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Britain pounds Libya from air and sea

March 19, 2011

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By Sam Reeves (AFP) – 3 hours ago LONDON — Britain bombarded Libya with missiles from air and sea as multinational forces launched military action, with Prime Minister David Cameron urging an end to Moamer Kadhafi’s “appalling brutality”. As the intervention to enforce a UN-mandated no-fly zone began, Royal Air Force Tornados on Saturday hit […]

Wall Street’s Best Investment II: 12 Deregulatory Steps to Financial Meltdown

March 6, 2009

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By Robert Weissman March 6, 2009 What can $5 billion buy in Washington? Quite a lot. Over the 1998-2008 period, the financial sector spent more than $5 billion on U.S. federal campaign contributions and lobbying expenditures. This extraordinary investment paid off fabulously. Congress and executive agencies rolled back long-standing regulatory restraints, refused to impose new […]

All our bullies

February 28, 2009

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These days Serbia is globally famous for young tennis stars and old war criminals. Also for a young bully, a roughneck basketball player who recently lost his temper in an American bar, and beat an American drinking buddy into a coma.Instead of being arrested and jailed in the US, where he lived, this character fled […]

Suspend military aid to Israel, Amnesty urges Obama after detailing US weapons used in Gaza

February 23, 2009

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• White phosphorus shells traced back to America • Activists call for arms embargoes on both sides Rory McCarthy in Jerusalem The Guardian, Monday 23 February 2009 Article history Relatives mourn a Palestinian man killed by Israeli soldiers in Gaza, last month. Photograph: Eyad Baba/AP Detailed evidence has emerged of Israel’s extensive use of US-made […]