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John Pilger: Making the World a More Dangerous Place – The Eager Role of Julia Gillard

The Australian parliament building reeks of floor polish. The wooden floors shine so virtuously they reflect the cartoon-like portraits of prime ministers, bewigged judges and viceroys. Along the gleaming white, hushed corridors, the walls are hung with Aboriginal art: one painting after another as in a monolithic gallery, divorced from their origins, the irony brutal. The poorest, sickest, most incarcerate ...

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Michel Chossudovsky: The War on Lebanon and the Battle for Oil

Author’s Note Recent developments in Syria and Lebanon point to military escalation, namely the evolution towards a broader regional war, which has been on the drawing board of the Pentagon since 2004. The borders of Syria and Lebanon are surrounded. British and US troops are stationed in Jordan, The Turkish High Command in liaison with NATO is providing military support to the Free Syrian Army. Allie ...

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Kourosh Ziabari: The Nobel Peace Prize for Those Who Declared War on My Country

Nobel Prize is the most prestigious honor which one may be awarded in his lifetime. The legacy of Alfred Nobel is so matchless and incomparable that more than one century after the first Nobel Prize was awarded, it is still the most exalted and esteemed prize that can be conferred to people who work for the promotion and advancement of sciences and global peace. Many people live their entire life with the d ...

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Adrian Salbuchi: The European Union Grabs the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize

    Millions around the world reacted in “shock and awe” when the envelope containing the name of the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize was finally read this past week: “…and the winner is… The European Union!!…” How can you award of a Peace Prize – of all things! – to an entity that systematically supports the economic and social destruction of Greece ...

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Finian Cunningham: Turkish ‘Weapons Airliner’ Story Does Not Add Up

The Syrian Airbus 320 that Turkish F-16 forced to land in Ankara last week.     Sat Oct 13, 2012 7:36AM By Finian Cunningham     More than 24 hours after it reached its final destination in Damascus, Turkey has yet to provide substantial justification for why it forced a civilian airliner to dramatically land in Ankara under coercion of F16 fighter jets. The Airbus A320 with 37 people on ...

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Paul Craig Roberts: America´s Degeneracy

October 10, 2012 "Information Clearing House" - On May 31, 2010, the Israeli right-wing government sent armed military troops to illegally board in international waters Gaza aid ships of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla organized by the Free Gaza Movement and the Turkish Foundation for Human Rights and Freedoms and Humanitarian Relief. The Israelis murdered 8 Turkish citizens and one US citizen in cold b ...

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Paul J. Balles: Fodder for Extremism

Four joint hosts of an MSNBC programme called Cycle decided to open a Pandora's Box and discuss some of America's problems in the Middle East. One of the participants attempted to draw a distinction between "extreme Muslims" and "moderate Muslims", suggesting that viewers should make such a distinction. That was with the caveat, according to another panellist, that moderate Musli ...

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Tristan Sturm: Christian Zionists Back Israel’s Risky Policy Decisions

(Censored Op-ed taken down from the Jerusalem Post site because of the Christian Zionist lobby) Christian Zionists increasingly act as if they were religious Jews until the End. They refer to the year 5773; many have changed their day of Sabbath from Sunday to Saturday; some have made aliyah through the use of suspect Jewish ancestry, or are on indefinitely renewed tourist visas; they donate millions of dol ...

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Larry Derfner: Head of Free Gaza Movement – Anti-Semitic Video in Question Is ‚Disgusting‘

After being accused of promoting a video which places the blame for the Holocaust on the Zionists, Greta Berlin tells her side of the story. I just finished about a 20-minute phone interview with Free Gaza Movement spokeswoman Greta Berlin, who spoke from Los Angeles. I exchanged some e-mails with her, I asked her several questions, I read quite a bit of the criticism and condemnations of her from left and ...

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Franklin Lamb: AIPAC – Israel’s Agent Feeling Squeezed?

The American Israel public affairs committee (AIPAC) has seen headier days according to US congressional staffers forced to work regularly with the pro-Zionist agent of Israel. The grip of fear and the lock on Congress that the Israel first organization has long touted in its service to Israel may be weakening against a backdrop of American Jews rejecting the increasing rants of Prime Minister Netanyahu tha ...

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