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‘People affiliated with our organization have already been assassinated,’ Assange claims

Update (12/28/2010): Assange may have been referring to two WikiLeaks writers that were assassinated in Kenya last year In early March 2009, WikiLeaks reported that two of their writers had been killed while doing research in Kenya. “On Thursday afternoon March 5, Oscar Kamau Kingara, director of the Kenyan based…

Foreign media websites apparently blocked in China

The websites of several foreign media outlets appeared to be blocked in China on Thursday on the eve of the award ceremony in Oslo honouring the 2010 Nobel peace laureate, jailed dissident Liu Xiaobo. AFP attempts to access the websites of television networks CNN, the BBC and Norwegian public broadcaster…

Soldier-turned-singer: US ordered me to attack Russian troops

‘I’m not going to have my soldiers be responsible for starting World War 3,’ top UK soldier reportedly said A British pop singer who served during the war in Kosovo says he refused an order from US Gen. Wesley Clark to attack 200 Russian troops, a move he says could…

Ex-BP CEO Tony Hayward: I would have done better with an acting degree

In an interview to be aired Tuesday, former BP CEO Tony Hayward said that the company was not prepared to deal with the media “feeding frenzy” following the Gulf oil spill. Hayward complained to BBC that he had been “demonized and vilified.” The former CEO explained that he would have…

WikiLeaks releases trove of Iraq documents

As promised by a Twitter posting on Friday afternoon, the whistleblower site WikiLeaks is about to release a large number of documents related to hostilities in Iraq, and analysis of the documents by selected news sources has already begun to appear. “See TBIJ, IBC, Guardian, Spiegel, NYT, Le Monde, Al…

Files say David Kelly wasn’t murdered, but doubts still abound

The British whistleblower who was behind revelations that the UK government had “sexed up” a dossier on Iraq before the 2003 invasion did indeed commit suicide, say newly-released medical reports. But at least some of the doctors who have called for a full inquiry are skeptical of the results, arguing…

BP accused of trying to silence science on spill

LONDON (AFP) – The head of the American Association of Professors accused BP Friday of trying to buy the silence of scientists and academics to protect itself after the Gulf oil spill, in a BBC interview. “This is really one huge corporation trying to buy faculty silence in a comprehensive…

BBC sorry for ‘Queen is dead’ radio joke

LONDON (AFP) – The BBC apologized “unreservedly” Tuesday after a radio presenter jokingly announced that Queen Elizabeth II had died. Disc jockey Danny Kelly, 39, played the national anthem “God Save The Queen” and told listeners he had an important announcement to make before saying: “Queen Elizabeth II has now…

Pentagon expanding Guantánamo-like prison in Afghanistan

As President Barack Obama prepares to shutter the infamous US prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, he appears to be supporting the expansion of another secretive prison in Afghanistan — at a pricetag of some $10 to $25 million. In a little-noticed filing Wednesday, the US Army announced it is soliciting…

Report: Afghans in secret jail ‘made to dance’ to use bathroom

Bagram prisoners ‘moved around in wheelchairs with goggles and headphones on’ The US military is operating a “secret jail” at an Afghan airbase where prisoners are deprived of sleep and “made to dance” by US troops whenever they want to use the toilet, a BBC report states. The BBC interviewed…

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