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Friday, July 29, 2011

Fwd: CC News Letter, 27 July - Tim DeChristopher Sentenced & His Speech‎



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From: Countercurrents <editor@countercurrents.org>
Date: Wed, Jul 27, 2011 at 11:38 PM
Subject: CC News Letter, 27 July - Tim DeChristopher Sentenced & His Speech‎
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I Do Not Want Mercy, I Want You To Join Me
 By Tim DeChristopher

http://www.countercurrents.org/deChristopher270711.htm

Tim DeChristopher, who was sentenced today to two years in federal prison for disrupting a Bureau of Land Management auction in 2008, had an opportunity to address the court and the judge today immediately before his sentence was announced. This is what he said


The Courage To Stop Pretending:
 Tim DeChristopher Sentenced
 By Brooke Jarvis

http://www.countercurrents.org/jarvis270711.htm

After being found guilty in March (of making a false statement and violating the Federal Onshore Oil and Gas Leasing Reform Act), activist Tim DeChristopher was sentenced today in federal court to two years in prison and ordered to pay a $10,000 fine. He was taken into custody immediately


The Scourge Of 'Peak Oil'
 By Dahr Jamail

http://www.countercurrents.org/jamail270711.htm

As consumption continues to increase in such major users as China, India, and the US, existing oil fields are being depleted and new discoveries are not keeping apace in order to offset growing demand


Galactic Scale Energy Part 2:
 Can Economic Growth Last?
 By Tom Murphy

http://www.countercurrents.org/murphy270711.htm

There are well-developed steady-state economic models, pioneered by Herman Daly and others. There are even stepwise plans to transition our economy into a steady-state. But not one of those steps will be taken if people (who elect politicians) do not crave this result. The only way people will crave this result is if they understand (or experience) the impossibility of continued growth and the consequences of not acting soon enough. I hope we can collectively be smart enough to make this transition


Every Great Social Movement
 By David Korten

http://www.countercurrents.org/korten270711.htm

 The biggest shifts of our time have been sparked by ordinary people rejecting the cultural stories that dominated them


Growing Water Deficit Threatening Grain Harvests
 By Lester Brown

http://www.countercurrents.org/brown270711.htm

The shrinkage of irrigation water supplies in the big three grain-producing countries—the United States, India, and China—is of particular concern. Thus far, these countries have managed to avoid falling harvests at the national level, but continued overexploitation of aquifers could soon catch up with them


Terrorism Hits Humanism of Norway
 By Sadanand Patwardhan

http://www.countercurrents.org/patwardhan270711A.htm

A lot of commentary has already appeared from various quarters. Instead of adding to the bytes, I have collected some relevant material at one place for anybody to make an informed judgement. The presentation below has following 7 sections: (i) Introductory Observations (ii) Norway's Middle East Initiative (iii) Humanistic Norwegian Official Response (iv) Media Spin on the Terrorist Attack (v) Key Investigation Areas (vi) Views of Terrorist Anders Behring Breivik (vii) Defenders of Anders Behring Breivik


World Food Program's Nasty History In Somalia
 By Thomas C. Mountain

http://www.countercurrents.org/mountain270711.htm

While some 10 million Somalis living in the Ogaden in Ethiopia are the victims of a drought and food aid blockade the WFP remains silent, complicit in genocide. World Food Program, angle of mercy or angel of death? You be the judge


Love Comes More Naturally
 To The Human Heart: Nelson Mandela
 By Diane V. McLoughlin

http://www.countercurrents.org/mcLoughlin270711.htm

The dark clouds of racism and war swell ominously on the horizon today. Nelson Mandela's heartening message is more timely than ever, and it is his lived experience; from oppressed political prisoner, to president of a nation that aspires to be a rainbow nation of many colors, free from oppression, discrimination and fear


NATO of Terror
 By Ghali Hassan

http://www.countercurrents.org/hassan270711.htm

As the U.S. and its Western allies become more addicted to war and terror, there will be far more innocent people killed by U.S.-NATO forces in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. People should not fall into media manipulation and distortion. Only resistance by people worldwide will stop NATO terror and force Western leaders to choose the path of peace


The Role Of Jews In The Palestinian
 Solidarity Movement
 By Henry Herskovitz & Michelle J. Kinnucan

http://www.countercurrents.org/kinnucan270711.htm

Sincere Jews should not play leading roles in the Palestinian solidarity movement, but should instead expose and challenge the racism that exists in their own Jewish communities. So what are Jewish-led and Jewish-identified groups and leaders doing? Certainly, they criticize atrocities committed by Israel in the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem, but are they clearly defining their positions? Do they oppose Jewish supremacism?


US Needs To Replace Pentagon's Approach
 With Peace Corps
 By Sherwood Ross

http://www.countercurrents.org/ross270711.htm

We have a clear choice between continuing to fight on the Pentagon's endless battlefields of war or working in the vineyards of peace


US-Style Free Trade's Dark Side
 By Stephen Lendman

http://www.countercurrents.org/lendman270711.htm

Two June reports discussed hellish conditions in Jordanian garment factories, where workers are ruthlessly exploited and abused


A Reaper Drone Called Ghulam Nabi Fai
 By Sadanand Patwardhan

http://www.countercurrents.org/patwardhan270711.htm

Ghulam Nabi Fai, Executive Director- Kashmir American Council and/ or Kashmiri Centre, shot into the limelight with the news of his arrest on Tuesday, 19 th July 2011 in Virginia, USA. Why is this news so important that it is playing out in Indian media like an unending symphony?


POSCO Protesters Are Determined
 By PUCL-Bangalore

http://www.countercurrents.org/pucl270711.htm

Visit by PUCL-Bangalore to POSCO Affected Areas 22-24 July, 2011


Assault By University Security
 On Woman In Delhi University
 By DSU

http://www.countercurrents.org/dsu270711.htm

The Security staff of the university physically and verbally assaulted a woman and her male colleague, in order to prevent them from distributing pamphlets

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