ICH 30 June 2013: Bradley Manning Should Win the Nobel Peace Prize

30 June 2013 — Information Clearing House

Foreign Media Portrayals of the Conflict in Syria are Dangerously Inaccurate

By Patrick Cockburn

The foreign media reporting of the Syrian conflict is surely as inaccurate and misleading as anything we have seen since the start of the First World War.



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Revealed: secret European deals to hand over private data to America

29 June 2013 — The Guardian (this link takes you to the replacement story)

[This is the original version. Thirty-five minutes later a slightly edited version appeared and then three hours later the entire article was removed for “investigation”, whatever that means, possibly the fact that the Guardian used Wayne Madsen as his views are deemed “controversial”. See Newsniffer]

At least six European Union countries in addition to Britain have been colluding with the US over the mass harvesting of personal communications data, according to a former contractor to America’s National Security Agency, who said the public should not be “kept in the dark”.

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VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel: News and Articles 29 June 2013: Maximum Land with Minimum Palestinians: The Annexation of Area C

29 June 2013 — VTJP


Ma’an News

Frequent border closures add to Gaza gas woes
6/29/2013 – GAZA CITY (IRIN) — Frequent closures of the only crossing for commercial goods between Israel and the Gaza Strip have left the coastal territory short of gas for cooking and heating, businessmen say, affecting businesses, agricultural production and health services. Kerem Shalom crossing reopened on 26 June after two days of closure, described by the Israeli military as a response to rocket fire from Gaza. Israel….

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ICH 29 June 2013: Syria, The Faces Behind The Terror

29 June 2013 — Information Clearing House


Lifting the Arms Embargo on Syria

A Decision Whose Results Will Be Measured In Hecatombs

By Steve McGiffen

To begin, anyone who confidently tells you what’s going on in Syria, who are the ‘good guys’ and who the bad, and whether indeed there is any meaning to these handy categories, is either a liar or a fool.



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The All-Seeing Eye of Big Brother By Nikolai MALISHEVSKI

30 June 2013 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Europe and the US are being rocked by scandals related to the creation of a system of total surveillance and control over the population of the planet. In the middle of June, human rights defenders from the American Civil Liberties Union sued the US government and US intelligence agencies for wiretapping. Continue reading