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Video: SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras on political and social situation facing Greece and Europe

Posted: 05 Oct 2012 11:49 AM PDT

Alexis Tsipras, leader of Greece’s left party SYRIZA, visited the European Parliament as a guest of the United Left Group/Nordic Green Left (GUE/NGL), the coalition of radical left parliamentarians in the European Parliament to which SYRIZA is affiliated. At a press conference, Tsipras discussed the current economic, political and social situation facing Greece and the European Union. Chaired by Gabi Zimmer, GUE/NGL president, from Germany’s Die Linke party.


Child starves to death in Westminster By Rory MacKinnon

Posted: 05 Oct 2012 11:37 AM PDT

The 10-month-old boy was discovered dead in the family’s flat in north-west London in March, with a leaked post-mortem report showing ‘no food in his gut at all and so [he] had not eaten for several days at least’ – with evidence of ‘a long period of malnourishment.’


How the BBC betrayed the NHS: an exclusive report on two years of censorship and distortion By Oliver Huitson

Posted: 05 Oct 2012 10:15 AM PDT

In the two years building up to the government’s NHS reform bill, the BBC appears to have categorically failed to uphold its remit of impartiality, parroting government spin as uncontested fact, whilst reporting only a narrow, shallow view of opposition to the bill. In addition, key news appears to have been censored. The following in-depth investigation provides a shocking testimony of the extent to which the BBC abandoned the NHS.



Posted: 05 Oct 2012 10:10 AM PDT

This 8,000 word report uses rigorous research methods and detailed analysis to confirm what many have claimed: that the BBC has failed in its responsibilities to inform the British public about one of the most important pieces of legislation of the 21st century.


Can Syria Avoid the Fate of Libya and Iraq? Interview with Issa Chaer by Carlos Martinez

Posted: 05 Oct 2012 09:57 AM PDT

Issa Chaer: The false nature of much of the reporting on Syria was confirmed by personal experience following our visits to Syria. The visits proved the lies that were being reported, and we came to conclusion that those media stations are creating their own news rather than actually reporting, and we saw that they are part of a bigger plot targeting Syria.


EU sides with Monsanto in ‘GMO Cancer Corn’ word war

Posted: 05 Oct 2012 09:07 AM PDT

The European Food Safety Authority has rejected a controversial study by French scientists linking GM corn to cancer. Many in Europe are already calling for stricter controls on GMOs, as farmers weigh the lucrative crops against health concerns.


Video: Jimmy Carter says: “Election Process in Venezuela is the Best in the World”

Posted: 05 Oct 2012 06:39 AM PDT

Opposition agrees voting technology functions well, but criticizes use of state resources in Chavez reelection campaign


Leading World Bank Demographer: Vaccination Campaigns Part Of Population Reduction Policy By Jurriaan Maessen

Posted: 05 Oct 2012 06:20 AM PDT

On October 2nd a retired demographer at the World Bank admitted that vaccination campaigns are an integral part of the World Bank’s population policies. John F. May, the Bank’s leading demographer from 1992 to 2012, told the French web journal Sens Public (and in turn transcribed by the think-tank May works for) that vaccination campaigns, especially in so-called “high-fertility countries”, are means to achieve population reduction in those countries.


Video: West Uses Terrorists in Turkey to Bait Syria by grtv

Posted: 05 Oct 2012 06:14 AM PDT

In a bid to speed up their time tables for Spring 2013, the West and their proxy Turkey are now baiting Syria into a wider regional conflict. Turkey’s parliament has authorized cross-border military operations into Syria ‘when necessary’ following a casual mortar-shelling incident on the Turkish-Syrian border.


Spanish State 25S: The Salvaging of Democracy By Esther Vivas

Posted: 05 Oct 2012 05:50 AM PDT

“They call it democracy but this isn’t one” was the cry repeated in the squares and on the demonstrations. And as time went by, this slogan took on still more meaning. The stigmatization and repression against those who struggle in the street for their rights has only intensified in recent times. The worse the crisis gets, the more popular support broadens for those who protest and the more the brutal repression increases. The thirst for liberty is being smothered along with the current “democracy.”


Provoking the Enemy: Seeking a Pretext to Wage War on Iran By Julie Lévesque

Posted: 05 Oct 2012 05:47 AM PDT

Adding another hostile move to its long list of provocations against Iran, the U.S. government removed the terrorist organization Mujahedin-e-Khalq Organization (MKO) from its list of foreign terrorist organizations in late September. For Kourosh Ziabari, this decision shows America’s “unconditional support to the sworn enemies of the Iranian nation straight from the shoulder.”


NSA: Lifting the Veil on NRO Satellite Systems and Ground Stations

Posted: 05 Oct 2012 05:43 AM PDT

Today, the National Security Archive posts the fourth in a series of electronic briefing books concerning secrecy and satellite reconnaissance – one of the most sensitive areas of U.S. intelligence-gathering. Specific satellite programs whose declassification is covered in this briefing book include some of the earliest and, at the time, most secretive programs of their kind: CORONA, ARGON, LANYARD, GRAB, POPPY, GAMBIT, HEXAGON, and QUILL.


NSA: The Armageddon Letters – Telling the Story of the Cuban Missile Crisis From the Perspective of Kennedy, Khrushchev and Castro

Posted: 05 Oct 2012 05:41 AM PDT

The Armageddon Letters – a transmedia project (multiplatform storytelling) launched on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Cuban missile crisis – takes visitors behind the scenes during the October 1962 Cuban missile crisis, the most dangerous crisis in recorded history.


VTJP News & Articles 4 October 2012: Empire trapped: US role in a new Middle East

Posted: 05 Oct 2012 05:39 AM PDT

4 October 2012 – VTJP News International Middle East Media Center Soldiers Invade Tulkarem, Jenin And Hebron; Clashes ReportedIMEMC – Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, several areas in the northern West Ban districts on Tulkarem, Jenin and Hebron, broke into several homes and buildings leading to clashes with dozens of local youths, injuries were reported. […]


ICH 4 October 2012: Voting for Death

Posted: 05 Oct 2012 05:37 AM PDT

4 October 2012  – Information Clearing House Ex-defense Chief Says Attack On Iran Would Be Disastrous By Bill Sizemore Neither the United States nor Israel is capable of wiping out Iran’s nuclear capability, he said, and “such an attack would make a nuclear-armed Iran inevitable. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32644.htm   Study: Thousands Would Die in an Attack on Iran’s Nuclear […]


Hegemony and Propaganda: The Importance of Trivialisation in Cementing Social Control By Colin Todhunter

Posted: 05 Oct 2012 05:31 AM PDT

Knowledge in modern societies has expanded to the point whereby specialisms and sub-specialisms are the norm. It is just not possible for one person to have in-depth knowledge of every discipline. We must rely on others to convey such knowledge, usually in relatively simplistic terms. Most of us have to take at face value many of the ideas and concepts that we are bombarded with in this age of instant, mass communications and information overload.


BA Report Oct 3, 2012 — Occupy the Debates, Int’l Criminal Court on Trial, How Mass Incarceration Changes Everthing

Posted: 05 Oct 2012 04:02 AM PDT

3 October, 2012 — Black Agenda Report This week in Black Agenda Report Why This Black Man Is Watching the Debates, and Voting Green by BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon I’ll be watching the debates. Not on CNN or ABC, but online at Occupy the Debates or at Democracy Now or Free Speech TV, […]