After Mubenga unlawful killing verdict: Could asylum seekers have a worse landlord than G4S?

9 July 2013 — Open Democracy

• Unlawful killing verdict • Jimmy Mubenga died after ‘restraint’ by three G4S guards • G4S gave disputed evidence to Parliamentary committee about restraint techniques • Lately executive Stephen Small dismissed allegations about abuse of asylum seekers housed by G4S

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German authorities persecute anti-fascist protester By Martin Nowak

9 July 2013 — WSWS

After seven days of proceedings, the Dresden District Court has suspended the trial of Lothar König indefinitely. The prosecution accuses König, a youth pastor from Jena, of serious breach of the peace, obstruction of justice and resisting a law enforcement officer. He is alleged to have incited protesters to engage in violence against police on February 19, 2011 at the annual anti-fascist demonstration in Dresden.

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“The Shell Game” and the Osama bin Laden Documents By Lauren Harper

8 July, 2013 — Unredacted 

A before and after shot of the Abbottabad Compound, site of the Navy SEAL raid on Osama bin Laden. Adm. McRaven seems to be trying to erase the US records of the raid the same way Pakistan tried to erase the compound itself.

What could possibly compel the government to go out of its way to hide the official record on the most important raid in history? It’s hard to fathom, but a recent Associated Press article by Richard Larner shows that the Pentagon is doing just that by sending all its records on the Osama bin Laden raid to the CIA, effectively sealing them into the “FOIA black hole” of government secrecy, and it has Archive Director Tom Blanton wondering if we have a “shell game in place of open government.”

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Bradley Manning Newslinks 9 July 2013

9 July 2013 — williambowles.info

 

Of drones and whistleblowers

The Guardian (Australia)

While courageous whistleblower Bradley Manning continues to languish in a US military prison for daring to tell the world about the deliberate US policy of assassinating civilians and other unarmed opponents of its policies, the US leadership continues …

 http://www.cpa.org.au/guardian/2013/1601/21-culture.html 

 

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VTJP Vermonters for a Just Peace in Palestine/Israel News & Articles 8 July 2013: When non-violence is criminal: Palestinian women stand trial for West Bank protest

8 July 2013 — VTJP

News

International Middle East Media Center

Mousa: “Hamas Will Be A Heavy Price For Interfering In Internal Egyptian Affairs”
IMEMC – Legislator Yahia Mousa, a political leader of the Hamas movement, stated that the Hamas movement and the Gaza Strip will pay a heavy price for interfering in internal Egyptian affairs, and called on his movement to reconsider its regional policies, especially with neighboring countries. … 

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