War or prosperity? UK’s price tag for Afghan war rises to $30 billion while cutting vital social services at home

20 December 2012 — RT

“The UK has revealed that the cost of its involvement in the war in Afghanistan has reached $27.6 billion, and may end up being as much as $32.5 billion. Meanwhile, the UK continues to slash domestic social services to reduce its budget deficit.

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Video: Israeli Army Killing Palestinian Protestors with Impunity say Activists

19 December, 2012The Real News Network



Last week, in one of the first actions of its kind, activists released the names of Israeli soldiers involved in the killing of a Palestinian protester. Mustafa Tamimi, a 28 year-old demonstrator from the village of Nabi Saleh, was killed when a soldier shot a tear gas canister at his face in December last year. Attorney Emily Schaeffer of Yesh Din spoke with The Real News‘ Lia Tarachansky about why IDF investigations lead to little justice. Maj. Avital Liebovitch, the IDF Spokeswoman questioned why the army is even required to investigate crimes by soldiers, and Abir Kopty of the Palestinian Popular Struggle Coordination Committee spoke about the dozens of protesters who have been killed in recent years in demonstrations. Continue reading

VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel: News and Articles 19 December 2012: Election committee bans Palestinian MK Zoabi from participating in elections

19 December 2012 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Several Palestinians Injured In Jenin, Two Children Kidnapped
IMEMC – Palestinian medical sources in Jenin, in the northern part of the West Bank, reported Wednesday that several residents have been treated for the effects of tear gas inhalation after the army fired gas bombs at them near the southern entrance of the city. Two children were kidnapped in a nearby village. …

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Audio: The unstable politicians in the US are dangerous – WikiLeaks spokesperson

20 December 2012 — Voice of Russia

In an exclusive interview with the Voice of Russia, WikiLeaks official spokesperson Kristinn Hrafnsson speaks about the Freedom of the Press Foundation and their new initiative to provide help and assistance to members of the press who are being persecuted for seeking to tell the truth. In particular the FPF offers a way to circumvent the illegal extra-judicial blockade against WikiLeaks. He also talked about unstable and dangerous American politicians. Continue reading