Somalia Newslinks 1 January 2012

1 January 2012

Ethiopian troops invade key central Somalia town
San Francisco Chronicle
A mother from southern Somalia prepares some powdered milk mixture to feed her child on December 30, 2011 at a refugee camp located in southern Mogadishu. Ethiopian troops and Somali government forces seized control of a key Somali city on December 31, …

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Stop NATO news: January 1, 2012

1 January 2012 — Stop NATO

  • Global NATO’s Focus In 2011: First African, Asian Wars
  • Advanced Missiles, Warplanes: U.S. Arms Gulf States Against Iran
  • Saudi Arabia: U.S. To Sell, Upgrade 154 Warplanes, Train 300 Airmen
  • South Caucasus Opposes Attack On Iran: Analyst
  • South Caucasus: World’s Next Full-Blown War?
  • Afghanistan: NATO Supplies Georgian Troops With Combat Experience
  • Georgia’s Saakashvili On Russia: ‘Empire Will Inevitably Fall’
  • 78 Soldiers Killed: French Defense Chief In Afghanistan
  • Ethiopian Troops Invade Somalia, Seize Town
  • Pakistan: Parliamentary Body To Decide On NATO Supplies

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Stop NATO News: December 24, 2011: U.S. Pivot To Asia Strategy Can Destabilize Entire Region

24 December 2011 — Stop NATO

  • U.S. Pivot To Asia Strategy Can Destabilize Entire Region
  • U.S. Intensifies Military Posture Against Russia In Arctic
  • After Libya: Britain Mulls Military Intervention In Somalia
  • Britain: After Libya, NATO States Plan For Next Air War
  • Horn Of Africa: France Signs New Military Pact With Djibouti
  • France Close To Providing Emirates With Military Satellite
  • Azores: Thousands Of U.S., NATO Aircraft Transit To Middle East, Central Asia, Africa

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Somalia Newslinks 22 December 2011: Britain’s new year resolution: intervene in Somalia

22 December 2011 —

Britain’s new year resolution: intervene in Somalia
The Independent
Britain plans to deepen its involvement in Somalia – a land that has become a byword for instability and violence – in the new year. David Cameron describes Somalia as “a failed state that directly threatens British interests” and will convene a summit …

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Somalia Newslinks 20 December 2011

20 December 2011 —

US Considers Combating Somali Militants’ Twitter Use
New York Times
NAIROBI, Kenya The United States government is increasingly concerned about the Twitter account of the Shabab militant group of Somalia, with American officials saying Monday that they were looking closely at the militants’ use of Twitter and the …

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Stop NATO News: December 8, 2011

8 December 2011 — Stop NATO

  • Russia To Counter Western Missile Deployments Near Border: Military Chief
  • Russian Envoy Slams NATO Over Middle East, Interceptor Missiles
  • French Foreign Minister: NATO-Russia Missiles Talks ‘Near Deadlock’
  • West’s Most-Cherished Desire: Disintegration Of Russian Federation
  • NATO Border: Belarus To Receive New Russian Air Defense Systems
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Stop NATO news: November 28, 2011: U.S. Drone Strike Kills At Least 39 In Somalia

28 November 2011 — Stop NATO

  • NATO Attack: Pakistan On The Boil
  • Pakistan Buries Soldiers; U.S., NATO Flags, Obama Effigy Burned
  • Pakistan To Completely Review Relations With U.S., NATO
  • Pakistan: Several Thousand Protesters Surround U.S. Consulate In Karachi
  • Hundreds Of NATO Containers Blocked At Crossing Points
  • NATO Supply Line Has Been Cut Permanently: Interior Minister
  • Government: 83 Percent Of Pakistanis Killed In Drone Strikes Innocent Civilians
  • U.S. Drone Strike Kills At Least 39 In Somalia
  • Putin Warns West Against Interfering In Russian Election

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 24 November 2011: Palestinian rivals deeply divided over strategy

24 November 2011 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

France Denounces Israeli Freeze Of Palestinian Tax Money
IMEMC – The French government slammed Israel for withholding Palestinian tax and customs money it collects on border terminals on behalf of the Palestinian Authority (P.A.), and stated that, by law, the money must be transferred regularly to the P.A. …

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Information Clearing House 22 November 2011: US firm's teargas used against Tahrir Square protesters

22 November 2011 — Information Clearing House

Op-Ed Articles

US Backs Egypt’s Military as Tahrir Square Crackdown Continues
By Kristen Chick
Security forces have killed at least 29 as Tahrir Square protests enter their fourth day. The US has come under attack for backing the military junta despite vows to support democracy and human rights.

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Stop NATO News: November 21, 2011

21 November 2011 — Stop NATO

  • Canada Transfers Warship From NATO’s Libya War To NATO’s Active Endeavor
  • Canada Orders Warships To Stay In Mediterranean
  • Canada Eyes Role In NATO Action Against Syria
  • U.S. Works Through NATO, Gulf Cooperation Council In Euro-Mediterranean Region
  • George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group Arrives In Mediterranean
  • Africa Command Chief: Troops To Stay In Central Africa
  • Troops In Uganda: Is U.S. After Joseph Kony – Or Oil?
  • United Arab Emirates, Gulf Cooperation Council To Aid Kenyan-Ethiopian Fighting In Somalia
  • Balochistan: At Least Three NATO Tankers Burned
  • Bali: U.S. Expeditionary Strike Group Arrives In Indonesia

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Stop NATO news: November 20, 2011

20 November 2011 — Stop NATO

  • Ethiopian Troops Invade Somalia
  • Syria: Western Military Attack Will Destabilize Entire Middle East
  • Kazakhstan Warns Against Repeating NATO Libyan War In Syria
  • Turkish Activists Protest NATO Missile System
  • United Arab Emirates To Be Provided First Advanced Missile Interceptors Outside U.S.
  • Georgia: U.S. To Install New Radar Systems, Upgrade Navy
  • Germany: NATO Holds Tenth Baltic Aerial Warfare Training Events

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Information Clearing House Newsletter 19 November 2011: The United States isn't broke

19 November 2011 — Information Clearing House

Britain in Secret Talks with Syrian “Rebels”
By Kim Sengupta and Catrina Stewart
The progression of the working relationship opens up the prospect of the rebels eventually being recognised as the country’s representatives and supplanting the Assad regime. The development comes as France said that it, too, was ready to work with the Syrian opposition.
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Wikileaks Newslinks 19 November 2011 – US warned Kenya against invading Somalia

19 November 2011 —

WikiLeaks: US warned Kenya against invading Somalia
By ALAN BOSWELL NAIROBI, Kenya — US cables made public by WikiLeaks show that the United States warned Kenya two years ago not to launch an offensive in southern Somalia against al-Qaida-allied al-Shabab rebels, but a US official also offered to check …

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18 November 2011 — Pambazuka News (English edition): ISSN 1753-6839

The authoritative electronic weekly newsletter and platform for social justice in Africa

1. Features, 2. Announcements, 3. Comment & analysis, 4. Advocacy & campaigns, 5. Pan-African Postcard, 6. Letters & Opinions, 7. African Writers’ Corner, 8. Highlights French edition

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Stop NATO News: November 17, 2011

17 November 2011 — Stop NATO

  • Obama Announces Expanded U.S. Military Presence In Australia
  • Australia: Pentagon Builds ‘Security Architecture’ In Asia-Pacific
  • U.S. Military Base In Australia: China On Notice
  • Philippines: Clinton Visits U.S. Guided Missile Destroyer
  • Afghan War: Three NATO Soldiers Killed
  • Pakistan: Opposition Condemns Latest Deadly U.S. Drone Attack
  • Pakistan: High Court Accepts Plea Against Drone Strikes
  • U.S. Drone Strike Kills 17, Wounds 67 In Somalia
  • Canada: Pentagon Chief To Meet Canadian, Israeli Defense Ministers, NATO Commander
  • U.S. Joins NATO Cyber Warfare Operations In Baltic
  • Pentagon Reserves Right To Bomb Countries Hosting Hackers

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14 November 2011 — Pambazuka News (English edition): ISSN 1753-6839

The authoritative electronic weekly newsletter and platform for social justice in Africa

CONTENTS: 1. Podcasts & Video, 2. Zimbabwe update, 3. African Union Monitor, 4. Women & gender, 5. Human rights, 6. Refugees & forced migration, 7. Africom Watch, 8. Elections & governance, 9. Corruption, 10. Development, 11. Health & HIV/AIDS, 12. Education, 13. LGBTI, 14. Racism & xenophobia, 15. Environment, 16. Land & land rights, 17. Food Justice, 18. Media & freedom of expression, 19. Social welfare, 20. News from the diaspora, 21. Conflict & emergencies, 22. Internet & technology, 23. Fundraising & useful resources, 24. Courses, seminars, & workshops, 25. Publications, 26. Jobs

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Why the attempted remilitarisation of Africa will fail By Horace Campbell

11 November 2011 — PambazukaWhy the attempted remilitarisation of Africa will fail

Lessons from the deployment of Kenyan troops into Somalia

Kenya’s foray into Somalia, led from behind by US Africa Command (AFRICOM), ‘represents a heightened threat to peace and reconstruction in Africa, especially East Africa’, argues Horace Campbell. AFRICOM’s attempts at remilitarisation will not solve Africa’s problems, says Campbell, when ‘the root cause’ of the ‘threats to stability and security challenges’ across the continent is ‘the exploitation and plunder’ of its resources.

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11 November 2011 — Pambazuka Africa News

The authoritative electronic weekly newsletter and platform for social justice in Africa

Pambazuka News (English edition): ISSN 1753-6839

CONTENTS: 1. Features, 2. Comment & analysis, 3. Advocacy & campaigns, 4. Obituaries, 5. Books & arts, 6. Letters & Opinions, 7. Blogging Africa

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Information Clearing House Newsletter 31 October, 2011

31 October, 2011 — Information Clearing House

Turkey’s Erdogan Holds Assad’s Fate in his Hands
By Anshel Pfeffer
Syrian protesters and army defectors can only dent Assad’s iron hold on the country, unless, that is, Turkey continues to silently sponsor his opponents.

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