During the summer, Susiya residents pay nearly $10 per cubic meter of water – about five times what Israelis pay. Imraizig is the programme manager for ACF’s clean water initiative in Susiya, and he is working to help residents get water affordably by building a filling station closer to the village. However, he told us, settlers have contaminated Susiya’s existing wells, and his requests for construction permits to replace them have thus far been denied.
A view from Palestinian Susiya toward nearby Susiya Settlement. Villagers in Susiya face constant harassment from settler groups and threats of eviction from Israeli forces. Heather Kathryn Ross
Soldiers’ testimonies recorded by Breaking the Silence verify Imraizig’s claim. A lieutenant in Civil Administration, who chose to remain anonymous, told BTS: ‘Poisoning wells, that happens [in the South Hebron Hills] plenty. There was this story of settlers throwing dead chickens into the Palestinians’ well… There was nothing to do. We brought them water tanks,’ the soldier said. ‘Most of those wells aren’t legal and they should actually be destroyed, but wells are not destroyed mostly. For their benefit.’
L’administration Obama avait bien juré de faire appliquer à la lettre la loi fédérale d’accès à l’information (Freedom of Information Act), de rendre publique toute information d’intérêt public. Elle aura mis quatre mois à trahir sa parole, passée l’investiture de janvier 2009. Sécurité nationale, encore et toujours. WikiLeaks surgit alors et tourne à plein régime. La suite est connue mais pas finie. Et aucune démocratie, si grande soit-elle, ne peut plus espérer taire des pratiques qui bousculent sa réputation.
Trente ans après la divulgation des «Papiers du Pentagone» sur la guerre du Vietnam par le New York Times, les Etats-Unis se croyaient-ils à l’abri d’une nouvelle fuite d’envergure, en pleine mise en question de leur politique étrangère?
Bady uses a close reading of an essay by Assange on State and Terrorist Conspiracies to argue that Assange sees modern governance as a conspiracy by those with power that goes against the interests and desires of the governed, and that Wikileaks exists in order to undermine the ability of governments to communicate secretly and diminish the power of authoritarian states.
In a statement dictated to his mother from his jail cell Assange said “we now know that Visa, Mastercard, PayPal and others are instruments of US foreign policy”, referring to the way in which these large companies had decided not to provide service to Wikileaks.