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“Dirty Tricks” Covert Op? Armed Phillippines Based Islamists Land on Beaches of North Borneo Ahead of Malaysian Elections By Tony Cartalucci, March 04 2013
 Coincidence? West’s use of terrorism raises concerns latest violence in Sabah is linked to Wall Street’s campaign to install Anwar Ibrahim as head of Malaysia.

Disturbing and bizarre reports of Philippine-based armed “Islamist” militants landing on the beaches of Malaysia’s

Egyptian Military Clashes with Protesters in Port Said By Xinhua, March 04 2013

One military officer and two soldiers were injured in clashes between protesters and security forces in Port Said in northern Egypt on Sunday, Helmy el-Hefny, deputy of health ministry in Port Said, told Xinhua.

While state-run Ahram online quoted a …

Russia: The Friends of Syria Group supports Terrorism By Ria Novosti, March 04 2013

A resolution adopted by the Friends of Syria Group in Rome on Thursday encourages extremists there to seize power by force, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said on Friday.

US, EU and Arab officials who met in Rome on …

Georgia President and Azerbaijan Deputy Prime Minister: Azerbaijan “Must be Ready to Fight the Russians” By Global Research News, March 04 2013

When Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili made an official visit to Azerbaijan last week, he took with him a bit of his unique brand of anti-Russia rhetoric, saying that Baku today faces a similar threat from Russia as has Tbilisi. From …

Syria President Al-Assad’s Interview with The Sunday Times By Bashar al Assad, March 03 2013

Sunday Times: Mr. President your recent offer of political dialogue was qualified with a firm rejection of the very groups you would have to pacify to stop the violence: the armed rebels and the Syrian National Coalition, the main opposition …

Neurotoxins in Your Chocolate Milk? By Charles Foerster, March 03 2013
While healthy eating habits and a reduction in childhood obesity are good ideas, using additional aspartame in the food chain, as proposed by the Milk producers, is counter-productive and dangerous.
The Greek Catastrophe: “Economic Progress” Built on Rotten Political Foundations By Prof. James Petras, March 03 2013

Introduction       

As Greece enters the sixth year of Europe ’s worst economic depression, with 30% of its labor force unemployed and over 52% of its youth jobless, the entire social fabric is unraveling; a suicide rate are skyrocketing and close …

Towards a Framework of Global Warfare? By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, March 03 2013

Washington’s most influential establishment think tank The Brookings Institution has called upon the Obama administration to implement what is tantamount to a framework of Global Warfare.

According to Brookings Michael E. O’Hanlon, the US should intervene simultaneously through direct military …

Who Will Stand Up to Big Oil’s Profiteering? The Gas Gougers By Ralph Nader, March 03 2013

Here we go again. A sudden surge in the price of gasoline and heating oil is followed by reported expressions of frustrated despair by hard-pressed consumers in the midst of silence from the oil companies and abdication of responsibility by

Washington Seeks to Destabilize Venezuela? By Global Research News, March 03 2013

Venezuela’s opposition leader Henrique Capriles went to the United States to find ways and means aimed at destabilizing the situation in his country, Vice President Nicolas Maduro said.

“He had meetings in Miami already and will be meeting tomorrow with …

Obama’s Military Presence in Niger: US Control over Uranium under the Disguise of Counter-terrorism By Wayne Madsen, March 03 2013

 President Obama’s military incursion into Niger, ostensibly to establish a drone base to counter «Al Qaeda» and other Islamist guerrilla activity in neighboring Mali, has little to do with counter-insurgency and everything to do with establishing U.S. control over Niger’s

Energy Geopolitics: The Economic and Social Crisis in Bulgaria By Vadim Vikhrov, March 03 2013

Bulgaria is facing the wave of the largest mass protests in the last 16 years provoked by price hikes. So the resignation of Boyko Borisov government has been expected. It was this very government and big time players from Washington

Afghanistan: Any 15-30 Year-Old Male is a Target for US “Elimination” By Kathy Kelly and John Robles, March 03 2013

The US built Al-Qaeda and Osama’s encampments

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In Afghanistan any 15-30 year-old-male is a target for US “elimination”, activists were arrested and sent to prison in the US for attempting to deliver a letter to Whiteman Air Force Base, …

Greek Military Prepares for Mass Repression By Robert Stevens, March 02 2013

Former high-level Greek diplomat Leonidas Chrysanthopoulos told the UK’s New Statesman last week that discussions had taken place between senior Greek politicians and the armed forces on the military’s response to what Chrysanthopoulos described as an “explosion of social unrest” …

Unemployment Hits New Record in Euro Zone, Personal Income Plummets in US By Barry Grey, March 02 2013

Economic statistics released this week reflect a further weakening of the world economy and a further fall in the living standards of the international working class.

Reports on unemployment, manufacturing activity, economic growth and personal income in Europe, China and …

Week in Review: Hollywood Revisionism and Media Manipulation By Global Research and Global Research, March 02 2013
‘Cry dear Sphinx’: Egypt’s Finance Ministry Proposes Renting out Pyramids By RT, March 02 2013

Renting out Egypt’s iconic landmarks, including the Giza Pyramids, to international clients could rake in up to $200 billion over five years, according to a proposal aimed at boosting the economy submitted to the country’s antiquities ministry.

The proposal was …

U.S.-NATO Missile System: First-Strike Potential Aimed At Russia By Vladimir Kozin, March 02 2013
U.S. operational missile defense systems to be deployed in Romania and Poland are not designed to intercept potential ballistic missiles launched by Iran…They are deployed in Europe to destroy Russian intercontinental ballistic missiles.

Obama’s Agenda: Direct Military Intervention and the Relentless Destruction of Syria as a Nation State By Shamus Cooke, March 02 2013

The recent announcement that the United States would increase its “non lethal” military aid to Syria’s rebels shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone.  Some speculated that Obama — having been repeatedly proved wrong about the Syria government’s stability — would

Washington is the Architect of “Political Islam”: U.S. Replicates Afghan Model In Middle East, North Africa By John Robles and Zalmay Gulzad, March 02 2013

Interview with Dr. Zalmay Gulzad

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The former Soviet Union built everything in Afghanistan including the bases which the U.S. is now occupying. The United States is supporting radical Islamic groups, including Chechen terrorists, to destabilize countries they are targetting.

Newtown Sandy Hook School Massacre: Updated Timeline, Chronological Assemblage of Coverage By James F. Tracy, March 01 2013
The timeline of the December 14 mass killing of 20 children & 8 adults attempts to demonstrate how the storyline was constructed around the theory that 20-year-old Adam Lanza was the sole agent in the massacre.
Eating Horses in Paris By Michael Parenti, March 01 2013

In 1951, only five years after World War II ended, I managed to make my way to Paris where I landed a job as a courier diplomatique (messenger boy) for the United Nations Sixth General Assembly. Despite the years of …

Supreme Court Authorizes Lawless Wiretapping By Stephen Lendman, March 01 2013

America’s Supremes are notoriously hard right. Equal justice under law is just a figure of speech. Rule of law principles and egalitarian fairness don’t matter. Power politics corrupts the High Court. It lacks legitimacy.

Five Supreme Court justices are Federalist …

Upcoming Tenth Anniversary of Illegal Invasion of Iraq. Her Majesty’s Government: “Don’t Mention the War” By Lesley Docksey, March 01 2013

 Why is it, just when you think the British Government can sink no lower and visit no more embarrassment and shame upon the country they are supposedly there to represent, that within a week or less one of the Ministers

Planeloads of Croatian Combat Weapons for Syria Al Qaeda Rebels By Global Research News, March 01 2013

Croatian Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic announced that his country will withdraw its troops from the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force, which separates between the Israeli and Syrian armies in the Golan Heights. He denies that this is the result of

Political Impasse in the Wake of Italy Elections. Corrupt EU Power Elites Challenged By R. Teichmann, March 01 2013

The result of the elections in Italy is shaking the power elite. The mainstream media all over Europe and internationally portray it as a disaster and blame it on the Italian voters.  The disaster seems to be that a relatively …

South Korea- Japan Relations and Washington’s Containment of China By Stuart Smallwood, March 01 2013

South Korean boycott of Japanese products suggests long-term challenge for US Pivot

As the United States government attempts its “Pivot to Asia” by strengthening military alliances with democratic and (contrary to the official portrayal of America as a …

Banning Nuclear Weapons: UK to Snub Discussions on Humanitarian Consequences of Nuclear Weapons By Global Research News, March 01 2013

Campaigners say this shows why a ban treaty must go ahead without them 

The UK has said today that it will not be participating in next week’s international conference on the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapon use. The meeting will …

Seoul’s “Blood Alliance” with Washington: Former Dictator’s Daughter takes over South Korean Presidency By Ben McGrath, March 01 2013

Park Geun-hye, the daughter of former South Korean military dictator Park Chung-hee, who ruled with an iron-fist from 1961 to 1979, was officially sworn in as president on Monday. The media’s promotion of her as the country’s first female president

Washington Escalates Syrian Bloodbath By Bill Van Auken, March 01 2013

Meeting in Rome with the so-called Friends of Syria—fellow NATO powers and the reactionary Sunni monarchies of the Gulf states—Washington’s new secretary of state, John Kerry, announced on Monday that for the first time the US will begin funneling “non-lethal” …

Deepwater Horizon: BP Exec Admits Knew of “Big Risk” of Explosion By Natasha Lennard, March 01 2013

As Grist has flagged, on the second day of the trial against BP over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster, Lamar McKay, who was president of BP America at the time of the explosion, admitted that there was knowledge of

The Geopolitics of Oil and Natural Gas: Russia is Back to Stay in the Middle East By Global Research News, March 01 2013

By Felix Imonti

Russia is back. President Vladimir Putin wants the world to acknowledge that Russia remains a global power. He is making his stand in Syria.

The Soviet Union acquired the Tartus Naval Port in Syria in 1971 without …

Washington’s “Expanded Battlefield Aid” to Syria Al Qaeda Terrorists By Tony Cartalucci, March 01 2013
The US State Department, and to a greater extent, US foreign policy itself, having exhausted completely their collective credibility, has attempted yet another “reset.” By bringing in John Kerry to pose as the next US Secretary of State, it is
This Year’s Subsidy to Wall Street is Equal to the Amount of This Year’s Sequester Cuts By Eric Zuesse, March 01 2013

Since we’ve bailed out the 10 largest banks $83 billion this year alone, should they give it back to us by paying into the U.S. Treasury the amount of this year’s sequester? After all, it’s the same amount.

On February

Strip Britons of UK Citizenship, Then Kill them with Drone Strikes after Passports revoked By Chris Woods and Alice K Ross, March 01 2013

The government has secretly ramped up a controversial programme that strips people of their British citizenship on national security grounds – two of whom have been subsequently killed by US drone attacks.

An investigation by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism …

US Supreme Court Justices attack US Voting Rights Act By World Socialist Web Site, March 01 2013

 by Ed Hightower

On Wednesday, the US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of Shelby County v. Holder, which challenges the key enforcement provisions of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) of 1965.

Right-wing justices Antonin Scalia, Samuel …

Police State USA: Supreme Court upholds Secret Wiretaps By John Burton, March 01 2013

The US Supreme Court ruled 5-4 on Tuesday that a group of United States-based attorneys, journalists and human rights activists, along with their affiliated organizations, cannot sue to establish the unconstitutionality of a 2008 amendment to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance …

The Uncommon Courage of Bradley Manning By Prof. Marjorie Cohn, March 01 2013

Bradley Manning has pleaded guilty to 10 charges including possessing and willfully communicating to an unauthorized person all the main elements of the WikiLeaks disclosure. The charges carry a total of 20 years in prison. For the first time, Bradley …

Haiti’s Nightmare: The Cocaine Coup and the CIA Connection By Global Research News, March 01 2013

by Paul DeRienzo

Originally published by The Shadow no. 32, April/June 1994, published on Global Research 4 days before the February 29, 2004 Coup d’Etat

It was a day before the scheduled return of Haiti’s exiled president Jean Betrand Aristide, …

Mounting Civilian Casualties from Covert US Drone Strikes. US Congress “Turns a Blind Eye” By Chris Woods, March 01 2013

Claims by a powerful Senate oversight committee that it is doing its ‘utmost’ to verify claims of civilian casualties from covert US drone strikes have been undermined by the discovery that it has made no contact with any group conducting

America: The Power to Assassinate a Compliant and Submissive People By Jacob G. Hornberger, February 28 2013

By Jacob G. Hornberger

President Obama’s nomination of John Brennan is being held up over Brennan’s refusal to state whether the president’s power to assassinate Americans (and others) extends to American soil. The controversy is summed up in a great

Guns in the United States By Global Research News, February 28 2013

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The Hottest Trend out of Hollywood: “War Sells!” By Global Research and Global Research, February 28 2013

In this day and age, “selling war” on the big screen has become a vastly lucrative enterprise, and business is booming.

This past week, television broadcasters worldwide have been particularly enthusiastic in celebrating a glorified image of war and violence …

Hollywood-Style History By Stephen Lendman, February 28 2013

Hollywood’s complicity with Washington is longstanding. Movie moguls are duplicitous. The only thing they like better than good films are good deals.

Washington’s requests are prioritized. Scripts feature pro-Western propaganda. “Operation Hollywood” explains.

Daily Variety/Hollywood Reporter David Robb’s bookdiscussed …

US Moves Towards Open Arming of Syrian Opposition By Chris Marsden, February 28 2013

In the lead-up to today’s Friends of Syria summit meeting in Rome, the United States has signalled a shift in policy, towards openly arming the Syrian opposition that is fighting a US proxy war to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.…

War No More? Malaysia Spearheads Efforts to Criminalize War By James Corbett and Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, February 28 2013
Infantile Conservatism: America’s “Greatest National Security Threat is Iran.” Do Conservatives really Believe this? By Pat Buchanan, February 28 2013

Regularly now, The Washington Post, as always concerned with fairness and balance, runs a blog called “Right Turn: Jennifer Rubin’s Take From a Conservative Perspective.”

The blog tells us what the Post regards as conservatism.

On Monday, Rubin declared that

Ouput vs. Employment: America’s Disappearing Jobs By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, February 28 2013

After his State of the Union, President Obama took a jobs tour to call for growth in the manufacturing base where only 6% of US jobs exist.  This was a charade.  It would be like a president touring horse, buggy

Democracy Canadian-style By Eric Walberg, February 28 2013

Given Canada’s neo-realpolitik internationally, it is no surprise that Canadian domestic affairs are following an identical logic. In the past, Canada appeared to stand apart from such settler colonies as the US and Australia in dealing more fairly with

Washington’s Strategic Policy Shift on Syria: Edging Closer to Direct Military Intervention? By Ben Schreiner, February 28 2013

Though President Obama last year rejected a proposal from the State Department, Pentagon, and CIA to directly arm Syrian rebel fighters, his administration is once again edging closer to directly intervening in the Syrian war.

As the Washington Post reported

The REAL Source of Cavities and Gum Disease By Washington's Blog, February 28 2013

Our modern stereotype is that – until recently – people were plagued with rotting teeth, cavities and gum disease.

But the truth is that prehistoric people had much better oral health than we do today.

As NPR reports:

Prehistoric

Washington Seeks “Regime Change” in Malaysia: US-backed Opposition Complicit in Corruption and “Dirty Tricks” By Dr. Chandra Muzaffar, February 28 2013

In the coming General Election, condemning the Barisan Nasional (BN)  as “totally corrupt” would be the Pakatan Rakyat’s (PR) main line of attack. It will be used as a rallying cry to oust the incumbent. Corruption is undoubtedly a major

Baptism of Fire for South Korea’s First Woman President Park Geun-hye By Nile Bowie, February 28 2013

In the shadow of North Korea’s third nuclear test, the inauguration this week of Park Geun-hye, Northeast Asia’s first female president, is a momentous event.

Her father, former president Park Chung-Hee, was one of South Korea’s most iconic and controversial …

Capitalism as Disease: Spreading Governmental Tyranny and Gun Violence By John Kozy, February 27 2013

When I grew up in semi-rural Pennsylvania, everybody had guns, and guns were never a concern. People had guns for hunting and for skeet and target shooting. I had a 0.22 long barreled Remington rifle for varmint hunting, mainly to …

Italian Voters Reject the European Union’s Austerity Measures By Peter Schwarz, February 27 2013

Italian voters have unambiguously rejected the politics of the Monti government and the European Union. This has triggered panic and outrage in Europe’s capitals and unleashed ferocious tremors on the international finance markets.

Some 55 percent of the electorate voted …

Collapse of Social Programs in America: Three-Quarters of Progressive Caucus Not Taking a Stand Against Cuts in Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid By Norman Solomon, February 27 2013
For the social compact of the United States, most of the Congressional Progressive Caucus has gone missing.While still on the caucus roster, three-quarters of the 70-member caucus seem lost in political smog. Those 54 members of the Progressive Caucus haven’t …
Giant Food Corporations Work Hand-In-Glove With Corrupt Government Agencies To Dish Up Cheap, Unhealthy Food By Washington's Blog, February 27 2013

Big Food Is Making Us Sick

The Independent reports that small farmers are being challenged by food companies are becoming insanely concentrated:

Increasingly, a handful of multinationals are tightening their grip on the commodity markets, with potentially dramatic effects for

College Education in America: “Learning to Be Stupid in the Culture of Cash” By Luciana Bohne, February 27 2013

Incisive and provocative analysis first published by Global Research in August 2003.

You might think that reading about a Podunk University’s English teacher’s attempt to connect the dots between the poverty of American education and the gullibility of the American …

The U.S.-EU Free Trade Deal: Foundation for a New Global Economic Order By Dana Gabriel, February 27 2013

The U.S. and EU have agreed to launch negotiations on what would be the world’s largest free trade deal. Such an agreement would be the basis for the creation of an economic NATO and would include trade in goods, services …

The Value of Life vs. War and Mayhem. How Many Deaths Are Worth The Price? By Colin Todhunter, February 27 2013

When former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright was asked whether half a million dead Iraqi children who perished under US sanctions was a price worth paying to try to remove Saddam Hussein, she replied that it was.

Ask …

Former Insiders Criticise Iran Policy as U.S. Hegemony By Gareth Porter, February 27 2013

“Going to Tehran” arguably represents the most important work on the subject of U.S.-Iran relations to be published thus far.

Flynt Leverett and Hillary Mann Leverett tackle not only U.S. policy toward Iran but the broader context of Middle East

Threats to the Environment and the XL Keystone Project: “It’s Not About Oil Pipelines, It’s About Tar Sands” By William Boardman, February 27 2013

 The same day that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was promising a “fair and transparent” review of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Alberta, Canada, to the Texas Gulf Coast, the CEO of the company building that pipeline,

Drone Warfare “Signature Strikes” By Cora Currier and Justin Elliott, February 27 2013

The nomination of John Brennan to be CIA director has prompted intense debate on Capitol Hill and in the media about U.S. drone killings abroad. But the focus has been on the targeting of American citizens – a narrow issue

Malaysia: America and China Compete for Economic and Political Influence By Nile Bowie, February 27 2013

In a bid to garner public support and win back several economically dynamic states lost to the opposition in 2008, Malaysia’s ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition has introduced a series of populist measures to appeal to voters. But while the

The 1993 World Trade Center Bombing: Decoys, Aliases and NeoConspiracy Theories By Tom Secker, February 26 2013

Like so many major terrorist attacks, the World Trade Center (WTC) bombing of February 1993 occurred shortly after the US presidential election.  The incoming Bill Clinton was confronted with a new menace: Islamic terror had for the first time carried

Arafat Jaradat: Palestinian Prisoner Tortured to Death in Israel By Stephen Lendman, February 26 2013

State terrorism is official Israeli policy. Torture and cold-blooded murder define it. Arafat Jaradat is Israel’s latest victim. He died wracked in pain Saturday.

Israel attributed it to cardiac arrest. Shin Bet claimed no detectable health problems during interrogation. Accusations …

US Troops to Niger: A New Stage in the Scramble for Africa By Bill Van Auken, February 26 2013

President Barack Obama’s terse notification to Congress last week that American troops are being deployed to the northwest African nation of Niger confirms that a whole new stage in the imperialist recolonization of Africa is now in progress.

The dispatch …

US State Department-Funded BBC World Service “Jammed” in China By Tony Cartalucci, February 26 2013

Headlines across the Western corporate-media read, “BBC says ‘extensive, coordinated efforts’ to jam world service frequencies in China” (Fox News), “BBC blocked in China just days after reporting on Chinese hackers” (Washington Post), and “BBC “strongly condemns” China’s attempts to

The Real Iran Hostage Crisis: A CIA Covert Op By Harry V. Martin, February 26 2013

Global Research Editor’s Note

The script of Best Film Academy Award Movie  “Argo” which depicts the Iran Hostage Crisis is largely based on fiction.

The purpose of the film is to rewrite history, to falsify what actually happened as well …

Ottawa’s “Secret Memo”: Canada’s Role in Haiti’s February 2004 Coup d’Etat By Anthony Fenton and Dru Oja Jay, February 26 2013

Declassifying Canada in Haiti: Canadian officials planned military intervention weeks before Haitian coup

by Anthony Fenton and Dru Oja Jay,

Global Research, April 10, 2006

Part I . Canadian officials planned military intervention weeks before Haitian coup

Classified memos obtained …

Historic 911 Court Case: Through Media Disinformation, BBC Supports “The Practice of Terrorism” By Daily Mail, February 26 2013

With the exception of London’s Daily Mail (see below), the British mainstream media, including The Guardian and the Independent,  chose to abstain from coverage or commentary of this historic court case, which points to a criminal process of media disinformation

9/11 Horsham Court Case: “BBC’s Reporting made it Complicit in Acts of Terrorism” By Global Research News, February 26 2013

A large crowd arrived at Horsham Magistrates’ Court this morning, as 9/11 truth campaigner Tony Rooke had his day in court.

Prosecuted for not paying his TV licence, Rooke argued that he could not give money to the BBC because …

Multibillion Weapons Exports: Germany Arms the Persian Gulf Monarchies By Johannes Stern, February 26 2013

In the past year, Germany has more than doubled its arms exports to the Arab Gulf monarchies. Algeria, too, received more defense materiel than in 2011. This emerges from a response by the ministry of economics to a parliamentary question …

Sequester to Spearhead Historic Assault on US Social Programs By Andre Damon, February 26 2013

This week, the news in the United States will be dominated by the Friday, March 1 deadline for the so-called “sequester” to take effect, triggering $85 billion in across-the-board budget cuts in 2013. Whatever the outcome of the political theatrics …

Polluted America: GMO Manmade Biological Threats, Plant Diseases, Germ Warfare By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, February 26 2013
The outcome of many years of Roundup Ready GMO corn and soybeans has been a decline in nutritional value, the outbreak of new plant diseases resulting in widespread crop failures, and severe reproductive problems in livestock,
Oscar to Hollywood’s “Argo”: And the Winners are … the Pentagon and the Israel Lobby By Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich, February 26 2013

Foreign policy observers have long known that Hollywood reflects and promotes U.S. policies (in turn, is determined by Israel and its supporters).   This fact was made public when Michelle Obama announced an Oscar win for “Argo” – a highly propagandist,

Democracy Canadian-Style – “Liberating” Libya and the Mali Adventure By Eric Walberg, February 26 2013

Canada’s role in the postmodern imperial world is as a poster child for promoting formal electoral democracy — at home and abroad. Internationally, instead of offering peacekeeping troops to the UN, as in days of yore, and promoting grassroots development …

Thoughtful, Respectful, and Progressive? Regarding the “Responsibility to Protect” By Maximilian Forte, February 25 2013

Some of this has already been raised, in my recent interview with Phil Taylor, plus in an excellent article by Ken Stone, “UN Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay: ‘Pretext-maker’ for Western Military Aggression,” and by The Wrong

Anti-Iran Propaganda? The Shortsighted History of Oscar Winning Film ‘Argo’ By Robert Parry, February 25 2013

Exclusive: The Oscar for Best Picture went to Ben Affleck’s Argo, an escape-thriller set in post-revolutionary Iran. It hyped the drama and edged into propaganda. But Americans would have learned a lot more if Affleck had chosen the CIA coup

Denouncing Austerity: Mass Demonstrations against Financial Coup in Spain By Jérôme Roos, February 25 2013

Hundreds of thousands take to the streets to denounce austerity and defend democracy as corruption scandals shake Spanish royal house and government.

Europe’s 2013 protest season finally kicked off this week. On Saturday, three days after the umpteenth general strike …