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Susan Dirgham: how the BBC breaches its own code of accuracy, impartiality, fairness, conflicts of interest and accountability to promote a political agenda

What you see below is a letter of complaint sent to the BBC by National Coordinator of “Australians for Mussalaha (Reconciliation) in Syria” Ms Susan Susan Dirgham in relation to the many omissions and distortions the BBC has worked into two of its reports on Syria, Saving Syria’s Children and Homs: Journey into Hell. The […]

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Yemen corruption wall stands strong in the face of the Arab Spring

As Yemen Minister of Religious Endowments and Guidance, Hamoud Abad announced the launch of a national anti-corruption campaign, entitled, “Together to fight all forms and types of ill-gotten gains,” one activist is fighting alone against injustice, overpowered and outnumbered for those who ought to support him, have instead deserted him. Mogib Hassan, a prominent rights […]

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Rights activists’ calls for help remain ignored

A veteran activist who has seen his life and safety be put on the line often due to his advocacy work and determination to see Yemen’s most influential figures held responsible for their actions, Mogib Hassan said to have been chocked at Yemen rights community’s apathy and sheer disinterest to his appeal. As AWAMinternational relation […]

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Activists in Bahrain denounce anti-Shia Policies

Early last week political activists affiliated with Bahrain’s opposition groups delivered a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki moon calling for his office to take a stand against Bahrain’s systematic targeting of the Shia community. Ever since Bahrainis rose against the government in 2011, emboldened by the Arab Spring, to demand social and judicial […]

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Cohn-Bendit sided with Israel in 1967, but led May 1968 against the West

Introduction by Lasse Wilhelmson: Peter Myers has for long built up unique documentation on his website, which he use in discussions and feedback about his  samples on interesting subjects. Earlier I posted some on deLiberation here and here. This time we get “meat” on the 68 movement and how to judge it, and I find Peters documentation […]

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Color Revolutions: Recipe From a Master Chef

Srdja Popovic  – an asset of NWO, branded as a “resistance strategist,” explains in the second video below how to engineer “revolutions” making a coup d’etat look like a popular revolution, although of course he uses Orwellian language to present his recipes and boasts about the ‘color revolutions’ he has helped to create. Touted by Liel Leibowitz […]

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Forget Democrazy, Give Me Safe Borders

By Sharmine Narwani – Thu, 2013-10-31 17:06- Sandbox Almost three years after the Arab Spring began its region-wide sweep – ostensibly in search of democratic change – scant attention has been paid to one of its most dangerous consequences: the fraying of borders. Weapons, militias, foreign Special Forces, smugglers, gangs and crooks now regularly traverse […]

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Israel Benefits as World Loses

Is there any point in public debate in a society where hardly anyone has been taught how to think, while millions have been taught what to think? –Peter Hitchens What started off as Arab Spring has turned morbidly into Arab Fall. What began as a seasonal description became directional and self-destructive. Not only have movements […]

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Consistency in Criticizing Crypto-Zionism

Journalist Max Blumenthal is one of those Jews who claim to defend the Palestinians by “disavowing” Gilad Atzmon. Atzmon recently published on his website a video of Blumenthal being interviewed, denouncing Atzmon as “anti-Semitic”. Atzmon countered Blumenthal with his customary sarcasm (1). Blumenthal is a leading member of the “hate industry”, a well-funded, Jewish-led movement […]

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Lebanon offers Palestinians fleeing death in Syria

Posted on August 13, 2013 by uprootedpalestinians Ramadan greetings: “Eid Mubarak, dear brothers and sisters!  Yalla! Go back where you came from!” Franklin Lamb The Syria/Lebanon border crossing at Masnaa Many Palestinian refugees, without any money left from their many travails, are forced to walk from the Masnaa border crossing near the Syrian/Lebanese to the […]

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FreedumbAndDemocrazy

By Sharmine Narwani – Sat, 2013-07-06 15:19- Sandbox Freedom and democracy. How I have come to loathe this phrase. Two-lofty-words-and-a-conjunction bandied around by handmaidens of Empire: verbal grenades that can gut entire nations. When I hear “freedom and democracy” I instinctively look for cover – just as “Allahu Akbar” yelled loudly enough can now make […]

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Egypt’s Muslim Brothers: An Early Suicide

Posted on July 13, 2013 by uprootedpalestinians By: Ibrahim al-Amin Published Friday, July 12, 2013  Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood faced a wide array of opposition to its rule from political, religious, and ideological spheres. Figures from these realms played a key role in toppling the old authoritarian regime, and have now succeeded in convincing the country’s […]

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Brotherhood; We or Al-qaeda

Egypt Orders Brotherhood Chief Caught over Deadly Clashes Local Editor Egypt’s public prosecutor on Wednesday ordered the arrest of Muslim Brotherhood supreme guide Mohammed Badie and other top leaders of the movement for allegedly inciting violence that left dozens dead, according to judicial sources. Leading Brotherhood members Mohammed al-Beltagui, Mahmud Ezzat, and Safwat Hegazi are […]

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Obama Backing ElBaradei?

Obama Backing ElBaradei? Posted on July 6, 2013 by uprootedpalestinians Franklin Lamb Beirut Al-Manar According to well-connected Washington sources, including a Congressional staffer whose job description includes following political events in Egypt, once it became evident that Egyptian President Mohammad Mursi might well be ousted by Egypt’s Supreme Council of the Armed  Forces (SCAF), it did […]

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A Warning Against Exaggerated Hopes in Egypt

A Warning Against Exaggerated Hopes in Egypt Posted on July 5, 2013 by uprootedpalestinians | Edit An Egyptian man, bearing a toy tank on his head, holds a cross and a copy of the Koran, Islam’s holy book, as people gather in Cairo’s landmark Tahrir square after a night of celebrations following the toppling of ousted […]

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Extreme capitalism of the Muslim Brothers

Slogan ‘islam is the solution’ to be put to the test The neoliberal policy of Egypt’s new president Mohamed Morsi looks very much like a continuation of that of Mubarak. It is increasing social tensions. by Gilbert Achcar The Muslim Brothers’ economic credo of free enterprise unhampered by state interference is more closely consonant with […]

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‘Erdogan wanted Mubarak out, now uses his tactics’

Turkey’s Prime Minister – Recep Tayyip Erdogan – has acknowledged excessive force against protesters at Taksim Square. Professor Mark Almond, an International Relations expert for Ankara’s Bilkent University, says Prime Minister Erdogan might see a repeat of what happened to leaders ousted by the Arab Spring. https://twitter.com/Pete_Riches/status/340956576645009409

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Syria’s Civilian Suffering – Western Imperialism Resorts to Medieval Barbarity

This article by Finian CUNNINGHAM was originally published at Strategic Culture Foundation on-line journal www.strategic-culture.org. **** The human suffering in Syria, which has escalated from crisis to disaster over the past two years, is the nefarious work of Western governments and their regional allies. It is a simple, provable, glaringly obvious truth. Yet, the thought-control […]

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“Muslims” Attack Another Revered Shrine In Damascus

Written by Saeed Naqvi Millions of Muslims will, in the next few days, observe the birth and death anniversaries of Fatima Zehra, Prophet Mohammad’s daughter. But during this period, the world famous shrine of her daughter, Saiyada Zainab, outside Damascus – holy to millions around the world – will be in grave danger. That remarkable […]

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The Siege of Bani Walid

PART 4 OF 4 IN A SERIES OF REPORTS ON LIBYA There will be transitional national counsels imposed upon you and one by one you shall fall.” Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, October 6th, 2011, explaining how Anglo-American-Israeli-NATO criminals plan to divide and rule Libya. For over 30 years Muammar Gaddafi improved life for his fellow Libyans […]

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Ayesha Gaddafi: Patriot in Exile

PART 3 OF 4 IN A SERIES OF REPORTS ON LIBYA Like her or not, but you’ve got to respect the honourable Ayesha Gaddafi: Her 6 year old sister murdered before her eyes by the Americans, her brother killed by NATO, her father betrayed and assassinated by mercenaries, her husband killed in defence of his […]

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Nasrallah warns Israel against waging new war

from PressTVGlobalNews… Hezbollah Secretary-General Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah says the Lebanese resistance movement will defend the country against any possible attack by Israel. “I warn Israelis, resistance will not be silent in case of aggression,” Nasrallah said Saturday during a speech marking the anniversary of martyred Hezbollah figures. Nasrallah denied speculation that Hezbollah has become weak […]

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“Satisfied” Assad Says Syrian Army Took Lead “what the Syrian army achieved in the last few weeks will come to light soon.”

   “Satisfied” Assad Says Syrian Army Took Lead  Local Editor Syrian President Bashar al-Assad stressed that the Syrian army took back the lead on the ground, noting that the foreign-backed armed groups suffered severe blows.On the settlement in Syria, Assad said that the US was “not ready for the solution,” asserting that Geneva agreement was the only […]

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Qatar Leaks: The Business of Foreign Affairs

  British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne’s cat, sits on a table in a room in Downing Street where a meeting between Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron and Emir of Qatar Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani was shortly due to take place at 10 Downing Street in central London on 22 January 2013. (Photo: […]

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Bashar al-Assad defies the odds

Since the eruption of the unrest in Syria almost two years ago and the predictions of Assad’s downfall have begun. Many gave ultimatums of two months or three months or the beginning of the year, but Assad appears to have defied all these odds and now is perceived as being even in a stronger position […]

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Saudi Arabia and Bahrain: the Arab springs mainstream media chose to minimise

<The violent crackdown on protesters by Saudi-backed police have started again in Bahrain last week, in a repeat of the aggressive reaction the Gulf island state had deployed against the previous street protest, organised by the Shiite majority, on 23 December. On that occasion, the crowds had taken to the streets demanding the resignation of […]

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Jordan: Arab Spring Key Battle

Imagine that you are a British soldier in October 1942, on the eve of the Second Battle of El Alamein, northern Egypt. The war has been going on for years; nobody knows for how long it will continue, perhaps for decades. You have been facing the invincible Nazi army. A few months before, on the […]

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Hezbollah leader delivers speech over Syria situation

Hezbollah’s Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah once again voiced his support for a political solution to the Syrian unrest. Speaking during a graduation ceremony in Beirut, Nasrallah said the situation in Syria was not a case of the people against the government. Rather he depicted the situation as a government backed by a significant segment […]

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Despite Gaza’s courage under fire Hamas puts a brake on the Palestinian ambition

I posted the article of brother Stuart Littlewood, and read the comments on it on deLiberation. With full appreciation for Stuart Littlewood, and all pro-Palestine activists, journalists, writers and thinkers Idisagree with Stu, and this is not the first time. On  05. Sep, 2010, Stuart called:  Hamas, don’t blow this chance. “Instead of hurling threats of more violence, which only serve […]

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Hague on Syria

the following speech was made on Friday 10th August 2012 by William Hague, the British Minister for Illegal Wars of Aggression. it represents official UK policy. since deLiberation readers like the truth warts’n’all i have used a QNN to disambiguate some of the polite set phrases employed by Mr Hague for the purpose of addressing […]

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Resisting Israel in Africa: Tuareg Berbers of the Maghreb

PART 2 OF 4 IN A SERIES OF REPORTS ON LIBYA 401 B.C:  Xenophon’s ‘Anabasis’ (‘The Expedition Uphill’) recounts his epic journey as one of 10,000 Greek soldiers fighting for Persian prince Cyrus The Younger, in the civil war to seize the crown from his brother Shah Artaxerxes II. The Greco-Persian army won many battles, […]

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