Lukashenka Denied Olympic Accreditation
Russia's Olympics chief says Belarus President Alyaksandr Lukashenka has
been denied accreditation by London Olympics organizers to attend the
2012 games, which officially begin in the British capital on July 27.
'Teddybear Airdrop' Takes Aim At Belarus Denials
Faced with denials from defense authorities in Minsk and skepticism from
state-controlled media in Belarus, a Swedish public relations firm is
releasing evidence it says proves that it dropped 1,000 teddy bears into
Belarus as a show of solidarity with pro-democracy activists in
(Belarus Can't Get No) Satisfaction
As the world marks the 50th anniversary of the first live performance by
the Rolling Stones, at the Marquee Club in London on July 12, 1962, we
remember a small but significant gesture by Mick Jagger in support of a
Kyiv Joins Olympic Biographies Row
Ukraine has joined Georgia in requesting corrections from London Olympic
organizers to some athlete biographies that erroneously list their
birthplaces as Russia.
A review of RFE/RL reporting and analysis about domestic and foreign-policy developments in Russia.
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Discovery In Tatarstan Prison Raises More Suspicions Of Abuse
Rights activists in the Russian republic of Tatarstan have discovered a
baseball bat at a prison hospital that they say could have been used to
abuse inmates. The accusations deal another blow to law enforcement
authorities in the republic, which have been hit by a series of torture
scandals in recent months.
Tatarstan's First Graffiti Festival
Graffiti artists from a dozen countries took part in a festival of
street art in Kazan, the capital of the Russian republic of Tatarstan.
The event, the first of its kind in Tatarstan, gave a face-lift to some
40 sites around the city.
Devo dire al partigiano della divisione lepre che oltretutto mantiene l’anonimato,
che sarei felice chiudessero tutte le attività produttive italiane e non solo l’ILVA di Taranto.
Vedrebbe l’anonimo innescarsi subito la danza dei tarantolari tarantini.
Sono basito alla lettura dello
sciopero dichiarato per tutto il Gruppo ILVA di 4 ore dove non riesco
ancora ad intravedere la controparte; il che mi fa dire che a capo delle
organizzazioni sindacali siano delle persone deficienti e soprattutto
mistificatrici della realtà: confidano nella cretineria di chi
Ma dove sta l’emergenza?
L’ITALIA È MALATA
Che assurdità fermare l’Ilva per i veleni di quindici anni fa
Vendola è un doppiogiochista:
sta con gli operai e coi pm, ma è colpa sua e della sua giunta se la fabbrica è stata sigillata.
Non esiste nessun allarme diossina
e la bonifica non serve ovvero serve solo a Vendola ed ai Verdastri che sono stati già ricompensati da un governo d’imbelli e reggicorda.
Per ora, il governo sedicente tecnico li ha gratificati con 336 milioni,
ma il racket del pizzo
politico-sindacale non s’accontenta mai.
presidente dei Verdastri ha subito messo le mani avanti lamentando che
336 milioni sono una risorsa «irrisoria», e Vendola gli ha fatto subito
eco chiarendo «sono solo l’apertura di un ciclo che avrà risorse molto
AVETE CAPITO L’ANTIFONA?
Vogliono mettersi a carico del resto d’Italia.
Questi oggi si coprono solo di
ridicolo plaudendo la magistratura e,
allo stesso tempo, solidarizzando con gli operai.
Operai che però li manderanno a raccogliere le margherite
di fronte al pericolo di perdere il lavoro che, sembra,
al sindacato interessa affatto.
Il sindacato avrebbe dovuto scagliarsi contro Vendola ed i politici regionali che,
ad onta delle norme internazionali al riguardo dei limiti degli inquinanti in atmosfera e non,
si vantavano di avere fissato i limiti più restrittivi al mondo sulle
emissioni di diossina, prevedendo, nel caso di superamento, proprio
l’arresto degli impianti.
Se c’è allora un vero colpevole per il provvedimento della magistratura
è proprio la Regione Puglia con Vendola & C.
sindacato pertanto dovrebbe denunciare alla magistratura i responsabili
del procurato allarme e della chiusura dei reparti che tali limiti
come detto all’inizio la deficienza e la correità nell’acquiescenza
loro li spingerà al demagogico sciopero dichiarato di 4 ore in tutto il
Cuba (2008) Cuba to work around US embargo via undersea cable to Venezuela
Documents released by Wikileaks revealed that Cuba and Venezuela signed a confidential contract in 2006 to lay an undersea fibre-optic cable that bypasses the United States. The contract between the two countries, which has been independently verified, adds weight to Cuban statements that the United States economic embargo of the island has forced it to rely on slow and expensive satellite links for Internet connectivity. Cuba is situated a mere 120 kilometres off the coast of Florida. The proposed 1,500 kilometer cable will connect Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti and Trinidad to the rest of the world via La Guaira, Venezuela. Carrying out the work are CVG Telecom (Corporación Venezolana de Guyana) and ETC (Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Cuba). The leaked documents have technical details and pictures of the cable, maps, and systems to be used, parties signing the agreement, terms and conditions, costs, and a schedule of charges and compromises. The connection allows for the transmission of data, video and voice (VoIP).
Afghanistan (2008) Release of report NATO in Afghanistan: Master Narrative
The released document detailed the key facts and themes NATO representatives are to give and to avoid giving to the world press. Among the revelations, which we encourage the public to review in detail, is Jordan’s presence as secret member of the US lead occupation force.
Colombia (2009) Exposing extra judicial killings and false positives
Wikileaks released documents proving extra-judicial killings and murder of suspected guerrillas, a reactive attempt by the Colombian government to execute the death penalty on the street and eradicate opposing forces such as the FARC-EP in isolated rural areas within Colombia. The documents mention that a good majority of the time these suspected guerrillas haven’t even been found guilty of a crime and are executed on the street before having a fair trial.
The material cites that all to often the opposing force are innocent human casualties as opposed to FARC-EP guerrilla fighters. It is also implied that police officers and Colombian commandos have engaged in murderous acts against innocent citizens and in order to cover their crimes have labeled these victims as combatant guerrilla fighters. The victims include mothers, children, fathers, students, and rural farmers.
The documents also mention the disappearance of individuals investigating such abuses and corruption. The information underscores a surprisingly low amount of criminal convictions issued by the courts against police officers and soldiers who have engaged in ’street justice’ by executing suspected guerrillas who in fact were innocent casualties of war.
Peru (2009) Peruvian politicians’ and officials’ involvement in the Petrogate scandal
WikiLeaks released audio recordings of Perupetro Vice President Alberto Quimper and Romulo León Alegría, a prominent member of Garcia’s ruling Aprista party, discussing under-the-table payments conditioned on Discover Petroleum obtaining oil exploration concessions. According to the recordings, Quimper, Leon and Ernesto Arias-Schreiber, the legal representative of Discover in Peru, were to receive $10,000 monthly in exchange for steering lucrative oil contracts to the Norwegian oil exploration firm.
The scandal, dubbed “petrogate,” led the government to suspend five joint exploration and development contracts recently awarded to Discover Petroleum and state-owned oil company Petroperu. The minister of Energy and Mines, Juan Valdivia, immediately handed in his resignation and only days later, the whole cabinet and cabinet chief Jorge del Castillo resigned.
Wikileaks released the secret Internet censorship list for Denmark. The list contains 3863 sites blocked by Danish ISPs participating in Denmark’s censorship scheme as of February 2008. Danish ISPs "volunteer" to censor their users rather than face legislation and the top three ISPs are particpants. The system can be used to censor anything, but is meant to be for child pornography sites found by the Danish police and the Danish "Save the Children" group. The list is generated without judicial or public oversight and is kept secret by the ISPs using it.
US (2009) US Special Forces counterinsurgency manual analysis
WikiLeaks released theForeign Internal Defense Tactics Techniques and Procedures for Special Forces (1994, 2004) document, the official US Special Forces doctrine for Foreign Internal Defense or FID. FID operations are designed to prop up "friendly" governments facing popular revolution or guerilla insurgency. FID interventions are often covert or quasi-covert due to the unpopular nature of the governments being supported.
The manual directly advocates training paramilitaries, pervasive surveillance, censorship, press control and restrictions on labor unions & political parties. It directly advocates warrantless searches, detainment without charge and (under varying circumstances) the suspension of habeas corpus. It directly advocates employing terrorists or prosecuting individuals for terrorism who are not terrorists, running false flag operations and concealing human rights abuses from journalists. And it repeatedly advocates the use of subterfuge and "psychological operations" (propaganda) to make these and other "population & resource control" measures more palatable.
Thursday 5 July 2012, WikiLeaks began publishing the Syria Files – more than two million emails from Syrian political figures, ministries and associated companies, dating from August 2006 to March 2012. This extraordinary data set derives from 680 Syria-related entities or domain names, including those of the Ministries of Presidential Affairs, Foreign Affairs, Finance, Information, Transport and Culture. At this time Syria is undergoing a violent internal conflict that has killed between 6,000 and 15,000 people in the last 18 months. The Syria Files shine a light on the inner workings of the Syrian government and economy, but they also reveal how the West and Western companies say one thing and do another.
On Monday February 27th, 2012, WikiLeaks began publishing The Global Intelligence Files, over five million e-mails from the Texas headquartered "global intelligence" company Stratfor. The e-mails date between July 2004 and late December 2011. They reveal the inner workings of a company that fronts as an intelligence publisher, but provides confidential intelligence services to large corporations, such as Bhopal’s Dow Chemical Co., Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon and government agencies, including the US Department of Homeland Security, the US Marines and the US Defence Intelligence Agency. The emails show Stratfor’s web of informers, pay-off structure, payment laundering techniques and psychological methods.
Mass interception of entire populations is not only a reality, it is a secret new industry spanning 25 countries
It sounds like something out of Hollywood, but as of today, mass interception systems, built by Western intelligence contractors, including for ’political opponents’ are a reality.
Today WikiLeaks began releasing a database of hundreds of documents from as many as 160 intelligence contractors in the mass surveillance industry. Working with Bugged Planet and Privacy International, as well as media organizations form six countries – ARD in Germany, The Bureau of Investigative Journalism in the UK, The Hindu in India, L’Espresso in Italy, OWNI in France and the Washington Post in the U.S. Wikileaks is shining a light on this secret industry that has boomed since September 11, 2001 and is worth billions of dollars per year. WikiLeaks has released 287 documents today, but the Spy Files project is ongoing and further information will be released this week and into next year.
You can download torrent archive containing all released files from here.
In thousands of pages of documents dating from 2002 to early 2009 and never seen before by members of the public or the media, the cases of the majority of the prisoners held at Guantanamo — 758 out of 779 in total — are described in detail in memoranda from JTF-GTMO, the Joint Task Force at Guantanamo Bay, to US Southern Coand in Miami, Florida.
These memoranda, which contain JTF-GTMO’s recommendations about whether the prisoners in question should continue to be held, or should be released (transferred to their home governments, or to other governments) contain a wealth of important and previously undisclosed information, including health assessments, for example, and, in the cases of the majority of the 171 prisoners who are still held, photos (mostly for the first time ever).
Here you may also download whole GITMO site from torrent.
On Sunday 28th November 2010, WikiLeaks began publishing 251,287 leaked United States embassy cables, the largest set of confidential documents ever to be released into the public domain. The documents will give people around the world an unprecedented insight into the US Government’s foreign activities.
Bank of America using Private Intel Firms to Attack Wikileaks
In a document titled "The WikiLeaks Threat" three data intelligence companies, Plantir Technologies, HBGary Federal and Berico Technologies, outline a plan to attack Wikileaks. They are acting upon request from Hunton and Williams, a law firm working for Bank of America. The Department of Justice recommended the law firm to Bank of America according to an article in The Tech Herald. The prosed attacks on WikiLeaks according to the slides include these actions:
Feed the fuel between the feuding groups. Disinformation. Create messages around actions of sabotage or discredit the opposing organizations. Submit fake documents and then call out the error. Create concern over the security of the infrastructure. Create exposure stories. If the process is believed not to be secure they are done. Cyber attacks against the infrastructure to get data on document submitters. This would kill the project. Since the servers are now in Sweden and France putting a team together to get access is more straightforward. Media campaign to push the radial and reckless nature of WikiLeaks activities. Sustain pressure. Does nothing for the fanatics, but creates concern and doubt among moderates. Search for leaks. Use social media to profile and identify risky behavior of employees.
Due to recent attacks on our infrastructure, we’ve decided to make sure everyone can reach our content. As part of this process we’re releasing archived copy of all files we ever released - that’s almost 20,000 files. The archive linked here contains a torrent generated for each file and each directory.
The 391,832 reports (’The Iraq War Logs’), document the war and occupation in Iraq, from 1st January 2004 to 31st December 2009 (except for the months of May 2004 and March 2009) as told by soldiers in the United States Army. Each is a ’SIGACT’ or Significant Action in the war. They detail events as seen and heard by the US military troops on the ground in Iraq and are the first real glimpse into the secret history of the war that the United States government has been privy to throughout.
WikiLeaks has released a classified US military video depicting the indiscriminate slaying of over a dozen people in the Iraqi suburb of New Baghdad — including two Reuters news staff. Reuters has been trying to obtain the video through the Freedom of Information Act, without success since the time of the attack. The video, shot from an Apache helicopter gun-sight, clearly shows the unprovoked slaying of a wounded Reuters employee and his rescuers. Two young children involved in the rescue were also seriously wounded.