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.
15 May 2013 — Solidarity Economy
At 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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
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...
19 April 2013 — williambowles.info
Julian Assange’s secret chat with Google’s chairman
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 …
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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14 April 2013 — williambowles.info
Wikileaks cables: Don’t think you’re supporting Pak, Indira Gandhi told …
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 …
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).
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.
27 March 2013 — Asia Times
Reports on the premature death of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) have been greatly exaggerated. Western corporate media is flooded with such nonsense, perpetrated in this particular case by the head of Morgan Stanley Investment Management.