Silencing the British People: The Legacy of Thatcherism and the Iraq War By Jason Langley

18 April 2013 — Global Research

It is often said that power corrupts, and that absolute power corrupts absolutely. If a person or a group of people has the power to do as they wish without fear of having to answer for their actions in any meaningful manner, would they feel obligated to listen to those who protest against their actions? Would they feel that those with less power than their own are worthy of being heard?

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Press and Public Denied Access to Documents in Bradley Manning Case

17 April 2013 — Center for Constitutional Rights

New York – Today, the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (CAAF) rejected claims in a lawsuit by the Center for Constitutional Rights challenging government secrecy around the court martial of Pfc. Bradley Manning. The suit, bought on behalf of a group of journalists, asked the court to ensure members of the press and public have access to court documents and transcripts in the case and challenged the fact that important legal matters in the pre-trial proceedings have been argued and decided in secret. Continue reading

VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel News and Articles 17 April 2013: Israel is the only country in the world that has devised military courts for children

17 April 2013 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Army Opens Fire At Palestinian Ambulance In Bethlehem
IMEMC – Wednesday evening, April 17, 2013, Israeli soldiers opened fire at a Palestinian Red Crescent Ambulance while trying to provide medical care to family members, including an infant, injured by gas bombs fired by the army at their home, in Al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem. …

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Media Lens: Thatcher’s Tyrants – The Tanks, The Guns, The Christmas Cards By David Edwards

18 April 2013 — Media Lens

The late American historian Howard Zinn wrote:

‘The truth is so often the reverse of what has been told us by our culture that we cannot turn our heads far enough around to see it.’ (The Zinn Reader – Writings on Disobedience and Democracy, Seven Stories Press, 1997, p.400)

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