Video: Daniel Ellsberg: I Congratulate Ecuador for Standing Up to British Empire to Protect Julian Assange

17 August 2012Democracy now

Daniel Ellsberg, the most famous whistleblower in the United States, praises Ecuador for granting political asylum to Julian Assange to avoid extradition to Sweden for questioning over sex crime accusations. ‘I congratulate Ecuador, of course, for standing up to the British Empire here, for insisting that they are not a British colony, and acting as a sovereign state ought to act,’ said Ellsberg, who leaked the Pentagon Papers in 1971, the secret history of the U.S. involvement in Vietnam. On Thursday, British Foreign Secretary William Hague said Assange would be arrested if he left the embassy, saying Britain is ‘under a binding obligation to extradite him to Sweden.’ Ellsberg adds, ‘[Assange] has every reason to be wary that the real intent here is to whisk him away to America, where it really hasn’t been made as clear what might be waiting for him.’ Continue reading

Latest UN Syria Report Compiled by Washington Think-Tanker By Tony Cartalucci

15 August 2012 — 

Collections of “interviews” conducted abroad and “in the field” shape latest UN report – compiled by US corporate-financier representative Karen Koning AbuZayd.

The [UN] report covers the period between Feb. 15 and July 20 and involved 1,062 interviews, both in the field and in Geneva,” reported the Washington Post in their article titled, “UN expert panel concludes Syria regime, militia have committed war crimes against civilians.” The Washington Post also writes that the UN report stated, “anti-government armed groups committed war crimes, including murder, extrajudicial killings and torture.”
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ICH 17 August 2012: New Evidence Reveals US Cover-Up of Murdered Civilians

17 August 2012 — Information Clearing House


New Evidence Shows: US Cover-Up of Murdered Civilians

By Gareth Porter

The majority of the deaths in the drone war in Pakistan have been civilian noncombatants – not “militants,” as the Obama administration has claimed.

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Media Lens: The Return Of The King – Tony Blair And The Magically Disappearing Blood By David Cromwell

30 July, 2012 — Media Lens

How many war crimes does a western leader have to commit before he is deemed persona non grata by the corporate media and the establishment? Apparently there is no limit, if we are to judge by the prevailing reaction to Tony Blair’s return to the political stage.

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 16 August 2012

16 August 2012  — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Father, Mother And Children Injured By Settlers Firebomb
IMEMC – Palestinian medical sources in Bethlehem reported Thursday that a cab driver, a Palestinian father, mother and their children, from Nahhalin town, near Bethlehem, suffered moderate to severe injuries after fundamentalist Israeli settlers hurled a firebomb at the Palestinian cab. …

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