“My family is living through hell:” Samer Issawi speaks from jail

Submitted by Shahd Abusalama on Thu, 01/10/2013 http://electronicintifada.net/blogs/shahd-abusalama/my-family-living-through-hell-samer-issawi-speaks-jail I can’t kick the bad habit of biting my fingers when I’m stressed despite my constant attempts. My forefinger is swollen due to this habit and it really hurts; the cold weather makes it worse. The pain was intolerable this morning and it made me cry, but…

Golden Dawn and the deafening silence of Europe

Normally I would be asking everybody to “spread the word” but at this precise moment I  don’t have to. Everybody understands the dangers semi- hidden behind the rise of a neo nazi “party”in the very cradle of democracy with a police backing them.As they have stated via their spokeperson,Golden Dawn is not self defined as…

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By Gilad Atzmon on January 8, 2013 Gilad Atzmon – gilad.co.uk Jan 8, 2013   Lebanon is incredible – an intoxicating blend of natural beauty, rebellious spirit, pious clarity, tolerance, wild night life and unbelievable hummus. I landed in Beirut four days ago. The purpose of my visit wasn’t all…

Venezuelan Supreme Court Upholds Presidency of Hugo Chavez

Venezuelan Supreme Court Upholds Presidency of Hugo Chavez   Supporters of President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela rally in the capital of Caracas. Chavez has won another term of office for six years., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr. Postponement of Chavez’s inauguration sparks controversy English.news.cn 2013-01-10 11:27:47

Inside Job – How crooks set up the largest bank in Afghanistan & then robbed it

Inside Job – How crooks set up the largest bank in Afghanistan & then robbed it for almost $1 billion The report findings are based on expert research and extensive discussions with anti-money laundering experts but they have yet to be proven in a court of law. The report demonstrates: Afghanistan was unable to implement…

Latest coverage on controversial ENRC activities & $550 million Congo deal

Latest coverage on controversial ENRC activities & $550 million Congo deal   The Guardian reported on 27 December that ENRC’s three founder shareholders and others are to be sued by their former corporate finance adviser. The Daily Mail has also continued to report prominently on the ENRC story, putting it at the top of its…

The End of Tamms Supermax

January 9, 2013 By Jean Casella and James Ridgeway As the new year began, the notorious Tamms state supermax in southern Illinois closed its doors forever. The closure marked the end of a decade-long effort that combined legal and political pressure with press exposes and tireless grassroots organizing. One excellent recaps of this effort and its remarkable…