Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Wikileaks Mirrors
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Leaks Suggest Iran Is Now Winning in the Middle East

By Juan Cole

Iran is winning and Israel is losing. That is the startling conclusion we reach if we consider how things have changed in the Middle East in the two years since most of the WikiLeaks State Department cables about Iran’s regional difficulties were written. Continue

Don't Shoot Messenger for Revealing Uncomfortable Truths

By Julian Assange

Every time WikiLeaks publishes the truth about abuses committed by US agencies, Australian politicians chant a provably false chorus with the State Department: Continue

The Arrest of Julian Assange
Truth in Chains


They didn’t mind being unmasked as accomplices in mass murder and fomenters of suffering and hatred; in fact, they were rather proud of it. Continue

The Wikileaks Sex Files:
How two one-night stands sparked a worldwide hunt for Julian Assange

By Richard Pendlebury

The more one learns about the case, the allegations simply don’t ring true. Continue

Govt Forced to Release Docs on Spying Programme

By William Fisher

Last week's release of 900 pages of U.S. government documents dealing with the implementation of the nation's primary surveillance law suggests that the government has been systematically violating the privacy rights of U.S. citizens. Continue

The Charade of Israeli-Palestinian Talks

By Noam Chomsky

The focus on settlement expansion, and Washington’s groveling, are not the only farcical elements of the current negotiations. The very structure is a charade. Continue

Two-third Afghans want Taliban’s return: Poll: The poll released Monday also shows that Afghan confidence in US military operations to secure the country is dropping while Afghan support for the insurgency is rising
Poll paints a bleak picture for the West in Afghanistan: Big majorities want Hamid Karzai’s government to negotiate with the Taliban, regard corruption as endemic and believe Afghan government officials are pocketing much of the billions earmarked for aid and development.
Allawi threatens to quit Iraqi government: report: "Power-sharing is not happening," Allawi said. "It is not set to work in a meaningful way... If it does not change, I will not participate."
US warns of aid cuts if Sadr bloc takes certain Iraqi ministries: The US is warning that it could cut substantial funding to Iraq's Health, Education, and Transport ministries if the anti-American Sadr bloc is given those cabinet posts in a new government being formed by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange refused bail: The founder of the whistle-blowing website Wikileaks, Julian Assange, has told a court he will fight extradition to Sweden.
John Pilger, : Offering to guarantee Assange’s surety.: “I have a very high regard for him,” Pilger told Riddle. “I’m here today because the charges against him in Sweden are absurd, and were judged as absurd by the chief prosecutor” until a “senior political figure intervened.”
Pilger attacks Gillard over Assange: Campaigning journalist John Pilger has slammed Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard for not supporting WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
Wikileaks' Visa payments suspended: Visa Europe has begun suspending payments to whistle-blowing website Wikileaks ahead of carrying out an investigation into the organisation. It follows a similar move by rival payments processor Mastercard on Tuesday.
Glenn Greenwald: The lawless Wild West attacks WikiLeaks: Legal experts agree that prosecuting the organization or Julian Assange for any of its leaks would be difficult in the extreme. Despite those facts, look at just some of the punishment that has been doled out to them and what has been threatened:
Will Joe Lieberman's Next WikiLeaks Target Be The New York Times?: After taking credit for successfully pressuring Amazon to pull its hosting support of WikiLeaks and 'persuading' the company that provided visualizations of the leaked documents to pull them from the web, Lieberman apparently has his eye on the NYT.
Need a laugh? U.S. to Host World Press Freedom Day in 2011: New media has empowered citizens around the world to report on their circumstances, express opinions on world events, and exchange information in environments sometimes hostile to such exercises of individuals’ right to freedom of expression
Israel-U.S. talks on renewed settlement freeze reach dead end: Negotiations between Israel and the U.S. government regarding Israel's renewal of a moratorium on West Bank settlement construction in exchange for an American letter of guarantees have failed, according to a senior Israeli official.
Israeli rabbis tell Jews not to sell homes to Arabs: – Dozens of Israeli rabbis, some of them civil servants, issued an appeal on Tuesday telling locals not to sell or rent property to non-Jews, drawing condemnation from lawmakers and human rights activists.
An Israeli and a Palestinian Meet at the Separation Fence - on the U.S.-Mexico Border: If passed, a decade-old bill will allow the naturalization of young Latino-Americans in the U.S. Republicans oppose it, so does Fox News. But the U.S. Army is in favor.
The US embassy cables reveal secret Nato plans to defend Baltics from Russia: Washington and its western allies have for the first time since the end of the cold war drawn up classified military plans to defend the most vulnerable parts of eastern Europe against Russian threats, according to confidential US diplomatic cables.
Court considers fate of adopted Guatemalan boy: Romero was arrested in a raid at a poultry plant in Missouri. She went to jail for using fake papers to get the job. Meanwhile, her baby boy was adopted.
52 Year Old Who Came to US as a Toddler to be Deported: Mike now waits for ICE agents to break into his house for a second time and send him to a land he has never known. Then he would likely never see his parents again.
Court Dismisses Targeted Killing Case : Judge Acknowledges ACLU And CCR Case Raises Important Questions About Legality Of Obama Administration's Claimed Authority To Kill Americans Outside Combat Zones
Overdraft charges soar to record 19%: Borrowers pay an extortionate 38 times the Bank of England's base rate
Euro collapse 'possible' amid deepening divisions over bail-out: It is feasible that the euro will not survive the current sovereign debt crisis sweeping Europe, one of the Treasury's leading independent forecasters has said.
Some European Countries Are Bankrupt: Jim Rogers: “You need to let Ireland go bankrupt. They are bankrupt, why should innocent Germans, Poles or anybody pay for mistakes made by Irish politicians,” Rogers said.
Congressional Dems Oppose Obama's 'Unfair' Tax Deal: Welch said the current plan “holds unemployment benefits and middle class tax cuts hostage to give a tax cut to billionaires” and chided the president for giving into Republican demands too quickly.

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