Strategic Culture Foundation New Articles 20-25 December, 2010: India / Russia / Kosovo / Arms Race

25 December, 2010 — Strategic Culture Foundation

India-Russia ties in the “neo-liberal” age

24.12.2010 | 12:47 | BHADRAKUMAR Melkulangara (India)
If the official visit by President Dmitry Medvedev to India this week came anywhere being marred, that was from a most unexpected quarter – onions. Indians can’t make curries without onions and the price of onions shot up by 200 percent in the bazaar. One kilogram costs a dollar-and-a-half and that is a lot of money for 80 percent of Indians. They were contemplating how to substitute onions with finely chopped leaks in their curries as Medvedev arrived. …

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Information Clearing House Newsletter 26 December, 2010: Weekend Edition – We Can't Always Be Lucky

26 December, 2010 — Information Clearing House

We Can’t Always Be Lucky
By Charles Peña
Americans need to realize that building an absolute and perfect defense against terrorism is a Quixotic quest. – Intrusive pat-downs and body scans could be just the beginning.

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“21st Century Socialism: the Strategy of the Left and the Latin American Experience.” By Michael Lebowitz and Marta Harnecker

13 December, 2010, Thessaloniki, Greece — Left Streamed

Marta Harnecker and Michael Lebowitz were invited by the N. Poulantzas Institute and Transform Magazine to present lectures on “21st Century Socialism: the Strategy of the Left and the Latin American Experience.”

Part 1: Michael Lebowitz

Part 2: Marta Harnecker

Google translation of interview in Greek.

Marta Harnecker is the author of Ideas for the Struggle.

Bradley Manning Suffering Extreme Isolation Prison Torture — Courageous Whistleblower ‘Physically Deteriorating’

26 December, 2010 — Global ResearchAlterNet

Last week, Bradley Manning, the soldier accused of giving classified materials to Wikileaks, spent his 23rd birthday in the brig of the Marine Corps Base in Quantico, Virginia. He has been convicted of no crime, but endures the kind of highly restrictive detention that’s usually reserved for the most dangerous criminals in America’s supermax prisons. He is kept isolated in his cell 23 hours a day, where he is cut off from most human contact, denied reading materials and personal items, prevented by the guards from exercising and regularly awakened from his sleep. He has been at Quantico for five months, following two months of detention in Kuwait.

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 26 December, 2010: MK: World may recognize Palestine soon

26 December, 2010 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Palestinian Youth Assaulted Near Nablus For Not Understanding Hebrew
IMEMC – 26 Dec 2010 – Monday December 27, 2010 – 01:39, Israeli soldiers stationed at the Za’tara Roadblock, near the northern West Bank city of Nablus, stopped three Palestinian youths and violently assaulted one of them for not understanding them when they spoke to him in Hebrew.

Lieberman: “P.A. An Illegal Entity, Not Interested In Peace”
IMEMC – 26 Dec 2010 – Monday December 27, 2010 – 01:22, Israeli Foreign Minister, a leader of the fundamentalist Israel Beiteinu Party, claimed Sunday that the Palestinian Authority (P.A) is not interested in peace with Israel, and stated that the P.A is an illegal entity.

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