Is the US at war with Libya already?

Kimberly writes: Events are unfolding on the world stage so fast I can’t keep up. I thought with the Egyptian situation, we were on our way to peacefully toppling tyrants. It is so disheartening that in the wake of a fairly peaceful victory in Egypt, the US has accepted the violence in Libya, and jumped […]

Julian Assange of Wikileaks speaks out: Article published at The Australian and OpEd News

Julian Assange has published an article at The Australian (and republished at Op Ed News) that describes the Wikileaks situation in his own words. The entire article is worth reading. It’s here. Besides Julian Assange’s thoughts on a free press, the article includes a summary of some of the major revelations from the Wikileaks documents. […]

AP: Thursday, Israel shelled (is that bombed?) UN headquarters in Gaza strip

Israeli forces shell UN headquarters in Gaza By IBRAHIM BARZAK and AMY TEIBEL, Associated Press Writers GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Israel shelled the United Nations headquarters in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, the U.N. and witnesses said, engulfing the compound and the main warehouse in fire and destroying thousands of pounds of food intended […]

Alternet Story: Ind. groups debunk Israel war propaganda

Independent Groups Debunk Israeli War Propaganda By Thalif Deen, IPS News Posted on January 15, 2009, Printed on January 15, 2009 UNITED NATIONS (IPS) – As the Israelis try to justify the massive loss of civilian life in Gaza, their arguments and counter-charges continue to be shot down either by the United Nations or by […]

UN Tribunal sentences general convicted of genocide

(excerpt from) AP Planner of Rwandan massacres convicted of genocide By SUKHDEV CHHATBAR ARUSHA, Tanzania (AP) — The main organizer behind the 1994 slaughter of more than 500,000 people in Rwanda was convicted of genocide Thursday and sentenced to life in prison, the most significant verdict of a special U.N. tribunal set up to bring […]

Brown clouds of pollution

(excerpt from) AFP Brown clouds of pollution a huge threat to Asia: UN BEIJING (AFP) — Enormous brown clouds of pollution hanging over Asia are killing hundreds of thousands of people, melting glaciers, changing weather patterns and damaging crops, the United Nations said Thursday. Car traffic, factory emissions and indoor cooking are among the culprits […]