Israel Threatens Russia By Stephen Lendman

John McCain: an egomaniac ignorant interloper who has been fouling American politics for decades. The kind of pol that makes the world worse for everyone.

Arizona’s John McCain: an egomaniac interloper and warmongering chauvinist that has been petulantly fouling American politics for decades. The kind of politician that makes the world hell for everyone, and the inevitable offshoot of a reactionary state, media support, and brute plutocratic power.

30 May 2013 — Greanville Post

Israel gives chutzpah new meaning. War on humanity defines its agenda. It’s partnered with Washington’s war on Syria.  It’s heading perhaps toward greater intervention. It warned Russia about supplying Syria with sophisticated defensive anti-aircraft missiles. It said Israel will react in response. More on that below.

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McCain enters Syria illegally

30 May 2013 — Voltaire Network

U.S. Senator John McCain, a rabid opponent of President Bashar al-Assad, illegally slipped into Syria for a few hours on May 27, 2013, near the northwestern city of Idlib.

The trip was organized by the Syrian Emergency Task Force, which had notified the competent service of the State Department.

Senator McCain met with officials of the Free Syrian Army.

In announcing this visit, White House spokesman Jim Roberts appeared to be extremely surprised.

See: Phyllis Bennis: McCain’s trip to Syria, his calls for US air strikes and arming rebels with heavy weapons, seems designed to counter Obama plan to negotiate with Russia. ‘Did McCain Go to Syria to Sabotage US Russia Negotiations?

Video: Julian Assange Pt.3: On Meeting With Google, Responds to Anti-WikiLeaks Attacks From New Film to Finances

29 may 2013 — Democracy Now!

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange took refuge in the Ecuadorean embassy last year to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning over sex assault and rape allegations. He fears that Sweden will agree to extradite him to the United States. On Tuesday, Ecuador’s foreign minister accused the British government of trampling on Assange’s rights by refusing to allow him to travel to Ecuador, which granted him political asylum almost a year ago. Joining us from the embassy, Assange addresses what he calls “attacks on all fronts against WikiLeaks,” from a monetary embargo involving some of the world’s largest financial firms to a new Hollywood documentary on WikiLeaks, “We Steal Secrets.” Assange also discusses a little-known meeting he held in June 2011 with Google CEO Eric Schmidt. We air an excerpt of audio recording from that meeting.

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Video: Julian Assange Pt.2: U.S. Probe of WikiLeaks & "Show Trial" of Bradley Manning Aims to Scare Whistleblowers

29 May 2013 — Democracy Now!

Bradley Manning, the Army private accused of disclosing a trove of government documents and cables to WikiLeaks, is set to go on trial next week. Manning has already pleaded guilty to misusing classified material he felt “should become public,” but has denied the top charge of aiding the enemy. Speaking from his refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange calls Manning’s case “a show trial … to terrorize people from communicating with journalists and communicating with the public.” Assange also discusses his own legal status as he continues to evade extradition to Sweden. Assange fears that returning to Sweden would result in him being sent to the United States, where he fears a grand jury has secretly indicted him for publishing the diplomatic cables leaked by Manning.

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Video: Julian Assange Pt.2: U.S. Probe of WikiLeaks & “Show Trial” of Bradley Manning Aims to Scare Whistleblowers

29 May 2013 — Democracy Now!

Bradley Manning, the Army private accused of disclosing a trove of government documents and cables to WikiLeaks, is set to go on trial next week. Manning has already pleaded guilty to misusing classified material he felt “should become public,” but has denied the top charge of aiding the enemy. Speaking from his refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange calls Manning’s case “a show trial … to terrorize people from communicating with journalists and communicating with the public.” Assange also discusses his own legal status as he continues to evade extradition to Sweden. Assange fears that returning to Sweden would result in him being sent to the United States, where he fears a grand jury has secretly indicted him for publishing the diplomatic cables leaked by Manning.

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Video: Julian Assange Pt.1: Stratfor Hacker Jeremy Hammond Guilty Plea Part of Crackdown on Journalism, Activism

29 May 2013 — Democracy Now!

Jeremy Hammond of the hacktivist group Anonymous has pleaded guilty to hacking into the private intelligence firm Stratfor, the FBI and other institutions. Hammond says his goal was to shed light on how governments and corporations act behind close doors. Some five million Stratfor emails ended up on the whistleblowing website WikiLeaks, shedding light on how the private intelligence firm monitors activists and spies for corporate clients. In a statement, Hammond said he accepted the plea deal in part to avoid an overzealous prosecution that could have resulted in at least 30 years in prison. He has already served 15 months, including weeks in solitary confinement. Joining us from the Ecuadorian embassy in London, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says Hammond’s prosecution comes as part of a wider crackdown “on effective political activists and alleged journalistic sources.

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Video: Dan Hind: Democratizing the public sphere should be of acute interest to progressive movements

30 May 2013 — Youtube

The Croatian government is running a trial of democratic control of the media this year, and that’s why I was in Zagreb, giving the interview. The interview was made during Dan Hind’s visit to Zagreb and participation in the Balkan Forum of the 6th Subversive Festival 4-18th May 2013 Continue reading

ICH 29 May 2013: Time for Russia to Make a Stand

29 May 2013 — Information Clearing House

Syrian Rebel Alliance Openly Threatens Ethnic Cleansing

By Alex Newman

The rebel FSA spokesperson said in a TV interview that minority communities would be “wiped off the map” if the regime’s forces managed to capture the city of Al-Qusair.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article35128.htm

 

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