Information Clearing House 31 October 2013: “Peace Is War: Negotiations, Israeli Settler Colonialism, and the Palestinians”

31 October 2013 — Information Clearing House

Empire Under Obama

Counterinsurgency, Death Squads, and the Population as the Target

By Andrew Gavin Marshall

We can have Empire, or we can have Humanity. The choice is yours.


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G4S guard bludgeoned woman to death By Clare Sambrook

30 October 2013 — Our Kingdom

A murder conviction raises fresh doubts about a government outsourcer’s competence and integrity.

Last November a 42 year-old pharmaceutical worker from Thailand took part in a conference about HIV treatment at Glasgow’s Clyde Auditorium. Her name was Khanokporn Satjawat. A G4S guard checked Satjawat’s ID. He didn’t like her manner. Later he followed her into the toilets and bludgeoned her to death with a fire extinguisher.

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Black Agenda Report for Oct 30, 2013: Wall St. vs Detroit / Military Takeover Chicago / Black Faces for White People

30 October 2013 — Black Agenda Report

This week in Black Agenda Report

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford
Detroit is the battleground chosen by Wall Street to crush the last vestiges of American democracy by creating “the template for direct corporate rule.” Finance capital recognizes that it can no longer coexist with democratic institutions, which are most easily destroyed by attacking Black rule in the cities. Continue reading

VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 30 October 2013: Israel's twisted logic in keeping EU legislators out of Gaza

30 October 2013 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Erekat: Abbas Never Accepted A Transitional Solution
IMEMC – [Wednesday October 30, 2013] Chief Palestinian Negotiator, Dr. Saeb Erekat, stated that Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, never accepted a transitional solution to the conflict, and will never abandon the legitimate Palestinian rights. …

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Got His Gun — Lost His Legs, Arms, Penis By David Swanson

27 October 2013 — David Swanson

Ann Jones’ new book, They Were Soldiers: How the Wounded Return from America’s Wars — The Untold Story, is devastating, and almost incomprehensibly so when one considers that virtually all of the death and destruction in U.S. wars is on the other side. Statistically, what happens to U.S. troops is almost nothing.  In human terms, it’s overwhelming.

Media Lens: Launchpad For A Revolution? Russell Brand, The BBC And Elite Power By David Cromwell

30 October 2013 — Media Lens

When someone with interesting things to say is granted a high-profile media platform, it is wise to listen to what is being said and ask why they have been given such a platform. Comedian and actor Russell Brand’s 10-minute interview by Jeremy Paxman on BBC’s Newsnight last week was given considerable advance publicity and generated enormous reaction on social media and in the press, just as those media gatekeepers who selected Brand to appear would have wished.

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VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel: News and Articles 28 October 2013

28 October 2013 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Israeli Forces Arrest 2 PLC Members and 20 Other Palestinians Affiliated to Hamas
IMEMC – The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) strongly condemns the Israeli forces’ detention of 2 Members of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) from the Change and Reform Bloc of Hamas: Nizar Abdul Aziz Abdul Hamid Ramadan (53); and Mohammed Maher Yusef Bader (55), both from Hebron, in addition to 20 other Palestinians. …

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VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel: News and Articles 29 October 2013

29 October 2013 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Palestinian Negotiators Provide Document Of Stances Regarding Core Issues
IMEMC – Israeli sources reported that Palestinian negotiators submitted to their Israeli counterparts a document representing the Palestinian stances regarding talks on final status core issues. …
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Information Clearing House 28 October 2013: Please Tell Me, Mr President, Why a US Drone Assassinated my Mother

28 October 2013 — Information Clearing House

Playing Hard to Get in the Middle East

By Stephen M. Walt

A balance of power (or if you prefer, balance of threat) approach to the Middle East also highlights the costs of America’s “special relationships” with Israel and Saudi Arabia.


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Information Clearing House 27 October 2013: Stasi Meets Steve Jobs

27 October 2013 — Information Clearing House

American Hegemony is Over: The Bully Has Been Subdued.

By Israel Shamir

The most dramatic event of September 2013 was the high-noon stand-off near the Levantine shore, with five US destroyers pointing their Tomahawks towards Damascus and facing them – the Russian flotilla of eleven ships led by the carrier-killer Missile Cruiser Moskva and supported by Chinese warships.


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VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel: News and Articles 26 October 2013

26 October 2013 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Settlers, Soldiers, Invaded Qaryout Village, Near Nablus
IMEMC – [Saturday at dawn October 26, 2013] Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded Qaryout village, south of the northern West bank city of Nablus, shortly after extremist settlers invaded the village. …

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VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel: News and Articles 27 October 2013

27 October 2013 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Settlers Burn Olive Saplings, Trees, South Of Bethlehem
IMEMC – [Sunday Morning October 27, 2013] A number of extremist Israeli settlers, burnt dozens of Palestinian olive saplings, and trees, that belong to residents of the Al-Khader town, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem. … Continue reading

Information Clearing House 26 October 2013: Partnership Between Facebook and Police Could Make Planning Protests Impossible

26 October 2013 — Information Clearing House

What a Surprise:

U.S.-Based Iran “Experts” Promoting Israeli Policy

By Flynt Leverett and Hillary Mann Leverett

Who is the author of this Op Ed? An AIPAC spokesperson? One of the many neocon firebrands to whom the Washington Post long ago turned over its Op Ed page?


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Police State UK: ‘Press handling with talking heads’: Snowden files reveal enormous GCHQ efforts to escape legal challenge

26 October 2013 — RT

The UK’s spy agency GCHQ was doing whatever it could to avoid igniting a “damaging public debate” and a subsequent possibility of a legal threat over its surveillance practices and cooperation with telecoms, new Snowden papers reveal.

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