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LONDON, England: Video of first arrests, scuffles at Ecuador embassy before Assange asylum decision

JULIAN ASSANGE GRANTED DIPLOMATIC ASYLUM BY ECUADOR: Ricardo Patino reminds Britain that Ecuador is not a British colony.

Critic of the UK occupation of Afghanistan quits top Army role

A senior commander who led British troops in Afghanistan has resigned after bitter clashes with the Government over the war. Major-General Andrew Mackay, recently appointed General Officer commanding Scotland, Northern Ireland and Northern England, had spoken of his dismay at the “inadequate support” given to troops and the “lack of clear policy” in the conflict.”

You Are Being Lied to About Pirates

Pirates were the first people to rebel against this world. They mutinied against their tyrannical captains – and created a different way of working on the seas. Once they had a ship, the pirates elected their captains, and made all their decisions collectively. They shared their bounty out in what Rediker calls “one of the [...]

Israeli slaughter, international culpability

Dan Freeman-Maloy | December 28, 2008: There is every reason to be outraged. But despite the severity of Israeli atrocities in Gaza, we have little right to act surprised. Whatever else can be said, Israel has made it abundantly clear that until its actions are met with credible international sanctions, it will subject Palestinians (and [...]

Harold Pinter and Eartha Kitt, artists and opponents of imperialist war

British playwright Harold Pinter died Wednesday at the age of 78, and American singer and actress Eartha Kitt died Thursday, Christmas day, at 81. Both were known for the seriousness with which they pursued their respective artistic activities, and both will be remembered as well for speaking out against imperialist war—in Kitt’s case, the war [...]

John Pilger: Kafka has a rival. The Foreign Office lectures us on human rights

Today (December 1), a surreal event will take place in the centre of London. The Foreign Office is holding an open day “to highlight the importance of Human Rights in our work as part of the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights”. There will be no stall for history, for our memory. [...]

Kabul 30 years ago, and Kabul today. Have we learned nothing?

Robert Fisk: ‘Terrorists’ were in Soviet sights; now they are in the Americans’.

Reckless Soldiers, Slappers and Smack

The only winners emerging from Afghanistan these days are the drug barons who preside over the world’s largest heroin trade and the pimps who control the Chinese prostitutes operating from the scores of bordellos and brothels which have emerged since the US military occupation.

‘We’re not going to win,’ British commander says of bid to quash Taliban

Britain’s top commander in Afghanistan says the war will not end in victory, the latest indication of soul-searching as Canada’s allies grapple with how to handle the rising power of the Taliban insurgency.