America Is Running the World’s Largest Terrorist Operation

20 June 2013 — Washington’s Blog

Leading liberal Noam Chomsky said yesterday:

The Obama administration is dedicated to increasing terrorism. In fact, it’s doing it all over the world. Obama is running the biggest terrorist operation that exists, maybe in history: the drone assassination campaigns, which are just part of it […] All of these operations, they are terror operations. Continue reading

Military Escalation? Sapping Assad’s Strength. Israel “Stirs the Pot” in Syria By Jonathon Cook

17 June 2013 — Global Research

For much of the past two years Israel stood sphinx-like on the sidelines of Syria’s civil war. Did it want Bashar al-Assad’s regime toppled? Did it favour military intervention to help opposition forces? And what did it think of the increasing visibility of Islamist groups in Syria? It was difficult to guess.

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Video: Inside the U.S. Dirty War in Yemen with Jeremy Scahill, Nasser al-Awlaki, Sheikh Fareed

7 June 2013 — Democracy Now!

From drone strikes to the massacre at al-Majalah, secret U.S. military actions inside Yemen are exposed in “Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield,” the new documentary film by Jeremy Scahill and Rick Rowley opening today. Scahill’s book by the same name was published in April. We continue our conversation on Yemen with Scahill and two key Yemenis profiled in the film: Nasser al-Awlaki, who lost his son, cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, and 16-year-old grandson to U.S. drone strikes; and Saleh bin Fareed, the Yemeni sheikh and tribal leader who was one of the first people to arrive at the site of the U.S. attack of al-Majalah that killed 45 civilians in 2009 (inc. transcript).

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Report from Turkey: A Taste of Tahrir at Taksim By Sungur Savran

1 June 2013 — The Bullet • Socialist Project E-Bulletin No. 831

Istanbul has become a battlefield covered by tear gas. The police, no doubt at the behest of the Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and his AKP government, have been attacking protestors in the centre of the city, near Taksim Square, for five consecutive days. This would have been no news at all: Turkish police are famous for their brutality in dealing with demonstrations unwelcome to the government. Only a month ago, on May Day, they had dispersed a gathering of thousands of workers and unionists using tear gas unsparingly. So nothing new on the police front. This time is different for another reason.

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McCain enters Syria illegally

30 May 2013 — Voltaire Network

U.S. Senator John McCain, a rabid opponent of President Bashar al-Assad, illegally slipped into Syria for a few hours on May 27, 2013, near the northwestern city of Idlib.

The trip was organized by the Syrian Emergency Task Force, which had notified the competent service of the State Department.

Senator McCain met with officials of the Free Syrian Army.

In announcing this visit, White House spokesman Jim Roberts appeared to be extremely surprised.

See: Phyllis Bennis: McCain’s trip to Syria, his calls for US air strikes and arming rebels with heavy weapons, seems designed to counter Obama plan to negotiate with Russia. ‘Did McCain Go to Syria to Sabotage US Russia Negotiations?

ICH 7 May 2013: In Pictures: Inside Americas Gulag

7 May 2013 — Information Clearing House

Robert Fisk: The Syrian Government Is Winning

Americans are Living In A Fantasy World

Must Watch – Video

Fisk discusses his reaction to what he calls President Obama’s “pitiful” backing of the recent Israeli missile strikes.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article34854.htm

 

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Syria’s Civilian Suffering – Western Imperialism Resorts to Medieval Barbarity By Finian Cunningham

14 April 2013 — Strategic Culture Foundation

The human suffering in Syria, which has escalated from crisis to disaster over the past two years, is the nefarious work of Western governments and their regional allies. It is a simple, provable, glaringly obvious truth. Yet, the thought-control Western mainstream media manage to somehow turn reality on its head, and make a virtue out of something vile and unspeakably villainous. 

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“Let us glory in our inequality.” By Michael Hudson

8 April, 2013 —

Failed Privatizations – the Thatcher Legacy

By Michael Hudson, a research professor of Economics at University of Missouri, Kansas City, and a research associate at the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College. His latest book is “The Bubble and Beyond”.

This is from my book on privatization, written some 15 years ago, never published.

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European Trade Unions and the Struggle for Public Services By Christoph Hermann

4 April 2013 — The Bullet • Socialist Project • E-Bulletin No. 797

The public sector is a key battleground for a progressive trade union strategy and for an alternative to neoliberalism in Europe. On the one hand the existence of a public sector is a continuing example that a not for profit driven production of goods and services is not only possible in the 21st century – it is also preferable. Continue reading