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How Antisemitic Conspiracy Theories and Fearmongering Led to the Holocaust Memorial Shooting

11/06/2009

From Alternet By Chip Berlet, The Public Eye. The broadcast of hatred and paranoia have led to perfect storm of mobilized resentment threatening to rain violent bigotry across the US. The alleged shooter at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum today has an online book excerpt revealing his deep roots in historic White Supremacy and antisemitic […]

Indigenous rights in Peru

11/06/2009

From DemocracyNow As Tensions Flare in Peruvian Amazon, Award-Winning Actor Q’orianka Kilcher Heads to Peru to Support Indigenous Rights Peruvian indigenous leader Alberto Pizango has been granted asylum in Nicaragua after leading protests against oil and mining projects in the northern Peruvian Amazonian province of Bagua. Over the weekend, an estimated sixty people died after […]

Climate Change is detectable driver of migration

10/06/2009

From ReliefWeb 200 million people could be on the move due to climate change by 2050 Bonn, June 10th, 2009 – Unless aggressive measures are taken to halt global warming, the consequences for human migration and displacement could reach a scope and scale that vastly exceed anything that has occurred before. Climate change is already […]

Do You Really Think Arabs in the Middle East Clapped for Obama’s Speech?

10/06/2009

From Alternet By Chris Hedges, Truthdig. What do words of peace and cooperation mean from us when we torture — yes, we still torture — Muslims? Did they play Barack Obama’s speech to the Muslim world in the prison corridors of Abu Ghraib, Bagram air base, Guantanamo or the dozens of secret sites where we […]

Manufacturing Consent III

09/06/2009

From Representative Press Warmongers who sold you the Iraq war are pushing for a war with Iran

HIGHLIGHTS-EU finance ministers’ meeting

09/06/2009

Source: Reuters LUXEMBOURG, June 9 (Reuters) – The following are comments by European Union finance ministers and other officials in connection with their meeting on Tuesday in Luxembourg. For comments from Monday’s talks among euro zone finance ministers, click on [ID:nL7175766] EU MONETARY AFFAIRS COMMISSIONER JOAQUIN ALMUNIA On climate change: “Without a high degree of […]

First Guantanamo Detainee Arrives in U.S.

09/06/2009

From Alternet Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, accused of playing a role in the bombing of two U.S. embassies, arrived in New York on Tuesday. WASHINGTON (AFP) — The first Guantanamo Bay detainee to be transferred to U.S. soil arrived in New York early Tuesday to face terrorism charges, the U.S. Justice Department said. “Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, […]

Enough! Clean up Parliament!

08/06/2009

From Beppe Grillo’s Blog We’ve had enough! Clean up Parliament! Members of Parliament cannot represent citizens if they’ve been convicted by the courts. And if the law allows it, the law needs to be changed. The thousands of citizens that subscribed to Beppe Grillo’s appeal on his blog http://www.beppegrillo.it and ask that those convicted of […]

Chomsky: What Obama Didn’t Say in His Cairo Address Speaks Volumes About His Mideast Policy

08/06/2009

From Alternet By Noam Chomsky, AlterNet. The U.S. has played a decisive role in sustaining the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Obama gave no indication that its role should change. A CNN headline, reporting Obama’s plans for his June 4 address in Cairo, Egypt, reads “Obama looks to reach the soul of the Muslim world.” Perhaps that captures […]

EU election sees swing to the right

08/06/2009

From Al Jazeera Centre-right parties have hailed their European Union (EU) parliament election victories as a vote against increased stimulus spending, while pledging to find conservative solutions to the continent’s economic crisis. The June 4-7 elections across the 27-nation bloc saw a record low of only 43 per cent of 375 million eligible voters cast ballots for representatives to […]