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Wikileaks and Imperial Mobilization By Zahir Ebrahim

01-12-2010 07:08

Wikileaks has always been a rather transparent Mighty Wurlitzer ops. It is trivial to see through the absurdity of its existence despite it promoting itself as being a sort of watchdog upon the empire, and therefore, ostensibly, being inimical to its unbridled quest for “full spectrum dominance” – just like Al Jazeera television based in Qatar, which too, absurdly enough, is permitted to function unhindered in the same nation as America's CENTCOM headquarters. Would it not be trivial for an armed to the teeth National Security State to take-out either apparatus rather trivially?

The reason each is allowed to function is of course social engineering, the sine qua non for waging modern warfare upon civilian populations by way of deception. It spans the entire gamut of engineering consent, from mantra creation in the mainstream and diabolically controlling dissent in order to control all opposition, to actually fabricating the visible pretexts which can naturally ripen the conditions for the mantra of “clash of civilizations” to be called real before the Western public in order to sustain the otherwise untenable “imperial mobilization”. Zbigniew Brzezinski had most succinctly summed this motivation in his book The Grand Chessboard – American Primacy and Its Geostrategic Imperatives: “Democracy is inimical to imperial mobilization”.

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Craig Murray: Still Blacklisted for Broadcast?

30-11-2010 22:22

What on earth are they so afraid I am going to say?

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Prince Andrew: UK "In the thick of playing the Great Game"

30-11-2010 15:18

¶9. (C) Addressing the Ambassador directly, Prince Andrew then turned to regional politics. He stated baldly that “the United Kingdom, Western Europe (and by extension you Americans too”) were now back in the thick of playing the Great Game. More animated than ever, he stated cockily: “And this time we aim to win!” Without contradicting him, the Ambassador gently reminded him that the United States does not see its presence in the region as a continuation of the Great Game. We support Kyrgyzstan’s independence and sovereignty but also welcome good relations between it and all of its neighbors, including Russia.

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Screening of Outside the Law: Stories from Guantánamo in Sheffield

30-11-2010 12:45

Outside the Law: Stories from Guantánamo

Is new documentary telling the story of Guantánamo: torture, extraordinary rendition and secret prisons. Examining how the Bush administration turned its back on domestic and international law, rounding up prisoners in Afghanistan and Pakistan without adequate screening and often for large bounty payments. Focusing on the stories of three prisoners, Shaker Aamer, Binyam Mohamed and Omar Deghayes, 'Outside the Law: Stories from Guantánamo' is powerful rebuke to the myth that Guantánamo holds “the worst of the worst”.

(Spectacle Productions, 2009; 75 mins., directed by Polly Nash and Andy Worthington)

Omar Deghayes (Guantanamo 'Detainee') and Poly Nash (Director) will be present to introduce the film.

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Torture Evidence Appeal Hearing: Tuesday 30 November, Court of Appeal, London, 1

29-11-2010 16:26

In 2008, Rangzieb Ahmed from Rochdale was sentenced to life in prison for directing acts of terrorism and was ordered to serve a minimum of ten years. In late June this year, he was given leave to appeal his convictions following allegations that he had been tortured in Pakistan with the complicity of the UK intelligence services.

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Raise A Glass to Wikileaks

29-11-2010 14:14

The Guardian CIF has radically shortened and buried in a panel a piece I wrote for them - at their request - on Wikileaks.

Following is the original...

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Biggest abuse of power & terrorist legislation in UK to date - Operation Bohan

29-11-2010 01:24

13 December City of Westminster Magistrates
For the first time all reporting restrictions will be removed and the case will be heard in a public court.

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Wikileaks under mass distributed Denial of Service Attack

28-11-2010 17:36

Wikileaks announced today at 17.00 that the Wikileaks website is under a sustained and distributed Denial of Service Attack.

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Report: WikiLeaks Docs to Show US Military Supporting PKK in Turkey’s Civil War

26-11-2010 15:21

The PKK has been officially listed as a foreign terrorist organization by the US State Department since 1979, which would be reason enough that the Defense Department cannot legally back them. It is doubly problematic in this case, however, as the PKK has been fighting Turkey, a NATO member and close military ally of the US.
The Pentagon is said to have praised the PKK as “warriors for freedom” in official documents and has ordered detained PKK captured inside Iraq released. They are also said to have provided the organization with weapons.

What about "an attack on one member is an attackon all?"

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Guantánamo: NOW is the time to take action

26-11-2010 11:29

As the illegal detention camp at Guantanamo Bay rapidly approaches its 9th birthday and President Obama approaches the first anniversary of his broken promise to close it, the war crimes conviction of child soldier Omar Khadr, the British government’s cover up of its collusion in torture through an out-of-court settlement and other recent events show that justice is not only elusive but non-existent at Guantánamo Bay.

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Korea ‘crisis’ made in Washington

26-11-2010 09:23

Huge U.S.-south Korean military manoeuvres were the real provocation

When a “crisis” regarding Korea suddenly appears in the U.S. corporate media, their take is always that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (north Korea) has done something totally irrational to cause it.

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The Rise of North Yemeni Islamism in Birmingham

25-11-2010 23:14

One of the reasons generally given for the rise of extreme Islamism is the Arab defeat at the hands of Israel in 1967 in the six day war. It is theorised that, from this defeat (or Nakba as the Arabs refer to it), loomed the beginning of the end of Arab Nationalism and other, largely secular ideologies, which had hitherto led the struggle to liberate the Middle East from western domination and zionist colonialism. This defeat created the vacuum political Islamism has supposedly filled since..

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American Airlines besieged with complaints

23-11-2010 16:32

US airlines face increased customer complaints over the new enhanced TSA security screening procedures

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Wed 24 Nov - White Flag Revolution Mass Rally, Whitehall

22-11-2010 15:16

The White Flag Revolution will be hosting a mass rally starting at 10am on Wednesday 24th November 2010. - Whitehall (opposite Downing Street), Westminster, London

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The real TSA agenda and the hidden costs

19-11-2010 20:54

Exploring one theory on the TSA agenda

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Israeli Apartheid – A talk by Ben White

19-11-2010 20:53

Ben White signing Israeli Apartheid
Ben White, author of Israeli Apartheid and campaign coordinator of A Just Peace for Palestine, was invited by West Surrey Palestine Solidarity Campaign to give a talk on Israeli Apartheid at St Nicolas Church in Guildford.

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The US passenger plane cargo bomb loophole

19-11-2010 20:40

The weak link in passenger air travel and air cargo on such flights

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Guantánamo detainee, acquitted on 284 of 285 charges, faces 20 years

19-11-2010 17:24

In a blow to the Obama administration’s effort to manipulate the civilian justice system to achieve guilty verdicts for alleged terrorists, a New York City jury on Wednesday unexpectedly acquitted a Guantánamo detainee, Ahmed Khaifan Ghailani, on 284 of 285 charges. The case was related to the 1998 terrorist attacks on US Embassy in Dar es Salam, Tanzania, which killed at least 11 people and injured another 85.

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Muslims reject war on terror

19-11-2010 14:53

The idea that British-born Muslims are engaging in Al Qaida, violent Jihad is inherently silly.

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Call to action: Ban BAe from the NEC careers exhibition (Nov 26th & 27th)!

19-11-2010 10:21

Come and protest the presence of arms companies, including BAE Systems at the NEC National Engineering and Construction Exhibition on November 26th & 27th!