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Manning trial judge to US: prove suspect knew leaks would ‘aid enemy’ | World news | - The US government will have to prove that the WikiLeaks source, Bradley Manning, had “reason to believe” that his disclosure of state secrets could be harmful to the US and beneficial to foreign nations, the judge presiding over the soldier’s court martial ruled on Wednesday. The ruling from Colonel Denise Lind, sitting in a military court at Fort Meade in Maryland, raises the burden of proof for the prosecutors who are trying to have the US soldier jailed for life for his actions in passing hundreds of thousands of classified state documents to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. Manning has pleaded guilty to the leak, but only to lesser charges that carry an upper sentence of 20 years in military jail.

Idle No More movement ‘different’ from anything the government had ever seen before, documents reveal - OTTAWA — On Dec. 12, an Aboriginal Affairs communications worker emailed his regional director about ongoing Idle No More protests. “What do you mean ‘idle no more’?,” Atlantic region director Ian Gray responded to Steve Young’s email. “Idle no more is the rallying statement for all the First Nations protesting Harper government actions. In other words, we aren’t going to sit by and take this,” Young wrote back. “Since mainstream media isn’t giving alot (sic) of coverage they are using social media quite effectively … it’s actually a great case study in grassroots use of new technology.”

Anti-Syrian Racism in Beirut’s Southern Suburbs | Al Akhbar English - Where are the security forces? Where is the army? Where are the municipalities and the mayors? Where are the wise men? Even in the media, the issue is treated with little seriousness. The mobs attacking Syrians have an old vendetta against any foreign worker, having been convinced that the Syrians are “stealing their daily bread.” It is a tired grudge that has nothing to do with the situation in Syria today. Adham Zoughaib, the son of one of the kidnapped Lebanese, has played a major role in the events of the past few days, most of which have taken place in Hay al-Sellom. He rejects the idea that the actions are racist.

The Growing Campaign to Revoke Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize | Common Dreams - This week, a challenge has begun with the launch of a petition urging the Norwegian Nobel Committee to revoke Obama’s Peace Prize. By midnight of the first day, nearly 10,000 people had signed. The online petition simply tells the Nobel committee: “I urge you to rescind the Nobel Peace Prize that was awarded to Barack Obama.” Many signers have added their own comments. Here are some samples: “It is with very great regret that I sign this petition, but I feel it is morally the right thing to do. I had phenomenally high hopes that our President would be a torch bearer for the true message of Peace. Instead he has brought death, destruction and devastation to vast areas of the world, and made us less safe by creating more enemies.” Sushila C., Punta Gorda, FL “War is nothing to be given a peace prize for.” Brent L., San Diego, CA

Sessions court rejects CBI’s clean chit to Tytler - The Hindu - Setting aside a magisterial court order accepting the closure report filed by the CBI, the sessions court directed the agency to record the statements of eyewitnesses to the murder of three Sikhs at Gurdwara Pul Bangash on November 1, 1984. They were burnt alive by a mob that was incited by Mr. Tytler, the witnesses alleged. However, the CBI concluded that Mr. Tytler was present at Teen Murti Bhawan when the riot took place. Senior advocate H.S. Phoolka, appearing for Lakhvinder Kaur, whose husband Badal Singh was among the three men killed, alleged that the CBI “ignored the fact” that Pul Bangash was hardly 15 minutes drive from Teen Murti Bhawan.

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