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09 Aug

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective

Tony Judt: served for Israel in the Six-Day War but became a major critic of Israel and Zionism

Historian ‘saw the big picture, but went to the heart of the matter’

Zionists, the Left, French post-war intellectuals and Marxists collectively lost one of their most acerbic critics over the weekend with………………………

Obit: Tony Judt: Celebrated academic and historian of modern Europe who remained eloquent in the face of devastating illness

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A row of sleeping tents in Camp Justice

Exclusive: Caught in America’s legal black hole

Robert Verkaik: Guantanamo still holds 176 detainees, and one of them is about to stand trial………………………………………

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Israeli PM: Flotilla raid was legal

Binyamin Netanyahu arrives to testify to an inquiry into the Israeli raid on a Gaza aid flotilla Binyamin Netanyahu tells inquiry Turkey ignored warnings ‘at highest level’ to prevent confrontation

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Paul Newman and Patricia Neal in Hud (1963)

Patricia Neal dies at 84

Actor dealt with many illnesses and misfortunes in her life, finally succumbing to lung cancer…………………………………….

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Blair must be arrested

Blair must be arrested

By John Pilger

Having helped destroy other nations far away, our former prime minister — “peace envoy” to the Middle East — is now free to profit from the useful contacts he made while working as a “servant of the people”……………………………………….

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Guantanamo detainee set to be tried

Khadr wrote to his lawyer saying he hoped the trial would highlight the ‘unfair’ process [Al Jazeera]

 

Omar Khadr, a Canadian captured as a teenager by US troops in Afghanistan, is set to go on trial at the US military base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

The hearing this week will be the first of a Guantanamo detainee before a military tribunal under Barack Obama, the US president.

US forces captured Khadr in Afghanistan in July 2002, when he was just 15 years old.

He is accused of killing a US soldier after throwing a grenade at the end of a four-hour US bombardment of an al-Qaeda compound in the eastern Afghan city of Khost.

The Canadian citizen, who is now 23, has refused a plea deal. He faces a maximum life sentence if convicted of charges that include conspiring to commit terrorism and murder.

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