The Independent is one of the newspapers reporting about a new book by Ronen Bergman, which tells the stories on state-sponsored killings. The Washington Post writes that:
Toward the end of the book, Bergman hints at the tantalizing possibility that then-prime minister Ariel Sharon authorized the killing of Arafat, who died in 2004 of a “mysterious intestinal disease.” Even if he knew what happened, Bergman writes, he wouldn’t be able to write the truth because “the military censor in Israel forbids me from discussing this subject.”
Robert Parry, a journalist who was not afraid to report on government-related crime and abuse of power, died peacefully earlier this month. Read the tribute by his son Nat Parry.
Listen to the documentary Fyra minuter från kärnvapenkrig in Swedish. Some translated excerpts from the introduction on the web page of Swedish Radio:
25 times we have been close to nuclear war. Each time due to misunderstandings or technical breakdowns. How long can the luck last?
One chance in three
So large is the risk of dying in a nuclear war, the physics professor Max Tegmark assesses.
Read more in English why Tegmark has called on the research community to support a ban on nuclear weapons and about countries like Russia refusing to join.
Guantanamo detainees must either be charged or released – and then this illegal prison should be closed for good.
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