The Truth Will Always Win By Julian Assange

7 December, 2010 — The AustralianCounterCurrents

In 1958 a young Rupert Murdoch, then owner and editor of Adelaide’s The News, wrote: ‘In the race between secrecy and truth, it seems inevitable that truth will always win.’

His observation perhaps reflected his father Keith Murdoch’s expose that Australian troops were being needlessly sacrificed by incompetent British commanders on the shores of Gallipoli. The British tried to shut him up but Keith Murdoch would not be silenced and his efforts led to the termination of the disastrous Gallipoli campaign.

Nearly a century later, WikiLeaks is also fearlessly publishing facts that need to be made public.

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Top rabbis issue rabid racist fatwa By Chaim Levinson

7 December, 2010 – Haaretz

Top rabbis move to forbid renting homes to Arabs, say ‘Israel belongs to Jews’

Dozens of Israel’s municipal chief rabbis signed on to the ruling, which comes just months after the chief rabbi of Safed initiated a call urging Jews to refrain from renting or selling apartments to non-Jews.

A number of leading rabbis who signed on to a religious ruling to forbid renting homes to gentiles – a move particularly aimed against Arabs – defended their decision on Tuesday with the declaration that the land of Israel belongs to the Jews.

Dozens of Israel’s municipal chief rabbis signed on to the ruling, which comes just months after the chief rabbi of Safed initiated a call urging Jews to refrain from renting or selling apartments to non-Jews.

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New at Strategic Culture Foundation 27 November – 3 December, 2010

7 December, 2010 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Russia’s Pak tilt

03.12.2010 | 12:01 | BHADRAKUMAR Melkulangara (India)
The Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov’s consultations in Delhi on Monday came as traditional run-up to the annual India-Russia summits. President Dmitry Medvedev is due to visit India on Dec 21-22… Russia, being a global player, has no alternative but to respond to the US regional strategies apropos of long-term western military presence in Russia’s extended neighbourhood, Washington’s Great Central Asia strategy (aimed at rolling back Russian and Chinese influence)…

UNASUR Countries Against the Empire

02.12.2010 | 16:36 | NIKANDROV Nil
The highlight of the 4th UNASUR summit was the unanimous approval of “The Additional Protocol to the Constitutive Treaty of UNASUR on Commitment to Democracy” which stipulates that the UNASUR countries would mount collective resistance to any attempts to displace legitimate governments on the continent… It is time to put an end to Washington’s meddling in the domestic affairs of Latin American countries regardless of the pretexts cited by Washington such as struggle against terrorism, drug trafficking, smuggling, and human trafficking. Latin Americans can handle their own problems independently…

The US Electorate Moving Right? Or Just the US Administration?

30.11.2010 | 16:26 | KERANS David (USA)
The US government will not be willing to take the lead on the international stage in controlling global warming, limiting social inequality, bringing the financial sector to heel, or restraining its (since renamed) Global War on Terror. It will in fact try to obstruct healthy initiatives on all these critical issues. Happily, many countries are showing more spine to the US than they have in the past.

The Korean Peninsula: a Territory of Recurring Crises

29.11.2010 | 17:34 | VORONTSOV Alexander, REVENKO Oleg
On November 23 Pyongyang subjected the Yeonpyeong Island located 12-15 km away from the inter-Korean border to massive shelling… US-S. Korean military exercises involving a US marine group are to take place in the Yellow Sea on November 28-December 1. The exercises can be regarded as provocative in character given that they are conducted in the proximity of N. Korea’s coast and that landing operations are a part of the exercise plan… Washington will almost certainly take advantage of the crisis situation to exert greater pressure on China and indirectly on Russia…

Russian Presence on Tajik Border

29.11.2010 | 08:26 | SHUSTOV Aleksandr
Fightingdrug trafficking from Afghanistan has become one of the  prior tasks for Russia in recent years as up to 30,000 Russians die from drug use every year… When Russian troops left Tajikistan in 2005 (only a small group of experts stayed to consult the border services), the situation got worse. Though very soon Tajikistan saw assistance from the U.S. and Europe, the Republic became one of the most active drug trafficking zones. When opium production in Afghanistan increased  almost 40-fold, it was no longer possible to control the flow of drugs via Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan to Russia…

As hope of euro fails, Europe’s fate depends on Germans

28.11.2010 | 10:42 | NESTEROV Vladimir
On November 23, the German newspaper Die Welt wrote: “Hopes that euro will unite the society have failed”. On the contrary, the gap between the countries, which earlier had unstable currencies, and the countries, which were heading to stability, has become wider. Germans do not understand the love for consumption, which led Greece and Spaniard to debts. At the same time, in Southern Europe people have allergy to Germans’ appeals to save money and to set clear rules of the game. What will be further?

NATO and South Asian security

27.11.2010 | 10:35 | BHADRAKUMAR Melkulangara (India)
The Strategic Concept adopted at Lisbon envisages NATO’s prerogative to mount expeditionary operations globally. The Lisbon summit confirmed that the NATO military presence in Afghanistan will continue even beyond 2014… Overarching these considerations comes the U.S. strategy visualising NATO as the provider of security to the Silk Road that transports the multi-trillion dollar mineral wealth in Central Asia to the world market via the port of Gwadar…

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Wikileaks News Roundup 6-7 December, 2010

7 December, 2010 —

See also the complete list of stories 28 November – 7 December, 2010

7 December, 2010

  • Tomgram: Alfred McCoy, Taking Down America
  • #Wikileaks: The Internet Ideal Triumphs
  • Julian Assange: ‘Don’t shoot the messenger’
  • Britain arrests WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange
  • #PayPal suffers DoS for spurning
  • #Wikileaks
  • Visa suspends Wikileaks payments
  • Bolivia Responds to U.S. Manipulation of Climate Talks Revealed by WikiLeaks
  • Death Squads versus Democracy: Tom Flanagan’s “Joke” directed against Wikileaks Julian Assange
  • Headlines for December 7, 2010
  • Glenn Greenwald on the Arrest of Julian Assange and the U.S. “War on WikiLeaks”
  • Chief E.U. Climate Negotiator: WikiLeaks Cables’ Account of Copenhagen Manipulation “One-Sided and Selective”
  • U.S. Negotiator Refuses to Answer Questions on WikiLeaks Cables’ Account of Climate Talks Manipulation
  • Guardian Environment Editor John Vidal on WikiLeaks Cables and U.S. Manipulation of Climate Talks
  • Wikileaks defended by hacktivists
  • Wikileaks’ Assange arrested in UK
  • Trotsky on Wikileaks (well, sort of)
  • WikiLeaks damage to US foreign policy colossal – political scientist
  • Defend Wikileaks and Julian Assange! Australia should break the military alliance with US!
  • WikiLeaks blows whistle on NATO’s plans against Russia
  • Wikileaks reveals US Baltic plan
  • Cameron and Karzai downplay leaks
  • Wikileaks: Power, Propaganda, and the Global Political Awakening by Andrew Gavin Marshall
  • Defend Wikileaks and Julian Assange!
  • WikiLeaks’ founder Assange arrested in London
  • WikiLeaks releases list of sites ‘vital to US national security’
  • Arrest warrant on Assange to be served today
  • Campaigners rally to defence as attempts to muzzle site mount
  • Alan Hart: WikiLeaks: What, really, is the problem?
  • Wikileaks Mirrors
  • What WikiLeaks revealed about the empire
  • WikiLeaks founder plans to surrender to British authorities – paper
  • Socialist Alliance: Defend Wikileaks and Julian Assange!
  • Newspaper review
  • 6 December, 2010

    Wikileaks’ Julian Assange refused bail

    7 December 2010 — The Independent

    Assange is expected to appear before a district judge at City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court later today.

    Assange is expected to appear before a district judge at City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court later today.

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was remanded in custody today after appearing in court on an extradition warrant.

    The 39-year-old Australian is wanted by prosecutors in Sweden over claims he sexually assaulted two women.

    District Judge Howard Riddle refused bail on the grounds there was a risk he would fail to surrender.

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    Alan Hart: WikiLeaks: What, really, is the problem?

    7 December, 2010 — Atlantic Free Press – Hard Truths for Hard Times

    Alan Hart is a former ITN and BBC Panorama foreign correspondent who covered wars and conflicts wherever they were taking place in the world and specialized in the Middle East.His Latest book Zionism: The Real Enemy of the Jews, is a three-volume epic in its American edition.

    Some commentators, bloggers and other writers, were quick to jump to the conclusion that the avalanche of documents being released by WikiLeaks is part and parcel of an Israeli/Mossad deception strategy. One implication being that WikiLeaks’ founder, Julian Assange is, knowingly or not, manipulated by Zionism.

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    Interface: a journal for and about social movements Volume two, issue two

    7 December, 2010 — Interface

    Voices of dissent: activists’ engagements in the creation of alternative, autonomous, radical and independent media

    Volume two, issue two of Interface, a peer-reviewed e-journal produced and refereed by social movement practitioners and engaged movement researchers, is now out, on the special theme “Voices of dissent: activists’ engagements in the creation of alternative, autonomous, radical and independent media”.

    Interface is open-access (free), global and programmatically multilingual. Our overall aim is to “learn from each other’s struggles”: to develop a dialogue between practitioners and researchers, but also between different social movements, intellectual traditions and national contexts.

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    VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 6 December, 2010: Researcher says detainees used in medical experiments

    6 December, 2010 — VTJP


    International Middle East Media Center

    Turkey and Israel Set to Restore Relations
    IMEMC – 6 Dec 2010 – Monday December 06, 2010 – 17:32, Turkish and Israeli diplomats met in Geneva on Sunday, and discussed repairing relations between the two countries cooled since after Israeli military raid on the Gaza flotilla last May, Ha’aretz said.

    Banks in Nablus Protest New Tax
    IMEMC – 6 Dec 2010 – Monday December 06, 2010 – 16:33, A number of banks in Nablus suspended work at 10 a.m. on Monday, protesting the P.A.’s decision to impose a new tax, the Ma’an News agency reported.

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