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Rebels warn of 'massacre' in Misurata - Africa - Al Jazeera English

Rebels warn of 'massacre' in Misurata - Africa - Al Jazeera English: "Rebels have warned of an impending 'massacre' by troops loyal to Muammar Gaddafi if NATO does not intensify its attacks on government forces in and around Misurata, which has been besieged for weeks.

Libyan government forces launched a heavy attack against the coastal city on Thursday, with dozens of Grad rockets, killing at least 23 people, a rebel spokesman said."

Tax Me, I'm Rich, Says Deep-Pocketed Group     :      Information Clearing House: ICH

Tax Me, I'm Rich, Says Deep-Pocketed Group     :      Information Clearing House: ICH: "April 13, 2011 'ABC' --    Patriotic Millionaires for Fiscal Strength--rich guys in favor of raising taxes on themselves and other wealthy people--say they are irritated over President Obama's failure to do just that.
Nor do they believe his latest announcement that he intends to try again, says Erica Payne, founder of the Agenda project and coordinator of the Patriotic Millionaires campaign.

The president, when a candidate in 2008, had recommended ending the Bush tax cuts for households earning over $250,000 a year. But he conceded that point when he signed into law in 2010 an agreement with Republicans to extend the Bush tax cuts two more years."

    Nobel Prize Winning Economist Slams US Dollar  :      Information Clearing House: ICH

    Nobel Prize Winning Economist Slams US Dollar  :      Information Clearing House: ICH: "Joseph Stiglitz is a Nobel Prize winning economist, Columbia University professor, and former Senior Vice President and Chief Economist of the World Bank. In a one-on-one interview at INET's Bretton Woods conference in New Hampshire he told RT why he thinks the US dollar as the reserve currency is hurting the entire world, how Federal Reserve have failed, and why inequality in the US may be reaching a tipping point that hurts the economy and society, with policymakers sending the US further in the wrong direction."

  Recognising Palestine?   :      Information Clearing House: ICH

  Recognising Palestine?   :      Information Clearing House: ICH: "April 13, 2011 ----  What do you do if your decades-long campaign to bring about an independent Palestinian state on those fractions of historic Palestine known as the West Bank and Gaza Strip have resulted in total failure?
The answer seems to be, if you are the Western-sponsored Palestinian Authority (PA) in Israeli-occupied Ramallah, to pretend you have a Palestinian state anyway, and to get as many other countries to join in this charade as possible."