Saturday, August 13, 2011

MI6, under pressure from Blair and Campbell, produced bogus Iraq war evidence | Mail Online

MI6, under pressure from Blair and Campbell, produced bogus Iraq war evidence | Mail Online: "It did go wrong, spectacularly so, as a new history of MI6 by the BBC’s well-informed security correspondent Gordon Corera recounts. It’s a disturbing story of how tiny sparks of dubious information picked up in the backstreets of Baghdad and elsewhere were fanned into giant flames.

The result was a firecracker of a dossier which was pivotal in the run-up to the deeply divisive British and American invasion of Iraq. For many people, the scary information it disclosed — that Saddam was so advanced with his chemical and biological weapons that he could fire them with a mere 45 minutes notice — was a tipping point."

Make No Mistake: NATO committed War Crimes in Libya | Global Research TV

Make No Mistake: NATO committed War Crimes in Libya | Global Research TV

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Goodbye Religion? How Godlessness Is Increasing With Each New Generation | | AlterNet

Goodbye Religion? How Godlessness Is Increasing With Each New Generation | | AlterNet: "There have always been brave young free thinkers who dared to stand up for their rights, and there has always been a hostile, prejudiced religious majority that's tried to silence them with bullying, persecution and harassment."

Rediscovering America on Hiroshima Day | This Can't Be Happening

Rediscovering America on Hiroshima Day | This Can't Be Happening: "Sixty-six years ago, on August 6, 1945, the United States government dropped the nuclear bomb on Hiroshima and murdered 150,000 human beings in an instant. An equal number have since been murdered by after affects of this Weapon of Mass Destruction (WMD). Three days later it was Nagasaki’s time."

US Navy Vet Sues Donald Rumsfeld for Torture in Iraq; Court Allows Case to Move Forward (Video) | Truthout

US Navy Vet Sues Donald Rumsfeld for Torture in Iraq; Court Allows Case to Move Forward (Video) | Truthout: "On Monday, a federal appeals court refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed by two U.S. citizens against former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and unnamed others for developing, authorizing and using harsh interrogation techniques against detainees in Iraq."

Warning: This Article Contains Graphic Journalism | Truthout

Warning: This Article Contains Graphic Journalism | Truthout: "So, Glidden decided to take the news into her own hands. With no promise of funding and 'no training in journalism at all,' Glidden, author of the graphic travel memoir 'How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less,' was determined to shed light on the all but ignored stories of the nearly two million Iraqis who fled to Syria in the eight years since the war began. She dipped into her savings and went on a fundraising campaign at Kickstarter to subsidize the trip - over 80 individuals supported her, some donating as little as $10 for her journey."

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

There is a context to London's riots that can't be ignored | Nina Power | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

There is a context to London's riots that can't be ignored | Nina Power | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk\
Combine understandable suspicion of and resentment towards the police based on experience and memory with high poverty and large unemployment and the reasons why people are taking to the streets become clear.

Our Troops do NOT Protect Our Freedom and We Should Stop Thanking Them for Doing So-Sunday, 07 August 2011 Jesse Richard

Our Troops do NOT Protect Our Freedom and We Should Stop Thanking Them for Doing So: "Let's make one thing crystal clear, no member of the US military contributes in any way whatsoever to protecting the freedoms of the American people. As a matter of fact, they are more likely to turn their weapons on you than they are to defend your Constitutional rights."

Hacked and Attacked: How Piers Morgan's Fabricated Story Almost Ruined This Reporter | Truthout

Hacked and Attacked: How Piers Morgan's Fabricated Story Almost Ruined This Reporter | Truthout: "I am not surprised that Piers Morgan has been outed for allegedly hacking phones (listening, in one case, to personal messages between Heather Mills and Paul McCartney.) I learned about the creepy antics of this one-man TV-host crime spree the hard way: as a victim of his crime-and-slime form of 'journalism.'"

Dylan Ratigan, Mad as Hell: His Epic “Network” Moment | Dylan Ratigan

Dylan Ratigan, Mad as Hell: His Epic “Network” Moment | Dylan Ratigan

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Delta Airlines is the Scott-Walker-in-the-Sky Airlines | Crooks and Liars

Delta Airlines is the Scott-Walker-in-the-Sky Airlines | Crooks and Liars: "I'm at the point that I will never fly Delta again. I think you should consider it too. Air travel is no day in the park and many people want to book a flight and be done with it, but there comes a time when even if it causes us more inconvenience, we have to do the right thing...."

Monday, August 8, 2011

Bradley Manning Support Network » Author Alan Moore stands up for Bradley Manning

Bradley Manning Support Network » Author Alan Moore stands up for Bradley Manning: "There is no third option. Bradley Manning and others like him everywhere are vital to our continued moral health and well-being as a people, and unless we offer them our full support in their often dire and isolated circumstances, it is we, as a people, who will end up the losers.”"