8/07/2012

The 25 Most Vicious Iraq War Profiteers

The 25 Most Vicious Iraq War Profiteers | Business Pundit:

Olympics Closing Ceremony To Showcase Worst Aspects of UK

Olympic volunteers have been instructed to mug the spectators as they leave the stadium, with each mugging having a personally-tailored racial epithet based on the ticket-holder’s booking information.

The climax of the ceremony will be the dousing of the Olympic flame by Wayne Hayes, a taxi driver from Carlisle, who will light his roll-up on the flame, complain about his last gas bill, extinguish it and tell the remainder of the crowd to fuck off home. LINK

Morrissey On The Olympics

'The England outside London shivers beneath cutbacks, tight circumstances and economic disasters. Meanwhile the British media present 24-hour coverage of the ‘dazzling royals’, laughing as they lavishly spend, as if such coverage is certain to make British society feel fully whole.'  Amen to that.

Increased Security At Sikh Temples In US

Michel-Olivier Lacharité, MSF au Mali, Niger et Tchad

Chinese Media Tells U.S. to Shut Up Over South China Sea

8/06/2012

Almost A Billion Hungry Worldwide

Almost a billion people are now hungry – one in seven of the global population – and the number of acutely malnourished children has risen for the first time this decade.
But these issues are well known. When the hunger crisis hit the headlines last year, it was only after famine had already been declared in Somalia, killing an estimated 100,000 people and affecting 12 million. Needless deaths occurred and millions of extra dollars were spent simply because the international community had failed to act on early warnings. MORE HERE

Wade Michael Page - White Supremacist

2012 - A Pictorial Year In Space

Link to photoset HERE

Gore Vidal On Blair, Bush And Cheney

Did you see the Blair-Bush alliance as a sort of apotheosis of that?
I come to England quite enough to know everything that that strange cry - "Blaaaair" - means to the Brits. I can take it like a Brit, as an honorary one. You know, it's rather suitable. To think of him, the best actor that you've had since Disraeli, over there wearing cowboy boots in the ugliest state of the Union, Texas.

Do you think that Blair let himself down with that alliance?
He let the nation down. There was nothing there to ally with, except foolishness and greed. Now, Obama's great fault is that he has not brought the vice-president of those years, Mr Cheney, to trial. Halliburton and these com­panies - he had money in them and he was making Congress pass laws featuring torture, which is one of the things that some of these other companies do very well. They are the envy of Outer Mongolia or whoever else is imitating them this year.

Full interview with Melvyn Bragg HERE

Celebrating Jamaica 50

More on Jamaica's Golden Jubilee HERE. Meanwhile, here's kings of dub, Prince Far I and Creation Rebel:

The awful US media coverage of Sikh temple shootings

The awful US media coverage of Sikh temple shootings | Liberal Conspiracy:

8/05/2012

Jamaican Independence Day Tomorrow

Well done, Usain Bolt. Here's some Augustus Pablo. More on the big day.

Syria And Disinformation

When opposition forces were battering the US in Iraq, we were treated to regular revelations in the media of Iranian supply of IEDs and other weapons, as well as training and direction. Some of those “exclusives” were based on very flimsy evidence, but that did not prevent them from becoming front page stories and lead items on the evening news, day after day. Even in Syria, we get a regular stream of speculative reports about Iranian support for Assad — money, oil, technical support, intelligence, even, some say, Revolutionary Guards fighting in Syria.
But now that the shoe is on the other foot, and governments friendly to the US are engaged in harassing Assad’s army, we are getting only the vaguest possible references to the description and sources of all that new weaponry, the training of FSA cadres, and how much it is costing to build a new army from scratch.
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Bahraini-U.S. Relations Dripping With Delusion

The Trench: Bahraini-U.S. Relations Dripping With Delusion:

Syria's ancient treasures pulverised - Robert Fisk

Robert Fisk: Syria's ancient treasures pulverised - Robert Fisk - Commentators - The Independent:

Yemen suicide bomber kills 30 in Abyan

BBC News - Yemen suicide bomber kills 30 in Abyan:

8/03/2012

The Sorrow Of Love - By W.B.Yeats


 The quarrel of the sparrows in the eaves, 
 The full round moon and the star-laden sky, 
 And the loud song of the ever-singing leaves, 
 Had hid away earth's old and weary cry. 
 And then you came with those red mournful lips, 
 And with you came the whole of the world's tears, 
 And all the sorrows of her labouring ships, 
 And all the burden of her myriad years. 
 And now the sparrows warring in the eaves, 
 The curd-pale moon, the white stars in the sky, 
 And the loud chaunting of the unquiet leaves 
 Are shaken with earth's old and weary cry. 

Obama And UK Foreign Policy

'Hi, Dave-I've Got Your FP Strategy Ready For Collection'

Syrian Opposition Get Obama's 'Covert' Support

8/01/2012

Fallujah, Birth Defects And US Munitions

Al Jazeera's Sebastian Walker reporting for the programme Fault Linesexamined the legacy of the US occupation in Iraq and described what he saw on a road trip across Iraq after the withdrawal of US troops.
"What we found by visiting the general hospital there is that there are extremely high rates of birth defects, some five times the international norm, and many of the doctors who work in those hospitals believe that this is a direct result of the kind of weapons the US forces were using in those campaigns."

Baghdad double bombing death toll reaches 21

Baghdad double bombing death toll reaches 21 - PanARMENIAN.Net:

Australia Becoming Launching Pad For US

Australia, what are you doing to yourselves? LINK

Drones - Killing By Remote Control

US Sanctions On Iran