The brutal past and present are another country in secret Australia By John Pilger

5 November 2013 — John Pilger

The corridors of the Australian parliament are so white you squint. The sound is hushed; the smell is floor polish. The wooden floors shine so virtuously they reflect the cartoon portraits of prime ministers and rows of Aboriginal paintings, suspended on white walls, their blood and tears invisible.

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Amnesty Intl. Tries to Explains Why It Won’t Oppose All Drone Murders By David Swanson

5 November 2013 —  DavidSwanson

I was on Margaret Flowers’ and Kevin Zeese’s Clearing the Fog Radio today (http://clearingthefogradio.org ) together with Naureen Shah of Amnesty International.  The show ought to appear soon on iTunes here, and mixcloud here, and is already on UStream here although it seems to be missing the audio.  I had earlier published a critique of AI’s report on drones.

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Bandar and Hariri Implicated in Khan Al-Assal Chemical Weapons Attack By Christof Lehmann

2 November 2013 — 4th Media

Testimony by a Liwa Asifat al-Shamal member implicates Saudi, Lebanese and Turkish Officials and Officers, including the Lebanese MP Saad Hariri and Saudi Arabi´s Intelligence Chief Bandar bin Sultan, in Weapons Trafficking and the Trafficking of the Nerve Agent Sarin to Mercenary Brigades in Syria. The Testimony Implicates Bandar and Hariri in the Chemical Weapons Attack in Khan Al-Assal on 5 March 2013. 

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A Brave New Transatlantic Partnership: The Social and Environmental Consequences of the Proposed EU-US Trade Deal

14 October 2013 — corporateeurope.org

As the second round of negotiations on the EU-US trade agreement kick off in Brussels next week, a new report published by members of the Seattle to Brussels Network (S2B), including CEO, reveals the true human and environmental costs of the proposed deal.

Syria extremists financed by private Gulf donors carried out mass killings – HRW

11 October 2013 — RT

[That Human Rights Watch (HRW), a US-aligned so-called NGO, is now accusing Syrian rebels of committing atrocities in Latakia, indicates at the very least, a change in tactics by the US government but don’t hold your breath for any kind of lovefest between Obama and Assad. See also NATO’s turnaround. WB]

At least 190 people were killed and more than 200 taken hostage by Syrian rebels financed by private Gulf donors in an August 4 military offensive in the Latakia governorate, according to a Human Rights Watch report.

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Strategic Culture Foundation 22-28 September 2013

28 September 2013 — Strategic Culture Foundation

East Ghouta: False Flag Chemical Attack

28.09.2013 | 00:00 | Nikolai MALISHEVSKI

The International Institute for Peace, Justice and Human Rights (ISTEAMS) has just published a comprehensive report on the chemical attack in the Damascus suburb of East Ghouta. The document is called The Chemical Attacks on East Ghouta to Justify Military Right to Protect Intervention in Syria… The author is ISTEAMS President and International Coordinator Mother Agnes Mariam of the Cross (el-Salib), the Mother Superior of the Monastery of St. James the Mutilated (Syria). A fearless faithful, she has been collecting the evidence related to bloody events in the conflict zone since the very start of Syrian rebellion: the militants running rampant, the staged fakes and instances of one-sided highlighting of the events in Syria by Western media… Continue reading

The Government Is Spying On Us Through Our Computers, Phones, Cars, Buses, Streetlights, At Airports And On The Street, Via Mobile Scanners And Drones, Through Our Smart Meters, And In Many Other Ways

23 September 2013 — WashingtonsBlog

Take a Peek at How Widespread Spying Has Become

Even now – after all of the revelations by Edward Snowden and other whistleblowers – spying apologists say that the reports are “exaggerated” or “overblown”, and that the government only spies on potential bad guys.

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Bait-and-Switch on Stop-and-Frisk By Jim Naureckas

23 August 2013 — FAIR Blog

As Peter Hart has pointed out (FAIR Blog2/25/138/20/13), there’s a lot of misinformation coming from the media on the unconstitutional police strategy known as stop-and-frisk. There’s a powerful urge to believe, it seems, that abusing the Fourth Amendment rights of young men of color somehow makes the rest of us safer.

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