October 31, 2011

Thorium - the safer nuclear power?

Solar, wind, and biomass have been touted as viable alternative energy sources to fossil fuels. But what if there is a nuclear energy source that is safe, green, and abundant?

Thorium could be that source. Lightbridge, based in Virginia, is now testing this next generation nuclear fuel in Russia. Read more.


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The Thorium Dream - Trailer

Ofcom unable to stop Press TV

Britain's Office of Communications (Ofcom)'s decision to remove Press TV from the sky platform has drawn international criticism from the spectators of the law-abiding Iranian news network.

Ofcom's decision is considered to be an abuse of the UK media law and the result of lobbying by certain members of the royal family and government against the Iranian news channel. Read more + video.

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Iran: Healthy Traditional Food


U.S. cuts off UNESCO funding after Palestinian vote

WASHINGTON Oct 31 (Reuters) - The United States said on Monday it had stopped funding UNESCO, the U.N. cultural agency, following its vote to grant the Palestinians full membership.

U.S. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters the United States had no choice but to halt funding because of longstanding U.S. law, saying Washington would not make a planned $60 million transfer that was due in November.


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U.S. cuts funding for UNESCO after Palestinian vote - Haaretz
Hamas applauds Palestine's admission to UNESCO - Ma'an

US cuts UNESCO funding after Palestine vote (video) - France 24

Police use pepper-spray and rubber bullets at Occupy Denver protesters

The most violent clash between OWS supporters and the police so far has erupted in Denver, as the authorities attempted to dismantle an Occupy camp.

The Internet is swamped with hundreds of angry messages and pictures of rubber bullet wounds. Denver police took their best shot at dismantling the OWS camp over the weekend. To disperse the crowd they used tear gas, batons, and rubber bullets, which are considered to be a "safe deterrent."


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OWS protesters thrilled and chilled (video) - RT
Police attack Virginia protester camp - Press TV

Chemical Weapons, NATO, Gaddafi's Son: Libya's Late News

Tripoli, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) The National Transitional Council (NTC) confirmed on Monday it had found chemical and nuclear weapons, coinciding with the end of NATO's aggression against Libya and speculations over the fate of Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi.

NTC official Mohammed Al-Saeh informed that acting Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril plans to remit the chemical weapons case to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) after official details are released during a press conference on Monday. Read more.

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Eurozone unemployment at record high

The rate of unemployment in the eurozone has climbed to a record high of 10.2 percent, reaching the highest figure since June 2010.

The Eurozone Seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate in September rose to 10.2 percent from 10.1 percent in August, AFP reported on Monday. Read more.

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ILO: eurozone social unrests may rise

The International Labor Organization (ILO) has warned that the eurozone debt crisis could lead to a decade-long recession and rising social unrest.

“The next few months will be decisive in terms of avoiding a dramatic decline in employment and a further sharp increase in social unrest,” AFP quoted news weekly Focus as saying in a report on Sunday, citing the ILO's new annual statement on the labor market. Read more.

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Killer Cashflow: Assad on Syria terror tracks

The Syrian President questioned the true nature of the opposition forces trying to bring his regime to its knees.

In an interview with a Russian TV channel, Bashar al-Assad claims the campaign's being funded from abroad.

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UNESCO to vote on granting Palestine full membership

The proposal, obtained by Haaretz, states that the vote will be based on a request for membership that was submitted by the Palestinians originally in 1989.

The United Nations cultural agency (UNESCO) is weighing a request to admit Palestine as a full member, a highly divisive bid that's part of the Palestinians' broader push for greater international recognition. Read more.

Fresh protest rallies hit Moroccan cities

Thousands of Moroccans have staged fresh anti-government protests in the capital Rabat and other cities, calling for an immediate release of political prisoners Press TV reports.

The peaceful rallies were organized by the youth-led opposition February 20 Movement. Read more.

October 30, 2011

Onbehagen regeert in Libië na de dood van Khaddafi

TRIPOLI — "De oorlog is voorbij en Khaddafi is begraven. Wat willen we nog meer?", zegt Adnan Abdulrafiq, eigenaar van een restaurant in Tripoli. Maar de problemen in het land zijn met het einde van de oorlog niet voorbij.

Het restaurant van Abdulrafiq ligt op 50 meter afstand van Martelarenplein in Tripoli, het belangrijkste verzamelpunt in de stad. Lees verder.

Muslims pray for Gaddafi's repose

A week after the controversial death of Muammar al Gaddafi, hundreds of loyalist Muslims prayed this holy friday for the repose of the Libyan leader at the Martyrs Square previously called Green Square in Tripoli. 

Families protest against UK deaths in police custody

Once again, this year, like every year hundreds gathered for the annual march against deaths in police custody in Britain.

Most of those here are family members who say they have lost loved ones at the hands of the police. Read more.

Snow and tough police action fail to deter OWS

Police have arrested dozens of OWS protestors in Denver, using pepper spray and rubber bullets on the 2,000-strong crowd. But it appears that neither the tough police actions nor the encroaching winter will shake the determination of activists.

Denver police moved into the camp of the OWS protesters, arresting those who refused to leave. The move to evict the activists came just hours after a massive stand-off that saw pepper spray and tear gas fired into the crowd. Read more.

Occupy Oakland grows in the wake of police violence

Hundreds of protesters have restored the encampment, despite aggressive attempts by the city to shut it down.

The tents that were taken down this week are returning to the plaza outside City Hall as the Occupy movement regains its footing in the city. Read more.

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No end in sight for US protest (video) - Press TV

Chomsky: US practices state terrorism

World-renowned polymath Professor Noam Chomsky has condemned the United States' use of assassination drones in foreign countries, saying that the attacks amount to state terrorism.

According to Chomsky, the administration of US President Barack Obama has been worse than the previous US government in its increasing use of “targeted assassinations” in other countries. Read more.

Assad dreigt Westen over ingrijpen


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Assad: challenge Syria at your peril - The Telegraph
Report: 30 Syria soldiers killed in clashes with army defectors - Haaretz

David Rovics - Who Would Jesus Bomb?

Medics: Israeli airstrike kills 1, critically wounds another

GAZA CITY (Ma’an) -- A fighter from the armed wing of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine was killed, and another critically injured, as Israel launched an airstrike on the Gaza Strip hours after a ceasefire truce was agreed upon by Gaza militants.

Medical spokesman in the Gaza Strip Adham Abu Salmiya said that one man was killed in the airstrike on Rafah. The victim was identified as Ahmad Jarkhoun. Read more.

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Israelis take to streets for social justice protests

Since September 3rd, the protests has ceased and tent cities were dismantled. Three weeks later came the Trajtenberg committee report recommending an additional 196000 settler housing units over the next 5 years.

However the timing of the report coincided with the Palestinian bid at the UN and Netanyahu's attention shifted there. Read more.

Former IDF soldier sentenced to 4.5 years for leaking documents to Haaretz

Anat Kamm was originally charged with espionage for collecting documents from the IDF and handing them writer Uri Blau in Israeli 'wikileaks' scandal; her final conviction was reached in a plea bargain.

The Tel Aviv District Court on Sunday sentenced former Israel Defense Forces soldier Anat Kamm to 54 months in jail and another year-and-a-half suspended sentence, after she was convicted in February of collecting, holding and passing on classified information without authorization. Read more.

'Assassination plot 100% US fabrication'

An Algerian newspaper says that Tehran's involvement in a terror plot to assassinate the Saudi envoy is a scenario 100 percent fabricated by US government.

The Algerian Al-Mustaqbal Al-Arabi newspaper said the Saudi scenario is similar to the allegation that the former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein was developing weapons of mass destruction, which was used as the pretext for the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003. Read more.

Libya destroyed next stop Syria and then Iran

Former four star general and NATO commander Wesley Clark talks about the neocon plan to invade seven countries in five years. Included in the plan was an attack on Libya.

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- Sirte 'paying price of revolution' (video) - Al Jazeera

October 29, 2011

NATO’s Genocidal Role (Part Three)

On February 23rd, under the title of “The Cynical Danse Macabre”, I set out: “The policy of plundering imposed by the United States and their NATO allies in the Middle East has gone into a crisis. ”

“Thanks to the treason committed by Sadat at Camp David, the Palestinian State has not been able to exist, despite the UN treaties of November 1947, and Israel became a strong nuclear power, an ally of the United States and NATO. Read more.


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- NATO's Genocidal Role (Part One) - Cubadebate
NATO's Genocidal Role (Part Two) - Cubadebate

Pro- and anti-Assad rallies in London

Al Jazeera

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AL slams Syria for killing protesters - Press TV
Fifteen Army, Security Forces, Police and Civilian Martyrs Laid to Rest - SANA

- Foreign Ministry Astonished at the Arab Ministerial Committee's Reliance on Media Lies - SANA

Fukushima: Exposure underrated, outcome obscure

The consequences of the Fukushima disaster will be emerging for at least several decades. According to the Japanese government, it will take up to 30 years for the complete clean up of the radiation released from the reactors.

Japan aims to reduce radiation by half over the next two years. To do so, it may have to remove and dispose of massive amounts of radioactive soil, possibly enough to fill 23 baseball stadiums, reports Reuters. Read more.

Israeli airstrike kills six Gazans

An Israeli airstrike has killed at least six Palestinians and injured 11 others in the southern city of Rafah in besieged Gaza Strip's, local medics say.

Gaza Health Ministry spokesperson Adham Abu Salmia said the Saturday airstrike targeted a military compound in Rafah, AP reported. Read more.

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Klokkenluider Spijkers al jaren in conflict

Klokkenluiders worden tot op de dag van vandaag onvoldoende beschermd. Met name bij het ministerie van Defensie is de positie van klokkenluider onveilig. Opnieuw dreigt daar voor een aantal ontslag. Vanavond in EenVandaag: hoe kan de bescherming van klokkenluiders verbeterd worden?

Defensie kent het al tientallen jaren slepende klokkenluidersdossier van Fred Spijkers. Lees verder + video.


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Kamer: zaak-Spijkers gesloten - ED
PVV laat klokkenluider Spijkers vallen - Psy

Luisterpost: interview met My Brightest Diamond

‘Amerika is vol met mensen van wie de dromen vermorzeld zijn’

Achter My Brightest Diamond schuilt Shara Worden, zangeres en componiste. Op het eerste gehoor klinkt haar kamerpop ver verheven boven alle gewoel. Maar bij nader inzien weet deze Amerikaanse op haar nieuwe cd ‘All Things Will Unwind’ te pakken met observaties over leven en dood, werkloosheid, het milieu en de wreedheid van de huidige maatschappij in haar thuisland.

Shara Worden is een blijver. Sinds 1998 brengt ze platen uit, eerst onder eigen naam en vanaf 2006 als My Brightest Diamond. Lees verder.

De Wereld Morgen

My Brightest Diamond - Be Brave


'US Occupy protests, not surprising'

The extent of the 'Occupy Main Street' protests and the speed at which it spread in the US is not surprising at all considering the widespread public discontent with “jobs, corporations and government” a prominent American blogger tells Press TV.

Americans don't feel they have “a share in their jobs, in their corporations or in their government,” American blogger, Sherwood Ross told Press TV. Read more + video.

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Occupy Vatican?

EU bailout fund chief visits China

European debt is as safe and as confidence inspiring as a German-built car. Although not made explicit, that was the general message given to the media by the head of the Eurozone's main bailout fund.

Klaus Regling, who is chief Executive of the European Financial Stability Facility, was speaking on a lightening visit to Beijing, a few hours before scheduled discussions with representatives of the China's Finance Ministry, and its central bank. Read more.

Press TV

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EU takes begging bowl to Beijing (video) - RT

Something smells fishy in Japan's economy

With all eyes on the debt crisis engulfing America and Europe, few have noticed the depths to which Japan’s once-triumphant economy has sunk. With Tokyo reduced to wringing its hands, could Japanese economic dominance be dead in the water?

­In many ways, the Japanese economy is like a processed fish – caught, dried out, frozen, and now having great chunks of value sliced clean off. Read more.

My Brightest Diamond - Dragonfly

Limp Bizkit - Behind Blue Eyes

(Original by The Who)

Bob Marley - Revolution

October 28, 2011

US protesters call for strike against Oakland

Press TV

UN silence encourages US drone strikes

The US air force has reportedly spent millions of dollars in order to carry out covert strikes in several countries -- including Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia.

Among the most affected countries is Pakistan where the US regularly carries out drone attacks on its tribal regions, claiming the airstrikes target pro-Taliban militants. But locals say civilians are the main victims of the US strikes. Read more.

Press TV

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Pakistanis urge UN to act against US assassination drone strikes (video) - Press TV
'UN unable to stop US drone attacks' (video) - Press TV

VS zet drones in tegen Al Shabaab vanuit Ethiopië - De Standaard

OWS protesters plan new rally

  Occupy Wall Street (OWS) protesters have planned a fresh rally in New York, in defiance of the police, which cracked down on demonstrators across the country, Press TV reports.

According to organizers, the rally is to be held on Saturday at City Hall Park in New York City, to voice opposition to the nationwide mass arrests and brutal treatment of protesters by police. Read more.

Press TV

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Police arrest 60 protesters in San Diego - Press TV

Anthony Joseph And The Spasm Band - Money Satan


Samir Amin: "Ontmantel het Europees systeem"

(nu met ondertitels)

We kunnen er niet omheen. Het financiële systeem dat ons omringt, raakt maar niet uit zijn eigen crisis. 

De beurzen blijven onrustig, en als ze al van een depressie gered worden, is het met geld van de overheden (de belastingbetaler). Lees verder.

Venezuela calls on UN to end US embargo on Cuba

Venezuela has showed discontent over the U.S. and Israel's decision to vote against lifting the trade embargo on Cuba before the United Nations, an action that he called cynical. 

For Chavez, the overwhelming agreement of 186 countries to adopt the UN's twentieth consecutive resolution for the end to the measures is something that cannot be ignored. Read more.

Press TV

Hypocritical investment

New revelations show Oxford University has invested hundreds of thousands of pounds in the US arms giant, Lockheed Martin, involved in production of cluster bombs.

Press TV

Overtrad de Navo haar volkenrechtelijk mandaat?

Mag de Responsibility to Protect, kortweg R2P, 50.000 doden kosten?

Deze simpele vraag kwam bij mij op nu de Navo dit weekeinde de strijd in Libië formeel staakt. Het R2P beginsel werd in 2005 door de VN aanvaard en stelt dat de internationale gemeenschap mag ingrijpen als regeringen misdaden tegen de menselijkheid of genocide plegen. Lees verder.


Zie ook,
Libische gewonden naar Nederland - NOS
Libyan wounded arrive in Tehran for treatment (video) - Press TV

NATO ends operations in Libya (video) - teleSUR
UN cancels authorization of NATO military operation in Libya (video) - CCTV

Sirte 'paying price of revolution' (video) - Al Jazeera

S. African youth ask for economic freedom


Call to expel Iranian 'spies' from U.S.

Rep. Peter King says the State Department is wrong to deny his call to expel Iranian officials from the U.S.


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US Congress for black ops against Iran - Press TV

Protests greet CHOGM leaders


Oct.28 - The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting opens in Australia to protests on issues from the environment to corporate greed and refugee rights. Paul Chapman reports.


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Rebels with a cause - Al Jazeera

Greek protesters call president "traitor," halt parade

(Reuters) - Greeks protesting against austerity measures Friday blocked a major national parade to commemorate Greece's resistance to Italy in World War Two, shouting "traitors" at President Karolos Papoulias and other officials and forcing them to leave.

The protest in Thessaloniki, echoed across Greece including in Athens where marchers held black ribbons, showed the depth of anger at the higher taxes and cuts to pay and pensions demanded by international lenders to help avert a debt default. Read more.

Tunisian town hit by post-poll protests

Security forces disperse demonstrators attacking government offices in Sidi Bouzid following dispute over results.

Tunisian security forces have reportedly fired into the air to try to disperse a crowd of protesters attempting to attack the headquarters of the regional government in the town of Sidi Bouzid, witnesses say. Read more.

Al Jazeera

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Tunisia suffers election violence (video) - CNN

"Wij willen echte veranderingen in Marokko"

Adil Ourabai, de hoofdredacteur van het onafhankelijke Marokkaans nieuwsmedium www.rue20.com en tegelijkertijd activist, steekt zijn sympathieën voor de pro-democratische 20 februari-beweging niet onder stoelen of banken.

De 20 februari-beweging komt al bijna negen maanden op straat In Marokko. Waar staat deze beweging voor? Lees verder.

De Wereld Morgen

Gaddafi’s son – new nightmare for Western leaders

Col. Gaddafi is dead and details of his murky backstage deals with Western leaders have been buried with him. But Gaddafi’s son and key ally is safe and sound and may eventually appear at the War Crimes Court to spill secrets of his father’s regime.

Saif al-Islam has reportedly crossed the border from the Libyan desert into Niger and is believed to be trying to negotiate to hand himself over to the International Criminal Court. Read more.


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Saif Gadhafi to turn himself in? (video) - CNN
Letzter Gaddafi-Sohn gibt offenbar auf (video) - Bild

NTC promises justice in Gaddafi's murder

After one week of Muammar al Gaddafi's murder, Libya's National Transitional Council (NTC) informed they will take to court the person who shot Gaddafi.


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Do Libyans care who killed Gadhafi? (video) - CNN

Injured US protester to go into surgery

An American marine veteran of the US war on Iraq is to undergo a brain surgery after suffering life-threatening injuries during an anti-Wall Street protest in Oakland, California, where police officers brutally attacked protesters on Tuesday.

The 24-year-old former US soldier, Scott Olsen, suffered a fracture on his skull when he was hit by a projectile fired by local American police forces during an Occupy Oakland protest, the Associated Press reported. Read more.

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October 27, 2011

Chavez: "UNASUR is our Armour against Barbarism"

Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez exhorted all South American countries to consolidate the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) to protect the region from situations like that of Libya, whose government was overthrown by NATO’s actions that killed its leader Muammar Gaddafi last week.

“UNASUR is a wonderful opportunity we have today to consolidate South America as a zone of democratic peace…that is our armour against barbarism…it is the most reliable guarantee that providence can give us so that we can assure the continuity of our republics and South American independence,” said Chávez after a meeting held on Wednesday in Caracas with the Secretary General of the regional organisation, María Enma Mejía. Read more.


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Unasur Joins United Nations as Observer - Venezuelanalysis

Ongeordend - Wie

Occupy: Corruptie

door Michel van Hulten | TU Delft

Van de mondiale Occupy-beweging wordt gezegd dat ze leiderschap en doel mist. Een verwijt van de pot en de ketel, want zien we in de wereld niet ook een enorm gebrek aan doel en leiderschap in onze gevestigde instituties? Wie weet waar het heen moet mag het zeggen en intussen rommelen we lekker verder.

Over één ding zijn we het wel eens: corruptie is wijdverbreid en destructief. Lees verder.

Klik op de afbeelding voor de video van deze lezing.

TU Delft

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- 'Corruptie. Handel in macht en invloed' - boek

US drones kill nearly 50 in single day

Nearly fifty people have been killed in separate US assassination drone strikes in Somalia, Pakistan's northwestern tribal region bordering Afghanistan and Yemen in a single day.

On Thursday, 13 people were killed and several others were injured when the US military launched an attack using a remote-controlled unmanned aerial vehicle on the outskirts of Bilis Qooqaani town, which is located 448 kilometers (278 miles) southwest of the Somali capital Mogadishu. Read more.

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US Congress for black ops against Iran

The US secret agenda for tightening its vice-like grip on the Islamic Republic of Iran has taken on an apparently new form after the anti-Iran alleged assassination plot against the Saudi ambassador to the United States, Adel al-Jubeir, raised many eyebrows among experts and analysts around the world.

With a strong penchant for pushing for tougher action on Iran, the Obama administration has already imposed a series of sanctions against the Islamic Republic. Read more.

'Greek deal no bazooka but water pistol in face of inferno'

European banks have agreed to write off 50% of the debt owed to them by Greece. It was decided during an emergency summit in Brussels, where EU leaders made, what many believe, was the final attempt to save the Eurozone.

The settlement was reportedly a close-run thing, with the bank lobby holding out until German Chancellor Angela Merkel threatened letting Greece default. The EU also promises to loan Athens another 100-billion euros, while the ballooning bailout fund is in line to expand to a trillion euros. Now the task is to put it all into action. 

And Johan Van Overtveldt, who runs two of Belgium's leading business magazines, believes what's been achieved simply lacks any sort of punch.

US threatens UNESCO over Palestine

The United States has threatened to cut off its funds to UNESCO, if the UN organization recognizes Palestine as a full member of the United Nations.

US State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland gave the warning on Wednesday, adding that there would be serious repercussions for the UN body, AFP reported. Read more.

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Steeds meer Amerikanen steunen Occupy Wall Street

WASHINGTON — De protestbeweging Occupy Wall Street krijgt in de Verenigde Staten steeds meer steun, blijkt uit opiniepeilingen. Een nieuwe studie over groeiende inkomensongelijkheid kan nog een extra impuls geven aan de beweging.

Uit een deze week verschenen opiniepeiling van de New York Times en CBS News, blijkt dat inmiddels 43 procent van de Amerikanen de ideeën van Occupy Wall Street steunt. Lees verder.

No farewell to arms in post-Gaddafi Libya

Despite an official end to hostilities in Libya in the wake of the murder of Colonel Gaddafi, the outlook remains grim. Weapons have found their way from military depots into the hands of individuals all over the country, heightening insecurity.

­As armed chaos tightens its grip on Libyan cities, news emerged that Colonel Gaddafi’s family is preparing to sue NATO for the air strike on his convoy that led to his violent death at the hands of NTC fighters. Read more.

Gerard Longuet, French Defense Minister, Sees No Need To Extend NATO's Libya Mission

PARIS -- France's defense minister says he doesn't see a need to extend NATO's mission in Libya, now that Moammar Gadhafi is dead and a new government is in charge.

Gerard Longuet says that the international community should still help the new Libyan leadership but with a new mandate, focusing on political instead of military support. Read more.

Occupy: aanpak schuldencrisis is prutswerk

Het gros van de aanhangers van protestbeweging Occupy is niet bepaald onder de indruk van het Europees akkoord over de aanpak van de schuldencrisis.

Het is in ieder geval niet genoeg om te stoppen met het protest. Lees verder.


Zie ook,
Merkel en Sarkozy tonen zich tevreden (video) - NOS
Noodfonds uitgebreid, banken helpen Griekenland (video) - NOS
'Europa heeft geen geld meer om Italië te helpen' (video) - NOS

EU to recapitalize banks (video) - Press TV
European markets rise following debt deal - Al Jazeera

EU agrees deal package to battle Greek debt crisis (video) - CNTV
'Greek deal no bazooka but water pistol in face of inferno' (video) - RT

Occupy Amsterdam Beursplein

Made these videos on Sunday 23rd of Octobre in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

'Beursplein', a financial place in the city, got occupied almost a couple weeks ago, everything is starting to get organized better and there's a media department and free catering. Small village inside a town.


Zie ook,
Occupy verhuist misschien naar Zuidas - BNR

NYPD vs OWS: Crackdown but no backdown

New York police officers have been arresting Occupy Wall Street demonstrators who took to the streets Wednesday to decry a crackdown against fellow protesters in Oakland, California, RT correspondents reported.

This as up to a thousand people marched through the streets of the city to Union Square in Manhattan to show solidarity with fellow activists in Oakland, California, who had been subject to a severe crackdown by riot squads. Read more.

Israeli jets bomb Gaza Strip

Israeli aircraft have carried out three bombing attacks on the Palestinian city of Khan Yunes in the Gaza Strip, witnesses say.

The airstrikes targeted areas in eastern and western parts of the city during early hours of Thursday, AFP reported. Read more.

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Ahmadinejad: Terror trait of cowardly US

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has lashed out at the United States for making efforts to impede the progress of the Iranian nation, reiterating that terror is the trait of the cowardly US rulers.

The US government made great efforts to mobilize other countries against the Iranian nation by leveling unfounded allegations against Iran's nuclear program, said President Ahmadinejad in a Wednesday address to a massive crowd of people in the city of Qaen, located in the country's eastern South Khorasan Province. Read more.

Pepe Escobar: NATO is the global Robocop

According to some reports NATO dropped approximately 40 thousand bombs in the pasted seven months. This played a big part in capture and death of Gaddafi.

Many believe showing the lifeless body of Gaddafi was tasteless and the media has ignored the real issues. Who's to gain from the fall of Gaddafi? Pepe Escobar, correspondent for the Asia Times, gives us his take on the media coverage and much more.


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Libya: Freed or occupied? (video) - RT

Hugo Chavez condemns Gaddafi's assassination

The Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, said that he does not recognize the Libya's National Transitional Council and that repudiates the assassination of Muammar al Gaddafi, "He was the president of Libya, they killed him and threw him to the desert", Chavez said.


Gaddafi's family wants to sue NATO

Gaddafi's family wants to sue NATO before the International Criminal Court for war crimes, following the controversial death of Libyan leader, who was buried in the desert.


Read also,
Gaddafi family to file Nato war crimes complaint - Emirates 24/7
'NATO, al-Qaeda militia killed Gaddafi' (video) - Press TV

Bij de dood van Khaddafi: enkele stemmen uit Afrika - De Wereld Morgen

October 26, 2011

Palestinians seek UNESCO vote despite US opposition

(Reuters) - The Palestinians will seek a vote on their bid for full membership of UNESCO next week, Foreign Minister Riyal al-Malki said on Wednesday, despite what he called U.S. threats to pull funding from the U.N. cultural agency.

The initiative is part of a Palestinian campaign, opposed by the United States, for recognition as a state in the U.N. system -- a move the Palestinians hope will strengthen their standing vis-à-vis Israel. Read more.

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Van Libië naar Guatemala

Wie het verleden kent, begrijpt het heden beter

Alvaro Colom, huidig president van Guatemala, heeft officiële excuses aangeboden aan de familie van voormalig president Jacobo Arbenz. De toenmalige staatsgreep van 1954 met steun van de CIA heeft Guatemala in 40 jaar onafgebroken schrikbewind gedompeld. Gaan wij ook 50 jaar wachten voor we tot inzicht komen over de werkelijkheid van de oorlogen in Irak, Afghanistan en Libië?

Een historische terugblik

Jacobo Arbenz was in 1951 al de tweede democratisch verkozen president van Guatemala. Lees verder.

Demos will continue until Saleh is gone: Yemeni protesters

Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh has once again promised to step down, but the anti-regime protesters say they will continue holding demonstrations until they see it with their eyes.

Saleh made the remarks during a meeting with U.S. Ambassador Gerald Feierstein, U.S. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said on Tuesday, the Associated Press reported. Read more.

Rally Supports Syrian Government

Damascus, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) More than one million people on Wednesday rallied at the Umayyad Square in the traditional Family Tree Festival, to express support to President Bashar al-Assad and his government.

Under the slogan "Long Live the Homeland and its Leaders, Syrian People Are One Family," participants in the demonstration raised a 500-meter long family tree with a photo of President Al-Assad in the center. Read more.

Environmentalists gaining ground in OWS

Environmentalist groups and organizations have started to play an important role in the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) protests against corporate greed and economic inequality in the US, Press TV reports.

Environmentalist activists have raised their voice to protest against corporate eco-hostile measures including nuclear waste dumping to oil drilling in a movement which is primarily targeting economic and political grievances, a Press TV correspondent reported Wednesday. Read more.

Occupy Amsterdam krijgt tweede kamp

AMSTERDAM - Occupy Amsterdam zal naast zijn kamp op het Beursplein ook zijn tenten opslaan op het Museumplein.

Op vrijdag opent in Amsterdam het demonstratiekamp 'Occupy Museumplein'. Het idee van deze tweede vestiging resulteert vooral uit onvrede over de sfeer op het Beursplein. Lees verder.

Goed nieuws voor de toekomst van de journalistiek?

Wat zou het besluit zijn als we jonge Europese topjournalisten samenbrengen om na te denken over de toekomst van de journalistiek? De verleiding is groot om zichzelf neer te zetten als slachtoffers in een slechtnieuwsverhaal met als hoofdtitel ‘Journalistiek ten dode opgeschreven’.

Het einde van de professionele journalist?

Over het gehele continent daalt de krantenverkoop voortdurend en vallen de reclame-inkomsten weg waardoor werkgevers geen nieuwe mensen meer aannemen en het personeel inkrimpen. Lees verder.

De Wereld Morgen

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'NOS.nl betrouwbaarste nieuwssite' - NOS
Griekse crisis doet mediasector heel zwaar bloeden - De Wereld Morgen

Corbett: Libya shattered, pieces dangerous

Relatives of the slain Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi are reportedly looking to The Hague with a 'war crimes' lawsuit against NATO. They accuse the Alliance of deliberately targeting Gaddafi's convoy, which they say posed no threat to civilians.

NATO was only allowed into Libya by the UN solely to protect citizens. Meanwhile, the military alliance has postponed its preliminary decision to end its Libya mission by the end of this month, following calls from the interim government to stay on.

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Occupy Oakland: Riot police fire tear gas, flashbang grenades

Police used tear gas on at least three separate occasions to disperse more than 1,000 demonstrators who took to the streets of Oakland, California Tuesday evening as running street battles engulfed the city for more than six hours.

­Thick billows of smoke and exploding projectiles filled the streets of downtown Oakland as television footage showed a man who was bleeding after reportedly being hit in the head by a tear gas canister, the Oakland Tribune reports. Read more + photos.


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US cops tried to erase online evidence of brutality - RT
Occupy Oakland Crackdown: Cop war-zone tactics? (video) - RT

Police fire tear gas at 'Occupy Oakland' protesters (video) - Press TV
Police arrest 140 protesters in Oakland - Press TV
USA: Clashes Between OWS, Police Continue - Prensa Latina

US cops tried to erase online evidence of brutality (video) - RT
'UN must probe OWS crackdown' - Press TV

Overal in Nederland meer resistente schimmels

Patiënten in Nederlandse ziekenhuizen zijn steeds vaker besmet met een resistente stam van de schimmel Aspergillus fumigatus, zo blijkt uit onderzoek van het UMC St Radboud.

Voor 2000 werden nog geen resistente stammen in patiënten gevonden, maar inmiddels is al ongeveer vijf procent van de schimmels resistent tegen azolen, het gebruikelijke medicijn tegen de schimmel. De resistentie lijkt mede het gevolg van het gebruik van azolen in de land- en tuinbouw. De nieuwe Voedsel en Waren Autoriteit heeft de ministers van EL&I, VROM en VWS geadviseerd tot nader onderzoek. Lees verder.

UMC ST Radboud        

EU-top verlamt beurzen

AMSTERDAM (ANP) - De Europese beurzen lieten woensdag weinig beweging zien. Alle ogen zijn gericht op Brussel waar de Europese regeringsleiders bijeenkomen om een akkoord te bereiken over een daadkrachtig crisisplan. Onzekerheid over de uitkomsten van de cruciale EU-top houdt beleggers aan de zijlijn.

,,Het is een afwachtende markt met lage omzetten. Lees verder.

Some asthma drugs up attacks in kids

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says children are more likely to experience rare side effects of long-acting beta-agonist inhalers.

Doctors prescribe long-acting beta-agonists (LABAs) medications to help some adults and kids relax airway muscles and prevent airway spasms and wheezing during asthma attacks. Read more.

US blockade against Cuba affects the health sector

LThe effects of the US blockade against Cuba, affect the daily lives of Cubans, like hospitals without supplies or devices for the treatment of children with heart deseases.


October 25, 2011

UN: Total Rejection of U.S. Blockade on Cuba

United Nations, Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations condemned for the 20th consecutive year the U.S.-imposed blockade of Cuba and demanded its immediate lifting.

The U.S. blockade of Cuba was overwhelmingly rejected on Wednesday by 186 votes in favor, 2 against and 3 abstentions.  Read more.

Prensa Latina

Reflections of Fidel Castro: NATO's Genocidal Role

THIS brutal military alliance has become the most perfidious tool of repression known in the history of humanity.

NATO assumed this global repressive role as soon as the USSR, which had served as the U.S. pretext for its creation, disappeared. Its criminal purpose became obvious in Serbia, a country of Slavic origin, whose people heroically struggled against the Nazis during World War II. Read more.

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Russia, NATO in deadlock on missile system

Press TV

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US uranium to blame for deformed babies in Fallujah?

A London court is set to hear a case involving the alleged use of uranium-enhanced weapons by US-led forces in the deadly 2004 battle for Fallujah, which some say is the cause of horrific birth defects and congenital diseases in the Iraqi city.

A number of reports have been published claiming that the use of uranium in Iraq was much more widespread than originally believed. Christopher Busby, a visiting biomedical studies professor at the University of Ulster, is the coauthor of two such reports. Busby sat down with RT to discuss the findings in his reports. Read more + video.

We Are The 99%

This week:
1. Worldwide Occupations
2. Romanarchists fight back
3. Storming Athens
4. Chile’s Paco Assault Unit
5. Support the G20 prisoners
6. The new code of the streets
7. Japan’s anti-nuke movement


De terugslag in Somalië: een blik op hoe de VS de militante islamitische dreiging voedde

In de Somalische hoofdstad Mogadishu kwamen op 4 oktober zeker zeventig mensen om het leven nadat een vrachtwagenbom explodeerde nabij een regeringsgebouwencomplex waarin het Somalische regeringskabinet en acht ministeries ondergebracht zijn, waaronder het ministerie van Onderwijs. De militante groepering Al-Shabaab, die een groot deel van Zuid-Somalië in handen heeft, heeft de aanslag opgeëist.

De groepering Al-Shabaab wordt door velen in het land veroordeeld wegens het weigeren van westerse hulp tijdens de hongersnood door de grote droogte in de Hoorn van Afrika. Lees verder.

De Wereld Morgen

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Blowback in Somalia - The Nation

Merkel Gambles on Parliamentary Support for Euro Backstop

Chancellor Merkel's conservatives have bowed to pressure for a full vote in parliament on Wednesday over controversial plans to boost the euro rescue fund. Broad backing would help Chancellor Angela Merkel in EU talks on rescuing the euro, but it's a risky gambit, given the unknown number of rebels in her ranks.

Chancellor Angela Merkel, not known for taking gambles, has agreed to a full parliamentary vote on Wednesday on the planned leveraging of the euro rescue fund in a move that could strengthen her hand in EU negotiations on rescuing the euro -- but could also backfire. Read more.

Vatican calls for global authority on economy, raps “idolatry of the market”

The Vatican called on Monday for the establishment of a “global public authority” and a “central world bank” to rule over financial institutions that have become outdated and often ineffective in dealing fairly with crises.

The document from the Vatican’s Justice and Peace department should please the “Occupy Wall Street” demonstrators and similar movements around the world who have protested against the economic downturn. Read more.

Beursplein wordt te klein voor Occupy

AMSTERDAM - Het Beursplein in Amsterdam heeft met ruim 120 tenten van de protestbeweging Occupy de maximumcapaciteit bereikt. Het plein is vol, zei een woordvoerder van Occupy Amsterdam dinsdag.

De afgelopen dagen wordt volgens hem al intern gesproken over alternatieve locaties als zich nog meer deelnemers aansluiten. Lees verder.