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The Kuala Lumpur Initiative to Criminalise War

20-02-2007 15:21

The Kuala Lumpur Initiative to Criminalise War Petition to Citizens of the World - Petition

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Torture at Abu Ghraib: The full sworn testimony of Ali Shalal

20-02-2007 14:34

The following text is the testimony given by Professor Ali Shalal, who was tortured at Abu Ghraib Prison. This statement was presented to the War Crimes Commission set up under the helm of former Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, as evidence in the procedure launched in Kuala Lumpur directed against US President George W. Bush, Britain's Prime Minister Tony Blair and Australia's Prime Minister John Howard.

Ali Shalal, known to the World as the "man behind the hood", is a man of tremendous courage and determination. I heard his testimony, I had the opportunity of speaking to him on several occasions in the course of the war crimes Conference. We established bonds of friendship and solidarity. We shared our determination to bring the war criminals in high office to justice.

Ali Shalal is a professor of theology. He is a tremendous source of inspiration. It is important to understand that what Ali Shalal experienced is part of a routine process of torture, applied systematically to those arrested. Many of his companions in Abu Ghraib died as a result of torture or were executed upon their release so that they would not reveal the gruesome horrors and atrocities committed on the orders of the Bush administration. Also of significance, as confirmed by his testimony, was the fact that Israeli "civilians" were involved in assisting the US prison interrogators.

Ali Shalal survived and provided testimony in the name of all those who were tortured to death. Ali Salal's words will go down in history.

The war criminals in high office will be brought to justice. It is also our determination that they will be given a fair trial.

Michel Chossudovsky, Global Research, 19 February 2007

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Demo for the victims of the US bombing of Somalia at EDO MBM tomorrow

20-02-2007 14:11

21st Februray, 4-6 pm

meet at the bottom of Home Farm Road (where Home Farm Rd meets Lewes Road)

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Flashpoints: John Pilger - Iran, Iraq, Palestine and Journalism in a Time of War

20-02-2007 12:49

Filmmaker John Pilger talks with Flashpoints about the US' war planning against Iran, the war in Iraq, the genocide in Palestine, and the current state of journalism.

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London Seminar: America and the War on Terror

20-02-2007 12:26

Friday 23 February , 2007
6:00 -9:00pm

London Muslim Centre
Whitechapel Road, London E1

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High Court More Vulnerable To War Criminals?

20-02-2007 07:00

John Howard criminal control
Lawyers for Mr Thomas have argued the order imposed by the Federal Court is at odds with the Constitution

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Ridding the East End of Guns! (It’s easy as 1, 2, and 3)

19-02-2007 23:38

Oh Yes!
The main stream media and our Prime Minister appear very concerned about the recent spate of shootings in London. Let’s all get together and drive out these unwanted weapons of aggression.

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Demands grow for release of Australian Guantánamo prisoner, David Hicks

19-02-2007 21:41

But such is the mountain of lies from Canberra
But such is the mountain of lies from Canberra that government officials are losing track. On Monday, February 5, the government’s threadbare claims were suddenly cast aside when Howard told a meeting of government MPs that all he had to do was ask for Hicks’s release and the Australian would be repatriated.

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Is The Bush White House Advancing Fascist Agenda?

19-02-2007 20:41

With the illegal “war on terror,” renewal of the USA PARTIOT Act, the Real ID Act of 2005, and the implementation of the National Animal ID Act, is the Bush administration taking the Constitutionally guaranteed freedoms of unwitting United States citizens? In this summary of the documentary “One Nation Under Siege,” we can see the pattern of our freedoms falling by the wayside, one at a time.

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Craig Murray wins Dundee University rectorship

19-02-2007 17:34

On the 16th February 2007 former Uzbekistan ambassdor with a conscience, Craig Murray, was elected to the position of Lord Rector at the University of Dundee. Craig Murray promised his best to kick out Special Branch from the campus and from spying on the Islamic Society and also pledges to defeat severe cuts in the departments of town and regional planning, modern languages and community education, which also could see the Botanic Gardens sold off.
The election saw an increase in turnout of 50% from the previous election, [Wikipedia]

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Autonomous Bloc on the Anti-Trident Demo in London

19-02-2007 13:49

call-out for antiu-authoritarian presence at the upcoming Stop the War/No Trident demo this weekend

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"INDEPENDENT"s Thomas Sutcliffe: same 911 smear -doesnt comprehend doublebubble

19-02-2007 12:40

Despite the pretence of independence, the treatment of certain news items by the "independent" is, if anything, more reactionary compared to other papers. The TV review (19 feb 07) of the 911 programme is a good example of this. Too often people that write for this website assume bad intentions, rather than the usual influences, so, as a sort of "informed sceptic", allow some explanations: engage!

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The US Propaganda Campaign Against Iran

19-02-2007 11:05

The US government has stepped up its rhetoric against Iran this week with a presentation held in Baghdad designed to support the claim that, as worded by President Bush last month, "Iran is providing material support for attacks on American troops." [1] US officials said that weapons were being smuggled into Iraq by an elite unit of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard known as the Quds Force on orders "coming from the highest levels of the Iranian government." [2] But, as the Washington Post observed, "The officials offered no evidence to substantiate allegations that the 'highest levels' of the Iranian government had sanctioned support for attacks against U.S. troops." [3] That conclusion was admittedly an "inference", and the defense analyst present acknowledged the inconclusiveness of the evidence, saying, "The smoking gun of an Iranian standing over an American with a gun, it's never going to happen." [4]

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Iran: A Chronology of Disinformation

19-02-2007 11:00

Raw Story's inimitable Larisa Alexandrovna has recently written an excellent article detailing the neoconservatives' six-year long project to use American power to attack and produce regime change in Iran. Appended to the piece is a timeline including key Bush administration statements about Iran, "news" stories and neocon writings abetting efforts to vilify Iran, and the antics of such characters as former Congressman Curt Weldon, Iran-Contra arms dealer Manucher Ghorbanifar, and spy-for-Israel Larry Franklin who have worked to facilitate that attack. I've used it as the basis for this more elaborate (although surely incomplete and imperfect) chronology.

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Italian judge indicts CIA agents for illegal kidnapping

19-02-2007 10:06

The US policy of “extraordinary renditions”—the illegal kidnap and transportation of supposed terror suspects to secret detention sites where they are then tortured—was the subject of both an Italian legal investigation and a critical report by the European Parliament last week.

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SDO The Bad and the Mediocre

19-02-2007 01:24

SDO The Bad and the Mediocre
Australia's perspective of pending Iran War, local news 30 mins

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Israel seeks an alliance with Turkey against Iran

18-02-2007 23:55

Preparing for an attack on Iran, prime minister Ehud Olmert wants to
see Turkey on Israel's side. As the full extent of the alliance
against Iran becomes concrete, the true nature of military agreements
between the two countries will eventually become clear.

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Up and Coming Silent Protest in Nottingham City Centre- Close Guantanamo Bay.

18-02-2007 20:55

The University of Nottingham's Amnesty International Society's silent protest against the continuing human rights abuses at Guantanamo Bay.

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Terrorist Attacks in Iran and Iraq point to the U.S. and Britain

18-02-2007 18:05

The US and Britain, which allege to be pioneers in the campaign against terrorism, are themselves actually defending the terrorists, training them and providing them with the needed media and financial supports and facilities." (Soltan-Ali Mir, Iranian Interior Ministry)

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Bush and Gonzales – Two Terrorists

18-02-2007 14:27

President Bush, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and the U.S. Justice Department subject an entire state to civil rights violations reminiscent of 1930s Germany.