BRITAIN: Not Executing, Just Enabling By David Cronin

4 November, 2010 — IPS

BRUSSELS, Nov 4, 2010 (IPS) – European Union officials are reluctant to tighten up rules covering the trade in products designed for torture or the death penalty, despite suggestions that a British company has been exporting lethal injection drugs used in executions.

During the last week of October, Jeffrey Landrigan was executed by the U.S. state of Arizona. The state’s attorney general has revealed that the sodium thiopental used to kill Landrigan was imported specially from Britain because of a shortage of the substance domestically.

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Information Clearing House Newsletter 8 November, 2010: Al-Qaeda is a 'Western-made' group, not Yemeni: PM

8 November, 2010 — Information Clearing House

US Kills 14 People In Pakistan
U.S. missiles were fired by remote-controlled aircraft an hour apart. Nine people were killed at a house in Sedgai village and five others in a vehicle hit in the town of Ghulam Khan.

Obama Administration Claims Unchecked Authority To Kill Americans Outside Combat Zones
The Obama administration today argued before a federal court that it should have unreviewable authority to kill Americans the executive branch has unilaterally determined to pose a threat.

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 8 November, 2010: Israeli homes plan for Jerusalem sparks Palestinian fury

8 November, 2010 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Erekat: “Netanyahu Determined To Destroy Talks”
IMEMC – 8 Nov 2010 – Monday November 08, 2010 – 22:58, Chief Palestinian Negotiator, Dr. Saeb Erekat, accused Israel Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, of acting in a way that is meant to foil peace talks and hinder the chances of a peace deal with the Palestinians.

Maliki Holds Israel Responsible For Obstruction Of Talks
IMEMC – 8 Nov 2010 – Monday November 08, 2010 – 22:21, Palestinian Foreign Minister, Riyadh Maliky, stated during his Monday meeting in Ramallah with his Slovenian counterpart, Samuel Zbogar, that Israel is responsible for the obstruction of peace talks, especially due to its illegal settlement activities and ongoing violations in occupied East Jerusalem.

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