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Tea party rep.: Dems engage in ‘the most insidious form of slavery’

Rep. Allen West (R-FL), a tea party favorite, said Wednesday in a speech to the U.S. House of Representatives that his colleagues in the Democratic Party engage in “the most insidious form of slavery remaining in the world today.” “Our party firmly believes in the safety net,” West said. “We…

Pioneer of Israel’s settler movement dies

Hanan Porat, a former Israeli parliamentarian who was a driving force behind the Jewish settlement movement in the West Bank, died of cancer on Tuesday, his family said. He was 67. Born in 1943 in British Mandate Palestine, he was raised on a kibbutz built by Holocaust survivors near the West Bank town of Bethlehem which was later…

Cornel West at ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protest: The elite will tremble

Public intellectual and Princeton professor Cornel West appeared at the “Occupy Wall Street” protest on Tuesday, the eleventh straight day of the demonstration. He gave a speech during the General Assembly in Liberty Park applauding the “sweet spirit in this place” and denouncing “the greed of Wall Street oligarchs and…

Obama names openly gay veteran to West Point advisory board

by On Top Magazine A co-founder of Knights Out, Brenda S. ‘Sue’ Fulton, has been named to the Board of Visitors of the United States Military Academy An openly gay co-founder of Knights Out, Brenda S. ‘Sue’ Fulton, has been named to the Board of Visitors of the United States…

Netanyahu: Israel willing to make ‘painful’ land concessions for peace

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Israel is prepared to make “painful compromises” for peace with the Palestinians, including the handover of land they seek for a state, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Congress on Tuesday. Addressing a joint meeting of Congress, a bastion of support for Israel, after a testy exchange last…

Rebels battle for control of Libyan oil town

AJDABIYA, Libya (AFP) – Libyan rebels were on Friday battling Moamer Kadhafi’s forces around the oil town of Brega, as the West backed off from arming the rag-tag fighters and pushed for a political solution instead. An AFP correspondent citing rebel commanders said fighting had erupted around Brega, about 800…

West pounds Libya, Gaddafi vows long war

TRIPOLI – US, British and French forces have hammered Libya from the air and sea, prompting leader Moamer Kadhafi to warn on Sunday of a long war in the Mediterranean “battlefield”. The US military said the first stage of coalition raids under a UN Security Council remit to enforce a…

Libya jets hit rebel town, crimes probed

BREGA, Libya (AFP) – Government jets pounded the rebel-held town of Brega on Thursday sparking fears of a fresh onslaught by loyalist soldiers as the warcrimes court announced a crimes against humanity probe in Libya. With thousands fleeing a violent crackdown on an anti-regime uprising that began on February 15,…

Gaddafi warns of bloodbath if West intervenes

TRIPOLI – Libyan strongman Moamer Kadhafi warned on Wednesday “thousands” would die if the West intervened to support the uprising against him, as rebels drove back an attack by his forces on an eastern town. The chilling warning came as western powers dampened expectations of any early imposition of a…

West edges closer to military action on Libya

TRIPOLI – The West edged closer on Tuesday to military action against Moamer Kadhafi as the United States said air strikes would be needed to secure a no-fly zone over Libya, and regime forces tried to retake a key city. US and European leaders weighed the use of NATO air…

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