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Twelve children killed in another US massacre in Afghanistan

Twelve children killed in another US massacre in AfghanistanAmerican forces in Afghanistan killed twelve children and two women in a night-time bombing of two houses in Nawzad district of Helmand province Saturday. The incident, one of several involving civilian deaths recently, is yet another atrocity committed by the US-NATO forces engaged in the illegal occupation.

Egypt to open Rafah crossing permanently - World Wires - MiamiHerald.com

Egypt to open Rafah crossing permanently - World Wires - MiamiHerald.com
CAIRO -- Egypt's decision Wednesday to end its blockade of Gaza by opening the only crossing to the Hamas-ruled Palestinian territory this weekend could ease the isolation of 1.4 million Palestinians there. It also puts the new Egyptian regime at odds with Israel, which insists on careful monitoring of people and goods entering Gaza for security reasons.


Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/05/25/2234465/egypt-to-open-rafah-crossing-permanently.html#ixzz1NT2YOv64

Distress call for thousands more African migrants fleeing Libya, stranded at Chad border - The Washington Post

Distress call for thousands more African migrants fleeing Libya, stranded at Chad border - The Washington PostBENGHAZI, Libya — Thousands of migrant workers who fled fighting in Libya are stranded in a remote desert town in northern Chad, in what an international aid group warned Friday could become a humanitarian catastrophe.

More than 3,800 Chadians are stuck in Zouarke, a small town in Chad’s arid mountainous region near the border with Niger, after traveling for days through the extreme heat of the Sahara desert, the International Organization for Migration said. The migrants are said to include 310 women and children. Dozens are sick or injured, and at least four people have died after drinking water from contaminated wells.

“The situation in Zouarke could become a catastrophe,” IOM spokesman Jean-Philippe Chauzy told reporters in Geneva.

The Africans, who were working in Libya when the revolt against ruler Moammar Gadhafi erupted, had to endure a tortuous road journey via Niger, cr…

Dominique Strauss-Kahn Was Tying to Torpedo the Dollar              :      Information Clearing House: ICH

Dominique Strauss-Kahn Was Tying to Torpedo the Dollar              :      Information Clearing House: ICH

May 19, 2011 "Information Clearing House" ---- -It's all about perception management. The media is trying to dig up as much dirt as they can on Dominique Strauss-Kahn so they can hang the man before he ever sees the inside of a courthouse. It reminds me of the Terry Schiavo case, where devoted-husband Michael was pegged as an insensitive slimeball for carrying out the explicit wishes of his brain-dead wife. Do you remember how the media conducted their disgraceful 24 hour-a-day Blitzkrieg with the endless coverage of weepy Christian fanatics on the front lawn of the hospital while Hannity, Limbaugh and O' Reilly fired away with their sanctimonious claptrap?

Pakistani and NATO Forces Clash Near Afghan Border - NYTimes.com

Pakistani and NATO Forces Clash Near Afghan Border - NYTimes.com
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistani soldiers exchanged fire with two NATO helicopters that crossed into Pakistan’s airspace from Afghanistan early Tuesday, the Pakistani Army said, as United States senators increased calls in Washington to suspend or put conditions on billions of dollars in American aid to Pakistan

  Israeli Forces Kill Protesters  :      Information Clearing House: ICH

Israeli troops opened fire on protesters along three hostile "borders" on Sunday, leaving as many as 16 people dead and dozens wounded in an unprecedented wave of violence marking the anniversary of the mass displacement of Palestinians surrounding Israel's establishment in 1948.

Hundreds of Palestinians moved across the Syrian border into the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. The "border" breach set off several hours of violent clashes in which at least four people were killed. At the Qalandiya checkpoint on the outskirts of Ramallah in the West Bank, Israeli troops rushed in to disperse protesters, leaving several wounded. Israel's prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has insisted that he will vigorously defend his country's borders after the mass infiltration from Syria.


  Israeli Forces Kill Protesters  :      Information Clearing House: ICH

Blackwater Founder Assembling Secret Mercenary Army for UAE -- News from Antiwar.com

Blackwater Founder Assembling Secret Mercenary Army for UAE -- News from Antiwar.com: "For the second time this year, Blackwater USA founder Erik Prince has been tapped as the leader of a secret military being formed in the desert. In January he was reportedly at the head of a “anti-piracy milita” in northern Somalia. Now, he is in the United Arab Emirates."

Reports: 20 ‘Nakba’ Protesters Killed as Israeli Troops Attack -- News from Antiwar.com

Reports: 20 ‘Nakba’ Protesters Killed as Israeli Troops Attack -- News from Antiwar.comIsraeli soldiers shot and killed at least 20 Palestinian protesters today, and wounded several hundred others, during Nakba rallies around the region. Nakba commemorates the expulsion of Palestinians from Israeli territory during the founding of the Israeli state, and is officially illegal to commemorate inside Israel.

Black in Latin America | PBS Video

Black in Latin America | PBS VideoHenry Louis Gates, Jr. uncovers Latin America's African roots in this four-part series. Black in Latin America is a quest to discover how Africa and Europe combined to create the vibrant cultures of Latin America, with a rich legacy of thoughtful, articulate subjects whose stories are astonishingly moving and irresistibly compelling.

Interview with Osama bin Laden. Denies his Involvement in 9/11

Interview with Osama bin Laden. Denies his Involvement in 9/11Ummat's introduction

Kabul: Prominent Arab mojahed holy warrior Usamah Bin-Ladin has said that he or his al-Qa'idah group has nothing to do with the 11 September suicidal attacks in Washington and New York. He said the US government should find the attackers within the country. In an exclusive interview with daily "Ummat", he said these attacks could be the act of those who are part of the American system and are rebelling against it and working for some other system. Or, Usamah said, this could be the act of those who want to make the current century a century of conflict between Islam and Christianity. Or, the American Jews, who are opposed to President Bush ever since the Florida elections, might be the masterminds of this act. There is also a great possibility of the involvement of US intelligence agencies, which need billions of dollars worth of funds every year. He said there is a government within t…

Security forces target Bahrain medics - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

Security forces target Bahrain medics - Middle East - Al Jazeera EnglishAn Al Jazeera investigation has found evidence that Bahrain's security forces are torturing medical workers to force criminal confessions.

Since pro-democracy protests erupted in the Gulf kingdom in February, doctors and nurses have been targeted, with hundreds facing arrest, Charles Stratford reports in this Al Jazeera exclusive.

The government of Bahrain deployed security forces onto the streets on March 14 in an attempt to quell more than four weeks of protests.

Medics working to save the lives of hundreds of wounded demonstrators were among those threatened and arrested.

Forty-seven health workers, 24 doctors and 23 nurses, have been charged since protests began, while 150 more are reportedly under investigation by the government.

Some medics reported being taken from their homes by armed masked men.

 Chris Hedges:  Your Taxes Fund Anti-Muslim Hatred  :      Information Clearing House: ICH

 Chris Hedges:  Your Taxes Fund Anti-Muslim Hatred  :      Information Clearing House: ICHMay 09, 2011 "Truthdig" -- News personalities, politicians, self-appointed experts on the Muslim world, and law enforcement and intelligence officials, as well as the Christian right, have successfully demonized Muslims in the United States since the attacks of 2001. It is acceptable to say things openly about Muslims that could never be said about any other ethnic group. And as the economy continues to unravel, as we face the possibility of revenge attacks by Islamic extremists, perhaps on American soil, the plight of Muslims is beginning to mirror that of targeted ethnic minority groups on the eve of the war in the former Yugoslavia, or Jews in the dying days of the Weimar Republic.

 Noam Chomsky: My Reaction to Osama bin Laden’s Death  :      Information Clearing House: ICH

 Noam Chomsky: My Reaction to Osama bin Laden’s Death  :      Information Clearing House: ICHWe might ask ourselves how we would be reacting if Iraqi commandos landed at George W. Bush’s compound, assassinated him, and dumped his body in the Atlantic.

By Noam Chomsky

May 07, 2011 "Guernica" --- It’s increasingly clear that the operation was a planned assassination, multiply violating elementary norms of international law. There appears to have been no attempt to apprehend the unarmed victim, as presumably could have been done by 80 commandos facing virtually no opposition—except, they claim, from his wife, who lunged towards them. In societies that profess some respect for law, suspects are apprehended and brought to fair trial. I stress “suspects.” In April 2002, the head of the FBI, Robert Mueller, informed the press that after the most intensive investigation in history, the FBI could say no more than that it “believed” that the plot was hatched in Afghanistan, though imple…

Bin Laden’s Daughter Confirms : Father Captured Then Killed By US Special Forces   :      Information Clearing House: ICH

Bin Laden’s Daughter Confirms : Father Captured Then Killed By US Special Forces   :      Information Clearing House: ICH: "May 04, 2011 'Al Arabiya' --- Senior Pakistani security officials said Osama bin Laden’s daughter had confirmed her father was captured alive and shot dead by the US Special Forces during the first few minutes of the operation carried out at the huge compound in Bilal Town, Abbottabad."

 US Knew Where Osama Was Since 2005  :      Information Clearing House: ICH

 US Knew Where Osama Was Since 2005  :      Information Clearing House: ICH: "May 04, 2011 'Counterpunch' -- The unredacted Guantanamo files show clearly  that the trail to Abbottabad was known to the US intelligence services at least since 2005, when al-Libi, another Abbottabad dweller, was captured.

Timing is everything. The US President announced killing of Osama bin Laden just as Wikileaks completed its publication of Guantanamo files. Was it coincidence? If not, what was the connection?

An answer to this question is directly connected with the cross and double cross accusations exchanged in the murky world where the intelligence services meet mainstream media."

  Stop blaming Israel for every grievance in the Middle East  :      Information Clearing House: ICH

  Stop blaming Israel for every grievance in the Middle East  :      Information Clearing House: ICH
MAY 01, 2011 "The Independent" - -First came the Arab spring (followed, in some lands, by the harshest of winters) and now Hamas and Fatah have signed a deal for unity. Naturally, Israel is as panicked as are Arab despots by the shifts and quakes, the shaking ground beneath their boots. Israel depended on an everlasting, adamantine status quo. Nothing will ever be as it has been. Successive Israeli governments and their global cheerleaders and backers across the world are guilty of crimes against the humanity and rights of the Palestinian people, they who were made to pay for the European Holocaust. Hitler's unspeakable annihilation project can't be laid to rest and shouldn't. But excruciating historical experiences do not entitle a nation to grab land, to humiliate, to destroy the livelihoods of others and to expect no censure; in effect to be above international…

  Donald Trump's Lunacy Reveals Core Truth About the Republicans :      Information Clearing House: ICH

  Donald Trump's Lunacy Reveals Core Truth About the Republicans :      Information Clearing House: ICH: "The Republican primary voters heard the message right: the black guy is foreign. He's not one of us. Trump answered these charges by saying: 'I've always had a great relationship with the blacks.'"

 As a Holocaust Survivor, AIPAC Does Not Speak For Me  :      Information Clearing House: ICH

 As a Holocaust Survivor, AIPAC Does Not Speak For Me  :      Information Clearing House: ICHApril 30, 2011 "Information Clearing House" -- At the end of one of my first journeys to the Israeli-occupied West Bank in 2004, I endured a shocking experience at Ben-Gurion Airport. I never imagined that Israeli security forces would abuse a 79-year-old Holocaust survivor, but they held me for five hours, and strip-searched and cavity-searched every part of my naked body. The only shame these security officials expressed was to turn their badges around so that their names were invisible.

The only conceivable purpose for this gross violation of my bodily integrity was to humiliate and terrify me. But it had just the opposite effect. It made me more determined to speak out against abuses by the Israeli government and military.