My Bookmarx 12/07/2010
7 ديسمبر 2010 بواسطة Tamer Mowafy
Julian Assange – Poison Pill | WikiLeaks – Arrest | Mediaite
“A report out of the U.K. this morning alleges WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has created a “poison pill” document drop–filled with “damaging secrets” to be released in the event he’s arrested or killed.”
WikiLeaks cables: ‘Sri Lankan president responsible for massacre of Tamils’ | World news | The Guardian
“American diplomats believed that the Sri Lankan president, Mahinda Rajapaksa, bore responsibility for a massacre last year that is the subject of a UN war crimes inquiry, according to a leaked US cable.”
Lawyers for Tamil activists in Britain are seeking an arrest warrant against President Rajapaksa for alleged war crimes committed last year at the bloody end of the long-running civil war against Tamil separatists.
Thousands of Tamils are thought to have died in a few days in May 2009, when a large concentration of Tamil Tiger guerrillas and civilians, crammed in a small coastal strip, came under heavy bombardment from Sri Lankan government forces.
Lawmakers optimistic about deal on tax cuts | Reuters
“Senior lawmakers said on Sunday they were optimistic about striking a deal to extend Bush-era tax cuts for all taxpayers and continue emergency jobless aid for millions of long-term unemployed Americans.”
UN official glad about new Somali force but wary
“A senior U.N. official cautiously welcomed news that an anti-piracy force is being created in Somalia but he and U.S. officials say they’re concerned about secrecy surrounding the undertaking.”
WikiLeaks: Internet backlash follows US pressure against whistleblowing site | Media | guardian.co.uk
“American pressure to dissuade companies in the US from supporting the WikiLeaks website has led to an online backlash in which individuals are redirecting parts of their own sites to its Swedish internet host.”
Why Socialism? Albert Einstein – Monthly Review
“Is it advisable for one who is not an expert on economic and social issues to express views on the subject of socialism? I believe for a number of reasons that it is.”
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