Wikileaks / Bradley Manning Newslinks 21 June 2013

21 June 2013 —

WikiLeaks plane ‘ready’ to bring Snowden to Iceland

Times of India

REYKJAVIK: A chartered private jet is ready to bring US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden to Iceland from Hong Kong, a businessman connected to whistleblowing website WikiLeaks said on late Thursday. “Everything is ready on our side and the plane …


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Banned: Genetically-modified Eggplant Found to be Unsafe for Human Consumption, Environment By Jonathan Benson

21 June 2013 — NaturalNews

Field trials of genetically-modified (GM) Bt eggplant, also known as Bt talong, have officially ceased in the Philippines following a major ruling by the nation’s Court of Appeals. Representing a massive victory for food sovereignty, the Court found that Bt talong is a monumental threat to both environmental and human health, and has subsequently ordered that all existing plantings of Bt talong in test fields be immediately destroyed and blocked from further propagation.

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Disturbances Continue, Schism in Society Intensifies By Dimitriy Sedov

21 June 2013 — Strategic Culture Foundation

The events on Istanbul’s Taksim Square are presented in the world media as the consequences of an «ecologically incorrect» decision by the government to clear a landscaped area in a park located on the square. This is far from the truth and raises questions about the real interests of the West in the spreading conflict.

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British government moves to censor media coverage of spying operations By Robert Stevens

21 June 2013 — WSWS

The Guardian reported June 17 that UK Defence officials issued a confidential D-Notice (Defence Advisory Notice) June 7 to the BBC and other media organisations.

D-Notices are official requests to news editors not to publish or broadcast items on specified subjects on the grounds of “national security”. They are issued by the Defence, Press and Broadcasting Advisory Committee, which operates between government departments dealing with intelligence and national security, and the media.

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HAITI: Profit-Driven “Slum Reconstruction” Will Cost “Hundreds Of Millions”

17 June 2013 — Haiti Grassroots Watch

Three years after its star-studded launch by President René Préval, actor Sean Penn and various other Haitian and foreign dignitaries, the model camp for Haiti’s 2010 earthquake victims has helped give birth to what might become the country’s most expansive – and most expensive – slum.

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"A Deal with the Devil": the West in Syria By Dimitri Minin

21 June 2013 — Strategic Culture Foundation

So the White House has actually decided to supply arms to Syrian rebels. London and Paris announced the same even earlier. And although everyone can see that at the heart of this decision is the fear that if Damascus wins, they will end up losing a war that they themselves started in the first place, leading Western capitals are once again justifying their actions by suggesting that chemical weapons are being used.

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VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel News and Articles 20 June 2013: The Gates Foundation and its unethical investments in G4S

20 June 2013 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Palestinian Car Attacked By Settlers Near Nablus
IMEMC – A number of extremist Israeli settlers attacked, late on Wednesday at night [June 20] a Palestinian car driving on the Nablus-Qalqilia road causing excessive damage but no injuries. …

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ICH 20 June 2013: UN: Palestinian Children Tortured, Used as Human Shields by Israel

20 June 2013 — Information Clearing House

Taliban Hints At Eventual Power Sharing In Afghanistan


“Our leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has repeatedly said that we want a government that includes all Afghans,” Naeem said. “It should be a government, in which all our people and their representatives can participate and be a part of. It should give Afghans the hope that it a government for all of them and this country belongs to all of them.”


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