Israel Deploys Nuclear Weapons on German-Built Submarines

posted June 4, 2012 by Spiegel A German shipyard has already built three submarines for Israel, and three more are planned. Now SPIEGEL has learned that Israel is arming the submarines with nuclear-tipped cruise missiles. The German government has known about Israel’s nuclear weapons program for decades, despite its official denials. Germany is helping Israel…

Study: 78% of Palestinians in Jerusalem live below poverty line

by Jillian Kestler-D’Amours posted June 9, 2012 by The Electronic Intifada SHUAFAT REFUGEE CAMP, occupied East Jerusalem – A group of Palestinian Jerusalemites steps down from a crowded bus to let two Israeli soldiers climb aboard and check identity cards, below the aluminum roof of this newly operational checkpoint terminal. Outside, Israel’s concrete wall snakes…

24 Policies to End the Earth Emergency

by Stephen Leahy posted June 4, 2012 by Inter Press Service News Agency Ecologically ignorant policies are largely responsible for the interlinked crises that are unraveling the planet’s life support system. The unintended consequences of such policies are climate change, desertification, biodiversity decline, ocean pollution and the destruction of forests, according to the policy advocacy…

Venezuelan Anti-Capitalists March in Solidarity with Global Movements

By Tamara Pearson posted June 6, 2012 by Venezuela Analysis Yesterday movements and political currents grouped into the Revolutionary Popular Alliance (APR) marched in Caracas against global capitalism and for a deepening of the Bolivarian revolution. According to Venezuelan alternative media source, Aporrea, some 2000 people took part in the march. Groups both expressed their…

Assad lost all legitimacy, UN monitors shot at trying to reach Syria massacre scene – Ban Ki-moon

posted June 7, 2012 by Russia Today UN chief Ban Ki-moon has condemned the massacres in Hama and Houla, where over 170 people died, in his strongest ever dressing-down of official Syria. The Assad government has lost its legitimacy, said Ban. “Each day seems to bring new additions to the grim catalogue of atrocities: assaults…