събота, 15 октомври 2011 г.

15 окт., международни новини

Fears of an insurgency

Gunbattles between supporters of deposed leader Muammar Gaddafi and forces of the National Transitional Council (NTC) shook the Libyan capital on Friday, raising fears of an insurgency against the country's new rulers.
Более 200 членов вооруженных формирований Переходного национального совета /ПНС/ убиты сегодня в столкновениях со сторонниками Муамара Каддафи в Триполи. Об этом сообщили представители командования верных свергнутому ливийскому лидеру отрядов.
По их словам, лояльные полковнику силы приближаются с боями к одному из престижных отелей - "Риксос", где проживают иностранные журналисты. Еще около десяти человек, поддерживавших усилия НАТО, взяты в плен, отмечают они.
Кроме того, как сообщил официальный представитель властей Джамахирии Муса Ибрагим, лояльные Каддафи войска взяли под контроль Гарьян, расположенный в 100 км к югу от Триполи. Над городом повсеместно развиваются зеленые флаги.
В Интернете в последние часы появились десятки видеороликов, на которых сторонники полковника рвут и жгут триколоры новых властей страны. Некоторые записи демонстрируют ожесточенные стычки, которые начались сегодня в ливийской столице с района Абу-Слим.


This intolerable situation must end

From America to Asia, from Africa to Europe, people are rising up to claim their rights and demand a true democracy. Now it is time for all of us to join in a global non violent protest.
The ruling powers work for the benefit of just a few, ignoring the will of the vast majority and the human and environmental price we all have to pay. This intolerable situation must end.
United in one voice, we will let politicians, and the financial elites they serve, know it is up to us, the people, to decide our future. We are not goods in the hands of politicians and bankers who do not represent us.
On October 15th, we will meet on the streets to initiate the global change we want. We will peacefully demonstrate, talk and organize until we make it happen.


The protest camps in New York, Washington DC, Boston and so on are looking strikingly similar to those in Kiev 2004. The protesters, primarily young and often disillusioned, want the same things – justice and change.
But this time the corporate media glass is more half-empty than half-full.
CNN? "Protesters are uninformed and hypocritical."
Fox News? "Dirty smelly hippies, also socialists and communists" – oh, and fornicating in their tents nightly.
Daily Mail? "Sex and Drugs on Occupy Wall Street."
Even Canada’s CBC joins in calling them "pretty-nothing-burgers" (thanks for enhancing our vocabulary, buddy).
The others are a little savvier – why risk being accused of outright hypocrisy when it is so easy to simply carry quotes from selected politicians?
For instance, Eric Cantor, the House majority leader (“mobs” and “pitting of Americans against Americans”), or Mitt Romney ("protesters are waging class warfare”) or Herman Cain ("they are anti-American”).
Nothing much about how deep is the anger or how smelly is the societal rot that prompts so many Americans to come out on the streets and risk being billy-clubbed or maced by overzealous police officers.
It's like the corporate media is telling the world, “Seen our motto? It’s ‘All the News That's Fit to Print’ That also means that we decide what doesn't. Unhappy? Screw you.’”


The Emergency Committee for Israel

A conservative group called The Emergency Committee for Israel is rallying against the Occupy Wall Street Protests, a movement they are attempting to make out as anti-Semitic.
An advertisement that will soon hit television stations in New York City and Washington DC asks viewers, “Why are our leaders turning a blind eye to anti-Semitic, anti-Israel attacks?”
Gupta adds that he thinks any attempts from conservatives to peg the movement as anti-Semitic will fail, noting that “I think it will fall flat on its face cause it’s simply not true.”
Louis Cholden-Brown, an active participant in Occupy Wall Street agrees with Gupta that the advertisement attempts to capitalize on isolated incidents. “This not an anti-Jewish moment. This is not an anti-Zionist movement,” says Cholden-Brown, who himself is Jewish.


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