|Planetary Update - Friday 18th November 2011|
Friday 18 November 2011
Aung San Suu Kyi party to register for Burmese elections
The US president, Barack Obama, said he saw "flickers of progress" in Burma and would dispatch Hillary Clinton, the secretary of state, to explore new ties. He said the recent release of political prisoners, the relaxing of media restrictions and signs of legislative change were "the most important steps toward reform in Burma that we've seen in years". Obama, in Indonesia for the Association of South-East Asian Nations summit, said he had spoken to Aung San Suu Kyi for the first time and she had told him she supported more US engagement with Burma.
Hillary Clinton To Visit Myanmar
First Secretary Of State To Travel To Long-Shunned Nation In Over 50 Years
Condoleezza Rice: Time for regime change in Tehran
Leon Panetta: Strike on Iran could hurt world economy
U.S. Defense Secretary: Iran strike will hurt world economy
Panetta speaks on eve of talks with Defense Minister Ehud Barak in Canada; says world should focus on diplomatic pressure, sanctions over Iran nuclear program.
America's New Cold War With China by Tom Hayden
Jews won’t mind Romney’s Mormonism – but Christians might.
'Baptism of the dead' controversy that plagued Jewish-Mormon relations was finally put to rest a year ago, just in time for Republican Mitt Romney to reap the rewards among Jewish voters.
Kissinger in Nixon-era document: Jews are self serving 'bastards'
(Planetary observes: Kissinger's colleagues back Romney as does K himself.)
Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, Former Philippine President, Charged With Electoral Fraud
Jewish Telegraph Agency
Man with ‘Israel’ tattoo charged with attempting to assassinate Obama
Brazil census shows African-Brazilians in the majority for the first time
Preliminary results show 50.7% of Brazilians now define themselves as black or mixed race compared with 47.7% whites