Syria and sarin gas: US claims have a very familiar ring
Robert Fisk: "Reports of the Assad regime's use of chemical weapons are part of a retold drama riddled with plot-holes... Is there any way of escaping the theatre of chemical weapons? First, Israeli "military intelligence" says that Bashar al-Assad's forces have used/have probably used/might have used/could use chemical weapons...
Apr 30, 2013, 1:47pm
How the Vatican built a secret property empire using Mussolini's millions
The Guardian, UK: Papacy used offshore tax havens to create L500m international portfolio, featuring real estate in UK, France and Switzerland... The Mussolini investments in Britain are currently controlled, along with its other European holdings and a currency trading arm, by a papal official in Rome, Paolo Mennini, who is in effect the pope's merchant banker....
Jan 22, 2013, 9:42am
Champions of 'Idle No More' Stage Blockades Across Canada
Though not officially sanctioned by the Idle No More campaign, First Nations chiefs and activists have picked up the momentum and are rallying across Canada Wednesday as part of a national day of action in solidarity with the ongoing environmental and indigenous rights campaign. Ed Note: For the most up to date information go to Brenda Norrell's Blog - Censored News.
Jan 16, 2013, 2:38pm
Watergate Secrets Revealed
The Guardian, UK: "The files from the National Archives show that Judge John J Sirica aided the prosecution in pursuing the White House connection to the Democratic headquarters break-in at the Watergate Hotel in 1972. Sirica provided the special prosecutor information from a probation report in which one of the burglars said he was acting under orders from top Nixon administration officials...
Dec 2, 2012, 9:50am
Black Friday slips into 'Grey Thursday' as retail giants face staff backlash
The Guardian, UK: "Workers criticise 'pure greed' as stores like Walmart and Target encroach on family time by opening on Thanksgiving Day... Walmart workers are planning strike action over the Thanksgiving holiday, supported by the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) and OUR Walmart, an associate led group that in October helped organise the first strike at the retailer in its 70-year history...
Nov 16, 2012, 11:52am
Massacre of Yanomami Feared in Venezuela
Scott Wallace: "As many as 80 Yanomami Indians are feared dead in a village deep in the jungles of Venezuela, victims of an alleged massacre carried out last month by Brazilian gold prospectors.... the gold prospectors may have arrived by helicopter, illegally entering Venezuela from Brazil to carry out the raid...
Aug 31, 2012, 9:55am
Fukushima reactor meltdown was a man-made disaster
The Guardian, UK: "Last year's accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant was a manmade disaster caused by poor regulation and collusion between the government, the operator and the industry's watchdog, a report has said...In a highly critical assessment published on Thursday, a Japanese parliamentary panel challenged claims by the plant's operator, Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco), that the triple meltdown at the plant in north-east Japan had been caused solely by a 14-metre tsunami on 11 March last year.
Jul 5, 2012, 3:43pm
The explosive truth behind Fukushima's meltdown
The Independent, UK: "Japan insists its nuclear crisis was caused by an unforeseeable combination of tsunami and earthquake. But new evidence suggests its reactors were doomed to fail..."Tepco and the government of Japan have provided many explanations. They don't make sense. The one thing they haven't provided is the truth. It's time they did."
Aug 17, 2011, 1:04pm
Dag Hammarskjold: evidence suggests UN chief's plane was shot down
The Guardian, UK: "New evidence has emerged in one of the most enduring mysteries of United Nations and African history, suggesting that the UN secretary general, Dag Hammarskjold's plane was shot down over Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia) 50 years ago, and the murder covered up by the British colonial authorities.
Aug 17, 2011, 12:12pm
Secret memos expose link between oil firms and invasion of Iraq
The Independent, UK: "The papers show that Lady Symons agreed to lobby the Bush administration on BP's behalf because the oil giant feared it was being "locked out" of deals that Washington was quietly striking with US, French and Russian governments and their energy firms...
Apr 19, 2011, 4:44pm
Chilean Troops Open Fire on Unarmed Rapanui on Easter Island Homeland
BREAKING NEWS PRESS RELEASE - 12/3/10
Early this morning armed Chilean troops opened fire on unarmed Rapanui civilians. The police started shooting and tear gassing as the Rapanui people started gathering in solidarity.
Now there is blood on the streets.
Dec 4, 2010, 2:33pm
Scientists Suggest Fresh Look At Psychedelic Drugs?
LONDON (Reuters) - Mind-altering drugs like LSD, ketamine or magic mushrooms could be combined with psychotherapy to treat people suffering from depression, compulsive disorders or chronic pain, Swiss scientists suggested on Wednesday. Ed Note: I'm feeling better already!
Aug 18, 2010, 4:02pm
Peter Erlinder, Minnesota Law Prof Detained in Rwanda Returns Home
AP: MINNEAPOLIS — A Minnesota law professor who was imprisoned in Rwanda for challenging the official version of the country's 1994 genocide got a big hug from his wife and cheers from supporters as he arrived home Tuesday. (Erlinder told reporters in Nairobi, Kenya, on Sunday he's never denied there was a genocide against Tutsis in Rwanda, but he contends large numbers of Hutus were killed too, maybe more Hutus than Tutsis.)
Jun 23, 2010, 3:29pm
Aung San Suu Kyi's Plea to the World On Her 65th Birthday
The Independent, UK: "As Aung San Suu Kyi prepares to celebrate her 65th birthday (on June 19), confined in the house in which she has spent most of the past two decades, a confidante of the Burmese opposition leader has made a simple but passionate appeal to those in the West to use their freedom to help his country achieve the same.
Jun 19, 2010, 5:31pm
Teacher at UC San Diego Specialty - Electronic Civil Disobedience
Los Angeles Times: Ricardo Dominguez, a new media artist, unveiled a prototype for a modified cellphone that he called a "mobile Statue of Liberty." He said phones like it would provide immigrants with directions and inspirational poetry readings during arduous desert crossings.
May 7, 2010, 11:12am