The Other Bin Laden Story or the Hersh Factor

Originally posted on The Erimtan Angle:

‘The story of the killing of Osama bin Laden broke four years ago. From the day – May 2nd, 2011 – that US President Barack Obama revealed the news, there have been varying accounts of exactly what happened, including a few cracks in the official narrative.However, most of the media have told Washington’s version of the story, as did Hollywood.But now that version of the story has been challenged by one of America’s best known investigative journalists, Seymour Hersh.He reported that it was not a case of the CIA tracing Bin Laden to that compound outside Abbottabad. According to Hersh, a Pakistani intelligence officer gave up Bin Laden, he did it for the reward money and the Pakistani government not only knew that the raid was coming but had, in fact, been keeping the al-Qaeda leader prisoner for nearly five years.Hersh’s journalism came under immediate attack and the most vociferous…

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U.S. Britain & Canada reject nuclear disarmament so israel can keep its nukes

Originally posted on Uprootedpalestinians's Blog:

US rejects nuclear disarmament document over Israel concerns

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/us-rejects-nuclear-disarmament-document-over-israel-concerns/2015/05/22/18172276-00ec-11e5-8c77-bf274685e1df_story.html

May 22
UNITED NATIONS — The United States on Friday blocked a global document aimed at ridding the world of nuclear weapons, saying Egypt and other states tried to “cynically manipulate” the process by setting a deadline for Israel and its neighbors to meet within months on a Middle East zone free of such weapons.

The now-failed final document of a landmark treaty review conference had called on the U.N. secretary-general to convene the Middle East conference no later than March 2016, regardless of whether Israel and its neighbors agree on an agenda.

Israel is not a party to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and has never publicly declared what is widely considered to be an extensive nuclear weapons program. A conference might force Israel to acknowledge it.

Since adopting a final document requires consensus, the rejection by the…

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Our friendship helped us to understand the insane conflict: Story of Ali (India) and Fozia (Pakistan)

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Originally posted on Aaghaz-e-Dosti:

Friends Beyond Borders: Ali and Fozia

As part of our call to share about their friend(s) beyond the Indopak Border, Ali Abbas from Hyderabad, India shared about his friend Fozia Akhtar from Islamabad, Pakistan:

“We had met during Global Power Shift conference in 2013 and became friends. It has been 2 years of our friendship now and we cherish the bond that we share. While friendship makes one a better person, our friendship has always helped us to understand the insane conflict. We feel that our friendship has sustained not just because of our common interests or the similarities that Indians and Pakistanis have but because it has enabled us to think about the conflict that exists. It has given us the platform to realize, to seek for ourselves the truth of the constructed borders. It has enabled us to realize the value and inspire us to work for peace, for humanity.

Our friendship has made…

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A New Bipolar World: Zionism/Anti-Zionism?

Originally posted on Uprootedpalestinians's Blog:

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[Ed. Note: In this article Alain Soral’s editorial team at Egalité et Reconciliation argue that we are entering a new bipolar world that replaces the old capitalism against communism. It is not West versus East, it is not the much peddled “clash of civilizations.”

It is zionism versus anti-zionism. And if “zionism” is the political expression of Jewish power, then it is essentially Jews against the world. The analysis is comprehensive and the thesis convincing except that it may justifiably be argued that we are not about to enter this bipolar world, we have been living in it for quite some time.]

By The Editors, Egalité et Reconciliation

Before, it was the Soviets against the Americans, communism against capitalism, a conflict that divided the world for 70 years. Today the bipolarity has not disappeared, instead it seems to have mutated into a confrontation between the pro- and the anti-zionism. Can contemporary geopolitics be reformulated on this basis?

A friendship pact forged by blood…

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The Average Age Of A Minimum Wage Worker In America Is 36

Originally posted on wchildblog:

Source: Economic Collapse Blog, by Michael Snyder

Did you know that 89 percent of all minimum wage workers in the United States are not teens?  At this point, the average age of a minimum wage worker in this country is 36, and 56 percent of them are women.  Millions upon millions of Americans are working as hard as they can (often that means two or three jobs), and yet despite all of their hard work they still find themselves mired in poverty.  One of the big reasons for this is that we have created two classes of workers in the United States.  “Full-time workers” are entitled to an array of benefits and protections by law that “part-time workers” do not get.  And thanks to perverse incentives contained in Obamacare and other ridiculous laws, we have motivated employers to move as many workers from the “full-time” category to the “part-time”…

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Bin-diving parents stole out-of-date food that Tesco had thrown out to feed their two young children – and judge asks how else they could manage

Originally posted on wchildblog:

From MailOnline, May 2015

Paul and Kerry Barker were spotted on CCTV sifting through out-of-date groceries after their benefits were stopped and they could not afford to eat

Paul and Kerry Barker were spotted on CCTV sifting through out-of-date groceries after their benefits were stopped and they could not afford to eat

A husband and wife who were caught on CCTV stealing out-of-date food from Tesco bins to survive have avoided sentencing after a sympathetic judge said ‘how are they expected to live?’

Paul Barker, 39, and Kerry Barker, 29, of Sunderland, were spotted on CCTV sifting through out-of-date groceries at the back of a store on January 5 after their benefits were stopped and they could not afford to feed themselves or their children.

They were caught by police taking worthless discarded food from a supermarket bin in a bid to feed their hungry family and were charged with theft – and the matter made it to court.

Mr Barker says both he and his wife were hardworking taxpayers…

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Whatever happened to the “free speech” spirit of CharlieHebdo? France bans Pro-Palestinian rallies

Originally posted on Uprootedpalestinians's Blog:

France bans Pro-Palestinian rallies – assigns criminal penalties and hefty fines

Pro-Palestinian demonstrators holding banners and chanting slogans walk in Paris, Saturday, July 19, 2014, to protest against the Israeli army's shellings in the Gaza strip.

This astonishing act of censorship happened only two days after the killings at Charlie Hebdo in January, but I hadn’t heard about it until now.

Incredibly, not only did France’s interior minister ban Pro-Palestinian demonstrations,  he assigned criminal penalties not only for those who participate in the rallies, but also those who publish details about these demonstrations on social media!!!

France’s Socialist government provoked outrage today by becoming the first in the world to ban protests against Israeli action in Palestine.

In what is viewed as an outrageous attack on democracy, Socialist Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said mass demonstrations planned for the weekend should be halted.

Mr Cazeneuve said there was a ‘threat to public order’, while opponents said he was ‘criminalising’ popular support of the Palestinian people

But Mr Cazeneuve fears there might be a repeat of the fights between ‘ultra’ Jewish…

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