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Two years after the quake, Haiti festers

Decem­ber 9, 2011: Angered by the UN-caused cholera epidemic that has claimed thousands, Haitians rallied at the UN Sta­bi­liza­tion Mis­sion in Haiti (MINUSTAH) Base at St. Marc. Photo: from a video produced by Nick Strat­ton, Bureau des Avo­cats Inter­na­tionaux. Watch it at http://ijdh.org/archives/24340.
By Paul S. Graham
Two years after an earthquake killed 158,000, the majority [...]

The US prepares for war with Iran

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Beating the Drums of War: Provoking Iran into “Firing the First Shot”
by Michel Chossudovsky, Global Research, Jan. 14, 2012

Introduction
While the possibility of a war with Iran is acknowledged in US news reports, its regional and global implications are barely analyzed.
Very few people in America are aware or informed [...]

Video report: The battle for Iran

By Press for Truth
The global elite wants a complete takeover of the Middle East. The situation with Iran is being manipulated in an effort to get the West behind their war of aggression in the name of peace and security.

Iran: Iraq all over again?

Iran: the Neocons Are At It Again
by Ralph Nader, Counterpunch, Jan. 12, 2012
The same neocons who persuaded George W. Bush and crew to, in Ron Paul’s inimitable words, “lie their way into invading Iraq” in 2003, are beating the drums of war more loudly these days to attack Iran. It is remarkable how many of [...]

Energy Wars 2012

Michael T. Clare, Counterpunch, Jan. 10, 2012
Welcome to an edgy world where a single incident at an energy “chokepoint” could set a region aflame, provoking bloody encounters, boosting oil prices, and putting the global economy at risk.  With energy demand on the rise and sources of supply dwindling, we are, in [...]

First Syria, then Iran?

People gather at the site of a powerful explosion that hit the Midan neighborhood in the heart of Damascus on January 6, 2012 as state media said a suicide bomb attack ripped through the Syrian capital, killing or wounding "dozens." (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
A mistaken case for Syrian regime change
By Aisling Byrne, Asia Times, Jan. 5, 2012
“War [...]

Leaving Afghanistan

Notes on Afghanistan: The Surge to Withdrawal
by Vijay Prashad, Counterpunch, January 6, 2012

Kabul sprawls like an injured lion. Its population has increased four-fold to 4.5 million over the past ten years. War refugees, fleeing the countryside for the relative safety of the citadel, find themselves in permanent slums (“Kabul Informal Settlements” in the bureaucratic argot). [...]

Professional sports and militarism in Canada

Professional sports and militarism: Tyler Shipley
By Riaz Sayani-Mulji and Ryan Sparrow, rabble.ca, January 5, 2012
On this week’s episode of Progressive Voices, we speak with musician, freelance journalist, and political activist Tyler Shipley on the militarization of the NHL and other sports leagues in North America. The ramifications for Canadian culture and foreign policy are also [...]

How the media manipulates the world into war

By James Corbett, The Corbett Report and Global Research TV
As the drums of war begin to beat once again in Iran, Syria, the South China Sea, and other potential hotspots and flashpoints around the globe, concerned citizens are asking how a world so sick of bloodshed and a population so tired of [...]

The end of American Democracy

THE INAUGURATION OF POLICE STATE USA 2012: Obama Signs the “National Defense Authorization Act”
By Michel Chossudovsky, Global Research, Jan. 1, 2012

With minimal media debate, at a time when Americans were celebrating the New Year with their loved ones, the “National Defense Authorization Act ” H.R. 1540 was signed into law by President Barack Obama. [...]