Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Obama looks to Eric Holder for justice

Bruce Fein: Holder lacks the necessary credibility, independence, and understanding of the constitution

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Iraq war and SOFA

Iraq war 'violated rule of law'
Lord Goldsmith
Former attorney general Lord Goldsmith defended his legal advice

Legal advice given to Tony Blair by the attorney general prior to the Iraq war was fundamentally "flawed," a former law lord has claimed.

Lord Bingham said Lord Goldsmith had given Mr Blair "no hard evidence" that Iraq had defied UN resolutions "in a manner justifying resort to force".

Therefore, the action by the UK and US was "a serious violation of international law," Lord Bingham added. . . read more

Iraqis protest against troop deal

Today is the day of Iraqi unity among Arabs, Kurds, all communities of Iraq, to reject the security pact

Hazim al-Araji ;
Aide to Moqtada Sadr

The BBC's Andrew North, who was at the protest, says people waved Iraqi flags, Shia banners and chanted anti-American slogans, and an effigy of US President George W Bush was attacked by the crowd.

Joint prayers were held with many Sunni Muslims at the demonstration, our correspondent said. . . . read more.

In pictures: Baghdad protests

Source ; BBC News

Thursday, November 20, 2008

G20 Summit started an ideological war?

Can socialist planning work?

With economic crisis sweeping the globe, many people are asking if there is a better way to organise society. Kate Connelly and Esme Choonara explain how a planned socialist economy might work.

Planning does exist under capitalism – but it takes place within individual firms rather than across society as a whole. Capitalism is also extremely undemocratic. Even in the parts of the world where we get to vote for parliamentary representatives, we have no control over most economic decisions that shape our lives.

Because production isn't tied to what people need, crises occur where companies find that their products can't be sold. Karl Marx explained that capitalism is the first economic system where you can have a crisis of overproduction, rather than a crisis of scarcity.

Socialist planning is about completely different priorities – producing for need, not for profit. It is impossible to determine what those needs are without extending democracy and involving the mass of the population in decision-making. . . . read more

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

G20 - a new world order (nwo)?

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

9-11 08 : Petaling Jaya Civic Hall

Arrested on assignment

BERSIH remembrance at Civic Center MBPJ

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

US President Elect - Victory Speech

When millions watched Barack Obama give his history-making victory speech in Grant Park on election night, one thing stood out starkly – the bulletproof screen surrounding him. But just how serious is the threat of assassination to the President-elect? . . . read more

John McCain Concession Speech

Monday, November 3, 2008

Zaki Azmi as the country's chief justice.

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct.22 (Xinhua) -- Malaysian Supreme Head Mizan Zainal Abidin has consented to the appointment of Zaki Azmi as the country's chief justice, local newspapers reported on Wednesday.

    The decision was made following the advice of Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and deliberation of the Rulers' Conference, the New Straits Times said.

    The king also gave nod for the appointment of former Chief Judge of Malaya, Mohd Sheriff, as the president of the Court of Appeal.

    Former Federal Court Judge, Arifin Zakaria, had been appointed as the Chief Judge of Malaya.

    The appointments were effective from Oct.18, the newspaper said.



Zaki Tun Azmi is a contraversial figure as far as the opposition is concerned with colourful background of with Babybusinesses and politics.

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