Britain ‘should apologise for colonial injustices’

Moments leading to fatal FBI shooting in Orlando still unclear
Initially, FBI officials said Todashev, 27, became violent and lunged at an agent with a knife while he was being questioned about Tsarnaev and an unsolved 2011 triple murder in the Boston suburb of Waltham. The agent, acting on an “imminent threat,” then shot Todashev, they said. However, later in the day, some of those officials had backed off that preliminary account, and it’s no longer clear what happened in the moments before the fatal shooting, The Associated Press reported.

Britain ‘should apologise for colonial injustices’ says Kenyan commission
Britain should issue a “public and unconditional apology” to Kenya for injustices committed during the colonial era, the country’s Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission has said.

Mugabe signs constitution into law, paving way for vote
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe signed a new constitution into law on Wednesday, replacing a 33-year-old document forged in the dying days of British colonial rule and paving the way for an election later this year.

Bradley Manning prosecutors seek to prove WikiLeaks suspect ‘aided enemy’
Military lawyers tell last hearing before trial they have dropped one of 22 counts but will still press most serious accusation

Sweden riots expose ugly side of ‘Nordic model’
Conversations with residents of this Swedish immigrant neighborhood soon bring tales of fruitless job hunts, police harassment, racial taunts and a feeling of living at the margins that are at odds with Sweden’s reputation for openness and tolerance.

Sweden riots spread to south of capital
Stockholm unrest spreads to south of city as violence continues into fourth night

Swedish riots rage for fourth night
Police attacked and cars torched in Stockholm suburbs as unrest sparked by long-term youth unemployment and poverty spreads

Woolwich terror suspect revealed as Muslim convert known to MI5
Troops in London were advised in the immediate aftermath of yesterday’s attack not to wear their uniforms outside their bases

A loving father, an Afghan hero and a fine soldier: The innocent drummer, 25, ‘slaughtered in London street by Muslim fanatics’

WOOLWICH HORROR TOUCHES RURAL ENGLAND: Police swoop on house in Lincolnshire village as it emerges ‘Islamists who killed soldier’ are British born and known to security services

Man in bloody video – named ‘Mujahid’ – was known to Anjem Choudary’s banned Islamist group Al Muhajiroun
One of the two men involved in the Woolwich terror attack was known to a banned Islamist organisation and went by the name of Mujahid, The Independent has learned.

Masked English Defence League supporters clash with police in Woolwich near scene of horrific killing as mosques are attacked in Home Counties

Sergio García: I’m sorry … I’m not a racist
Sergio García has denied racist intent in his comments towards Tiger Woods on Tuesday night, with the Spaniard also escaping any punishment from golf’s ruling bodies for his now infamous remarks at the European Tour’s annual gala dinner.

Obama Admits US Killed 4 Americans in Drone War
Only Anwar al-Awlaki was killed deliberately, says the letter, while the others “were not specifically targeted.”

Obama Gets Heckled About Guantanamo Bay During Speech On Terrorism
OBAMA: There is no justification beyond politics for congress to prevent us from closing a facility that never should have been opened.
HECKLER: Excuse me, President Obama, you are commander-in-chief–

Obama Heckled. ‘Let Me Finish, Ma’am,’ President Responds.

Transferring Gitmo to the Heartland
Obama to tell Congress to ‘designate a site’ for military commissions and trials of terrorists

‘Don’t interact, don’t talk, they are not humans’ – Gitmo guard’s basic orders
One of the methods used to extract information from Muslim inmates in Guantanamo was to apply sexual interrogation techniques, Terry Holdbrooks, former guard at the camp has told RT.

Washington Post Really Thinks U.S. Should Be World’s Policeman

What is the U.S. REALLY doing in Syria?
The Syrian conflict has become a proxy fight between the opposition and its various allies (Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United States, Turkey, etc.) and Bashar al-Assad’s regime and its various outsider supporters (Iran, Russia, Hezbollah).

Syria Rebels Threaten to Wipe Out Shiite, Alawite Towns

Syrian rebels, U.S. disagree on peace talks

Austria says peackeepers may quit Golan if EU arms rebels
Austria may pull its peacekeeping troops from the Golan Heights, evacuating the U.N. buffer zone, its defence minister warned on Tuesday, as Syria and Israel exchanged fire across a long dormant frontline now inflamed by civil war.

Interview With Chris Hedges
“Why Are We Not Calling This Fascism?”

Chris Hedges, Truthdig, joins Thom Hartmann. The AP scandal is just the latest example of an ongoing – and often corporate backed – assault on our most basic democratic rights.

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