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Private Manning's Attorney speaks in Seattle
Last week, the Private Manning Support Network and Courage to Resist hosted three exclusive events in Los Angeles, Oakland, and Seattle, featuring presentations from Pvt. Chelsea Manning’s lead civilian attorney, David Coombs. Drawing hundreds in attendance, these events provided supporters with a personal, in-depth report back of this past summer’s historic trial as well as a look forward to the next phase in the fight to win justice for Manning.
Guardian Editor Alan Rusbridger speaking to the Parliamentary Home Affairs Committee
Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger appeared before the Parliamentary Home Affairs Committee yesterday. During his statement he said that among Ed Snowden's revelations:
"There's stuff in there about Iraq, Afghanistan, we're not even going to look at it. That's not what Edward Snowden was doing when he wanted responsible journalists to go through this material."
Anti-war activists will be somewhat taken aback by that disclosure. During his testimony he also stated that:
Video playlist of Syria rally
A video playlist of all the speakers at the rally against the military attack on Syria in Piccadilly Gardens, central Manchester on Saturday 30 August. For best video quality, click on the round "Change Quality" button (bottom right) of screen and select 1080p or if your internet connection cannot handle it 720p.
Ray McGovern works with Tell the Word, the publishing arm of the ecumenical Church of the Saviour in inner-city Washington. During his 27-year career at the CIA, he worked for nine CIA directors, several of them at close remove. Primarily a substantive analyst and briefer, he nonetheless served in all four of CIA's main directorates and, during one of his postings abroad, helped manage a large covert action project. In January 2003, he co-founded Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS).
Reproduced from the New York Times.
By JODI RUDOREN
Published: September 5, 2013
JERUSALEM — President Obama’s position on Syria — punish President Bashar al-Assad for using chemical weapons without seeking to force him from power — has been called “half-pregnant” by critics at home and abroad who prefer a more decisive American intervention to end Syria’s civil war.
But Mr. Obama’s limited strike proposal has one crucial foreign ally: Israel.
If you missed this film, it is well worth watching. It is a Guardian documentary exposing how the US organised death squads to foment a sectarian civil war in Iraq as a means of neutralising the resistance to occupation. Known as the "Salvador Option", it was overseen by US ambassador to Iraq Negroponte who was formerly Raegan's ambassador to Honduras in the 1980s. It was there that he supervised and bankrolled the Nicaraguan Contras. The same methods are being used in Syria today to destabilise the country
We are protesting tonight as planned! Friday 30th August, 5.30pm, Piccadilly Gardens.
It is really important that the protest in Manchester at 5.30 pm tonight in Piccadlilly Gardens and the national demo in London tomorrow are big, noisy and visible! This is the statement issued last night from Stop the War nationally.