‘Bloodbath that is not a bloodbath' following a coup that's not a coup By Pepe Escobar

15 August 2013 — RT

Stop. Look at the photos. Linger on dozens of bodies lined up in a makeshift morgue. How can the appalling bloodbath in Egypt be justified? Take your pick. Either it’s Egypt’s remix of Tiananmen Square, or it’s the bloodbath that is not a bloodbath, conducted by the leaders of the coup that is not a coup, with the aim of fighting “terror”. Egypt’s ‘bloodbath that is not a bloodbath’ has shown that the forces of hardcore suppression and corruption reign supreme, while foreign interests – the House of Saud, Israel and the Pentagon – support the military’s merciless strategy. Continue reading

Edward Snowden Has Awakened the Sleeping Giant By Vincent L. Guarisco

10 August 2013 — Dissident Voice

Any sound that Watson made, above the level of a very low whisper, would be picked up by it… There was of course no way of knowing whether you were being watched at any given moment…You had to live — did live, from habit that became instinct — in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard, and, except in darkness, every movement scrutinized.

– George Orwell, 1984

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London: Public Meeting Friday 9 August: War and Whistleblowers – Why Bradley Manning Should be Free

1 August 2013 — stopwar.org.uk

Bradley Manning faces a prison sentence of up to 136 years after being found guilty of 20 charges for revealing the war crimes carried out in our name. This public meeting, with speakers including Tariq AliPeter Tatchell, and Norman Solomon from the USA, will discuss the courage and sacrifice of truth-tellers like Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden, who have exposed how the secret state wages perpetual war behind our backs. How can we protect whistleblowers from persecution by war-addicted governments? How can we campaign for the freedom of Bradley Manning? Continue reading

Australia’s election campaign is driven by a barbarism that dares not speak its name By John Pilger

29 July 2013 — John Pilger

The election campaign in Australia is being fought with the lives of men, women and children. Some drown, others are banished without hope to malarial camps. Children are incarcerated behind razor wire in conditions described as “a huge generator of mental illness”. Continue reading

New at Strategic Culture Foundation 14-20 July 2013: Egypt / Snowden / US Government …

20 July 2013 — Strategic Culture Foundation

US, EU Pose as Honest Brokers While Backing Egypt’s Military Assault on Democracy

20.07.2013 | 00:00 | Finian CUNNINGHAM

Egypt’s political turmoil took on surreal dimensions this week with the swearing in of the military-backed interim civilian government. The procedure was shown «live» on national television, as if to lend an image of «transparency» and «accountability». The central figure in the cabinet photo-op, dressed in khaki military uniform, was the head of the Egyptian armed forces, General Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi. He was the man who led the military arrest of former president Mohamed Morsi on 3 July, and in turn, ushered in his replacement, Adli Mansour, the country’s top judge, who had served under the ancien regime of Hosni Mubarak…

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Mass Hunger Strike by Californian Prisoners Protesting Torture: Dangers of Starvation-related Deaths By Dylan Murphy

16 July 2013 — Global Research

“We are certain that we will prevail . . . the only questions being: How many will die starvation-related deaths before state officials sign the agreement? The world is watching!” — Statement by California Hunger Strikers

On Monday 8 July over 30,000 prisoners in 24 of California’s jails started an indefinite hunger strike and work stoppage. This historic struggle is the third hunger strike by prisoners in three years. The prisoners are protesting against indefinite solitary confinement in Security Housing Units (SHU’s). An additional 2,300 prisoners refused to work or attend classes.

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