Sunday, December 18, 2011

Fwd: CC News Letter, 17 Dec - Army Hearing Begins Against Bradley Manning

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Army Hearing Begins Against Bradley Manning
By Naomi Spencer

The persecution of Bradley Manning entered a new phase on Friday, with pretrial military proceedings. Manning, a US Army private, is accused of leaking evidence of war crimes and other government secrets to whistleblower organization WikiLeaks

The Trial of Bradley Manning: Rule of Law or
 Rule of Intimidation, Retaliation And Retribution
 By Ann Wright

The military's contention that it took 19 months to figure out how to try him while protecting classified materials reeks of intimidation, retribution and retaliation

The Durban Package: "Laisser Faire, Laisser Passer"
 By Pablo Solón

In 2020 a new legal instrument will come into effect that will replace the Kyoto Protocol and will seriously impact the principles of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The result will be the deepening of the "Laisser Faire, laisser passer" regime inaugurated in Copenhagen, Cancun and Durban which will lead to an increase in temperature of more than 4°C

Set Your Doomsday Clock To 11:51
 By David Swanson

The National Defense Authorization Act is not a leap from democracy to tyranny, but it is another major step on a steady and accelerating decade-long march toward a police state. The doomsday clock of our republic just got noticeably closer to midnight, and the fact that almost nobody knows it, simply moves that fatal minute-hand a bit further still.

Democracy In 2012
 By Frank Scott

65% of the planet's 7 billion people are poor, bringing the 21st century still closer to Marx's words of the 19th. Humanity's call for another world is growing louder and more insistent. The forces of reaction are working to smother that voice through their private governments and media but also through supposedly public and even progressive political circles

Anatomy Of A NATO War Crime
 By Franklin Lamb

 NATO's bombing, which far exceeded earlier estimates ,killed or wounded 90,000-120,000 Libyans and foreigners, and the displacement of more than two million Libyans and foreign workers

Why Do They Hate Us?
 By Dave Lindorff

Even as President Obama and War Secretary Leon Panetta announce the "end" of the Iraq War, the National Journal December 4 article, a US "covert war" against Iran has already begun

Mornings In Palestine
 By Eva Bartlett

A chronicle of daily life in Palestine

No Walmart, Please
 By Justice Rajindar Sachar (retd)

The Government of India's claims are questionable

A Surfeit Of Politics
 By Maryam Sakeenah

Studying political intrigue, conflict, conspiracies, power struggles, war and peace, human motivations, aspirations and errors, I only find my own nature magnified onto the chasm of History

Only Reacting, Not Acting
 By Mukul Dube

 If Hindutva, as expressed in hatred towards other religions, has come to permeate the very thinking of the bulk of Indian society, that must be called at once the victory of unreason and the defeat of our humanity

Activists Occupy Coca-Cola Factory In Kerala

About twenty two members of Plachimada Coca-Cola Virudha Samara Samithi and Plachimada solidarity forum including Vilayodi Venugopal, Sri N. P. Johnson, N Subramanyan, Fr. Augustine, M N Giri, Sahadevan and ors, walked in to the premises of the Coca Cola Factory in Kerala state, India and courted arrest

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