When a federal judge ordered the release of Chelsea Manning from prison on March 12th, the news was met with relatively little fanfare. There was a kind of muted, matter-of-factness about it in the mainstream press, with much of the print devoted to procedural aspects of the release, or the fact that Ms. Manning allegedly tried to kill herself the day before, based on her lawyers’ testimony. →
Read more & video “Chelsea Manning interview on Trump, running for office, and prison life” (19:03) via Collective Evolution
By Jacob G. Hornberger,
(Prepare For Change There is no reason for the Pentagon to be depressed, despondent, or angry over the fact that Iraqi officials are kicking the Pentagon out of Iraq. The Pentagon doesn’t belong in Iraq in the first place.
First, it’s important to keep in mind that ever since the Pentagon and the rest of the U.S. national-security establishment lost their official Cold War enemy, the Soviet Union, with the end of the Cold War in 1989, Iraq never invaded the United States or even threatened to do so. In the 30 years that the Pentagon has been killing people and wreaking destruction in Iraq, it has always been the Pentagon that has been the aggressor and Iraq the defender. →
Read more via The Long Sordid History of Pentagon Intervention in Iraq — Prepare For Change
By Caitlin Johnstone
This is a speech I gave yesterday at a demonstration for Assange with the Socialist Equality Party Australia.
Tomorrow in the UK a judge will start the process of answering a very important question. It’s a question that many of us knew was the heart of this debate back in 2010, ten years ago, when this all started. It’s a question that they have been obfuscating, bloviating, huffily denying, smearing, gaslighting, and distracting from–basically doing anything they can to hide it from view.
It’s a question that they don’t want the public to know that we are answering. A question that goes to the heart of democracy, and to the heart of the role of the fourth estate, journalism. And that question is this:
Should journalists and publishers be punished for exposing US war crimes? →
Read more via We’re Asking One Question In Assange’s Case: Should Journalists Be Punished For Exposing War Crimes? — Activist Post
(Era of Light) The arrest of 334 gangsters from the Calabria-based Ndrangheta mob, and International Criminal Court (ICC) proceedings against Israel mean the net is closing tighter on the Khazarian mafia. “The wheels ➤➤
Read more via Benjamin Fulford Full Report: Doom For Khazarian Mafia — Era of Light
PM, defense ministers, IDF chiefs, low-level soldiers could all face prosecution if probe launched; minister: Netanyahu should give PA ultimatum — pull ICC appeal or be torn down
By Jacob Magid,
(Prepare For Change) Israel fears the International Criminal Court’s decision to move forward with a potential investigation into crimes allegedly committed in the Palestinian territories by Israel will open up current and former government officials and military personnel to prosecution on the global stage, according to a report Saturday. →
Read more & videos: “Palestinians Welcome International Criminal Court Probe Into Israeli War Crimes” (2:09) and “What will a war crimes probe in the Palestinian Territory achieve? | Inside Story” (25:15) via — Prepare For Change
By Spiro 1
(Activist Post) President Donald Trump was just impeached; no it wasn’t because of the supposed Russia collusion, which is all we heard about over the last two years from the sold-out media, which by the way was proven to be false. It was because of misconduct or a ‘quid pro quo,’ as the media put it, which allegedly occurred during a phone call between President Trump and the president of Ukraine. You know, the same Ukraine that was the victim of a bloody coup, carried out under the Obama Administration that ousted the democratically elected government, which then installed a puppet regime and just so happened to airlift all of Ukraine’s gold reserves out of the country? Right, that Ukraine.
Most Americans would be shocked if they knew that their country was responsible for and had caused the deaths of 20 to 30 million people since World War Two, a level of carnage approaching that inflicted on Europe by Adolf Hitler himself.
In comparison to the millions of innocent lives lost by illegal wars cloaked in the name of democracy, will this current Trump impeachment withstand the test of time? Let’s examine a few examples of actual impeachable offenses committed by U.S. presidents and the perfect example of what they are trying to impeach President Trump for right now. →
Video: “Trump Impeachment Destroyed in One Video” (6:25) via — Activist Post
(The Free Thought Project) The United States has a heinous record when it comes to committing war crimes. Even more heinous, however, is the fact that commander in chief after commander in chief continue to pardon those convicted of these unspeakable acts. As whistleblowers like Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning rot in prison, military personnel who’ve slaughtered civilians are receiving pardon after pardon. President Donald Trump has continued to walk down this shameful road by pardoning war criminals. →
Read more via As Heroes Like Assange Rot in Prison, Trump is Pardoning War Criminals Left and Right — The Free Thought Project