Exiled Uyghurs call for China reforms

posted November 9, 2012 by Aljazeera As Communist Party Congress begins, members of the Muslim minority hope for better treatment from China’s government. Just hours before her death sentence and execution, Rebiya Kadeer found herself shackled inside Liudaowan Prison in China’s far-western Xinjiang region. If only to calm her nerves, she assured herself that her…

America’s Drone Terrorism

by Sheldon Richman Posted October 21, 2012 by reason In the United States, the dominant narrative about the use of drones in Pakistan is of a surgically precise and effective tool that makes the U.S. safer by enabling “targeted killing” of terrorists, with minimal downsides or collateral impacts.     This narrative is false. Those…

Ready for your close-up, Mr Xi?

by Pepe Escobar posted November 9, 2012 by Aljazeera Hope and change, Chinese-style, erupts at the highly-choreographed Communist Party Congress Just like his predecessor Jiang Zemin, Chinese President Hu Jintao is bound to remain at least for another two years as head of the Party’s all-powerful Central Military Commission [AP] Forget about ground game, demographics,…

Syria rebels to reorganise, lead from front: Genera

posted November 9, 2012 by Ahram Online Syria’s largest armed opposition group is undergoing a drastic reorganisation and relocating its leadership to rebel-held territory in a bid to win vital international support, a general told AFP. Mustafa Sheikh heads the military council that presides over the Free Syrian Army (FSA) but which has been criticised…

Zionist Entity to Be Sued over Abu Jihad Assassination

posted November 5, 2012 by Almanar Two Tunisian lawyers plan to file a lawsuit against the Zionist regime for the 1988 assassination of the deputy of late Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) leader Yasser Arafat . Abderraouf Ayadi and Abdelmajid Abdelli are slated to press charges against the apartheid regime for the killing of Khalil al-Wazir,…