Author Archive for World

Notes to the people Arrest of Julian Assange Revealing true nature of democracy in USA and UK

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

By Sumanasiri Liyanage Courtesy Ceylon Today Edward Snowden once advised us to shed critical light on a once secret history.” Nonetheless, as he himself experiences, it is a dangerous business. Julian Assange, an Australian citizen, was last week expelled from the Ecuadorian Embassy and abducted by London Metropolitan police at the gate of the embassy […]

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THE US GOVERNMENT IS STILL FIGHTING TO KEEP THE TRUTH ABOUT CIA TORTURE SECRET

Monday, April 15th, 2019

By Derrick Broze SOURCE: THEMINDUNLEASHED.COM The U.S. government is still afraid to reveal the full extent of torture used on terror suspects in the years following the 9/11 attacks, but do the American people even care anymore? A recent report by The New York Times explores the case of Majid Khan, a prisoner of the United States who plead […]

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The Assange Arrest is a Warning From History

Friday, April 12th, 2019

by John Pilger Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair The glimpse of Julian Assange being dragged from the Ecuadorean embassy in London is an emblem of the times. Might against right. Muscle against the law. Indecency against courage. Six policemen manhandled a sick journalist, his eyes wincing against his first natural light in  almost seven years. […]

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Free Julian Assange and All Political Prisoners

Friday, April 12th, 2019

by ROB URIE Courtesy CounterPunch Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair The American war against Iraq was among the more idiotic and gratuitous slaughters in human history. It was premised on lies, prosecuted by criminals and fools, outsourced to professional murderers and it isn’t over. In addition to those murdered directly and indirectly in the war, several […]

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ICC rejects a request to investigate war crimes in Afghanistan

Friday, April 12th, 2019

Courtesy BBC News The International Criminal Court (ICC) has rejected its prosecutor’s request to investigate alleged war crimes in Afghanistan. Court judges highlighted instability and the lack of co-operation with investigators in the country. The ruling was hailed by US President Donald Trump as a “major international victory” but human rights group Amnesty International criticised […]

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Assange arrest reveals British justice is just a ‘plaything’ of Washington

Thursday, April 11th, 2019

US President Donald Trump and Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May at the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina last year. © Reuters / Kevin Lamarque The arrest of Julian Assange in London after an extradition request from the US, and the way the WikiLeaks founder was treated by a British judge, made Thursday a shameful […]

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‘Pathological hatred’: Ecuador’s Moreno sold ‘Assange’s head’ to the US – ex-president Correa to RT

Thursday, April 11th, 2019

Courtesy RT  FILE PHOTO. Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno. © Pool via REUTERS / Fred DufourFILE PHOTO. Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno. © Pool via REUTERS / Fred Dufour Former Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa explained to RT why he calls his successor Lenin Moreno the “worst traitor” in the country’s history for handing over WikiLeaks founder Julian […]

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Pursued for ‘exposing evidence of US atrocities’: Corbyn opposes extradition of Assange

Thursday, April 11th, 2019

Courtesy RT Leader of the opposition Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, has publicly opposed UK’s possible extradition of WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange to the US, saying he exposed evidence of atrocities in Iraq and Afghanistan. FOLLOW LATEST DEVELOPMENTS ON JULIAN ASSANGE’S ARREST Hours following Assange’s arrest in London on Thursday, Corbyn tweeted a video statement of […]

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Why a White Christian Isn’t Called a Terrorist

Thursday, April 4th, 2019

By Kalinga Seneviratne  SYDNEY (IDN) – After a White Australian of Christian background Brenton Tarrant gunned down 50 Muslims praying at a Christchurch mosque on a Friday, it took the New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern more than a day to call it a terrorist” act, and when she did so, the mainstream media in […]

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Why Australia is the best place to be an online racist.

Monday, April 1st, 2019

BY ANDREW JAKUBOWICZ. Courtesy John Menadue – Pearls and Irritations When no name pulled the trigger over one hundred times as he sluiced his way through the congregations at two Christchurch mosques, nothing he did was new. It was bigger, perhaps more successful”, and maybe better planned than his role models had been able to […]

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As ‘Snowden angels’ start new life in Canada, other asylum seekers in Hong Kong are filled with greater anxiety, hope

Sunday, March 31st, 2019

Raquel Carvalho  Courtesy SCMP.com Former soldier Ajith Pushpakumara and a family of four from Sri Lanka hope to regain their freedom soon They had all sheltered Edward Snowden when he was in Hong Kong Ajith Pushpakumara, a Sri Lankan refugee who sheltered Edward Snowden. Photo: Edward WongWhen Ajith Pushpakumara, an asylum seeker from Sri Lanka in Hong […]

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I saw the underbelly of the US justice system, says Rajat Gupta

Sunday, March 24th, 2019

Kanika Datta |  New Delhi  Courtesy business-standard The former Managing Director of McKinsey who served a prison term for insider trading has written a memoir setting out why his conviction was a miscarriage of justice Rajat K Gupta. Photo: Reuters The cheekbones are more sharply defined, the hair tinged with grey. Those could be signs of […]

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Russia Is Winning the Sanctions Game

Saturday, March 23rd, 2019

by Judy Twigg Courtesy The  National Interest These sanctions were supposed to punish Moscow’s elite, but instead they’ve spurred economic development and patriotism. The current conversation about Russia sanctions centers around targeting and scope. Are we punishing the people whose behavior we most want to change? Is there pain, well inflicted, on those individuals responsible […]

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George Galloway on Venezuela (subtitulos en Español)

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

George Galloway live-streamed this address on 31 January 2019. Hereby the subtitled version. Contact George Galloway on Twitter @georgegalloway or by email: [email protected] George Galloway transmitió en vivo esta dirección el 31 de enero de 2019. Por la presente, la versión subtitulada. Póngase en contacto con George Galloway en Twitter @georgegalloway o por correo electrónico: […]

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France/Afrique : 14 African Countries Forced by France to Pay Colonial Tax For the Benefits of Slavery and Colonization

Monday, March 11th, 2019

By  Mawuna Remarque KOUTONIN* Courtesy mediapart.fr   Did you know many African countries continue to pay colonial tax to France since their independence till today! When Sékou Touré of Guinea decided in 1958 to get out of french colonial empire, and opted for the country independence, the french colonial elite in Paris got so furious, and […]

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Similarities Between Palestine & Kashmir + India Buying Israeli Weapons

Thursday, March 7th, 2019

Tensions between Pakistan and India remain high after Pakistan shot down Indian fighter jets. Is the militancy of Israel’s right wing politicians spreading into India? Join Jake for a discussion on the topic.

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How Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Can Deescalate India-Pakistan Tensions

Monday, March 4th, 2019

By Ambassador M. Ashraf Haidari Senior Fellow INSSSL India and Pakistan joined the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) as full member-states in the 8-9 June 2017 SCO Summit in Astana, Kazakhstan. Before the addition of the two South Asian nations, the SCO consisted of China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan. The now eight-member SCO also […]

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The New Colombo Plan and Australia’s Asian Future

Monday, March 4th, 2019

By Grant Wyeth Courtesy The  Diplomat The program’s true success will come when wider Australia society begins to feel a greater affinity with Asia. In late February Julie Bishop, Australia’s former foreign minister, declared that she would not recontest her parliamentary seat in the forthcoming election (set for May). Having resigned her position in the cabinet in […]

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Wing.Com Abhinandan’s gunslinger mustache is the in-thing in India

Monday, March 4th, 2019

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia New Delhi, March 4 (Russia Today): The Indian fighter pilot who was captured by Pakistan after his plane was shot down in enemy territory has sparked a bizarre new mustache trend following his triumphant return home. Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman entered the spotlight and reached hero status after he ejected and landed on […]

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Surprise! ‘Progressive hero’ Justin Trudeau is a fraud and a hypocrite

Friday, March 1st, 2019

Danielle Ryan Courtesy RT Danielle Ryan is an Irish freelance writer based in Dublin. Her work has appeared in Salon, The Nation, Rethinking Russia, teleSUR, RBTH, The Calvert Journal and others. Follow her on Twitter @DanielleRyanJ Justin Trudeau is in trouble — big trouble. But who could ever have guessed that the media darling and international […]

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Meet India’s first officially certified caste-less and religion-less person

Friday, March 1st, 2019

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Chennai, February 26 (NDTV/WION): Since her birth 35 years ago MA Sneha, an advocate in Tiruppattur, has remained without any caste or religion. Whether it was her birth or school certificate, the columns on caste and religion remained blank. Recently, the Tamil Nadu government issued Sneha a formal certificate that she is a caste […]

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First VISUALS of Indian pilot handover by Pakistan released

Friday, March 1st, 2019

Courtesy RT The first video of captured Indian pilot Abhinandan Varthaman crossing the border back into India after he was released by Pakistani authorities has been unveiled. In the video footage, Abhinandan is walked to a heavily guarded border crossing by Pakistani officers, before being handed over peacefully to Indian forces, who walk him across […]

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Can the Kremlin Finally Realize the North-South Transit Corridor?

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

By: Paul Goble Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor Volume: 16 Issue: 26 February 26, 2019 04:31 PM Age: 23 hours One of Vladimir Putin’s earliest proposed mega-projects—first announced on September 12, 2000—calls for the creation of a North-South transportation corridor linking Russia with the Caspian littoral states, including Iran, as well as India and Sri Lanka. Such a transit […]

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Harrow Tamil community want Mayor of Harrow to resign

Monday, February 25th, 2019

By Adam Shaw Courtesy This is Local London Campaigners have called on the Mayor of Harrow to resign after she was pictured with senior military figures during a visit to Sri Lanka. Cllr Kareema Marikar visited the Commander of the Sri Lankan Army, Mahesh Senanayake, and Brigadier Priyanka Fernando during a trip last year. She posted pictures […]

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Why Is China Active in the Indian Ocean?

Monday, February 25th, 2019

By Dr. Satoru Nagao, Hudson Institute Courtesy Ceylon Today For some Sri Lankans, China’s presence in their country appears to be making a positive contribution to bilateral relations. China has contributed to Sri Lanka’s economy, building roads, ports, airports, a financial city, and more. Even during Sri Lanka’s war against terrorism, China provided the government with […]

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Modi washes the feet of sanitary workers at the Kumbh mela

Sunday, February 24th, 2019

 Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Allahabad, February 24 (News 18): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday performed Ganga Arti and washed the feet of sanitation workers during his visit to Prayagraj to attend the Kumbh Mela. The Prime Minister, who took a dip in the Ganga, was taking part in the Swachh Kumbh Swachh Aabhaar” award function, […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Stranded Saudi sisters fear for their safety in Hong Kong, as clock ticks on hopes for asylum

Friday, February 22nd, 2019

 Jennifer Creery Courtesy hongkongfp.com Under the cover of darkness, the two Saudi sisters snuck out of their family’s holiday home in Sri Lanka and boarded a flight to escape the years-long abuse they endured back home. But instead of a new life, Rawan and Reem – who are using pseudonyms – found themselves stranded in Hong […]

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Real ‘obscene masquerade’: How BBC depicted staged hospital scenes as proof of Douma chemical attack

Saturday, February 16th, 2019

Vanessa Beeley is an independent investigative journalist and photographer. She is associate editor at 21st Century Wire. Courtesy RT In an extraordinary turn of events, corporate media appears to have been exposed again as an extension of state foreign policy, by a member of the establishment media cabal, manufacturing consent for regime change in Syria. Riam […]

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Did the US trick India and China into war in 1962?

Friday, February 15th, 2019

By Mohan Guruswamy/The Asian Age Courtesy NewsIn.Asia New Delhi, February 13: It is now well known that in 1971, as the Indian armed forces were scything through Bangladesh, then US President Richard Nixon’s National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger met a high-ranking Chinese official (believed to be Huang Hua) to urge the People’s Republic to open a […]

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GoldVenezuela’s Gold: 3 Times State Wealth in Western Banks “Mysteriously” Vanished

Monday, January 28th, 2019

Courtesy RIA Novosti Self-proclaimed Venezuelan interim president Juan Guaido has praised the Bank of England’s reported refusal to allow Caracas to repatriate $1.2 billion worth of gold bullion, branding the move a “protection of assets.” Sputnik looks at a few other times Western governments and banks froze, or outright stole, the sovereign wealth of other […]

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