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The funeral has taken place of anti-war campaigner Brian Haw who has died from lung cancer aged 62.
How does political censorship work in liberal societies? When my film, 'Year Zero: the Silent Death of Cambodia', was banned in the United States in 1980, the broadcaster PBS cut all contact. Negotiations were ended abruptly; phone calls were not returned. Something had happened. But what? 'Year Zero' had already alerted much of the world to the horrors of Pol Pot, but it also investigated the critical role of the Nixon administration in the tyrant’s rise to power and the devastation of Cambodia.
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UK Defence Secretary Liam Fox, whose private trip to Sri Lanka was pulled down by an embarrassed and irritated Foreign Office, soon after the fiasco of the Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa's failed attempt to use the Oxford University for his despotic political purposes is now being sent there on an official capacity Saturday 9th July.
The London Guantánamo Campaign marked American Independence Day on 4 July with a political prisoner solidarity protest in the evening outside the US Embassy in Mayfair. Around 25 people attended.
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There is nothing more sacred to the maintenance of democracy than a free press. Access to comprehensive, accurate and quality information is essential to the manifestation of Socratic citizenship - the society characterized by a civically engaged, well-informed and socially invested populace. Thus, to the degree that access to quality information is willfully or unintentionally obstructed, democracy itself is degraded.
Demonstration in support of all political prisoners with a UK-US link on American Independence Day - from British residents in Guantánamo Bay, individuals being extradited to the US under a one-sided extradition treaty, Welsh-American alleged Wikileaks whistleblower, UK campaigns for political prisoners in the US...solidarity with one and all!
Cynthia McKinney Report on the Struggle Against the US/NATO War in Libya ... From Cynthia McKinney: A hearty group of protesters representing several community organizations showed up today to protest the vote of civil rights icon and Member of Congress from Atlanta, John Lewis, to continue funding for the bombing of Libya. The Congressman interrupted his schedule and heard the frustrations of his constituents who are outraged at the quiescence of Congress, the Congressional Black Caucus, and the Progressive Caucus in light of President Obama's policy to bomb Africa.
The Media Blank Amnesty's Failure To Find Evidence In Libya
In the Independent on June 24, Patrick Cockburn reported a vital development countering official propaganda on Libya:
'Human rights organisations have cast doubt on claims of mass rape and other abuses perpetrated by forces loyal to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, which have been widely used to justify Nato's war in Libya.
'Nato leaders, opposition groups and the media have produced a stream of stories since the start of the insurrection on 15 February, claiming the Gaddafi regime has ordered mass rapes, used foreign mercenaries and employed helicopters against civilian protesters.'
Amnesty and Human Rights Watch (HRW) have checked the claims and found flat zero evidence.
An audio interview with Brian Haw originally recorded in December 2007. Also features a variety of images of Brian from over the years.
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Vigils will be held outside the High Court in London on the days leading up to Julian Assange's extradition appeal hearing. All support welcome.
Do we have the right to know what governments do in our name? This meeting will address the issues largely absent from the current media debate and examine what drove Julian Assange and Bradley Manning to take the actions they did, the context and potential consequences of the legal proceedings against them and what action we can take to support whistleblowers.
Since 1998, this date, the anniversary of the United Nations Convention Against Torture becoming international law in 1987, has been “an occasion for the world to speak up against the unspeakable” (Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary General). Unfortunately, rather than reduce or eliminate the use of torture, the stated purpose of such international conventions and laws, making the use of torture absolutely prohibited, its use continues to spread across the globe with the collusion and connivance of almost all governments.
Calling all anti-war activists, campaigners for free speech, truth and justice.
Julian Assange needs your support from 9am on 12 & 13 July at the High Court in London, where his appeal against extradition to Sweden will be heard.
Peter Tatchell will be speaking at a public meeting on 9 July in London, three days before Julian Assange's appeal against extradition to Sweden is heard at the High Court in London (12-13 July). Other speakers at the meeting will include Iraq War veteran, war refuser and whistle-blower Ben Griffin and ex-prisoner of the US and anti-war activist Ciaron O'Reilly. Live music too.
Libya as a new litmus test if the “21st Century Law of the Jungle“ will prevail ..... Arrival of the “21st Century cowboy gangster-style” imperialism instead the much-anticipated co-prosperous multipolar world of mutually-respecting, democratically consensus-building, respectfully dialoguing, non-interfering of sovereign nations’ internal affairs ... Libya seems going to be a new litmus test for the immediate future of 21st Century international relations if, by any means necessary, the US-led NATO in the form of multinational “cowboy[i] gangster[ii]-style robbery[iii]” completes its extremely greedy and hypocritical goals in a immensely natural and financial resource-rich North African nation.
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I am proud to call Ray McGovern a friend. He is a retired senior member of the CIA, and was so valued as an analyst that he used to give the US President his daily intelligence briefing. Ray and I both had senior government service careers, in the course of which you make personal friendships that last, hopefully as long as you do. So sometimes we both get told things from the inside of government.
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'Libya has some of the biggest and most proven oil reserves — 43.6 billion barrels — outside Saudi Arabia, and some of the best drilling prospects.'
So reported the Washington Post on June 11, in a rare mainstream article which, as we will see, revealed how WikiLeaks exposed the real motives behind the war on Libya.
In spite of laws to protect human rights, torture remains prevalent throughout the world. Men, women, children and entire communities are subject to unspeakable atrocities and the effects that live with them long after the violence ends. We invite you to come and stand up against these atrocities, and join us in solidarity with the victims.
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According to a Project PM announcement, here are some of the 'classified intelligence' details about Romas/COIN (Odyssey) with capabilities to monitor and automatically analyze millions of conversations, and then secretly store a wide range of personal data. It appears as if even Apple, Google, and Disney's Pixar were trying to be brought aboard to help out in this mass surveillance apparatus.
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"Just a day after admitting killing 9 civilians in an airstrike, NATO has been accused by the Libyan authorities of causing at least another 15 deaths.
"NATO confirmed they had carried out another bombing, but has not responded to the allegations of civilian casualties.
"An RT crew in Tripoli has shot some shocking footage of bodies mutilated in NATO bombings."
M O R E: ... http://aangirfan.blogspot.com/2011/06/what-nato-is-doing-in-libya.html