Friday, December 30, 2005

Torture Flights. Who is applying the brakes

Friday 30th December.

See Craig Murray's site. His new book is about to be published and it would seem that there are some people who do not want all of Craig's account of this time as UK ambassador to Uzbekistan to appear in print.

To quote from Craig's site, '
The Foreign Office has demanded that Craig Murray remove all references to two especially damning British government documents, indicating that our government was knowingly receiving information extracted by the Uzbeks through torture, and return every copy that he has in his possession.'

The two documents appear on his site.

See also this Aljazeera report.

The Information Clearing House also publishes the two documents.

Why not save your own copy. I have. Spread the word about. Send a copy to your MSP, MP. Jack Straw the police and any one else you think should read these documents.

There are several good articles on the ICH site today and there is an update on the Guantanamo hunger strikers.

In my newsletter from ICH there was a great quote that I want to share.

An elder Cherokee Native American was teaching his grandchildren about life. He said to them, "A fight is going on inside me...It is a terrible fight, and it is between two wolves. One wolf represents fear, anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, pride and superiority. The other wolf stands for joy, peace, love, hope, sharing, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, friendship, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. This same fight is going on inside of you and every other person too."

They thought about it for a minute and then one child asked his grandfather, "Which wolf will win?" The old Cherokee simply replied..."The one I feed."

Saturday 31st December

The Scotsman reported that Margaret Smith, a Liberal Democrat MSP wants the Chicago Convention re examined.

About time too. It was drafted in 1944.

More questions concerning the CIA extraordinary rendition flights have been asked in the Westminster Parliament.
See Hansard for a full account.

It seems the EU is negotiating a new air sevices agreement with the US.


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