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Records of British colonial crimes destroyed

spyMany of the most sensitive papers from Britain’s late colonial era were not hidden away, but simply destroyed. And nearly 9,000 files from 37 former British colonies that survived a purge of reports about the torture and murders of dissidents were kept hidden for some 20 years.

Guardian (Apr 19, 2012) –Thousands of documents detailing some of the most shameful acts and crimes committed during the final years of the British empire were systematically destroyed to prevent them from falling into the hands of post-independence governments, an official review has concluded. Continue reading

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Batang Kali massacre: The British state must be held to account for the crimes of colonialism

british_batang_massacreNearly seventy years ago, on December 12, 1948, soldiers of the British army carried out one of the most infamous acts of terrorism in living memory, the massacre of 24 unarmed workers in Batang Kali, a village in the Selangor area of Malaya, today Malaysia. Continue reading

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Obama’s visit to Japan: Necessity to break away from imposed reference point of the ruling elite

Tokyo protest against visit of President Obama to Japan, April 23, 2014. Signs oppose Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s direction for Japan and U.S. demand to relocate its Futenma military base in Okinawa to ecologically sensitive Henoko Bay.

Special report by TML correspondent in Japan

U.S. President Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Abe met in Tokyo April 23-25, 2014 to consolidate the aggressive U.S./Japan military alliance. The U.S. President has been applying pressure for the Japanese military to participate directly in U.S.-led wars of aggression wherever they occur and to accept yet more U.S. weapons of mass destruction on its territory. Obama was in Japan to formalize the demand that no longer was it acceptable for Japanese military and industrial power to act only as a rearguard for the U.S. Empire and its predatory wars. Continue reading

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The mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370: Obama’s Asia Pivot

By TONY SEED

Malayasian airlines graphicTHE 227 passengers and 12 crew members aboard are still missing. The search continues for the aircraft, which took off from Kuala Lumpur on March 8. It is now in its fifth week, and the only credible information that may give clues to the whereabouts of the missing jumbo aircraft come from satellite images and pings from the floor of the Indian Ocean.

The images publicly cited have all come from Chinese, French and Thai satellites. At the time of writing, not one single image revealed to the public has emanated from a U.S. satellite. Yet all the data analysis has been conducted by one Pentagon-linked company. Why is this? Continue reading

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Flight MH370 mystery: How can a passenger plane go missing in the age of universal surveillance?

A Russian writer, Nadezhda Kevorkova*, offers some interesting analysis on the missing Malaysia Airlines plane.

Malayasian airlines graphic(Russia Today, March 24) – Debris about 79 feet long has been spotted off the coast of Australia. Whether it belongs to missing Flight MH370 remains a mystery so far.

In the post-9/11 world, a jetliner with 239 people on board cannot simply “disappear,” not least because the American secret services have made universal surveillance the order of the day. And the longer the search continues, the more questions arise. Are the secret services indeed as powerful as they assure people?

CNN tried to allay the Americans’ concerns by showing them that the search area is way too vast and inviting them to lend a hand to the official investigation. But it didn’t work out.

No less than 26 countries, 43 ships, 58 planes, the FBI, Interpol, and special services are all looking for the missing Boeing – a situation which looks increasingly like a crime series. Continue reading

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