Monday, November 29, 2010

29 Nov 2010: Today's Democracy Now!

U.S. Facing Global Diplomatic Crisis Following Massive WikiLeaks Release of Secret Diplomatic Cables
The whistleblowing website WikiLeaks has begun releasing a giant trove of confidential U.S. diplomatic cables that is sending shockwaves through the global diplomatic establishment. Among the findings: Arab leaders are urging the United States to attack Iran; Washington and Yemen agreed to cover up the use of U.S. warplanes to bomb Yemen; the United States is using its embassies around the world as part of a global spy network and asking diplomats to gather intelligence; and much more. We host a roundtable discussion with Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg; Greg Mitchell, who writes the Media Fix blog at The Nation; Carne Ross, a British diplomat for 15 years who resigned before the Iraq war; and As’ad AbuKhalil, a professor of political science at California State University, Stanislaus.


•WikiLeaks Releases Trove of Secret U.S. Diplomatic Cables
•Vote Rigging Allegations Mar Haiti Election
•Iranian Nuclear Scientist Assassinated
•U.S. Aircraft Carrier Takes Part in South Korean Military Exercise
•Afghan Gunman Kills Six NATO Troops
•U.N. Cancun Climate Change Conference Opens
•BP Sued in Ecuadorian Court For Violating Rights of Nature
•Somali-Born Teen Arrested on Bomb Charges in Portland
•Jury Convicts Former House Majority Leader Tom Delay
•Gov’t Shuts Down 70 Websites, BitTorrent Search Engines
•100,000 Protest In Ireland Over EU/IMF Bailout
•Egypt Ruling Party Accused of Rigging Election Results.

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