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02 Oct

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective


 

News

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The Independent

New share windfalls for Goldman Sachs partners

London staff compensated for last year’s bonus tax restraint………………..

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New charges for ‘Dean of Mean’ over slave students

Saturday, 2 October 2010

When students at St John’s University in New York received a work assignment from Dean Cecilia Chang, the chances were it had less to do with learning than with preparing her lunch – or shovelling snow, or taking her to the hairdressers’……………………

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Robert Fisk: Grand old warbirds with a guilty past

 Saturday, 2 October 2010   

The B-25J Mitchell Second World War bomber at Atwater's Castle Air Museum 

The B-25J Mitchell Second World War bomber at Atwater’s Castle Air Museum 

Castle Air Force Base has a dark memory for a lady I meet in Fresno. 

 “You could see the draftees in San Francisco, crying and holding on to their mothers and fathers,” she tells me. “They didn’t want to go to Vietnam. They were very unhappy. And if they refused to get on the bus to Castle AFB, they were dragged on board and chained to the seats.” They went by bus but I took the train, heading for Fresno in the heat of the San Joaquin Valley, dun-grey hills, sandy ranges broken by dust-covered orchards and corn, to lecture Americans on the their iniquities in the Middle East. My usual paint pots. …………………

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Ayed Morrar, leader of the popular struggle committee in Budrus, in front of the separation barrier

Ayed Morrar: The West Bank’s reluctant movie star

Friday, 1 October 2010

Ayed Morrar’s Palestinian protest movement is the focus of a new documentary film. Donald Macintyre meets the activist………………………….

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Deaths in Pakistan ‘drone’ attacks

Sixteen people reportedly killed by missiles fired by suspected US drones in North Waziristan.
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2010 11:58 GMT
Pakistanis have protested against drone raids due to the civilian casualties they have caused [EPA]  

Missiles fired by suspected US drones in Pakistan’s North Waziristan province have killed 16 people, sources say.

In the first raid on Saturday, nine people were reportedly killed after missiles hit a house in the Datta Khel area, close to the Afghan border.

Seven others were killed in another raid in the same region later in the day.

Datta Khel has been the scene of several US raids on Taliban and al-Qaeda fighters and their local supporters who are accused of targeting Nato and US forces in Afghanistan.

Over the past five weeks, the US is believed to have launched at least 22 missile attacks in Pakistani territory. Western officials have said some of the drone attacks have been aimed at disrupting a “terror plot” against European cities………………………..

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Netanyahu humiliates Obama again

MJ Rosenberg 02 Oct 2010 11:40 GMT
The Obama administration must understand that the Israeli prime minister is essentially a right-wing Republican……………………………

 

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