Tuesday, 3. August 2010

Contractors Will Take The Place Of Troops In Iraq

As U.S. troops pull out of Iraq, the State Department will need to rely extensively on security contractors.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128946086&ft=1&f=3



Rebranded Occupation Relying Heavily on Private Military Contractors?

President Obama said Monday in a speech before the Disabled American Veterans national convention in Atlanta that the US military is on target to withdraw all its combat troops from Iraq by the end of August. We speak with independent journalist Jeremy Scahill, who says this instead marks the beginning of a downsized and rebranded occupation that will rely heavily on private military forces.

http://www.democracynow.org/2010/8/3/end_of_iraq_combat_operations_or


From Information Clearing House

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FOX celebrates two US victories in Iraq, looks toward Iran
http://www.ufppc.org/us-a-world-news-mainmenu-35/9857/



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Let Them Eat Wedding Cake

By Paul Craig Roberts

While Chelsea's wedding guests eat a $11,000 wedding cake and admire $250,000 floral displays, Lisa Roberts in Ohio is struggling to raise contributions for her food pantry in order to feed 3,000 local people, whose financial independence was destroyed by investment bankers, job offshoring, and unaffordable wars.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article26063.htm



Peak Food: Can Another Green Revolution Save Us?

By Nicholas C. Arguimbau

Once again we 6.9 billion people are on our own, without leaders or guidance. But we know what we must do, as individuals and nations: we must avoid gasohol and beef, because we cannot take food from the mouths of the hungry; we must manage and conserve our diminishing water supplies.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article26064.htm



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Betrayal: The Lies and Losses of War

By Chris Hedges

Americans "are as capable of perpetuating evil as those who oppose us, and this existential crisis is one that turns those who have the courage to stand up and speak ... into outcasts, pariahs, prophets."

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article26067.htm



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New Evidence About Prisoners Held in Secret CIA Prisons in Poland and Romania

Andy Worthington, Truthout: "On Friday, the Polish Border Guard Office released a number of documents to the Warsaw-based Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, which, for the first time, provide details of the number of prisoners transferred by the CIA to a secret prison in Poland between December 5, 2002, and September 22, 2003, and, in one case, the number of prisoners who were subsequently transferred to a secret CIA prison in Romania."

http://www.truth-out.org/new-evidence-about-prisoners-held-secret-cia-prisons-poland-and-romania61965



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Iraq Part Two: Operation New Dawn

Deb Weinstein, Truthout: "As promised and on schedule, 'President Obama said US troops will end their combat mission in Iraq at the end of this month.... However, although troops will no longer officially be in combat mode, US forces will remain on the ground until December 2011, according to the terms of a 2008 Strategic Agreement between the US and Iraq."

http://www.truth-out.org/iraq-part-two-operation-new-dawn61955



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Der transparente Mensch: Über Fluch und Segen der Funktechnologie RFID

http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/1264/



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Jagd auf Taliban Bundeswehr in gezielte Tötung verstrickt

„US-Elitesoldaten haben nach einem Medienbericht mindestens einen Taliban-Kommandeur in Afghanistan mit Hilfe deutscher Informationen gezielt getötet. Die Bundeswehr habe Qari Bashir 2009 zur Gefangennahme auf die Nato-Fahndungsliste gesetzt, berichtet der Spiegel. Der Mann sei dann im November 2009 bei einer mehrtägigen Operation nordwestlich von Kundus von US-Spezialkräften getötet worden. Bashir habe rund 50 Kämpfer unter seinem Befehl gehabt…“ Artikel in Süddeutsche Zeitung vom 31.07.2010 http://www.sueddeutsche.de/politik/jagd-auf-taliban-bundeswehr-in-gezielte-toetung-verstrickt-1.982340


EADS macht (in) Schule

„Ein Kooperationsvertrag der EADS aus Friedrichshafen mit vier Gymnasien im Bodenseeraum sorgt für Unruhe. Welche Art der Zusammenarbeit wird da angestrebt zwischen Europas größtem Luft-, Raumfahrt- und Rüstungskonzern und den Schulen? „Verkaufen sich die Gymnasien an die Rüstungsindustrie“, wie die Friedensbewegung argwöhnt, oder handelt es sich um eine „Bildungspartnerschaft, wie es sie tausendfach im Land gibt“?...“ Artikel von H.-P. Koch vom 29. Juli 2010 bei SeeMoZ


Aus: LabourNet, 3. August 2010



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Ignorance of the law

Reason
by Radley Balko

08/02/10

At the federal level alone there are now more than 4,500 separate crimes …. As citizens, we’re expected to know and obey all of these laws, in addition to state and local statutes and the relevant court opinions that interpret the breadth and depth of all of those laws. But what happens when law enforcement officials don’t know the law? What happens when they illegally detain, arrest, and charge you even though you’ve done nothing wrong? Unlike you, their ignorance doesn’t result in arrest or jail. And unless the violation is pretty egregious, they’re unlikely to be punished for it...

http://reason.com/archives/2010/08/02/ignorance-of-the-law-is-no-exc


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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Study ties civilian deaths to attacks on US forces

MSNBC

08/02/10

Each time U.S. or NATO forces accidentally kill Afghan civilians, insurgents and their sympathizers typically retaliate with six additional assaults on foreign forces over the next six weeks, researchers using newly declassified NATO data conclude. A new study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research supports the prevailing view of counterinsurgency strategists who believe civilian casualties help Taliban recruiting drives...

http://tinyurl.com/28cy9bv


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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Das Lohnabstandsgebot, ja, ist das Problem, ja... ist das System, ja...

Wer die gefühlte zehntausendste Debatte über eine mögliche Erhöhung der Hartz IV-Sätze verfolgt, der hat manchmal das Gefühl, eine Gruppierung wie HGIchT sei in ihren Titeln wie "Tutenchamun" das Vorbild für manche Politiker.

http://www.heise.de/tp/blogs/5/148112



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Wann kommen die Kampfroboter?

Die Frage ist nicht so wichtig, glaubt die Bundeswehr. Ganz schön naiv.
http://www.heise.de/tp/r4/artikel/33/33010/1.html



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Ursula von der Leyen und die religiösen Fanatiker

Der Kontakt zum Arbeitskreis Christlicher Publizisten (ACP) gehört zur Familientradition, mit dem auch andere CDU-Größen in Kontakt stehen.

http://www.heise.de/tp/r4/artikel/32/32996/1.html



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USA setzen in Afghanistan auf Terror

Die Truppenerhöhung hat nichts bewirkt, also sollen nun gezielte Tötungen die Macht der Aufständischen brechen.

http://www.heise.de/tp/r4/artikel/33/33065/1.html



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Project Vigilant: New Face of Total Information Awareness Goes Public

Shadowy Spy Group Building Dossiers On Internet Users For Feds

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
Monday, August 2, 2010

An organization that tracks 250 million IP addresses a day has been developing portfolios on Internet users and handing the information to U.S. federal agencies as the latest incarnation of the supposedly defunct Total Information Awareness spy program is revealed.

http://www.prisonplanet.com/shadowy-spy-group-building-dossiers-on-internet-users-for-feds.html

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Google-Verizon Deal: The End of The Internet as We Know It

By Josh Silver

Since its beginnings, the Net was a level playing field that allowed all content to move at the same speed, whether it's ABC News or your uncle's video blog. That's all about to change, and the result couldn't be more bleak for the future of the Internet, for television, radio and independent voices.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article26104.htm



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Economists Tell the Masses: "It Could Have Been Worse"

Dean Baker, Truthout: "It is amazing that angry mobs have not risen up and chased all the economists out of the country. While the greed of the Wall Street gang provided the fuel for the bubble, the economists played an essential role as enablers. This was most directly true for economists in policymaking positions, like Alan Greenspan at the Fed."

http://www.truth-out.org/economists-tell-masses-it-could-have-been-worse61935



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Scientists Deeply Concerned About BP Disaster's Long-Term Impact

Dahr Jamail, Inter Press Service: "Contrary to recent media reports of a quick recovery in the Gulf of Mexico, scientists and biologists are 'deeply concerned' about impacts that will likely span 'several decades.' 'My prediction is that we will be dealing with the impacts of this spill for several decades to come and it will outlive me,' Dr. Ed Cake, a biological oceanographer, as well as a marine and oyster biologist, told IPS, 'I won't be here to see the recovery.'"

http://www.truth-out.org/scientists-deeply-concerned-about-bp-disasters-long-term-impact61946

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Gulf Oil Flow was 12 Times More Than Feds' Original Estimate
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2010/08/03-2

BP's Plan to 'Disperse' Lawsuits
http://www.commondreams.org/video/2010/08/03-0

Oilgate! BP and All the President's Men (Except One) Seek to Contain Truth of Leak in the Gulf
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/08/03-7



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FBI Continues Attack on Civil Rights, Demands Increased Powers

Shahid Buttar, Truthout: "Last week, The Washington Post concluded a two-year investigation of our government's domestic spying activities, revealing a lack of accountability pervading its far-flung and vast operations. Last week, FBI Director Robert S. Mueller testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee, confirming that the FBI is violating the constitutional rights of Americans en masse - as it has done before."

http://www.truth-out.org/FBI-Continues-Attack-on-Civil-Rights-Demands-Increased-Powers



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BP Executive Turned Alyeska Pipeline Into "Deeply Distressed" Company

Jason Leopold, Truthout: "Alyeska Pipeline, the BP-led consortium that operates the 800-mile Trans Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS), has implemented deep budget cuts, deferred work on a number of important maintenance and upgrade projects, failed to study how relocating engineers would impact the safe operations and long-term integrity of the pipeline and is led by a chief executive who was described by the company's five vice presidents as 'intimidating,' 'demeaning,' 'aggressive,' 'confrontational,' 'unpredictable,' 'polarizing,' 'withering,' 'edgy,' 'vulgar' and 'inappropriate.' Those are just some of the critical findings contained in a closely held report obtained exclusively by Truthout."

http://www.truth-out.org/BP-Executive-Turned-Alyeska-Pipeline-Into-Deeply+Distressed-Company61927



Alyeska, Federal Regulators Probing Employee's "Cover-Up" Claims Related to May Oil Spill

Jason Leopold, Truthout: "An Alyeska Pipeline Service Company engineer sent a letter to federal regulators and BP's Office of the Ombudsman claiming internal company documents were altered following a 4,500-barrel oil spill May 25 to cover up the fact that Alyeska allegedly failed to perform maintenance on a key piece of equipment."

http://www.truth-out.org/alyeska-federal-regulators-probing-employees-cover-up-claims-related-may-oil-spill62677



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Home Prices Are Due for Another Big Drop

http://www.lewrockwell.com/quinn/quinn33.1.html



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The Mandatory Service Bill and the Impending Attack On Iran

http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig11/nimmo1.1.1.html

War Is Coming
http://www.lewrockwell.com/casey/casey53.1.html

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Intel Experts Warn Obama Israel May Bomb Iran This Month

VIPS memo says Netanyahu planning surprise attack that will make it politically untenable for U.S. to do anything other than offer full support for military campaign

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, a group of former intelligence and military officials, warns President Obama in a memo that Israel is preparing to attack Iran this month, and that Obama needs to publicly denounce such an attack in order to prevent a wider war and the ultimate destruction of Israel.

http://www.prisonplanet.com/intel-experts-warn-obama-israel-may-bomb-iran-this-month.html

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Obama Warned Israel May Bomb Iran

By Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity

We write to alert you to the likelihood that Israel will attack Iran as early as this month. This would likely lead to a wider war.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article26077.htm



Nothing Short of Nukes Will Work

By Gwynne Dyer

The problem is that there's nothing the US can do to Iran, short of nuking the place, that would really force Tehran to kneel and beg for mercy.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article26099.htm



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Mosque Debate Fuels Islamophobia Nationwide

Anti-Defamers Defame Muslims
http://www.lewrockwell.com/raimondo/raimondo92.html

New York Mosque: Bigotry Rears Its Head
http://www.lewrockwell.com/margolis/margolis201.html

Beware of Mosque-Building Muslims
http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig11/combs2.1.1.html

Cordoba House: The Acid Test
http://www.lewrockwell.com/raimondo/raimondo95.html

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Cossacks in tricorns

Unqualified Offerings
by Jim Henley

08/02/10

[T]the Right’s anti-Muslim crusade has already moved past ’sentiment’ even if you don’t count waging war on Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan and pushing war against Iran as ‘anti-Muslim.’ (Since, after all, when we wage war on someone it’s for their own good.) But the national campaign against building an Islamic cultural center in lower Manhattan and the separate attempts to stop the construction of Mosques and other Muslim buildings elsewhere in the country already constitute an active program of religious oppression...

http://highclearing.com/index.php/archives/2010/08/02/11514



My shameful take on the mosque

Liberty For All
by John Jay Myers

08/09/10

I called this ‘My shameful take on the Mosque’, because I believe our country has much more important things to worry about than destroying property rights and freedom of religion. I have noticed that every time election time comes around the media pulls out all the truly divisive issues in our culture. This is a shame. It is a shame that I have to defend the basic principles of our country in this day and age. Possibly more shameful that I have to do it to combat rhetoric from my peers...

http://www.libertyforall.net/?p=4673



The War Party’s new torchlight parade

Pro Libertate
by Will Grigg

08/12/10

The most powerful patron of radical Islam is not Iran, Iraq, or Saudi Arabia. It is the government headquartered in Washington, D.C., which for more than a half-century has diligently cultivated Islamic terrorism. Yet millions of Americans are suffering what amounts to a collective loss of bladder control over the purported threat embodied in the proposed Cordoba House — the Islamic equivalent of a YMCA — in New York City...

http://tinyurl.com/26u56nz



A manufactured controversy

CounterPunch
by Anthony DiMaggio

08/12/10

The reactionary right has long been opposed to anything related to Arab culture and the Muslim religion in New York and around the country. … This brings us to the most recent ‘controversy’ related to Islam: the Muslim community center planned for Manhattan. Right wingers in radio and at Fox News have gone into overdrive attacking it as a fundamental threat to the American way of life and to American security...

http://counterpunch.org/dimaggio08122010.html



What political courage looks like

Salon
by Glenn Greenwald

08/17/10

Aside from Michael Bloomberg’s impassioned, principled speech in defense of Park 51 — and, if one wants to be generous about it, Barack Obama’s initial, voluntary defense of the religious freedom values at stake — there have been very few commendable acts in this dispute. Until now. The developer of the project, Sharif El-Gamal, gave his first interview this afternoon, with NY 1, and categorically refused even to consider backing down. He made clear that Park 51 has the absolute constitutional right to build a community center in Lower Manhattan, and refused even to acknowledge the toxic notion that Muslims generally somehow bear responsibility for the 9/11 attack...

http://tinyurl.com/24cdkep



Why opponents of the non-Ground-Zero non-mosque are tools for al-Qaeda

Austro-Athenian Empire
by Roderick T. Long

08/19/10

Al-Qaeda seeks to combat the idea that people of different religions can live harmoniously together in the same society. The anti-mosqueteers are certainly doing their best to combat this idea as well. Al-Qaeda seeks to subordinate private property rights to religious law. This is exactly what the anti-mosqueteers do when they declare other people’s property ’sacred ground’ and propose on this basis to interfere with their peaceful use of it...

http://tinyurl.com/25xk69s



Chronology of a bizarre controversy

CounterPunch
by Gary Leupp

08/22/10

Thus by mid-August a modest project by a mainstream U.S. Muslim group backed by the New York City mayor and unanimously approved by the New York City community committee has been transformed into a general attack on Muslim rights in this country. The scary thing is that disapproval is so widespread, bipartisan, and driven by irrational fear if not hatred. What does this tell us about this country? It tells us that nine years after 9-11 (and nice centuries after the First Crusade), Islamophobia is rampant and politically useful...

http://counterpunch.org/leupp08192010.html



Mosque criticism sheds bad light on America

Freedom Politics
by Thomas J. Lucente Jr.

08/22/10

Let them build the ‘mosque.’ Whining over the building of a $100 million Islamic cultural center — known officially as Park51 and informally as Cordoba House — just blocks away from where the World Trade Center towers once stood before being destroyed by Islamic terrorists nine years ago is the perfect example of why I gladly became a libertarian...

http://tinyurl.com/24eje7a


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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Defending the Mosque

Joe Conason, Truthout: "No recent controversy has so plainly revealed the hollow values of the American right than the effort to prevent the construction of a community center in Lower Manhattan because it will include a mosque. Arguments in opposition range from a professed concern for the sensitivities of the Sept. 11 victims' families to a primitive battle cry against Islam - but what they all share is an arrant disregard for our country's founding principles."

http://www.truth-out.org/joe-conason-defending-mosque62040



Mosque Mania: Anti-Muslim Fears and the Far Right

Stephan Salisbury, TomDispatch: "There is a distinct creepiness to the controversy now raging around a proposed Islamic cultural center in Lower Manhattan. The angry 'debate' over whether the building should exist has a kind of glitch-in-the-Matrix feel to it, leaving in its wake an aura of something-very-bad-about-to-happen."

http://www.truth-out.org/mosque-mania-anti-muslim-fears-and-far-right62175



Pandering Over a Mosque

Eugene Robinson: "Lies, distortions, jingoism, xenophobia - another day, another campaign issue that Republicans can use to bash President Obama and the Democrats. First it was illegal immigration. Now it's the so-called 'Ground Zero mosque,' which is not at all what its opponents claim."

http://www.truth-out.org/eugene-robinson-pandering-over-a-mosque62365



Ground Zero for Tolerance

Robert Scheer, Truthdig: "Are the Republicans terminally stupid, or are they just playing the dangerous fool? In either case, the irrational attack on Muslims everywhere by the GOP's leadership is not only deeply subversive with regard to the American ideal of religious tolerance but also poses a profound threat to our national security. Nor does it help that some top Democrats, like Harry Reid, are willing to demean Muslims even as we fight two wars in which victory depends on our ability to convey a respect for their religion."

http://www.truth-out.org/robert-scheer-ground-zero-tolerance62426



Mosques, Muslims and America in Darkness

William Rivers Pitt, Truthout: "Things have come to a pretty pass when I'm the guy saying it would be really helpful if George W. Bush were still around. I'm saying it, and I mean it, because this country could really use his brand of wisdom right now."

http://www.truth-out.org/mosques-muslims-and-america-darkness62409

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Opponents fight new mosques in U.S. heartland

Muslims trying to build houses of worship in the nation's heartland, far from the heated fight in New York over plans for a mosque near the World Trade Center site, are running into opponents even more hostile and aggressive.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/religion/2010-08-08-mosque-opposition_N.htm



Mosque Debate: Keith Ellison 'Gets It,' While Harry Reid Gets In the Way

Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison did a terrific job of explaining Monday why Democrats ought not fear the sad little debate about whether to allow a moderate Muslim group to build an Islamic Center near the site of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center.

http://www.thenation.com/blog/154054/mosque-debate-keith-ellisongets-itwhile-harry-reid-gets-way



Muslim Community Center

Keith Olbermann - Special Comment

Video

Keith Olbermann's Special Comment about the Muslim Community Center in New York, erroneously called the "Ground Zero Mosque".

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article26189.htm



America Has Disgraced Itself

By Peter Beinart

Conservative fury over the "ground zero" mosque shows that when it comes to the battle for freedom and religious liberty, the U.S. has thrown in the towel.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article26202.htm



It's Not About The "Mosque"! It's America's War On "the Other."

By Will Bunch

This country has long had its Know-Nothings and its Birchers and its McCarthyites, but it never had gizmos like Fox News or Sarah Palin's Twitter feed to fuel toxic ideas so far so fast. It's time we admit these seemingly disconnected battles over "anchor babies, mosques, and a black man in the Oval Office are all part of the same war against "the Other," and that we are in the fight of a lifetime.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article26201.htm


From Information Clearing House

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Manhattan Mosque Debate Fuels Islamophobia Nationwide
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2010/08/13-3

Pro-Mosque Mom Who Lost Pregnant Daughter In Trade Center: 9/11 Families 'Not Monolithic'
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2010/08/16-8



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Who’s Afraid of Bradley Manning?

http://www.lewrockwell.com/kwiatkowski/kwiatkowski253.html

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Congressman says PFC Bradley Manning Should Face Death Penalty for Wikileaks Case

"If they don't charge him with treason, they ought to charge him with murder."
http://bit.ly/a0tLvh


From Information Clearing House

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Remarks in Support of Whistleblower Private Manning

Ray McGovern, Truthout: "We are living in a liminal time, that is to say, we live on the threshold. So much that we have taken for granted is passing. In times like this, we must be careful to keep our bearings, lest we come to love the chaos that passes for reality. This is why we need to honor our brother Bradley Manning. He was not afraid to face the unknown; not afraid to resist the seduction of conformity; not afraid to follow his conscience; AND not afraid to give us the wherewithal to distinguish truth from lies so that we, too, can follow our conscience."

http://www.truth-out.org/rally-support-private-manning62147



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WikiGate: How the Wikileaks are changing Afghan hearts and minds

http://www.lewrockwell.com/margolis/margolis198.html

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How the Wikileaks are changing Afghan hearts and minds

The New Republic
by Anand Gopal

08/02/10

For many Afghans, the release of thousands of secret military documents — which detail civilian casualties, corrupt officials, and meddlesome neighbors — amounts to a vindication of their view of the war. Many in the West argue the documents contain little new, and that may be true in general. But the devil resides in the details, and the details here paint a vivid and devastating picture of how Afghans view the American war...

http://tinyurl.com/32rqpup


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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'Anger at Wikileaks in U.S. political circles continues to grow'
http://www.ufppc.org/us-a-world-news-mainmenu-35/9856/

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Pakistan No Obedient Ally

By Eric Margolis

WikiLeaks data shows how volatile nation is forced to act against own self interests.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article26070.htm

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WikiLeaks vs. the Pentagon: The Internet Wars
http://groups.google.de/group/freepage-news/t/254c57c8d4504d42?hl=en

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Evidence of a Failed Mission
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/08/03-2

Thanks to WikiLeaker, Afghan War Will End Soon
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/08/03-6

Veterans & Military Families Say Pentagon Statements on Wikileaks Aim to Cloud Real Issues
http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2010/08/03-0



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HAARP Video Documentary

CBC of Canada's revealing video documentary on HAARP.

For part one

http://www.personalgrowthcourses.net/video/haarp_video_documentary

http://www.personalgrowthcourses.net/video/haarp_video_documentary_2


Informant: Martin Weatherall



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