Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is in a London court fighting his extradition from the UK to Sweden. Stockholm wants him on accusations of sexual wrongdoing - something Assange denies and says they are politically motivated.
Monday, February 7, 2011
Bush cancels Swiss trip due to fear of arrest, rights group says
Feb 6, 2011, 11:57 GMTGeneva - Former US president George W Bush has cancelled a planned visit to Switzerland because of fears of possible legal action over torture allegations, a human rights groups said Sunday.
Amnesty International had 'sent Genevoise and Swiss federal prosecutors a detailed factual and legal analysis of President Bush's criminal responsibility for acts of torture he is believed to have authorised,' the group said.
The analysis provided 'enough information to open a criminal investigation against the former president.' The publication of his memoirs in November had showed that Bush had personally authorized the water-boarding of suspected terrorists, the group said.
As part of the fight against inequality and discrimination, political correctness in the U.S. has become entrenched into everyday life. But the rules on what you can say and what can't have now extended into censoring or altering classic literature. And as RT's Marina Portnaya reports, many Americans think that means the PC movement has gone too far.
Cops in America are heavily armed and trained to be bullies, routinely hurting people. After a number of mistakes committed by SWAT teams breaking into the wrong home of citizens and constant confrontations with people, are police overstepping their boundaries? Former Reagan Administration advisor Paul Craig Roberts says people who are attracted to police forces are bullies and sociopaths.
Phenomenons otherwise known as Julian Assange and WikiLeaks have - no doubt - turned world politics and journalism, upside-down. Maybe that's why the New York Times was among the first US Media outlets to begin working with Assange last year, securing scoops on classified US Government documents obtained by WikiLeaks. Six months later, the relationship has soured and the Times is looking to profit from it by publishing a critical tell-all book about the source that they once relied on.
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