Month: November 2013
Not just the Prawer Plan: Villages across the West Bank face ‘unrelenting assault’ from Israeli military
30 November 2013 — Mondoweiss
Land, property theft & destruction / Ethnic cleansing / Restriction of movement. A long list of crimes being committed by the state of Israel against the people of Palestine.
Video: Susan George on "How to win the class war – The Lugano Report II" Part 1
30 November 2013 — Transnational Institute
Susan George shares the story behind her new book
If you have ever wondered what it’s like to be in the shoes – and the minds – of the guardians of the capitalist system, Susan George can give you the key. “How to win the Class War” is a ‘Factual Fiction’: the facts are based on solid research, but the fictional setting and the story make you feel as though you’re reading a political thriller. The Report shows that the powerful are vulnerable to popular movements – if these movements understand the tactics they are up against.
What archives? UK ordered destruction of ‘embarrassing’ colonial papers
30 November 2013 — RT
Britain systematically destroyed documents in colonies that were about to gain independence, declassified Foreign Office files reveal. ‘Operation Legacy’ saw sensitive documents secretly burnt or dumped to cover up traces of British activities.
VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel: News and Articles 29 November 2013: Save the children from Israel’s deadly drones
29 November 2013 — VTJP
International Middle East Media Center
Israeli troops shoot and injure two Palestinian protesters near Jerusalem
IMEMC – As Palestinian protesters took to the streets Friday to bring attention to the death of a Palestinian child at an Israeli military checkpoint Thursday, and two protesters were shot with live ammunition in two separate locations near Jerusalem. …
Information Clearing House 29 November 2013: Obama Regime Kills More Children In Afghanistan
29 November 2013 — Information Clearing House
Another Proud Day For The USA
Obama Regime Kills More Children In Afghanistan
Furious Afghan president says US drones have struck a home in Helmand, killing a small child and wounding two women.
New at Strategic Culture Foundation 24-30 November 2013: EU / Iran / China / Russia-Ukraine-EU / France-Africa / CIA-Russia / Arctic / Libya
30 November 2013 — Strategic Culture Foundation
Europe to Boost its Defence Potential
30.11.2013 | 00:00 | Andrei AKULOV
Seven EU countries have formed what France calls a «club» to produce military drones from 2020 onward. The accord was reached in Brussels on November 19 at a meeting of the European Defence Agency (EDA), the EU’s defence think tank, by France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland and Spain… France has taken a leading role in Europe since the election of Nicolas Sarkozy as president in May, 2007. Continue reading
Palestine: International ‘Day of Rage’ against the Prawer Plan planned for 30 November By Adam Horowitz
29 November 2013 — Mondoweiss
Tomorrow (30 Nov), activists in Israel/Palestine, and around the world, will carry out a “day of rage” to protest the Prawer Plan, an Israeli government plan to destroy 35 Arab villages in the Negev desert that will lead to the forced displacement of up to 70,000 Bedouin citizens of the state of Israel in order to clear the land for Israeli Jews. Continue reading
Join Susan George Discussing the Class War
29 November 2013
Join Susan George Discussing the class war
Susan has a world wide reputation as a searing critic of capitalist globalisation and as an activist for international social justice. Her latest book, titled How to Win the Class War, is the sequel to her popular Lugano Report.
Book Review: How the corporate elite win the class war By John Palmer
29 November 2013 — Red Pepper
John Palmer reviews Susan George‘s latest book How to Win the Class War: The Lugano Report II
Susan George has a world wide reputation as a searing critic of capitalist globalisation and as an activist for international social justice. Her first ‘Lugano Report’ more than a decade ago attracted attention in part because she wrote it in the persona of a sinister international cabal planning the future neo-liberal world economic order. In it George predicted, well ahead of the event, the near collapse of the world banking system in 2007 and a looming global warming catastrophe as well as warning of the emergence of a super rich ruling class throughout much of the capitalist world. Her predictions went completely against the grain of the “conventional wisdom” of the time – but were chillingly prescient.
VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel: News and Articles 28 November 2013: Zionism’s Last Card and Hope for Palestine
28 November 2013 — VTJP
International Middle East Media Center
PNGO and Human Rights Organizations Call for Immediate End to Civilian Suffering Due to Electricity
IMEMC – This is a Press Released issued by The Palestinian Non-Governmental Organizations Network (PNGO) regarding the impacts of Israel’s illegal siege on the impoverished population in the Gaza Strip. …
Syria's chemical weapons: is the UN exceeding its mandate? By Bob Rigg
28 November 2013 — Open Security
What lies behind Hunt’s message of the ‘bad, cruel’ NHS? By James Lazou
29 November 2013 — Our NHS
Jeremy Hunt’s claim that cruelty by NHS staff has become ‘normal’ is a politically motivated insult to the nurses trying to look after patients and hampered by destructive government ‘reforms’.
What does the NHS’s new IT plan really want to extract from us? By Jane Fae Ozimek
29 November 2013 — The Register
Uncosted system should’ve gone live two months ago
Following last month’s announcement of a £1m nationwide spam drop, what now for care.data, the NHS’s latest multi-million pound big data project?
UK Prime Minister Cameron plays the anti-immigrant card By Robert Stevens
29 November 2013 — WSWS
Prime Minister David Cameron announced a raft of anti-immigrant measures this week in advance of new European Union rules coming into effect that will end restrictions on Bulgarians and Romanians entering the UK.
Information Clearing House 28 November 2013: The End of American Thanksgivings: A Cause for Universal Rejoicing
28 November 2013 — Information Clearing House
Tony Blair Asked Me To ‘Help Invade Zimbabwe’, Says Thabo Mbeki
By David Blair
South Africa’s former president claims that his country was asked to help Britain topple Robert Mugabe.
Genetically Modified Politicians: Their Battle to Persuade the Public to Accept GM Food By Lesley Docksey
27 November 2013 — Global Research
The official UK government policy on genetically modified (GM) crops is “precautionary, evidence-based and sensitive to public concerns”. Who are they kidding?
VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel: News and Articles 27 November 2013: The implications of Israeli exaggeration of resistance in Gaza
27 November 2013 — VTJP
International Middle East Media Center
UN Declares 2014 Year Of Solidarity With The Palestinians
IMEMC – The United Nations has declared the year 2014 as a Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian People , after the resolution passed by 110 votes, with seven countries opposing and 54 abstaining. …
Information Clearing House 27 November 2013: Iran: It’s Not about Nuclear Weapons
27 November 2013 — Information Clearing House
France Makes Virtue out of Vice to Exploit Central Africa Chaos
By Finian Cunningham
The strategic value of uranium cannot be overstated as a vital national interest for France.
Discovering the power of people’s history – and why it is feared today By John Pilger
28 November 2013 — John Pilger
England is two countries. One is dominated by London, the other remains in its shadow. When I first arrived from Australia, it seemed no one went north of Watford and those who had emigrated from the north worked hard to change their accents and obscure their origins and learn the mannerisms and codes of the southern comfortable classes. Some would mock the life they had left behind. They were changing classes, or so they thought.