ICH 11 August 2013

11 August 2013 — Information Clearing House

Burqas and Empire, Again

By Zillah Eisenstein

The lead up to the Afghan war in post-9/11 used the rhetoric of “women’s rights” to mobilise the American public. We were supposed to save their women from the Taliban and their “backward ways”.

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Obama “Wins” the Korean War. Celebrating the Destructive Nature of US led Wars By Jack A. Smith

29 July 2013 — Global Research

There are times when the Obama Administration’s deep attachment to U.S. militarism and excessive praise of the armed forces causes the White House to seem either out of touch with reality or intentionally dishonest in its praise of America’s past wars.

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The Korean Atrocity: Forgotten US War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity By Yves Engler

18 May 2013 — 4th Media

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At a Quebec City celebration of the 70th anniversary of World War II’s Battle of the Atlantic last weekend, Minister of Veterans’ Affairs, Steven Blaney, responded to a question about Canadian military sacrifice with the statement: “There would be no ‘Gangnam Style’ if it had not been for the sacrifice of Canadians, and members of the United Nations who fought off Communism.”

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Iraq: Hawija: War Crimes, Iraqi Resistance and America’s Weapons of Mass Destruction By Dirk Adriaensens

2 May, 2013 — Global Research

The parliamentary investigative committee in the Hawija massacre, that left more than 50 peaceful protesters dead, revealed on Tuesday 30 April that 90% of the victims of the Iraqi SWAT team raid were shot in the head, abdomen and chest. Some protesters were shot while their hands were tied behind their backs. The report affirms that the protest area was free of weapons. This confirms the claim made by the demonstration organizers, who assured the peaceful nature of the protest and vehemently denied possessing weapons or inciting violence.

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Invasion of Syria: Obama and U.S. Military Divided over Action? By Shamus Cooke

29 April 2013 — Global Research

Has Syria crossed the “red line” that warrants a U.S. military invasion? Has it not? The political establishment in the United States seems at odds over itself. Obama’s government cannot speak with one voice on the issue, and the U.S. media is likewise spewing from both sides of its mouth in an attempt to reconcile U.S. foreign policy with that most stubborn of annoyances, truth.

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VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel News and Articles 20 April 2013: Senior EU officials: ’Oslo process has nothing more to offer’

20 April 2013 — VTJP

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Israeli forces raid Jenin villages, no arrests
4/20/2013 – JENIN (Ma’an) — Israeli forces on Saturday morning raided residential communities in the Jenin district. No detentions were recorded, locals said. An Israeli military force raided Beit Qad, Dier Abu Daif, and Jalqamus villages east of Jenin. They also stationed at the western road of Jenin while other Israel patrols stationed at the entrance….

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Interview: “My Afghanistan – Life in the Forbidden Zone” by Nagieb Khaja, Ian Sinclair

19 April 2013 — New Left Project

Nagieb Khaja, a well-known journalist and filmmaker in Denmark, has travelled extensively in Afghanistan since 2004. In 2008 he was kidnapped by the Taliban. His new documentary ’My Afghanistan – life in the forbidden zone’ provides civilians in Helmand province with camera phones, thus giving a voice to those normally ignored by the Western media. Continue reading

VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel News and Articles 14 April 2013

14 April 2013 — VTJP

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Turkish PM To Visit Gaza In May
IMEMC – Turkish Prime Minister, Receb Tayyip Erdogan, stated that he intends to visit the Gaza Strip by the end of this coming May following his trip to the United States. Erdogan did not set an exact date for the visit, but Turkish sources said that his visit would be conducted directly after he concludes his visit to the Unites States to meet President Barack Obama on May 16. …

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Smearing those Who Speak the Truth: The Media Myth of “Regime Apologists” By Devon DB

8 April 2013 — Global Research

Given the current conflict in Syria, there are many in the alternative media whose main focus when reporting on the fighting is the actions of the rebels. This has earned such media outlets and writers the taunts and attacks of others who label them “regime apologists.” Continue reading