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August 15, 2012
Live video feed from the front of the Ecuadorian embassy, where Julian Assange is awaiting the ruling on if Ecuador will grant him asylum. The UK government has threatened to arrest Assange inside the Ecuadorian embassy, which is seen as very disrespectful and would violate several treaties. Ecuador will announce their decision at 7am London time.
Thanks to alburyj on Bambuser.com for the live feed.
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11 11 / 2011
Decision made to open Twitter account of Icelandic MP Birgitta Jonsdottir, who is taking the case to the Council of Europe
The Guardian: Icelandic MP and former WikiLeaks volunteer Birgitta Jonsdottir has slammed the decision by US courts to open her Twitter account to the US authorities and is taking her case to the Council of Europe.On Thursday a US judge ruled Twitter must release the details of her account and those of two other Twitter users linked to WikiLeaks. Jonsdottir learned in January that her Twitter account was under scrutiny from the Justice Department because of her involvement last year with WikiLeaks’ release of a video showing a US military helicopter shooting two Reuters reporters in Iraq. She believes the US authorities want to use her information to try and build a case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
"This is a huge blow for everybody that uses social media," said Jonsdottir. "We have to have the same civil rights online as we have offline. Imagine if the US authorities wanted to do a house search at my home, go through my private papers. There would be a hell of a fight. It’s absolutely unacceptable."
She said she would press for the Council of Europe to act on the case, which she believes sets a worrying precedent for private citizens and politicians across the world.
02 11 / 2011
Raw Story: Foreign Secretary William Hague issued a warning on Wednesday to countries which sponsor cyber attacks, at the close of a global cyberspace conference in London.
He would not name and shame those responsible, saying the two-day talks were intended to be “constructive”, but government advisor Pauline Neville-Jones said on Monday that Russia and China were “certainly some of them”.
“State-sponsored attacks are not in the interests of any country long term, and those governments that perpetrate them need to bring them under control,” Hague told delegates in his closing statement.
08 9 / 2011
Soldier boasted of conducting a ‘choir’ by beating prisoners so they cried out in sequence; one Iraqi, a 26-year-old father, later died
LONDON — The brutal death of an Iraqi man held by British soldiers months after the U.S.-led invasion of the country was an “appalling episode of serious gratuitous violence” and partly a result of the U.K.’s failure to properly train troops on interrogation techniques, a report said Thursday.
The inquiry into 26-year-old Baha Mousa’s killing underscores a sordid episode in British military history, one that gave the U.K. its first convicted war criminal. But the 1,400 page report stops short of finding systematic, widespread abuses, and officials say many issues raised already have been dealt with.
Mousa was working at a hotel in the southern Iraqi city of Basra that was raided by soldiers looking for weapons in September 2003. It was a particularly sensitive time in Iraq, as ousted dictator Saddam Hussein and many of his loyalists were still at large.
The Iraqi was taken to a British base where he sustained 93 injuries, including fractured ribs and a broken nose. An autopsy said he died of asphyxia, caused by a stress position that soldiers forced him to maintain.
An autopsy said he died of asphyxia, caused by a stress position that soldiers forced him to maintain.
William Gage, who chaired the inquiry into the military’s abuse of Iraqi prisoners and Mousa’s death, said British soldiers bore a heavy responsibility for the tragedy.
"Such an incident should not have happened and should never happen again," Gage said.
Read the rest here on MSNBC.
20 3 / 2011
Very cool time-lapse video of sunset. Time-lapse video of driving back from Exeter to London with the sunset in the background. via Youtube user markygledz his twitter id is @glediator
29 1 / 2011
Very touching video. The people of Egypt want freedom from oppression and their dignity back.
29 1 / 2011
There must be reforms in Egypt, because the police are too corrupt there and the people of Egypt deserve freedom and more rights. I hope that the Egyptian people get the democracy and freedom they desire.I believe that Egypt can have both stability and more freedoms and rights. I hope that they achieve this. The Egyptian people are very upset that Mubarak will not step down, I would be too. Mubarak needs to go now. If you want to know more about what’s going on in Egypt the best site to be on right now is Twitter http://t.co/3HTfRdv. Reddit post tells a lot about what’s going on http://t.co/YluNkah more details here in comments http://t.co/q20mNkT Interesting tweet about what happened http://t.co/NGDp6bM Thanks,
One of their other demands is that their future presidents be limited to a two-year term.
The Egyptian Protests - Photos http://goo.gl/92fyJ
Extraordinary picture from #Egypt Articles:
‘Torture diary’ logs charges of police abuse in Egypt | McClatchy - http://goo.gl/1Zh6m
EGYPT: Insider how-to on avoiding police abuse from 2008 http://goo.gl/O1nGt
Warning Graphic: Egyptian Police torture and kill young man for trying to expose police corruption http://goo.gl/zA4Iu
It begins… Wealthy and famous Egyptians flee country on board private jets #news http://read.bi/fHAQCo
Raw video footage of massive protest in Cairo from earlier http://goo.gl/0Wvye
Al Jazeera English: Live Stream - Watch Now http://t.co/QIwJHcC
Egyptians take to the streets for fifth day defying president, police http://t.co/8u2Iwmt
Mubarak tells nation he has asked government to resign http://on.cnn.com/h5sLRz
Open Facebook Search - Search Facebook without logging in http://goo.gl/ITKZ good search terms #Egypt #Tunisia
ANALYSIS - Egypt protests leave West in awkward position | News by Country | Reuters - http://goo.gl/RFUmB
Picture of the Day: Protesters in #egypt being hosed down by water cannon during prayer http://twitpic.com
The human wall protecting Cairo museum. So beautiful
Multitudes y tanques en las calles de El #Cairo http://on.cnn.com/enRqmJ #Egipto
EGYPT: Air travel disrupted; Cairo airport besieged by fleeting tourists: Mounting unrest in Egypt disrupted air… http://bit.ly/e7pVNW
Egyptian Museum, antiquities threatened by fire and possible building collapse at party HQ http://wapo.st/fzyINb #Cairo #Egypt
Egypt Cairo uprising protest video http://t.co/uHokckr vía Youtube
Estimates say over 50,000 #Egyptians are currently in Tahrir Square
protesting. Watch LIVE here: http://aje.me/ajelive Jan.29.11
New gov’t, death toll soars, reports from Cairo. Latest updates on #Egypt http://huff.to/gvssXp #jan25
EGYPT: Before uprising against Mubarak, decades of poverty and resignation http://t.co/Uqby9Bc
Video of protesters near Ministry of Info carrying corpse through streets of Cairo http://t.co/1QzsrzA
Mubarak names deputy as protesters defy curfew CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt’s president gave the first indication on Saturday http://tiny.ly/D5cv
Youtube video shows tanks entering Rihab city, north of Cairo, after reports of looting - BBC News http://bit.ly/eNFFxpAmplify’d from www.newser.com
Mubarak Names VP; His Sons Reported in London
Unclear whether moves will ease tumultuous protests
(Newser) – Clinging to his political life, Hosni Mubarak appointed well-respected intelligence chief Omar Suleiman as the first man to serve as vice president since taking power three decades ago. Mubarak then appointed outgoing aviation minister Ahmed Shafiq as his new prime minister, reports the AP. Suleiman’s appointment appears to anoint him as Mubarak’s likely successor, a shift away from Mubarak’s son Gamal.
Read more at www.newser.com
It’s not clear whether the appointments will assuage angry protesters; both men are seen as central regime figures. The moves come as the BBC reports that Mubarak’s sons Gamal and Alaa have landed in London; Egypt’s state-run television vigorously denied that, saying, “There is no truth to” those reports.