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The Gareth Williams Inquest

What a mess, what a cover-up.  The inquest into the sad, strange death of Gareth Williams concluded yesterday, with the coroner raising more questions than she was able to answer. It was also patently obvious that both MI6 and the Metropolitan Police Counter-Terrorism Squad (SO15) hampered the investigation, for the inevitable reasons of “national security”. […]

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Norman Finkelstein on Hard Talk BBC

Introduction by Gilad Atzmon: According to Norman Finkelstein, American Jews fall out of love with Israel? In this BBC Hardtalk exchange he argues that they are now so unhappy with what Israel is doing that they want to distance them from the country. But is Finkelstein telling the truth here? I think that he is […]

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Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal Day 2

DAY TWO Evidence from Jameela Abbas, Iraq. 57 years old. Former chief of the corporation of unions in Kirkuk. Now based in Damascus, Syria. She was held at airport detention centre and then Abu Ghraib. This is a partial transcript of her testimony to the Tribunal. Jan 13 2004 in the early hours US military […]

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Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal Day 1

When authority entrusted to further truth and justice betrays that trust, two options remain: one is to throw up your hands in despair and resignation; the other is to reclaim that power and to hold authority accountable. This is the statement of intent from the Kuala Lumpur Foundation to Criminalise War on the first day […]

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