Information Clearing House News Letter 13 December, 2010: No Act of Rebellion Is Wasted

13 December, 2010 — Information Clearing House

No Act of Rebellion Is Wasted
By Chris Hedges
Hope and justice live when people, even in tiny numbers, stand up and fight for them.

My Life With The Taliban:
By Mullah Abdul Salam Zaeef
An excerpt from the fascinating autobiography of former Taliban government spokesman and ambassador to Pakistan, Mullah Abdul Salam Zaeef who spent four years imprisoned in Guantanamo.

Demonizing Iran-Venezuela
Israeli Deputy FM: Iran-Venezuela Ties Threaten U.S., Entire World

By Haaretz Service
“Venezuela is Iran’s advance outpost on the Latin American continent. The two countries have joined together to create an axis of conventional and nuclear terror [that threatens] not only the Middle East, but also the continent of America, and the United States in particular,” Ayalon told a group of some two dozen journalists from Latin American countries.

Tears of Gaza
2 Minute Video
In a rough style, by way of unique footage, the brutal consequences of modern wars are exposed.

In the Mideast, The US is a Helpless Giant
By Eric Margolis
By caving in to Israel’s hard right over the West Bank, Obama sends a message of profound weakness to the rest of the world. He is signaling that Israel, not the White House, really makes America’s Mideast policy.

Truth is the Greatest Enemy of the State.
By Paul Craig Roberts
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, former assistant Secretary to the US Treasury, talk about the WikiLeaks. Max asks Dr. Roberts about what he thinks of what is happening to WikiLeaks story.

Post Mortem for the world’s “Reserve Currency”
By Mike Whitney
The dollar’s days as reserve currency may be coming to an end, but it won’t be because China decided to jettison its pile of US Treasuries.

15 dead in Somali battles: –
At least 15 people have been killed and 30 others injured in heavy fighting in the Somali capital Mogadishu, the head of Mogadishu’s ambulance service said on Monday.

Six dead in Iraq attacks as police make sweeping arrests :
At least six people were killed Monday in separate incidents in Iraq, while security forces announced they had arrested 89 people suspected of planning attacks or other acts of terrorism.

Tribesman sues Islamabad CIA chief:
“That drone attack killed my son, my brother and a local man. We are not terrorists, we are common citizens,” Khan told a news conference in Islamabad.

Pakistan encouraging Hamid Karzai in coalition with militants:
Pakistan’s military is championing a power-sharing plan that would force Afghan president Hamid Karzai into coalition with some of the most deadly Taliban factions in return for peace.

Hunger and Anger in Afghanistan:
In Afghanistan, a nation where 850 children die every day, about a quarter of the population goes hungry. The UN says that 7.4 million Afghans live with hunger and fear of starvation, while millions more rely on food help, and one in five children die before the age of five.

King Abdullah announces support for Iran’s nuclear rights:
Jordan’s King Abdullah said here on Monday that his country recognizes Iran’s nuclear rights, adding enjoying access to peaceful nuclear energy is the right of the Iranian nation, IRNA reported.

Soldiers kidnapped as anger flares in Yemen:
Those behind these kidnappings are armed citizens who are angry at the detention of their children and relatives in state prisons, among them the man sentenced to death on Saturday for the bombing of the sports club in Aden,” Nasser Al-Khubaggi, a leading member of the Southern Movement, told Reuters by phone.

US supplied ‘illegal’ arms to Saudi for war against Houthis:
The US supplied arms and intelligence to Saudi Arabia in their war against Yemen’s northern Houthi rebels, according to leaked diplomatic cables. An act the United States’ own counterterrorism chief said was illegal.

‘Europe will recognize Palestinian state when appropriate’ :
On Monday Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat addressed a written letter to the EU Foreign Policy chief Catherine Ashton, urging the European Union to recognize an independent Palestinian state within the 1967 borders.,7340,L-3998571,00.html

Netanyahu hails U.S. retreat on settlement freeze demands:
PM to meet with U.S. envoy George Mitchell on Monday evening in Jerusalem; Obama administration wants Israel to take a position on core issues, with an emphasis on borders.

Israel: Jerusalem Won’t Be Shared:
Israel’s leader on Sunday dismissed a call from a key government partner to share the holy city of Jerusalem with the Palestinians, a reminder of the obstacles facing already troubled peacemaking efforts.

Barak tells Gates: Hezbollah and Syria must not gain weapons edge over Israel:
Defense Minister meets U.S. counterpart at the Pentagon to discuss Washington’s continuing support of Israel’s defense efforts.

Public invited to inform on those renting to Arabs:
The Lehava organization issued a notice Sunday evening, inviting the public to call a voicemail service and record the names of Jewish Israelis renting apartments to Arabs,7340,L-3998121,00.html

Kuwait shuts down al-Jazeera for covering opposition protest meeting:
The Arabic TV station is barred from Kuwait after broadcasting footage of a meeting protesting about a government crackdown

Assange attorney: Secret grand jury meeting in Virginia on WikiLeaks:
”it does seem to me that what we have here is nothing more than a holding charge.” The United States just wants Assange detained, he said, so “ultimately they can get their mitts on him.”

Media chiefs throw support behind WikiLeaks:
Some of Australia’s most senior media professionals, including bosses of major newspapers, television networks and websites, have written to Prime Minister Julia Gillard to express their support for WikiLeaks.

Rudd prepared to intervene for Assange:
Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd has defended the legal rights of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who’s preparing to face court in London.

Why did I back Julian Assange? It’s about justice and fairness:
Even my mother asked why I would stand surety for an alleged rapist. I was there because I believe this is about censorship

Health Care Law Ruled Unconstitutional:
A federal district judge in Virginia ruled on Monday that the keystone provision in the Obama health care law is unconstitutional, becoming the first court in the country to invalidate any part of the sprawling act and ensuring that appellate courts will receive contradictory opinions from below.

Bank of America admits fraud in US antitrust case:
US banking giant Bank of America has admitted it committed fraud in the municipal bond derivatives market and will pay 137.3 million dollars in damages, the government said Tuesday.

Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered Since The U.S. Invaded Iraq “1,421,933″

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America’s War On Iraq:  4,745

Number Of  International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan : 2,262

Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan

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