Even today in 2012, ardent socialists and middle class activists continue romanticize about past revolutions and communist exploits. As revealed in Jüri Lina’s seminal documentary, and contrary to popular myth, many of the so-called ‘socialist’ revolutions and wars of independence were not organic, grass-roots movements at all. Historical evidence suggests that both the Bolshevik Revolution [...]
Bahrain’s Shia opposition says a teenage protester has been killed in violent clashes with police in the capital Manama. Police fired tear-gas and stun grenades to disperse demonstrators, who were throwing stones and petrol bombs. The West will always turn a blind eye to real repression in Bahrain. They have been demanding equal rights from [...]
Editor’s Note: The energy policy debate is always front and centre in the run-up to any US Presidential election. Indeed, Mitt Romney will pander to Big Oil as patronage for their promise to help put him in power. But it’s clear in 2012 that fossil fuel strategies still shape US foreign policy, but now need [...]
This is the debut music video ‘WAR REPORT’ from new artist Backyard Bully… ….
Check out the new single ‘Happiness’, from innovative UK-based dance act, SUPAFLY Inc, who have gone and put a very interesting and unique spin on the draconian TSA security detail – which is currently giving Americans who travel by air a routine nightmare whilst in transit. Brilliant turn of the tables on a situation which has [...]
Japan and China are in a war of words over who owns a chain of islands in the East China Sea, and leaders from both countries say they will not compromise. The territorial dispute has caused violent protests and confrontations in recent weeks. Steve Chao reports from Ishigaki, near the disputed islands…
China plans to use unmanned drones to increase its presence around the islands that are at the center of a volatile dispute with Japan. They will conduct marine surveillance of the area. Three Chinese patrol vessels still remain very close to the uninhabited – but strategic – archipelago; and have briefly entered waters which Japan considers [...]
A Houston police officer shot and killed a one-armed, one-legged man in a wheelchair Saturday inside a group home after police say the double amputee threatened the officer and aggressively waved a metal object that turned out to be… a pen.
Mel Frykberg McClatchy Newspapers September 25, 2012 CAIRO — The Libyan man who purportedly discovered former Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi hiding in a drainage pipe in his hometown died Tuesday after Gadhafi’s supporters kidnapped him. Fears rose immediately that his death would fuel rising tensions between pro- and anti-Gadhafi forces. Omran Shaban, a member of the [...]