Wikileaks Newslinks 14 June 2013

14 June 2013 — williambowles.info

 

‘WikiLeaks founder Assange did not request asylum in India’

Hindustan Times

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has never requested for asylum in India, government said on Thursday, rebutting his claim that he had written to external affairs ministry through the Indian high commissioner in London. “We have checked our records and …

http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/NewDelhi/WikiLeaks-founder-Assange-did-not-request-asylum-in-India/Article1-1075812.aspx

 

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Wikileaks Newslinks 13 June 2013

13 June 2013 — williambowles.info

 

WikiLeaks founder Assange to deliver speech

Xinhua

SYDNEY, June 13 (Xinhua) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is expected to address by video link the International Symposium on Electronic Art held at the University of Sydney at 5:30 p.m. local time (0730 GMT) Thursday. The recent flight of ex-CIA …

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2013-06/13/c_132452006.htm

 

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Global Capitalism in One Country? By Göran Therborn

10 June 2013 — New Left Project

Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin’s The Making of Global Capitalism is a landmark study of the construction and evolution of the American capitalist empire.  To my knowledge, it is the best in existence, wide-ranging in time as well as in space, perceptive, deeply informed, and sophisticatedly nuanced in its analyses. NLP

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New at Strategic Culture Foundation 2-8 June 2013: Iran / Gold / Afghanistan-Pakistan / India-Nukes / Brics / Finland / Russia

8 June 2013 – Strategic Culture Foundation

Hydropolitics Propel Balkanization

08.06.2013 | 00:00 | Wayne MADSEN

Wherever there are reports of melting glaciers and a future of diminished water resources, there is an increasing Balkanization of nation-states. Those who manipulate world events for maximum profit understand that it is much easier to control water resources if one is dealing with a multitude of warring and jealous mini-states than it is to deal with a regional power… Continue reading this...

Wikileaks Newslinks 7 June 2013

7 June 2013 — williambowles.info

 

3 days in, WikiLeaks trial comes into focus

Businessweek

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Three days into Pfc. Bradley Manning’s court-martial for giving thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks, prosecutors have shown the soldier was trained to guard classified information and knew it could easily fall into …

http://www.businessweek.com/ap/2013-06-06/3-days-in-wikileaks-trial-comes-into-focus

 

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Countering Imperialism: An Alternative Vision to Tyranny By Colin Todhunter

6 June 2013 — Global Research

The alternative to cockroaches

Many of us have a vision, an alternative vision to the tyranny of those who control the world. But we are ridiculed, dismissed, put on trial (Manning), confined to a small embassy in London for months on end (Assange), called unrealistic or subversive and told to ‘get real’. Are we destined to be the ‘I told you so bunch’? 

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How a London Court Repudiated Zionist Abuse of the Anti-Semitism Charge By Mike Marqusee

3 June 2013

Taunting and tainting opponents with the charge of anti-semitism is a long-standing Zionist ploy, familiar to everyone involved in the Israel-Palestine issue. As their support weakens in the face of evidence-based argument, Israel’s advocates have stepped up their use of the accusation as a means to close down debate, particularly on proposals for boycott, divestment and sanctions.

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Examining Lenin and Keynes, both Critics of Finance Capital By Prabhat Patnaik

15 May 2013 – Solidarity Economy

lenin statue communist Examining Lenin and KeynesAt first sight no two persons could have been more dissimilar.  One was a Cambridge don, with more than one foot in the British government; a supporter of the Liberal Party, staunchly opposed to the Bolshevik Revolution; an aesthete and a member of the Bloomsbury Group; a life peer in imperial Britain, and a solid, if sensitive, member of the British establishment.  The other was a Russian revolutionary, spending years in exile in acute penury, immersed in bitter conflicts among the émigrés, until suddenly confronted with a revolutionary uprising whose strivings and possibilities he comprehended with such clarity that he came to lead it, facing a civil war, a typhus epidemic, and an assassination attempt that ultimately claimed his life.

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Bradley Manning / Wikileaks Newslinks 11 May 2013

11 May 2013 — williambowles.info

 

The good soldier – Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

In part, The Passion of Bradley Manning can be read as a biography. Manning, a talented but troubled computer geek, enlisted in the army (perhaps because of an unhappy relationship with his father) and, despite struggling as a recruit, somehow ended up …

http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/books/the-good-soldier-20130509-2j8pw.html

 

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