World War

(PressTV) – Video: US to blame for Afghan slaughter

US-led forces in Afghanistan have killed many civilians in the southern province of Helmand amid public outrage over rising death tolls in the war-torn county, Afghan sources say. Read More Here

(Uruknet) – Summer in Iraq

It’s high summer in Iraq, and tempers are getting very short. According to a recent article in the Washington Post, the ugly effect of this ongoing conflict continues to grind the people into the ground: Read More Here

Iran

(GlobalResearch) – Sanctions and War Threats directed against the Tehran Government: Who Cares About the Iranian People?

The world countries are competing with each other in imposing new financial sanctions against Iran. While the Iranian people still hasn’t forgotten the bitter memory of 8-year war with the Baathist Iraq which was masterminded and fostered by the United States and its European allies, new rounds of crippling sanctions directed against the most strategic industries of Iran come after one another in what is claimed to be the international movement of preventing Tehran from acquiring nuclear weapons. Read More Here

(12160) – Video: Stephen Kinzer on the History of BP/British Petroleum and Its Role in the 1953 Iran Coup

Stephen Kinzer, author of All the Shah’s Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror, looks at the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company’s role in the 1953 CIA coup against Iran’s popular progressive prime minister, Mohammad Mosaddegh. View Video Here

(CounterPunch) – Guns of August in the Middle East?

Crazy talk about the Middle East seems to be escalating, backed up by some pretty ominous military deployments. First, the department of scary statements: Read More Here

(CommonDreams) – IAEA Conceals Evidence Iran Documents Were Forged

The International Atomic Energy Agency says its present objective regarding Iran is to try to determine whether the intelligence documents purportedly showing a covert Iranian nuclear weapons programme from 2001 to 2003 are authentic or not. The problem, according to its reports, is that Iran refuses to help clarify the issue.

But the IAEA has refused to acknowledge publicly significant evidence brought to its attention by Iran that the documents were fabricated, and has made little, if any, effort to test the authenticity of the intelligence documents or to question officials of the governments holding them, IPS has learned. Read More Here

(BusinessInsider) – MAP OF THE DAY: Here’s The Israeli Attack Route Iran Just Cut Off

War worries in the Middle East continue to grow, as it has been revealed that Iran has supplied Syria with radar capable of detecting Israeli planes flying at high altitudes.

That ability to detect could cut off one of Israel’s main attack routes for targeting Iran. Read More Here

(AFP) – Obama warns Iran of new pressure, signs sanctions

President Barack Obama warned Iran Thursday it faced mounting pressure and isolation, as he signed tough new US sanctions he said would strike at Tehran’s capacity to finance its nuclear program.

The measures, on top of new UN Security Council and European sanctions, aim to choke off Iran’s access to imports of refined petroleum products like gasoline and jet fuel and curb its access to the international banking system. Read More Here

Palestine

(IMEMC) – PMRS: “52% of Gaza Children Suffer From Malnutrition”

A study conducted by the Palestinian Medical Relief Society (PMRS) revealed that 52% of the children in Gaza suffer from anaemia, and severe deficiency in phosphor, calcium and zinc, while a significant number of children suffer from infections in their respiratory systems. Read More Here

(StopWar) – Gaza Flotilla Report – View Here

(RawStory) – Rights group probes US agencies on foreknowledge of Israeli flotilla raid

What did we know, and when?

That’s the gist of a series of Freedom of Information Act requests filed by the Center for Constitutional Rights, which hopes to learn more about any American involvement in or foreknowledge of the deadly flotilla raid that left nine peace activists dead, including a young, unarmed American citizen who was reportedly shot four times in the head. Read More Here

(AlJazeera) – Video: West Bank poverty ‘worse than Gaza’

Children living in the poorest parts of the West Bank face significantly worse conditions than their counterparts in Gaza, a study conducted by an international youth charity has found.

The report by Save the Children UK, due to be released on Wednesday, says that families forced from their homes in the West Bank are suffering the effects of grinding poverty, often lacking food, medicine and humanitarian assistance. Continue reading

A Very Canadian Coup d’Etat in Haiti

(CoalitionToOpposeTheArmsTrade) – Things went from bad to worse after Canada’s Liberal government helped plan and carry out the 2004 regime change that illegally ousted President Aristide’s democratically-elected government. Canada then helped empower and entrench an illegal coup-installed puppet regime that launched a reign of terror in which thousands of prodemocracy supporters were executed, jailed without charge, driven into hiding, or exiled. This Canadian-financed dictatorship, propped up by UN-sanctioned occupation forces, was applauded by corporations greedy to profit from “reconstruction” contracts, the privatisation of public services, and the wage-slavery of Haitian sweatshops.

Canada has a lot to answer for. Here are ten ways in which our government contributed to this major travesty of justice in Haiti: Read More Here

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(Uruknet) – Growing Protests As UN Attacks Haitian Refugee Camp

Last week, the United Nations peacekeeping mission fired tear gas and rubber bullets into a crowded refugee camp, leaving at least six hospitalized and others suffering respiratory problems. Citizen organizations plan demonstrations for today, the sixth anniversary of the U.N. armed presence in Haiti. The march is part of growing protests against the military forces which have amassed in Haiti since the January 12 earthquake and the lack of attention to displaced people’s needs. Read More Here

Is there an effort to overthrow the united States Constitutional form of Government?

Remember the Oath
I, (NAME), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same;… Continue reading

The Economic Elite Vs. The People of the United States of America

“The American oligarchy spares no pains in promoting the belief that it does not exist, but the success of its disappearing act depends on equally strenuous efforts on the part of an American public anxious to believe in egalitarian fictions and unwilling to see what is hidden in plain sight.”Michael Lind, To Have and to Have Not

Yes, of course, we all have very strong differences of opinion on many issues. However, like our Founding Fathers before us, we must put aside our differences and unite to fight a common enemy. Continue reading

World War

(AlethoNews) – US violates UN law by threatening Iran

Iran’s envoy to the UN nuclear watchdog says the US nuclear policy which allows the use of nuclear arms against Tehran is a clear violation of the UN Charter. Read More Here

(Newsmax) – Lieberman: U.S. Should Attack Iran’s Nuclear Program If All Else Fails

Sen. Joe Lieberman says the world is at a “turning point in history,” and the United States should begin preparing plans to attack Iran’s nuclear program — and use that option if all diplomatic and other means fail. Read More Here

(Telegraph) – Kyrgyzstan ‘on brink of civil war’ says Dmitry Medvedev

Kyrgyzstan is “on the brink of civil war,” according Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, who warned that the country could be ripped apart by the current political upheaval. Read More Here

(TheNation) – War Crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan

War crimes, massacres, and, as Al Jazeera properly calls it, “collateral murder,” are all part of the US involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001. Read More Here

(InfoClearingHouse) – Your Tax Dollars at War: More Than 53% of Your Tax Payment Goes to the Military

If you’re like me, now that we’re in the week that federal income taxes are due, you are finally starting to collect your records and prepare for the ordeal. Either way, whether you are a procrastinator like me, or have already finished and know how much you have paid to the government, it is a good time to stop and consider how much of your money goes to pay for our bloated and largely useless and pointless military. Read More Here

(Reuters) – Iran not nuclear weapons capable for “at least a year”-Gates

Iran is not expected to be capable of producing nuclear weapons for at least a year, maybe more, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on Tuesday. Read More Here

(InfoClearingHouse) – Mossad Operation Threatened Against Reporter – Jonathan Cook

In Israeli journalist who went into hiding after writing a series of reports showing lawbreaking approved by Israeli army commanders faces a lengthy jail term for espionage if caught, as Israeli security services warned at the weekend they would “remove the gloves” to track him down. Read More Here

(Guardian) – The ‘Obama Doctrine’: Kill, Don’t Detain

George Bush left a big problem in the shape of Guantánamo. The solution? Don’t capture bad guys, assassinate by drone Read More Here

(AntiWar) – Hamid Karzai, R.I.P. – A prediction

The war in Afghanistan, which George W. Bush started and Barack Obama pledged to win, is over – and we lost. No one realizes this, quite yet, but give them time – because the fruits of our defeat are already a veritable cornucopia. And the reason can be summed up rather neatly in two words: Hamid Karzai. Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – Kyrgyzstan: Another Colour Revolution Bites the Dust

So what’s the real story behind the coup in Kyrgyzstan ? Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – What Kind of Palestinian State in 2011? Neoliberalism and World Bank Diktats – Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – Latvia’s Cruel Neoliberal Experiment – Prof. Michael Hudson

Latvia is being devastated by two global wars. On the geopolitical front is the Cold War’s coup de grâce. Neoliberals have managed to de-industrialize Russia and the rest of the former Soviet Union, persuading parliaments to dismantle government support for economic renewal. The “Washington Consensus” has backed a policy of giving away public enterprises and land to a newly minted oligarchy of insiders, and helped them sell shares to Western investors. The ensuing economic wreckage has helped avert future military rivalry to U.S. hegemony. Read More Here

(FAIR) – Iraq Killings and Media Indifference

Recently a small group of professors at the University of Regina suggested that Canada’s involvement in Afghanistan was an act of imperialism and should not be glorified. The professors were vigorously attacked by Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall, a number of Conservative Members of Parliament, and a long list of editorial writers, columnists and directors of news in the mainstream Canadian media. Read More Here

(PostcardsFromTheRevolution) – Venezuela: Coup and Countercoup, Revolution – Eva Golinger

Venezuela commemorated the eighth year anniversary of the coup d’etat backed by Washington that changed the bolivarian revolution forever
In just 47 hours, a coup d’etat ousted President Chavez and a countercoup returned him to power, in an extraordinary showing of the will and determination of a dignified people on a revolutionary path with no return. The mass media played a major role in advancing the coup and spreading false information internationally in order to justify the coup plotters’ actions. CIA documents revealed US government involvement and support to the coup organizers
A leaked videotape of a 2007 U.S. helicopter attack in Baghdad that killed a dozen Iraqis was unveiled on April 5 by the website WikiLeaks. To much of the corporate media, though, it was either not worth reporting at all, or an unfortunate incident to be defended. Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – Is Canada Fighting an Imperialist War in Afghanistan? – Prof. John W. Warnock

Recently a small group of professors at the University of Regina suggested that Canada’s involvement in Afghanistan was an act of imperialism and should not be glorified. The professors were vigorously attacked by Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall, a number of Conservative Members of Parliament, and a long list of editorial writers, columnists and directors of news in the mainstream Canadian media. Read More Here

World War

(RawStory) – UK troops trained by firing at ‘replica mosques’

A political and religious uproar has erupted in Great Britain over news that the British Army trained troops for the Afghanistan mission by having them fire on replica mosques. Read More Here

(WSWS) – Killings of Civilians in Afghanistan: US Special Forces Covered Up Massacre – Read More Here

(InfoClearingHouse) – Kyrgyzstan And The Battle For Central Asia – Rick Rozoff – Read More Here

Breaking News

(PressTV) – Israel launches ground incursion into Gaza Strip

Israel has launched a ground incursion into the Gaza Strip with its troops entering the south of the long-blockaded coastal sliver.

Israeli tanks and bulldozers advanced about 500 meters into the east of the southern city of Khan Yunis on Wednesday, Press TV correspondent in Gaza reported. Read More Here

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(PressTV) – Ahmadinejad: US bogged down, doomed to fail in region

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said the United States is doomed to crumple as it is mired in a swamp in Iraq and Afghanistan. Read More Here

(AP) – Video: Top-secret Journey to Keep Nukes From Terrorists – View Video Here

(Xinhua) – China ‘deeply concerned’ over Kyrgyz situations – Read More Here

(BBC) – The day Kyrgyzstan’s anger boiled over

Scores of people lost their lives. More than 400 were injured. This is the day that changed the course of history in this small, mountainous former Soviet state. Read More Here

(ABC) – Kyrgyzstan: Coup in a U.S.-Allied Country?

Key Ally in Afghanistan War May Have Been Overthrown by Opposition Protestors Read More Here

(PressTV) – ‘If Israel attacks, Iran’s response instantaneous’

A senior Iranian official warns of immediate retaliation against Israel, should it dare to launch an attack on Iran. Read More Here

(PressTV) – Iran upset over Russia’s S-300 delivery delay

Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman expresses Tehran’s disappointment with continued delay in the delivery of the S-300 air defense missile system from Russia. Read More Here

(PressTV) – General says Israel too weak to launch Iran war

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi says Israel is too weak to launch a war against Iran.
“They (Israelis) themselves have stressed on the fact that they could not enter into a war with Iran,” Vahidi told reporters in northeastern city of Orumieh on Wednesday.
He added “the Zionist regime is too weak to launch a war against Iran.” Read More Here

(RFERL) – UN Chief Calls For Total Nuclear Disarmament

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged world leaders to follow the example of Kazakhstan and “to realize the aspiration and dream of a world free of nuclear weapons.”

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