UK Parliament: Phone Hack Report Published / Welfare Reform Bill: So far

2 January 2012 — UK Parliament

From the UK government’s Website and worthwhile visiting or subscribe to their RSS feed. Here are a few of the latest:

MPs publish report on unauthorised tapping or hacking of mobile communications 23/12/2011 at 09:59

The Welfare reform bill is currently in report stage. Two days of further scrutiny by the Lords has been completed.

Lords to hear evidence from The Journalism Foundation
MPs publish report on unauthorised tapping or hacking of mobile communications 20/12/2011 at Noon
Lords Communications Committee continue their inquiry into the future of investigative journalism”


Information Clearing House Newsletter 2 January 2012: Americans Greatest Catastrophic Fear

2 January 2012– Information Clearing House

UK’s Secret Plots For Syria
By Deborah Sherwood
“MI6 and the CIA are in Syria to infiltrate and get at the truth,” said the well-placed source. “We have SAS and SBS not far away who want to know what is happening and are finding out what kit dissident soldiers need.

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 1 January 2011: Report: Netanyahu delays law restricting outpost evictions

1 January 2012 — VTJP


Ma’an News

PLO official: Israeli, Palestinian envoys to meet Tuesday
1/1/2012 – RAMALLAH (Reuters) — Palestinian and Israeli negotiators will meet this week after more than a year of deadlocked peacemaking and present their positions on core disputes to foreign mediators, a Palestinian official said on Sunday. PLO official Saeb Erekat and Israel’s Yitzhak Molcho will meet on Tuesday in Jordan, said Wasl Abu Yossef, a….

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Information Clearing House Newsletter 1 January 2012: Qatar invaded Libya, now invades Syria

1 January 2012 — Information Clearing House

Arab League Mission to Syria
Becomes Focus of Demands for Military Intervention

By Chris Marsden
The Arab League monitors are clearly under orders from Washington to come up with a hostile report on the regime of President Bashir al-Assad. On Tuesday, the US State Department warned that “if the Syrian regime continues to resist and disregard Arab League efforts, the international community will consider other means to protect Syrian civilians.”

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Sleepwalking into fascism By William Bowles

2 January 2012 —

“[W]hen dealing with more old-fashioned kinds of states outside the postmodern continent of Europe, we need to revert to the rougher methods of an earlier era – force, pre-emptive attack, deception, whatever is necessary to deal with those who still live in the nineteenth century world of every state for itself. Among ourselves, we keep the law but when we are operating in the jungle, we must also use the laws of the jungle.” — The new liberal imperialism by Robert Cooper (Cooper by the way was a former civil service adviser to Tony Blair)[1]

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