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Official Version of Naval Incident Starts to Unravel

12-01-2008 23:10

Despite the official and media portrayal of the incident in the Strait of Hormuz early Monday morning as a serious threat to US ships from Iranian speedboats that nearly resulted in a "battle at sea," new information over the past three days suggests that the incident did not involve such a threat and that no US commander was on the verge of firing at the Iranian boats.

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US War Plans and the "Strait of Hormuz Incident": Just Who Threatens Whom?

12-01-2008 09:55

Instigated by the Pentagon, a bungled media disinformation campaign directed against Iran has unfolded.

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'Leftists' and animal rights, the new book.

11-01-2008 20:45

'Suggest to the average leftist that animals should be part of broader liberation struggles and—once they stop laughing—you'll find yourself casually dismissed. With a focus on labor, property, and the life of commodities, Making a Killing contains key insights into the broad nature of domination, power, and hierarchy. It explores the intersections between human and animal oppressions and their relation to the exploitative dynamics of capitalism. Combining nuts and bolts Marxist political economy, a pluralistic anarchist critique, as well as a searing assessment of the animal rights movement, Bob Torres challenges conventional anti-capitalist thinking and convincingly advocates for the abolition of animals in industry—and on the dinner plate.'

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Strait Facts

11-01-2008 16:57

Iran's release of the video taken on the morning of Sunday January 6th in the Strait of Hormuz, clearly debunks Pentagon's hype of depicting a routine patrolling operation by the Iranian Navy as an act of unfathomable aggression against the United States.

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Agent Orange

11-01-2008 06:58

Last night I attended a screening of the film "The Last Ghost of War" at IIT Chennai, India, followed by a discussion with Dr Simone Nhu-Mai of the Vietnam Agent Orange Victims Association (VAVA). The film and discussion highlighted the horrific legacy that continues to be felt in Vietnam (in addition to Laos and Cambodia, as well as among war veterans from the US, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and South Korea) due to the spraying of herbicides, including the defoliant Agent Orange.

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2008 presidential charade promises deepening of government criminality and expan

11-01-2008 00:19

Every election in modern US history has been a criminal manipulation, choreographed and rigged by political elites and performed by hand-picked elite puppets, each backed by their teams of corrupt war criminals, intelligence/security “advisors” and think tank assets. The 2008 affair will be no different.

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MediaLens: David Aaronovitch - A Different Kind Of Compassion

10-01-2008 21:53

If “The wages of sin is death”, the returns must seem altogether less bleak to Tony Blair. In November, Blair was reported to have received £237,000 for a 20-minute speech before an audience of Chinese entrepreneurs. While his salary as prime minister was £186,429 a year, it now takes him two high-profile speeches to earn the same amount. Analysts estimate that he could earn £3m simply by speaking 50 nights a year. Blair will also supplement his income as an adviser to international investment bank JP Morgan - a job that could net him £500,000 a year. This is all in addition to the £4.5m he is being paid for his memoirs.

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Operation Gladio - NATO's Secret Armies, P1 and P2`Lodge explained

10-01-2008 20:44

According to several whistleblowers Gladio was one of NATOs most Top Secret Operations ever. The plan was ostenibly to plant arms caches and train saboterus to operate behind enemy lines should the Soviet Union invade Europe.
In fact these arms caches were used by fascists officer cardres and specially selected NATO Special Forces soldiers to ferment terror in Europe that was then blamed on the far left.
At least three murderous terror groups associated with left-wing political causes in Europe have since been exposed as no more than NATO Intelligence 'front organisations'.

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Tony Blair Joins JP Morgan Fascist Coup Financiers

10-01-2008 13:30

... true colours shining through...

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Afghanistan: The 'good war' is a bad war

10-01-2008 12:06

In his latest article for the New Statesman, John Pilger describes how the invasion of Afghanistan, which was widely supported in the West as a 'good war' and justifiable response to 9/11, was actually planned months before 9/11 and is the latest instalment of 'a great game'.

"To me, I confess, [countries] are pieces on a chessboard upon which is being played out a game for dominion of the world."
Lord Curzon, viceroy of India, speaking about Afghanistan, 1898

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"Guardians of Power" - Reviewing David Cromwell and David Edwards' book

10-01-2008 08:28

GUARDIANS OF POWER - The Myth of the Liberal Media
David Cromwell is a Scottish writer, activist and oceanographer at the National Oceanography Centre in Britain. David Edwards is also a UK writer who focuses on human rights, the environment and the media. Together they edit an extraordinary "UK-based media-watch project" called Media Lens. It "offers authoritative criticism of mainstream media bias and censorship, as well as providing in-depth analysis, quotes, media contact details and other resources."

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Iraq: The myth of sectarianism - The policy is divide to rule

09-01-2008 23:55

IF THE U.S. leaves Iraq, the violent sectarianism between the Sunni and Shia will worsen. This is what Republicans and Democrats alike will have us believe. This key piece of rhetoric is used to justify the continuance of the occupation of Iraq.

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The Bomb in the Shadows: Proliferation, Corruption and the Way of the World

09-01-2008 22:58

This week, the Sunday Times lifted the lid on one of the most important stories of the last quarter-century: how American officials sold nuclear arms technology to illegal proliferators -- including ideological allies of al Qaeda -- in return for bribes and other inducements. This widespread corruption has been protected from exposure by the highest levels of the U.S. government, which has gone to enormous lengths to protect the truth from coming out. The entire planet has been put at grave risk by the greed -- and geopolitical gamesmanship -- that lies behind this criminal enterprise, which actually is even more extensive, and goes back further in time, than the newspaper's remarkable revelations.

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New Hampshire primary foreshadows protracted contest for US presidential nominat

09-01-2008 22:43

The results of Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary suggest there will be no quick resolution to the contest for the presidential nomination in either the Democratic or Republican parties.

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Nafeez Ahmed: The Hidden Holocaust - Our Civilizational Crisis

07-01-2008 20:26

Audio The Hidden Holocaust

Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed speaking on The Hidden Holocaust — Our Civilizational Crisis at a public meeting held on 20th November 2007 at Imperial College, London.

See also the notice of the meeting and the first three parts of a four part write-up of the talk:

  1. The Hidden Holocaust—Our Civilizational Crisis Part 1: The Holocaust in History
  2. The Hidden Holocaust—Our Civilizational Crisis Part 2: Exporting Democracy
  3. The Hidden Holocaust—Our Civilizational Crisis, Part 3: The End Of The World As We Know It?

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The Hidden Holocaust -- Civilizational Crisis, Part 3: The End Of The World As We Know It?

07-01-2008 12:32

Part three (see part one and part two) of an article by Nafeez Ahmed on the history of imperial genocide follows, the subject of this article was the subject of recent public meeting, The Hidden Holocaust - Our Civilizational Crisis.

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Oil Price Touches $100 a Barrel; Signal of Pending Oil Shortages Ignored

07-01-2008 10:31

Oil Production Graph
The price for West Texas Intermediate (WTI) oil touched $100 on January 2, 2008, a new milestone. According to, WTI oil price has been giving a very clear signal of pending shortage for over five years now, and in breaching the symbolic $100 a barrel mark, continues to do so. Those driving the world economy have steadfastly ignored this red warning light. In doing so, they are steering the world toward an energy disaster characterized by shortages, high energy prices, inflation, growing inequity, civil unrest and famine.

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Max Hastings lies about corruption

06-01-2008 20:00

Former Daily Telegraph editor Max Hastings has been telling lies about corruption in the UK. This is a response to his article published in The Guardian Comment section (“When the powerful can live beyond the law, corruption is never far away”, Guardian, 24/12/2007). Incidentally, the Guardian deleted my comments from their website without explanation, despite their boast that “comment is free”!

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Crash 2008: ¡Que no sigan robando!

06-01-2008 16:31

La economía de la conspiración
¿Cómo el neoliberalismo capitalista ha llegado a este punto de estafa y banca rota? Hace falta saber el cómo pero sobre todo cómo responder.

Porque mira, puede que Trichet, gobernador “TODOPODEROSO” del Banco Central Europeo, equivoque los objetivos que no es combatir la inflación (como pretenden neocons y especuladores) sino contribuir a un sistema económico eficiente y estable donde la banca no viva de la especulación monumental y sea un servicio fiable para la economía productiva y el progreso. Es decir, no solo basta con coordinarse los bancos Centrales sino que también tienen que participar los gobiernos coordinadamente con medidas fiscales incluso sobre el tráfico de capitales y los paraísos fiscales (que deberíamos llamar repito “cuevas de ladrones”). No puede ser posible que Trichet con el objetivo-pretexto de combatir la inflación lo único que consiga sea ahogar más a la economía, las empresas y las familias trabajadoras a la vez que permite que los que especulen y roban se sigan llenando los bolsillos. Sorry for Spanish.

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On the Right to Demonstrate.

05-01-2008 01:40

A look at our right to demonstrate, the importance of dissenting voices and the cornered animal of the government attacks.
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