fix articles 30700, sydney morning herald
John Pilger warns of a new fascism (tags)
Democracy is now fictitious. There is the all-powerful business elite that has merged with the state and its claims to "identity". US admirals are paid thousands of dollars a day by Australian taxpayers for "advice". Across the West, our political imaginations have been soothed by PR and distracted from the machinations of corrupt politicians who can be had extremely cheaply.
Breaking the Silence: A Middleman For Anonymous Sources (tags)
Too often, when it comes to reporting on Israel and the Palestinians, unverified “eyewitnesses” or unnamed sources are a feature of media stories, especially those that impact negatively on Israel.
Washington v. Edward Snowden Update (tags)
Fukushima Radiation: Some Difficult Truths (tags)
The ongoing Fukushima nuclear crisis has raised numerous concerns, the candor of pronouncements regarding the reality of circumstances being one of them. As many wonder what the future will hold, the events reported in this article suggest some possible conclusions, the facts being less than reassuring.
Are the United States and NATO are losing the War in Afghanistan? (tags)
In this study I will examine whether NATO and the United States have failed in their War in Afghanistan against Islamic terrorism between 2001-09. To do this I will compare their objectives against measurements of effectiveness (MOE’s) as provided by both political and military sources as prescribed by the intervening forces.
False Charges Ricochet in the War on WikiLeaks (tags)
"Assange, however, quickly laid the blame on the Pentagon. He stated that he had been warned by Australian intelligence to be on guard against “honey traps”—the time-honored ploys that intelligence services use to lure a target into a sexual encounter with someone who then uses the encounter to damage the target’s reputation. Earlier today, however, Assange reversed course on these charges, telling the Sydney Morning Herald, “We don’t have direct evidence that this is coming from a U.S. or other intelligence service, but we can have some suspicions about who will benefit, but without direct evidence I won’t be making direct allegations.” The Pentagon quickly denounced the charges as “absurd.” But there is no doubt that the Pentagon is seeking to gain from them in its information war with WikiLeaks: when the case first emerged, the accusations were aggressively spread by the Pentagon via Twitter. As I wrote in “WikiLeaks: The National-Security State Strikes Back,” a highly classified Army Counterintelligence Center 32-page memorandum noted that to eliminate the threat presented by WikiLeaks, the United States would have to strike not simply servers and databases, but against the individuals who were critical to the operation of WikiLeaks. It repeatedly identifies Assange as a target, describes the leaks as criminal acts and advocates “successful prosecutions” to “destroy the center of gravity” of WikiLeaks. The suspicions raised by Assange are thus hardly unwarranted—they match the Pentagon’s own plan to take WikiLeaks out of action. However, there is as yet no direct evidence for the claim that the accusations leveled at Assange were the work of some intelligence service, and even if there were, Assange has plenty of governments anxious to shut him down aside from the United States. But as this incident makes clear, the war on WikiLeaks will be fought with unconventional tools and those following the story are advised to accept nothing at face value."
Israel's Open Secret: Nuclear Armed and Dangerous (tags)
Israel's nuclear arsenal threatens humanity
Sydney Morning Herald: US switches cocaine air bases to Columbia (tags)
making drugs more "efficient and stronger"
CIA/US Military Perpetrated Most of Iraq's "Suicide Bombs"! (tags)
...in Baghdad when an Iraqi driver had his license and car confiscated at a checkpoint, after which he was instructed "to report to an American military camp near Baghdad airport for interrogation and in order to retrieve his license." After being questioned for a short while, he was told to drive his car to an Iraqi police station, where his license had been forwarded, and that he should go quickly. "The driver did leave in a hurry, but was soon alarmed with a feeling that his car was driving as if carrying a heavy load, and he also became suspicious of a low flying helicopter that kept hovering overhead, as if trailing him. He stopped the car and inspected it carefully. He found nearly 100 kilograms of explosives hidden in the back seat and along the two back doors. The only feasible explanation for this incident is that the car was indeed booby trapped by the Americans and intended for the al-Khadimiya Shiite district of Baghdad. The helicopter was monitoring his movement and witnessing the anticipated ‘hideous attack by foreign elements."
The Red Cross Ambulance Incident (tags)
The Red Cross Ambulance Incident How the Media Legitimized an Anti-Israel Hoax and Changed the Course of a War
Indonesia's Human Rights Violations Report (tags)
LEST WE FORGET How you can go about reading the secret Indonesian government report that investigated gross human rights violations occurring in East Timor during 1999.
Googling for Fun Can Be Depressing (tags)
Pick an important story and google it. You’ll find plenty of hits, but f it’s critical of the current administration, odds are you won’t find many hits on corporate media sites—just on alternative and oversease media sites. No wonder the American public is turning away from mainstream purveyors of “news.”
US: Patriotic pride and fear (tags)
Exploring questions of societal madness and contemporary fascism, Goldstein interviews political scientist Michael Parenti and psychologist Daniel Burston.
Israeli Sniper Assassinates Two Children (tags)
Israeli Sniper Assassinates Two Children
Brutality starts at home (tags)
US President George W Bush condemned the incidents of Iraq prison abuse and those who perpetrated them, saying: "That's not the way we do things in America." But unfortunately, that's not quite true.
BTL:Iraqi Shiite Uprising Poses Serious Threat to U.S. Occupation (tags)
Interview with Michael Schwartz, sociology professor at the State University of New York, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Saddam's capture revisited (tags)
On 28 March the BBC aired an "expose" revealing the identity of Saddam Hussein's betrayer, but news of this had already broken by January. And what the BBC didn't mention was that a chain of events, beginning last July, signaled the start of the dictator's demise.
IRAQ REVOLT: TACTICS OF DIVERSION (tags)
With questions of 9/11 and Africa's oil and "al-Qaeda" dominating headlines, it sure was lucky that Iraq returned to the front-page...or, was it more than just luck.
Iraq civil war: Rumors and reality (tags)
While the Bush administration attempts to spin its way towards Iraq War vindication and clear of civil war blame, the facts present another view. Goldstein's 1 March piece provides them.
The Crats of Hebron (tags)
".... this rising "third" population lives ferociously in Hebron, along with the Palestinians and the settlers and soldiers. They have come about as a direct result of the illegal occupation, but are in some ways symbolic of the different kind of existence that Old Hebron has become as it is called, Area H-2."
Freedom of Speech Bush Style (tags)
So this is America???
Self-Censorship: The LA Times and ``Resistance Fighters' (tags)
"The Los Angeles Times instructed its editors not to speak any more of Iraqi resistance fighters. Instead the words rebels or guerillas should be used according to the email order.."
Media Censorship That Doesn't Speak Its Name (tags)
Reducing journalism to a branch of corporate and government public relations is the hidden agenda of the media deregulators, in Britain and America.
HELLO VIETNAM! (Iraq) (tags)
"War? What War?
URGENT: Our Journalist Under Attack In Indonesia, Needs Our Help (tags)
William (Billy) Nessen and his wife Shadia, are in serious danger and fear for their lives following recent threats from the Indonesian military. Please join efforts to ensure safe passage for the Nessens and an end to military aggression in Aceh and East Timor. Latest report, June 20, 2003, 'Nessen Could Be Punished By Death' see link in footer.
JOSE BOVE ARRESTED! (tags)
French Anti-Globalization leader, Jose Bove, was arrested at his farmhouse by nearly 100 Policemen. Militants from the Peasant Confederation demonstrate in the courtyard of Rodez's police headquarters to protest the arrest of anti-globalization hero Jose Bove(AFP/Eric Cabanis)
AS THE ECONOMY CRUMBLES - June 16, 2003 (tags)
Summarizing the crappy economic news of the week.
Oil wars Pentagon's policy since 1999 (tags)
Top-level document found confirming OIL WAR is perceived as legitimate US Defense Department policy.
'I saw the heads of my two little girls come off' (tags)
From April 2, 2003 Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney Australia
It's about Oil, according to U.S. officials (tags)
Two articles reveal the true meaning of "security" - please copy/paste into an email and get the word out!
12,200 Articles Re: Anti War/Sample What The News Papers Are Saying (tags)
It's worth a glance to realize just how wide-spread, large and serious this movement has become here and around the world. http://news.google.com "anti war"
NATIONAL SANCTITY OF LIFE DAY (tags)
A LIFE-LOVING PEOPLE...
Australian authorities send refugees to their deaths (tags)
Four years ago, Colombian dissident Alvaro Morales fled to Australia to escape death threats from Colombian government-backed paramilitaries. In May, the Australian authorities turned down his application for asylum. When Morales returned to Colombia he was shot dead by right-wing paramilitaries.