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On the 100th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion, a war crime: The organization of the city as a war port is the ‘business’ best adapted for profit

Painting of the Halifax Explosion

Infamy of the massacre of the Canadian people in Halifax

December 6th is the centenary of the horrific Halifax Explosion of 1917 – the largest explosion in history before the infamous devastation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by US atomic bombs in 1945. The tragedy is being marked by an intensive program of events and initiatives, including scores of books, exhibits, radio and TV programs, memorial meetings in Halifax and Boston, and a stamp issued by Canada Post.

The following article by Tony Seed reports on a paper presented by anti-war activists in Halifax in 1983 and expands on it for this publication. On this date, we pay our deepest respects to the families of all those who died as a result of this disaster. Continue reading

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Disinformation on gas attacks in Syria (8): U.S. military admits to chemical, biological weapons experiments in Puerto Rico

Protest of Puerto Rican fishermen against U.S. Navy base, Vieques Island

From our archives, with an introductory note

THE United States, Canada and NATO and the monopoly media are going all out with their offensive of blaming so-called “axis of evil” countries or “rogue states” for posing the danger of weapons of mass destruction. The disinformation targets Syria and its alleged “chemical weapons arsenal”, as well as the the Islamic Republic of Iran, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Pakistan and other countries on the nuclear issue.

The credibility crisis facing this campaign can be seen in the fact that, along with it, more and more information is being circulated in the official and alternative media that reveal the chemical, biological and nuclear programs of the United States along with those of Britain and Canada.

Much of this information however is, in fact disinformation. Same facts are acknowledged but are being circulated for the deliberate purposes of creating the impression that these programs were in the past, were not directed at human beings, were only used in foreign lands, or were justified as “self-defence.” Continue reading

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Disinformation on gas attacks in Syria (4): The falsification of evidence is the falsification of history

The following article about the gas attacks in Damascus on August 21st appeared online on Saturday, September 7th. This weblog is circulating it as part of a series of information updates to assist our readers as well as the anti-war forces to maintain their orientation against the massive disinformation coming from the NATO bloc and the self-serving reporting from the media. Given the blatant lies peddled as “facts” in the so-called “dossier” of the Obama regime, the article brings to the fore the aims and modus operandi of the disinformation of the U.S. to serve its aggressive aims against Syria. Continue reading

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Disinformation on gas attacks in Syria (2): Which Syrian chemical attack account is credible?

The following article about the gas attacks in Damascus appeared online on Sunday, September 1st. Written by the American investigative journalist and author  of FAIR, it is one of different reports challenging the “facts” outlined in the so-called “dossier” of the Obama regime as to justify its warmongering against Syria. This weblog is circulating it as part of a series of information updates to assist our readers as well as the anti-war forces to maintain their orientation against the massive disinformation coming from the monopoly media, including the CBC. The use of force to solve political issues and justify foreign intervention is unjustifiable.

By JIM NAURECKSAS* | FAIR

LET’S COMPARE a couple of accounts of the mass deaths apparently caused by chemical weapons in the Damascus suburb of Ghouta on August 21. One account comes from the U.S. government (8/30/13), introduced by Secretary of State John Kerry. The other was published by a Minnesota-based news site called Mint Press News (8/29/13).

The government account expresses “high confidence that the Syrian government carried out a chemical weapons attack” on August 21. The Mint report bore the headline “Syrians in Ghouta Claim Saudi-Supplied Rebels Behind Chemical Attack.” Which of these two versions should we find more credible? Continue reading

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