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Posted: Sunday, December 8, 2013

U.S. Lionizes Mandela In Death ... But Labeled Him a Terrorist While He Was Alive
CIA Central In Mandela's Arrest … Kept Him On Terrorist List Until 2008

Six Things Nelson Mandela Believed That Most People Won't Talk About

This Is Nelson Mandela Video
"Arafat is a comrade in arms, and we treat him as such." -Mandela (1990)

Nelson Mandela Condemns George W. Bush and War With Iraq, January 30th, 2003


The real Mandela: Don't let his legacy be abused

Good Liberation Hero—Bad Liberation Hero
It seemed almost inevitable that on the new day Western newspapers were filled with encomia to the recently deceased South African national liberation hero Nelson Mandela that another southern African hero of national liberation, Robert Mugabe, should be vilified. “Nearly 90, Mugabe still driving Zimbabwe’s economy into the ground,” complained Geoffrey York of Canada’s Globe and Mail.

Mandela is a sell-out, he betrayed black people, says ex-wife
Thursday, 11 March 2010

Mandela's legacy: peace, but poverty for many blacks

UN, EU subsidize French crimes in CAR : Analyst
The United Nations and the European Union are subsidizing the French government's crimes in the poverty-stricken Central African Republic (CAR), an analyst says.

Chomsky: US, Israel two 'rogue' actors operating in Middle East
“There are in fact two rogue states operating in the region, resorting to aggression and terror and violating international law at will: the United States and its Israeli client,” Chomsky wrote in a recent article.

Hagel: US has no plans to retreat from global affairs
The US defence secretary says his country has no plans to retreat from any part of the world, as he departs for Bahrain to attend the Manama Dialogue, followed by a visit to Doha for talks with Qatari leaders.

Chomsky on the U.S.-Iran deal

Hagel: US military power must back Iran nuclear deal

Hagel reminds Iran that threat of force still an option
Defense Secretary Defense Chuck Hagel on board the USS Ponce, just 120 miles off the coast of Iran, told servicemembers that the threat of U.S. military force still exists even though the Obama administration is pursuing a six-month long diplomatic process with Iran to freeze its nuclear program.

Pro-Israel groups backing away from confrontation with Obama over Iran
WASHINGTON (JTA) — When it comes to the deal between Iran and major powers, Israel and the pro-Israel community are retreating from a strategy of confrontation and working instead to influence the contours of a final agreement.

US Congress may throw wrench into Iran nuclear deal

Obama: Chances for Final Iran Deal 50-50 or Worse
President Barack Obama said Saturday he believed the chances for a comprehensive nuclear agreement with Iran are 50-50 or worse, yet defended diplomacy as the best way to prevent Tehran from acquiring atomic weapons.

Fears mount that Dems will undermine White House on Iran
Multiple Democrats on Capitol Hill are worried that House Democratic leaders are close to joining with House GOP leaders to support a bipartisan measure that could undermine the White House's efforts to reach a long term deal curbing Iran's nuclear program, I'm told by sources involved in discussions.

Congress Warns Oil Companies: Don't Get So Cozy With Iran

Iran presents IAEA with info of new generation of centrifuges

Top Democrats seek intelligence briefings, report on Iran

Free Expression Another Casualty of Sanctions
Aliakbar Salehi is a former member of the Iranian parliament and an Internet freedom and human rights advocate now living in Washington, DC. In 2006, he was arrested and jailed by the Iranian government for urging human rights reforms.

Karzai Aide: Afghans Won't Bow to US Pressure on Pact
US Ultimatum 'Will Not Achieve Anything'

Drones, Taliban on agenda as Hagel heads to Pakistan

Pakistan PM Plans Crackdown on Anti-Drone Protests
Warns Imran Khan to End Demonstrations

All unfilled munitions declared by Syria destroyed: OPCW
All category 3 (unfilled) munitions declared by Syria have been destroyed, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and the United Nations announced in a statement published on Friday.

This U.S. Colonel Was Sure He Was About To Get Involved in Syria's War

Whose sarin?
Barack Obama did not tell the whole story this autumn when he tried to make the case that Bashar al-Assad was responsible for the chemical weapons attack near Damascus on 21 August.

'Whose Sarin?' Investigative Bombshell Questions Obama's Case for Syria War
Seymour Hersh report asks serious questions about the president's case for war

Islamists seize Free Syrian Army arms depots: activists

Israeli military attacks Palestinian commemorations of Nelson Mandela

UK trains Libyan army in fight against al-Qaida and warlords
Struggling to contain widespread viiolence, the fractured post-Gaddafi government is turning to the west for military help

Cuba throws wrench in WTO talks over trade embargo

Saving the Net from the surveillance state: Glenn Greenwald speaks up (Q&A)
The man to whom Edward Snowden entrusted his NSA documents isn't content just to save the Bill of Rights and reinvent journalism. He also wants to stop the Internet from becoming history's most dangerous spy tool.

Defeated By The Taliban, Washington Decides To Take On Russia And China

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