Thursday, March 31, 2011

Hugo Chavez Slams US and Western Imperialism In Libya and Syria

From Voltaire Non Aligned Press Network
On Saturday, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said the United States and other nations are seeking to intervene militarily in Syria using the same strategy as in Libya.
The supposedly peaceful movements have already begun, and then there will be some deaths and they’ll be accusing the Syrian president of killing his people. Later, the Yankees come and want to bomb the people in order to save them, imagine that,” said President Chavez.
What shameless cynicism! It’s a new strategy they’ve invented, to generate violent armed conflicts and spill blood in a country in order to then bomb it and intervene and take ownership of its natural resources and convert it into a colony,” Chavez said.

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Leonard Cohen-The Future

Give me back my broken night
my mirrored room, my secret life
it's lonely here,
there's no one left to torture
Give me absolute control
over every living soul
And lie beside me, baby,
that's an order!

Give me crack and anal sex
Take the only tree that's left
stuff it up the hole
in your culture
Give me back the Berlin wall
give me Stalin and St Paul
I've seen the future, brother:
it is murder.
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Introduction to Rise Up, Worker!-Save The Planet!

This is the introduction to the forthcoming book Rise Up, Worker!-Save The Planet! by Ljubodrag Simonovic.

A worker is not “the work force”.

A worker is a man.

Man is a life-creating, historic, libertarian, universal creative and social being.

The nature of the contemporary workers’ class struggle is conditioned by the nature of contemporary capitalism.

Capitalism is based on ecocidal terrorism.

The annihilation of nature as a life-creating whole is at the same time the annihilation of men as natural and human beings.

Instead of the Marx’s notion of “alienation” (Entfremdung), the key notion in the critique of capitalism should be destruction.

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Libyan "Rebels" Committing Acts of Genocide Against Black Africans

Editors note: This atrocity in Libya is an exact repeat of Yugoslavia Kosovo in 1999. The script is the same with only the names of the characters changed. Replace Milosovic with Gaddafi, replace the Kosovo Liberation Army with the Interim Transitional National Council and the same film is being played. One other similarity is the precarious situation of minorities. In Kosovo most of the civilians killed by the Kosovar Albanians were Roma (Gypsy). In Libya, most of the civilians killed by the "rebels" are Black Africans. In both cases, the Western media and powers have remained silent about the racist massacres of both Roma and Black Africans while accusing Milosovic and Gaddafi of genocide and crimes against humanity.

From World Socialist Website:
By Wolfgang Weber
The opposition forces in Libya attempting to march on Tripoli with the assistance of American, French and British bombs are far removed from the image of innocent civilians fighting for freedom and democracy promoted by the media and political circles.

This is made clear in a March 22 article in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung by Gunnar Heinsohn, the author of Encyclopaedia of Genocide (Rowohlt, 1998).
Heinsohn cites a report by the well-known Zimbabwean journalist and documentary filmmaker Farai Sevenzo dealing with barbaric, pogrom-like massacres perpetrated by the so-called “rebels” against black African workers in Libya. The article states:

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Russian Doctors In Libya: "The US and its allies are carrying out genocide against the Libyan people."

Open letter of  Russian doctors in Libya to the President of the Russian Federation

Today, there is blatant external aggression of USA and NATO against a sovereign country - Libya. And if anyone can doubt this, then we say this obvious fact is well known, because all this is happening before our eyes, and the actions of U.S. and NATO threaten the lives of not only the citizens of Libya, but to us who are on its territory. We are outraged by the barbaric bombing of Libya, which is currently carried out by a coalition of U.S. and NATO.

The bombing of Tripoli and other cities in Libya is aimed not only at the objects of air defense and Libya's Air Force and not only against the Libyan army, but also the object of military and civilian infrastructure. Today, 24 March 2011, NATO aircraft and the U.S. all night and all morning bombed a suburb of Tripoli - Tajhura (where, in particular, is Libya's Nuclear Research Center). Air Defense and Air Force facilities in Tajhura were destroyed back in the first 2 days of strikes and more active military facilities in the city remained, but today the object of bombing are barracks of the Libyan army, around which are densely populated residential areas, and next to it - the largest in Libya's Heart Centers. Civilians and the doctors could not assume that common residential quarters will be about to become destroyed, so none of the residents or hospital patients was evacuated.

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Breaking Yugoslavia

By Diana Johnston
This interview originally appeared in New Left Project 03.03.2010
Diana Johnstone is the author of ‘Fools’ Crusade: Yugoslavia, NATO and Western Delusions’. She spoke to NLP on the wars in the former Yugoslavia, western involvement and the trial of Slobodan Milosevic.

First of all, I think these accusations are designed primarily to distract public attention from the main focus of my writing on Yugoslavia, and in particular my book, Fools’ Crusade: Yugoslavia, NATO and Western Delusions. That focus is political. As the title indicates, my book is not about Srebrenica. It is about the historical and political background, and the deception and self-deception involved in media coverage and Western policy-making that led to the illegal NATO war of aggression in 1999. The only reason I wrote about Srebrenica at all is that I could not very well avoid the subject, but I stated from the start I was not writing about what happened at Srebrenica (on which I claim no special knowledge) but about the political uses of it. I am not a war correspondent but a political analyst. The trouble is that some people do not welcome political analysis of the Balkan conflicts, and use Srebrenica to ban it. If mothers are weeping, how can anyone engage in such a heartless exercise as political analysis? Judging complex events solely on the basis of images and emotions, which are often deceptive, is infantile. But we are living in a period of infantile regression.

As for Srebrenica, certainly any execution of prisoners is a war crime and deserves punishment, even if the figure of 8,000 is certainly exaggerated, since it includes men who died in ambush while trying to escape, or even men who actually did escape. But whatever the number of victims, a single massacre of military-age men while sparing women and children cannot in my opinion be correctly described as "genocide" – unless the term "genocide" is redefined to fit the single case of Srebrenica. And this is precisely what was done by the International Criminal Tribunal on former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague. In order to convict General Radislav Krstic (who was not even present at the scene) of complicity in "genocide", the ICTY judges ruled in August 2001 that killing a large number of Muslim men from Srebrenica was "genocide" because of the "patriarchal" nature of their society. Women and children survivors were too insignificant in such a patriarchal society to matter! This preposterous verdict simply confirmed the obvious fact that ICTY is working for those who set it up, choose its judges and pay its expenses: that is, essentially, NATO. It is there to justify the NATO interpretation of the conflicts in former Yugoslavia, by putting the entire burden of blame on the Serbs. Unless an Orwellian future bans free historical inquiry, I am confident that my critical appraisal of ICTY will be justified by history.
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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Max Keiser Report 24.3.2011

Max Keiser takes the piss out of Ann Coulter and dresses down Fox News. Co-host Stacy Herbert reports on jail time for almost stealing an algorithm that could 'manipulate markets' and jail time for 'stealing' virtual gaming chips. In the second half Max debates Ed Harrison on the topic of hyper-inflation.


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