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Libyan Capital Hammered by NATO Bombings

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adobe oem software p> Tripoli was under a new wave of bombardments by NATO planes as rebel forces claimed new advances by land, as yet unconfirmed by the Libyan official media. Dense columns of smoke rose in the Bad el Aziziya area, where the residence of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is located, and in districts

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Not the Left: Who Will Save Libya From Its Western Saviours?

Bombas en Libia, lanzada bajo la operación "Odisea al Amanecer"

buy oem software p>Jean Bricmont y Diana Johnstone CounterPunch Last March, a coalition of Western powers and Arab autocracies banded together to sponsor what was billed as a short little military operation to “protect Libyan civilians”. On March 17, the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 1973 which gave that particular “coalition of the willing” the

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Chavez Ratifies Sovereign Use of International Reserves

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President Hugo Chavez reaffirmed Thursday that Venezuela will use its international reserves according to the country’s interests, without subordinating itself to foreign powers or institutions. In a second article for his column “Notes from the Rear Guard” in the Orinoco Mail newspaper, Chavez decried what he called a campaign to create confusion and destabilization by

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NATO’s “Qana Massacre” at Majer, Libya (+ Video)

Qana Massacre

By Franklin Lamb August 12, 2011 “Information Clearing House” – Every Muslim & Christian Palestinian refugee in Lebanon, and every Lebanese citizen whose family members or loved ones were slaughtered during Israel’s two massacres at Qana, Lebanon, is reminded today of the indescribable loss suffered yesterday by their Libyan sisters and brothers at Majer, Libya.

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US shocked and awed by the Taliban

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Talk about a double whammy. It was not enough for Standard & Poor’s to downgrade the United States’ credit rating; with impeccable timing, and apparently a single shot, the Taliban in Afghanistan simultaneously downgraded the empire’s colossal war machine. As much as the US power elite refuse to accept that the US financial crisis was caused by years of George W Bush tax cuts for the wealthy and mega-corporations; massive bailouts of banks and insurance companies; and astronomic military spending on the Pentagon’s declinations of The Long War, the power elite will also refuse to acknowledge that the “new” war strategy in Afghanistan is also a failure.

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More than 2,200 pages of documents obtained through FOIA

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In 1998, five Cuban men were arrested by the U.S. government and tried in Miami on charges of conspiring to commit espionage on the United States. What the Cuban Five and their attorneys did not know during trial was that the U.S. government—through its official propaganda agency, the Broadcasting Board of Governors—was covertly paying prominent Miami journalists who, at the same time as the government conducted its prosecution, saturated the Miami media with reports that were highly inflammatory and prejudicial to the Cuban Five.

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PayPal and eBay impose blockade against Cuba in Germany

eBay & PayPal

The daily Die Welt recognizes PayPal and eBay’s actions against businessmen who sell Cuban products in the Internet in Germany are “grossly illegal”. The journal criticized actions against the German owners of a web site that sells Cuban Havana cigars, who were victims of the blockage of their transactions and the closing of their PayPal accounts. PayPal extended the US sanctions against Cuba to German territory. The European branch of PayPal, a company that facilitates electronic transactions in the Internet, demanded that German firm Rum & Co. remove Havana cigars, rum and other Cuban products from their web page

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The Mysteries of Hemingway

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Those who have held in their hands the famous FBI file on Ernest Hemingway affirm it contains 124 pages, 15 of which even today are still held back “in the interest of national defense”. Of the remaining pages, 40 are covered with black ink except for their greetings and signatures, and several more are practically illegible. Between the readable and those crossed out in black, it is possible to determine that the file holds information on Hemingway gathered between 1942, during the 2nd World War and 1974, almost 15 years after his death.

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Religious Tourism: A New Modality?

Religious Tourism: A New Modality

A CubaNews translation. Edited by Walter Lippmann. Published on July 21st, in Cultura, NosOtros, Rosa María de Lahaye Guerra (RMLG) interviews M.Sc. Clemente Hugo Ramírez Frías (CHRF), professor of the Escuela de Altos Estudios de Hotelería y Turismo at Hotel Sevilla in Havana. Rosa María de Lahaye Guerra: You tell us you have researched “religious

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Amnesty International Declares to be in Favor of Cuban Five

The Cuban Five in Miami

Amnesty International (AI) issued a report which reflects serious concerns about the fairness of the trial of the five Cubans unjustly imprisoned in U.S. jails. There are fears about serious injustices and a real concern that the Supreme Court refused to hear their appeal, which violates Article 10 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,