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Abuse ‘Widespread’ In Kashmir Jails
By Aljazeera


Leaked cable suggests US diplomats were briefed by the Red Cross of continued torture in Indian-administered Kashmir

Getting To Assange Through Manning
By Glenn Greenwald


Federal investigators “are looking for evidence of any collusion” between WikiLeaks and Bradley Manning — “trying to find out whether Mr. Assange encouraged or even helped” the Army Private leak the documents — and then “charge him as a conspirator in the leak, not just as a passive recipient of the documents who then published them.” To achieve this, it is particularly important to “persuade Private Manning to testify against Mr. Assange.” I want to make two points about this. This raises several questions about investigative journalism

Julian Assange: WikiLeaks Faces ‘Very Aggressive’ Investigation By US
By Peter Walker


Assange says he is reliant on public opinion to rein in ‘superpower that does not appear to be following rule of law’

Climate Capitalism Wins At Cancún
By Patrick Bond


Patrick Bond, author of Climate Change, Carbon Trading and Civil Society: Negative Returns on South African Investments and director of the University of KwaZulu-Natal Center for Civil Society, assesses the outcome of the United Nations climate summit

Cancun Agreement Stripped Bare By Bolivia’s Dissent
By Nick Buxton


Bolivia’s indefatigable negotiator, Pablo Solon, put it most cogently in the concluding plenary, when he said that the only way to assess whether the agreement had any ‘clothes’ was to see if it included firm commitments to reduce emissions and whether it was enough to prevent catastrophic climate change

Manufacturing Discontent
By Gregory Vickrey


Manufacturing discontent is an important method for the climate movement to employ in order to implement sound reasoning for moving away from modern capitalism and its predatory effects to something of the people. It is probably the most important component, because learning the truth about corporate control of our lives inherently leads to discontent amongst all but the richest in society

Does Peak Oil Even Matter?
By David Murphy


The question is no longer “when will peak oil occur,” but “how long will the effects of peak oil last?”

Zionist Lobby’s New Orders For Obama
By Alan Hart


House Resolution 1734, approved unanimously by the House of Representatives on 15 December which strongly and unequivocally opposes any attempt to seek recognition of a Palestinian state by the United Nations or other international forums and calls upon the Administration to continue its opposition to the unilateral declaration of a Palestinian state is the new order to President Obama from the Zionist lobby

Insisting On Their Humanity: ‘The Plight Of The Palestinians’
By Ramzy Baroud


It is the very balance between destruction and rebuilding, despair and hope, occupation and perseverance that makes the Palestinian people powerful. Their power cannot be demonstrated in numbers, but it can be felt, experienced, and understood. ” The Plight of the Palestinians: A Long History of Destruction” spreads the seeds of understanding, which is so essential to any meaningful and lasting change

Censorship And Genocide Ignoring By Australian Mainstream Media and WikiLeaks
By Dr Gideon Polya


Two major features of WikiLeaks are that (1) the leaked US cables simply provide documentary confirmation what sensible people had surmised already about the conduct of the US Alliance; and (2) the real scandal is that neither WikiLeaks nor Mainstream media (MSM) will report the horrendous carnage of 8 million dead so far in the US War on Terror. Below is documentary evidence of how one of Australia ‘s leading newspapers, The Age (Melbourne), actively censors reportage of this ongoing, largely Muslim Holocaust

Beverages Bottled In PET Plastic Maybe Not Safe To Drink
By Sarah (Steve) Mosko


New evidence that PET drink bottles can leach substances into the contents that mimic the sex hormone estrogen – phthalates and antimony – has put PET bottles in the crosshairs also of scientists worried about their health safety

Afghans: Victimized By Conflict, Occupation, Extreme Deprivation And Genocide
By Stephen Lendman


A December 15 ICRC press release expressed deep concern about how dire conditions have gotten in Afghanistan, their worst ever since America’s illegal war of aggression began in October 2001

Procter & Gamble To Use Rajasthan Health Workers To Sell Sanitary Napkins
By Devinder Sharma


The multinational giant Procter & Gamble will now utilize the government machinery to sell its products, thereby opening up a marketing channel that the private companies had never thought of. Socializing the costs, and privatizing the profits. Isn’t this a remarkable marketing strategy?

Post Babri Masjid-Ramjanmabhoomi Verdict: Whither Indian Democracy?
By Teesta Setalvad


The September 30 2010 verdict in the Babri Masjid-Ramjanmabhoomi case, that began as a dispute over a title suit but escalated into a full blown politico-religious conflict — one that legitimized the criminal assault on a 450 plus year old mosque as also targeted minority life and property — has raised serious issues for the future of Indian democracy given the fact that the verdict was disproportionately based on issues of contested faith and disputed histories

Divestment Action Across USA


Investors and supporters in 23 cities across the US tell financial giant TIAA-CREF to divest from CATERPILLAR and other companies that profit from the Israeli occupation

Beyond The Politics Of Ban
By Mahtab Alam


Do you think extremist organizations of Sangh Parivar would ever be banned? Many would say it would not ever but it should be. But, the question is that, is banning a solution? No matter, what is the color of extremism, Red, Green or Bhagwa. Certainly, it is not a solution

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