2010: Flurry of leaked US embassy cables reveal foreign strategies By David Leigh

10 June 2011 — Source: The Guardian

Classified dispatches obtained by WikiLeaks, the whistleblowers’ website, were given to the Guardian

250,000 leaked files that lay bare US view of world

Washington engulfed by global diplomatic crisis Dispatches reveal US officials told to spy on UN 250,000 cables lay bare US view of world

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Video: As Japan Nuclear Crisis Worsens, Citizen-Led Radiation Monitors Pressure Govt to Increase Evacuations

10 June, 2011 — Source: Democracy Now!

Almost three months after the earthquake and tsunami that triggered a nuclear disaster in Japan, new radiation “hot spots” may require the evacuation of more areas further from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power facility.

Japan’s Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency recently admitted for the first time that full nuclear meltdowns occurred at three of the plant’s reactors, and more than doubled its estimate for the amount of radiation that leaked from the plant in the first week of the disaster in March. “What they failed to mention is that they discharged an equally large amount into the ocean,” says our guest Robert Alvarez, former senior policy adviser to the U.S. Secretary of Energy. “As [the radiation] goes up the food chain, it accumulates, and by the time it reaches people who consume this food, the levels are higher than they originally were when they entered the environment.” We also go to Tokyo to speak with Aileen Mioko Smith, executive director of the group Green Action. She says citizens are leading their own monitoring efforts and calling for additional evacuations, especially for young children and pregnant women. [includes rush transcript]

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Video: Bilderberg Group 2011: Full Official Attendee List By Rick Bronson

10 June 2011 — From the Trenches World Report

‘Thanks to the fantastic work of Bilderberg activists, journalists and the Swiss media, we have now been able to obtain the full official list of 2011 Bilderberg attendees. Routinely, some members request that their names be kept off the roster so there will be additional Bilderbergers in attendance.

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A concerted effort from Europe against Israeli produce exporter Agrexco By Stephanie Westbrook

10 June 2011 — Dandelion Salad

This past weekend in the Montpellier, France, over 100 activists from 9 countries gathered for the first ever European Forum Against Agrexco. Delegates from Italy, UK, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands, Spain, Germany and Palestine joined the French organizers for two full days of workshops aimed at strengthening the boycott campaign against the Israeli agricultural export giant.

Video: Bilderberg: world’s fate sealed behind closed doors — RT

10 June 2011 — RT

The Bilderberg Group, an invitation-only meeting of the world’s most powerful people, is taking place in Switzerland. Just what the political insiders, media moguls and industry magnates will actually discuss, remains top secret.

­This year the Bilderberg Group has occupied the grand Suvretta House Hotel among the magnificent hills and lakes of St. Moritz resort, Switzerland. The world’s most powerful group of some 150 will be meeting there behind closed doors to discuss whatever they need to in the next few days and, perhaps, carry out decisions that will determine the future of the whole world.

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Wikileaks Newslinks 10 June 2011

10 June 2011 — williambowles.info

Rowan Joffe Is Writing the Wikileaks Movie for HBO and BBC
New York Magazine
Remember Wikileaks? Rowan Joffe, who wrote both The American and 28 Weeks Later has signed on to write a new Wikileaks movie for HBO and BBC. The film will reportedly focus on creation myth of Wikileaks itself, rather than on AssangeSo far, …

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War as a “Humanitarian Endeavor”: NATO’s Libya ‘hope’ strategy is bombing By Gen. Lewis MacKenzie

10 June, 2011 — Global ResearchGlobe and Mail

We are now in the 84th day of the bombing campaign that the United Nations Security Council authorized to enforce a no-fly zone over Libya in a bid to protect civilians from Moammar Gadhafi’s forces. In a bizarre development, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization has said it will extend the campaign for 90 days, surely a first in the history of war when one side ‘extends the contract’ for a set period. This presumably occurred because NATO’s strategy is still based on the flimsy hope that Colonel Gadhafi will see the error of his ways and capitulate before his surroundings and his supporters are bombed back to the Stone Age.

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LIBYA – Behind the Phony ICC ‘Rape’ Charges: ARE NATO FORCES PREPARING A GROUND ATTACK? By Sara Flounders

10 June 2011 — Global ResearchInternational Action Center

Without presenting a shred of reliable evidence, NATO and International Criminal Court conspirators are charging the Libyan government with conspiracy to rape — not only rape as the ‘collateral damage’ of war, but rape as a political weapon.

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Predatory Capitalism and War for Oil

10 June 2011 — The Real News Network

Larry Wilkerson: The first Gulf War made me begin to understand that our military strategy was all about oil

Lawrence Wilkerson is a retired United States Army soldier and former chief of staff to United States Secretary of State Colin Powell. Wilkerson is an adjunct professor at the College of William & Mary where he teaches courses on US national security. He also instructs a senior seminar in the Honors Department at the George Washington University entitled “National Security Decision Making.”

Announcing Frontline Club Exclusive: Julian Assange in conversation with Slavoj Zizek

10 June 2011

We are excited to announce that on Saturday 2 July at The Troxy in East London we will be bringing together the editor-in-chief of whistleblower website WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, and renowned Slovenian philosopher, Slavoj Zizek, to discuss the impact of WikiLeaks on the world and what it means for the future.

Last year WikiLeaks released three of the biggest ever leaks of classified information in history: the Iraq War Logs, the Afghanistan War Logs and Cablegate. Since then the world has undoubtedly changed.

Focusing on the ethics and philosophy behind WikiLeaks’ work, the talk will provide a rare opportunity to hear two of the world’s prominent thinkers discuss some of the most pressing issues of our time. The event will be chaired by the award-winning investigative journalist and host of Democracy Now! Amy Goodman.

Tickets are on sale here, if you encounter any problems booking online please email events@frontlineclub.com.

Audience members are invited to submit questions to the speakers by emailing events@frontlineclub.com with the subject line “Question 2 July”

The Elite, the ‘Great Game’ and World War III By Prof. Mujahid Kamran

7 June, 2011 — Global ResearchNew Dawn Special Issue 16

The control of the US, and of global politics, by the wealthiest families of the planet is exercised in a powerful, profound and clandestine manner. This control began in Europe and has a continuity that can be traced back to the time when the bankers discovered it was more profitable to give loans to governments than to needy individuals.

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Libyan war updates/Stop NATO news: June 10, 2011: NATO Official: Gaddafi “Legitimate Target”

10 June 2011 — Stop NATO

  • $2 Million A Day: Pentagon’s Billion Dollar Libyan War
  • USS George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group In Mediterranean
  • Cairo: Top U.S. Military Commander Supports Egyptian Junta, Libyan War
  • NATO Official: Gaddafi “Legitimate Target”
  • U.S. Military Chief Applauds Germany’s Role In Global NATO
  • NATO Missile System To Neutralize Russia’s Strategic Capability: Defense Minister
  • Ukraine: U.S. Breaks In Eurasian, African NATO Partnership Cohorts

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US oil deal reveals real reasons behind Libya campaign By Vladimir Gladkov

9 June 2011 — Global ResearchVoice of Russia

The first shipment of Libyan oil arrived to the US on June 8th, following a deal signed by the US and the Transitional National Council, the self-proclaimed legitimate government of Libya. The sale finally reveals the true reasons behind the NATO campaign, previously described as an attempt to provide security for Libyan civilians. The said civilians keep suffering, NATO forces keep trying to break the stalemate and America seems to be the only side of the conflict benefitting from the so-called ‘rescue operation’. Meanwhile representatives of Arab and Western countries are meeting in the United Arab Emirates to discuss Libya’s future after the presumed end of Muammar Gaddafi. However Gaddafi doesn’t seem to be in a hurry to give up, which was clearly demonstrated by the lack of results of NATO bombardments of Tripoli.

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 9 June, 2011: Uncivilized Relations: Israel Confronts its Neighbours

9 June, 2011 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Israel Raids West Bank Towns Overnight
IMEMC – Thursday June 09, 2011 – 17:14, Maan news agency is reporting that five Palestinian men, including minors, were abducted over night during raids on West Bank towns and villages by the Israeli military.
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Wiki wha? By William Bowles

9 June 2011

The monopolization and digitization of the media has standardized and concentrated  the production process. This has resulted in virtually identical output regardless of its source. Not only the nature of the ‘news’ but also what is considered to be worthy of our attention comes at us in lockstep regardless of where we are or the medium, blanketing out any alternate views on the subject.

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The Israeli Occupation Archive 10 June 2011: Palestine-UN | East Jerusalem | Jordan Valley

10 June 2011 — The Israeli Occupation Archive

  • Secret cables show Israel’s battle plan over Palestinian UN bid
  • East Jerusalem: Sharing our house with settlers
  • Francis A. Boyle: Could Obama veto Palestine’s application to the United Nations?
  • B’Tselem Jordan Valley report: Dispossession and Exploitation
  • Palestinians in America: an intelligent socialist’s guide to Tony Kushner, with a key to the UN Declaration of Human Rights

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ELECTRONIC INTIFADA 9 June 2011: Rafah closed | Antony Loewenstein interviewed | Jordan Valley | Gaza-Jerusalem diary

9 June 2011 — Electronic Intifada


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