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9/11: Illegitimacy of US Government

New York City asks: What happened to the 1,116 missing 9/11 victims? by Dr. Kevin Barrett More than 11 years after the catastrophic destruction of the World Trade Center, New York City’s government is finally asking: What in the world could have happened to the missing 1,116 victims? In every building collapse in history, all of the victims’ bodies have been […]

MI6 killed late Congolese PM Patrice Lumumba

A British peer has, in explosive revelations, said that London’s spy agency MI6 murdered the first democratically-elected Prime Minister of Congo, once described as “the most important assassination of the 20th century” by PressTV   Lord David Edward Lea made the disclosure in a letter to the editor in the March 21 edition of the London Review of Books (LRB) in […]

The Meaning of Sanctuary

This  piece of writing can be seen on the wall at Hillside Animal Sanctuary by BSN Editor We feel it is a fine declaration of the BSNews ethos of universal empathy which has, as its foundation, compassion for the weakest and most vulnerable in our society. And it is how we treat the most vulnerable – animals – that is […]

Weaponising workfare

Workfare recognises a reality that the TUC and many on the left haven’t – our current model of production, from a social perspective, is crumbling. Make workfare a weapon for change  by Arron Peters The potential list of objectionable adjectives that have been extended to the medley of policies collectively understood as ‘workfare’ is, much like any credibility once invested […]

‘US, UK Hypocrisy Shows in Bahrain’

Terror’s State continues in Bahrain while Western world is asleep by PressTV An analyst debunks the US and UK governments’ claims of bringing democracy to the Middle East in the wake off their collaboration in the crackdown on pro-democracy protests in Bahrain, Press TV reports. Police in Bahrain continue to step up attacks on pro-democracy protesters in Bahrain as questions […]

President Chavez: A 21st Century Renaissance Man

Faced with a violent world of imperial counter-revolution, and resolved to stand with the oppressed of the world, Hugo Chavez enters world history as a complete political leader, with the stature of the most humane and multi-faceted leader of our epoch: the Renaissance figure for the 21st century. Thus concludes James Petras in this analytical reflection of the thirteen years […]

Is Anybody Listening?

U.S. Intel Chief Says Iran Isn’t Building Nukes by Nima Shirazi In testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday March 12, 2013, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper reaffirmed what the U.S. intelligence community has been saying for years: Iran has no nuclear weapons program, is not building a nuclear weapon and has not even made a decision to […]

The new propaganda is liberal

The new slavery is digital by John Pilger What is modern propaganda? For many, it is the lies of a totalitarian state. In the 1970s, I met Leni Riefenstahl and asked her about her epic films that glorified the Nazis. Using revolutionary camera and lighting techniques, she produced a documentary form that mesmerized Germans; her ‘Triumph of the Will’ cast Hitler’s […]

The War on Media Freedom

Undermining the Independent Alternative Online Media, EU to “Regulate” Internet Search Engines by Nathan Allonby A new report written for the European Commission recommends regulation of internet news, modifying search engines to control access to “conspiracy sites”, the creation of European government news agencies and the training of new “cadres of professional journalists… for… science, technology, finance or medicine”. The […]

Roger Waters Addresses the United Nations

Roger Waters address at The United Nations 29th November 2012 on behalf of the Russell Tribunal on Palestine (PDF file) Table of contents: 1. The text of the speech delivered to “The UN Committee on the exercise of the inalienable rights of the Palestinian People.” (UNISPAL) (page 1 to page 9) 2. The original un-edited speech. (page 10 to page […]

Cubs bred for profit, torn from their mothers

– and sent to die in the wild: The cruel truth of China’s panda factories by Richard Jones and Hazel Knowles It was a scene worthy of a Disney tear-jerker – and had a television audience to match. Leaving his mother behind, Tao Tao, the two-year-old giant panda, walked out of his cage and took his first uncertain steps to […]

British support for the Saudi intervention in Bahrain

An edited extract from Secret Affairs by Mark Curtis Saudi Arabia and the utility of intervention Whitehall’s long-standing special relationship with the theocratic rulers in Riyadh has been enhanced by the new coalition government at a time when evidence continues to emerge on the extent of Saudi funding of terrorism and when the Saudis have taken drastic measures to clamp […]