What the Wikileaks Cable Reveals concerning the Sgrena Affair: Covering Up the Murder of Nicola Calipari By Michael Leonardi

26 December, 2010 — Global ResearchCounterpunch

In a cable that was released by Wikileaks, there is clear collusion between the Italian and the US governments to bury the story of Nicola Calipari’s murder and to deter any future investigations into this case. This cable has unleashed an outcry for justice and chorus of calls for a reopening of the Calipari/Sgrena investigation. His wife Rosa Villecco Calipari now a Member of parliament for the Democratic Party in Italy, called the revelations proof that her husband had been betrayed not just once, but two times by the Italian and American Governments and secret service agencies. Giuliana Sgrena has also called for a reopening of the case as have journalists and activists alike.

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WikiLeaks and the press By Paul J. Balles Ph.D.

27 December 2010 — Atlantic Free Press – Hard Truths for Hard Times

The press is down on WikiLeaks and Julian Assange for all the wrong reasons.

They ought to be after Assange for giving governments reasons for censorship–just the opposite effect of the transparency he presumably wanted to promote.

What is the press after him for? Whatever happens to suit the politics or niche of their publication or network.

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Wikileaks Daily News Roundup 28 December, 2010

28 December, 2010 — creative-i.info

WikiLeaks: UAE considered keeping Hamas hit quiet
The Associated Press
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Diplomatic cables recently released by
WikiLeaks indicate authorities in the United Arab Emirates debated whether
to …

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Bradley Manning Daily News Roundup 28 December, 2010

28 December, 2010 — creative-i.info

Glenn Greenwald Trashes Wired For Withholding Bradley Manning Transcripts
… Poulsen for withholding lengthy transcripts of a conversation between
WikiLeaks source Bradley Manning and the man who turned Manning in: Adrian
Lamo. …

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Adrian Lamo government informant: Daily News Roundup 28 December, 2010

28 December, 2010 — creative-i.info

FDL’s Merged Version of Manning-Lamo Chat Logs Now Available
… have spent a productive holiday season putting together data banks of
information relevant to the Wikileaks-Bradley Manning- Adrian Lamo story.


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The worsening journalistic disgrace at Wired By Glenn Greenwald

27 December, 2010 – Salon.com


Kevin Poulsen and Bradley Manning

(updated below)

For more than six months, Wired‘s Senior Editor Kevin Poulsen has possessed — but refuses to publish — the key evidence in one of the year’s most significant political stories:  the arrest of U.S. Army PFC Bradley Manning for allegedly acting as WikiLeaks’ source. In late May, Adrian Lamo — at the same time he was working with the FBI as a government informant against Manning — gave Poulsen what he purported to be the full chat logs between Manning and Lamo in which the Army Private allegedly confessed to having been the source for the various cables, documents and video that WikiLeaks released throughout this year. In interviews with me in June, both Poulsen and Lamo confirmed that Lamo placed no substantive restrictions on Poulsen with regard to the chat logs:  Wired was and remains free to publish the logs in their entirety.

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Commemorating the Gaza Massacre – End Complicity, Intensify BDS

27 December, 2010 — BDS Movement

On the Second Anniversary of Israel’s Bloodbath in Gaza: End International Complicity, Intensify BDS

Occupied Palestine, 27 December 2010 – On the morning of 27 December 2008 Israeli forces initiated a 23-day military offensive against the occupied and besieged Gaza Strip killing more than 1400 and injuring over 5000 Palestinians, predominantly civilians and refugees since 1948. Two years have passed and those responsible for the atrocities committed have not yet been held accountable. The Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC) calls on conscientious people and organizations around the world to step up efforts to end Israel’s long record of impunity through boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) until international law and Palestinian rights are upheld.

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Jonathan Pollack sentencing statement: “I’ll Go to prison With my Head Held High”

27 December 2010 — Press Release

Israeli Activist Jonathan Pollak Sentenced to 3 Months in Prison; Tells Judge “I’ll Go to prison With my Head Held High”

Pollak was sentenced to three months imprisonment this morning at the Tel Aviv Magistrates’ Court for his participation in a 2008 bicycle in protest of the siege on Gaza. He will begin serving his sentence on January 11th.

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 27 December, 2010: Squaring the Circle? Britain and the De-Legitimisation of Israel

27 December, 2010 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Palestinians rally to mark 2nd anniversary of Israeli invasion of Gaza
IMEMC – 27 Dec 2010 – Monday December 27, 2010 – 22:46, A somber gathering in Gaza City marked the day two years ago in which over 200 Palestinians, mostly civilians, were killed within the first two hours of an Israeli invasion that lasted three weeks, and resulted in over 1400 total Palestinian deaths. 14 Israelis, mostly soldiers, were killed in the 3-week long invasion.

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Information Clearing House Newsletter 27 December, 2010: 'Homeland' Security Coming to Hotels, Shopping Malls

27 December, 2010 — Information Clearing House

Leaked U.S. Cables
Discuss Mexican Drug Lord and Panamanian President’s Request For Wiretaps

By William Booth
The Mexican government has repeatedly denied that Mexican military forces are receiving training from U.S. armed forces, but diplomatic cables leaked earlier this year appear to confirm that Mexican marines have been receiving special operations training from U.S.

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BDS 2010: More powerful than the sword By Eric Walberg

27 December, 2010 — Eric Walberg

Boycott Divestment and Sanctions is a two-edged sword, bringing relief to starving Gazans, and starvation to the occupier, discovers Eric Walberg

It was two years ago today, 27 December, that Israel launched its invasion of Gaza, carrying out 22 days of murder and mayhem, killing 1400 and leaving 5400 civilians crippled for life. Since then it has continued to besiege the 1.5 million Gazans, causing hundreds more unnecessary deaths. Its actions were deemed war crimes by the UN Goldstone Report.

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1932 is already here By Daniel Blatman

26 December, 2010 — Ha’aretz

A non-Jew who fled Germany ahead of the Nazi occupation would certainly recall those hard days in his homeland if he were to visit Bat Yam, Safed, Bnei Brak or south Tel Aviv today.

Sebastian Haffner was a young lawyer in Germany in 1932. As a non-Jew, Haffner could have continued to further his career in the civil service. In describing the atmosphere in his country before the takeover by the Nazi dictatorship, he wrote that “the game dragged on tedious and gloomy, without high spots, without drama, without obvious decisive moments … what was no longer to be found was pleasure in life, amiability, fun, understanding goodwill, generosity and a sense of humor …. The air in Germany had rapidly become suffocating.”

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