World War

April 26th, 2010

(PressTV) – 80 Afghan girls allegedly poisoned

Thirteen more Afghan schoolgirls have fallen ill to suspected gas poisoning in Kunduz Province, raising total number of such cases to 80 in the past weekRead More Here.

(CNN) – Iran reportedly tests five new missiles

Iran said Sunday it fired five new types of locally-made coast-to-sea and sea-to-sea missiles in the last stage of its “Great Prophet 5″ military maneuvers in the Persian GulfRead More Here.

(Telegraph) – Thailand is close to civil war as its British-born PM rejects deal with angry Red Shirts

Thailand is on the brink of civil war after Abhisit Vejjajiva, its British-born prime minister, rejected a deal with angry Red Shirt protesters. Read More Here

(NYTimes) – 90,000 Protest U.S. Base on Okinawa

More than 90,000 Okinawans rallied Sunday to oppose the relocation of an American air base on their island, adding to the pressure on Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama to resolve an issue that has divided Tokyo and Washington. Read More Here

(ElectronicIntifada) – Gaza’s Calm Determination – Norman Finkelstein

To preserve my sense of purpose, and keep the Palestine struggle from becoming a lifeless abstraction, I need periodically to recharge my moral batteries by reconnecting with the actual people living under occupation and by witnessing firsthand the unfolding tragedy. From each trip I invariably carry away a handful of stark images that I fix in my mind’s eye to dispel the occasional hesitations about staying the course. When the memories begin to fade I know it is time to return. Read More Here

(InfoClearingHouse) – Is the CIA behind Mexico’s Bloody Drug War? – Mike Whitney

On Friday, two patrol cars were ambushed by armed gunman in downtown Ciudad Juarez. In the ensuing firefight, seven policemen were killed as well as a 17-year old boy who was caught in the crossfire. All of the assailants escaped uninjured fleeing the crime-scene in three SUVs. The bold attack was executed in broad daylight in one of the busiest areas of the city. According to the Associated Press: Read More Here

(AntiFascistCalling) – Cyberwar, the Internet and the Militarization of Civil Society – Tom Burghardt

Unfailingly, defense industry boosters and corporate media acolytes promote the disturbing hypothesis annunciated by former Director of National Intelligence, Mike McConnell, that the nation is in peril. Read More Here

(AntiFascistCalling) – Cyberwar and Repression: Corporatist Synergy Made in Hell

Unfailingly, defense industry boosters and corporate media acolytes promote the disturbing hypothesis annunciated by former Director of National Intelligence, Mike McConnell, that the nation is in peril. Read More Here

(AntiFascistCalling) – Pentagon’s Cyber Command: Civilian Infrastructure a “Legitimate” Target Read More Here

(WSWS) – The Instruments of Worldwide Domination: Obama Administration Spending Billions on New Global Strike Weapons

The Obama administration is spending billions of dollars to develop new weapons systems, including powerful conventional warhead missiles capable of striking any target in the world within less than an hour. Read More Here

(JewishFastForGaza) – Rabbis Condemn Israel for War Crimes Committed in Gaza: Open Letter to Judge Goldstone – Read More Here

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