New World Order Political Puppets: How Thatcherism Paved the Way for Tony Blair and “New Labour” By Colin Todhunter

16 April 2013 — Global Research

Blair's Journey:  Questions Before Charge

Most people are already aware that there were many similarities between Tony Blair and Margaret Thatcher. Both were conviction politicians, both had political love-ins with US presidents and both liked to talk tough. Affable Tony could always ham it up with a good dose of media-friendly mock sincerity and tough talking. Thatcher and her PR people cynically forged the template for that. And both had a tendency to ignore that damned nuisance called public opinion and to land the country into a gruesome mess not of its own choosing.

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Death of Margaret Thatcher Reopens the Debate Over Her Cruel Legacy By Roger Annis

15 April 2013 — The Bullet • Socialist Project E-Bulletin No. 805

The death of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher on April 8 has renewed an intense political debate in Britain and internationally over her legacy. For her ruling class sycophants, Thatcher was a heroine, “one of the greatest” prime ministers Britain ever had. While she is falsely credited with lifting Britain out of a lasting economic slump during the 1970s, she did succeed in imposing a drastic and lasting shift in the balance of social and economic wealth between rich and poor, very much to the detriment of the latter. She was prime minister from 1979 to 1990.

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ICH 14 April 2013: Killing You, For Your Own Safety; The Orwellian Paradigm

14 April 2013 — Information Clearing House


The Real Reasons for the Crisis on the Korean Peninsula

By Alexander VORONTSOV

The majority of media, while painting a vivid picture of North Korea’s militancy, is not trying to understand the reasons why the conflict on Korean soil is currently escalating so dramatically.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article34605.htm

 

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Week in Review: Preemptive Wars and Ponzi Schemes

14 April 2013 —  Global Research News

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Venezuelans Vote: Presidential Elections. Maduro vs. CaprilesBy Stephen Lendman, April 14, 2013

 On Sunday, April 14, PSUV’s Nicolas Maduro (United Socialist Party of Venezuela) faces opposition Rountable of Democratic Unity (MUD) candidate Henrique Capriles Radonski.Most Venezuelans deplore him. They do so for good reason. He represents oligarch power, ties to Washington, and… Continue reading

FAIR TV: Misremembering Thatcher, Cutting Social Security, Hillary Clinton's Hair

12 April 2013 — FAIR Blog

This week on FAIR TV: Media remember Margaret Thatcher for turning around Britain’s economy. But do the numbers tell a different story? Also: Barack Obama’s plan to cut Social Security and Medicare is inexplicably deemed a move to the “center,” and pundits are monitoring the 2016 election by paying close attention to… Hillary Clinton’s haircut?

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ICH 12 April 2013: Iran Represents a Deathblow to US Global Hegemony

12 April 2013  — Information Clearing House


Engineering Consent For Attack On N Korea?

Pentagon: North Korea has Capacity to Make Nuclear Warhead for Ballistic Missile

By Ernesto Londoño

North Korea probably has a nuclear warhead small enough to fit on a ballistic missile, according to a new assessment by the Pentagon’s intelligence arm.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article34580.htm

 

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Postcard from the End of America: Cheyenne By Linh Dinh

11 April 2013 — Dissident Voice

Of all the words uttered by a person, only a few remain unforgettable to any listener, for these can charm, haunt, humiliate, annoy or terrify even decades later. My friend Lan, for example, is reduced in my mind to a single joking sentence, “This time I’ll probably have to sell my body,” and I’ll never forgive X for sneering, “I ain’t got none!” With a public figure, the lingering words can even be misquoted, or conjured up out of malice or adoration, as likely the case with the incipiently subterranean Margaret Thatcher (the Milk Snatcher). Though there’s no record of it, she’s repeatedly cited as having intoned, “A man who, beyond the age of 26, finds himself on a bus can count himself as a failure.” The public likes this faux quotation because it neatly sums up Thatcher’s disdain for the bottom half, for “losers,” so to speak, and also because it sounds pretty funny.

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VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel News and Articles 9 April 2013

9 April 2013 — VTJP

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International Middle East Media Center

Palestinians mark 65th anniversary of Deir Yassin massacre
IMEMC – In Palestine and around the world on Tuesday, Palestinians and their supporters held vigils and events to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the massacre of over one hundred Palestinian civilians in Deir Yassin village, in what is now Israel. …

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