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(eagainst) Since the Greek crisis appeared in the headlines of the western liberal or conservative newspapers, a cheap pro capitalist propaganda against Greek workers swept all the information networks. It all started last year, where many newspapers, especially the tabloid ones, accused the entire Greek population of being “lazy and immature”. Of course, the reasons are very obvious… social struggles! Anti-government protests and anti-capitalist action took place all across the country. It was just one year after the uprising of 6/12/2008 which was the spark for a massive reaction against police brutality and violent repression, the most powerful social unrest, since the Polytechnic uprising of 1973. Greece is also a country that has suffered dictatorships and brutal suppression against pro-democracy and left wing activists. All these undemocratic actions were shamelessly backed by the US and the blood thirsty imperialist, Winston Churchill. BBC, CNN, the quasi fascist Telegraph, the Daily Mail and most of the American online tabloid news networks (especially the vile Newsweek and Fox News) do everything possible to obscure the reality, the causes of this popular anger. “The media’s the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power. Because they control the minds of the masses.” (Malcolm X)

Read more: http://eagainst.com/articles/reuters-propaganda/

(almasryalyoum.com) According to a government fact-finding committee tasked with investigating oppression during recent protests, the committee has heard testimony that police snipers shot protesters from tops of buildings in Tahrir Square.

The committee’s statement, announced on state TV Thursday, noted that personnel affiliated with the former regime injured, killed and intimidated protesters. Some of the police snipers stood on top of the Mugamma, Ramses Hilton hotel, American University of Cairo and Interior Ministry buildings and shot protesters.

The committee clarified that when asked about authorization, two former senior policemen said snipers would not fire on protesters without permission from the government.

Around 120 eyewitnesses of the clashes in Cairo and Giza on 28 January said police shot protesters with live ammunition, killing some and injuring others.

Some eyewitnesses added that Mubarak thugs, not protesters, had set the National Democratic Party  headquarters on fire.

The statement also reported the committee had viewed a video of two armored police vehicles–one mowing over protesters while the other reversed to hit others–during the investigation.

Translated from the Arabic Edition.

Source: http://www.almasryalyoum.com/en/node/337963

(hrw.org) Kyiv – Migrants and asylum seekers, including children, risk abusive treatment and arbitrary detention at the hands of Ukrainian border guards and police, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Some migrants recounted how officials tortured them, including with electric shocks, after they were apprehended trying to cross into the European Union or following their deportation from Slovakia and Hungary. Read More


This video has just been released showing a large Anti Gaddafi Demonstration in the city of Misurata.

 


Libyan war planes bombed the rebel-held port city of Brega on Wednesday as paramilitary groups and other forces loyal to leader Moammar Gadhafi fought for control of a major oil refinery there and a weapons depot in a nearby city.
NPR’s Lourdes Garcia-Navarro [1] witnessed the airstrike on Brega that involved several Libyan jets. She said some rebels were fleeing the city, but it was unclear whether either side had gained the upper hand in the fighting.
It has now been confirmed that Opposition forces have halted Gaddafi’s assault on the City

 

 

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Russian military says : Airstrikes in Libya did not take place
Wikipedia on NPR