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Iran vs the Empire: Fighting dollarization

The West’s attempts to destroy the Iranian economy through heightened sanctions—including most imports, oil exports and use of banks for trade operations—is having its affect. According to Johns Hopkins University Professor Steve Hanke, Iran is facing hyperinflation, with a monthly inflation rate of nearly 70% per month and its national currency, the rial, plummeting in […]

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FaceBook, Mordechai Vanunu: Wrapping it up and Moving On

In 2005, during my first of seven investigative journeys to both sides of the Wall in Israel Palestine, I began a series of interviews with Israel’s Nuclear Whistle, Mordechai Vanunu and arranged this interview conducted by MONKEY FIST PRODUCTIONS: WeAreWideAwake.org went online three weeks after that interview while I was in Berkley, California and you […]

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New Israeli Attack on Sudan

“And this also,” said Marlow suddenly, “has been one of the dark places of the earth.” from Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad on London as the epitome of Western Culture Far from the headlines a fully fledged war is taking place between Sudan and Israel. For years now, reports on Israeli attacks on Sudan […]

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A View over Bosporus

The heavy loaded cargo boats, passenger liners, cruise ships and plentiful ferries packed with tourists steam by the Maiden Tower rising from the black rock amid lucid waters; they gingerly make their way past the mountain-like mosques on the mainland into the Bosporus, this huge God-made river running between the Med and the Black Sea. […]

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“Gentlemen, our souls are not for sale”

A salute to one of history’s unsung heroes: Pakistani patriot, organizer, pro-Palestinian intellectual and a statesmen of the highest calibre: Pakistan’s first Prime Minister; The Honourable Nawabzada Liaquat Ali Khan, martyred on October 16th, 1951 by assassins of the extremist Jew controlled, Anglo-American-Israeli crime gang. A Founding Father of the Islamic Republic, Liaquat Ali Khan was […]

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The Life & Legacy of Che Guevara

October 9th, 2012 marks the 45th anniversary of the U.S.-Rothschild Jew backed assassination of Cuban revolutionary; Ernesto Guevara de la Serna, affectionately known to billions around the world as Che. Born on June 14th, 1928 and raised in the modest surroundings of Rosario, Argentina. Che embarked upon his now legendary motorcycle trip across Latin America […]

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Assad Rebounds

Wounded, a roaring lion looks westwards… During the first days of October 2012, several events accumulated into what looks as a Syrian government rebound; one year and seven months after an Arab Spring spinoff-war begun, neither the rebels nor their Western masters have made any significant conquest. On the contrary, the Syrian government has become […]

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UN General Assembly: Egypt hits Israel

“Washington should also live up to its own Camp David commitment to Palestinian self-rule.” Today, September 25, 2012, the General Debate of the 67th UN General Assembly will begin and last for a week. Two planned speeches are of immense importance for the future of the Middle East. The newly elected Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, […]

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Ehud Barak’s (latest) “Generous Offer” to the Palestinians

Israel’s current Defense Minister and former Prime Minister Ehud Barak was plainly anxious to see me. “You’ve got to get down here right away, Barb, or I’m going to give this story to someone else,” he said over the phone. “I’ve always said that resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian impasse requires imagination, and I think I’ve […]

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The Smashing of a Strike

This article by Gillian Schutte was originally published by sacsis.org.za under a Creative Commons License * * * * It was with utter disbelief that we witnessed, on national television, yet another brutal assault from the police force on the Marikana community who were still reeling from the massacre, which took place less than a […]

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Behind the Deepening Crisis with Iran: The Real Story Versus the Cover Story

By Mark H Gaffney February 21, 2012 “Information Clearing House” Recently, President Obama imposed new sanctions on Iran which according to reports have been very effective, causing a sudden major devaluation of Iran’s currency. The Iranians correctly understand that they are under attack, and have threatened to respond by closing the strait of Hormuz, through which […]

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Pol Pot Revisited

Now, in the monsoon season, Cambodia is verdant, cool and relaxed. The rice paddies on the low hill slopes are flooded, forests that hide old temples are almost impassable, rough seas deter swimmers. It’s a pleasant time to re-visit this modest country: Cambodia is not crowded, and Cambodians are not greedy, but rather peaceful and […]

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Convicted For A Facebook Rant

This article was originally published at http://www.robertsharp.co.uk * * * * Teenager Azhar Ahmed has been found guilty of posting an offensive Facebook message following the deaths of six British soldiers in Afghanistan. The message he posted on his Facebook wall is reproduced below: The judge called this “derogatory, disrespectful and inflammatory”. Although Ahmed’s message […]

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Canada-Iran: Canada’s diplomatic disaster

On 7 September, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird announced that Canada is suspending all diplomatic relations with Iran, expelling all Iranian diplomats, closing its embassy in Tehran, and authorizing Turkey to act on Canada’s behalf for consular services there. Baird cited Iran’s enmity with Israel, its support of Syria and terrorism. “Canada views the government […]

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‘They fly, they spy and they kill’

Published on Sep 5, 2012 by PressTVGlobalNews They fly, they spy, they kill. But whether we like it or not drones, or remotely piloted aircraft, represent a contemporary phenomenon that is here to stay. And the Canadian province of Alberta is set to become a hub for the testing and development of the flying killing […]

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Today’s World Needs Both Mental And Material Development: Dalai Lama

Dharamshala: -During the morning session of the first day, September 4, 2012, His Holiness the Dalai Lama began his three day teaching on Shantideva’s “A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life” at the main Tibetan Temple in Dharamshala, India. His Holiness will continue from the 5th chapter of Shantideva’s book. Thousands of devotees, including […]

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The Assange case

Many thanks indeed to “Me in Us” for this transcript. Thanks, Jon, I really would rather do it here. I am truly low to no tech. Here’s the blob, I don’t know what the interviewer’s name was: 00:12 ONN: Hello. We’re here today at the home of Craig Murray, the whistleblower and former ambassador to […]

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Shia killings in Pakistan spark anti-sectarian protests

Published on Sep 4, 2012 by PressTVGlobalNews These women have gathered in the capital Islamabad to condemn the growing violence against Shia Muslims in Pakistan. In recent months, there has been sharp increase in incidents targeting members of the Shia community. The scenic Gilgit Baltistan region in the north of Pakistan and restive Balochistan province […]

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Independent nations must move toward New World Order: Jean Bricmont

Prof. Jean Bricmont is a renowned Belgian public intellectual, theoretical physicist, philosopher of science and a professor at the Université catholique de Louvain. A progressive author, he has cooperated with the leading American thinker Noam Chomsky on a variety of anti-war causes. In 2007, he wrote an article in French discussing the possibility of a […]

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South Africa: ‘Facing Reality’

This article by Richard Pithouse was originally published by The South African Civil Society Information Service (www.sacsis.org.za) under a Creative Commons License * * * * The African National Congress has been captured by a predatory elite that is cynical, corrupt, ruthless and reckless. It is actively reinscribing unbridgeable inequalities into the deep structures of […]

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The Syrian Gambit

The Syrian War Aftermath Syria being a strategic country in the Middle East—it has a significant population and sits on important commercial and military crossroads—we are unlikely to see the ongoing war continuing for much longer. Both sides in the conflict have mighty allies, who are helping their protégées. Both sides can claim victories. In […]

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Message To: DNC and Zionists of America From: An American Patriot

Patriotism means to stand up for one’s homeland. It does not mean to stand up for any political party, politician or any other another state. The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) has called upon the Democratic National Committee to rescind its invitation to former President Jimmy Carter to address the upcoming 2012 Democratic National Convention […]

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Assange Exposes Western Hypocrisy

Ecuador grants political asylum to Julian Assange The case of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks looks bizarre. Much of the data published by the latter can’t be validated, as the mainstream media keeps reminding its viewers. Other details had already appeared on the local media of the involved countries. In 2010, most Bolivians laughed hard at […]

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The Return of the Police Riot

By Jane Duncan Banner at Oakland, USA demo: Last week, the world was confronted with the horror of South Africa’s first post-apartheid massacre. Over thirty striking Lonmin mineworkers were killed by the police, who turned semi-automatic rifle fire onto the workers after claiming that they were shot at first. Time will tell whether this was […]

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The plan for a New World Order stumbles on geopolitical realities

The plan for a New World Order stumbles on geopolitical realities  by Imad Fawzi Shueibi   For four centuries, political leaders have tried to create an international order that governs relationships between nations and prevents wars. While the principle of state sovereignty has yielded results, intergovernmental organizations have mainly reflected the prevailing balance of power. […]

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What is Zionism?

-  its history and role over the past 150 years Zionism is, according to its own prominent figures, a religious/political movement the aim of which is to create a socialistic model state for Jews in the land of Palestine where Mount Zion is located. Its roots are found in Judaism and in the middle of the […]

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Russia in the Middle East: Return of a superpower?

The US “withdrawal” from Iraq last year and the planned “withdrawal” from Afghanistan in 2014 cannot help but change the face of Central Asia and the Middle East. But how does Russia fit in, asks Eric Walberg The world is living through a veritable slow-motion earthquake. If things go according to plan, the US obsession […]

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Attack Israel, Not Iran!

Last time Iran invaded a country was 216 years ago when the Persian shah, Agha Mohammad Khan, invaded the nation of Georgia. That’s still a great track record, especially compared to other nations. Israel has repeatedly attacked and invaded numerous countries, and continues to this day to illegally occupy land from three neigboring nations. Iran […]

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Securing Sinai: Egypt Retakes Sovereignty

Many were surprised on June 24, 2012, when the Egyptian army let Mohamed Morsi to be declared Egypt’s first Islamist president in the freest elections in the country’s history. He had confronted and won the army-backed candidate, Mr. Shafik, who had been the last Prime Minister under President Mubarak. Morsi is identified with the Muslim […]

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The Proper Procedure for Killing Unarmed Civilians

An Israeli military spokesperson announced Sunday that an Israeli soldier referenced only as Staff Sergeant “S” would serve 45 days in prison for killing Ria Abu Hajaj and her daughter Majda during the January, 2009 invasion of Gaza code-named “Cast Lead”. The sentence was the result of a plea agreement. I was able to locate […]

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Sick NATO Primitive FSA Terrorists Throw Bodies off Roof and Execute Unarmed Civilian in Horrific Videos

Bodies thrown off roof in horrific Syria video Published Monday, August 13, 2012 A horrific video purportedly showing Syrian rebels throwing the bodies of postal workers off a roof has appeared online, raising fresh concerns about atrocities in the increasingly brutal conflict in Syria. Both sides in the 17-month conflict have been accused of human rights […]

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Aleppo Liberated by Syrian Government Troops

The Syrian ‘northern capital,” Aleppo, where fierce battles between the army and the armed opposition troops have been going on since the end of , has changed hands. Government troops entered the central part of the city on Thursday. Special mission units are searching through the old districts adjoining the medieval fortress towering over Aleppo. […]

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UNSC met on Syria kidnapping

It was Monday that Press TV first asked Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s office for a condemnation of the kidnapping in Syria by the Free Syrian Army. On Tuesday — it was made official — as Iranian Foreign Affairs Minister Ali Akbar Salehi formally requested Ban’s help in resolving the crisis.

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