Wikileaks Newslinks 28 October 2011

28 October 2011 —

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to learn fate of extradition fight in …
Washington Post
LONDON — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will learn next week of the verdict in his fight against his extradition to Sweden to answer allegations of sexual misconduct, the organization said Thursday. WikiLeaks staffer Joseph Farrell said that …

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The Violent Silence of a New Beginning By Slavoj Žižek

27 October 2011 — In These Times

The Occupy protests are important, but soon the difficult question must be answered: What social organization can replace capitalism?

We should avoid the temptation of the narcissism of the lost cause. What new positive order should replace the old one the day after, when the sublime enthusiasm of the uprising is over?

What to do after the Wall Street occupation, after the protests that started far away (Middle East, Greece, Spain, UK) reached the center, and now, reinforced, roll back around the world? One of the great dangers the protesters face is that they will fall in love with themselves, with the nice time they are having in the ‘occupied’ places. In a San Francisco echo of the Wall Street occupation on October 16, a guy invited the crowd to participate as if it was a hippy-style happening in the 1960s: ‘They are asking us what is our program. We have no program. We are here to have a good time.’

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National Security Archive: Finally released – CIA History of DCI William Colby

28 October 2011 — National Security Archive

Finally Qualifies as “Non-Secret”
CIA Director Distinguishes “bad”/”good”/”lesser” and “non-secrets”
Colby Bio-Documentary Opens in Washington October 28

For more information contact: John Prados – 202/994-7000

Washington, D.C., October 28, 2011 – CIA director William Colby rebuffed criticisms from senior Agency operators about disclosure of CIA misdeeds by describing the difference between “bad secrets,” “non-secrets,” “good secrets” and “lesser” secrets, according to a previously SECRET internal CIA history of the Colby tenure, published today on the Web by the National Security Archive at George Washington University (

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 27 October, 2011: King Abdullah: “Netanyahu Seeks The Collapse of The Kingdom of Jordan”

27 October 2011 — VTJP

International Middle East Media Center

Israeli Court Renews Solitary Confinement Of Saadat For Additional Year
IMEMC – The Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, Ad-Dameer, stated that the Israeli District Court in Be’er Shiva ordered a one year extension of the solitary confinement of the detained Secretary-General of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), Ahmad Saadat. …

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28 October 2011 — Pambazuka NewsThe authoritative electronic weekly newsletter and platform for social justice in Africa

Pambazuka News (English edition): ISSN 1753-6839

CONTENTS: 1. Features, 2. Comment & analysis, 3. Advocacy & campaigns, 4. Books & arts, 5. Letters & Opinions

1 Features
Horace Campbell
Horace Campbell reconstructs ‘the decision at the highest levels’ to execute Libya’s Colonel Gaddafi and considers ‘the urgency for organising to oppose the remilitarisation of Africa.’

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Exclusive: Leaked emails show Israel role in UK plot to ban Raed Salah By Asa Winstanley

27 October 2011 — The Electronic Intifada

salah.jpgSheikh Raed Salah was arrested in his hotel room three days after legally entering the UK in June. (Ashraf Amra/APA images)

A UK immigration court ruled yesterday that popular Palestinian leader Sheikh Raed Salah could be deported from the country, after being banned by Home Secretary Theresa May in June.

The Electronic Intifada can now also exclusively reveal new details of an Israeli government role in the UK plot to exclude Salah.

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Updates on Libyan war/Stop NATO news: October 28, 2011

28 October 2011 — Stop NATO

  • NATO Chief: Libya War ‘Great Success,’ Nation To Revert To AFRICOM Control
  • State Department: NATO Shifts To ‘Post-Conflict’ Role In Libya
  • Expanded Syrian Conflict: The West’s Unwinnable War
  • Second U.S. Drone Attacks Kills Six In Pakistan
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