Russia urges NATO to investigate Libyan deaths

The campaign by Britain, France, the United States and their allies has severely divided the UN Security Council with Nato’s opponents blaming the strikes for the failure to condemn Syria’s clampdown on demonstrators.

A British Typhoon jet (L) and Eurofighter approach a Canadian Boeing CC-150 Polaris during a refuelling operation above the Mediterranean sea as part of the NATO operation over Libya

A British Typhoon jet (L) and Eurofighter approach a Canadian Boeing CC-150 Polaris during a refuelling operation above the Mediterranean sea as part of the NATO operation over Libya

Russia’s UN envoy Vitaly Churkin said he would speak to the UN Security Council this week about estimates given to The New York Times saying Nato air attacks this year had killed between 40 and 70 civilians in Libya.

Mr Churkin also criticised UN leader Ban Ki-moon for supporting the strikes by the United States, Britain, France and its allies against Gaddafi targets after the strongman’s clampdown on opposition protests.

“We hope that NATO is going to revisit this entire problem, is going to investigate this matter,” Mr Churkin told reporters.
“Unfortunately NATO adopted a pure propaganda stand claiming zero civilian casualties in Libya which was completely implausible first of all and secondly not true,” said the envoy.

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50 Economic Numbers From 2011 That Are Almost Too Crazy To Believe

Even though most Americans have become very frustrated with this economy, the reality is that the vast majority of them still have no idea just how bad our economic decline has been or how much trouble we are going to be in if we don’t make dramatic changes immediately. If we do not educate the American people about how deathly ill the U.S. economy has become, then they will just keep falling for the same old lies that our politicians keep telling them.

 

“#45 – Amazingly, the U.S. government has now accumulated a total debt of 15 trillion dollars. When Barack Obama first took office the national debt was just 10.6 trillion dollars.”

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Just “tweaking” things here and there is not going to fix this economy. We truly do need a fundamental change in direction. America is consuming far more wealth than it is producing and our debt is absolutely exploding. If we stay on this current path, an economic collapse is inevitable. Hopefully the crazy economic numbers from 2011 that I have included in this article will be shocking enough to wake some people up.

 

“#50 – During the Obama administration, the U.S. government has accumulated more debt than it did from the time that George Washington took office to the time that Bill Clinton took office.”

At this time of the year, a lot of families get together, and in most homes the conversation usually gets around to politics at some point. Hopefully many of you will use the list below as a tool to help you share the reality of the U.S. economic crisis with your family and friends. If we all work together, hopefully we can get millions of people to wake up and realize that “business as usual” will result in a national economic apocalypse.

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Bradley Manning – the man who woke up Americans

Alleged U.S. Army whistleblower Bradley Manning is scheduled to make his first court appearance today after being held for more more than a year-and-a-half by the U.S. military. Manning is suspected of leaking hundreds of thousands of secret U.S. diplomatic cables to the whistleblowing website WikiLeaks in the biggest leak of classified U.S. documents in history

Thanks democracynow for the video.

We found the Iran is behind all terrorists attacks on the World

Here we go, surprise, surprise … the worst evil ever of the century is … yes, the Iran! We have the evidence, says U.S., again.

The governments of Iran (and of Sudan too) will be liable for potentially billions of dollars in damages to victims of suicide bombings at U.S. embassies in Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in 1998, a Washington federal judge ruled yesterday (December 1, 2011).

Also lawyers representing families of victims of the Sept. 11 attacks won a default judgment on Thursday, December 15, against Iran, the Iranian-backed Hezbollah organization in Lebanon, the Taliban and Al Qaeda in a lawsuit filed in Manhattan federal court that contended that Iranian officials aided and abetted the hijackers who flew jetliners into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

Thanks RussiaToday for the video.

New protests in Benghazi – this time against the NTC

The streets of Benghazi are once again the focal point for crowds of angry Libyans – only this time they are protesting against the country’s new government. For two days, tens of thousands of protesters have been demanding more transparency and honesty from the National Transitional Council. The demonstrators are infuriated by secrecy surrounding the country’s decision-making and finances.

The city of Benghazi was where the NATO-backed rebellion began and ultimately ended 40 years of Colonel Muamar Gaddafi’s rule. Patrick Hayes, reporter for the online magazine spiked, told RT Libyan people have finally realized the NTC falls short of representing their interests.

Thanks RussiaToday for the video.

Occupy ports, occupy everything

Some of the largest yet Occupy protests have erupted across America – paralyzing its West Coast. From the blocked port of Oakland to the shipping hub of Seattle – thousands upon thousands of disenchanted Occupy movement activists have taken to the streets in defiance of a police crackdown.

As well, it’s in solidarity with port truckers, largely immigrant, who are grossly underpaid and whose efforts to collectively bargain for higher wages have been thwarted by Goldman Sachs, who owns SSA terminals.

Every seaport, from Anchorage to San Diego will be shut down. All of the Occupy encampments in Texas are coming together to shut down the port of Houston. Occupy Denver and Occupy Salt Lake will be shutting down the Walmart distribution center.
In Chiba City, Japan, railworkers will block the shipment of EGT grain.

Recorded on December 12th

Thanks MOXNEWSd0tC0M for the video.

Rage Against the Machine – at least Tom Morello

“The media doesn’t make a revolution”

Rage Against the Machine guitarist and political activist Tom Morello is just one of the celebrities who has recently showed up in Lower Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park to offer his support for the Occupy Wall Street movement. After performing for protesters this afternoon, Morello answered some questions with RT’s Lucy Kafanov about Barack Obama, the state of America, bailouts, banks and the Occupy movment. Morello recently released the record World Wide Rebel Songs on behalf of his The Nightwatchman project.

Recorded on October 13th (or14th)

Thanks RTAmerica for the video.