Bradley Manning Newslinks 16 December 2011

16 December 2011 — williambowles.info

Bradley Manning pre-trial hearing opens amid tight security
The Guardian
Bradley Manning will be seen in public for the first time since he was arrested in Iraq in May 2010 for allegedly leaking hundreds of thousands of secret US state documents to WikiLeaks. Security will be exceptionally – some say bizarrely – tight at …
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/dec/16/bradley-manning-military-hearing-wikileaks?newsfeed=true

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The death of David Kelley: First court hearing Mon 19 Dec & vigil from 10am

16 December 2011 — The David Kelly Inquest Fund

At long last a step closer to a coroner’s inquest into the death of Dr. David Kelly. This would be the first time a court would hear the medical anomalies that led many to conclude that Dr Kelly did not commit suicide. Will the lid on the government cover-up about the case and this pandora’s box be lifted?

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Democracy and Debt By Michael Hudson

3 December 2011 — Michael Hudson

Has the Link been Broken?

This article appeared in the Frankfurter Algemeine Zeitung on December 5, 2011.

Book V of Aristotle’s Politics describes the eternal transition of oligarchies making themselves into hereditary aristocracies – which end up being overthrown by tyrants or develop internal rivalries as some families decide to ‘take the multitude into their camp’ and usher in democracy, within which an oligarchy emerges once again, followed by aristocracy, democracy, and so on throughout history.

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Europe’s Transition From Social Democracy to Oligarchy By Michael Hudson

7 December 2011 — Michael Hudson

As first published in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

The easiest way to understand Europe’s financial crisis is to look at the solutions being proposed to resolve it. They are a banker’s dream, a grab bag of giveaways that few voters would be likely to approve in a democratic referendum. Bank strategists learned not to risk submitting their plans to democratic vote after Icelanders twice refused in 2010-11 to approve their government’s capitulation to pay Britain and the Netherlands for losses run up by badly regulated Icelandic banks operating abroad. Lacking such a referendum, mass demonstrations were the only way for Greek voters to register their opposition to the €50 billion in privatization sell-offs demanded by the European Central Bank (ECB) in autumn 2011.

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Syria Newslinks 15-16 December 2011

16 December 2011 — williambowles.info

16 December 2011
IRAQ MISSION [FINALLY?] ACCOMPLISHED : A dictatorship without a dictator
Asia Times Online Today at 11:00
A democratic Iraq in a neighborhood riddled with dictatorships will not work, because Arab and Iranian regimes will always try to bring it down, as they did with Lebanon for more than 40 years. With Saudi Arabia and Syria, though, distracted by their own internal problems, it will fall on Tehran to continue its meddling ways in Baghdad. – Sami Moubayed (Dec 16, ’11)

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Media Lens: Climate Crisis – The Collapse In Corporate Media Coverage

16 December, 2011 — Media Lens

The latest round of UN climate talks has just begun in Durban, South Africa, but the world’s richest nations are already planning to prevent any new treaty from taking effect before 2020. Achim Steiner, head of the UN environment programme, has condemned the action as a ‘political choice’, rather than one based on science, calling it ‘very high risk’.

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IRAN-DRONEGATE: Washington's Acrimony over the Downed Top Secret Spy Drone By Dr. Ismail Salami

14 December 2011 — Global Research

Editor’s Note:
THE IRAN-DRONEGATE SAGA
Welcome to what might be described as the “Iran-DronGate Saga”, a diplomatic endgame directed against the Islamic Republic of Iran. Global Research will be providing detailed coverage of this important topic. – Michel Chossudovsky, December 14, 2011

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IRAN-DRONEGATE: Washington’s Acrimony over the Downed Top Secret Spy Drone By Dr. Ismail Salami

14 December 2011 — Global Research

Editor’s Note:
THE IRAN-DRONEGATE SAGA
Welcome to what might be described as the “Iran-DronGate Saga”, a diplomatic endgame directed against the Islamic Republic of Iran. Global Research will be providing detailed coverage of this important topic. – Michel Chossudovsky, December 14, 2011

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Global Research Week in Review Selected Articles 16 December 2011: Looking back, moving forward

15 December, 2011 — Global Research

Two months ago, we approached Global Research readers with a challenge: to increase the Global Research Newsletter list by 10,000 new subscribers before the end of 2011. Now mid-December, we have made significant steps forward, and although we have not (yet!) reached our goal, the response has been encouraging.

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Stop NATO News: December 16, 2011

16 December 2011 — Stop NATO

  • Missile Shield To Destroy Strategic Balance: Russian Defense Minister
  • U.S. Receives Final Approval To Deploy Missiles In Romania
  • U.S.-NATO Missiles: Russian Baltic Radar Fully Operational In 2014
  • Syria, Iran, Russia Targeted: Pentagon Chief Strengthens Military Ties With Turkey
  • Global Turmoil Set To Worsen In Coming New Year
  • Iraq: Fallujah Residents Celebrate Last Of U.S. Occupiers
  • Pentagon Shifts From Broader Middle East To Confronting China
  • Australia-Japan-U.S. Military Axis Deepened, Expanded
  • Noose Around China: Australia, South Korea Boost Military Cooperation
  • Malacca Strait: U.S. Marines In Malaysia, Singapore Exercises

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