NYT Takes Mandela's Death as a Chance to Mock His Fight to Free His Country By Jim Naureckas

7 December 2013 — FAIR Blog

Bill Keller

Former New York Times executive editor Bill Keller wrote his paper’s obituary for Nelson Mandela (12/6/13). As you might have guessed, it glosses over the CIA’s role in helping the apartheid government catch Mandela (Extra!, 3-4/90): “Upon his capture he was charged with inciting a strike and leaving the country without a passport” is all the depth he goes into, although the Times (6/10/90) has in fact covered this little-known story in the past. You have to ask yourself: If the secret police of an ostensibly democratic society helped put someone viewed as one of the great heroes of the past century in prison, isn’t that something the public ought to know about?

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Shimon Peres on Mandela and Apartheid: Now & Then By Adam Horowitz

6 December 2013 — Mondoweiss

Now:

The world lost a great leader who changed the course of history. On behalf of the citizens of Israel we mourn alongside the nations of the world and the people of South Africa, who lost an exceptional leader. Nelson Mandela was a fighter for human rights who left an indelible mark on the struggle against racism and discrimination. Continue reading

Information Clearing House 7 December 2013: John Pilger: Apartheid Did Not Die

7 December 2013 — Information Clearing House

Defeated By The Taliban, Washington Decides To Take On Russia And China

By Paul Craig Roberts

What are the Ukrainian protests about? On the surface, the protests don’t make sense.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article37032.htm

 

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Revelations on Rafik Hariri’s Assassination By Thierry Meyssan

6 December 2013 — Voltaire Network

All the conflicts rocking the Middle East today crystallize around the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL). Peace hinges on it, and so does war. For some, the STL should bring about the dissolution of the Hezbollah, quell the Resistance and establish a Pax Americana. Others consider that the STL is flouting the law and subverting the truth to ensure the takeover of a new colonial order in the region.

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VTJP News & Articles 12/6/2013 Occupied Palestine and Israel: News and Articles

6 December 2013 — VTJP

News

International Middle East Media Center

Price Tag Graffiti Found Near Nablus
IMEMC – [Friday, December 6, 2013] Local sources in Jaloud village, south of the northern West bank city of Nablus, have reported that Israeli settlers threw rocks at a Palestinian car in the village, and wrote racist graffiti on a number of walls. …

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New at Strategic Culture Foundation 1-7 December 2013: Ukraine / Afghanistan / Israel-Iran / CIA-Lithuania / Armenia / Hungary / Monroe Doctrine / China

7 December 2013 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Euromaidan in Kiev or Poland against Poland War

07.12.2013 | 12:09 | Vladislav GULEVICH

The December 1, 2013 session of Poland’s National Security Council was called by President Bronislaw Komorowski to discuss the situation in Ukraine. Warsaw said it would work out a new strategy defining its policy towards this country under the conditions of «post-Vilnius reality»… Continue reading