Crime of the Century

by Robert Scheer posted by Truthout Forget Bernie Madoff and Enron’s Ken Lay—they were mere amateurs in financial crime. The current Libor interest rate scandal, involving hundreds of trillions in international derivatives trade, shows how the really big boys play. And these guys will most likely not do the time because their kind rewrites the…

Major Church’s Near Move to Divest Signals Beginning of the End for Status Quo in Israel

by Robert Naiman posted by Thuthout Thursday night, by what the Christian Science Monitor called the “thinnestof margins” the General Assembly of the 1.9 million member Presbyterian Church USA failed to approve a resolution requiring the church to divest its $20 million investments in Caterpillar, Motorola, and Hewlett-Packard over the ties of these companies to…

Six Palestinian minors sentenced up to 12 years in prison by Israeli military court

posted 27th June 2012 by Middle East Monitor Six Palestinian minors have been handed prison sentences between five and twelve years by an Israeli military court in the West Bank. Hassan Shobeitaah, the Palestinian official responsible for monitoring Israeli aggression against prisoners, said that an Israeli Military Court in the West Bank city of Jenin…

Iran: Terrorists Arrested, Hopes Renewed

By Kourosh Ziabari posted 19 June, 2012 by Countercurrents.org The announcement by Iran’s intelligence ministry that it has arrested 20 people associated with the terrorist operations in which two of the country’s nuclear scientists were assassinated received the Western mainstream media’s meaningful silence, but clearly demonstrated the influence and might of Iran’s intelligence apparatus, giving…