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Fascist World News: Variations on a Theme

Israel not a democracy; run by four informal networks, not by government (YNet)

Israel had “no business” bombing Syria and lacks “any evidence at all” that its target was a nuclear facility, the head of the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency said. (via WUFYS)

Orthodox rabbi breaks taboo (LATimes)

EXCERPT: “Breaking a long-standing taboo, a leading Orthodox rabbi in Los Angeles said this week that Israel, and American Jews, must be open to the possibility of dividing Jerusalem to achieve a lasting peace with the Palestinians.

In a thoughtful, often anguished opinion piece in Friday’s Jewish Journal, Rabbi Yosef Kanefsky, senior rabbi at Congregation B’nai David-Judea in West Los Angeles, wrote that neither Israel nor the Palestinians had been honest in telling the story of their conflict since the 1967 Mideast War. And without such honesty, he said, no meaningful peace talks could occur.”

Cirque du Soleil founder starts water fund for poor countries (AFP/Raw Story)

EXCERPT: “No one can remain indifferent when we know that at least every eight seconds, a child dies from a disease caused by drinking contaminated water,” Laliberte said as he announced the One Drop foundation.”

The U.S. is leading efforts to resist a complete ban on cluster bombs (IPSNews)

NATO has become the aggressor : The Case of Kosovo and Metohija (GlobalResearch)

A moving and thought provoking statement by Bishop Artemije at an international conference on Ukraine’s possible NATO entry.

Do-gooders send thousands of bikes to Rwanda to make sure their coffee is as fresh as can be (Treehugger)

American AFRICOM initiative is not welcome in Africa (Novosti)

Somalia: Killings, Arrests, Shatter Independent Media (Human Rights Watch)

New Zealanders’ anger growing at increasing armed police raids (ISAIntel)

Musharraf leaves White House in a lurch (NYTimes)

EXCERPT: “General Musharraf’s move to seize emergency powers and abandon the Constitution left Bush administration officials close to their nightmare: an American-backed military dictator who is risking civil instability in a country with nuclear weapons and an increasingly alienated public.”

U.N. Director General : Food riots would not be a surprise (EconomistsBriefing)

EXCERPT: “The FAO’s food price index has risen to its highest level since it began in 1990. Wheat and milk prices reached a record high this summer while other agricultural commodities, such as corn and meat, are trading well above 1990s averages.”

Rethinking the development of Latin America and Caribbean in the 21st century (DissidentVoice)

Russian oil tanker splits in half; 560,000 tons of fuel spilled into Black Sea (BBC)

Germany becomes first country to admit clandestine CHEMTRAILS operation (MParent)

EXCERPT: “The TV news report states that “the military planes of the German Federal Army are manipulating our climate; this is what the weather researchers are presuming and their suspicions are confirmed… “It’s obvious that enormous regions are being polluted with clandestine actions, but all of this has to be made public. The government must provide explanations to the unsuspecting population.”

Mass protest against rigged elections, judicial corruption and widespread corruption in dominant political parties … in Malaysia (NYTimes)

EXCERPT: “Kuala Lumpur: The police in this capital used water cannons and fired tear gas on Saturday [11/10] to disperse protesters in one of the biggest anti-government rallies in nearly a decade.”

“An EU expert on biological warfare has told how she fears ending up ‘dead in the woods’ like scientist Dr David Kelly after an alleged campaign of intimidation by members of MI6 and the CIA. (Global Research)
EXCERPT: “Jill Dekker, a bio-defence expert based in Brussels, has reported a string of sinister incidents – including the parking of a hearse outside her house – after making a speech critical of British and American policy in the Middle East.”

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