Statewatch News Online, 23 December 2013: UK: Torture victims have “well-founded claim” that UK complicit in their abuse, says High Court

22 December 2013 — Statewatch • e-mail:

1.   EU: FRA: Racism, discrimination, intolerance and extremism: learning from experiences in Greece and Hungary
2.   UK: Torture victims have “well-founded claim” that UK complicit in their abuse, says High Court
3.   UK: RENDITION: Report of the Detainee Inquiry
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UK youth unemployment hits one million By Joe Mount

21 December 2013 — WSWS

UK youth unemployment now stands at 21 percent, or nearly 1 million people.

More than 650,000 young people are classified as NEETs (not in education, employment, or training), or 9 percent of the total. The number of under-25s in work has fallen rapidly since 2008, reaching 49.9 percent in recent months, the lowest figure since records began in 1992.

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U.S. Navy Sailors Sue TEPCO over Cluster-Fukushima Snafu By William Boardman

22 December 2013 — Reader Supported News


“Why has this not made national headlines??? The Aircraft Carrier Ronald Reagan is nuclear powered. Radiation detection equipment did not pick up on this?? Why have these sailors and marines medical records been removed from permanent tracking. Criminal implications galore. This should be all over mainstream media. Someone please forward all these ene reports to the media…. Tepco is the lowest of snakes. Hari Kari for the lot of em!!” Continue reading

Bedouin Expulsion Law is Well and Drinking Tea By Roi Tov

21 December 2013 — Dissident Voice 

Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee. — Genesis 3:18

Hot tea hit the eyes of Palestinian Member of the Knesset Ahmad Tibi on December 19, 2013. The violent act was perpetrated by Tziyon Vaknin, a Jewish man who opposed the protest against the Bedouins1 Expulsion Prawer Law that was taking place in Beer Sheva.

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Putin Scores a New Victory in the Ukraine by Israel Shamir

21 December 2013 — Dissident Voice

What Really Happened in the Ukrainian Crisis

 It is freezing cold in Kiev, legendary city of golden domes on the banks of Dnieper River – cradle of ancient Russian civilisation and the most charming of East European capitals. It is a comfortable and rather prosperous place, with hundreds of small and cosy restaurants, neat streets, sundry parks and that magnificent river. Continue reading

Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers on ‘Jazz 625’ – ‘Theme for Stacy’

22 December 2013 — Jazz on the Tube

When I was a teenager and desperate to be a jazz musician, Art Blakey was my idol but listening to him play I felt I’d never get anywhere near to his genius (oh those press rolls!) and eventually I gave up the drums and took up the bass instead. Here’s the Jazz Messengers with Sun Ra’s John Gilmore on tenor saxophone. No date for this one but sometime between 64 and 66.

Personnel: Lee Morgan, trumpet, John Gilmore, tenor sax, John Hicks, piano, Victor Sproles, bass, Art Blakey, drums

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VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel: News and Articles 21 December 2013: Racist ringleaders 2013: Israel’s war on Africans intensifies

21 December 2013 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Child Killed After Being Struck By Settler’s Vehicle In Jerusalem
IMEMC – [Saturday Evening December 21, 2013] Palestinian medical sources have reported that a Palestinian child died of severe injuries sustained after being rammed by an Israeli settler’s car near the Al-Eesawiyya town, north of occupied East Jerusalem. …

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Information Clearing House 21 December 2013: What the Press Should Learn From the "Snowden Effect"

21 December 2013 — Information Clearing House

Mission Accomplished?
Afghanistan is a Calamity and our Leaders Must be Held to Account
By Seumas Milne

British troops haven’t accomplished a single one of their missions in Afghanistan. Like Iraq and Libya, it’s a disaster.