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Are the Gilets Jaunes Today’s Sans-Culottes?

By Gilbert Mercier “Pour le peuple, il y a toujours la misère!” Anonymous Gilet Jaune From the Island of La Reunion to the Napoleonic symbol that is the Arc de Triomphe, through big and small towns, as well as the usually bucolic countryside in France, there is something special in the air: the smell of fires on barricades, the smoke of tear gas, the anger built upon decades of inequality, injustice and despair for most. Among the Gilets Jaunes, many understand intuitively that the current democratic process is dead, and therefore the only option is the occupation of streets and roads. History usually moves at a snail’s pace, but sometimes a series of events abruptly push societies to a breakdown,…

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Are Swedish newspapers for the free word, really?

By Ove Johansson, MD, chief physician, member of SWEDHR Board of Directors, and Marcello Ferrada de Noli, Med dr, professor emeritus, chairman Swedish Doctors for Human Rights “Is it not true that the White Helmets group is primarily funded by the U.S. and Britain? Is it not true that there are videos in which White Helmets are seen carrying weapons and celebrated jihadists? … Whatever, if an organization of civilians is first in place digging with only their hands children out of the ruins of bombed houses, I will not complain about how it is funded and whose ‘agenda’ it might be pushing. “-Editorial in DN 25 Nov 216. [1]   I   Are Swedish mainstream newspapers for the free…

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Standing with the Conscience of Truthtellers.

Assange, Manning and Snowden. By Nozomi Hayase, Ph.D. Member of The Indicter Editorial Board. Last week, Oliver Stone’s biopic “Snowden” hit the theaters. The film illuminates the life of Edward Snowden between 2004 and 2013, aiming to humanize one of the most wanted men in the world. Just before its release, a public campaign was launched urging President Obama to pardon this renowned NSA whistleblower. The massive US government persecution of truthtellers over the past years has exiled conscience from civil society, locking it behind bars and driving it into asylum. Yet, despite these attacks, it refuses to die. From prison where she is serving 35 years, Chelsea Manning is standing up for her dignity. Recently, she protested her dehumanizing…

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Justice for Assange publishes revealing press conference on Marianne Ny’s case against Julian Assange. Full transcript

Editor’ note: In view of the recent ruling of the Stockholm court with regards to the illegitimate case against Mr Julian Assange, we have decided to publish in full the transcript of the press conference given by Marianne Ny on the 7 of September, material which we have found in the site Justice for Assange. The said conference took place in conjunction with an “investigative program” (Uppdraggranskning) on the Assange case, aired the same day by the State-owned TV.  in my opinion, the Swedish TV program on Assange was highly deceiving towards the Swedish public and Swedish decision makers, as it was prosecutor Ny’s self-revealing press conference. / Prof Marcello Ferrada de Noli, editor in chief. Here below, quoted the text…

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Statement by Swedish Doctors for Human Rights on Swedish court decision ref. illegitimate case against Mr Julian Assange.

By Prof Dr Marcello Ferrada de Noli, chairman; Prof Dr Anders Romelsjö, vice chairman; Dr. Lena Oske, Board of Directors; and Doctors Martin Gelin and Leif Elinder. The case pursued by the Swedish prosecution authority against the founder of WikiLeaks has been declared illegitimate by the United Nations expert-panel on arbitrary detention. The ruling established that Mr Julian Assange should be set free immediately, and compensation paid to him by the Swedish state. However, on “technical grounds”, the Swedish court has now upheld the arresting warrant against Assange, who continues arrested on illegitimate grounds for nearly six years now. This is done amid the confrontational debate between WikiLeaks and the presidential candidacy of Ms Hillary Clinton, arising from the recent DNCLeaks…

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‘Kurdish Peshmerga drive away Arabs, and allow U.S. to establish air base in northern Syria’

By Prof. Anders Romelsjö. Member of SWEDHR’s Board of Directors, and The Indicter Editorial Board. The public Swedish Radio reported on January 22, 2016, under the headline “Amnesty: Kurdish forces violate international law. It could be a war crime” that Amnesty International visited a number of villages in northern Iraq and interviewed more than 100 people. And a pattern was revealed: the Kurdish Peshmerga forces would have destroyed homes and villages that prior to IS rampage were inhabited by Arabs. In some of the villages where both Kurds and Arabs living for many years; only Kurds have been allowed to return to their homes. This is according to Donatella Rovera of Amnesty International, who has been in the area, in…

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