July 2011

Guardian U.K.

The Norwegian prime minister, Jens Stoltenberg, has told a remembrance service for the 76 people killed by Anders Behring Breivikthat his country had been “struck by evil”, but urged his countrymen to respond by embracing democracy and freedom. (more…)

Uri Avnery Counterpunch

MANY OF the Islamophobic parties and groups remind one of the atmosphere of Germany in the early 1920s, when “völkisch” groups and militias were spreading their hateful poison, and an army spy called Adolf Hitler was earning his first laurels as an anti-Semitic orator. They looked unimportant, marginal, even crazy. (more…)

Philip Giraldi antiwar.com

On Friday night and Saturday morning I scanned the newspapers and watched the usual after-the-fact nonsense on television in the wake of the horrific terror attack in Norway. (more…)

Joanne Mariner Justia.com

Somalia is once again in the news.  A severe famine, occurring in the midst of armed conflict, has led tens of thousands of Somalis to flee over the border into Kenya and Ethiopia. (more…)

Democracy Now!

Numerous news outlets and commentators initially blamed the attacks in Norway on Islamic militants. (more…)

Glenn Greenwald: Norway Attacks Expose U.S. Media’s Double Standard on “Terrorism”

Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Truthout

Right-wing terror suspect Anders Behring Breivik reportedly killed 76 people in Norway on Friday, by all accounts driven by far-right anti-immigrant politics and fervent Islamophobia. But many early media accounts assumed that the perpetrator of the attacks was Muslim. (more…)

Michael Hudson Counterpunch

The U.S. Government has spent $13 trillion in financial bailouts since Lehman Bros. failed in September 2008. But Obama warns that thirty years from now, the Social Security fund may run a $1 trillion deficit. It is to ward it off that he urges dismantling the plans for such payments now. (more…)

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