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HISTORY OF WIKILEAKS DOCUMENTARY


Impressive and important Swedish documentary on

TOP DOCUMENTARY FILMS

about the growth, people and philosophy of Wikileaks

a must-see…

http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/wikirebels/


New documentary explores accusations against Julian Assange


http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/sex-lies-julian-assange/

Latest documentary from TOP DOCUMENTARY FILMS on the Julian Assange sex allegations containing interesting new details.


‘Arrest under all circumstances’: Police plan to capture Assange revealed in photo


Oops,,,



There’s more of us than you…


Is Torture Still Illegal?


Torture is a brutal attempt to destroy a person’s sense of dignity and sense of human worth.  It acts also as a weapon of war, spreading terror beyond its direct victims to communities and societies.

States must take effective legislative, administrative, judicial or other measures to prevent acts of torture in any territory under their jurisdiction.  There are no exceptional circumstances whatsoever — whether a state of war, or a threat of war, internal political instability, or any other public emergency or national security situation.  States’ obligations also include the duty to provide effective and prompt redress, compensation and rehabilitation for all torture victims.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message for the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture,  26 June 2012

And yet in the Guardian we read:

“Detainees who claimed they had been tortured were treated dismissively by officers at Dover immigration removal centre, prisons inspectors have said. Reports by officers at the Kent centre lacked photographs, body maps and judgements on whether scarring matched alleged abuse, inspectors found.”

Compare this response to how government officials act on terrorism and organised crime, yet torture is illegal in any circumstances under international law. The UK Government’s attitudes are disgusting and illegal under law.

Click here to see this blog’s author discuss the issue in a debate at Coventry University.


Perfidious Albion


Perfidious Albion is a pejorative phrase used within the context of international relations and diplomacy to refer to acts of duplicity, treachery and hence infidelity (with respect to promises made to or alliances formed with other nation states) by monarchs or governments of Britain (or England) in their pursuit of self-interest and the requirements of realpolitik.

Perfidious signifies one who does not keep his faith or word (from the Latin word “perfidia”), while Albion is an ancient Roman name for Great Britain.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perfidious_Albion

For copious examples of this behaviour I recommend “Secret Affairs: Britain’s Collusion with Radical Islam” by Mark Curtis.

In Secret Affairs, Mark Curtis shows how Britain has helped create the Islamic terrorism that now threatens us. Exploring how the bombings of 7/7 can be traced back to groups and individuals trained and supported by Britain, Curtis draws on formerly classified government files to unravel a long history of the British government’s secret collusion with and direct involvement in Islamic terrorism, from 1945 to the present day. From the overthrow of Iran’s popular government during the 1950s and the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood in Syria, to Libya, Kosovo, Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia’s ruthless internal oppression, Secret Affairs shows Britain’s hidden hand in the rise of global terrorism. At a time when British forces are being sent to wage war in Afghanistan in increasing numbers, Mark Curtis’ book shows how the seeds of today’s lose-lose situation were sown a long time ago in a hidden politics as ineffective as it was immoral.