Saturday, October 29, 2011
Occupy San Francisco: the teenager who was refused cancer treatment | World news | guardian.co.uk: As Miran Istina puts it, she has been living on borrowed time since she was 14. Diagnosed with cancer, she was given just months to live after her health insurer refused to provide her with life-saving surgery.
Friday, October 28, 2011
The Real Reason Obama Is Sending US Troops To Uganda - TheBlackList Pub: Call me a cynic but it makes sense Obama would send troops into Uganda now that they have discovered oil there; especially as the US moves to secure all the continent’s resources and prevent the Chinese from gaining another toe hold in Africa. This is how they roll. To keep us inthe dark and make us fall for their okey-doke they tell us some cock and bull story about going after a “bad guy” who they armed and supported for twenty-five years. It’s the same ol’ same ol’ only this time its being done by a “black” president
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Asia Times Online :: THE ROVING EYE : How the West won LibyaThey are fighting over the carcass as vultures. The French Ministry of Defense said they got him with a Rafale fighter jet firing over his convoy. The Pentagon said they got him with a Predator firing a Hellfire missile.
WikiLeaks payments blockade sets dangerous precedent | Dan Gillmor | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk
WikiLeaks payments blockade sets dangerous precedent | Dan Gillmor | Comment is free | guardian.co.ukThe cowardice of the payment systems, not to mention their hypocrisy, is a disgrace as well. Then again, we don't expect much better from financial institutions at this point. But we have to recognise their power. They have become the de facto method of consumer commerce in the new century. That is why we need to start seeing these commerce systems more as what American telecommunications law calls "common carriers" – organisations that are required to transmit information, in return having immunity from responsibility for what is contained in the messages. A phone company is a common carrier. If users plan a bank robbery over the phone, they, not the carrier, can be prosecuted.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Monday, October 24, 2011
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Media And The US | Opinion Maker: First treated as a major national security and terrorism-related incident, the early morning break-in of the Bexar County Court House in San Antonio, Texas on October 19 by five French passport bearers is now being relegated by the corporate media to a prank.
Macmillan backed Syria assassination plot: The report said that once the necessary degree of fear had been created, frontier incidents and border clashes would be staged to provide a pretext for Iraqi and Jordanian military intervention. Syria had to be "made to appear as the sponsor of plots, sabotage and violence directed against neighbouring governments," the report says. "CIA and SIS should use their capabilities in both the psychological and action fields to augment tension." That meant operations in Jordan, Iraq, and Lebanon, taking the form of "sabotage, national conspiracies and various strong-arm activities" to be blamed on Damascus.
WikiLeaks cables and the Iraq War - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com: That description from CNN of the cable’s contents is, unsurprisingly, diluted to the point of obfuscation. That cable was released by WikiLeaks in May, 2011, and, as McClatchy put it at the time, “provides evidence that U.S. troops executed at least 10 Iraqi civilians, including a woman in her 70s and a 5-month-old infant, then called in an airstrike to destroy the evidence, during a controversial 2006 incident in the central Iraqi town of Ishaqi.”