Seymour Hersh: US Security State Deceived Us on Syria Chemical Weapons By Jonathan Cook

9 December 2013 — jonathan-cook.net

Seymour Hersh publishes his latest, illuminating essay on the machinations of the US security state, this time in regard to Syria. Hersh makes a very convincing case that the US had no credible intelligence that August’s chemical weapons attack in Ghouta using sarin was carried out by Assad’s troops but that it did know that jihadi groups there, especially the al-Nusra Front, almost certainly had sarin and could use it.

Fukushima Testimony: “We are being Used as the World’s first Human Guinea-pigs”

9 December 2013 — The Asia-Pacific Journal, Vol. 11, Issue 49, No. 2

A Statement by one of those who lost their homeland to the Fukushima nuclear disaster

The Rage of Exile: In the Wake of Fukushima

Shoji Masahiko; translated and introduced by Tom Gill

A Statement by one of those who lost their homeland to the Fukushima nuclear disaster

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VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel: News and Articles 8 December 2013: Reflection on Mandela and Palestine

8 December 2013 — VTJP

News

Ma’an News

Explosive device ‘left by Israeli forces’ injures Palestinian teen
12/8/2013 – HEBRON (Ma’an) — A teenager was seriously injured on Sunday after an unidentified device exploded south of Hebron, medics told Ma’an. Medics said that a device left by Israeli forces in an area east of Yatta exploded and injured 16-year-old Maher Adil Najajra, without providing further details. Najajra was rushed to Hebron Governmental Hospital. A spokeswoman for the Israeli army said…. Related: Teenager seriously injured by old ordnance near Hebron

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Information Clearing House 8 December 2013: The Santa Clausification Of Nelson Mandela

8 December 2013 — Information Clearing House

UN, EU Subsidize French Crimes in Africa

By Finian Cunningham

French neo-colonialism in Africa is now official fact after the deployment this weekend of hundreds of its troops in the poverty-stricken Central Africa Republic.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article37045.htm

 

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What is Britain’s newly founded Left Unity party? By Chris Marsden

9 December 2013 — WSWS

Left Unity held its founding conference in London on November 30. Advanced as a party “to the left of Labour,” what united the motley assortment of 400-plus aging cynics in attendance was a determination that any such party would not be revolutionary in its programme and intent.

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Amnesty to sue UK intelligence over intercepted emails, phone calls

9 December 2013 — RT 

“As a global organization working on many sensitive issues that would be of particular interest to security services in the US and UK, we are deeply troubled by the prospect that the communications of our staff may have been intercepted,” Michael Bochenek, Amnesty’s director of law and policy told the Guardian. Human rights organization Amnesty International has declared it will take legal action against British security services. Amnesty claims its calls have been intercepted by UK intelligence agencies.

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Deep divisions over TPP as US pressures to close controversial deal – WikiLeaks

9 December 2013 — RT 

Anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks has released two documents revealing the state of negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The deal in question includes 12 countries – the United States, Japan, Mexico, Canada, Australia, Malaysia, Chile, Singapore, Peru, Vietnam, New Zealand and Brunei – which represent more than 40 percent of the world’s gross domestic product. The US is ramping up pressure to secure a Trans-Pacific Trade Deal with conditions that could undermine the national interests of nations involved. WikiLeaks documents say talks are “paralyzed,” with the US refusing to compromise on disputed issues.

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‘The Israeli sniper shot my son as if he hunted a bird’: Wajih Wajdi Al-Ramahi, 14, killed while standing outside of West Bank school

9 December 2013 — Mondoweiss

An Israeli sniper killed a child yesterday. Wajih Wajdi Al-Ramahi, 14 was shot in the back by while walking in front of a school in Jalazoun refugee camp near Ramallah. Thousands of mourners turned out for his funeral is today. Continue reading