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Yes, the Daily Briefing is back and should recap the last 24 hours at our new aggregation site, Wonderland Wire. The Wire, as a separate site, was too time consuming before and took away from more meaty blogging here as did the way we originally formatted the Daily Briefing. The only way to share links and keep The Blog substantial was to share on the sidebar here.
- Stop Funding the Israelis by Justin Raimondo — Antiwar.com 24 March 2010 — If Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to the AIPAC conference isn’t a reason for the US to declare – finally – that they’ve had quite enough of the “special relationship,” then nothing is.
- U.S., Israel agree to disagree on settlement construction | McClatchy 24 March 2010; New building clouds Israel-US talks – Al Jazeera 24 March 2010
- Okinawa DPJ members condemn US base plan – FT 24 March 2010 — Okinawan members of Japan’s ruling Democratic party on Wednesday demanded the government abandon efforts to find a new site for a controversial US Marine base on the southern island, raising the political temperature of a dispute that has shaken public confidence in the government.
- U.S. ‘Bunker Buster’ Bombs Intended for Israel Held in Diego Garcia « Little Alex in Wonderland 23 March 2010 — Dahr Jamail discusses at Russia Today the U.S. agreement with Israel to donate bunker-buster bombs. There’s no secret that this is preparation for an aggressive strike against Iran
- Workers’ Councils: The Red Mole of Revolution « the commune 24 March 2010 — The latest issue of The Commune featured a supplement with an extended piece on workers’ councils by Sheila Cohen
- Does Africa have too much respect for authority? | BBC 24 March 2010 — In an era of multi-party democracy and free speech, is respect for authority blocking accountability? Is reverence getting in the way of development? Does tradition limit free speech? Is your country better off run like a family or like a business?
- When Black homeowners fought back | SocialistWorker.org 24 March 2010 — Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor looks at the battle of African American homeowners in the 1960s for the right to get a mortgage and secure their property.
- Healthcare Reform Does More Harm than Good for Workers | SocialistWorker.org 24 March 2010
- The guy who planned the Mumbai attacks was a US agent. – Asia Times 24 March 2010
- Indian military set to weaponize world’s hottest chili to smoke out terrorists, say officials – chicagotribune.com 24 March 2010
- Their crime was to be black at the wrong time in the US – Infoshop News 24 March 2010
- Drug Crackdown Said to Leave Nursing Home Patients in Pain – NYTimes.com 24 March 2010 — A Senate panel will hear complaints on Wednesday from nursing home operators, doctors, nurses and pharmacists that a Drug Enforcement Administration narcotics crackdown has left seriously ill patients crying for pain relief.
- Maliki Aide: We Won’t Recognize Election Results — Antiwar.com 24 March 2010 — An aide to Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki today insisted that his State of Law party will not recognize the final election results, expected later this week, because the election commission declined their request for a manual recount.
- Pakistan Parliament to Curb Zardari’s Powers as Court Battle Looms — Antiwar.com 24 March 2010 — Pakistan’s parliament is expected to move on major changes to the constitution in the next few weeks, fulfilling a several year old campaign promise to curb the enormous power of the presidency.
- Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox: Whose Streets? (Our Streets between 1pm and 4pm With a Permit) 24 March 2010
- Tuesday: 2 Iraqis Killed, 15 Wounded; Mass Grave Found 23 March 2010
- A CHALLENGE TO THE TEA PARTIES: EMBRACE THE CLASS STRUGGLE by Brad Spangler 24 March 2010