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May 1, 2014
Well publicised, malicious allegations have been made against me. I reject these.
Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams • Denying any role in the 1972 abduction and murder of Jean McConville, a mother of 10 abducted and killed by members of the Provisional Irish Republican Army during the early years of The Troubles, a conflict over the British control of Northern Ireland. Adams, a key figure in the conflict, has become a respected politician in recent years, having played a role in the 1998 peace agreement that largely ended the conflict. He was arrested Wednesday in relation to the cold case, though he denies any role in McConville’s death.
17:31 // 5 months ago
April 19, 2014
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February 18, 2014
This photo of Prince Charles dressed in a traditional Saudi Arabian uniform speaks for itself, really.

This photo of Prince Charles dressed in a traditional Saudi Arabian uniform speaks for itself, really.

21:28 // 7 months ago
December 3, 2013

Guardian editor says paper’s coverage barely scratched the surface of Snowden leaks

  • one percent of the materials leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden have been published by The Guardian, according to editor Alan Rusbridger. Rusbridger spoke before a Parliamentary committee on Tuesday, where he said the UK would not bully the paper into ending its coverage, but also acknowledged that The Guardian doesn’t plan to publish much more of the content it received from the former NSA contractor. source
15:45 // 10 months ago
October 8, 2013
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August 18, 2013
This is obviously a rather profound escalation of their attacks on the news-gathering process and journalism. It’s bad enough to prosecute and imprison sources. It’s worse still to imprison journalists who report the truth. But to start detaining the family members and loved ones of journalists is simply despotic. Even the Mafia had ethical rules against targeting the family members of people they felt threatened by. But the UK puppets and their owners in the US national security state obviously are unconstrained by even those minimal scruples.
Glenn Greenwald • In a column discussing the detention of his partner, David Miranda, by British authorities. Greenwald hasn’t talked directly to Miranda since the incident—mainly because the authorities took Miranda’s communication devices—but he says that Miranda is reportedly in good spirits and “defiant” about what’s happened to him.
23:03 // 1 year ago
July 9, 2013
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June 21, 2013
The infamous “McLibel” pamphlet: Co-authored by a police officer
In the UK, the “McLibel” case, involving the not-super-flattering claims in the pamphlet above, was one of the country’s longest-running. (And although McDonald’s won, it was a black eye for the company because a court found that most of the claims in the pamphlet were true.) But here’s the fun part, which only surfaced this week: One of the authors of the pamphlet was an undercover police officer attempting the infiltrate the group that put out the flyer. Oh.

The infamous “McLibel” pamphlet: Co-authored by a police officer

In the UK, the “McLibel” case, involving the not-super-flattering claims in the pamphlet above, was one of the country’s longest-running. (And although McDonald’s won, it was a black eye for the company because a court found that most of the claims in the pamphlet were true.) But here’s the fun part, which only surfaced this week: One of the authors of the pamphlet was an undercover police officer attempting the infiltrate the group that put out the flyer. Oh.

10:32 // 1 year ago
June 2, 2013
nbcnews:

A royal legacy: Queen Elizabeth celebrates 60 years on the British throne
(Photo: Max Mumby / Indigo via Getty Images file)
Queen Elizabeth, who last year celebrated the diamond jubilee of her ascent to the throne, will mark the 60th anniversary of her coronation this weekend.
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A royal legacy: Queen Elizabeth celebrates 60 years on the British throne

(Photo: Max Mumby / Indigo via Getty Images file)

Queen Elizabeth, who last year celebrated the diamond jubilee of her ascent to the throne, will mark the 60th anniversary of her coronation this weekend.

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19:11 // 1 year ago
May 22, 2013
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