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Journalists now fair game as police raid public broadcaster, following US hounding of Assange

In April, US authorities issued an extradition request for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, with warnings from The Canary and other media that this could presage a wider international clampdown on public-interest journalism. And that is exactly what now seems to … Continue reading

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Chelsea Manning will finally be set free, but she should never have been locked up in the first place

Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning’s aunt once said of her that she needed a miracle to get her out of prison. Now that ‘miracle’ has happened. US President Barack Obama has commuted Manning’s 35 year military prison sentence. The US military … Continue reading

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The International Criminal Court is investigating US war crimes. But there’s a huge catch

The International Criminal Court (ICC) is investigating the US for alleged crimes committed during the post-9/11 occupation of Afghanistan. Specifically, the investigation is examining claims of torture and ill treatment. But there’s one big catch. It may not be able to examine … Continue reading

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War crimes? No way – we’re British! Theresa May will do anything to avoid this court

  Theresa May’s government announced on 4 October that Britain will opt out of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) to avoid annoying and time-consuming claims against the military. This means there’ll be no more massive legal costs to defend British troops accused … Continue reading

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Kunduz hospital bombing: “This is NOT collateral damage” (MSF)

The international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has condemned in the strongest possible terms the horrific aerial bombing of its hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan. Twelve MSF staff members and at least seven patients, including three children, were … Continue reading

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Extraordinary rendition: UK Government denial strategy in tatters

In Britain HMG (Her Majesty’s Government) had hoped the matter of its involvement in extraordinary rendition, either direct or in collusion with the USA, would simply disappear off the radar. But despite the redaction of this involvement in the recent … Continue reading

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