For those who may have forgotten, WikiLeaks, of which Assange is founder and publisher, exposed the secrets and lies that led to the invasion of Iraq, Syria and Yemen, the murderous role of the Pentagon in dozens of countries, the blueprint for the 20-year catastrophe in Afghanistan, the attempts by Washington to overthrow elected governments, such as Venezuela’s, the collusion between nominal political opponents (Bush and Obama) to stifle a torture investigation and the CIA’s Vault 7 campaign that turned your mobile phone, even your TV set, into a spy in your midst.Read more . . .
Last week, here in “New Normal” Germany, the government (which, it goes without saying, bears no resemblance to the Nazi regime, or any other totalitarian regime) implemented a social-segregation system that bans anyone who refuses to publicly conform to the official “New Normal” ideology from participating in German society. From now on, only those who have an official “vaccination pass” or proof of a negative PCR test are allowed to sit down and eat at restaurants, shop at “non-essential” stores, or go to bars, or the cinema, or wherever.Read more . . .
Shortly before the mask requirement was introduced, there was a teachers’ conference at my school. I wrote the following to a friend: “I am sitting in the conference. It’s about compulsory masking. There is a lot of excitement, but all the questions have only one goal: How can we better control, reprimand, punish the students if they resist the mask requirement? Can we kick them out of school? Yes? Is that possible? Nobody, not a single one, asks how the children will actually feel about what we are actually doing here. Nothing but hysterical obedience, control mania, submission. The next dictatorship will come, and Germany will be at the forefront. I am desperate.”Read more . . .
India’s President Modi surprised the entire country on 24 March 2020. At 8 pm, he announced on a government owned news channel that a nationwide lockdown would be enforced from midnight. All workplaces, schools, shops and hotels were shut down. Flights, trains, buses, private vehicles and other transport systems were halted. People were only allowed to leave their homes to pick up essentials and faced a year in jail if they did not have a valid excuse for being outside. India had one of the harshest lockdowns in the world in March, according to Oxford University’s Stringency Index.Read more . . .
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is a US citizen on Death Row in Colorado’s maximum-security federal prison. He was wrongly convicted as accomplice in the Boston Marathon bombings of 15 April 2013. According to human rights norms he should be freed, apologized to and all other legitimate remedies. In the present article Mary W Maxwell, J.D. , who has for years stood by Jahar’s innocence, introduces a new legal doctrine.Read more . . .
Among other ideas, the EU diplomats discussed the option of creating a certificate of security in the sphere of tourism under the provisional name “COVID-19 passport”, which would refer to the health status of the owner of the document, and enable him/her to travel to the EU and Schengen States.Read more . . .
With its matrix of control, Israel has achieved an unparalleled and uniquely successful synergy of “bio” and “necro”-politics, controlling life and death at most every scale of Palestinian existence. The matrix is continuously adjusted with as much care as Israel has adjusted the caloric intake of Gazans during its periodic intensifications of the Gazan siege.Read more . . .
http://www.jadaliyya.com/pages/index/18732/racism-is-the-foundation-of-israels-operation-prot Racism is the Foundation of Israel’s Operation Protective Edge Jul 30 2014, by Joel Beinin On 30 June Ayelet Shaked, chairwoman of the Knesset faction of the ultra-right wing ha-Bayit ha-Yehudi (Jewish Home) Party, a key member of the … Read more . . .
Human Rights Committee, General Comment 8, Article 9 (Sixteenth session, 1982), Compilation of General Comments and General Recommendations Adopted by Human Rights Treaty Bodies, U.N. Doc. HRI/GEN/1/Rev.1 at 8 (1994). 1. Article 9 which deals with the right to … Read more . . .
U.S. Court Allows CIA Kidnapping and Torture [Opinion] State secret doctrine prohibits judicial review by Darin Foster, 6 March 2007, Ohmy Newshttp://english.ohmynews.com/articleview/article_view.asp?no=348782&rel_no=1 Imagine the following. You are on vacation in a foreign country, walking along the street and admiring the … Read more . . .
Italy convicts ‘U.S. agents’ in CIA kidnap trial CNN, November 4, 2009 4:26 p.m. EST ROME, Italy (CNN) — Nearly two dozen Americans — most thought to work for the CIA — were sentenced to five years in prison Wednesday … Read more . . .
The CIA’s Kidnapping Ring U.S. ally Uzbekistan teaches interrogators how to boil suspected terrorists to death By Nat Hentoff Tuesday, Apr 12 2005 (Village Voice) U.S. law and international conventions bar sending prisoners to another nation unless there are strong assurances of … Read more . . .
Towards holistic transnational protection against kidnapping: public law approaches Cecilia Marcela Bailliet, 28 February 2010 My most recent area of research is the global criminal phenomenon of kidnapping as it relates to an increased presentation of asylum claims in the United … Read more . . .
We have your sons: CIA March 10 2003 By Olga Craig Sunday Telegraph Two young sons of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the suspected mastermind of the September 11 attacks, are being used by the CIA to force their father to talk. Yousef … Read more . . .