the Senate Intelligence Committee have said frequently that they wanted to warn the public about the National Security Agency’s sweeping collection of telephone records. Senate Resolution 400, which established the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence in 1976, is a provision that allows them to try. Across those nearly 40 years, it’s never been used.



CIA Admits to Snooping on Noam Chomsky:

For years, the Central Intelligence Agency denied it had a secret file on MIT professor and famed dissident Noam Chomsky



‘If You Knew What I Know About Email, You Might Not Use It’:

“In America, we’re not supposed to have to worry about watching our words like this when we’re talking to the press,” Binnall said.



Former Internet Provider Gagged by National Security Letter Recounts How He Was Silenced For 6 Years :

Nicholas Merrill, who was running an internet service provider in New York called Calyx, was issued a national security letter that ordered him to hand over detailed private records about some of his customers. Under the law, recipients of the letters are barred from telling anyone about their encounter with the FBI.



Obama says Snowden no patriot. How would Ben Franklin’s leak be treated today?:

In 1773, Benjamin Franklin leaked confidential information by releasing letters written by then Lt. Governor of Massachusetts Thomas Hutchinson and his secretary Andrew Oliver to Thomas Whatley, an assistant to the British prime minister.



The Colombian Government Is Killing Its Peasant Farmers for Their Land:

A few weeks before our arrival, security forces turned up and open fired on a campesinos protest, killing four and wounding 50. The type of bullets the authorities use mean that limbs often explode and have to be amputated.



US prosecutors charge two JP Morgan traders over ‘London Whale’ incident:

Javier Martin-Artajo and Julien Grout charged with four counts of falsification of books, wire fraud and making false statements to the US regulator.



Fast food strikes to massively expand:

Top union officials tell Salon the largest mobilization of fast food workers in U.S. history is about to get huge



Could You Survive on Fast-Food Wages? Try Our Calculator:

How would you and your family fare on a typical fast-food paycheck? How much does it really take to make ends meet in your city or state? Use this calculator to get a better sense of what fast-food workers are up against.



Report: 97 percent of new US jobs are part-time:

Behind the job figures of recent months lies an underlying reality of continued hardship for millions of unemployed and partially employed workers in the United States.



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 : 3,363


Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan

Total Cost of Wars Since 2001



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