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31 May , 2011

Worst Ever Carbon Emissions
Leave Climate On The Brink

By Fiona Harvey

Greenhouse gas emissions increased by a record amount last year, to the highest carbon output in history, putting hopes of holding global warming to safe levels all but out of reach, according to unpublished estimates from the International Energy Agency

The Sky Really Is Falling
By Chris Hedges

The Earth has already begun to react to our hubris. Freak weather unleashed deadly tornados in Joplin, Mo., and Tuscaloosa, Ala. It has triggered wildfires that have engulfed large tracts in California, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Texas. It has brought severe droughts to the Southwest, parts of China and the Amazon. It has caused massive flooding along the Mississippi as well as in Australia, New Zealand, China and Pakistan

United Nations Report Warns Of Dollar "Collapse"
By Andre Damon

The world economy faces the “looming risk of a collapse of the dollar,” together with the dangers of rising commodity prices, continued high unemployment and the risk of sovereign debt default, according to a report published last week by the United Nations

Spanish Anti-Austerity Protests
Spread To More Cities

By WSWS.org

On Sunday evening thousands of protesters voted to continue the occupation of Madrid’s Puerta del Sol square, in the “tent city” established in the immediate aftermath of the mass demonstration on May 15

Venezuelans Mobilize Against Obama's Sanctions
By Shamus Cooke 

Seeing is believing. Any hope that Venezuelans had in the Obama administration has been shattered against the recent U.S.-imposed sanctions on Venezuela's state-owned oil company, PDVSA. Two massive rallies were held in one week in Caracas against this U.S. foreign intervention

Public Banking: An Idea Whose Time Has Come
By Stephen Lendman

Public banks work, serving people responsibly, not greedy bankers, ripping them off for personal gain. The time for change is now. The way forward: public banks serving all Americans equitably and fairly for sustainable long-term growth and prosperity. Besides peace, good will, democratic values, and equity and justice for all, what better idea is there than that

Creating A New "Natural Order"
By Paul Chefurka

In this article I present an interpretation of how civilization wound up in its current social and ecological mess, and what I think we as self-empowered, autonomous representatives of a great species might do to improve things. In the interest of using re-languaging to achieve more positive outcomes, rather than use the semantically damaged word "anarchy" I prefer to call this vision of a better world the "Natural Order"

A Peace Process Lagging Behind The Arab Spring
By Brita Rose

Given recent events in the Middle East at large this spring - a revolutionary fervor that has sparked a new dawn for the entire region, it is disappointing, if not tragic, that both the U.S. and Israeli governments seem intent on maintaining the status-quo

Poor Little Israel
By Cathy Stripe Lester

I’d like to see Israel be secure. For one thing, it would make us more secure, and even Arab countries would be more secure. But to be secure, Israel needs friends more than “defensible” borders

The Hungry Can Wait. India To Create
A National Food Security Commission

By Devinder Sharma

If only the crores to be spent on the new bureaucratic set up to monitor the effectiveness of the provisions of the proposed national Food Security Act is to be spent instead on feeding the hungry, I am sure hundreds of thousands more can be fed every year

Can We Achieve Urban Sustainable Mobility
In Bangalore?

By Marianne de Nazareth

We need to cut back or our city will soon become unliveable. We need the Mayor of Leipzig here to make us understand, to make our planners understand that we don’t need to go the way of the developed world and then unlearn our mistakes. Why can’t we be smart ourselves and create a liveable and sustainable transport for Bangalore once again?

The "Greatest" Generation?
By Prof. Francis Boyle

As I learned from my father, there is nothing “great” about fighting a war. And fighting a war does not make you “great” either. All the rest is just pro-war propaganda

Memorial And Veterans Day Hypocrisy
By Stephen Lendman

Perhaps one day new generations will wonder why older ones fought wars, they long ago renounced. If so, commemorating dead and living warriors may be replaced by a Peace Day, honoring sacred life so dead soldiers didn't die in vain. Pray it comes in time to matter

Kashmir And Introspections
By Naveed Qazi

The psychological attitude pertaining among Kashmiris is that they feel occupied. There is no substitute for a resolution other than a sincere dialogue and process of self-determination

29 May , 2011

The Old Economy’s Not Coming Back.
So What’s Next?

By Gar Alperovitz

The new economy movement seeks an economy that is increasingly green and socially responsible, and one that is based on rethinking the nature of ownership and the growth paradigm that guides conventional policies

The Coming Economic Contraction
By James Keye

The cycle of filling, inappropriately, the needs of meaning and purpose with disposable material objects, discarding and replacing them as they are superseded by other material objects and claiming this to be a fundamental and obligatory way of life is about to come to an end; and we are completely unprepared

Facing The New Dark Age: A Grassroots Approach
By John Michael Greer

At this point, stark limits of time and resources as well as a failure of political will make attempts to prevent the fall of industrial society an exercise in futility. Individuals, small groups, and communities can still prepare for the approaching crises by mastering low-tech survival skills now to lay foundations for a sustainable society in the future

A Fashion For Austerity
By John Michael Greer

As Harold Camping’s followers learned the hard way this weekend, no outside force is going to rapture us away from the consequences of three centuries of mistaken faith in exponential growth. The world we’ve got is the world we’re going to have to live with, and it’s going to take a lot of work to make it livable

Beyond Two Degrees Celsius(PDF)
By Andrew Glikson

Implications of NASA/GISS updates for the Earth energy balance, global temperatures, ice melt and sea level rise

Globalizing The Grassroots Movement Against Coal
By Bob Burton, Christine Shearer, Cynthia Ong, Jamie Henn,
John Hepburn , Joshua Frank , Justin Guay, Kate Hoshour ,
Mark Wakeham & Ted Nace

In the past, most communities struggling to take on ill-conceived projects have done so largely on their own, but that's beginning to change. As shown in some of the following examples, international coalitions are beginning to develop to bring publicity and support to front-line efforts

The Jemima Code: Toni Tipton-Martin Explores
The Politics Of The Kitchen, Past And Present

By Robert Jensen

Industrial agriculture and fast-food still dominate, but more and more people are shopping at farmers markets, seeking out healthy food, and recognizing the social costs of reckless eating habits. For Tipton-Martin -- an African-American chef teaching mostly black and brown kids -- it's a particularly opportune moment to be working on these issues

What Justifies The Adoption Of Convenient Fantasy And Denial Of Inconvenient Truth?
By Steve Salmony

Our adamantly advocating and relentlessly pursuing a morally disengaged and patently unsustainable way of life -- one of endless population growth and connected economic growth -- simply cannot last

Exposure Of Western Mainstream Media
Censorship And Lying

By Dr Gideon Polya

There is horrendous Mainstream media censorship in the pro-US, pro-Zionist, democratic fascist Western Murdochracies and Lobbyocracies. But how can one begin to expose the nature and extent of this egregious censorship?

Our New Iraq-Afghanistan War National Holiday
By David Swanson

On Thursday the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously voted, in pure bipartisan harmony, to add the following gem to the big war-funding, war-expanding, bill that now goes to the Senate: "The President shall designate a day entitled a National Day of Honor to celebrate members of the Armed Forces who are returning from deployment in support of Iraq, Afghanistan, and other combat areas."

A Nation Always Murdering In Smaller Countries
For Its Rich Investors Is Evil

By Jay Janson

During Memorial Day moments of silence to honor those who ‘gave' their lives, exclude my six bunk mates buried somewhere in North Korea. They would be really pissed, being thanked for dying while killing dirt poor people in their own country because of phony radio, newspaper praise of how we were protecting Koreans from Koreans. 16 wars -same simple-minded protecting people from themselves. Lies re Libya's pro US insurgents

Osama Episode Reinvigorates China-Pakistan Ties
By Abdus Sattar Ghazali

Pakistan’s Defence Minister Chaudhry Ahmed Mukhtar announced on May 22 that China had “acceded to Pakistan’s request to take over operations” of the Gwadar port while Islamabad also requested Beijing to build a naval base at the same port. This is perhaps the biggest shift in Pakistan’s policy in the aftermath of Osama episode

The Seventy-Two Greatest Days In History,
Remembering The Paris Commune Of 1871

By Dave Fryett

May 28th is the 140th anniversary of the defeat of the Paris Commune. It lasted but a pitiful 72 days before it was drowned in blood, yet for subsequent revolutionary movements, its heirs, it is a source of joy, inspiration, and pride

Encircling Russia With US Bases
By Stephen Lendman

On May 28, Obama met with Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski and Prime Minister Donald Tusk, discussing, among other issues, reaffirming a US military presence with "American boots on the ground," including a permanent aerial detachment of F-16s and C-130 transport planes

Vermont Enacts Conditional Universal
Healthcare Coverage

By Stephen Lendman

On May 26, Vermont took an important first step toward universal coverage. It's for Vermonters and other state residents to follow through for true affordable universality, establishing affordable health care as an inalienable human right no corporate predators or politicians can deny

Territorial Plan: Jammu, Kashmir And Ladakh
By Inshah Malik

This territorial plan that Engels has foretold manifests in subtly different ways in Kashmir to ascertain and legitimize the power of state. These divisions created over time and investments are real threats to establishing a harmonious communion unless extending solidarities and rightful redistribution of power does not take place

28 May , 2011

Massive Cover Up In Mangalore
Air Crash Investigation

By Jacob K Philip

The investigation about the tragic crash of Air India Express IX-812 at Mangalore that killed 158 people is the story of a planned attempt by a committe appointed by the Government of India to subvert the truth; to let atleast three agencies - Air India, Airports Authority of India and Boeing Company-off the hook

Egypt Opens Rafah Border With Gaza
By Al Jazeera

Egypt has reopened its Rafah border crossing with the Gaza Strip, allowing people to cross freely for the first time in four years - a sharp departure from the policies of former president Hosni Mubarak

Welcome To Gaza: Revolution And Change
At The Rafah Border

By Ramzy Baroud

After seventeen years of constant attempts to visit Gaza again, I am finally here. I am in Gaza. I am home

Obama Signs Extension Of Patriot Act Spy Powers
By Andre Damon

US President Barack Obama signed a renewal of three of the most notorious provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act Friday, meaning that the whole of the act will remain in effect without modification through 2015

Cleaning Up City Squares In Democratic Spain
By Pablo Ouziel

On Friday the 27th of May, five days after an overwhelming victory by center-right political parties in the local and regional elections across Spain, the country woke up to the bitter reality of how nonviolent movements calling for economic democracy, political justice and peace are going to be dealt with by the country’s police forces in this new era of right-wing political dominance

The Case For Young People And Nature:
A Path To A Healthy, Natural,
Prosperous Future(PDF)

By James Hansen, Pushker Kharecha, Makiko Sato, Paul Epstein, Paul J. Hearty, Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, Camille Parmesan, Stefan Rahmstorf, Johan Rockstrom, Eelco J.Rohling, Jeffrey Sachs, Peter Smith, Konrad Steffen, Karina von Schuckmann & James C. Zachos

The authors describe scenarios that define how rapidly fossil fuel emissions must be phased down to restore Earth's energy balance and stabilize global climate. A scenario that stabilizes climate and preserves nature is technically possible and it is essential for the future of humanity

We Can Surmount The Barrier To Our Survival
By Lionel Anet

To change from an exploitative system to a survival one requires different attitudes and methods. Instead of the supremacy of the individual, we must use our social nature, which give enduring satisfaction and instead of competition and conflicts, we would have cooperation and compassion, which gives the security and the sanctuary to change ourselves

Welcome To The Violent World Of
Mr. Hopey Changey

By John Pilger

The language of colonialism may have been modified; the spirit and the hypocrisy are unchanged. A new imperial phase is unfolding in direct response to the Arab uprising that began in January and has shocked Washington and Europe, causing panic

Is The Arab Spring Spreading
To US Congressional Staffs?

By Franklin Lamb

Millions of American voters were offended this week by the vulgar display on Capitol Hill which witnessed the annual rite of nearly 2/3's of Members on Congress stumbling over one another at the annual AIPAC Conference in order to ingratiate themselves with their hosts and to protect their sinecures

Obama's London Speech: Egregious Lies
And Holocaust Denial

By Dr Gideon Polya

President Barack Obama made a speech to the UK Houses of Parliament in Westminster Hall London on 25 May 2011. Obama's speech involved egregious lying by commission and lying by omission, holocaust ignoring and holocaust denial. This widely disseminated, shameless lying by Obama promises more death and destruction for Humanity at the hands of the UK-US Anglo-American state terrorist tag-team

Obama And AIPAC: The Status Quo Continues
By Joseph Grosso

Obama is following successive American administrations in refusing to use its leverage to extract necessary concessions from Israel needed for a just and lasting peace with the Palestinians

Indoctrinating A New Generation
To Think North American

By Dana Gabriel

Recent Wikileaks documents confirm what some of us have been warning about for years, that plans for a North American Union dismissed by many as a conspiracy theory are indeed real

Washington's War On Chavez
By Stephen Lendman

Disruptive activities continue against Chavez, including malicious propaganda, CIA subversion, funding opposition forces, sanctions, and militarizing the region, notably in Colombia as well as gunboat diplomacy by reactivating the Latin American/Caribbean Fourth Fleet for the first time since 1950 despite no regional threat

Vainglorious Sanction Victimizes Venezuela Oil
By Farooque Chowdhury

Oil fuels logic for the Empire. Now, the Empire finds that imposition of sanction is needed against Venezuela’s oil company. The logic is: the Bolivarian country has entered into an oil deal with Iran

Wisconsin Judge Strikes Down Anti-Union Law
By Stephen Lendman

On May 27, Circuit Court Judge Maryann Sumi rescinded Republican Governor Scott Walker's bill in a 33-page decision, ruling lawmakers violated Wisconsin's open meetings law

More Myth Than Massacre At Srebrenica
By Stephen Lendman

Headlines explaining former Serbian General Ratko Mladic's May 27 arrest allege his 1995 responsibility for massacring 8,000 Muslim men and boys at Srebrenica. True or false is at issue

"Israel Always Needs An Existential Threat
To Survive"

Interview by Kourosh Ziabari

An interview with Iran-American political commentator Nima Shirazi

Anna Hazare And Medha Patkar:
What Is The Difference?

By Dr. Shah Alam Khan

Anna Hazare's fast got wide media coverage while Medha Patkar's fast against land grab at Golibar slum, next to the Mumbai airport receives no coverage at all

Government of India Should Clarify Position
On Caste Enumeration

By Concerned Citizens

The Union Government’s decision to collect caste based data along with the Below the Poverty Line (BPL) survey has created an air of confusion which needs to be cleared

Witch-Hunt Of JNU Students In The Name Of
Proctorial Enquiry!

By JNU Forum Against War On People

In the pretext of violating the provisions of the Official Emblem Act, the JNU administration has ordered the JNU Forum Against War On People to cease all activities, and are conducitng a witch-hunt of students opposing the Operation Green Hunt in JNU

Sufism To Counter Fundamentalism
By Prahlad Shekhawat

Can we carry forward the message of ‘aman’ or peace and spirituality for common humanity preached by the “Garib Nawaz” or the one who cares for the poor; Khawaza Moinuddin Chisti, the most revered Sufi saint of South Asia? Can we then wait for a miracle of peace to happen in our times of fanatical terror and truly say Salam Valekum?

Plight Of Sri Lankan Tamils:
India Shouldn’t Keep Silent

By Justice Rajinder Sachar

The tragic situation of the Sri Lankan Tamils continues to shock the nations on surface. But nothing concrete is being done by the UN or by India which has a special responsibility in the matter

India: Whither Liberty!
By Ram Puniyani

With the development of different norms of peace and justice all over there are many a global organizations and organizations set up by some countries, which monitor the state of delivery of justice to its citizens. India has been in the focus of many such organizations, not for very good reasons. The issues being observed regarding India are peace and religious freedom. In both these aspects the records of India are not very flattering for the country

25 May , 2011

TEPCO Confirms Meltdowns In
Three Reactors At Fukushima

By Mike Head

The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) admitted yesterday that there had been meltdowns of fuel rods inside three reactors at its Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant soon after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that crippled the plant

Throw A Shoe At Obama’s Betrayal
By Ilan Pappe

At 4:17pm GMT on Sunday, I threw a shoe at my television screen, aimed at US President Barack Obama, precisely at the moment he began to explain that the reference in his Thursday speech at the State Department to the 1967 borders was in accordance with the Israeli interpretation of these borders

America 's Coming Nakba
By William A. Cook

Now America finds itself bereft of power, bereft of resources, and bereft of friends, manipulated by Israeli Zionists like Sharon, Olmert, and Netanyahu who disdain America's weakness holding its Congress prisoner by coercion, bribery and deceit the very strategies that Israel has used against the people of the mid-east to create the illusion of peace

Netanyahu And The One-State Solution
By Prof. Neve Gordon

Israel's unwillingness to compromise on key issues might annul a two-state solution, making only power-sharing viable

Money Must Accurarely Measure Values
By Lionel Anet

The information money is giving us when we exchange it, is presently grossly inaccurate; instead of giving us a factual account of the effect, to the planet, of economic activities, it magnifies our illusions. It may not be possible to be sustainable unless money accurately measures the cost of our lifestyle

Ending Terrorism
By James A. Lucas

In order to have an effective solution to counter terrorism against the US we must primarily take steps to end the unrelenting state terrorism that we are exerting against others throughout the world, primarily by our wars

Thank You Cornel West
By Joel S. Hirschhorn

The outspoken scholar and Princeton University professor Cornel West has been viciously attacked by many on the political left, especially supporters of President Obama. Why? Because he had the courage to call Obama a “black mascot of Wall Street oligarchs and a black puppet of corporate plutocrats.”

Food Crisis An Outcome Of Failed
Agrarian Reforms

By Vidya Bhushan Rawat

It is time; we need an informative debate on the issue of Food Security, Food sovereignty and on Land Acquisition. For that, we need to place a complete moratorium on all forms of acquisition that displace people from their natural resources and make them landless and then respect community’s sovereignty over their land and other natural resources

Quarter Century On, Hashimpura Massacre Victims
Wait For Justice

By Md. Ali and Mahtab Alam

Around a quarter century (24 years) has passed and the victims of Hashimpura massacre are yet to see the murderers of their loved ones, get punished. On 22 May 1987, in Hashimpura, a locality in the Meerut City, 42 innocent Muslims were allegedly killed in cold blood by the personnel of Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC)

Patriarchal Ideology And Political Culture
By Kavita Krishnan

As soon as women step beyond the bounds of traditional roles and especially if they enter public life and politics, patriarchal interests feel threatened and deploy their usual repertoire of demeaning tactics and abuses. These tactics seek to brand their women targets as sexually loose; as lacking in ‘feminine’ attributes; as puppets of male mentors; or as displaying stereotypically ‘feminine’ weaknesses such as irrationality, fickleness and so on

Promises Of India's 'Two Minute Revolution'
By Nissim Mannathukkaren

To crown Anna Hazare as the savior, and call his movement as a revolution is naive and irresponsible. But equally so is to be cynical and sarcastic towards those who joined him

In Saakashvili's Georgia, The Bloom Is Off The Rose
By Stephen Lendman

Since May 21, anti-goverment protests rocked Georgia

Liberalpro Radio (Uncensored)
By Timothy V. Gatto

Because of the growing censorship of information, I have decided to use my radio show Liberalpro on Blogtalk Radio to do what I can to counter misinformation that is foisted on the public by "official" news sources

23 May , 2011

Protests Continue In Spain
By Paul Mitchell

Tens of thousands of protestors continued to occupy Madrid’s Puerta del Sol and other centres in numerous cities and towns across Spain through the weekend, despite a government ban

Spain Spins
By Farooque Chowdhury

The week-long protest “marks a shift in Spain where up to now people have scarcely protested.” This is the strongest outburst of spontaneous protests since Spain plunged into recession that followed the collapse of the 2008 property bubble

Obama: US Support For Israel 'Ironclad'
By Al Jazeera

Barack Obama, the US president, has rejected Palestinian plans to seek statehood at the United Nations, and said Washington's commitment to Israel's security is "ironclad". Obama was speaking at the annual policy meeting of American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), the main pro-Israel lobby in the US

Obama's Surrender At AIPAC -
God Save America From Israel

By Feroze Mithiborwala

For all those Israeli's who believed that Obama had introduced a new element into the rather stagnant peace process by mentioning the forbidden words "The 1967 Borders", were well placated by Obama, who in sentence after sentence recieved thunderous applause from an fanatical audience braying for Palestinian blood

When Institutions Rape Nations
By Rebecca Solnit

Some Thoughts on the IMF, Global Injustice, and a Stranger on a Train

The Democrat's Anti-Union Strategy
By Shamus Cooke

The Democrats are spared a lot of blame in this bi-partisan assault due to the Republican's honesty: they are unabashedly anti-union. On the other hand the Democrats will say they are pro-union while constantly stabbing labor in the back

American Fascism, Terrorism And Bin Laden
By Diane V. McLoughlin

If we were gods, you and I, peering with omnipotent clarity at this precarious, nuclear-armed moment in human history, I don't think we would see al Quaeda or Osama bin Laden as the principles in this chromatic red canvass of blood, twisted sky-scraping steel, crumpled minarets, oil-soaked sand and depleted uranium poisonous dust

The Unholy Alliance Of Blackwater Mercenaries
With The UAE Rulers

By Dr. Habib Siddiqui

Erik Prince has settled in Abu Dhabi, and has opened a mercenary wing there. It goes by the name Reflex Responses. The company, often called R2, was licensed last March. Outside Americans, Brits, French and some Colombians, R2 has recruited a platoon of South African mercenaries

The Collapse Of The ‘Left Front’ In West Bengal
And The Way Ahead For The Indian Left

By Dipankar Bhattacharya

The CPI(M) has not gone down in West Bengal resisting the LPG policies, it has just paid the price for daring to implement those policies by trampling upon the rights and interests of the rural poor and the labouring peasantry

Extending Key Patriot Act Provisions
By Stephen Lendman

The House gave "the government broad new powers for the wiretapping, surveillance and investigation of terrorism suspects. But in recognition of many lawmakers' fears of the potential for government overreaching and abuse, the House also included a five-year limit after which many of those powers would expire."

Alleged Obama - Netanyahu Rift
By Stephen Lendman

After Obama's May 18 speech called for establishing a Palestinian state within 1967 borders, world headlines suggested a rift with Netanyahu, misinterpreting what he meant

22 May , 2011

Earth Has Entered A New Geological Age
The Stockholm Memorandum

The Stockholm Memorandum concludes that the planet has entered a new geological age, the Anthropocene. It recommends a suite of urgent and far-reaching actions for decision makers and societies to become active stewards of the planet for future generations

The Thermodynamics Of An
Intelligent Living Universe

By Robert Riversong

But, perhaps it's time that we started acting our age (3.5 billion years as life or 2.4 million years as humanity) and learn – once again – to live within the optimum balance point of the great Second Law of Thermodynamics

Osama Bin Laden’s Death:
There Is Much More To Say

By Noam Chomsky

It might be instructive to ask ourselves how we would be reacting if Iraqi commandos landed at George W. Bush's compound, assassinated him, and dumped his body in the Atlantic (after proper burial rites, of course)

"Every 30 Minutes": Indian Farmers
Commit Suicide At Staggering Rate

By Smita Narula

A quarter of a million Indian farmers have committed suicide in the last 16 years—an average of one suicide every 30 minutes. The crisis has ballooned with economic liberalization that has removed agricultural subsidies and opened Indian agriculture to the global market

Red Mud Spill And People's Resistance
At Niyamgiri: A First Hand Report
From The Struggle(PDF)

By Miriam Rose

On 16th May after heavy rain, toxic red mud poured from a breach in one of Vedanta's Lanjigarh refinery red mud ponds, spilling onto the village below. The next day landless people displaced by the project held two blockades demanding adequate compensation; a five day walking protest ended with a meeting of 500 people on the threatened Niyamgiri hills; and the funeral of a tribal movement leader, killed by factory pollution, was held. Two months before Vedanta's often-subverted AGM this will be bad news for the company. This is a direct report from the scene

Report From Mehndiganj Near Varanasi:
A Coca-Cola Affected Area(PDF)

By Miriam Rose

Mehndiganj is a village about 20km from Varanasi in North East India. Coca-cola company began operating a large factory there in 2000 which quickly began depleting the water table in the surrounding villages and farmland. The plant draws 500,000 litres per day from deep boreholes reaching the third strata of the earth, while local people are only allowed to bore wells to a fraction of that level. In 2006 a quarter of wells in eight surrounding villages had dried completely

Obama's Reset Rhetoric Is Unlikely To Translate
Into Meaningful Policy Change In The Middle East

By Abdus Sattar Ghazali

President Obama spoke at a time when U.S. influence in the region is at an all-time low in modern history

The Push For A Single Unified
North American Regulatory Regime

By Dana Gabriel

A North American security perimeter goes well beyond keeping the U.S. safe from any perceived threats. It is a means to secure trade, resources and corporate interests. Much like the whole deep integration agenda, regulatory harmonization is taking incremental steps with the goal of achieving a single unified North American regulatory regime

Mahendra Singh Tikait: Voice Of India’s Peasants
By MuraleeDharan Raghavan

Mahendra Singh Tikait was a down-to-earth man who fought against corporate and large-scale interests in the farm sector, vehemently protested the World Trade Organization agreement and agricultural subsidies in Europe and America

Killings, Detentions And Torture In Egypt
By Stephen Lendman

Since February, more than 5,000 civilians were tried in military tribunals. Nearly all participated in peaceful protests during and after Mubarak's dictatorship

21 May , 2011

Obama's Hot Feeler Triggers More Confusion
By Prof.K.M Seethi

President Obama has again come out with yet another hot-feeler. The ‘Arab spring’ speech he delivered on 19 May—viewed by many as a possible breakthrough in the American policy towards the Middle East—is yet another ‘strategic’ ploy to masquerade Washington’s’ long-term goals in the region

Genocide-Ignoring Lies In Obama's
Middle East Speech

By Dr Gideon Polya

Obama's 19 May 2011 speech on the Middle East is extraordinary for its comprehensive dishonesty involving egregious deceit, lying by commission and lying by omission. Obama's ignoring of the US-imposed Muslim Genocide (about 12 million Indigenous deaths in Palestine , Iraq , Somalia and Afghanistan ) is far worse than genocide denial or holocaust denial because at least “denial” admits the possibility of public discussion

Obama's Middle East Hypocrisy
By Stephen Lendman

Unlike easily fooled Americans, Arabs have no illusions. They've heard it all before, this time responding with popular uprisings for change they know only they can achieve by staying resolutely committed for it

The Obama-Netanyahu Perfidy
And The Third Palestinian Intifada

By Feroze Mithiborwala

Obama's call for the exclusion of Hamas from the talks is unacceptable and he is clearly following Netanyahu's diktat's. And he also refers to Hamas as a terrorist organization, once again toeing the parameters as set by Tel Aviv

Mullivaikal: The Moment Of
Deep Sorrow And Courage

By Jude Lal Fernando

Today, we moan from the very depths of our hearts the deaths of thousands of Tamils who were killed in Mullivaikal as well as in other places. Who are they? They are our beautiful children, our courageous young sons and daughters, beloved parents and grandparents whose burial grounds we do not know

Captured By Cotton- A Story Of
Dalit Girls Of Tamil Nadu

By Syed Ali Mujtaba

Jack & Jones, C&A, GAP, Diesel, Marks & Spencer, Primark, Tommy Hilfiger, well these names rings the tune of global brands manufacturing high class cotton merchandise. Little is known fact about such high profile garment manufactures chain is about the nature of their sourcing activity. These big garment brands have their products made under exploitative and unhealthy conditions by girls in the southern districts of Tamil Nadu, India

AFSPA Must Go--The Draconian Law
Completes 53 Years

By Mahtab Alam

Today when hundreds and thousands of people from Kashmir to Manipur are demanding to scrap the AFSPA, let us come together and join hands, stand in solidarity with the people of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and Kashmir and say : AFSPA must go now and by now. Enough is enough

Low Political Representation of Indian Muslims
And The Way Out

By Shahidur Rashid Talukdar

It is a fact that representation of Muslims in Indian Politics, since the Independence , has been disproportionately low , ranging between 6 – 8%, as compared to their share in population which is estimated to be around 14% , but believed to be even higher

19 May , 2011

As Junk Food Goes, So Goes The Planet
By Ed Ayres

We can never have a sustainable civilization unless we first achieve sustainability as individuals. Billions of us (not just a few million) will need to embrace lower-consumption, more thoughtful, more ecologically conscious lifestyles with the same personal passion that is today wasted on free-market profiteering, religious proselytizing, or yearning for power and control of other humans

The Peak Oil Crisis: The Summer Ahead
By Tom Whipple

Despite the recent drop in oil prices, the outlook for the remainder of the year is not good. If the IEA numbers are correct the world is probably burning more oil each day than is coming out of the ground, with the difference being made up from the 2.6 billion barrel stockpiles held by the OECD countries

Humanitarian Ship To Gaza Stranded
In Egyptian Territorial Waters

By Prof. Michel Chossudovsky

Since May 16th, the Spirit of Rachel Corrie is stranded in Egyptian territorial waters of the coast of the port of Al Arish. The ship is running out of water and food. It is prevented from docking in the port of Al Ashir

European Financial Leaders Postpone
A New Bailout For Greece

By Stefan Steinberg

The two-day summit of European finance ministers in Brussels failed to arrive at a consensus Tuesday on how to deal with the main issue they faced: the crisis of the Greek economy, which is increasingly spiralling out of control

Critical Analysis Of The Libyan
Interim Prime Minister

By Dan Lieberman

The Brookings’ narrow Saul/Zilkha room overflowed with an expectant crowd awaiting the entrance of the Prime Minister of the Executive Department of the Transitorial National Council of the Libyan Republic. Libya’s opposition leader, Dr. Mahmoud Gibril didn’t disappoint. He spoke eloquently and candidly, but insufficiently convincing. Those cheering for the latest entry for the Nobel Peace Prize might not carefully examine his words. However, his overcharged rhetoric invited scrutiny and raised issues

America's Student Loan Racket:
Soaring Default Rates

By Stephen Lendman

Many students, whether or not they graduate, have debt burdens approaching or exceeding $100,000. If repaid over 30 years, it's a $500,000 obligation, and if default, much more because debts aren't forgiven. As a result, once entrapped, escape is impossible. Bondage is permanent, and future lives and careers are impaired or ruined

Leaving The Church Of Free Market Miracles
By Phil Rockstroh

Where does one find succor and seeds of renewal in times such as these?

Nakba Protests: A Taste Of The Future
By Jonathan Cook

The scenes of Palestinian defiance on Israel's borders will fuel the imaginations of Palestinians everywhere to start thinking the impossible - just as the Tahrir Square protests galvanised Egyptians into believing they could remove their dictator. Israel is in a diplomatic and strategic dead-end. Last weekend it may have got its first taste of the likely future

Stealing Palestinian Land Dunam by Dunam
By Stephen Lendman

One dunam is 1,000 square meters, four dunams to an acre. Israel is stealing them incrementally to control all valued Palestinian land, dispossessing indigenous people illegally in the process

The Ballad Of Alvaro Luna Hernandez
By Max B. Kantar

Alvaro Luna Hernandez is a political prisoner of the State of Texas and the U.S. government. He is nearly 15 years into a 50 year prison sentence for an "aggravated assault" conviction stemming from a July 1996 incident in which he disarmed a Brewster County Sheriff attempting to shoot him. Alvaro vehemently denies the charge that he assaulted the Sheriff

Vittorio Knew The Risks, And Accepted Them
By Daniela Loffreda

Vittorio was my friend and it is only now that I have the stamina to write down a few words to exalt this exceptional human being whom I had the honor of getting to know. Vittorio accepted that at any moment his life could end and he even described to me once that it would probably be a homicide or tragedy

Libya Charges NATO Massacre Of Religious Leaders
By Thomas C. Mountain

On Saturday morning, May 14th, in a press conference broadcast on a Libyan satellite t.v. channel, government spokesperson Moussa Ibrahim presented strong evidence that a massacre of Libyan religious leaders by NATO was carried out in the oil port of Brega. The press conference was attended by Libyan religious leaders, mainly Muslim but including both Orthodox and Catholic representatives

The International Criminal Court:
An Imperial Tool

By Stephen Lendman

In fact, since established in October 1945, its leadership did nothing to deter war, human rights abuses, or other high crimes of powerful member states, notably Western ones and Israel, repeatedly committing crimes of war and against humanity with impunity

America's Appalling Human Rights Record
By Stephen Lendman

On April 10, two days after the State Department's report, China's Information Office of the State Council published its own comprehensive report titled, "The Human Rights Record of the United States in 2010," saying: "As in previous years, (US assessments) are full of distortions and accusations of the human rights situation in more than 190 countries and regions including China. However, (America) turned a blind eye to its own terrible human rights situation and seldom mentioned it."

Osama, A Vanquished, Exposes
An Empire’s Vulnerability

By Farooque Chowdhury

The world is now near-overflowing with Osama-news. A major part of these are part of psychological warfare, well-designed, well-timed, well-targeted. Some news announce prowess of the mightiest war machine the world has ever seen. People turn cautious of it. A few news, anyhow, expose some facts, facts important for the Empire itself

Barack Obama 'Gets' Bin Laden Mafia Style
By Nick Brown

Real justice serves the broad masses of the world. Real justice will be served when the US empire is dismantled, when US troops are kicked out of every corner of the globe and the neo-tributary capitalism it serves is overthrown

How Much Poor Is Poor: Even Beggars
Are Not Poor Enough!

By Shahidur Rashid Talukdar

The Planning Commission of India disclosed its criteria for determining a poor . According to the Commission, an urban Indian spending more than Rs 578 a month ($13) – roughly Rs 20 (less than 50 cents) a day would exceed its limit for the poverty line. The figures are even lower for rural India . If a villager spends more than 15 rupees a day on the entire gamut of basic needs including food, clothing, and shelter - the villager cannot be termed as poor enough and will not be entitled to receive benefits meant for poor

New Delhi Convention Calls For Investigation Of
Sri Lankan War Crimes

By Satya Sivaraman

A convention in New Delhi has demanded the Indian government present a White Paper in parliament on India’s role in facilitating war crimes against Tamils in Sri Lanka. The convention, attended by political leaders, academics, retired judges, journalists and students also called upon the United Nations to recognize the atrocities against Tamils in Sri Lanka as nothing less than genocide

The Tamil Nakba Day: Significance Of May 18th
By Karthick RM

We need to remember the 18th of May. We need to remember it for those who survived the war and are languishing in prisons and camps. We need to remember it for those who died fighting against overwhelming odds for Tamil Eelam, not a mere strip of land, but an idea of hope and love. We need to remember the 18th of May for freedom and justice, so that these words do not lose their meaning and land up in the mouths of tyrants and despots

Two Years After The Eelam War: The Flames Of
Liberation Continue To ExposeThe Oppressors
And Their Apologists!

By Democratic Students' Union

Statement by Democratic Students' Union, JNU

16 May , 2011

Israeli Troops Kill Unarmed Palestinian Protestors On Borders
By Patrick O’Connor

Israeli soldiers yesterday killed at least fifteen Palestinians and wounded many more as they suppressed protests held at border posts facing Syria, Lebanon, and Gaza to mark the 63rd anniversary of the founding of the Zionist state

Nakba Sunday At Maroun al Ras
By Franklin Lamb

10 Palestinians were killed by Israeli snipers and more than 120 wounded, some critically. None of the demonstrators had weapons. Those murdered were all civilians from the camps and were shot in cold blood as they nonviolently as placed Palestinian flags at the fence and gave the peace and victory sign

Protesters Shot Dead For Shouting:
Nakba Remembrance Day 2011

By Brenda Heard

The Lebanese Army has confirmed that 10 protesters were shot dead and 112 wounded in Lebanon on Nakba Remembrance Day

Israeli Violence Marks Nakba Day
By Stephen Lendman

Israeli viciousness marked Nakba day commemorations, assaulting peaceful demonstrators in Gaza, the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and along the Lebanese/Syrian borders. Mounting deaths, injuries and arrests were reported

The Nakba: What Does It Mean In Human Terms?
By Sonja Karkar

The Nakba is the Palestinian catastrophe. It means upheaval, violence and cataclysmic loss; it describes the terror, which drove almost one million people out of their homeland, as well as the perpetual terror in exile –displaced, dispossessed, stateless, lost and forbidden to return; it remains the multiplying injustice of another people's sin burgeoning in our collective silence

Israel's Attack On Humanitarian Ship To Gaza
By Michel Chossudovsky

The Spirit of Rachel Corrie (officially known as FINCH) carrying a humanitarian cargo to Gaza was attacked by an Israeli naval patrol within the so-called Palestinian Security Zone on May 15, at 10.54pm EDT

Peak Oil: A Chance To Change The World
By Richard Heinberg

Richard Heinberg's message to the students of "Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, MA "Fossil fuels made it possible to build the world you have inhabited during your childhood and throughout your years in the education system. Now it’s up to you to imagine and build the world after fossil fuels. This is the challenge and opportunity of your lifetimes. I wish you good cheer and good luck as you make the most of it"

Future Of The Environment
And Human Well-Being

By Prahlad Singh Shekhawat

People speculate about life in outer space and about life after death, but the question to ask is, is their future of life on planet earth? Are we swiftly moving towards a situation where global environment will degenerate irreversibly?

US/NATO Pilots Having Fun Bombing Libya
By Jay Janson

Must be an exhilarating feeling to fly relaxed over Mediterranean Sea, countryside and towns without fear of meeting defending warplanes, and then watch your missiles explode below on target

Fukushima's Secret Radionuclides
By Mary Hamer M.D

The purpose of this paper is to appeal to the Japanese & U.S. authorities to release information about the Fukushima radionuclides released as a result of the Major level #7 nuclear power accident that began in March 2011

Stay Human
By Ellen Cantarow

A review of Vittorio Arrigoni’s "Gaza: Stay Human"

The Democrats Attack Unions Nationwide
By Shamus Cooke

Obvious political truths are sometimes smothered by special interests. The cover-up of the Democrats’ national anti-union agenda is possible because the truth would cause enormous disturbances for the Democratic Party, some labor leaders, liberal organizations and, consequently, the larger political system

Can America Learn From Others?
By Dr. Habib Siddiqui

Is America ready to adjust and repair? A crucial aspect of beginning to turn things around would be for the U.S. to make an honest accounting of where it stands and what it can learn from other countries

Death Of Osama Bin Laden And Changing World
By Ram Puniyani

As far as India and Pakistan are concerned the whole talk of repeating Abottabad by a section in India, needs to be thrown in the dustbin. The Indian political leadership has shown political maturity and offered the dialogue table for achieving friendship with the neighbor

US Gets Bad Marks In Amnesty International
Annual Report

By Mary Shaw

On May 12, Amnesty International (AI) released its annual report on the state of human rights in the world. The report examines the human rights records of 159 countries around in the world during 2010. The United States of America got some bad marks again this year, primarily related to human rights violations in the "war on terror" and our continued use of the death penalty

15 May , 2011

On Nakba Day Palestinians Demand
Right Of Return

By Ma'an News

More than 100 were injured by Israeli forces during protests demanding the right of return for Palestinian refugees as tens of thousands came out to commemorate the Nakba on Sunday

Nakba Law: Inside Pandora’s Box
By Eitan Bronstein

Paradoxically, the overbearing stance of Israel’s Nakba law had significantly increased public interest in the Nakba

Solidarity With Palestine
By Stephen Lendman

Ahead of May 15 Nakba commemorations, massive crowds assembled in Cairo's Tahrir (Liberation) Square in solidarity. They displayed banners, proclaiming, "The People want the Rafah Crossing opened," and "Palestine is a Arab state." They also waved Palestinian flags, chanting "Solidarity with the Palestinian Intifada" and "National Unity" ahead of a planned weekend march to Gaza

Humanity Hitting The Resource Ceiling
By Stephen Leahy

Higher resource consumption levels will be prohibitively costly or simply impossible, warns the report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). "Global resource consumption is exploding. It's not a trend that is in any way sustainable," said Ernst von Weizsäcker, co-chair of UNEP's International Resource Panel

Australia's Carbon Tax And Coal To Gas
Transition Will Double Power Generation Greenhouse Gas Pollution

By Dr Gideon Polya

The Australian Government says that a major consequence will be a coal to gas transition for fossil fuel burning for electric power. However a coal to gas transition will in actuality double the GHG pollution from electricity generation because methane (CH4, a major constituent of natural gas) leaks and is 105 times worse than carbon dioxide (CO2) as a GHG on a 20 year time scale

Of Humans And Rights
By David Swanson

In our current wars, well over 95% of the dead, even in the short-term, are from the countries where the wars are fought. Some get labeled combatants and some civilians, but they're all left out of most body counts, and when they are counted they are counted low. Our government pretends not to count them at all, and only thanks to Wikileaks do we know otherwise, that the military has counted some of them

So Many Things To See, So Many People To Meet…
By Stay Human Convoy

In the Gaza Strip, even the sea has been turned into an unbreachable frontier, a constant reminder that these waters, whether calm or angered, hold an ever-present menace that has nothing to do with the forces of nature, and everything to do with oppression. Gaza's coastal waters are totally under Israeli military control

“The Audacity of Hope”
By Jane Hirschmann

Our boat – the American boat – is “The Audacity of Hope.” It will be carrying approximately 60 students, nurses, artists, journalists and film-makers, lawyers, academics, and ordinary civilians of many beliefs from around the country to Gaza. Many of us are Jewish

Stale Bread, Brutal Circus
By Frank Scott

With the western imperial system in grave condition its population needs constant mind game manipulation to help ruling minorities maintain control. Recent Bread and Circus spectacles have featured a marriage of royal entities from an alleged democratic nation, and a hit squad performing a mafia job and depicted as heroic for their work

May 12th Protesters Identify A Stumpf Problem
By Billy Wharton

As thousands of protesters marched through Downtown Manhattan yesterday, I had a difficult task – explain why Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf was such a threat to GED students in New York City. The connection was not so straightforward, but May 12th was a day in which the parts of the City that normally operate in isolation were brought into comparison and conflict with each other

Hunger For More or More For Hunger?
By Devinder Sharma

Incessant grabbing of productive farmland for more industry is a recipe for disaster

13 May , 2011

TEPCO Now Confirms Nuclear Meltdown
In Fukushima Reactor No. 1

By Mike Adams

TEPCO has now publicly admitted it wasn't telling the truth about the severity of the damage to Fukushima reactor No. 1. We're now being told what we've suspected all along -- that nuclear fuel rods in that reactor are totally exposed and have suffered a nuclear meltdown , releasing vast amounts of radiation comparable to Chernobyl

Tepco "Compensation" For Fukushima
Nuclear Crisis Is A Political Fraud

By Yoichi Shimatsu

The just-approved compensation deal between the Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) and the Japanese government is being rushed out before the May 30 evacuation order for residents in radiation-threatened areas of Fukushima is more of a bailout for Tepco than its pretense of being a relief package for evacuees

Refugees March To Return
By Matthew Cassel

On Sunday, 15 May, Palestinian activists, political factions and non-governmental organizations, are participating in various coordinated actions to protest Israeli occupation and call for the right of return for some six million Palestinian refugees. The significance of this date is that it is Nakba day

The Youth Will Win In Yemen
By Wasim Alqershi

We will complete our revolution and oust President Saleh, with or without international support

How The Murdoch Press Keeps
Australia’s Dirty Secret

By John Pilger

The illegal eavesdropping on famous people by the News of the World is said to be Rupert Murdoch’s Watergate. But is it the crime by which Murdoch ought to be known? In his native land, Australia, Murdoch controls 70 per cent of the capital city press. Australia is the world’s first murdochracy, in which smear by media is power

Willfully Ignoring The Science Of
Human Population Dynamics

By Steve Salmony

If human population numbers are a primary causative agent of the global predicament looming before humanity, then we certainly need to examine all the available scientific evidence of the population dynamics of the human species. It makes no sense to keep ignoring this vital subject. How are we to confront the global challenges humankind appears to be precipitating if we will not rigorously scrutinize extant scientific research regarding human population dynamics?

Bahraini State Terror Continues
By Stephen Lendman

Bahraini and Saudi security forces continue daily terror in Bahrain, human rights groups condemning the violence, including Amnesty International (AI), providing regular updates

12 May , 2011

Storm Gathers For A Third Intifada
By Adam Morrow & Khaled Moussa al-Omrani

Following the February ouster of Egypt’s longstanding President Hosni Mubarak, calls have been circulating in Egypt and throughout the region for a “Third Intifada” to begin 15 May

Nakba: A Remembrance
By William A. Cook

A poem

Pizzarotti Should Follow In
Deutsche Bahn's Footsteps

By Stephanie Westbrook

Italian construction firm Pizzarotti is under intense pressure from protesters to withdraw from the construction of a high-speed train line that cuts through the Occupied Palestinian Territories

Fascism In The Gulf: Bahrain And
The Israeli Connection

By Lawrence Davidson

Lawrence Davidson views the roots of the pro-democracy protests in Bahrain, and argues that the double standards embodied in the US response to the Bahraini regime’s violent suppression of the peaceful protests can be directly linked not only to the desire to control the Gulf’s oil supplies, but also to the fact that the Bahraini ruler is a self-proclaimed ally of Israel

The Absurd Rush To Perdition
By Siv O'Neall

We want to leave behind us the artificial global economy, created from greed and the military-financial drive for power and world-wide domination. The hydra is getting very close to ruining us and the entire planet. Who will kill the hydra?

Libyan Rebels Killing Civilians In Benghazi
By Stephen Lendman

Reports from Benghazi, Libya points to pro-western vigilante gangs "mop up (suspected) pro-Gaddafi elements."

Repeal AFSPA, Free Sharmila

A Call for Nationwide Protest

11 May , 2011

Israel's New Laws Promote Repression
By Neve Gordon

As Arabs across the region struggle for freedom and democracy, Israeli law seems to be headed in the opposite direction

East Jerusalem Residents:
Lawlessly Revoking Their Status

By Stephen Lendman

East Jerusalem residents endure repeated investigations and inquiries to keep proving their legitimacy, letting authorities arbitrarily deny it. In addition, time and expense are involved, including for services and applications that can take months or years to be considered

Commemorating Palestine's Nakba
By Stephen Lendman

In 1948 systematic terror expelled about 800,000 Palestinians, killed many others, and destroyed 531 villages and 11 urban neighborhoods in cities like Tel-Aviv, Haifa and Jerusalem. It was genocidal ethnic cleansing, what international law today calls a crime of war and against humanity for which convicted Nazis at Nuremberg were hanged

Gaza Marathon: A Race For Freedom
And Summer Camps

By Ramzy Baroud

Nader al-Masri is an inspiration. The 31-year-old Gaza athlete seems completely oblivious to challenges that would seem insurmountable to most. On May 5th, he led a small pack of nine runners into the finish line of Gaza’s first marathon. Behind them, 1,300 children ran various distances

Lessons From Japan
By Dr Sandeep Pandey

We must not play with nature. The safest place for Uranium is beneath the earth. This only naturally occurring radioactive material must not be mined. There are better ways of producing our electricity and meeting our energy demands, some of which may be fulfilled without electricity. Hence a wise and sane energy policy is required in consultation with the people

Life After Osama Bin Laden:
Stephen Harper's New Canada

By Paul G.R. Fleming

A Canadian perspective on the reported assassination of Osama Bin Laden

The Real Cost of Prisons
By Angola 3 News

An interview with Lois Ahrens

Ambedkar And Tagore: Two Visionaries
By Ananya Mukherjee Reed

When we speak of inequality and democracy, B.R. Ambedkar's name is almost automatically invoked, but the iconic poet and creative genius (whose 150th birth anniversary falls today), is rarely thought of

Monsoon Blues
By Devinder Sharma

The forcast for this year promises to be a near normal monsoon season from June-September. But if you are a farmer, keep your fingers crossed and pray with folded hands that the rains do not deceive you once again as it did two years back in 2009

Summary Of Convention On
UN Report On Sri Lanka

By Karthick RM

A Convention titled ‘War Crimes in Sri Lanka: The UN Report and its Implications’ was organized on May 10 2011, by the Delhi Tamil Students Union (DTSU) and other student groups. Here is a summary report

Dear Jairam Ramesh, Please Listen
By Maj Gen S.G.Vombatkere

An open letter to India's Environment minister Jairam Ramesh regarding Uranium Corporation of India (UCIL) Public Hearing due to be held at Jadugoda, Jharkhand, on May 26, 2011

10 May , 2011

Earthlings Unite
By Mickey Z.

It's not nearly enough to rise above the latest man-made conflicts and/or differences and proudly declare oneself a "humanist." In the name of holistic justice and planetary rebellion, we must go deeper to identify as earthlings and stand—fists raised—in solidarity with all of our fellow earthlings

Deadly Silence On Fukushima
By Vivian Norris

People need answers, data and honest information to help them deal with what is going on. Media blackouts, propaganda and greedy self-interested industries, of any kind, who allow human beings' health to be affected, and deaths to occur, must be stopped now. That senior TEPCO man and the leading nuclear academic in Japan did not break down crying and resign their positions because all was well at Fukushima. Think about it world, and act now before it is too late

No Crocodile Tears For The Oil Industry:
A Response To Nate Hagens And Robert Rapier

By Katherine M. Acosta

Prominent “peak oilers” Nate Hagen and Robert Rapier sound like shills for the industry and appear oblivious to the economic plight of ordinary Americans in their most recent articles, Complaining about Mosquito Bites While a Crocodile Bites Our Leg (Hagens), and Getting Even with Exxon Mobil (Rapier)

Americans Are Living In 1984
By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

For those who haven’t read Orwell’s classic prediction of our time, Big Brother, the government, could tell the “citizens” any lie and it was accepted unquestioningly. As a perceptive reader pointed out to me, we Americans, with our “free press,” are at this point today

An Independent Homeland For Palestine,
Or Bantustan In Disguise?

By Haidar Eid

The induced euphoria that characterizes discussions within the mainstream media around the upcoming declaration of an independent Palestinian state in September, ignores the stark realities on the ground and the warnings of critical commentators. Depicting such a declaration as a “breakthrough,” and a “challenge” to the defunct “peace process” and the right-wing government of Israel, serves to obscure Israel’s continued denial of Palestinian rights while reinforcing the international community’s implicit endorsement of an apartheid state in the Middle East

Is Australia Fascist? (PDF)
By George Venturini

Most of the basic elements of fascism are present in Australia. This study takes a detailed look into these aspects

China Gave Go-Ahead For Neocolonial Capitalist Destruction of Socialist Libya, Why? Part I
By Jay Janson

China, after indicating it was against military intervention, abstained instead of voting no on a UN Security Council resolution calling for war on the Libyan government with the fig lief of enforcing a no-fly zone to protect civilians - a war by white neocolonialist powers on their former African colony that had raised its living standard to be higher than nine European nations including Russia. The disappointed ask why

The World's Most Wanted Man
By George Capaccio

Look, kids! Look what our peace-loving, Constitutional scholar of a President did! He authorized the extrajudicial killing of the world's most wanted man

Geronimo! How We Took Out OBL
And My Conscience!

By Oscar Gonzalez

How can we say the assassination was successful if it took nine years to track down an unarmed coot in a residential neighborhood of an ally country? And was it worth it, if three wars bankrupted our country, trashed our civil liberties, and caused the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people?

In Two Steps Obama Can End
Secret Donations In 2012

By Kevin B. Zeese

(1) Enforce Existing Laws (2) Require Contractors to Report Contributions

Democracy, Haitian Style
By Stephen Lendman

Except for Aristide's tenure, what passes for Haitian democracy would make a despot blush, thanks to America's imperial grip on the hemisphere's poorest, long-suffering people

09 May , 2011

The Dice Are Stacked Against Humanity
By Noam Chomsky

With the environmental crisis, we’re now in a situation where we can decide whether Ernst Mayr was right or not. If nothing significant is done about it, and pretty quickly, then he will have been correct: human intelligence is indeed a lethal mutation. Maybe some humans will survive, but it will be scattered and nothing like a decent existence, and we’ll take a lot of the rest of the living world along with us

Your Taxes Fund Anti-Muslim Hatred
By Chris Hedges

As the economy continues to unravel, as we face the possibility of revenge attacks by Islamic extremists, perhaps on American soil, the plight of Muslims is beginning to mirror that of targeted ethnic minority groups on the eve of the war in the former Yugoslavia, or Jews in the dying days of the Weimar Republic

(Mis)Using G-O-D
By Richard C. Cook

What has probably done the most damage to the idea of “God” has been the use of religion by its adherents for the justification of war. Throughout history, more people have been slaughtered in the name of religion or its ideological derivatives than for any other cause

New Bin Laden Tapes Appear Fake
Like Earlier Ones

By Stephen Lendman

This and previous articles highlight a shameless Washington effort to compound one lie with others, endorsed by major media reports and pundits going along with what they should expose and denounce

Obama Kills Top US Terrorist Asset Osama
By Dr Gideon Polya

US President Obama has blocked 9-11 truth by the extra-judicial murder of Al-Qaeda leader and US-alleged 9-11 mastermind Osama bin Laden who was America's most valuable terrorist asset over the last 30 years

The Aftermath Of Bin Laden's Assassination
By Shamus Cooke

It took just three days for Obama to go from bin Laden to Yemen, where he bombed -- via an aerial drone -- two innocent civilians in his attempt to assassinate an American citizen who makes pro-Jihad Youtube videos. This could be just the beginning of Obama's tough guy exploits

Celebrating The Killing Of Osama Bin Laden
By Mary Hamer

The purpose of this essay is to explore the topic of: Celebrating the Killing of our Enemies, such as Osama Bin Laden

The Play In Pakistan
By Holger Terp

The drama in Pakistan is intended principally to confuse the public. Ffuture generations will learn the real story behind the play

The Predators: Where is Your Democracy?
By Kathy Kelly

World attention has been focused, however briefly, on questions of legality regarding the killing of Osama bin Laden. But, with the increasing use of Predator drones to kill suspected "high value targets" in Pakistan and Afghanistan, extrajudicial killings by U.S. military forces have become the new norm

Academic Freedom Under Attack In Israel
By Dahlia Scheindlin

Interview with Prof. Neve Gordon

K G Kannabiran, My Source Of Inspiration
By Mahtab Alam

It is better that we start working harder and harder, because that is not only the best tribute to Kannabiran but also the need of hour

The Real Issue, A Surreal Solution
By Anand Teltumbde

The surreal solution the Hazare show offered to the problem of corruption will surely fool people as many time before

Phantom Jobs And Economic Recovery In America
By Stephen Lendman

The latest jobs report showed virtually no gain and earlier in the year positive numbers concealed losses. At best, job creation is stillborn, not positive but don't expect official Washington or media pundits to explain

07 May , 2011

Vanunu Asks Israel To Revoke His Citizenship
By Mordechai Vanunu

Nuclear whistle blower Mordechai Vanunu challenges Israel to revoke his citizenship

16- Year-Old Is Sueing The US Government
Over Climate Change

By Alec Loorz

16-year-old Alec Loorz on his suit against the US government to protect the climate

The Limits To Growth And The Growth Of Despair
By Nicholas C. Arguimbau

Economic growth is bad for the economy. Or more acccurately stated, it is bad for individuals, good for the managers of large corporate and govenmental institutions and large NGOs. They're sociopaths in my opinion. I know, that's pretty glib, and it's a matter for another day. But I'm going to claim the right to be glib, just this once

Got Coal? Teaching About The Most
Dangerous Rock In America

By Bill Bigelow

In 30 years of teaching, I’d never taught explicitly about coal. At the risk of sounding melodramatic, the world cannot afford this kind of curricular invisibility today. Forty percent of the main greenhouse gas produced in the United States, carbon dioxide, comes from burning coal for electricity; so does two-thirds of all the sulfur dioxide pollution

Will We Pass 10 Billion?
By Sharon Astyk

The fact that the mid-range projections for world population rose by nearly a billion people this week should have garnered a lot more attention than it did. The UN offers biennial updates of its world population estimates. The 2010 estimate states that by 2100, the world may have as many as 10.1 billion people

Palestinian Trade Union Movement Forms
Historic BDS Coalition

By Palestinian Trade Union Coalition for BDS

The first ever Palestinian trade union conference for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel was held in Ramallah last week on 30 April. A historic formation was made at the conference with the establishment of the Palestinian Trade Union Coalition for BDS (PTUC-BDS) — the largest coalition of the Palestinian trade union movement

My Reaction To Osama bin Laden’s Death
By Noam Chomsky

We might ask ourselves how we would be reacting if Iraqi commandos landed at George W. Bush’s compound, assassinated him, and dumped his body in the Atlantic

The Sheikh Who Shook Two Superpowers
By Satya Sagar

He will, in my view, really be described as the ‘Sheikh who shook two Superpowers' and a man who precipitated the fall of nothing less than the twin towers of the global Cold War itself

Obama, Osama And Politics Of Oil Hunger
By Ram Puniyani

The military operation which killed Osama bin Laden has raised many questions related to the deeper truths of the phenomenon of Al Qaeda, Terrorism and role of US in the region. What is obvious is that US in a neat military operation violated the air space of Pakistan with the help of highly trained commandoes killed Osama bin Laden

Staged Bin Laden Killing Hokum
By Stephen Lendman

As reported, it sounded more like bad fiction than eliminating "Enemy Number One," especially with no visuals, corpse, independent proof, and shifting official accounts. In Hollywood, it's called rewrite. In politics, it's lying, a Washington bipartisan specialty, notably on issues mattering most

Osama Bin Laden Episode And Pakistan’s
Dispirited Mercenary Army

By Abdus Sattar Ghazali

Four days after the Abbottabad episode, Pakistan’s dispirited mercenary army, in a terse statement, called Thursday for cuts in the number of U.S. military personnel in the country to protest the US operation in Abbottabad that “killed Osama bin Laden.” The army also threatened to cut cooperation with Washington if the U.S. stages more unilateral raids on its territory

The Rhetoric Of A Staggering Empire
By Maryam Sakeenah

It is a case of an empire careening towards doom, screeching piquantly on its way down the hill. Its delusions of grandeur and its insistent hubris is more dangerous than any ragtag group of ‘terrorists’ hiding in the mountains of Pakistan

More Government Lies And Deceptions
By Timothy V. Gatto

The events that have occurred during this last week have been beyond anything I have ever witnessed. This President must really be either incredulously stupid or he just doesn’t care

Resurrecting Insurrection
By William T. Hathaway

We must persist. Patiently. Perseveringly. After all, Rome wasn’t destroyed in a day

Skyrocketing Crime Rates And Imperial Wars
By James Petras

One indicator of the long-term consequences of imperial military intervention is the tremendous increase of violent crime, the multiplication of gangs, homicides and general insecurity in Central America. Violence increased far beyond what existed prior to imperial wars in such countries as Iraq, Afghanistan and Somalia

 U.S. Support For Brutal Dictators Is A
Source Of Frustration In The Middle East :
Anthony DiMaggio

Interview by Kourosh Ziabari

An in-depth interview with Anthony DiMaggio on Middle East, Iran, Israeli-Palestinian conflict and Egyptian Revolution

Nuclear Accident Evacuation Blues:
Moving India's millions

By S.G.Vombatkere

Reports indicate that around 100,000 people were evacuated from a radius of 20-km around Fukushima. In the context of an unfortunate but eminently possible “Indian Fukushima”, the figures would be much higher, given that India is one of the most densely populated countries in the world

Fact Finding Report On
Police Brutalities In Odisha

By Concerned Citizens

An All India Fact Finding team was constituted to look into some incidents of alleged encounter and false implication of villagers in anti-Maoist operation. While Team One covered incidents in Malkangiri and Kashipur, Team Two went to Sundergarh District of Odisha

To Be Or Not To Be Arundhati Roy
By Rajesh Kumar Sharma

Arundhati Roy points her finger at the undead monster that the democratic machine has been unable to exorcize; the monster that likely gave sleepless nights to Plato. Democracy's slumbering, biding monstrous ‘other' that no people can yet claim to have slain and laid to eternal rest

05 May , 2011

The Agendas Behind
The Bin Laden News Event

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

The US government’s bin Laden story was so poorly crafted that it did not last 48 hours before being fundamentally altered. Indeed, the new story put out on Tuesday by White House press secretary Jay Carney bears little resemblance to the original Sunday evening story. The fierce firefight did not occur. Osama bin Laden did not hide behind a woman. Indeed, bin Laden, Carney said, “was not armed.”

Unprecedented Campaign Ends Torturous
Pre-Trial Treatment Of Bradley Manning

By Kevin Zeese

Hundreds of thousands of individuals globally celebrate today the confirmation that their efforts to end the torturous pre-trial confinement conditions inflicted upon US Army PFC Bradley Manning have been successful. Manning's lead defense attorney, David E. Coombs of Rhode Island, has personally verified that Manning is indeed being held in Medium Custody confinement

A Typical Day For PFC Bradley Manning
At Fort Leavenworth

By David E. Coombs

Unlike at Quantico, PFC Manning cell has a large window that provides adequate natural light. His cell also has a desk, a bed, and a toilet. The cell is approximately 80 square feet. He is provided with a normal mattress, sheets and a pillow. None of his clothing is taken away from him at night. PFC Manning is able to have all of his personal items in his cell, which include his clothing, his legal materials, books and letters from family and friends. He is also able to have a pen and paper at all times in his cell, and is able to write whenever he chooses

Palestinian Unity And The New Middle East
By Ramzy Baroud

A Palestinian unity in post-revolution Egypt, with the blessing of all Arab countries, Turkey, Iran, and many others, is an extremely worrying prospect for Israel

Egypt And Israel Heading For Crisis
By Jonathan Cook

Mood in Cairo turns against close ties

The Politics Of Revenge And Submission
By Phil Rockstroh

Osama bin Laden is dead. And so is the U.S. republic. We had to destroy our freedoms in order to save them. What is left to save from the next rampaging dragon when the knights, sworn to kill the monster, destroy everything in their path in the pursuit of him? One killer is dead. Now what are we going to do with all the killers in our midst who killed him

Karl Marx: The Visionary And The Seer Of
Social Justice

By Tahir M. Qazi, MD

Marx’s theoretical contributions to the pursuit of human freedom transcend time as his 193rd birthday approaches on 5th of May this year

Troy Davis Execution Date Expected Anytime
By Angola 3 News

An interview with Laura Moye of Amnesty International

Violence Disguised As Religion
By Pastor Don Mackenzie

The purpose of religion is to carry forward the teachings of spiritual traditions that support healing for humanity and for the planet. If it is not doing that, it must be challenged and transformed

Balkan Enigma And NATO's Chains Of Progress
By Gaither Stewart

NATO seems to find Serbia 's autonomy outrageous, its semi-neutrality unacceptable, its modernity anomalous and above all its path to progress dangerous

04 May , 2011

Protest Over "Geronimo" Code Name
By Mike Graham

The American Indian community demands an apology from President Obama to include U.S. Senate and House Of Representatives for allowing the code name "Geronimo" represent international terrorist Osama bin Laden

Media Lies And Misinformation On Bin Laden
By Stephen Lendman

Western politicians and media, notably America's, never miss a chance to report fiction, not fact, especially on headline news like bin Laden's death, a decade after it happened

A National Sickness
By Calvin Sloan

With Osama’s body safely laid to rest at sea, there cannot be an international entity to verify the DNA results – not that there ever would have been – and thus the final word lies with the President, and his professional prevaricators

Life, Death And Afterlife Of Osama bin Laden
By Shajahan Madampat

Osama bin Laden's death barely a few months ahead of the 10th anniversary of 9/11 is likely to be utterly inconsequential, except in domestic politics in the United States

Bin Laden: Are The Man And His Myth Both Dead?
By Gul Jammas Hussain

The assassination of Bin Laden at this time indicates that both Pakistan and the U.S. are now interested in ending the Afghan conflict

Text Of The Agreement Between Fatah And Hamas
Translated by Al Mubadara, the Palestinian National Initiative

Translated by Al Mubadara, the Palestinian National Initiative, this document is currently in the process of being signed by all of Palestine’s factions and parties

Sad Refrain From Bahrain
By Dan Lieberman

The media and world bodies have generally ignored the Bahrain protests, making it difficult to know what is happening. Emails from an activist in Bahrain illuminate some of the occurrences and highlight how the struggle has grown from seeking equality in life to receiving a punishing death. It's a sad and captivating story

Deep Green Resistance
By Derrick Jensen, Lierre Keith & Aric McBay

There is a planet being murdered, and there are also targets that, if taken out relentlessly, could stop it. So think “resistance” with all your aching heart, a word that must become our promise to what is left of this planet. Gather the others: you already know them. The brave, smart, militant, and, most of all, serious, and together take aim. Do it carefully, but do it

The New Economy: Design For Life
By David Korten

Can we design a self-correcting society?

The Terror Of Empire’s Death Spiral
By Frank Joseph Smecker

What terrifies me more than anything… more than al-Qaida… more than this seemingly self-perpetual terror dance, is the day resources become too unaffordable to continue allowing militaries to convey this culture’s messages around the globe

New Israeli Discriminatory Laws
By Stephen Lendman

In April, the Adalah Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel discussed six new laws passed during the Knesset's 2011 winter term "that directly or indirectly target the rights of Palestinian Arab citizens of Israel." Overall, they're treated like a fifth column, denied equal rights as Jews in a country just as much theirs

Setting The Record Straight On BDS
By Omar Barghouti

As Marrickville Council's BDS resolution was thrashed out in the media, misinformation about it abounded, writes Omar Barghouti, one of the founders of the global BDS movement

Struggle Against Fascism In Gujarat
Yoginder Sikand in an interview with Mukul Sinha

Ahmedabad-based trade unionist Mukul Sinha has been in the forefront of the struggle against fascism in Gujarat. Here he talks to Yoginder Sikand about his work

Canada Turns Hard Right
By Jim Miles

With the Conservatives receiving only 24 per cent of the actual voting populations support, what is really reflected is a comfortable complacency with the status quo combined with an underlying wilful ignorance of some of the main global problems of today

What The POSCO Order Means
By Campaign For Survival And Dignity

The order on the POSCO project is condemnable in more ways than one. The basic principle is simple. The forest land and resources are not the private property of the government that it can give away. They belong to the people, the 4000 families who have rights

Before US-NATO Invasion, Libya Had The Highest
Human Development Index , The Lowest Infant Mortality, The Highest Life Expectancy In Africa

By Mary Lynn Cramer

The author's response to a reader's letter regarding an earlier article by her

03 May , 2011

Arctic Warming May Raise Global
Sea Levels Five Feet

By Alister Doyle

Quickening climate change in the Arctic including a thaw of Greenland's ice could raise world sea levels by up to 1.6 meters by 2100, an international report showed on Tuesday

“We Cannot Command Nature
Except By Obeying Her”

By Pablo Solón

Speech of Ambassador Pablo Solón, permanent representative of the Plurinational State of Bolivia to the United Nations, on the occasion of the General Assembly interactive dialogue on harmony with nature, April 20, 2011

Osama Bin Laden’s Second Death
By Paul Craig Roberts

This morning’s headline has the odor of a staged event. The smell reeks from the triumphalist news reports loaded with exaggerations, from celebrants waving flags and chanting “USA USA.” Could something else be going on?

Lies, Damn Lies, And Bin Laden's Death
By Stephen Lendman

Obama's latest lie left America's imperial agenda unchanged. In fact, his announcement likely bolsters public support for what's clearly become unpopular, saying:"(T)hink back to the sense of unity that prevailed on 9/11," urging people to show it again despite how militarism harms their security, well-being and futures by draining funds badly needed for domestic needs

Osama Bin Laden Is Dead - Again!
By Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich

Why would the U.S. put an expiration stamp on the Osama card when it had served the empire so well? Inarguably, OBL had proven his value. Even in his 'death', he continues to serve the American Empire

The Abbottabad Address
By Niranjan Ramakrishnan

A draft speech for the president

Osama Eliminated. His Spirit Lives On
In The US Administration

By Sadanand Patwardhan

Closure on Osama Bin Laden was necessary to bring the Afghan involvement to a triumphal end before other fronts are opened. News of OBL’s assassination achieves that end

The Costs Of Finding Osama
By Billy Wharton

If there is anything positive to take from this moment, let it be that the American people now begin to build a movement to dismantle the post-911 war machine, to cry out for the restoration of our civil liberties and to press for an immediate withdrawal of all troops from Afghanistan and Iraq and an end to the drone bombings in Pakistan

Time For Pakistan Establishment To Show
Some Commitment To Secularism And Justice

By Vidya Bhushan Rawat

The fears of people like me is that if Pakistan and Bangladesh go to the right wing fundamentalist groups, it will only strengthen the process of radicalisation of other communities too and the end would be chaos and further destruction of lives in South Asia. Islam is not in danger but Muslims are facing persecution because of a few such fanatics

POSCO Loot Of Our Mineral Wealth
And Environment Is Far Worse Than The 2G Scam

By Leo F. Saldanha

Jairam Ramesh's disastrous decision favouring POSCO comes a day after CBI exposes A. Raja's shocking loot when heading Environment Ministry

Vidarbha's Dying Fields And Farmer's Suicides
By Vikram Jadav

Left behind by India’s soaring economic boom is Vidarbha, a region of hilly forests in the middle of India. It used to be known as India’s cotton belt – but now captures headlines as its suicide belt - that’s an average one suicide every eight hours

What Is Happening To The Arab Uprising?
By Chandra Muzaffar

If the Arab Uprising can be returned to its pristine ideals, it will emerge once again, as a genuine struggle by a people determined to re-affirm their dignity and their humanity

02 May , 2011

Obama Says Laden Is Killed: Can We Believe Him?
By Countercurrents.org

If the person killed in Abbottabad is indeed Bin Laden, that story should have been verified by an independent DNA test. Why did the US authorities quickly disposed of the body, that too in the sea, at an undisclosed location, without waiting for an independent DNA verification? Is there an effort to destroy evidence?

Killing Resolves Nothing
By David Swanson

Our killing of Saddam Hussein has been followed by years of war and hundreds of thousands of pointless deaths. Our attempts to kill Muammar Gadaffi have killed his children and grandchildren and will end no war if they eventually succeed. Our attempts to kill Osama bin Laden, including wars justified by that mission, have involved nearly a decade of senseless slaughter in Afghanistan and the rest of the ongoing global "generational" war that is consuming our nation

Death, Be Not Proud: Osama The Caveman
By Farzana Versey

This business about death is not about Osama at all. It is about Barack Obama and his need to prove himself in times of recession and his own identity. His televised pronouncements and other statements clearly reveal that he is running an election

Gaddafi Family Members Murdered

By James Cogan

The killing of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s youngest son and three grandchildren are political murders for which British Prime Minister David Cameron, French President Nicholas Sarkozy, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and US President Barack Obama are directly responsible

Peak Psychotherapy, Abundant Human Connection
By Carolyn Baker

The topic of peak psychotherapy is not about wild speculation regarding the status of mental or other health care two decades from now. Will psychotherapy even exist, and if it does, what will it look like?

Are We Still On An Imperial Planet?
By Tom Engelhardt

What if, in fact, the U.S. was indeed the last empire? What if a world of rivalries, on a planet heading into resource scarcity, turned out to be less than imperial in nature? Or what if -- and think of me as a devil’s advocate here -- this turned out not to be an imperial world of bitter rivalries at all, but in the face of unexpectedly tough times, a partnership planet?

The Accusation Of Anti-Semitism Has Long Passed
Its Sell-By Date: Anthony Lawson

By Kourosh Ziabari

An interview with Anthony Lawson in which a variety of issues including the concealed realities of 9/11, the Zionist influence over the U.S. administration and the freedom of mass media in the West are discussed

Royal Wedding, Censorship,
Holocaust Commission And Holocaust Denial

By Dr Gideon Polya

The recent British Royal Wedding involved extraordinary Royal censorship of world media that mirrors British Establishment ignoring of its immense genocidal crimes over the last few centuries

Revoke Clearance To Jaitapur
Nuclear Power Project

By Concerned Citizens

We are shocked at the government’s sheer insensitivity in announcing on the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl catastrophe that it is going ahead with the Jaitapur nuclear power project. What is urgently needed is an independent, thorough and transparent review of our nuclear policy and installations by a broadly representative body. Pending this, projects like Jaitapur must be put on hold and their clearances revoked

The POSCO Project Given The Go Ahead
By POSCO Pratirodh Sangram Samiti

Today, in a sanctimonious order riddled with lies and distortions, the Environment Ministry allowed the POSCO project at Jagatsinghpur, Orissa state, India to proceed. The livelihoods of 4000 families (over 20000 people) and the laws of the land have been sold to the highest bidder

The Colonised And The Damned
By Cynthia Stephen

It has long been the contention of the subalterns in Indian society – the Dalits, Adivasis and religious minorities, especially the Christians and Muslims who are also Dalits and Adivasis – that the Indian state, while theoretically set in a liberal secular frame, is actually functioning as a colonial power over the subaltern castes and classes

Al Jazeera's War On Syria
By Stephen Lendman

On Libya, it's been largely Western/Qatari propaganda, not legitimate news, information, and analysis. Al Jazeera's Syria coverage has been similar, providing its host country regime friendly reporting

Oppressing West Bank Palestinian Children
By Stephen Lendman

Under military occupation, Palestinian children are treated like adults. Each year, about 700 are arrested, brutally interrogated, and prosecuted in military courts, denying them justice

01 May , 2011

Gaddafi’s Son Grandchildren Murdered
By Jay Janson

NATO has murdered the son and grandchildren of Gaddafi. Is Gaddafi targeted for assassination in order to protect the Libyan citizenry? The reader can decide

Where Are The Israeli Poets?
By William James Martin

A poem

America's New Middle East Agenda
By Stephen Lendman

Currently it's playing out violently in Libya as Western intervention heads closer to invasion, knowing air strikes alone can't topple Gaddafi unless a "lucky" one kills him. It's a key administration goal despite official denials, while defending the right to bomb his compound having no other purpose than assassination

Panic From The Houses Of Congress And Aipac?
By Franklin Lamb

On April 13, 2011, more than a dozen Israel “First, last and always” US congressional leaders from both houses of Congress held an urgent conference call organized by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). Their purpose was to discuss how best to promote Israel during next month’s US visit by Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu and more importantly how to confront the rapidly changing Middle East political landscape. One consensus was that no one saw it coming and that it was dangerous for Israel

The Ghosts of Al-Hajjaj In The Muslim World
By Dr. Habib Siddiqui

It is no surprise to find that the Arab world, which had a glorious history of resisting occupation, tyranny and injustice, is now trying to correct its sad past by overthrowing its despots. Two have gone, and others are trying to avoid joining their queue by acting like al-Hajjaj

Ladakh Bids Good Bye To J&K, Adopts New Logo
By Syed Junaid Hashmi

Leh-Ladakh has bid good bye to the last symbol of government of Jammu and Kashmir on its soil and adopted a new official logo. The development is significant and if political forces in Leh-Ladakh are to be believed, this is first step towards the achievement of union territory status

Celebrating Babasaheb Ambedkar In Lahore
By Dr Anand Teltumbde

Speech in the Ambedkar Day Seminar organized by Sir Ganga Ram Heritage Foundation in Pearl Continental, Lahore on 26. April, 2011



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