VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel: News and Articles 19 December 2013: Racist ringleaders 2013: Israel's war on Africans intensifies

19 December 2013 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Israeli Navy Chases Fishermen, Confiscates Fishing Equipment in Gaza Waters
IMEMC – Israeli Naval Forces stationed off Beit Lahi shore, in the northern Gaza Strip, opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats in 4 separate incidents, while sailing between 600 meters and 3 nautical miles. Israeli naval forces also confiscated 24 fishing nets. …

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Information Clearing House 19 December 2013: Britain’s Involvement In Torture And Kidnap ‘Truly Shocking’

19 December 2013 — Information Clearing House

Some Might Call It Treason
By Philip Giraldi
I am referring to a concerted “betrayal of trust” by a group of American government elected officials in openly advancing policies that serve the interests of a foreign country.

End double standards in evaluating GMO safety studies – say scientists

20 December 2013 — Sustainable Pulse

The controversy about the Séralini et al. study, which reported negative health effects of Monsanto’s NK603 GM maize and Roundup herbicide fed to rats over the long term,[1] is still going on. According to a new review published in Environmental Sciences Europe, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) used unscientific double standards to dismiss the Séralini study on genetically modified (GM) maize.[2]

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Black Agenda Report for December 18, 2013: The Long Death of Nelson Mandela, Obama's Legacy, Snowden Person of the Year

20 December 2013 — Black Agenda Report

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

As Nelson Mandela lay for nine months near death, the world got an education on his legacy – including the scope of the deal that he and his African National Congress comrades cut to abandon the Freedom Charter. Blacks got the vote, and little else, while whites held on to economic power. Imperialism got a new lease on life in Africa. Continue reading

Workfare: Britain’s modern-day slavery By Tony Gosling

20 December 2013 — RT

But this is not the debt slavery, hastened by the 2008 bailout that comes from our 30 million landless people’s uphill struggle to earn a “living wage.”The latest menace to society was splashed across the London press this week: the scourge is “Modern Slavery,” and a new parliamentary bill has been drafted to put an end to it.

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Syria: The UN is Turning Butchers into Partners for Peace By Ali Mallah

20 December 2013 — Global Research


Syria use to be among the most self-reliant and economically independent states until the present crisis was sparked in early 2011. It is now a destroyed country with more than 120000 people killed – almost equal to those injured and physically damaged for the rest of their lives – and millions displaced, 2.5 million internally displaced refugees and between 6.5 and 7 million externally displaced refugees. We don’t even know how many Syrian orphans and widows there are yet.

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Media Lean Left, Say Journalists Who Don't Really Say That By Peter Hart

20 December 2013 — FAIR Blog

politicoThe end of a  story in Politico (12/18/13), about a Politico media roundtable featuring CNN’s Jake Tapper, NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell, and Peter Baker and Mark Leibovich of the New York Times, caught my eye: 

All four journalists were in agreement that the media in general leans left. Tapper said it’s simplistic to call out conservative or liberal, but it is a question of experiences and lifestyle. Most reporters and editors in New York or Washington have never worked a minimum wage job, experienced poverty or are Evangelical Christians, Tapper said.

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