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.