Video: Inside the U.S. Dirty War in Yemen with Jeremy Scahill, Nasser al-Awlaki, Sheikh Fareed

7 June 2013 — Democracy Now!

From drone strikes to the massacre at al-Majalah, secret U.S. military actions inside Yemen are exposed in “Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield,” the new documentary film by Jeremy Scahill and Rick Rowley opening today. Scahill’s book by the same name was published in April. We continue our conversation on Yemen with Scahill and two key Yemenis profiled in the film: Nasser al-Awlaki, who lost his son, cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, and 16-year-old grandson to U.S. drone strikes; and Saleh bin Fareed, the Yemeni sheikh and tribal leader who was one of the first people to arrive at the site of the U.S. attack of al-Majalah that killed 45 civilians in 2009 (inc. transcript).

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Turkish Police find Chemical Weapons in the Possession of Al Nusra Terrorists heading for Syria By Gearóid Ó Colmáin

30 May 2013 — Global Research

According to a report in Turkey’s state media agency Zaman, agents from the Turkish General Directorate of Security (Emniyet Genel Müdürlü?ü) ceased 2 kg of sarin gas in the city of Adana in the early hours of yesterday morning. The chemical weapons were in the possession of Al Nusra terrorists believed to have been heading for Syria.

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The Children Killed by America’s Drones. “Crimes Against Humanity” committed by Barack H. Obama By Prof Michel Chossudovsky

26 January, 2013Global Research

This is a list of names of innocent children killed by America’s drones

But behind each name there is the face of a child with a family history in a village in a far away country, with a mom and a dad, with brothers and sisters and friends. Among the list, are infants of 1, 2, 3 and 4 years old. In some cases brothers and sisters of an entire family are killed. Continue reading

Video: Israeli Army Killing Palestinian Protestors with Impunity say Activists

19 December, 2012The Real News Network

 

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Last week, in one of the first actions of its kind, activists released the names of Israeli soldiers involved in the killing of a Palestinian protester. Mustafa Tamimi, a 28 year-old demonstrator from the village of Nabi Saleh, was killed when a soldier shot a tear gas canister at his face in December last year. Attorney Emily Schaeffer of Yesh Din spoke with The Real News‘ Lia Tarachansky about why IDF investigations lead to little justice. Maj. Avital Liebovitch, the IDF Spokeswoman questioned why the army is even required to investigate crimes by soldiers, and Abir Kopty of the Palestinian Popular Struggle Coordination Committee spoke about the dozens of protesters who have been killed in recent years in demonstrations. Continue reading

Bradley Manning Newslinks 15 March 2012

15 March 2012williambowles.info

 

UN expert criticizes Manning’s harsh detention

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Juan Mendez said in a report to the Geneva-based Human Rights Council that the US military‘s “seriously punitive” detention of Pfc. Bradley Manning, who has not been found guilty of any crime, is also “a violation of his right to physical and …

http://www.necn.com/03/14/12/UN-expert-criticizes-Mannings-harsh-dete/landing_nation.html?&apID=2049626039d14ec6a82e18ef8552fed6

 

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Wikileaks Newslinks 14-15 March 2012

15 March 2012williambowles.info

 

US soldier accused in Wikileaks case due in court

The Associated Press

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — A US Army private accused of leaking classified material to the anti-secrecy website Wikileaks could soon learn when his trial will start. Pfc. Bradley Manning was scheduled to appear in a military courtroom at Fort Meade, …

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«Arab Spring» is Arab Socialism’s Fall By Wayne Madsen

7 March 2012 — Strategic Culture Foundation

The fall of autocratic regimes in the Arab Middle East and North Africa, which had more to do with skyrocketing unemployment and inflation than in a desire to «democratize,» gave the circling vultures of Western «pro-democracy» think tanks and foundations the opportunity to put stakes in the hearts of governing pan-Arab socialist political parties long seen as a threat to the goals of «uber-capitalist» globalization. The Ba’ath socialist party of Saddam Hussein in Iraq was the first victim of a desire by the global forces of extreme capitalism to re-make the Middle East’s financial, demographic, political, and social construct. 

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The Anti-Empire Report 5 March 2012 By William Blum: Bradley Manning as patsy

March 5th, 2012www.killinghope.org

The Saga of Bradley Manning, Julian Assange, and Wikileaks, to be put to ballad and film

“Defense lawyers say Manning was clearly a troubled young soldier whom the Army should never have deployed to Iraq or given access to classified material while he was stationed there … They say he was in emotional turmoil, partly because he was a gay soldier at a time when homosexuals were barred from serving openly in the U.S. armed forces.” (Associated Press, February 3)

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 21 February 2012:

21 February 2012 — — VTJP

News International Middle East Media Center

66-day hunger strike ends after Israel agrees to free Khader Adnan
IMEMC – Palestinian prisoner Khader Adnan agreed to end his 66-day hunger strike on Tuesday after meeting with Israeli officials who pledged to release him in April. Khader had been near death, facing possible organ failure, for the last week in an Israeli prison hospital. …

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PCHR E-NARRATIVES: Sniper Fire in the ‘Buffer Zone’

16 February 2012PCHR – Palestinian Centre for Human RightsSniper Fire in the ‘Buffer Zone’

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Munther Rashad Saleh al-Nakhala poses next to his birds at his home in Al Daraj neighborhood in the east of Gaza City.

Goldfinches and canaries are appreciated worldwide for their colourful appearance and their melodic whistling. The birds are especially popular in the Gaza Strip as they help to create a distraction from the hardships of daily life.

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