Finian Cunningham Deported From Bahrain by Timothy V. Gatto and Finian Cunningham

by Timothy V. Gatto and Finian Cunningham
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June 20, 2011

Protest at Pearl Roundabout

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Freelance journalist Finian Cunningham was ordered out of Bahrain on 18 June by the authorities as a result of his critical journalism covering the popular uprising and the subsequent, ongoing brutal repression of the peaceful pro-democracy movement. He had been living in Bahrain for three years, and was there at the outset of the recent uprising on 14 February.

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9/11 and the Orwellian Redefinition of Conspiracy Theory by Paul Craig Roberts

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by Paul Craig Roberts
Global Research, June 20, 2011
– 2011-06-19

9-11 was an inside job

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While we were not watching, conspiracy theory has undergone Orwellian redefinition.

A “conspiracy theory” no longer means an event explained by a conspiracy.  Instead, it now means any explanation, or even a fact, that is out of step with the government’s explanation and that of its media pimps.

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The Destabilization of Syria and the Broader Middle East War by Michel Chossudovsky

Bashar al-Assad

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by Michel Chossudovsky
Global Research
June 17, 2011

What is unfolding in Syria is an armed insurrection supported covertly by foreign powers including the US, Turkey and Israel.

Armed insurgents belonging to Islamist organizations have crossed the border from Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan. The US State Department has confirmed that it is supporting the insurgency.

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Secret FBI Storage Drive to Shield Evidence from FOIA? by James Corbett

by James Corbett
Guest Writer
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 on Jun 20, 2011


A recent court case in Utah has uncovered yet more evidence that the FBI is hiding key documents from the public by placing them in a separate, hitherto unknown electronic storage medium known as an “S-drive.” Continue reading

This Hero Didn’t Stand a Chance by Chris Hedges

Tim DeChristopher

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by Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
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June 20, 2011

Tim DeChristopher is scheduled to be sentenced in a Salt Lake City courtroom by U.S. District Judge Dee Benson on July 26. He faces up to 10 years in prison and a $750,000 fine for fraudulently bidding in December 2008 on parcels of land, including areas around eastern Utah’s national parks, which were being sold off by the Bush administration to the oil and natural gas industry. As Bidder No. 70, he drove up the prices of some of the bids and won more than a dozen other parcels for $1.8 million. The government is asking Judge Benson to send DeChristopher to prison for four and a half years.

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