SenatorSanders on May 12, 2011
Day: May 12, 2011
In the name of Vittorio Arrigoni, the ‘Stay Human’ convoy has entered Gaza + Viva Palestina: The Ongoing Journey
Sent to DS from Stephanie Westbrook.
Updated: May 13, 2011
by Stay Human Convoy
May 12, 201
After leaving Cairo this morning at dawn, the 80 activists of the ‘Restiamo Umani’ convoy have entered Gaza at 4pm after crossing five Egyptian check-points.
The convoy, whose goal is to return to the place where Vittorio Arrigoni has spent his life, wrote a first report – posted on http://www.vik2gaza.org- “We are going to Gaza, Vittorio is with us”.
Disposable and Expendable By William Bowles
by William Bowles
crossposted on Strategic Culture Foundation
12 May, 2011
As more ‘facts’ emerge about the assassination of Osama bin Laden, one thing is clear: that there has been active collaboration between the Empire and the media in suppressing the true nature of the events surrounding bin Laden’s death. For starters, are we to believe that the army of corporate media mavens swarming around Islamabad didn’t know about the following?
The CIA maintained a safe house in the Pakistani city of Abbottabad for a small team of spies who conducted extensive surveillance over a period of months on the compound where Osama Bin Laden was killed by U.S. special operations forces this week, U.S. officials said. — ‘CIA had secret outpost in Abbottabad‘, Washington Post, 6 May 2011
The Absurd Rush To Perdition By Siv O’Neall
By Siv O’Neall
May 12, 2011
There has been a conspiracy going on for several decades now, in subterranean bunkers and in the utmost secrecy to begin with, where plans have been drawn up for how to extract for their own profit every ounce of valuable goods that the earth is harboring. How many wars will be necessary, and where? How much propaganda to fool the people into sheepish acceptance of these illegal wars? How to get the media to cooperate in this nefarious project?
Madeleine Albright: We think the price is worth it by Felicity Arbuthnot
by Felicity Arbuthnot
11 May, 2011
Dedicated to Madeleine Albright, on Behalf of the Children of Iraq, whose Lives were a “Price Worth It.” (“60 Minutes”, 12th May 1996)
” … war in our time is always indiscriminate, a war against innocents, a war against children.” — Howard Zinn. (1922-2010)
It was Kathy Kelly – relentlessly, lovingly, committed to the people of Iraq, constantly risking the draconian wrath, jail terms, and impossible fines of the US., government for her compassion – who alerted me. The ‘phone rang, it was 12th May 1996, and Kathy was calling from Chicago, stunned. Madeleine Albright, then US., Ambassador the the UN., had just appeared on “Sixty Minutes.”
Noam Chomsky: The U.S. and Its Allies Will Do Anything to Prevent Democracy in the Arab World
May 11, 2011
Noam Chomsky: “The U.S. and Its Allies Will Do Anything to Prevent Democracy in the Arab World”
Speaking at the 25th anniversary celebration of the national media watch group Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, world-renowned political dissident and linguist Noam Chomsky analyzes the U.S. response to the popular uprisings sweeping the Middle East and North Africa. “Across the [Middle East], an overwhelming majority of the population regards the United States as the main threat to their interests,” Chomsky says. “The reason is very simple… Plainly, the U.S. and its allies are not going to want governments which are responsive to the will of the people. If that happens, not only will the U.S. not control the region, but it will be thrown out.” [includes rush transcript]
Pizzarotti should follow in Deutsche Bahn’s footsteps by Stephanie Westbrook
by Stephanie Westbrook
May 12, 2011
Italian construction firm Pizzarotti is stupefied, bewildered, stunned.
In an article on today’s Corriere della Sera, Italy’s top newspaper, covering Deutsche Bahn’s withdrawal from the Israeli project for a high-speed train line that cuts through the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Michele Pizzarotti said “We are astonished to find ourselves involved in these protests.”
The Truth About Libya By J. Brett Whitesell
By J. Brett Whitesell
Come The Revolution
May 12, 2011
It would be impossible for anyone to discuss the ongoing revolution/war in Libya without talking about many of the events prior to February 17th. To say Greece, Tunisia, Egypt, Algeria, and Yemen have no influence over the Libyan revolt would be unimaginable. However, with Libya there are some major differences, specifically the new players involved. The U.S. along with France, Great Britain, and an Arab Coalition are involved under the auspices of a U.N. resolution for a “No-Fly Zone” over Libya to protect its citizens. Why would the West suddenly get involved now with Libya than with previous revolts? What then, was each about and how did they really affect the Libyan insurgency. Lastly, who, surprisingly, was not involved in the uprisings themselves?