Wikileaks Daily News roundup 5 January, 2010

5 January, 2010 —

WikiLeaks: ‘Voluptuous’ Nurse Cable Costs Ambassador Gene Cretz His Job
Huffington Post
WASHINGTON — In what appears to be the first diplomatic casualty from the
latest WikiLeaks revelations, the US ambassador to Libya has returned to

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Housmans Radical Books, London Events Newsletter for January 2011

4 January, 2011 – Housmans

1. Supporters Cards are here!
2. Massive January Sale
3. Free ‘Peace Not War’ double CD with every Peace Diary or peace book

4. ‘Hobson’s Imperialism’ presented by Jeremy Corbyn MP, Alex Callinicos and Nathaniel Mehr
5. ‘Restless Revolutionaries’ with Clive Bloom
6. ‘Ecology & Anarchism’ with Brian Morris

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Information Clearing House Newsletter 4 January, 2011: WikiLeaks' Most Terrifying Revelation

4 January, 2011 — Information Clearing House

Noam Chomsky: Breaking the Israel-Palestine Deadlock
By Noam Chomsky
While intensively engaged in illegal settlement expansion, the government of Israel is also seeking to deal with two problems: a global campaign of what it perceives as “delegitimation” – that is, objections to its crimes and withdrawal of participation in them – and a parallel campaign of legitimation of Palestine.

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 4 January, 2011: Rabbi Bans Jewish Women from Driving

4 January, 2011 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Israeli Detainees Released After Protest Against Jawaher’s Death
IMEMC – 4 Jan 2011 – Tuesday January 04, 2011 – 19:59, The Israeli group “Anarchists Against the Wall” announced on Tuesday evening that Israeli activists, who were detained late on Saturday evening for protesting outside the US Ambassador’s home, were finally released.

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Book Review: Britain’s dangerous double games By Tapani Lausti

4 January, 2011 — Tapani Lausti

Mark Curtis, Secret Affairs: Britain’s Collusion with Radical Islam. Serpent’s Tail 2010.

WikiLeaks has made many people wonder what governments really are up to behind their façade of respectability. The leaked diplomatic cables reveal that the fine words about democracy and human rights are meant to deceive the public. The real world is all about naked national self-interest which is promoted by means beyond any decency or honesty. Lying about national motives comes naturally to politicians and diplomats.

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Portugal: The Prospect of a Full Bailout And More Austerity Looms in 2011

4 January, 2010 — The Bullet Socialist Project • E-Bulletin No.449

The LeftBanker

A full financial bailout of Portugal involving the European Central Bank (ECB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) looks set to happen in the first half of 2011. This will involve severe austerity conditions being imposed on the Portuguese people by the ECB and IMF.

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Guest Media Lens Alert – Tilting Towards Israel By Jonathan Cook

4 January, 2011 — Media Lens

Journalist Jonathan Cook Reveals The Bias In ‘Balance’ On Israel-Palestine

Towards the end of last year, we sent out two media alerts – Put The Palestinians On A Diet and Too Toxic To Handle? – about the corporate media’s failure to report the release of documents detailing Israel’s deliberate policy of near-starvation for Gaza. “The idea”, explained a senior Israeli official, “is to put the Palestinians on a diet, but not to make them die of hunger.” The human rights group Gisha published explicit Israeli formulas for the amount of food, animal feed and poultry to be allowed into Gaza, and the cold calculation of “breathing space”: the number of days before these essential supplies would run out.

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