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offsite link Spoilers may create hurdles in the Afghan Peace Process Mon Jul 26, 2021 15:37 | amarynth
By Zamir Awan for the Saker Blog The recent air strikes on the Taliban positions in Afghanistan is an open breach of the Peace Treaty signed between the Taliban and

offsite link Excuse me, Sir, but are you civilized? Sun Jul 25, 2021 18:47 | amarynth
by Naresh Jotwani for the Saker Blog Washington Post recently ran an article with headline which contained the two phrases “civilized nations” and “deter Beijing and Moscow” (see a review

offsite link Sayyed Nasrallah?s Full Speech in the ?Renewing Media Discourse and Managing Confrontation? Conferen... Sun Jul 25, 2021 08:51 | amarynth
https://www.english.alahedn... Translated by Staff The Secretary-General of Hezbollah, His Eminence Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, delivered a speech at the opening session of the Renewing Media Discourse and Managing Confrontation Conference on

offsite link Foreign Ministry Statement on the interstate claim brought by Russia against Ukraine with the Europe... Fri Jul 23, 2021 12:22 | amarynth
https://www.mid.ru/en/forei... On July 22, 2021, the Russian Federation filed an interstate complaint against Ukraine to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) invoking Article 33 of the Convention for the

offsite link Moveable Feast Cafe 2021/07/23 ? Open Thread Fri Jul 23, 2021 08:00 | Herb Swanson
2021/07/23 07:00:01Welcome to the ‘Moveable Feast Cafe’. The ‘Moveable Feast’ is an open thread where readers can post wide ranging observations, articles, rants, off topic and have animate discussions of

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offsite link University Union Calls for Full Vaccination of All Students by September and Continuation of Mask-We... Fri Jul 23, 2021 12:47 | Michael Curzon
The University and College Union, still unconvinced that it is safe for university life to return to normal, demands that all students are fully vaccinated by September and that mask mandates continue on campuses.
The post University Union Calls for Full Vaccination of All Students by September and Continuation of Mask-Wearing on Campus appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link Only 1.6% of Schoolchildren Forced to Self-Isolate For 10 Days Went on to Develop Covid Fri Jul 23, 2021 11:20 | Toby Young
A new study out of Oxford has found that of the one million schoolchildren sent home and forced to self-isolate for 10 days every week last term, 98.4% did not go on to develop Covid. Totally unnecessary in other words.
The post Only 1.6% of Schoolchildren Forced to Self-Isolate For 10 Days Went on to Develop Covid appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link Domestic Holiday Industry Hit by Staff Shortages at Start of Crucial Season Fri Jul 23, 2021 11:02 | Michael Curzon
The domestic holiday industry was relying on this crucial summer season to make up for losses from the past year. But hotels, theatres and cafes are being forced to close due to staff shortages caused by the "pingdemic".
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offsite link Why is This Government so Wedded to the Ruinously Expensive and Completely Useless Test and Trace Pr... Fri Jul 23, 2021 10:55 | Toby Young
We're publishing a guest post on the Daily Sceptic by David McGrogan, Associate Professor of Law at Northumbria Law School, about why Boris has spent £37b on the useless Test and Trace programme. Answer? Vanity and hubris.
The post Why is This Government so Wedded to the Ruinously Expensive and Completely Useless Test and Trace Programme? appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link News Round-Up Fri Jul 23, 2021 01:51 | Toby Young
A summary of all the most interesting stories that have appeared about the virus in the past 24 hours ? not just in Britain, but around the world.
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VID (4 min) - Anti-war Activist Ciaron O'Reilly calls for solidarity with Snowden, Assange & Manning

category international | anti-war / imperialism | news report author Monday June 24, 2013 07:09author by Solidarity Report this post to the editors

VID (4 min) - Anti-war Activist Ciaron O'Reilly calls for solidarity with Snowden, Assange & Manning

http://tinyurl.com/kw7nue2

Solidarity outside the Ecuadorian embassy with Ecuador, Julian Assange & WikiLeaks over the last 2 weekends
http://tinyurl.com/lursoux

author by Solidaritypublication date Wed Jun 26, 2013 13:29author address author phone Report this post to the editors

VID (4 mins) 22/6/13 Julian Assange statement re: Snowden read to solidarity vigil outside Ecuadoran embassy, London

http://tinyurl.com/qcytz55

VID ESPANOL - Colombian TV interviews Ciaron O'Reilly outside Ecuadorian embassy, London

http://tinyurl.com/ohrfpb9

author by RTpublication date Fri Jun 28, 2013 15:03author address author phone Report this post to the editors

F.B.I. informant in WikiLeaks 2010/11
http://tinyurl.com/p2vpr7r

author by Ciaron O'Reillypublication date Fri Jul 05, 2013 04:47author address author phone Report this post to the editors

On July 3rd, approx 25 folks made our way to the Ecuadorian embassy in Knightsbridge/ London to offer solidarity to WikiLeaks and celebrate the 42nd. birthday of Julian Assange. WikiLeaks has been under siege by the U.S. empire since 2010 for exposing U.S. war crimes & the secret machinations of the daily grind of empire.

Julian has spent over a year surrounded by London Met police servicing a sealed U.S. grand jury indictment. The court martial of WikiLeaks source U.S. Private Bradley Manning is now in its 4th. week. Recently WikiLeaks was instrumental in helping N.S.A. whistleblower Edward Snowden escape the long arm of the U.S. secret surveillance state. Edward & WikiLeaks staffer Sarah Harrison are presently in the terminal of Russian airport as they seek sanctuary. This is a statement released by Edward Snowden in Moscow on July 1st.
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/07/01-13

Those of us who gathered on the 3rd. are a mixed bunch. Some are Catholic Workers who offer shelter to refugees fleeing U.S. sponsored warfare in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and throughout Africa. Some are South Americans who lived under U.S. sponsored tyrannies in Chile and Colombia. Some are long time anti-war & civil liberties activists. For others, offering solidarity to Julian, Bradley, Edward, Ecuador & WikiLeaks has been their first experience of activism.

We have built a solidarity community of sorts over these long two years of persecution of Julian and Bradley, through multiple court appearances and embassy vigils, through the abandonment of these courageous men by the peace & human rights careerists and bureaucrats in London town.

Aware that we are on the eve of the Ashes, we made a sign that read "Assange 42 not out!" and also a sign referencing the significance of 42 as "the answer to life, universe & everything" in "Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=...rHfK8 [YouTube]

PHOTOS/ ARTICLE CONTINUED........
http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2013/07/511128.html

author by fredpublication date Fri Jul 05, 2013 09:06author address author phone Report this post to the editors

How great the erosion of civil liberties since Nixon...

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author by Guardianpublication date Sat Jul 06, 2013 10:04author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Venezuela and Nicaragua have offered asylum to Edward Snowden, the US whistleblower who is believed to have spent the past two weeks at a Moscow airport evading US attempts to extradite him.

The Venezuelan president, Nicolas Maduro, and his Nicaraguan counterpart, Daneil Ortega, made the asylum offers on Friday, shortly after they and other Latin American leaders met to denounce the diversion of a plane carrying the Bolivian president, Evo Morales, due to suspicions that Snowden might have been on board.

The invitations came as Snowden sent out new requests for asylum to six countries, in addition to the 20 he has already contacted, according to WikiLeaks, which claims to be in regular contact with the former National Security Agency contractor.

Most of the countries have refused or given technical reasons why an application is not valid, but several Latin American leaders have rallied together with expressions of solidarity and welcome.

ARTICLE CONTINUED.....
http://tinyurl.com/q487tgm

author by from Glenn Greenwaldpublication date Mon Jul 08, 2013 21:17author address author phone Report this post to the editors

NEW Glenn Greenwald: Part 2 of our video (7 mins) interview with Edward Snowden:
he addresses what's been said about him over last 2 weeks
http://tinyurl.com/k2g5f9d

Greenwald accompanying article
http://tinyurl.com/kwv5o3t

author by Borispublication date Tue Jul 09, 2013 21:12author address author phone Report this post to the editors

London Mayor Boris- 4 million quid spent on surrounding Assange "waste of money"
http://tinyurl.com/n56m5sn

author by Meanwhilepublication date Wed Jul 10, 2013 07:37author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Meanwhile at a Moscow airport.....
http://tinyurl.com/o75x462

author by Crazy catpublication date Thu Jul 11, 2013 13:50author address author phone Report this post to the editors

An up to date with the Asia Times and Pepe Escobar

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/World/WOR-01-090713.html

author by from RTpublication date Thu Jul 11, 2013 19:30author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Excellent - RT VID Ecuadorian FM: Latin America no longer US backyard

http://tinyurl.com/oqacl3g

author by JoeMcpublication date Thu Jul 11, 2013 20:22author address author phone Report this post to the editors

An Aeroflot plane en route from Moscow to Havana has deviated from its course, FlightAware live flight tracking indicates. The news has sparked online speculation that NSA leaker Edward Snowden may be aboard the aircraft. See:

http://rt.com/news/snowden-plane-route-cuba-965/

author by LCWpublication date Fri Jul 12, 2013 06:40author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Short report from Manning solidarity, Camden/ London
Catholic Workers from Giuseppe Conlon House London have been sustaining a solidarity vigil for Bradley Manning three times a week throughout his trial. We head to Camden Mon. Wed. Fri. 4-6pm. We have also included an Edward Snowden placard since the hunt for him has begun.
The vigil requires three people, ideally; on a few occasions we have got by with two. In the mornings we check how many Catholic Workers are available and text out to a small group of friends if we need to make up the numbers. Andrea and Serena now join us once a week at 5pm after their work commitments. Over the past few months Andre, Auburn, Dave, Eden, Rita, Sue, Roland, Seamus have helped us make up the numbers.

ARTICLE, PHOTOS, VID CLIP CONTINUED.......
http://tinyurl.com/oj62d5b

author by from Guardianpublication date Fri Jul 19, 2013 06:19author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Defence team 'extraordinarily disappointed' after Col Denise Lind declines to throw out charges against WikiLeaks source

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author by t-shirtpublication date Tue Jul 23, 2013 16:11author address author phone Report this post to the editors


Free Bradley #Manning: T-shirt support from The Verve's Richard Ashcroft.
'Lucky Man' at Latitude 2013.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYAoepgtJAY&sns=fb

author by by Geoffrey Robertsonpublication date Wed Jul 24, 2013 08:03author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Guardian, Tuesday 23 July 2013

Snowden is a refugee, not a spy. But America has history when it comes to forcing down planes in defiance of international law

As Edward Snowden sits in an airside hotel, awaiting confirmation of Russia's offer of asylum, it is clear that he has already revealed enough to prove that European privacy protections are a delusion: under Prism and other programmes, the US National Security Agency and Britain's GCHQ can, without much legal hindrance, scoop up any electronic communication whenever one of 70,000 "keywords" or "search terms" are mentioned. These revelations are of obvious public interest: even President Obama has conceded that they invite a necessary debate. But the US treats Snowden as a spy and has charged him under the Espionage Act, which has no public interest defence.

That is despite the fact that Snowden has exposed secret rulings from a secret US court, where pliant judges have turned down only 10 surveillance warrant requests between 2001 and 2012 (while granting 20,909) and have issued clandestine rulings which erode first amendment protection of freedom of speech and fourth amendment protection of privacy. Revelations about interception of European communications (many leaked through servers in the US) and the bugging of EU offices in Washington have infuriated officials in Brussels. In Germany, with its memories of the Gestapo and the Stasi, the protests are loudest, and opposition parties, gearing up for an election in September, want him to tell more.

ARTICLE CONTINUED....
http://tinyurl.com/klq5xcs

author by by Amy Goodmanpublication date Fri Aug 02, 2013 12:47author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Manning, Snowden and Assange were the ones who took risks to expose crime

But those who planned the wars, those who committed war crimes, those who conduct illegal spying, for now, walk free

by Amy Goodman
theguardian.com, Thursday 1 August 2013

"What a dangerous edifice war is, how easily it may fall to pieces and bury us in its ruins," wrote Carl von Clausewitz, the 19th-century Prussian general and military theorist, in his seminal text "On War", close to 200 years ago. These lines came from the chapter "Information in War", a topic that resonates today, from Fort Meade, Maryland, where Bradley Manning has just been convicted of espionage in a military court, to the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has lived for more than a year, having been granted political asylum to avoid political persecution by the United States, to Russia, where National Security Agency whistle-blower Edward Snowden has been granted temporary aslyum.

Manning's conviction sparked momentary interest among members of the elite media in the US, who spent scant time at the two-month court-martial, located just miles north of Washington DC, Manning's supporters expressed relief that he was found not guilty of the most serious charge, aiding the enemy, which would likely have carried a sentence of life in prison. He was convicted on 20 of 22 charges, and could face up to 136 years in prison. The sentencing hearing is underway.
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author by John Pilgerpublication date Fri Aug 02, 2013 13:21author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Amy ,I listen to your Democracy Now! programs regularly and am very pleased that you have chosen to write for the indymedia ireland site . Your reporting of the Manning case has been superb .Keep up the good work.

author by Bill O'Reilly - (fox news)publication date Fri Aug 02, 2013 15:51author address author phone Report this post to the editors

screw you all you dirty pinko commies and your subversive website. Goodman, your show makes me puke. You need to come on to the no spin zone and get the real news. Stop supporting dirty traitors like manning and snowden. Support real americans like the koch brothers. long live america.

author by crazy catpublication date Sat Aug 03, 2013 16:59author address author phone Report this post to the editors

article from Pepe Escobar

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/World/WOR-01-020813.html

author by Robert Fiskpublication date Sat Aug 03, 2013 17:07author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Thanks for dropping by indymedia , Bill .You certainly don't get any less scathing the older you get ! Well it looks like things are hotting up into a great debate here on indymedia ireland with all the well-known media pundits following this thread . John and Amy will doubtlessly disagree with you Bill on some of the points you raised but I'll let them answer those for themselves. I had a debate myself a year or so back back regarding wikileaks . The video is available here on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdGeBG8Iphg
As I understand it Vladimar Putin is preparing a comment for this thread right at this very moment . I'm very much looking forward to reading it when published.

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