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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Bradley Manning / Wikileaks Newslinks 8 May 2013

8 May 2013 — williambowles.info

 

SF Pride’s Bradley Manning Imbroglio Could End Up in Court

SF Weekly (blog)

If Bay Area peaceniks had their druthers, the whole SF Pride Manning-gate imbroglio would end tonight. Pride board members are scheduled to have a meeting at 7 p.m., at which point they’ll probably discuss the issue and make a final decision on whether …

http://blogs.sfweekly.com/thesnitch/2013/05/manning-gate_could_be_headed_t.php

 

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Wikileaks Newslinks 20 April 2013

20 April 2013 — williambowles.info

 

Google’s Eric Schmidt talks WikiLeaks with founder Julian Assange

Christian Science Monitor

Google executive Eric Schmidt and former Secretary of State advisor Jared Cohen, who runs Google Ideas, decided to pay the WikiLeaks founder a visit in 2011, according to transcripts recently released by WikiLeaks. They met with Mr. Assange as part of …

http://www.csmonitor.com/Innovation/2013/0419/Google-s-Eric-Schmidt-talks-WikiLeaks-with-founder-Julian-Assange

 

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Interview: “My Afghanistan – Life in the Forbidden Zone” by Nagieb Khaja, Ian Sinclair

19 April 2013 — New Left Project

Nagieb Khaja, a well-known journalist and filmmaker in Denmark, has travelled extensively in Afghanistan since 2004. In 2008 he was kidnapped by the Taliban. His new documentary ’My Afghanistan – life in the forbidden zone’ provides civilians in Helmand province with camera phones, thus giving a voice to those normally ignored by the Western media. Continue reading this...

Wikileaks Newslinks 19 April 2013

19 April 2013 — williambowles.info

 

Julian Assange’s secret chat with Google’s chairman

CNET

Eric Schmidt met with the WikiLeaks founder for five hours in 2011 for material for a book expected to be released next week. Steven Musil. by Steven Musil. April 18, 2013 10:38 PM PDT Follow @stevenmusil. Julian Assange speaks to the public while …

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57580383-93/julian-assanges-secret-chat-with-googles-chairman/

 

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Statewatch News Online, 17 April 2012 (05/13)

17 April 2013 – Home page: http://www.statewatch.org/ • e-mail: office@statewatch.org

1.   EU: Dublin III: Council of the European Union 
2.   EU: Agency for Fundamental Rights report: Fundamental rights at the EU’s southern sea borders
3.   EU: European Commission: Proposal for a Regulation for the surveillance of the external sea borders in the context of operational cooperation
4.   UK: Secret mission? UK “homeland security” firms were in India three weeks before David Cameron’s February trade mission
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Wikileaks Newslinks 14 April 2013

14 April 2013 — williambowles.info

 

Wikileaks cables: Don’t think you’re supporting Pak, Indira Gandhi told …

Indian Express

This is what Indira Gandhi told US President Richard Nixon just days before India-Pakistan war when she met him in Washington in November 1971, according to a US diplomatic cable made public by Wikileaks. The cable on October 19, 1973 is based on a …

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/wikileaks-cables-dont-think-youre-supporting-pak-indira-gandhi-told-richard-nixon-in-1971/1102314/

 

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What If They Held A Constitutional Convention and Everybody Came? By Dan Hind

1 April 2013 Return of the Public

On March 25th the House of Commons’ Political and Constitutional Reform Committee published Do We Need A Constitutional Convention for the UK? Though the report acknowledged widespread opposition to the idea – from the government, from the Scottish National Party and from the Conservative party in Wales, as well as from some members of the committee itself – it concluded that a convention was necessary, in order to address the growing strains on the UK‘s constitution caused by ‘a huge amount of incremental constitutional change over the past two decades’ (p.17).

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Genetic Engineering, Eugenics and the Ideology of the Rich By Colin Todhunter

29 March 2013 — Global Research

Social Control In The 21st Century

Whatever the publicly stated aims of the genetically modified organisms (GMOs) sector, and however terrible its impact is on health, the environment and cotton farmers in India, there is a much more sinister side to this industry.

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