The March to War: Was September 11 2001 the Start of World War III? By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya

11 December, 2010 — Global Research

The tragic attacks of September 11, 2001 have resulted in almost ten years of perpetual war. September 11, 2001 was the first drum beats, or the opening salvos, of a much wider conflict. The deployment of U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan has secured a bridgehead into the Eurasian Heartland, which is geographically positioned on or near the borders of Iran, China, India, Pakistan, Russia, and the former Soviet republics of Central Asia.

Was Afghanistan the starting battle of a global war? The invasion of Afghanistan can be compared to the landing of the Western Allies, specifically the Americans, in North Africa as a bridgehead into Italy and Europe. At the same time NATO has been pushing from Europe towards the Eurasian Heartland, like the landing of the invading forces of the Western Allies in France.    

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Informed consent; Shop till you drop By Harry Feldman

12 December, 2010 — Bureau of Counter Propaganda

Yesterday I received invitations to sign two online petitions supporting Julian Assange.

One, from the Australian group, GetUp!, addresses Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder, aims to publish the petition in a full page advert in the NY Times with 75,000 signatories.  Quoting Thomas Jefferson, ‘information is the currency of democracy’, signatories appeal for due process,

If Wikileaks or their staff have broken international or national laws, let that case be heard in a just and fair court of law.

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Al-Haq, “Beyond Words: Palestinian Voices in Search of Justice”

11 December, 2010 — MRZine

‘My name is Bassam ‘Aramin. I am a resident of the town of Anata. . . . At 9:30 am on 16 January 2007, an Israeli Border Guard soldier shot my daughter ‘Abeer in the head from a distance of 15 meters. She died two days later in the hospital. . . . The soldier who killed my daughter is still free.’

Al-Haq is a Palestinian human rights NGO based in Ramallah. This short documentary film was released on the occasion of Human Rights Day, which also marks the 62nd Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Wikileaks News Roundup 11-12 December, 2010

12 December, 2010 —

WikiRebels – The Documentary

13 December, 2010

Sweden’s public service television, SVT, is about to broadcast a deeply-moving, one-hour documentary chronicling the history of WikiLeaks, after having followed the crew for six months. An uninterrupted rough cut of the film can be viewed here until December 13. Though the film arrives in the midst of questionable rape charges, with Assange currently in custody, the story has timely relevance with global interest in him and his website.

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WikiRebels: Swedish docufilm on WikiLeaks chronicles a new form of global resistance By Rady Ananda

12 December, 2010 — Global Research

‘What we have here is a new breed of rebels, IT guerrillas without a national base.’

Finally, in response to globalized eco-destruction, globalized wars, and globalized banking that robs national and personal wealth, we now have globalized resistance so profound, so effective, that global elites are waging a massive censorship campaign to silence the group, WikiLeaks, and smear its figurehead, Julian Assange.

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