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Julian Assange will be granted asylum, says official | The Guardian

Ecuador’s president Rafael Correa has agreed to give the WikiLeaks founder asylum, according to an official in Quito by Irene Caselli in Quito Ecuador’s president, Rafael Correa, has agreed to grant Julian Assange asylum, officials within Ecuador’s government have said. The WikiLeaks founder has been holed up at Ecuador’s London embassy since 19 June, when he officially requested political asylum. ...

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2011: Britain’s environmental year in review | guardian.co.uk

2011 was a torrid year for what remains of natural Britain. There was a cold winter, a glorious but very dry spring, an Autumnal heatwave and a late drought, but the government which promised to be the greenest ever, was pilloried for its proposed actions on planning, forests, air quality, climate change, solar energy, sustainable development, biodiversity, nuclear power, badgers, ...

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Pakistan and the Taliban, by Tariq Ali | CounterPunch

What They’ve Been Up to is No Secret On 8 June this year militants bearing grenades and mortars attacked a Nato convoy in Rawalpindi. Fifty Nato vehicles were burnt and more than a dozen soldiers were reported dead. This can only get worse. Time for Obama to abandon all pretences used to justify a war that can only lead to ...

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