Paradise Cleansed - Our Deportation of the People of Diego Garcia is a Crime that Cannot Stand - 2 October 2004 - John Pilger Http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2004/oct/02/foreignpolicy.comment
Support the Chagos Islanders - http://www.chagossupport.org.uk/
Court gags ex-SAS man who made torture claims - 29 February 2008. Ben Griffith, a former SAS soldier was served with a high court order yesterday preventing him from making fresh disclosures about how hundreds of Iraqis and Afghans captured by British and American special forces were rendered to prisons where they faced torture. http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2008/feb/29/military.law
SAS veteran: 'We held terror suspects before handing them over to US for rendition' - 25 February 2008. A former SAS soldier claimed British Special Forces were being used to seize terror suspects to be handed over to American forces for extraordinary rendition. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=518517&in_page_id=1770
Police reject UK rendition claims - 9 June 2007. An inquiry has found no evidence that British airports were used by the CIA flying terrorist suspects for torture in other countries. The chief constable of Greater Manchester, Michael Todd, began an investigation into Liberty's claims. "Mr Todd has now examined all of the information available relating to this issue and has concluded that there is indeed no evidence to substantiate Liberty's allegations." "There was no evidence that UK airports were used to transport people by the CIA for torture in other countries." The Council of Europe has accused the UK of collusion. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/6736227.stm
Resolution 1507 (2006) - Alleged secret detentions and unlawful inter-state transfers of detainees involving Council of Europe member states - 27 June 2006 http://assembly.coe.int/Main.asp?link=/Documents/AdoptedText/ta06/ERES1507.htm
Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights
Alleged secret detentions and unlawful inter-state transfers involving Council of Europe member states
Draft report – Part II (Explanatory memorandum) - 7 June 2006
Rapporteur: Mr Dick Marty, Switzerland, ALDE
The response from Michael Todd, chief constable of Greater Manchester Police to Liberty's Allegations.
Extraordinary Rendition by the United States - Extraordinary rendition and irregular rendition are terms used to describe the apprehension and extrajudicial transfer of a person from one state to another, and the term torture by proxy is used by some critics to describe situations in which the U.S. has purportedly transferred suspected terrorists to countries known to employ harsh interrogation techniques that may rise to the level of torture. It has been alleged that torture has been employed with the knowledge or acquiescence of the United States, although United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice stated in an April 2006 radio interview that the United States does not transfer people to places where it is known they will be tortured. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extraordinary_rendition
Lynndie England "Rumsfeld Knew" - 17 March 2008. She is one of the faces symbolizing the Iraq war. Pictures showing her abusing Iraqi detainees in Abu Graib prison brought her notorious fame throughout the world. In her first interview in three years Lynndie England talks about Abu Ghraib, about Charles Graner, about guilt, her current life - and the role of the Bush administration. http://www.stern.de/politik/ausland/614356.html?nv=ct_cb / http://www.salon.com/news/abu_ghraib/2006/03/14/introduction/
UK Iraq torture 'worse after Saddam' - 21 September 2006. Allegations of severe torture have regularly emerged from Iraq. Torture may be worse now in Iraq than under former leader Saddam Hussein, the UN's chief anti-torture expert says. Manfred Nowak said the situation in Iraq was "out of control", with abuses being committed by security forces, militia groups and anti-US insurgents. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/5368360.stm
Damning documentary evidence unveiled. Dissident bloggers in coordinated expose of UK government lies over torture - 29 December 2005 - Craig Murray - Writer and broadcaster
As Britain's outspoken Ambassador to the Central Asian Republic of Uzbekistan, Craig Murray helped expose vicious human rights abuses by the US-funded regime of Islam Karimov. He is now a prominent critic of Western policy in the region. http://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2005/12/damning_documen.html
Anger as US backs brutal regime - 15 May 2005. Human rights concerns as troops put down uprising in Uzbekistan http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2005/may/15/usa.paulharris
Abu Ghraib Torture and Prisoner Abuse - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Beginning in 2004, accounts of abuse, torture, sodomy and homicide of prisoners held in the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq (also known as Baghdad Correctional Facility) came to public attention. The acts were committed by some personnel of the 372nd Military Police Company of the United States, and possibly additional American governmental agencies. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abu_Ghraib_prisoner_abuse
Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp
Detention, Treatment, and Trial of Certain Non-Citizens in the War Against Terrorism
The Guantanamo Bay detention camp is a United States military prison operated by Joint Task Force Guantanamo since 2002 in Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, which is on the shore of Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. The detainment areas consist of three camps in the base: Camp Delta (which includes Camp Echo), Camp Iguana, and Camp X-Ray (which has been closed). The facility is often referred to as Guantanamo, or Gitmo (derived from the abbreviation "GTMO"). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guantanamo_Bay_detention_camp
Ministers reject 7 July inquiry - 7 September 2007.
The government has officially confirmed it will not hold a public inquiry into the 7 July London bombings. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/london/6984268.stm
Computer expert made DVDs and encrypted emails for Islamist circle. http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2006/jun/24/july7.uksecurity
The 9/11 Commission Report: A 571-Page Lie by Dr. David Ray Griffin, 22 May 2005.
In discussing my second 9/11 book, The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions, I have often said, only half in jest, that a better title might have been "a 571-page lie." (Actually, I was saying "a 567-page lie," because I was forgetting to count the four pages of the Preface.) In making this statement, one of my points has been that the entire Report is constructed in support of one big lie: that the official story about 9/11 is true.
Al-Jazeera accuses US of bombing its Kabul office Targeting of building denied by Pentagon - 17 November 2001. http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2001/nov/17/warinafghanistan2001.afghanistan
WARS AND IRAQ
The Downing Street Memo is only the beginning of the proof we were all lied to.
"All war is based on deception." -- Sun Tzu, The Art of War
There is nothing new in a government lying to their people to start a war. Indeed because most people prefer living in peace to bloody and horrific death in war, any government that desires to initiate a war usually lies to their people to create the illusion that support for the war is the only possible choice they can make.
It's official: Blair's government set out to deceive us about Iraq - 21 February 2008.
In July 2003, in the week following the death of David Kelly, a reader contacted the New Statesman and suggested that the media were missing the obvious. The Commons foreign affairs committee had just cleared the government of "sexing up" the September 2002 dossier on Iraqi weapons of mass destruction - a claim, first made by Andrew Gilligan on the BBC's Today programme, for which Dr Kelly may or may not have been the source.
Honour violence and killings, forced marriages, kidnappings.............. Children are simply slaves and financial commodities of some uncivilised and uneducated immigrants. Great Britain's immigration policy could have easily prevented the import of these abusive and destructive acts.
A Question of Honour: Police say 17,000 women are victims every year - 10 February 2008. Ministers are stepping up the fight against so-called 'honour' crime and forced marriages. Detectives say official statistics are 'merely the tip of the iceberg' of this phenomenon. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/a-question-of-honour-police-say-17000-women-are-victims-every-year-780522.html
Banaz Mahmod - Honour-killing victim told police four times of fears father would murder her - 12 June 2007. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/honourkilling-victim-told-police-four-times-of-fears-father-would-murder-her-452725.html
Forced Marriage and Honour Based Violence - Forced marriage and honour based violence may include a variety of different behaviours ranging in severity. http://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/news_info/diversity/forced_m.htm
Forced marriage, family cohesion and community engagement: national learning through a case study of Luton http://www.luton.gov.uk/Media%20Library/Pdf/Chief%20executives/Equalities/Forced%20Marriage%20Report%20-%20Final%20Version.pdf
Murder of Victoria Climbié - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Born. 2 Nov. 1991 Abobo, Ivory Coast - Died 25 Feb. 2000 (age 8) UK (severe physical abuse) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria_Climbie
Sham marriages were set up as far back as the 1950s. It is not a recent Phenomenon. My own birth certificate mother obtained instant British citizenship through a sham proxy marriage. There is nothing respectful and honourable about sham marriages especially the cover ups. As to be expected she disappeared for days without telling her husband where she actually was. It wasn't long before she walked out and found another man.
Up to three in four marriages revealed as 'sham' as immigration rules are tightened - 26 June 2007. Three in every four register office weddings taking place in some parts of Britain may have been a "sham" to allow immigrants to live in the country, it has emerged. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=464209&in_page_id=1770
Enslavement of human beings is ongoing in Great Britain, in the hands of immigrants and their (British) associates. While a few guilty people have been charged for such crimes in the US, Great Britain has been intentionally turning a blind eye. My sister along with her Egyptian husband are guilty of such acts on British soil and other blood relations have colluded with them.
N.Y. Slavery Case Nears Conclusion Wealthy Long Island Couple Could Face 40 Years For Allegedly Enslaving Two Indonesian Housekeepers - 11 December 2007. http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/12/11/national/main3605406.shtml
US jails Egypt Pair for Slavery - 24 October 2006. Two Egyptians have been jailed by a US court after pleading guilty to enslaving a 10-year-old Egyptian girl at their south California home. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/6079688.stm
Saudi maids raped, enslaved - Thousands flee sponsors after reported abuse - 10 March 2004. http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=37518
Homaidan Al-Turki, is a Saudi national who was convicted of crimes against an Indonesian woman whom he held as a slave in his Aurora, Colorado home. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homaidan_Al-Turki#_note-0
HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS IN SAUDI ARABIA
HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA - Taken from the Amnesty International Report 2007 http://www.amnesty.org/en/region/middle-east-and-north-africa/west-gulf/saudi-arabia
Saudi King Abdullah spares rape victim from lashes - 18 December 2007 http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/middle_east/article3064649.ece
Saudi torture: a Whitehall cover-up - 15 January 2007. It is not just in arms deals that Britain twists the law to please the Saudis. The human rights lawyer Geoffrey Bindman tells another shocking story. http://www.newstatesman.com/200701150015
'I would have confessed to anything' - 10 May 2005. How do you survive almost three years of torture in a foreign prison for a crime you didn't commit? Sandy Mitchell talks to Stuart Jeffries about 'the guilt of being broken' http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2005/may/10/alqaida.saudiarabia
CORRUPTION, BRIBERY AND BAE
Corruption is a Crime - It’s time to end dodgy dealing: back our Al Yamamah campaign. In December 2006, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) announced that it was dropping an investigation into allegations that BAE Systems plc paid bribes in order to secure the Al Yamamah arms deal with Saudi Arabia in the 1980s. This was Britain’s largest ever export agreement, and most recently involved a contract to supply 72 Eurofighter jets. According to Tony Blair, the decision to end the Al Yamamah investigation was taken in the interests of national security as Saudi Arabia is an ally in the War on Terror. The Conservatives have been criticised for their silence over Al Yamamah, leaving it to the Liberal Democrats to take the lead on pressing the Government over Al Yamamah. On June 7th 2007, Liberal Democrat Leader Sir Menzies Campbell challenged the Prime Minister over Al Yamamah following the revelation by the BBC that over £1 billion had been paid in secret to a Saudi prince. http://www.corruptionisacrime.com/
Saudi Arabia's rulers threatened to make it easier for terrorists to attack London unless corruption investigations into their arms deals were halted, according to court documents revealed yesterday. Previously secret files describe how investigators were told they faced "another 7/7" and the loss of "British lives on British streets. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/feb/15/bae.armstrade
BAE faces fines in US bribery probe - 26 June 2007. BAE Systems faces the threat of substantial fines, criminal prosecution of managers and the forced appointment of an independent monitor to oversee its American business after the US Justice department launched a corruption probe into the company. http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/0788c448-23ad-11dc-8ee2-000b5df10621.html
Vatican cover-up- 'One of the biggest scandals of our times' - 19 August 2003.
Two decades of abuse went unseen - 20 March 2007.
The children in the care of Eunice Spry face a lifetime of counselling, after suffering years of physical and mental abuse at her hands. Spry denied all the charges and said she loved the children. The abuse was not spotted by health professionals over a period of 20 years.
Diana's landmine crusade put Tories in a panic - 3 January 2000.
US diplomatic cables describe controversy over Angola visit - 'She was excited about the results and talking about more visits to Vietnam, Cambodia, Kuwait and a return engagement in Angola. No one can come to Angola and see the human devastation caused by landmines and not be moved. We have told the British ambassador how seriously the United States' government takes this problem and how much we appreciate Diana's support.'
REAL POSITION - The 1997 (Ottawa) Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer or Anti-Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction came into force on 1 March 1999 but a number of key countries refused to sign, including the United States, Russia and China. To date, they have still not signed the treaty. Campaign groups are continuing to press for a worldwide ban.
Evidence fix led to third runway being approved - 9 March 2008.
In the effort to push through the third runway, the government and BAA have bent the facts to fit the case. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/politics/article3512042.ece
Heathrow protesters scale Commons roof - 27 February 2008.
Climate protesters scaled the roof of parliament in a major security breach on Wednesday and threatened further direct action. http://uk.reuters.com/article/UKNews1/idUKL2769586820080227
ESPIONAGE & KATHERINE GUN
Job Well Done!GCHQ translator cleared over leak - 26 February 2004. Katherine Gun, a GCHQ translator sacked for revealing a secret e-mail has been cleared of a charge under the Official Secrets Act. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/3485072.stm
British spy op wrecked peace move - 15 February 2004. A joint British and American spying operation at the United Nations scuppered a last-ditch initiative to avert the invasion of Iraq. Senior UN diplomats from Mexico and Chile provided new evidence last week that their missions were spied on, in direct contravention of international law. http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2004/feb/15/iraq.iraq
Revealed: US dirty tricks to win vote on Iraq war - 2 March 2003. Secret document details American plan to bug phones and emails of key Security Council members. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2003/mar/02/usa.iraq
Who is deceiving who?
UK diplomats in Moscow spying row - 23 January 2006.
Russia's state security service, the FSB, has accused British diplomats of spying in Moscow. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4638136.stm
Rock of agents - 27 January 2006.
The recent spying allegations and the damage they have done should not be swept under the political carpet in London. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2006/jan/27/worlddispatch.russia
Britain accuses Russian in murder of Litvinenko - 22 May 2007.
Suspect in Litvinenko poisoning accuses Berezovsky and MI6 of murder - 31 May 2007.
The UK is to expel four Russian diplomats in response to Moscow's refusal to extradite the prime suspect in the murder of Alexander Litvinenko.
Russia expels four embassy staff - 19 July 2007.
Russia is to expel four UK embassy staff in the row over Moscow's refusal to extradite the man suspected of Alexander Litvinenko's murder.
The Litvinenko Case - 19 July 2007. Ros Taylor details key events before and after the death of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2007/jul/19/russia.world
SIBEL EDMONDS - A Female Whistleblower!
Sibel Dinez Edmonds, a Turkish-American, was hired as a translator by the FBI shortly after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 because of her knowledge of Middle Eastern languages. She was fired less than a year later in March 2002 for reporting shoddy work and security breaches to her supervisors that could have prevented those attacks. On January 14, 2004, the Justice Department's Office unclassified summary of the Justice Department's Inspector General's report on Edmonds found that many of her claims were supported, that the FBI did not take them seriously enough, and that her allegations were, in fact, the most significant factor in the FBI's decision to terminate her services. http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Sibel_Edmonds
Tip-off thwarted nuclear spy ring probe - 27 January 2008. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/article3257725.ece
FBI denies file exposing nuclear secrets theft - 20 January 2008.
The FBI has been accused of covering up a file detailing government dealings with a network stealing nuclear secrets. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/article3216737.ece
For sale: West’s deadly nuclear secrets - 6 January 2008. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/middle_east/article3137695.ece