A leading QC tells Channel 4 there is enough evidence for the International Criminal Court to mount a case against Tony Blair.
by Prof. Peter Dale Scott
Global Research, January 22, 2011
Asia-Pacific Journal Vol 9, Issue 4 No 2, January 24, 2011
I know the capacity that is there to make tyranny total in America, and we must see to it that this agency [the National Security Agency] and all agencies that possess this technology operate within the law and under proper supervision, so that we never cross over that abyss. That is the abyss from which there is no return.”— Senator Frank Church (1975)
In recent years I have become more and more concerned with the interactions between three important and alarming trends in recent American history. Continue reading
by Mike Whitney
January 22, 2011
His enemies call him a tyrant and a dictator, but he is neither. Hugo Chavez is a tireless champion of the poor and a committed Christian socialist. The only difference between Chavez’s type of Christianity and Barack Obama’s, is that Chavez walks the walk.
For example, on Tuesday, Chavez used his powers under the new “enabling laws” to enact the “Law for Dignified Refuge” a presidential decree that mandates “dignified and humane” housing for all Venezuelans. The Venezuelan parliament approved the controversial (and temporary) enabling laws because the country faced an unprecedented housing crisis due to the massive floods in December.
On January 19 and 20 British Prime Minister David Cameron hosted his counterparts from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania at the first Nordic Baltic Summit to consolidate an “alliance of common interests.”
Cameron’s initiative followed by two months a two-day meeting of Nordic-Baltic defense ministers in Norway with the defense chiefs of the same nine nations that participated in the London gathering along with defense representatives from Germany and Poland.
AlJazeeraEnglish | January 21, 2011
Iran’s nuclear programme is under the spotlight again this week; diplomats from the five permanent members of the security council plus Germany are in Istanbul for talks with Saeed Jalili, Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator. Iran is under pressure to prove that its nuclear activities are peaceful. The US has warned of more sanctions if the government does not cooperate. But behind the scenes, US and Israeli officials are surprisingly upbeat about the issue. That is because it is widely believed that Iran’s nuclear programme has been put back by several years after a computer virus damaged a number of its centrifuges. But who is behind the Stuxnet worm? Inside Story, with presenter Shiulie Gosh, discusses.