Bradley Manning Daily News roundup 26 December, 2010

26 December, 2010 —

Journalist Sees Decline in Manning’s Health Over Last Several Months
The Moderate Voice
The only person to visit Wikileaks suspect Pte Bradley Manning in custody
other than his lawyer says his health has declined in the past four months.

Jailed Soldier Has Support of Resisters
New York Times
By AARON GLANTZ The small office of Courage to Resist, a nonprofit group in
Oakland, is full of items featuring the smiling face of Pfc. Bradley
Manning, …

Continue reading

Wikileaks Daily News Roundup 26 December, 2010

26 December, 2010 —

Banks And WikiLeaks
Huffington Post
The founder of WikiLeaks Julian Assange is silhouetted by the headlights of
the vehicle he travelled in cast on a wall, as he speaks to members of the
media …

Wikileaks exposes US drug wiretap
BBC News
Fresh US diplomatic cables released via Wikileaks suggest governments have
pressed the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to extend wiretapping
services. …

Continue reading

Tommy Sheridan Around the Blogs

26 December, 2010 —

I’ve not really followed the story of Tommy Sheridan of the Scottish Socialist Party and him being found guilty of perjury. Instead, if you can be bothered, check out Tommy Sheridan Around the Blogs where there is an attempt to present the issues, kind of, largely by giving us loads of links to a batch of other posts where they do take sides. Frankly, it’s all indicative of the parlous state of what passes for the left in this benighted land. I mean who really cares how many babes Sheridan bonked and whether or not he lied about it? What has it got to do with the current state of affairs? Nothing.

The final para of the piece by Phil of A Very Public Sociologist says,

“The recriminations and the arguments will see the left nicely into the new year. But hopefully people will soon start looking beyond the case. As Bella Caledonia notes, “The time for raking over one individuals life is thankfully over and the new task is to work out how the future looks for the left in Scotland – where energy can go and where alliances can be made. 2011 should be the year when the agenda is reclaimed by those more interested in the opening future than the inglorious past.””

We live in hope.

Happy New Year to you all

VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 25 December, 2010: Jesus was Palestinian and why it matters

25 December, 2010 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Israel Set To Build And Market 5000 Units In Occupied East Jerusalem, W. Bank
IMEMC – 25 Dec 2010 – Saturday December 25, 2010 – 09:36, The Israeli Housing Ministry is planning to build and market nearly 5000 new units for Jewish settlers in occupied East Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank.

Continue reading