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British Army cleared of systematic abuse by Baha Mousa inquiry

9:00PM BST 27 Aug 2011

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldne ... quiry.html

It has found no evidence that British soldiers conducted wholesale abuse, torture and murder of suspected insurgents during the occupation of southern Iraq.

Instead it will strongly criticise serving and former soldiers for their conduct and describe "numerous failures" of the chain of command.

The inquiry will also strongly criticise the nature of the original investigation into how Mr Mousa died.

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27 August 2011 Last updated at 21:02 ET

Mousa inquiry 'to clear Army of systematic abuse'

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14697170

The father-of-two died two days after his arrest. A post-mortem examination found he had suffered asphyxiation and at least 93 injuries to his body, including fractured ribs and a broken nose.

It was told British soldiers used "conditioning" methods on Iraqi prisoners such as hooding, sleep deprivation and making them stand in painful stress positions.

These techniques were outlawed by the UK government in March 1972 after an investigation into [>] interrogation in Northern Ireland

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MI5 files reveal details of 1953 coup that overthrew British Guiana's leaders

Friday 26 August 2011 13.33 BST

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/au ... ish-guiana

Secret documents declassified on Friday by MI5 reveal in detail how in 1953 the UK under prime minister Winston Churchill overthrew the elected government of British Guiana – now Guyana – because he feared its leftwing leader and his American wife would lead the British colony into the arms of the Soviet Union.

The documents reveal how British spies kept up intense scrutiny on Cheddi Jagan and his wife Janet, who together founded the People's Progressive party (PPP) to campaign for workers' rights and independence from British rule for the sugar-producing colony in northern South America.

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Emerging economies shouldn't rely on dollar - economist

JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming | Sat Aug 27, 2011 4:13pm BST

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/08/2 ... LW20110827

U.S. Treasuries and the debt of other advanced nations may be liquid, but it is far from safe, Cornell University professor Eswar Prasad said in a paper presented to a group of central bankers gathered here.

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The Libyan Soldiers: The True Heroes of NATO’s War

by Glen Ford

[08 27 11]

http://www.voltairenet.org/The-Libyan-Soldiers-The-True

whoever would entrust his nation’s sovereignty and resources to the Americans is, surely, either exceedingly stupid, or hopelessly corrupt.

But Libya’s honor and her place in history has already been secured by a small African army that held out nearly half a year against the NATO barbarians.

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August 26, 2011

Against the Grain

The New-Model Interventionists

by ARNO J. MAYER

http://www.counterpunch.org/2011/08/26/ ... ntionists/

For a while it looked as if Western Europe’s imperial-colonial era had drawn to a close and as if the imperial benefits and burdens it bequeathed to the U.S. were about to be liquidated, as well. But this turns out to be a gross historical misconstruction.

The West, writ large, has neither relented in its god-given “civilizing mission” nor turned a deaf ear to its deep-set inner calling to “pick up the white man’s burden.”

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