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The TIPH of the Iceberg, Now UN Troops? (tags)

This article looks at the foreign occupation in the Land of Israel, and urges Jews to rise-up against it.

The TIPH of the Iceberg: Foreign Occupation of Israel (tags)

This article looks at the foreign occupation in the Land of Israel, and urges Jews to rise-up against it.

The Shortwave Report 06/08/18 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Spanish National Radio, NHK Japan, and Sputnik Radio.

Why has the US gone mad? (tags)

Donald Trump blames scapegoats. Why does the US permanently seek new conflicts, send terrorists to Syria, organize the Ukraine coup, escalate with North Korea and threaten to bomb wherever it siuts them? The real reason could be that the US is bankrupt.

Detente Policy and Media Hysteria (tags)

Antje Vollmer is a Green politician who was vice-president of the German Bundestag from 1994 to 2005. She urges a robust public debate over the new hard-line German foreign policy that forgets the war and Russian help in reunification. What has the politics of regime change brought?

One Way to Respond to Foreign Ops in Our Elections (tags)

How public financing for candidates via free tv time on the public airwaves, including on the California Channel here in California can be an antidote to disinformation campaigns against our elections & democracy

New US Bills Introduced to Tackle Global Tax Avoidance and Corruption (tags)

This week a series of legislation was introduced in the House and Senate that takes aim at corporate tax avoidance and foreign corruption.

US and China: International Policy as a Zero-Sum Game (tags)

After a half-year in office, a coherent foreign policy strategy under Donald Trump is not in sight. The US and China have very different ideas about creating prosperity and security. 600 million Chinese gained prosperity in the last 40 years.

Fib atrocities in many places (tags)

The fbi and cia commit atrocities without regard to borders.

Europe's Conquest by the US (tags)

The US and NATO have troops at the Russian border. Russia has no troops at the US borders with Canada and Mexico. Who staged the 2014 coup in the Ukraine? Who promised Gorbatchev there would be no NATO expansion to the East? Who is the stabilizer and who is the destabilizer?

Stop Jeff Sesssions From Making U.S. into a Sadistic State! (tags)

Petition from MoveOn.org to stop Sen. Jeffery Beauregard Sessions from becoming District Attorney of the U.S. under Pres. Trump. Reasons to prevent his appointment as DA include overt racism and outdated pre-Civil War thinking. He also doesn't respect state rights on cannabis legalization. Sen. Sessions will take the U.S. backwards into a state of sadistic racial feudalism.

Philippines election: Maverick Rodrigo Duterte wins presidency (tags)

Maverick anti-crime candidate Rodrigo "Digong" Duterte has won the Philippine presidential elections, following the withdrawal of his opponents.

10 Shocking Realities of the TPP (tags)

Now we see why the US Trade Representative and President Obama wanted to keep the TPP secret for four years after it was ratified. It if had not been for a very aggressive fight against fast track trade authority in which hundreds of thousands of people participated, we would not see the text.

Obama Rejects Fighting Terrorism (tags)

Syria

Assad in Moscow (tags)

Syria

Recipe for Peace; Close U.S. Foreign Bases and Stop CIA Meddling (tags)

The only sensible foreign policy platform is to close down all U.S. military bases on foreign soil and disband the Central Intelligence Agency. By ending CIA tampering with foreign governments the people of other nations will have self determination and economic stability. Our military is for defense only, not for policing the world.

Israelis Are Today's Nazis (tags)

Israel

Putin: The Best Hope for World Peace (tags)

Syria

Irresponsible US China Bashing (tags)

China

Western Logic: War Is Peace (tags)

anti-war

Labeling Israeli Settlement Products Not Good Enough (tags)

Israel

Ukraine Declares Russia a Military Adversary (tags)

Ukraine

More Lawless US Sanctions on Russia (tags)

sanctions

NYT Features Anti-Russian Propagandist (tags)

propaganda

Right-Wing DC Court of Appeals Upholds Unconstitutional Surveillance (tags)

police state

Israel Bombs Syria (tags)

Israel

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Blasts Washington (tags)

anti-war

Proposed Arab Resolution to Monitor Israeli Nuclear Facilities (tags)

Israel

Russia Challenges America's Orwellian National Endowment for Democracy (tags)

Russia

Irresponsibly Bashing Russia Veto Against Establishing Kangaroo MH17 Tribunal (tags)

MH17

The Shortwave Report 07/17/15 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, Sputnik Radio, Radio Deutsche-Welle, and Spanish National Radio.

Iran Nuclear Talks: No Deal Yet (tags)

Iran

US Obstructing Iran Nuclear Deal (tags)

Iran

Leaked Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) Draft Text (tags)

trade

Obama Wants Regime Change in Ecuador (tags)

Ecuador

Kiev's Junta Forces Terror Bomb Donbass (tags)

Ukraine

The obscure legal system that lets corporations sue countries (tags)

Fast Track, TTIP, TPP and TISA should be scrapped! Richard Trumka of the AFL-CIO described the TTIP as "secret tribunals" where only "foreign investors" can sue. This article from The Guardian UK focuses on El Salvador. and Pacific Rim.

Second Anniversary of Edward Snowden's NSA Spying Revelations (tags)

police state

Kiev Wants Foreign Troops Aiding Its War on Donbass (tags)

Ukraine

US Senate Lets Three Patriot Act Provisions Expire (tags)

police state

Russian Travel Blacklist: Critics Ignore Their Own Policies (tags)

Russia

Netanyahu Appoints Right-Wing Extremist to Head Israel's Diplomatic Corps (tags)

Israel

Raucous Swearing In of Israel's New Ruling Coalition (tags)

Israel

US/Iranian Relations: Back to Square One? (tags)

Iran

Ukraine's Poroshenko Wants Russians Interned in Prison Camps (tags)

Ukraine

Russa Urges Ressolving Yemen's Conflict Diplomatically (tags)

Yemen

Iran Nuke Deal Status: Hold the Cheers (tags)

Iran

A Yemeni's Call for Help (tags)

Yemen

Iran Nuclear Talks: Kicking the Can Down the Road (tags)

Iran

British Foreign Secretary Matches Kerry's Bullying, Bluster and Big Lies (tags)

Britain

U-Sponsored Slow-Motion Genocide in Yemen (tags)

Yemen

America at War, Again (tags)

anti-war

The Clinton Crime Family (tags)

Clintons

Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Calls America a Hemispheric Threat (tags)

imperialism

Israeli Foreign Minister Wants Arab Citizens Beheaded (tags)

Israel

War crimes alert: U.S. Foreign Minister: “Military pressure may be needed to remove Assad” (tags)

"Ultimately, a combination of diplomacy and pressure will be needed to bring about a political transition [in Syria]. Military pressure particularly may be necessary, given President Assad’s unwillingness to negotiate seriously." [U.S. Foreign Minister John Kerry, joint press conference with Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal, Riyadh, 5 March 2015]

Netanyahu Postmortems (tags)

Israel

Kiev's Dr. Strangelove (tags)

Ukraine

Kiev Junta Plans Renewed Aggression (tags)

Ukraine

Putin v. Obama and Netanyahu on Iran's Nuclear Program (tags)

Iran

No Breakthroughs in Syrian Peace Talks (tags)

Syria

Nuland at Brookings (tags)

anti-war

Heading for War with Russia? (tags)

anti-war

Fake Russian Spy Ring Announced (tags)

Russia

Putin's Message to Washington on Ukraine (tags)

Putin

Kiev State-Sponsored Murder in Donetsk (tags)

Ukraine

Soros and Yatsenyuk: Partners in Crime (tags)

police state

Corporate Predators Want Compensation for Lost Cuban Assets They Stole (tags)

Cuba

Israel Partners with Obama's War on Syria (tags)

anti-war

Ukraine: Fascist Dictatorship Masquerading As Democracy (tags)

Ukraine

US and Israel: Partners in High Crimes Against Peace (tags)

anti-war

Inequality and Liberal Democracy: A Disturbing Association (tags)

How do we bring fundamental reforms about at a time when organized minorities and disorganized, quiescent majorities appear to be the norm in both the North and the South?

Ukraine: Waging War During Economic Crisis Conditions (tags)

Ukraine

Washington Covertly Arming Ukraine (tags)

Ukraine

Lavrov: West Wants Regime Change in Russia (tags)

Russia

Politicized Persecution in America (tags)

police state

Deconstructing John Kerry's Big Lies (tags)

anti-war

UK Parliament Supports Palestinian Statehood (tags)

Palestine

How to Combat ISIS Without War (tags)

The president yesterday announced his "strategy" for dealing with the threat posed by the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) in Iraq and Syria. He has given terror networks and the international arms industry cause for great celebration.

The BRICS: Challengers to the Global Status Quo (tags)

Can the BRICS wrest control of the global economy from the United States and Europe, or will their internal contradictions tear them apart?

Ukraine Peace Plan: Hold the Cheers (tags)

Ukraine

Kiev Fascists Murder Russian Journalist (tags)

Ukraine

Russia's Foreign Mnistry on Ukraine (tags)

Ukraine

Philippines: Charter change and foreign ownership of land not solution to development (tags)

As plenary debates on House Joint Congressional Resolution No. 1, amending the economic provisions of the 1986 Constitution, began today, Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello challenged proponents of the resolution to admit that foreign ownership of land is among the main objectives of the proposal.

Russian Humanitarian Aid Reaches Lugansk (tags)

Ukraine

Russia: Waging Peace in Ukraine (tags)

Ukraine

Video: Chaos in Iraq - Andrew Bacewich, 24 min (tags)

After the full broadcast interview, Bill so enjoyed his conversation with Bacevich that they kept talking, delving topics such as the Vietnam War, our evolving relationship with Iran and neoconservatives views on US foreign policy. Watch the extended interview

Egypt's Illegitimate New President (tags)

Egypt

Mercenary Extremists in Eastern Ukraine (tags)

Ukraine

George Soros' Predatory Worldview (tags)

Ukraine

Blackwater Killers in Ukraine (tags)

Ukraine

West Buries Truth on Ukraine (tags)

Ukraine

US President Obama Visit in Manila (tags)

The small window of opportunity to forge an independent foreign policy that the Philippines gained with the expulsion of the US bases in 1992 will disappear with the impending signing of the Agreement on Enhanced Defense Cooperation with the US.

Kiev-Style Democracy (tags)

Ukraine

Slavyansk Braces for Onslaught (tags)

Ukraine

Profile of a World Class Diplomat (tags)

Lavrov

Unacceptable State-Sponsored Murder (tags)

Ukraine

Russia Bashing Continues (tags)

Ukraine

What Ukraine Propaganda Looks Like (tags)

Ukraine

The Philippines-Bangsamoro Agreement (tags)

The Bangsamoro Agreement: A Step towards Re-imagining and Rebuilding the Philippine Nation

The Russians Aren't Coming (tags)

Russia

One-Sided Human Rights Council Vote on Syria (tags)

Syria

New York Times Editors Front for Power (tags)

NYT

Tymoshenko Caught in the Act (tags)

Ukraine

Crimeans Choose Russia (tags)

Crimea

Meet Obama's New Ukrainian Friends (tags)

Ukraine

Putin v. Obama: Geopolitical Opposites (tags)

Ukraine

Obama Includes Iranian Missiles in Nuclear Talks (tags)

Iran

Unconditional Surrender in Ukraine (tags)

Ukraine

Preordained Failure in Geneva (tags)

Syria

Iranophobia (tags)

Iran

Washington's Dirty Game (tags)

imperialism

Militarism in Germany (tags)

Germany

Syria Peace Talks: Rocky Start (tags)

Syria

Sham Syrian Peace Talks (tags)

Syria

Beating Up on Russia (tags)

anti-war

Flashback:Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's cheerful mood in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks (tags)

“We have assembled here today [...] in order to bow our heads in sorrow and deep mourning over the deaths of innocent citizens in New York and Washington [...] [perpetrated] by criminal terrorists of the worst kind that the world has known since World War II, and even beyond.” said the then Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon during a speech at the Israeli parliament Knesset fıve days after the 9/11 attacks. However, some photos taken in the three months after the attacks betray a strikingly different mood of both Mr Sharon (1928-2014) and the foreign political leaders with whom he held consultations...

Sharonian Evil Lives (tags)

Sharon

Iran Nuclear Talks Resume in Geneva (tags)

Iran

Making War, Not Peace, in Syria (tags)

Syria

Washington Abuses Indian Diplomat (tags)

police state

US Death Squad Diplomacy in Syria (tags)

Syria

Rigging Foreign Exchange Markets (tags)

markets

AIPAC Pressure Threatens Iran Nuclear Deal (tags)

Iran

Western Officials Collaborating Against Ukraine's Government (tags)

Ukraine

Bashing Ukraine (tags)

Ukraine

No Breakthrough in Geneva (tags)

Iran

North Korea executes 80 people for watching foreign films (tags)

Eighty people have been executed by firing squad in North Korea for watching foreign films, according to a newspaper report.

Sabotaging Rapprochement with Iran (tags)

Iran

Spiteful Government Puts Hammond in Slammer 10 Years (tags)

Framed and defamed, anarchist hacker was egged on by an FBI snitch, Sabu, to attack foreign targets.

Whitewashing Crime in Israel (tags)

Israel

Greenpeace International Supporters Tell Russia's Putin "We Are Our Own Sovereign Nation " (tags)

Japan & Russia might be having problems over who gets which islands,but they both conspired to teach Greenpeace Activists a whale of a lesson..

Movie Review: Dirty Wars (tags)

Jeremy Scahill, reporter for such outlets as The Nation and Democracy Now, has come out with the most hard hitting documentary of recent years entitled, “Dirty Wars.” He takes us around the globe from Afghanistan to Yemen and Somalia documenting the crimes of U.S imperialistic foreign policy in tragic detail.

NSA Spying on World Leaders (tags)

NSA

New NSA Revlations (tags)

NSA

Iranian Nuclear Talks: Hold the Cheers (tags)

Iran

Iranian Nuclear Talks Continue (tags)

Iran

New Iranian Nuclear Talks (tags)

Iran

Rogue State America (tags)

police state

Evidence Shows Insurgents Responsible for Gas Attack (tags)

Syria

Washington and Israel Conspire to Oust Assad (tags)

Syria

Undermining Russian/Syrian Peace Deal (tags)

Syria

Obama's Rage for War on Syria (tags)

Syria

America's Intelligence Budget Black Hole (tags)

spying

Israeli Lobby Targets Syria and Iran (tags)

anti-war

The Lie of “Limited” War Against Syria (tags)

The rats are jumping ship. Obama’s strongest allies can’t stomach the stench of lies that are the foundation of the war effort against Syria. Even England, whose entire foreign policy is reduced to asking “how high?” when the U.S. says “jump,” opted to stay grounded for Obama’s war drive.

Who Are The Chickenhawks and Henhawks Attempting to Draw the US into War With Syria? (tags)

The same war profiteers and agents of the Netanyahu-Sharon-Olmert campaign to involve the US in war against Iraq and Afghanistan, Libya and Yemen are now trying to drag the US people into another unconstitutional, criminally stupid and violent war against Syria

John Kerry's Colin Powell's Moment (tags)

Syria

War on Syria Looms (tags)

Syria

Israel Behind Egypt's Coup? (tags)

Egypt

Increased rotational presence of US troops, decreased Philippine sovereignty (tags)

"Decreased sovereignty." This is how Akbayan Representative Walden Bello summed up the ongoing negotiations between the Philippine government and the United States to craft a framework for the increased rotational presence of American troops in the country.

EU A Key NSA Target (tags)

NSA

Obama Spurns NSA Spying Reform (tags)

police state

EU Shamelessly Declares Hezbollah a Terrorist Organization (tags)

Israel

The Shortwave Report 07/19/13 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, Spanish National Radio, and NHK World Radio Japan

Five-point approach to manage Chinese and US presence in the West Philippine Sea (tags)

Akbayan Partylist today proposed to the Aquino government a "five-point approach" in handling the current territorial dispute with China and the increasing involvement of the United States in the conflict.

Syrian Opposition in Disarray (tags)

Syria

Stasi's New Incarnation (tags)

police state

When Is a Coup not One? (tags)

Egypt

How Edward Snowden and Syria Will Change Obama’s Foreign Policy (tags)

When the National Security Agency (NSA) spying scandal broke, so did the illusion that President Obama was significantly different than his predecessor, Bush Jr. Obama’s meticulously crafted image was specifically created as an alternative to Bush: Obama campaigned as a peace candidate who loved civil liberties and wanted to work with the UN instead of unilaterally launching wars.

Quelle Surprise: NSA Spies on Europe (tags)

police state

Washington v. Edward Snowden Update (tags)

police state

Syria Is Becoming Obama's Iraq (tags)

In perfect Bush-like fashion, President Obama has invented a bogus pretense for military intervention in yet another Middle East country. The president’s claim that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons — and thus crossed Obama’s imaginary “red line” — will likely fool very few Americans, who already distrust their president after the massive NSA spying scandal.

Iranians Vote (tags)

Iran

North Korean economy surrenders to foreign currency invasion (tags)

Chinese currency and U.S. dollars are being used more widely than ever in North Korea instead of the country's own money, a stark illustration of the extent to which the leadership under Kim Jong-un has lost control over the economy.

Russia Catches CIA Spy Red-Handed (tags)

imperialism

Israeli Lobby Power in America (tags)

Israel

Yair Shamir: Profile of Israeli Extremism (tags)

anti-war

Britain's ‘humanitarian’ missions for African women and Syrian children (tags)

Having kept a low profile on the 10th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, the British government launched two ‘humanitarian’ campaigns in an effort to disguise its genocidal wars in the Middle East and Africa. On the day Britain deployed troops to Mali, British Foreign Minister William Hague and United Nations goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie went on an “anti-rape mission” in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda. The following day, British Prime Minister David Cameron’s wife Samantha Cameron visited Syrian refugee children in Lebanon as an ambassador for the British aid organisation Save the Children.

Washington Supports Venezuelan Opposition (tags)

Venezuela

Chavez: Visionary Leader Extraordinaire (tags)

Chavez

Lieberman's Trial Begins (tags)

Israel

Israel's Likely Coalition Partner Government Threatens Humanity (tags)

Israel

U.S. Cannot Tell Iran to Abandon its Nuclear Program (tags)

Interview conducted by Iranian journalist Kourosh Ziabari with Mark Vorpahl

Western Media War on Syria (tags)

Syria

C. Hagel Sec of Defense Nomination Points to Peace, Neocons Outraged (tags)

The choice by President Obama of Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense is a step in the correct direction. Finally people can see that there is another segment of the Republican party that is NOT endorsing never ending military conflict in the Middle East as the neo-conservative factions have under eight years of war criminal GW Bush.

Moscow Talks on Syria (tags)

Syria

Avigdor Lieberman Faces New Charges (tags)

Israel

Four More Years of War (tags)

anti-war

Israel's Man at State (tags)

anti-war

Imperial Warrior Kerry at State (tags)

anti-wa

Israel's Lieberman Resigns (tags)

Israel

Syria Boils (tags)

Syria

Christian Zionists Encourage Military-Industrial Complex Never Ending War (tags)

The Zionists in Israel and the U.S. (Christian Zionists) are encouraging the proliferation of the military-industrial complex with their escalation of religious warfare against the occupied Palestinians. The AIPAC lobby and military weapons contractors give campaign contributions to both Democrats and Republicans, making both status quo political parties of the U.S. puppets of greedy individuals bent on never ending warfare with soldiers and civilians paying the ultimate price with their lives.

Israel's Operation Pillar of Cloud (tags)

Israel

Israeli Threat to Annul Oslo (tags)

Israel

Syrian Opposition Unity Deal (tags)

Syria

Obama's Post-Election Militancy (tags)

police state

America's Deplorable Human Rights Record (tags)

police state

Let's Have Another War (tags)

anti-war

London 2012 Paralympics: A new stage for war propaganda (tags)

"[I]f there is one thing that we can take from the Olympic motto, ‘Citius, Altius, Fortius’ – Higher, Faster, Stronger – is that in foreign policy we must always strive to build on the achievements of the past, whether it is to extend human rights and freedom, protect our global environment, or support peace in conflict-ravaged countries." [UK Foreign Minister William Hague, press conference held on the opening day of the 2012 London Olympics, 27 July 2012]

Media Scoundrels Promote Permanent Wars (tags)

media

Historic Tehran NAM Summit (tags)

summit

WikiLeaks cable: Gaddafi funded, trained CPP-NPA rebels (tags)

MANILA, Philippines - Libyan strongman Moammar Gaddafi was a key financier of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its military wing, the New People's Army (NPA), according to a US Secretary of State secret cable published by anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks.

AIPAC Wants War on Iran (tags)

anti-war

Why Asylum For Julian Assange Is Central To Today’s Politics: Torture and the American Ch (tags)

If there were a lightening rod to energize political apathy in this heavily propagandized world democratic right of dissent, such as to challenge corrupt government practice, should be it. But certain U. S. leaders’ apparent intention to incarcerate and punish Julian Assange for leaking U.S. secrets puts our black methods in the limelight. What were his motives and equally what has been the character of U.S. foreign policy? It seems revelations were meant to highlight U.S. corruption as people around the world have come to fear American brutality. Many around the globe know the United States as a rogue bully of an empire that regularly uses intimidation to get its way. It takes a real macho government to push around countries like Ecuador, Sweden and lapdog England. As has been shown over and over the United States does not respect law, legal distinctions or diplomatic norms.

War Without Mercy in Syria (tags)

Syria

Libya and Syria: When Anti-Imperialism Goes Wrong (tags)

Reflexive opposition to Uncle Sam’s machinations abroad is generally a good thing. It is a progressive instinct that progressively declined in the 1990s, as presidents Bush Sr. and Clinton deftly deployed the U.S. military to execute “humanitarian” missions in Somalia, Haiti, and the Balkans and progressively increased in the 2000s, as Bush Jr. lurched from quagmire to disaster in transparent empire-building exercises in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Washington's Total War on Syria (tags)

Syria

The Next Stage in the Destruction of Syria (tags)

The U.S. media has made its intentions clear: the 'rebels' attacking Syria's government must have more support to advance Syria's "revolution.” This was the result of the much-hyped advance of Syria's rebels into the country’s two largest cities, which the western media portrayed as a defining moment in global democracy. But "journalists" like these have blood on their hands, with much more in the works.

War Without Mercy in Syria (tags)

Syria

TPP: A Trade Deal from Hell (tags)

trade

Spratly Islands Dispute: Unity Statement (tags)

The contending states claiming territorial jurisdiction over sections of the ‘Southeast Asian Sea’ are only heightening regional tensions to a frightening degree. In particular, the contentious row between the Philippines and China is being amplified by certain quarters to a near-conflict level for seemingly nationalistic, but in fact chauvinistic reasons. And as the almost daily sounds of fury raise the stakes for the region’s masses of humanity, many more sober voices of concern must now come out to be heard and not be silenced by the saber-rattling of a deluded few.

CPP joins Filipino women in marking International Women's Day with protests (tags)

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today expressed support and solidarity with the Filipino women in marking the 98th anniversary of International Women’s Day with mass protests against oil price increases and intensifying American military intervention.

Friends of Syria Declare War on Assad (tags)

class war

Washington Plans War on Syria (tags)

anti-war

Planned Regime Change in Syria (tags)

Syria

Turkish daily: Turkey’s plan to finish off Assad (tags)

Launched in late May 2011, Turkey’s policy of naked aggression against its neighbour Syria reaches a new height after the veto of the UN Security Council resolution on Syria.

In new window Print all Turkish daily: Turkey’s plan to finish off Assad (tags)

Launched in late May 2011, Turkey’s policy of naked aggression against its neighbour Syria reaches a new height after the veto of the UN Security Council resolution on Syria.

Several Reasons to Oppose Obama's Use of CIA Drone Strikes (tags)

Despite promises of "change" from the GW Bush regime foreign policy of interventionism, President Obama has chosen to follow the path of his predecessor GW by continuing the use of CIA drones to attack terrorist and "accidental" civilian targets. By killing innocent civilians along with their targets, CIA drones increase anger and thus aid in recruitment to terrorist organizations ("blowback"), thereby making more enemies and justification of an expensive military strategy that only benefits military weapons contractors.

Promoting War on Iran (tags)

anti-war

Ron Paul's Anti-Progressive Agenda (tags)

elections

Spoiling for a Fight with Syria and Iran (tags)

anti-war

Indefinite Domestic Military Detentions (tags)

police state

`Ethical' strategy, failed on Keystone, say observers (tags)

The stunning Obama administration decision to put the brakes on a major pipeline expansion project linking Canadian oil to Texas refineries suggests the federal government needs to revisit its multimillion-dollar lobbying and marketing strategy...

Washington and Israel v. Iran and Flotilla Activists (tags)

anti-war

War Winds Target Iran (tags)

Iran

Spoiling for Another Fight? (tags)

anti-war

Anti-Imperial Voices (tags)

Libya

Withdrawing but not Capitulating (tags)

NATO has lost the war... Since the Afghan executive is hated and becomes the problem instead of the solution, NATO supports an illegitimate government and falls into a situation that is hardly tenable... The presuppositions for a negotiated peace exist.

Ongoing Israeli Human Rights Abuses (tags)

Palestine

Putin in 2012 (tags)

Russia

Islamic Lebanese Divorce in U.S. Courts (tags)

American men with Lebanese ancestry may travel to Lebanon in order to obtain quick divorces. In such a situation, the man leaves most of his property, children, and wife in the United States. But could the divorce obtained in such a way be entitled to recognition and enforcement in the United States?

Washington Threatens Palestinian Statehood Bid (tags)

Palestine

Campaign for the Just Treatment of International Corps of Educators (tags)

Over the past decade, the United States saw a growing shortage of teachers especially in inner-city and remote rural schools. This shortage was further compounded with the increased need for highly-qualified teachers as mandated by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 mainly in core areas such as math, science and special education. In response to this shortage, school districts all over the country looked around the globe to recruit experienced and credentialed teachers to assist the country in educating its children. This was answered more than willingly by thousands of foreign teachers annually.

Israeli/Washington Peace Process Rejectionism (tags)

anti-war

Statement On the Plight of Filipino Teachers of Maryland?s PGCPS (tags)

Lured by the American dream, non-immigrant workers here in the US have been subjected to different forms of exploitation, manipulation and abuse. The complexities of the recruitment process are being taken advantage of by placement agencies and sometimes with the collaboration of representatives of US employers. Oftentimes foreign workers leave their country deep in debt in raising money needed to cover for exorbitant placement and other fees.

Breaching Gaza's Siege Update (tags)

Israeli state terror

The Military as a Security Risk (tags)

You cannot have both democracy and concentration of wealth, Justice Brandeis warned. 20% of military spending is for defense; the rest is for empire. Endless war is not a future but the denial of a future. To Hitler, the soldier was the only model of courage.

Turkey's top officials: A new regime should be established in Libya (tags)

Turkey pioneers the process aiming at normalization of politics and history in the [Middle East] region? [Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, interview on ?TRT Haber? TV channel, 25 May 2011]

Forum on Venezuela in LA May 8, A Resounding Success (tags)

- Last Sunday, Mother?s Day, the Los Angeles forum about Venezuela?s Bolivarian Revolution, featuring attorney and author Eva Golinger and a panel of Venezuela experts was a success. The forum that was held at the Emmanuel Presbyterian Church in Wislhire featured speaker was and Eva Golinger is a foreign policy advisor to the Venezuelan government, led by President Hugo Chavez.

UK Foreign Minister:We will continue to fight against terrorism wherever it rears its head (tags)

Following the announcement of Osama Bin Ladin's assassination by the U.S. Special Forces; the British government and media have launched yet another propaganda campaign about the threat of a new terrorist attack in the UK.

The Israeli Lobby's Poisonous Influence on US Policy (tags)

anti-war

PHILIPPINES: Our Failed Labor-Export Policy (tags)

The impacts of disasters occurring in other parts of the world, from Libya to Japan, have perhaps been communicated more drastically to the Philippines than to other countries. Whether it is the tragic trilogy of earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear fallout in Japan or the civil war in Libya, external crises are swiftly transformed into internal crises for our country, as thousands of families are pushed into poverty and economic hardship when their breadwinners are dislocated and repatriated back to the Philippines, where jobs offering decent wages are scarce.

BBC: US and UK Imperial Tool (tags)

propaganda

Latin American Nations Pledge for Peace in Libya (tags)

"For its part, ALBA member states also articulated their unanimous opposition to intervention on the part of the United States in the Libyan conflict. According to its published statement, the regional alliance, “categorically rejects any intervention from NATO or any foreign power in Libya as well as any attempt to take advantage…of the tragic situation in order to justify a war of conquest of the energy and water resources which are the patrimony of the Libyan people.”

Libya: Is Washington Pushing for Civil War to Justify a US-NATO Military Intervention? (tags)

“There is now talk about a “humanitarian intervention” in Libya, similar to Yugoslavia and Iraq. A “no-fly zone” over Libya has been mentioned, as has NATO military intervention. The aims behind such statements are not humanitarian, but are intended to justify foreign interference, which could potentially lead to an invasion. Should this come to fruition, Libya would become an occupied country. Its resources would be plundered and its assets privatized and controlled by foreign corporations as in the case of Iraq. Today, in Libya and the Arab World the ghosts of Omar Mukhtar and Saladin are still very much alive and active. Getting rid of Gaddafi and his sons alone is not the solution. The entire corrupt system of governance in Libya and the culture of political corruption must be dismantled. At the same time, however, foreign interference or domination should also not be allowed to take root in Libya. If the Libyan people are mobilized and steadfast, they can fight such schemes.”

Calls for military intervention in Libya? (tags)

"The Imperialist powers, they’re economies wrecked by the hubris endemic to their systems, would like nothing better than to seize, Libya’s petroleum assets during this time of eternal turmoil. And why wouldn’t they desire to invade now? They get to derail revolution and they get the oil! This would be London and Washington’s wet dream. And it would be a disaster for the people everywhere! In fact we may ultimately find that their dirty, greedy hands were behind the disaster in Libya in order to create pretexts for actions “imperial in nature” all over Africa. At any rate, no progressive person can believe that “western intervention” will be other than another grotesque rape of the people of the African continent. Please do all you can to resist this horrible possibility? The western powers simply cannot be trusted. Defend the Libyan nations’ right, and indeed all the revolutionary peoples’ of Africa’s’ right to self-determination. No less, and in fact, much more is at stake."

Democracy promotion: America’s new regime change formula (tags)

"By the 1980s, the reign of terror that blazed across Latin America was too much for most people to stomach. From death squads to torture chambers and various massacres, the Latin American generals who trained in the US to spread democracy around the world quickly gained reputations for major human rights abuses. To replace the overt support for dictatorships, a new concept for regime change was born; one that sounds and looks better – democracy promotion."

Neocons Target Ron Paul After CPAC Poll Win (tags)

Following accusations by Ron Paul's supporters of Cheney being "war criminal" at the recent CPAC conference, neocon warmongers have started a campaign against Ron Paul for his non-interventionist and anti-military occupation positions, labeling him a "traitor" to the people. However, the facts show that Cheney and GW Bush are the real traitors, who authroized use of torture and deceit to engage the U.S. military in two illegal wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

CIA Puppet Mr. Hosni Mubarak MUST STEP DOWN! (tags)

It is illogical to assume that Hosni Mubarak's firing of his underlings will somehow restore democracy to Egypt when he himself is the source of the problem! Nor is it logical or probable that a thirty year dictator will step down "nicely" or "legally". Only when the Egyptian police grow weary of brutalzing their own people and rip off their badges and join the protests demanding Mubarak's full and complete resignation will democracy begin to emerge in Egypt!

US government demands Twitter account information of WikiLeaks and followers (tags)

The New York Times Again Censoring WikiLeaks (tags)

willful New York Times censorship

Open Season on Muslims in America (tags)

targeting innocent Muslims

The Israeli Knesset's Anti-Democratic Agenda (tags)

Israeli repression

STOLEN BUSH JR ~ KARL ROVE TARP BAILOUT $$ HAVE DESTROYED OUR AMERICAN ELECTIVE PROCE$$ .. (tags)

AMERICAN TAXPAYING VOTERS DESERVE MUCH BETTER FROM OUR 5 CONSERVATIVE U.S. SUPREME COURT JUSTICES, 3 REPUBLICAN FEC MEMBERS & ALL OUR REPUBLICAN U.S.CONGRESSIONAL MEMBERS THAT FAILED TO VOTE AGAINST TARP BAILOUT FUNDING CONGRESSIONAL LEGISLATION THAT WOULD HAVE PREVENTED THIS OBVIOUS DESTRUCTION OF ALL OUR FUTURE AMERICAN ELECTION$$$$$....

KARL ROVE~GEORGE BUSH JR TARP BAILOUT PONZI SCHEME$=U.S.POLITICO ADS THIS ELECTION CYCLE ! (tags)

THEY STOLE BILLION$ IN U.S.TAXPAYERS TARP BAILOUT PONZI SCHEME MONIES & NOW CAN EVEN BE LEGAL TO BUY POLITICAL AD$ WITH THI$ STOLEN ~ BORROWED TAXPAYERS $...

The Global Political Awakening and the New World Order (tags)

"The global debt crisis, which is beginning in Greece, and spreading throughout the euro-zone economies of Spain, Portugal, Ireland and ultimately the entire EU, will further consume the UK, Japan and go all the way to America.[50] This will be a truly global debt crisis. Government measures to address the issue of debt focus on the implementation of ‘fiscal austerity measures’ to reduce the debt burdens and make interest payments on their debts. ‘Fiscal austerity’ is a vague term that in actuality refers to cutting social spending and increasing taxes. The effect this has is that the public sector is devastated, as all assets are privatized, public workers are fired en masse, unemployment becomes rampant, health and education disappear, taxes rise dramatically, and currencies are devalued to make all assets cheaper for international corporations and banks to buy up, while internally causing inflation – dramatically increasing the costs of fuel and food. In short, ‘fiscal austerity’ implies ‘social destruction’ as the social foundations of nations and peoples are pulled out from under them. States then become despotic and oppress the people, who naturally revolt against ‘austerity’: the sterilization of society."

America The Judicial (tags)

update on the secret police.

Analysis of the RP 2010 Electiion by Prof. Jose Ma. Sison (tags)

The conduct of the 2010 elections shows the rottenness of the US-dominated ruling system of big compradors and landlords. It was a process dominated by the coalitions, parties and candidates of the reactionary ruling classes. Beforehand, it excluded the leaders of the working people who were repressed or who were without campaign funds. It was merely a personality-based contest of the political agents of the same exploiting classes. They did not offer any strong differences in terms of program. They mouthed slogans against poverty and corruption and the need for change. But they said nothing about overcoming the three monsters of foreign monopoly capitalism, domestic feudalism and bureaucrat capitalism which exploit, impoverish and oppress the people. They gave no serious attention to the worsening crisis of the domestic ruling system and the world capitalist system.

Funding Israeli Militarism, Belligerence and Occupation (tags)

funding Israel's war on Palestinian civilians

Is America going dumb as well as fascist? (tags)

Is it something in the food or on TV?

Why Obama's Surge in Afghanistan? (tags)

Tuesday’s announcement that President Obama will send an additional 30,000 soldiers to Afghanistan — while begging his foreign allies to send an extra 10,000 — will have dramatic effects throughout the American and world society. The hope that Obama’s election would drastically change U.S. foreign policy has been destroyed. The effects of his troop surge will change the minds of millions of Americans, who, until this point, were giving Obama the benefit of the doubt. Such moments in history are capable of instantly removing piles of dust from the collective eyeball — just as the bank bailouts did.

THERE IS A DECEPTION FLAVOR WITH FOREIGN POLICY OF OBAMA ... (tags)

The foreign policy of Obama for Latin America is inexistent or ineffective.

MESSAGE TO NEW YORK TIMES (tags)

Journalist that speaks that likes deserves to listen what doesn't want.

The False Hope of J Street and the Gentile Problem (tags)

commentary on a new strategy of Israeli Lobbyists

AMERICAN MEMBER OF CONGRESS DOESN'T LIKE THE BRAZILIAN FOREIGN POLICY (tags)

Who speaks that doesn't owe, it listens what doesn't want.

What Obama Isn't Telling American Workers (tags)

A lot is happening in the tumultuous realm of global economics. The “Great Recession” has caused tectonic shifts internationally, with outcomes that will dramatically change the lives of millions of people in the U.S. and beyond. And while Obama is acknowledging this fact with repeated references to “a new world order,” he isn’t explaining how this adversely affects working-class Americans.

Barter Is Patriotic (tags)

"The story of American money, which occupies a period of about three centuries, began when the early settlers in New England carried on their fur trade with the indians through the use of wampum, which had been fashioned from mussel shells in the form of beads. Beaver skins, wampum, and in Virginia, tobacco, soon became the common accepted media of exchange for all other available commodities. The immigrants, in fact, had little use for coined money at first, but when traders arrived from foreign lands, coins were usually demanded in payment for goods." Opening Statement of the book "A Guidebook of United States Coins" 17th Edition, 1964 by R.S. Yeoman

JOURNALISM NO INFORMATIVE IN BRAZIL (tags)

Visit of the President of Iran to Brazil is harassed by the press.

Afghanistan: Back Door to War on Iran (tags)

Neocons support war with Afghanistan in order to get war with Iran

STOP YOUR SUPPORT TO HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATOR AND CORRUPT US-Arroyo Regime (tags)

Deeply inspired by your promise of “Change We Could Believe In” during the last presidential campaign we would like to reiterate our support to your administration. We believed you would put a stop to the bankrupt policies espoused by your opponent, Senator John McCain and his fellow Republicans. With regard to the Philippines, our country of ancestry, we hoped that the “Change” you were talking about would mean a re-thinking of U.S. support for the administration of incumbent President Gloria Arroyo, whose record of corruption and violation of human rights has now surpassed that of the dictatorship of President Ferdinand Marcos.

Nader Was Right: Liberals Are Going Nowhere With Obama (tags)

Liberals once again were fooled by "lesser evilism" tactics of the Democrats, many devoted much time and energy to elect Obama, yet only receive more of the same as their reward. Our only changes are military use of "enhanced interrogation techniques" on prisoners instead of torture, under Obama the only change we will get in reality is a well spoken war criminal instead of a war criminal that speaks jibberish! Think Obama will allow for any domestic or international war crime trial of his predecessor?? Forget about it!! More of the same!!

Michael Hudson's "Super Imperialism:" The Economic Agenda of Imperial America (tags)

How imperial America is funded

America's "Bases of Empire" (tags)

imperial America's global face

A Different Perspective on the Iranian Elections (tags)

The great strategic importance of Iran to the United States gives me a different opinion of the election than that of the mainstream US media or indeed most of the leftist media.

Indian Divorce in U.S. Courts (tags)

Many Indian nationals had their marriages in India and domicile in the United States. They travel back to India for the purpose of obtaining divorce judgments according to the Hindu law. The issue of jurisdiction becomes important factor for the recognition of their foreign divorce judgments in the United States. This article analyzes this issue.

Zhibin Gu: how is China's manufacturing center created? (tags)

Get inside story about Chinese business and management. How is global financial crisis reshaping Chinese and world politics, finance, banking, trade and outsourcing? How to profit from rising Chinese trade, yuan and stock market? How do over a half million international companies make profits in China? Learn about Chinese multinationals, society, banking, management, outsourcing, education, politics, individual life during a transition period. How to do investing, travel, trade inside China? Get real investigations from a timely book.

Zhibin Gu: how a dead China is saved by entrepreneurship, open society, outside world? (tags)

how to walk out the mud of global financial cisis? How to get better world politics and business map? Is Chinese century arriving sooner? What is really behind all the changes inside Chinese and Indian politics, business, finance and society? Get most provocative economic and political lessons and knowledge from a timely book covering long history and revolution of both Mao's era and current capitalist revolution in relation to world finance, competition, and entrepreneurship.

Zhibin Gu: China's future: law, corruption, politics vs global financial crisis (tags)

How is global financial crisis reshaping Chinese and world politics, finance, banking, trade and outsourcing? How to profit from rising Chinese trade, yuan and stock market? How do over a half million international companies make profits in China? How to do investing, travel, trade inside China? Get real investigations from a timely book.

China capitalist lessons vs global financial crisis (tags)

is global financial cisis changing global politics and business map? Is Chinese century arriving sooner? What is really behind all the changes inside Chinese and Indian politics, business, finance and society? Get most provocative economic and political lessons and knowledge from a timely book covering long history and revolution of both Mao's era and current capitalist revolution in relation to world finance, competition, and entrepreneurship.

China: politics, finance, economic map: George Zhibin Gu (tags)

is global financial cisis changing global politics and business map? Is Chinese century arriving sooner? What is really behind all the changes inside Chinese and Indian politics, business, finance and society? Get most provocative economic and political lessons and knowledge from a timely book covering long history and revolution of both Mao's era and current capitalist revolution in relation to world finance, competition, and entrepreneurship.

EPCC STATEMENT OPPOSING AND CONDEMNING HR 737 (tags)

The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) composed of different community and people’s organization in Los Angeles vehemently condemns and opposes the HR 737 or the Nograles Resolution seeks to amend the 1987 Constitution’s economic provisions. The EPCC stands with the Filipino people and the Filipino American community that militantly oppose the treasonous bill only seeks favorable and one-sided benefits to foreign corporations and business and is virtually giving away the Philippines to foreigners.

forecasting: China's coming collapse: corruption, finance, trade, outsourcing, politics (tags)

Is China to go burst or rising higher? Is global financial crisis impacting China? Is a runaway government corruption destroying Chinese economy and peace? What is really behind Chinese finance, politics, trade, politics and society? Has China's ongoing reform altered the nation's political-economic landscape as far as government corruption is concerned? What is the next if this corruption goes deeper? Get the powerful and insiders' reports on Chinese politics, government amid global financial meltdown.

China wisdom: Chinese multinationals, stock market vs global financial crisis (tags)

How is global financial and economic crisis reshaping world politics, finance, banking, trade and outsourcing? Profiting from rising Chinese trade, yuan and stock market? How do over a half million international companies make profits in China? Learn about Chinese multinationals, society, banking, management, outsourcing, education, politics, individual life during a transition period. How to do investing, travel, trade inside China? Get real investigations from a timely book.

Obama can't appoint the best (tags)

If the AIPAC objects

Utah is Not for Sale! No Nuclear Waste Imports! (tags)

Utah has experienced a legacy of being targeted for nuclear waste dumping. Now, EnergySolutions, the largest commercial nuclear waste dump in the country, is offering a large cash sum to the state of Utah. In exchange they want lawmakers to open the door to importing nuclear waste from foreign countries...and our Legislators are considering this indecent proposal! Fight back and join us for the "Utah is NOT for Sale!" Rally on 2/25!!

SHIFTING PARADIGM (tags)

In a sweeping speech to international leaders and security experts on February 6 in Munich, US vice president Biden, prima facie, revealed to an international audience the core of the Obama regime's foreign policy program. Although emphasizing diplomacy and cooperation as its center piece, he gave a stern warning to the Imperialist allies and client states that they are expected to share the burdens of fighting extremism (whatever that is).

Chinese multinationals, stock market vs global financial crisis (tags)

How is global financial and economic crisis reshaping world politics, finance, banking, trade and outsourcing? Profiting from rising Chinese trade, yuan and stock market? How do over a half million international companies make profits in China? Learn about Chinese multinationals, society, banking, management, outsourcing, education, politics, individual life during a transition period. How to do investing, travel, trade inside China? Get on-ground investigations from a timely book.

Bolivia's New Constitution: Progressive Change or Business As Usual (tags)

Bolivians vote.

lessons: global financial crisis, China, India, competition, jobs, politics, law (tags)

is global financial cisis changing global politics and business map? Is Chinese century arriving sooner? What is really behind all the changes inside Chinese and Indian politics, business, finance and society? Get most provocative economic and political lessons and knowledge from a timely book covering long history and revolution of both Mao's era and current capitalist revolution in relation to world finance, competition, and entrepreneurship.

Israel Bloacks UC Prof/UN Rappateur (tags)

Before invading Gaza, Israel made sure to blockade medical supplies and food shipments - and also the UN's independent special rapportuer. Adding the the SHAME!

Utah EnergySolutions Plans Nuclear Waste Imports! (tags)

When many U.S. resident downwinders are struggling with life threatening cancer from nuclear radiation exposure, is importing more nuclear waste from other countries really a wise idea?

12/1 Lee Siu Hin: What We Should Expect from President Barak Obama? (tags)

If history can teach us something, the election of Obama and Clinton has many similarities: after the initial excitement we might experience the same disappointment and disillusion like Clinton-era--and even the possibility of Republicans can capitalize the public disappointment to regain the control of Congress at the future elections.....

economic, political lessons behind China's surge amid global financial meltdown (tags)

is global financial cisis changing global politics and business map? Is Chinese century arriving sooner? What is really behind all the changes inside Chinese and Indian politics, business, finance and society? Get most provocative economic and political lessons and knowledge from a timely book covering long history and revolution of both Mao's era and current capitalist revolution in relation to world finance, competition, and entrepreneurship.

Jeremy Scahill: 20 Hawks, Clintonites and Neocons to Watch for in Obama's White House (tags)

U.S. policy is not about one individual, and no matter how much faith people place in President-elect Barack Obama, the policies he enacts will be fruit of a tree with many roots. Among them: his personal politics and views, the disastrous realities his administration will inherit, and, of course, unpredictable future crises. But the best immediate indicator of what an Obama administration might look like can be found in the people he surrounds himself with and who he appoints to his Cabinet. And, frankly, when it comes to foreign policy, it is not looking good.

Targeting Hugo Chavez (tags)

The dominant media assault continues

NYCLAW ANTIWAR DIGEST -- 11.11.08 (tags)

We believe that veterans and active-duty GIs are in a key position to stop illegal and unjust war, and we are inspired by the resistance of troops who stood against the war in Vietnam.

U.S. TERRORISTS STRIKE AT SYRIA AND PAKISTAN KILLING MORE INNOCENT CIVILIANS. (tags)

US terrorists are increasing their attacks on Pakistani villages and have now extended their range of murderous operations to include terrorist strikes against civilian targets in Syria as well.

On the 2nd GMFD Conferene in Manila (tags)

On behalf of the of the Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) we express our militantly solidarity for the all the mass actions and protests against the Manila ‘s Second Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD). The AJLPP strongly condemns the pro-imperialist and anti-migrant GMFD framework and agenda of the conference in Manila. The agenda of the conference lay bare the exploitative foundation and consequences of so-called neoliberal globalization on the lives of migrants, refugees and their families.

What “incredibly tough” foreign policy actions is Obama preparing? (tags)

"Obama won the Democratic presidential nomination by presenting himself as the more consistent antiwar candidate, and the Democratic ticket in public pledges to end the war in Iraq and adopt a less militaristic stance. But behind closed doors, before select audiences of the financial and political elite, Biden has given a glimpse of the real perspective of the Democratic wing of American imperialism."

US diplomacy tainted by 'militarization' (tags)

"Since the fall of the Berlin Wall [in 1989], the diplomatic capacity of the United States has been hollowed out," according to the 26-page report, "A Foreign Affairs Budget for the Future", which said a continuation of the status quo cannot continue without serious damage to the US's "vital interests".

Munich Agreement papers declassified (tags)

The Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR in Russian abbreviation) has declassified archive materials related to the 1938 Munich Agreement, which triggered the most dramatic events of the 20th century.

Cold Peace-The US Missile Shield and its Consequences (tags)

The planned missile shield undermines the so-called second-strike capacity. It shifts the nuclear balance in favor of the US. The West gave the government in Moscow assurances after Russian troops withdrew from East Germany.

Clandestine Project Reckoning: Huge blow to Mexican drug cartels & gang members world-wide (tags)

175 of the 500 arrested are believed members of the Mexican Drug Gulf Cartel. Among those indicted are three of the alleged leaders of the Gulf Cartel: Ezequiel Cardenas-Guillen, Heriberto Lazcano-Lazcano, and Jorge Eduardo Costilla-Sanchez. These individuals, each designated as Consolidated Priority

A Great Discrepancy (tags)

The contradictions in US foreign policy to various world events and their relationship to capitalism

Cambodia Genocide (Pol Pot) - 1975-1979 - 2,000,000 Deaths (tags)

An attempt by Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot to form a Communist peasant farming society resulted in the deaths of 25 percent of the country's population from starvation, overwork and executions.

Bush Signs President's Emergency Program for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Legislation (tags)

President Bush signed the President’s Emergency Program (PEPFAR) into law yesterday at the White House.

The landmark bill, which passed in both the House and Senate by wide margins earlier this month, provides $48 billion over the next five years for the global fight of AIDS. Within the legislation is a directive to lift the HIV travel/immigration ban, which bars foreign travelers with HIV/AIDS from entering the United States unless they obtain a spouse or family waiver. That ban is blatantly discriminatory, particularly against gay men and lesbians with the illness, because under current US immigration law, their partners do not qualify as spouses or family.

Today—U.S. Senate Votes Whether to Shoot Down 1st and 4th Amendments (tags)

If this Act is passed, it will be Free Speech in America if you—Dare!

Anti-Zim western media hysterical (tags)

AS Zimbabweans exercised their sovereign right to vote, the anti-Zimbabwe Western media heightened its frenzy. Threats and condemnations were issued. First with the threats was MDC leader Mr Morgan Tsvangirai who gave a 24-hour ultimatum that he would not agree to talks if the run-off went ahead. The run off went ahead. And yesterday he was still pressing for talks.

U.S. Senate Spy Bill—Locked and Loaded to Shoot Down 1st and 4th Amendments (tags)

More frequently U.S. Senators can been seen on Television reading sections of HR 6304 which they claim will protect lawful persons in the U.S. from being targeted by government wiretaps. Not mentioned by the Senators, is that THE FISA AMENDMENTS ACT OF 2008 has a low level of “probable cause” that will permit Government to wiretap U.S. phone calls, faxes and emails.

Passed HR 6304 Domestic SPY AMENDMENTS—choke 1st Amendment Rights (tags)

House SPY AMENDMENTS—State, Persons Exercising 1st Amendment Rights “may be Considered” Agents of a Foreign Power.

On the 110th Independence Day of the Philippines, June 12, 2008 (tags)

As Filipinos and Filipino Americans, the Alliance Philippines (AJLPP) with pride and passion, we commemorate the 110th anniversary of the proclamation of Philippine Independence on June 12, 1898 and the victory of the Philippine revolution of 1896 against 333 years of Spanish colonialism and oppression. On this momentous occasion let us pay tribute to all our heroes who fought for our freedom. On this auspicious day, we remember that the Philippine flag was first displayed, the national hymn was played and the independence from Spain was proclaimed in the balcony of the home of general Emilio Aguinaldo in Kawit, Cavite. At that time almost all of Luzon was liberated and under the control, of the revolutionary forces except for Manila and some Spanish outpost in the Visayas and in Mindanao was still holding out. The formation of the first bourgeois democratic republic in Asia on January 23, 1899 followed. But just to be destroyed by a new colonial power- the Imperialist United States of America. By waging an imperialist war of aggression against the young republic and its people from 1899 to 1913 in a “war of pacification” against the Filipinos, the United States occupied the Philippines for 48 years. The Filipinos lost almost 2 million people during the Filipino=-American War.

Stop the next war (tags)

"Yet as the years wear on and the facts pointing to the validity of my thesis accumulate, the reality can no longer be ignored. Why, in the name of all that's holy, are we expanding a war that has proven to be such a monumental failure? Why are our leaders ignoring the evaluation of our own National Intelligence Estimate on the question of Iran's nuclear program – which shows that they abandoned their nascent nukes, just as Saddam did – and insisting that Tehran will soon wield a nuclear sword, perhaps against Israel? Why are American politicians defying their own war-weary people and launching a conflict that will doubtless prove even less popular than the one in which we are currently engaged? None of this makes any sense unless we accept the hijacking thesis: U.S. policy is the captive of foreign interests, specifically Israeli interests. We are, all of us, held hostage by the Israel lobby, which has a stranglehold on the political establishment in this country. That's not a "conspiracy theory," because it's no secret: the effort to mold U.S. policy to suit Israeli interests is open to the point of brazenness."

Warning of the American Friend (tags)

What primarily motivates US foreign policy-economic interests or a religious mission consciousness? A special world view is added to the economic interests In this perspective, economic liberalism brings political freedom and both together lead to peace and free trade.

Maoist China foreign policy: 1970s and 1980s (tags)

The Mandate of Heaven (Excerpt). A detailed account of Maoist Chinese foreign policy is beyond the scope of this article, but some examples will illustrate the central thesis: that China’s foreign policy is in no way different from that of other world powers. The Three-Worlds Theory was used to justify Chinese alliances with right-wing reactionary governments during the 1970s and 1980s. The Third World

CUBA: Repugnant lies and manipulation (tags)

ANSA on April 22. "La Paz, April 22.— A commission of deputies are to investigate the case of Bolivian scholarship student who died in Cuba, and whose body was repatriated without several vital organs, including the brain."

RP ‘surprised’ at Malaysia monitors’ pullout (tags)

he Philippines on Tuesday said it was surprised at Malaysia’s decision to end its monitoring mission to the troubled southern Mindanao island this year. The government’s chief peace adviser Jesus Dureza said he had just finished a trip to Kuala Lumpur and officials there had given “no indication of any announcement of total withdrawal.” “I feel that we, as neighbors, should be working very closely for peace,” Dureza said. “I am confident that Malaysia will be with us all the way.”

'The Transparent Cabal' (about the Jewish neocons and their war for Israel agenda) (tags)

(about the Jewish neocons and their war for Israel agenda)

Hothead McCain (tags)

Wouldn't it be nice, for once, to hear a politician not so removed from Reality saying "There will be peace" ... ? Be wary of Electronic Vote-rigging ... And get those "Neo-Conservative" War Criminals behind bars and away from the halls of power.

Obama advisor: US Jews Hinder Peace (tags)

Obama advisor: US Jews Hinder Peace

The Mystery of American Foreign Policy (tags)

It appears to be a mystery because it is being driven primrarily by foreigners, for interests that are not America's.

Release of 22 Chinese Fishermen Meant to Appease China, Fishers’ Group Says (tags)

The militant fisherfolk alliance Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya or National Alliance of Small Fisherfolk Organizations) said on March 15 that the dismissal of the case against and the subsequent release of 22 Chinese fishermen last March 14 was meant to appease the Chinese government currently irked over the scandal and diplomatic repercussions created by the controversial Joint Marine Seismic Undertaking (JMSU).

The Asian Crisis of 1997-1998: Deregulation (tags)

Enormous capital streamed in short-term monetary investments that could dissolve at any time, not in lasting direct investments. Higher stock prices and home prices fueled the credit boom. Deregulated finance markets are everything but efficient.

Security is not War, Torture and Terror (tags)

"The swan that floats and doesn't sink represents the intransitory in the transitory." (Heidegger) "Truth is the first casualty in war." (Aristotle) "Every war has two losers." (Wm Stafford) We are called to resist the normalization of war and the militarization of foreign policy.

Funding for HIV/AIDS prevention tripled by House panel (tags)

A House panel today voted to more than triple spending for a global AIDS program that has proven to be one of the Bush administration’s most successful foreign policy initiatives.

Fidel Castro: Who wants to be in the Garbage Dump? (tags)

Today, by mere chance, I remembered that the OAS still exists, when I read a cable posted on the Internet which contained an article by Georgina Saldierna, published in La Jornada, titled “Insulza rules out the possibility of re-admitting Cuba into the OAS”. No one even remembered the OAS. Note how retrograde this line of reasoning is.

Dear Americans by Helmut Schmidt (tags)

Will America stop consuming a large share of the savings and capital formation of other nations? The trust of Europeans in American leadership is shaken today. We want to love America again. But we are skeptical because Washington seems focused on only troops and finances.

Cuban Students Denounce Manipulation (tags)

Students whose images were exploited by different foreign media to present them as a sign of rebellion against the Cuban government spoke during a video interview denouncing the manipulations that occurred and denying that they were arrested on Tuesday

JFAV Pays Tribute to Rep. Tom Lantos,(D-CA), 80 (tags)

The Justice for Filipino American Veterans(JFAV) pays tribute to Rep. Tom Lantos of California who passed away. JFAV learned that Lantos, 80, passed away at the Bethesda Naval Medical Center in suburban Maryland. Lantos, a Democrat who chaired the House Foreign Affairs Committee, disclosed last month that he had been diagnosed with cancer of the esophagus. He has supported the veterans equity bill .

Don’t tie aid to RP record, US urged (tags)

The administration has asked lawmakers in the United States not to peg the amount of Washington’s military assistance to the Philippines on the latter’s human rights record, arguing that the two were distinct from each other and must be addressed separately. “I told the legislators that the issue of US foreign military assistance and reports about extrajudicial killings in the Philippines should be treated separately,” Ambassador to Washington Willy Gaa told the Inquirer shortly before he flew back to the US on Friday. Gaa admitted that American legislators were greatly concerned about the persistent reports of human rights violations allegedly committed by the Philippine military and police. He, however, said the move of the administration of President George W. Bush to cut by 50 percent the proposed US foreign military assistance to the Philippines from the $30 million in 2007 in the 2008 federal budget was “expected.”

NPA rebels warn of more attacks (tags)

Communist rebels claimed responsibility for the raid on a Swiss mining firm in the southern Philippines and have warned of more attacks in the country. Rebels raided the Sagittarius Mines Inc. (SMI) in the town of Tampakan in South Cotabato early Tuesday, torching buildings and equipment and attacking a military post nearby. Authorities said no one was injured or killed in the raid, which the New People’s Army (NPA) rebels claimed was a punishment for the giant Swiss mining firm accused of land grabbing, plunder and environmental destruction. The rebels said the raid was in response to a longstanding demand of the people to put a stop to the firm’s operations in the area.

Joma Sison slams Arroyo for lying about the economic situation (tags)

Prof. Jose Maria Sison, chief political consultant of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines, slammed Gloria M. Arroyo for lying about the Philippine economic situation by claiming that she is propelling the Philippines to become a “first world country”. Prof. Sison declared, “In utter subservience to the US-dictated policy of “neoliberal” glob” alization, she has worked against the line of national industrialization and genuine land reform and has aggravated and deepened the agrarian, pre-industrial and semi-feudal character of the Philippine economy. She has worsened the backward and impoverished “third world” conditions of the Philippines.

profits from China; hightech, travel, outsourcing, auto, retail, politics, jobs, strategy (tags)

How do over a half million international companies make profits in China? How do Airbus, Dell, Wal-Mart, Citibank, Morgan Stanley, Microsoft, Cisco, GM, Unilever perform there? What is really inside Chinese society, banking, management, outsourcing, education, politics, individual life? How to do investing, travel, trade inside China? Get on-ground investigations from provocative journalist George Zhibin Gu.

The Dollar and US Hegemony (tags)

The dollar devaluation since 2001 is a necessary adjustment for the twin US deficits, the national budget deficit and the foreign trade deficit. US imports are nearly double US exports. A drastic change of lifestyles is imperative where modesty and simplicity are encouraged.

Chinese and Asian century: competition, finance, trade, politics, outsourcing, wealth, job (tags)

Is Asian century arriving earlier than expected? Explore what is behind the surging Chinese and Indian economy, finance, banking, outsourcing, foreign trade, currencies, labor, consumption, entrepreneurship and politics. Get great ideas from a leading thinker George Zhibin Gu.

CIA Expelled from UCSB Campus (tags)

Antiwar activists from the University of California, Santa Barbara and the surrounding community kicked CIA recruiters off of their campus today in a nonviolent direct action.

CUBA responds to Bush (tags)

REPLYING to three spurious initiatives for Cuba proposed by George Bush in Washington on October 24, Cuban Foreign Minister Felipe Pérez Roque set out 12 points “covering what the U.S. president should propose as aid” to the island.

Promised Social Change in Ecuador (tags)

Hope for social change in Ecuador

Progressive radio host Thom Hartmann cuts off calls about the pro-Israel lobby (Mearsheime (tags)

Progressive radio host Thom Hartmann cuts off calls about the pro-Israel lobby (Mearsheimer & Walt book)

Something Is Rotten: Israel (tags)

The cat is out of the bag...

Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy (Mearsheimer and Walt in the New York Times again today (tags)

Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy (Mearsheimer and Walt in the New York Times again today)

Ron Paul: Thomas Jefferson Incarnate [on Imperialism and "blowback"] (tags)

on Imperialism and "blowback"

Damascus: IAF planes dropped live ammunition on Syria during flyover (tags)

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem said Monday that Israel Air Force warplanes dropped live ammunition during an alleged violation of Syrian airspace in the early hours of Thursday.

Can America save itself? (tags)

From the foreign agents within. Far more dangerous than The Bin.

Kissinger-led U.S. group attends closed debate at Putin home (tags)

A group of Russian and U.S. dignitaries gathered Friday at the presidential residence near Moscow behind closed doors in a bid to repair shattered ties.

Hanging from the brush... (tags)

"They are hanging from the brush and we took the stepladder"...

Capitalist Globalization and the "middle-class" (tags)

Since the 1970s, the social consequences of the current period of capitalism (commonly referred to as globalization) have primarily affected the working class, especially those in manufacturing jobs. Despite the consequential deterioration of large cities and countless smaller towns — not to mention the pauperization of large segments of the population — the effects were dismissed by politicians and the mainstream media as necessary evils. The victims of this process were told to pick themselves up by their boot-straps, go back to school, and learn to integrate into the new, technology-driven global economy. How things have changed! Experience has exposed all the promises of globalization to be lies, and now those who think of themselves as "middle-class" are finding themselves on the chopping block. These skilled workers — engineers, Information Technology workers, accountants, legal and medical personnel, etc. — are confronted by the combined forces of a shrinking labor market, outsourcing, and the corporate-led importation of foreign workers through the H-1B visa program.

RP, Australia sign defense pact (tags)

The Philippines and Australia signed signed a security pact yesterday that will allow the countries’ militaries to hold joint counterterrorism exercises. The Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) is the second such agreement entered into by the Philippines. President Arroyo and Australian Prime Minister John Howard witnessed the signing of the agreement by Defense Secretary Hermogenes Ebdane Jr. and Australian Minister for Defense Dr. Brendan Nelson. Bayan Muna Rep. Satur Ocampo vowed to question SOFA and said that they would press for the public disclosure of all the terms indicated in the agreement. “The VFA has already allowed the year-round presence of American troops. Now, they have the SOFA and they are saying that they are also taking other countries. How many soldiers from foreign countries would be allowed in our country?” he asked. Ocampo said Congress, particularly the committee on foreign affairs, was not informed about the provisions of the agreement.

Philippine-Australia SOFA furthers foreign intervention, fascist terror under Arroyo (tags)

The Philippines revolutionary movement today in a statement posted over the internet scored the Arroyo regime and the Australian government for entering into a Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA), saying this only furthers foreign military intervention in the Philippines, and also serves to boost the Arroyo regime's fascist repression of the people.

Surge on this, Bush (tags)

If you can

Bring on the clowns (tags)

We need a laugh

Zio-Christianity (tags)

And the Lord said: PAY YOUR TAXES....

George W Bush: Flight from Reality (tags)

The doctrine of answering every defeat in Iraq with a new offensive is a grave mistake, worse than in Vietnam.. The battle between the executive and the legislture has begun.

AIPAC and ADL to merge (tags)

Dagan, the head of Mossad, has ordered his two security service in the US to merge and go after Pelosi.

Leaders Don't Kill People... (tags)

If I have my facts straight, George W. Bush has never killed a single person in his life. All the torture and death that people attribute to him has been carried out by people who were "only following orders."

No photos, please. (tags)

We're the AIPAC 6,000

Global poll condemns Bush administration (tags)

"The global view of the role of the US in world affairs has dramatically deteriorated over the past year, according to a BBC World Service poll released Wednesday. The study documents mounting hostility to US foreign policy, its destabilizing effect on entire regions of the world, as well as growing awareness of the threat posed to the environmental health of the planet. "

Irrational fear of Cuba dissected (tags)

A Miami Herald commentator, who specializes in bashing Cuba's Fidel Castro and Venezuela's Hugo Chavez travels all the way to India, only to find that Castro and Chavez are very popular there. He tries, but fails, to convince his audiences that live in Venezuela is hell. I analyze his pitiful attempt.

Somalia: US Foreign Policy and Gangsterism + Leaked emails (tags)

The failed UN/US intervention of 1993 led directly to the triumph of the warlords, who plundered, raped, and murdered their way through the streets of Mogadishu, the Somalian capital, and reduced the country to Mad Max territory. The same deadly chaos - made in the US - now again foments more hate.

U.S. FOREIGN POLICY — ARE CHANGES AHEAD? (tags)

Many progressive Americans are hoping for a more peaceful U.S. foreign policy because President Bush lost control of Congress or after he leaves office — but the chances of this happening are not favorable.)

Rightwing Anti-Capitalism (tags)

The interests of the working class are no longer defended by the dominant parties. On the background of this representation crisis (cf Gramsci), rightwing populist parties have electoral successes all over Europe.

Shades of Imeldific as Cebu spiffs up for Asean summit (tags)

For many people in the central Phili­ppine island of Cebu, next week’s gathering of Southeast Asian leaders will be a hindrance rather than the economic blessing these sort of events are often dressed up to be. The presence of some 6,000 armed police and troops, stepped up security and road closures for many locals spell just one thing—”chaos.” From December 11 to 14, virtually all schools and government offices in Cebu City and the nearby towns of Mandaue and Lapu-Lapu will close down for a four-day holiday for the duration of the summit.

Capital Fears: US Corporations Threaten Investment Restrictions (tags)

Qualitative growth is an alternative to quantita-tive growth. Our culture rich in things is poor in soul. Instead of welcoming criticism, we make competition and inequality into dogmas, normalize war and militarize foreign policy.

Pelosi arrested (tags)

For anti Israeli activity

There is an elephant in the room. (tags)

Say nothing.

Submission to Iraq Study Group (tags)

The new map of iran has been presented to the Iraq Study Group.

Holland: All elections manipulated - except one (tags)

In Holland people can 'vote' in the 22 November election. Or now play chess with the 1187 hacked and easily manipulated electronic voting computers. It's scary to see what the creatures in power do to screw the people. Taking away everybody's vote and voice too.

AJLPP-USA Condemns Arroyo’s Brazen Puppetry to US Imperialism and Attacks against People’s (tags)

Pundits and blind defenders of imperial America have it all wrong: the DPRK is simply trying to defend itself from the bellicose saber-rattling that the US imperialists have directed at them and other countries and nations asserting their national sovereignty and refusing to submit to US dictates. We should not be afraid of anti-imperialist countries like the DPRK. Rather, we should link arms with all peoples, nations and countries opposed to the world’s common enemy – US imperialism

AJLPP-USA Condemns Arroyo’s Brazen Puppetry to US Imperialism and Attacks against People’s (tags)

Pundits and blind defenders of imperial America have it all wrong: the DPRK is simply trying to defend itself from the bellicose saber-rattling that the US imperialists have directed at them and other countries and nations asserting their national sovereignty and refusing to submit to US dictates. We should not be afraid of anti-imperialist countries like the DPRK. Rather, we should link arms with all peoples, nations and countries opposed to the world’s common enemy – US imperialism.

Democrats defend “our president” against international criticism (tags)

The pretense that the Democratic Party represents some sort of opposition to the Bush administration was punctured again last week when leading Democrats vociferously condemned the anti-Bush speech given by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to the United Nations General Assembly.

President Bush is "the devil" and a "world dictator" (tags)

Something many Americans have known for a long time - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez came to the United Nations and denounced President Bush as "the devil" and a "world dictator"

Asymmetry (tags)

A skillful foreign policy keeps options open and avoids falling into cul-de-sacs.. German Middle East policy is more than unskillful. It is a catastrophe for everyone, for Germany, Israel, Lebanon and the Palestinians.

No Wars are "Humanitarian" (tags)

Justice, democracy, freedom and human dignity should define our future, not the concepts of war strategies.

The Big Lie about `Islamic Fascism' (tags)

Now the neoconservatives are busy whipping up war against Syria and Iran to keep themselves in power and maintain the political dynamics of this 21st century revival of fascism.

Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld speeches: A new drumbeat for war (tags)

In a coordinated series of speeches this week, the top officials of the Bush administration have begun a public campaign to smear and intimidate opponents of the war in Iraq while laying the political groundwork for dragging the American people into a new and even more terrible war—this time against Iran.

Strange Liberators: Militarism, Mayhem, and the Pursuit of Profit (tags)

U.S. foreign policy as seen by those on the receiving end.

Radiant Future (tags)

"At the beginning of the 20th century, Germany was Europe's leading power but we made wrong decisions and experienced a total disaster.." (Joschka Fischer at the Teheran Center, August 2006)

BTL:Lebanese & Israeli Civilians Clear Losers as... (tags)

..Cease-Fire Ends Israel's Offensive ~ Interview with Stephen Zunes, Middle East editor with Foreign Policy in Focus, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Neocon Chickenhawks: A Small Tightly-Knit Clan Part 2 (tags)

This list of intricate, overlapping connections is hardly exhaustive or perhaps even surprising. But it helps reveal an important fact. Contrary to appearances, the neocons do not constitute a powerful mass political movement. They are instead a small, tightly-knit clan whose incestuous familial and personal connections, both within and outside the Bush administration, have allowed them grab control of the future of American foreign policy.

Why Democracies evolve into Dictatorships (tags)

It took only six years with Bush Jr. as President to give birth to a new generation of radical political activists, journalists, and commentators, whose main concerns are subjecting the insane policies of the President to exposure and condemnation; this, it seems, constitutes the foundation for nearly the entire realm of real political opposition in the U.S. The strategy here is limited to educating people about the destructive policies of the Republicans and hoping that in response, a protest or political movement will evolve powerful enough to either reform or displace those in power. Education of course, is absolutely crucial in transforming any dissident organization into an entity capable of action and results. However, by focusing only on the policies of the Republicans, without explaining the larger framework from whence they came, political education is greatly hindered, limiting the potential for effective action.

Israel is to balme (tags)

Israel is drunk on it's power

Germany joins US, British, Israeli axis of aggression (tags)

Last Sunday, German government spokesman Ulrich William spoke on behalf of the chancellor, Angela Merkel (Christian Democratic Union—CDU), and expressed Merkel’s “great regret and deep sadness over the consequences of the Israeli air raid on Qana.” Two days later, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier (Social Democratic Party—SPD) began an interview in the Süddeutsche Zeitung with the words: “What took place on Sunday in Qana was appalling. The large number of civilian victims of the Israeli air raid is terrible and unacceptable.”

Israel backed by army of cyber-soldiers (tags)

Doron Barkat, 29, in Jerusalem, spends long nights trawling the web to try to swing the debate Israel’s way. “When I see internet polls for or against Israel I send out a mailing list to vote for Israel,” he said. “It can be that after 15 minutes there will be 400 votes for Israel.

Who's Arming Israel? (tags)

Much has been made in the US media of the Syrian- and Iranian-origin weaponry used by Hezbollah in the escalating violence in Israel and Lebanon. There has been no parallel discussion of the origin of Israel's weaponry, the vast bulk of which is from the United States.

U.S. Aid to the Terror State of Israel (tags)

It would be interesting to know how many of those American taxpayers believe they and their families have received as much from the U.S. Treasury as has everyone who has chosen to become a citizen of Israel. But it's a question that will never occur to the American public because, so long as America's mainstream media, Congress and president maintain their pact of silence, few Americans will ever know the true cost of Israel to U.S. taxpayers.

Declaration in support of the Arab Resistance in Lebanon: (tags)

by Nabila Harb, on the behalf of the editorial board of the Free Arab Voice

Is Israel Using Arab Villages as Human Shields? (tags)

Notes from northern Israel

Chossudovsky interview: "Al-Qaeda Is a U.S.-sponsored Intelligence Asset" (tags)

Michel Chossudovsky, author of the international bestseller America's War on Terrorism, personally graced the jam-packed local launch of his latest book held at the Asian Center at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City last June 24. During the launch, he gave a lecture about the imminent danger of a U.S.-made nuclear catastrophe amid the Bush administration's preparations for war with Iran. Joel Garduce of Center for Anti-Imperialist Studies (CAIS) caught up with the director of the Centre for Research in Globalization (CRG) during his short weekend stay in the Philippines and conducted the following interview.

CUBA/USA Solidarity in action... (tags)

Cuban US and Honduran Doctors Work Together on Medical Brigades to Honduras...

A Nice Mess Our President Has Made for US (tags)

This is not a smart guy, or even a dummy fronting for a bunch of smart guys. This is an idiot who is listening to a bunch of idiots.

"Realist" as Swearword in Bush's Iraq Quagmire (tags)

The great historical crisis of the 1860s proeduced Abraham Lincoln; the "Great Depression" produced Franklin Delano Roosevelt. We can only hope the political system of the US will produce similar leading figures.

Using American tax dollars to overthrow foreign governments under the guise of "democ (tags)

Foreign governments complain that these democracy-building groups maneuver behind the scenes to help destabilize and topple their governments, including in countries where the official U.S. policy has been to work through diplomatic channels with those same governments.

Bolante wants US to give him asylum (tags)

Former agriculture undersecretary Jocelyn Bolante has sought political asylum in the US, where he has been detained after US immigration canceled his visa last week. A source in the Department of Foreign Affairs said Bolante asked for asylum about 1 a.m. on Thursday, Manila time. The information jibes with the report of the ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC) that Bolante’s lawyer in Los Angeles confirmed he had requested asylum.

Norway rules out resumption of talks (tags)

Norway rules out resumption of talks PEACE talks broker Norway said it saw no chance of a rapid resumption of the stalled peace talks between the Philippine government and the communist-led National Democratic Front (NDF). “I don’t see the prospect of talks resuming in the near future,” Tore Hattrem, director general of the section of peace and reconciliation at the Norwegian foreign ministry, told AFP after four days of consultations with the NDF.

Nazis and Neo-Cons: compare and contrast (tags)

It’s not uncommon to hear a left-leaning person denounce the Bush administration with a barrage of Nazi-related epithets. The slurs are typically blurted out in anger with little thought to evidence or validity. In fact, whenever analogies are made linking a person or current event to either the Nazis or Holocaust, accusatory responses of “exaggeration” and “slander” are usually justified; it is indeed immature to randomly compare anything to the machine of Nazism that took the innocent lives of so many. While taking this into full consideration, the following is nevertheless an attempt to make some unpleasant connections.

UNFIT TO LEAD THE WORLD (tags)

Appropriately, much has been made of the recent survey conducted by Foreign Policy and the Center for American Progress, which found that 84 percent (of the more than 100) of America's top foreign policy experts believed that the United States is not winning the war on terror. Not only do they dispute President Bush's insular and politically self-serving assertion that America is winning that war, they also "see a national security apparatus in disrepair and a government that is failing to protect the public from the next attack." [See "The Terrorism Index," July/August 2006]

Human rights in RP alarming — Oslo (tags)

A ranking Norwegian Foreign Ministry official has expressed alarm over the rise in political killings in the Philippines, describing the human rights situation in the country as “very difficult.” Speaking before a conflict and development seminar on the Philippines last June 20 in Oslo, Tore Hattrem, director general of the Section of Peace and Reconciliation of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, noted that the situation has stalled peace negotiations between the Arroyo administration and local communist rebels.

Will the US Bomb Minsk? (tags)

The US initiator of illegal wars with hundreds of thousands of dead, the inventor of torture light and extraordinary rendition reproaches the Belarus president for fundamentally undemocratic elections and violation of human rights by political repression.

Philippines: Freedom from Gloria, Freedom from tyranny (tags)

One hundred and eight years ago, the Filipinos, declared independence from the oppressive control of the Spaniards, today AKBAYAN declares freedom from a homegrown tyrannical regime. "Taking into account the fact that the people of this country are already tired of bearing the exploitative rule of the elites led by President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (GMA), we say we have had enough of GMA," said AKBAYAN President Ronald Llamas today as the group joins protest actions in celebration of Independence Day.

Pentagon report on China highlights danger of nuclear war (tags)

One sinister aspect of the US Defence Department’s 2006 report on the Chinese military released last month is its discussion of nuclear policy. Overall, the document entitled “Annual Report to Congress: Military Power of the People’s Republic of China” marked a more aggressive US military stance toward China than in previous years. It identified the Chinese regime as a military rival and highlighted its growing defence spending, particularly its investment in advanced military technology (see: “Pentagon report targets China as a military threat”). For the first time since its publication began in 2001, the annual report tried to suggest that China is a growing nuclear threat to the US. In the context of the Bush administration’s doctrine of “pre-emptive war”, the shift indicates that the Bush administration and Pentagon are themselves preparing for nuclear war.

four years of bloody war (tags)

oped

Israel’s first Bedouin envoy (tags)

Ismail Khaldi used to be a shepherd; now he’s been appointed Israeli consul in San Francisco

The Left's Israeli Lobby Denial (tags)

Unlike the lies and omissions of the mainstream, the Left is good on telling the truth about the Israeli oppression of the Palestinians. But its unwillingness to accept the Israel lobby's role in shaping American Middle East policy helps to maintain that very policy

THE LEFT AND THE ISRAEL LOBBY – by Joseph Anderson, Dissident Voice (tags)

Now that Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer have broken the taboo in the mainstream American media establishment of not only pointing out that the Israel lobby exists, but actually analyzing it from their perspective, the only place that open discussion, analysis and debate about the lobby remain firmly taboo is, ironically, ON THE LEFT! It’s a taboo imposed on the left by certain leftist icons and their suppression – if not censorship – of free expression and debate on this topic in progressive venues (lectures, panels, press or broadcast). Even some Palestinian-Americans have been forced to knuckle under to these leftist icons’ denial of the power of the Israel lobby in exchange for those icons’ or certain progressive/leftist groups’ political support. For example, as of this writing, where is an informed rebuttal to Noam Chomsky's dismissive position on the Lobby or at least an honest, open debate about the lobby on the national radio program Democracy Now? So, I wanted to incisively debunk at least some of the major arguments used by certain Left icons in denying the power and influence of the Israel lobby in U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East and in suppressing discussion of its power domestically. Now, some people will bring up a red herring list of other possible influences in U.S. Mideast foreign policy to deny my analysis, but here I am dealing with THE ISRAEL LOBBY and how leftist icons respond to that topic. My ultimate position is: whatever our positions on the lobby, do we get to honestly discuss and debate it in formal public settings? Please read more:

The Left and the Israel Lobby (tags)

by Joseph Anderson

US, EU "Terror Lists" Promote Political Killings In The Philippines – Jalandoni (tags)

The Negotiating Panel of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines took another swipe today at governments maintaining "terrorist lists", saying that the inclusion of the Communist Party of the Philippines, the New People's Army and NDFP Chief Political Consultant Jose Maria Sison in such lists emboldens the government of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to continue on its rampage of extrajudicial killings of civilians, enforced disappearances and other human rights violatio

Mass rioting reveals depth of Afghan opposition to US occupation (tags)

The mass rioting that broke out in the Afghan capital of Kabul Monday has exposed the intensity and breadth of popular opposition to the four-and-a-half-year US-led occupation of Afghanistan and the fragility of the hold on the country by Washington and the puppet regime of President Hamid Karzai. According to official and press reports, at least 20 people died Monday in clashes between demonstrators, US troops and Afghan security forces, while more than 140 were wounded. A doctor at the Khair Hana Hospital in northern Kabul told the New York Times that a seven-year-old child was among the dead, while several other school children were severely wounded.

US-Arroyo Regime’s Sell-Out of People’s Resources to Foreign Mining Corporations Most Desp (tags)

Pesante-USA supports the stand of a growing number of Filipinos and the Catholic Church which has been crusading against opening the country to foreign mining companies. They are correct in saying that mining would only lead to the further destruction of the environment, the exploitation of indigenous people and communities, and eventually the massive loss of other sources of livelihood in the surrounding areas.

The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy (tags)

In this paper, John J. Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago's Department of Political Science and Stephen M.Walt of Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government contend that the centerpiece of U.S. Middle East policy is its intimate relationship with Israel. The authors argue that although often justified as reflecting shared strategic interests or compelling moral imperatives, the U.S. commitment to Israel is due primarily to the activities of the “Israel Lobby." This paper goes on to describe the various activities that pro-Israel groups have undertaken in order to shift U.S. foreign policy in a pro-Israel direction.

Chinese development strategies (tags)

Vast business opportunites from China

Propaganda on “New Foreign Aid” – (tags)

At the height of the emotional issue on immigration and the Great American Boycott mass actions nationwide, The Los Angeles Times ran a five-part series entitled, “New Foreign Aid.” The series of feature articles ran from April 16, 2006 before the May 1, and featured the Philippines, Mexico, Haiti and other countries which send thousands of immigrant workers to the United States every year.We condemn such propaganda being peddled as “objective reporting.” Such allusions have no place in a society that purports to be democratic and free of racial bias. Such racist notions must be criticized and exposed roundly for what they truly are: worthless

EVO MORALES' COURAGEOUS MOVE NOW MAKES HIM A US TARGET ALONG WITH HUGO CHAVEZ (tags)

EVO MORALES' DECISION TO SERVE INTERESTS OF HIS PEOPLE AHEAD OF THOSE OF US NOW MAKES HIM A US TARGET.

Lucerne, Switzerland Becomes GATS-Free (tags)

Over 80 communities in Switzerland have insisted on stopping GATS-liberalization for social, ecological and democratic reasons.. In Europe, over 1000 communities have declared themselves GATS-free zones.

Populist #25 (tags)

Limiting Presidential War Powers

After the Fiasco (tags)

Iran's strategic position today is better than ever. The EU was the first to feel this. America now feels this and wisely renounces on military strikes.. What lessons must America draw from this strategic fiasco?

Brown Skin / Yellow Star: Why You Must Join the March 25th Demo (tags)

The US Senate debates legislation that would make migrants an openly felonized, legally scapegoated racial and cultural under-caste, with deeply dangerous implications for us all. 600,000 or more to march this Saturday, March 25th, Broadway and Olympic, 10 AM.

Populist #23 (tags)

The Executive and War Powers, continued

Populist #23 (tags)

On the Executive Branch; Relating to War Powers, continued

The REAL Story behind Bush's Handover of US Ports to Dubai (tags)

Bush claims he knew nothing of the sale of US port operations to a Saudi company. But all of the evidence suggests he not only KNEW - he helped make sure the deal went through unchallenged.

Arab Port Deal Distorted for Political Gain (tags)

Recently, 8,600 U.S. companies have been taken over by foreign ownership, while 20 percent of all U.S. assets are held by foreigners. The politicians were silent. Now, a United Arab Emirates’ enterprise will soon be operating stevedoring companies in six U.S. ports, including Baltimore’s. Its Mayor, Martin O’Malley, almost broke a blood vessel complaining. However, he didn’t say a word while the preceding British outfit was doing the work. Go figure!

China's global reach (book excerpts) (tags)

China's fast growth vs international multinationals

Americans in the Bubble (tags)

What if we, the American citizenry, are the ones living in a bubble. isolated, clueless, without a clear fit in the world's puzzle?

NSA Security Guidelines Handbook (tags)

Found this...

Paul Samuelson Attacks a Dogma (tags)

The best-known economist of the world doubts that shifting services to india and buying cheap goods from China bring advantages to Americans when the income of workers falls through foreign competition. The rich North will lose its monopoly profits under the conditions of globalization.

Feds let Niger Forgeries (see photos) pass. What else? 9/11? (tags)

The Bush administration used FAKE intelligence to sell Congress on the Iraq war. FAKE intelligence, not faulty intelligence. We show photos of the forgeries here and point out the glaring errors in them, so you can see for yourself. The CIA and intelligence community let the forgeries slip by until after the war started. Then Joe Wilson exposed the forgeries, and his wife, Valerie Plame, got outed to pay him back and shut him up. WHAT ELSE DID THEY LET SLIP BY? 9/11 MAYBE?

SHOCKING NIGER WMD PHOTOS HERE -- The threat is REAL! (tags)

Put the words NIGER FORGERIES and these photocopies (below) into the consciousness of Mr. and Mrs. America, and it could change the course of history. These 4 graphics are worth 4 million words. These are the cause/excuse for the Iraq war. They are not real (they are forgeries), but they are a REAL threat to the nation's existence! Why? Because they came from foreign sources. FOREIGN AGENTS HAVE BEEN DRIVING US POLICY. That is a bigger threat to America than knocking down the WTC, which "only" killed 0.014% of one metropolitan area. (Reminder: Bin Laden still is at large.) The $64-Million Questions: WHAT FOREIGNERS Made the Forgeries? WHAT AMERICANS SOLD OUT AMERICA by Using the Forgeries?

Suicidal Statecraft and Intrigues in Washington (tags)

Suicidal statecraft. Sadly for President George W Bush's place in history but-much more important-ominously for America's future, it has lately seemed as if that adroit phrase might be applicable to the politices pursued by the US since the cataclysm of 911

Bush: The Iraqi People As Enemy? (tags)

Fateful twists in Bush's logic

News Junkie Scott's Blog (10/4/05) (tags)

Louisiana ecological harm called unprecedented.

The Incompetent American (or, the "Ugly American" on Steroids) (tags)

Although some level of incompetence in government is universally expected, it started accelerating towards its pinnacle in the US after the Supreme Court voted 5-4 to install Bush in the presidency.

IDF GENERAL ESCAPES ARREST BY LONDON POLICE'S ANTI-TERRORIST UNIT (tags)

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Growth on Credit (tags)

"The US economy grows but depends on the rest of the world supplying hundreds of billions of more goods to the US every year than come from the US.. This will not last forever.."

Pew Poll - The radioactive image of the US (tags)

Anybody you know? The US and it's global War of Terror: In a group of 251 soldiers from a study in Mississippi who had all had normal babies before the 1991 Gulf War, 67 percent of their post-war babies were born with severe birth defects.*

US Restrictions Affect Sales to Cuba (tags)

US Restrictions Affect Sales to Cuba

Mr. Greenspan and the German Way (tags)

Greenspan's dilemma is that interest rates must rise to reduce the trade deficit ($617B in 2004) and keep foreign investors ($2B a day) though this could burst the real estate bubble and raise consumer prices. US prosperity is a credit-b ased prosperity.

'REPORTERS WITHOUT HONOUR' - RSF (tags)

For years there have been complaints about 'Réportères Sans Frontières' and their abject political - non-journalistic - approach to past and present dangers and developments in international journalism. They've sold their honour!

Weak Dollar and Strong Bush: China and US Debts (tags)

To stabilize the value of the dollar, the US needs a daily currency inflow of $1.8 billion.. The budget plan of the White House rests on unrealistic assumptions.. The Bush administration assumes higher revenues by means of the tax cuts.

Vietnam and Cuba - Thirty Years After Liberation (tags)

Thirty years ago today Vietnam fell...into the hands of the Vietnamese. Actually, it was taken by the Vietnamese after decades of struggle. Cuba was there to support Vietnam all the way. A discussion of Vietnam and Cuba's links to it.

The Sinner who Refuses to Repent: John Bolton (tags)

On Tuesday, Bolton's conduct toward colleagues in the State Department was probed. Witnesses reported that the Under-secretary attempted to fire experts who doubted his assertions about Cuban bio-weapons. This is the last hour to email committee members.

New York Times Up Bush Down? - (Getting It Wrong Again) (tags)

No Summary

A Guide To Racial Profiling and Jewish American Laws being created (tags)

A review of of Jewish Lawmaking in America

Spooks in the city of angels (tags)

Los Angeles Times has a fascinating piece below-the-fold about the Iranian diaspora community in Los Angeles — the largest anywhere outside of Iran — and the efforts by various national security agencies (including the CIA) to gather intelligence about Iran from this ex-pat community.

Post-Olympics Greece or A Look into the Belly of the Beast (tags)

According to Greek sources, most of the surviving abandoned street dogs of Athens, purportedly “saved” by the municipal government in a last ditch effort to appear “virginal” before the world and the press, are nowhere to be found.

Rice again lies about 'UN mandate' for US war in Iraq (tags)

Like all people in the US 'Coalition of the Killing', we in the Netherlands also have been made guilty* - by our collaborating industry and it's government - of the present US-zionist war crimes in Afganistan and Iraq.

BTL:U.S. Emergency and Development Aid Comes with Many Strings Attached (tags)

Interview with Tom Barry, policy director of Foreign Policy in Focus, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

The Whole Democratic Leadership Should Be Sacked Immediately (tags)

While the pro-corporate leadership of the Democratic Party was busy blowing the US presidential election, they were taking millions from the State Department to join the Republican Party in helping to undermine the government of the Ukraine and—presumably—offering their demonstrab ly inept campaign expertise to Ukraine’s democratic opposition.

BRAVE NUDE WORLD ? (tags)

You've just got to accept it the next time you travel with your good looking wife or daughter: of course their breasts are firm like Semtex. And when they or you are fingered, just ask yourself: where's your spine ? Are you going to protest ?

Apocalypse Soon (tags)

With multiple crises—war, budget deficits and a collapsing dollar—on the horizon, the holier-than-thou Bush administration in the second term is likely to find itself facing a disaster of biblical proportions.

Wendy Campbell: Journalists Should Fully Disclose Ethnic/Religious Backgrounds (tags)

Americans deserve to be better represented in the US media, and they deserve to have full disclosure of news commentators' backgrounds.

Against the War (tags)

"The first lesson is that war produces war. War against terrorism produces terrorist war. The second lesson is that domestic war corresponds to foreign war. The military question and the social question are closely connected.."

Iraq Setbacks Change Mood in Washington (tags)

Iraq Setbacks Change Mood in Washington Lawmakers in both parties as well as some military leaders fear the occupation is heading for failure. Bush stands firm, but U.S. goals may be scaled back. By Doyle McManus Times Staff Writer May 23, 2004

Iraqis Say U.S. Attacked Wedding Party (tags)

As survivors tell it, the wedding party was in full swing. The band was playing tribal music and the guests had just finished eating dinner when, at about 9 p.m., they heard the roar of U.S. warplanes

Iraqis Say U.S. Attacked Wedding Party (tags)

As survivors tell it, the wedding party was in full swing. The band was playing tribal music and the guests had just finished eating dinner when, at about 9 p.m., they heard the roar of U.S. warplanes

Cuba Asks Mexico for Convincing Explanations (tags)

Havana.-

5 De Mayo - Its Not Just History (tags)

Reactionaries who supported clericalism, racism, militarism, occupation, and international finance invaded Mexico 142 years ago, Bush & Republican Congress just as reactionary today..

A Priceless Cake Walk (tags)

Psychologists have noted that young children are prone to "magical thinking" -- the belief that if one wants something to be true, it is true. The Iraq hawks have engaged in magical thinking throughout the Iraq mission.

Don’t rely on the politicians (tags)

To end US military aggression, we need to rely on the power of mass, grass-roots organisation, not saviours from corporate parties.

Kerry vs. Kerry-lite (tags)

As for Iraq, if Kerry has a problem with Bush, it's that he didn't drag France, Germany and Russia into the war, preferring to strike a grabby, it's all mine, pose, rather than the "let's divide up the loot" approach the Democrats favor. Apparently, a gang rape is better than a rape carried out by a lone assailant, which, I gather, would make a gang rapist a rapist-lite, and therefore more worthy of our backing than a rapist who goes it alone. But, for the record, Washington hasn't gone it alone in Iraq, managing to cobble together a coalition, though one lacking France, Germany and Russia, whose backing, in some perverted twist of reasoning, is supposed to have invested the rape of Iraq with legitimacy. Apparently, if you can lure other renowned rapists into a gang rape, it gives the whole sordid affair moral weight.

Kerry Indicates He Would Continue Bush’s Pro-Sharon Policy (tags)

Abraham Foxman, the Anti-Defamation League’s national director, who was present at a recent meeting in New York City between Kerry and 40 Jewish leaders, reported that Kerry laid "to rest a nagging concern - that relentless Democratic criticism of Bush’s foreign policy implied criticism of Bush’s closeness to Israel." This is according to Ron Kampeas in a column published in The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles. The article further quotes Foxman as saying that Kerry "tried to exempt Israel from the [Democrat's] critique of Bush’s foreign policy." According to Kampeas, Foxman characterized Kerry as "agree[ing] with administration policy on isolating Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat, [and] supporting Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s plan for unilateral withdrawal from Gaza and on the security fence."

Bush Iraq Anniversary- March 20 Protester-Terrorists (?) (tags)

The madness of GW Bush is awakening billions. Soon people everywhere will know that it is not Bush but most US people who love their system and their garages full of simple-minded polluting junk, crap, waste, crack and suffering

Migrant Woerkers Struggle in South Korea for Survival (tags)

South Korea: Despite State Terror Migrant Workers Struggle Is Increasing

Dean and the world: the nonradical candidate (tags)

The real Dean, judging by his prepared speeches rather than his oral flubs, offers something much more like the bipartisan, Cold War, leader-of-the-free-world policy Americans know and remember. Whether that is the best policy for the post-9-11 world is another question. But at least let us stop pretending that in foreign policy, Dean is something radical. He is not.

Bush and Undocumented's. (tags)

More foreign workers = lower wages.

Who's Who On The 911 "Independent" Commission ( Part 1 Of 2) (tags)

A factual description of the 911 Commission's unholy host of ties to Osama Bin-LAden, Saudi Oil, Bush Administration, CIA, and those accused of the attacks.

Dirty political games in the 2004 campaign (tags)

An anonymous email campaign is circulating. With the subject line of "Jews Beware" it characterizes Howard Dean as anti-Israel: "I urge you that if you have any love for America and Israel you should not and cannot vote for Howard Dean."

Mr. President, have you no shame? (tags)

Our Republican Party has outdone the worst of the Democrat taxers and spenders, all the while smugly touting the lie about which party overspends.

Saddam's checkup: Bush's misplaced priorities (tags)

The dictator is healthy, Americans are not!

Native American Recommends Deporting Muslims (tags)

David Yeagley is a Native American Writer and Journalist

JFK remembered by one who was there (tags)

This writer was in the press corps. accompanying President Kennedy on the day he was shot in Dallas.

Anti-Globalize the Corporate Globalization Movement - DO IT NOW! (tags)

First no WMDs, nukes, ties to al Queda and now... (tags)

Another Bush lie (#46) hits the shitter: 'In Washington late last month, officials estimated the number of foreign fighters in Iraq at 1,000 to 3,000,' General's say no way.

Washington Post columnist discovers that Howard Dean is a warmonger like Bush (tags)

Howard Dean is no George McGovern. He opposed the Iraq war, he says, because it was "the wrong war at the wrong time," not because it was emblematic of a fundamentally misguided American foreign policy. Dean has not, in fact, challenged the reigning foreign policy paradigms of the post-9/11 era: the war on terrorism and the nexus between terrorism and rogue states with weapons of mass destruction. "I support the president's war on terrorism," he told Tim Russert this summer. He supported the war in Afghanistan. He even supported Israel's strike against a terrorist camp in Syria because Israel, like the United States, has the "right" to defend itself. (European Deanophiles take note.) Dean does not call for a reduction in American military power but talks about using the "iron fist" of our "superb military." He talks tough about North Korea and at times appears to be criticizing the Bush administration for not addressing that "imminent" threat more seriously. And he especially enjoys lacerating Bush for not taking the fight more effectively to al Qaeda, a bit like John F. Kennedy criticizing Eisenhower in 1960 for not being tough enough on communism.

Baghdad George (tags)

I guess it was inevitable. Someone has compared President George Bush to "Baghdad Bob," the inadvertently comical Iraqi information minister who kept insisting Iraq was winning the war even as American tanks gathered outside his office.

Bolivia: The Uprising of Miners and Peasants (tags)

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BTL:Escalation of Guerrilla Attacks on U.S. Occupation Force in Iraq Shakes... (tags)

...White House Confidence. Interview with Phyllis Bennis, fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

$87 billion for war: ‘senseless & reckless’ (tags)

Congress voted to approve the Bush administration’s $87 billion package for the occupation and reconstruction of Iraq and Afghanistan, but not without vocal and sometimes vehement opposition by lawmakers and peace activists.

US public moving to the middle on the Middle East (tags)

There is a pronounced movement among the US public toward persuing a more balanced Middle East policy. For example, one half of those polled now indicate that they "sympathize with both Israelis and Palestinians equally."

BTL:Excerpts of Sept. 27 speech in New York City by Cuba's foreign minister... (tags)

...Felipe Perez-Roque. Produced by Between the Lines' Denise Manzari

Wave the Flag To Deceive (tags)

To justify the war, the scoundrel Wolfowitz dishonestly points his finger at a Muslim response to the invasion he orchestrated: "more than 200 captured foreign terrorists who came to Iraq to kill Americans." Terrorists daily praise Wolfowitz for putting our troops in their sights.

AMERICAN PSYCHO (tags)

WHAT DRIVES BUSH...

American Psycho (tags)

The matter and manner of Bush's speaking are always an ordeal for thinking people. He seems convinced that every audience deserves the same approach given the pathologically credulous at a revival tent meeting.

Who is this piece of shit named ANDREW GIMSON? (tags)

See some of you propagandist bullshit about The NYC 9-11 Investigatory Film and Roundtable Program .The panel included former U.S. Congresswoman, Cynthia McKinney; co-founder of the 911 Citizenswatch, John Judge; Publisher and Editor of "From the Wilderness", Mike Ruppert; former CIA analyst, Raymond L. McGovern; member of steering committee of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, David Mac Michael; author, Peter Lance, and filmmaker, writer, and media critique Danny Schechter. The Program is sponsored in conjunction with events in Berlin, Germany, in several cities in Canada, and several other cities in the U.S...

Gulliver Calls and the Dwarfs Follow (tags)

"Imperial overreach threatens Europe's economic resources and military arsenals already strained to the limit.. The emperor and his people should quickly understand that the Imperium Americanum cannot subjugate the globe." Translated fr German

National Security Protection Scheme against State violation from an other State (tags)

This article reveals an untested State security protection theory.

The Great Myth of US Benevolence (tags)

A few thoughts about the reluctance of many Americans to accept the realities of US imperialism.

Libertarians who loathe Israel (tags)

Irrational hatred for "an isolated Sparta, bristling with weaponry and little else" prompts libertarians to forget their welfare economics. For example, Raimondo menacingly warns that without US aid, Israel would cease to exist... Come again?

"Stop GATS!" Against Privatization of Services (tags)

"The `Washington Consensus' from the 80s promised that a neoliberal policy - liberalization and deregulation - would be good for eveyrone. In fact, local structures are destroyed, human lives are annihilated through hunger and poverty.."Trans fr German

Bad News! If You're Not Part of the Top %10 Corporations, GW's Policies Will Not Help You (tags)

This is a short rebuttal to the biased Reuter's article that claims that George W. Bush's so-called "free market" economics are working. Cut through all the financial broker's jargon in the piece and you'll see that it doesn't say anything about job losses in the service sector, or that the so-called upsurge is based on profits made by primarily defense-related corporations that benefited from bush's tax cut for the rich.

Unemployed? Worried? Read On... (tags)

First, we need to remember how wealth is created. The average high school graduate comes out thinking that if they get more of the money others have, then that's the way to create wealth. They don't have a clue about wealth creation, because in most cases, the schools don't teach it, and most of the kid's parents don't know either -- so herewith is a refresher course.

Ron Paul's War with Socialists, Neo-Cons, and the U.N. (tags)

How trustworthy are "allies" who wish to remedy 9/11 by getting "the U.S. out of the U.N.!" -- permanently alienating us from the rest of the world and humanity's struggle against poverty, disease, and ignorance.

Sidestepping Sanctions (tags)

While the Bush administration looks the other way, U.S. companies are dodging laws that bar them from doing business with nations accused of sponsoring terrorism.

Ann Coulters Crummy New Screed (Character Assassination) (tags)

In short, Ann Coulter has once again revealed herself as one of the most destructive forces in American politics, repeatedly making outrageously irrational arguments and demonstrably false claims. "Treason" is the culmination of a dismaying trend toward factually misleading and inflammatory books from pundits such as Michael Moore, Sean Hannity and Michael Savage. These authors may delight partisans and make their publishers rich, but their work impoverishes our political discourse.

Pre-war predictions of quick exit, oil-financed reconstruction evaporate (tags)

Even as U.S. troops continue to be killed in Iraq at the rate of about one a day, the United States faces the prospect of occupying the country indefinitely and leading an international reconstruction effort costing tens of billions of dollars, according to several estimates.

Lies spinning to fascism (tags)

As the bush cabal hurtles America towards fascism, war is about to be declared on the 'enemy within'...

Is this CIA entrapment or what? (tags)

I keep receiving these emails (at least one a week). Does anyone here know what this is? Is this some sort of entrapment or guise to allow the government to snoop into my private life and bust me for illegal funds or some other shit?????????

About the "Kill a cop for the cause!" Redding Murder Case - Pt. 2 (tags)

The man who killed a Police Officer in Red Bluff, CA claims immunity because he was incorporated.

Good analysis of our current language of lies. (tags)

Repost from Portland. About double speak in our times fresh from the rats that are feeding and screwing in our government.

Piracy is a Poor Type of Foreign Policy (tags)

Will we Americans simply be remembered by the world as just another band of pirates? Bigger but no better? Toward the end of the Golden Age of Pirates, the repercussions of resentment by land dwellers eventually overtook most of these buccaneers; those not killed in battle were captured and hung. 

Kick Their Ass and Take Their Gas: Democracy Comes to Iraq (tags)

One month after the fall of Baghdad, the US has successfully liberated the people of Iraq from meaningful involvement in decisions about their own future.

The War on Human Rights Groups (tags)

This is the beginning of the War on Human Rights Groups, perpetuated by the IDF and aimed in particular at those who wish to help Palestinians in the Occupied Territories and Gaza.

Ending The Good Times - Exporting America’s High-Wage Jobs (tags)

The growing ability of U.S. employers to substitute cheaper foreign labor for U.S. labor is putting pressure on U.S. wages and salaries. On April 26 the New York Times reported that the real earnings of those in the top ten percent fell 1.4% over the last year. The real weekly pay for the median worker fell 1.5 percent.

"The System is always Fair", the Cat says to the Mouse (tags)

"Behind closed doors, the WTO negotiated GATS, an agreement on liberalization of services. Health conglomerates all over the world can steal solvent patients. The existential necessity water could soon be much more expensive." Trans. from German

Dumping Bush-Regime Change in 2004 (tags)

Makes the case for developing an electoral arm for the peace movement that can defeat Bush and the War Party in 2004. Stresses need for independent political action groups.

But wait a minute GWB sez we won. (tags)

WASHINGTON -- President Bush will soon declare an official end to combat in Iraq, White House officials said Friday, previewing an address that also will outline his plans to rebuild the war-torn nation and sustain the global war on terrorism. http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apwashington_story.asp?category=1151&slug=Bush

Short-sighted U.S. Foreign Policy Spells Trouble Ahead (tags)

Myopic and lacking in considerable fore-sight, the Bush Administration did little to establish and implement a creditable US Foreign Policy in Iraq.....

The errand and the fools (tags)

Why the Bush cabal's newfound mission to'liberate' Iraq, Syria, and the world is doomed to failure

WHAT PATRIOT II PROPOSES TO DO (tags)

I hope people find this of use. It seems to be a good basic summary of the provisions of the Fourth Reich's "Enabling Act".

The Weird Men Behind George W. Bush's War (tags)

"Most neoconservative defence intellectuals have their roots on the left, not the right. They are products of the largely Jewish-American Trotskyist movement of the 1930s and 1940s, which morphed into anti- communist liberalism between the 1950s and 1970s and finally into a kind of militaristic and imperial right with no precedents in American culture or political history."

BEHIND THE BUSHES PATRIOTIC BLUES (tags)

The NeoCons just can't seem to get it right. The Government is not the Country; the people are the Country.

Bush family made from the Nazis (tags)

NO WAR

Expose the Links between Al Qaeda and the Bush Adminastration (tags)

The truth is Al Qaeda is a creation of the CIA, and they have closer links to the Bush adminastration than they do iraq!!!

The Rot at the Center of the Empire (tags)

Of course, given the administration’s almost desperate attempt to find a “smoking gun” that will convince people to support the killing of tens of thousands more innocent Iraqi people in order to effect a “regime change” in Iraq, one possibility is that U.S. officials simply didn’t look too hard or too closely at the fake evidence before citing it as another excuse to invade Iraq.

Israel’s foreign policy is the U.S.’s foreign policy (tags)

“Wag the dog” Who’s calling the foreign policy shots behind the scenes in the Bush administration?

Nationalists hijack Washington (tags)

Nationalists based in Washington have hijacked U.S. policy. These nationalists mostly worked together in the American Enterprise Institute, Project for the New American Century, etc. Find out more.

EU/WTO want to privatize Everything! (tags)

Now that we're totally distracted by the "War", the corporate dictators (EU & WTO) want to dismantle and privatize the US Postal Service, our schools, our water supplies, public power and anything else they can get away with!

American Conservative magazine indicts Bu$h's Madness of Empire (tags)

The cover story of the most recent issue of "The American Conservative" magazine is entitled, "The Madness of Empire" and is a searing indictment of the Bush administration's plans for attacking Iraq. http://www.amconmag.com/02_24_03/cover.html

American Conservative magazine indicts Bu$h's Madness of Empire (tags)

The cover story of the most recent issue of "The American Conservative" magazine is entitled, "The Madness of Empire" and is a searing indictment of the Bush administration's plans for attacking Iraq. web link http://www.amconmag.com/02_24_03/cover.html

The President's Real Goal in Iraq (tags)

The official story on Iraq has never made sense. The connection that the Bush administration has tried to draw between Iraq and al-Qaida has always seemed contrived and artificial. In fact, it was hard to believe that smart people in the Bush administration would start a major war based on such flimsy evidence. The pieces just didn't fit. Something else had to be going on; something was missing.

SOA 86 Press Release (tags)

Local Human Rights Advocate Exposes Double Standard in War on Terrorism, Places the SOA / WHISC and U.S. Foreign Policy on Trial

A New America (tags)

The peace protestors inspire hope in a nation that seemed headed for its own destruction.

State crimes increase immigration (tags)

Shot summary of the possible reasons causing immigration and poverty: abuse cases of State officials, law abuse, systematic procedures followed and aims for such actions. Note: Given facts do not apply to any other State's government officials.

The Message from the Bush Camp: 'It's War Within Weeks' (tags)

· Washington now concentrating on timing · State of union address to 'turn up the heat' · Blair faces nightmare scenario over war decision

The Talented, the Educated, the Able, the Willing, and the Screwed (tags)

The United States has long been the world's hot bed of technological advancement. The cutting edge of the cutting edge of American technology has long been the realm of the American software engineer, developer, and programmer. All of this is threatened by a government and industry that openly promote the destruction of this American niche. Our government has actively and knowingly supported strategies, actions, policies, and laws that have pushed the American engineer out of the economic game and into the unemployment lines.

No Bomb? Your Screwed. Gotta Bomb? We're Cool. (tags)

Well, it is my opinion that someone just made the biggest horse's ass out of this Bush administration

Next INS deadline Jan 10, 2003--- (tags)

January 10, 2003 is the next deadline imposed by the INS for registration, fingerprinting and interviews for so-called "visitors" from Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Eritrea, Lebanon, Morocco, North Korea, Oman, Qatar, Somalia, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, or Yemen.

IRAN PROTESTS THE REGIME'S DETENTION OF ITS NATIONALS (tags)

Iran described as "unjustifiable" Saturday tough new US immigration regulations that have sparked a wave of detentions of expatriate Iranians. "The US government is using violence, threats and pressure both in its foreign policy and in acts inside the country towards Iranians," foreign ministry spokesman Hamid-Reza Asefi complained.

Molokai versus Goliath (tags)

Anti-cruise ship protest on Molokai

Bush: Foreign Policy to Take Seriously (tags)

GWB to be taken seriously in the foreign policy arena.

Proud and Insolent Youth Incorporated (tags)

The man who killed a Police Officer in Red Bluff, CA claims immunity because he was incorporated.

neighborhood bully (tags)

ramsey clark on american militarism

10,000 demand: Close U.S. terror school (tags)

Over 10,000 people from far and wide gathered at the gates of Ft. Benning, Ga., Nov. 17 to demand closure of the School of the Americas (SOA), better known as the “School of Assassins,” where many death squad officers from Latin America have been trained.

D.C. Council Opposes Military Action in Iraq (tags)

City councils in Takoma Park, Berkeley, Calif., Santa Fe, N.M., and several other cities also have passed resolutions opposing unilateral military action in Iraq. Similar resolutions are under discussion in Madison, Wis., and Baltimore.

Oil has always been top of Bush's foreign-policy agenda (tags)

US Energy Report Okayed "Military Intervention" For Oil, reports investigative journalist Ritt Goldstein.

iraq denies expelling reporters (tags)

US media telling lies?

A threat to humanity: Bush’s new military doctrine (tags)

People's Weekly World Newspaper, Oct 19, 2002   Three weeks ago the Bush administration announced a new strategic-military policy. Named “The National Security Strategy of the United States,” the document contains little that has not been said earlier by Bush and his foreign policy aides.

SUNDAY HERALD DISCOVERS 'SMOKING GUN' DOCUMENT ABOUT AMERICA'S ATTACK ON IRAQ (tags)

The Sunday Herald, which broke the story about the Project for a New American Century document advocating a global American Empire, now uncovers a document which is another SMOKING GUN revealing the real reasons for the proposed US attack on Iraq. This reason--in case anybody still believes the lies about 'Weapons of Mass Destruction,' Terrorism, or 'Saddam as a new Hitler'--can be spelled O-I-L.

World Bank and International Monetary Fund strangle economies of Third World (tags)

The World Bank’s origins go back to the Bretton Woods conference of July 1944, when leaders from 43 nations assembled to start building the global economy in the aftermath of World War II. U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Morgenthau, hoping to avoid another worldwide depression, called for creation of institutions that would create “a dynamic world community in which the peoples of every nation will be able to realize their potentialities in peace.”

FROM THE MOUTHS OF BABES (tags)

WHY WAR MEANS SO LITTLE IN AMERICA...

Control of oil fuels Bush war against Iraq (tags)

George W. Bush has Texas crude running in his veins, yet the word “oil” did not cross his lips in his Sept. 12 speech to the United Nations. Nor did Bush mention Osama bin Laden, the man he vowed to “hunt down” only a few months ago.

War Powers Abuses (tags)

Discussion of specifics regarding FBI's abuse of power.

Red Targets in the ''War on Terrorism'' (tags)

Think about that. Hundreds of al-Qaeda, demanding principally that the U.S. get its troops out of Saudi Arabia. Tens of thousands of communist-led guerrillas---and many millions who identify with the legacy of the historical left---demanding an end to exploitation and inequality on the planet.

Fund AIDS NOT Foreign Debt (tags)

African governments should fund programs to combat HIV before they service foreign debts, U.N. special adviser Jeffrey Sachs said on Saturday at an Earth Summit panel discussion.

corruption (tags)

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Finnish government bonds – independence insecure and questionable (tags)

Should you invest on government bonds?

Israel executes Palestinian fighters Relatives in retaliation for Bombings (tags)

JERUSALEM - Israel signaled a change of tactics in its battle against Palestinians Friday targeting the relatives of Palestinian fighters for execution as a deterrent to future attackers.

Israel, ICC and Iraq (tags)

Today in Global Observer http://globalobserver.blogspot.com you can find articles about Israel, the International Criminal Court, Iraq and american foreign policy after september 11.

MAN MADE AIDS ? (tags)

The US-NAS-NRC (National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council ) has helped the military to develop " a new infective micro-organism that might be refractory to the immunological and therapeutic processes upon which we depend to maintain our relative freedom from infectious diseases."

SMOKING GUN JUST RELEASED, BUSH KNEW ! HELP GET THIS OUT (tags)

THIS IS IT, THE FINAL PROOF, DELIVERED IN PERSON. THERE IS NO DENYING THIS EVIDENCE. PLEASE HELP GET THIS OUT. CONTACT FRIENDS, EMAIL, PHONE, POST TO WEB SITES, MEDIA SOURCES, FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC. HELP MAKE THIS TOO LARGETO BE CONTAINED.

Many thousands rally in Paris to protest Bush and American Policies in Palestine (tags)

Tens of thousands rally to denounce Bush's disastrous foreing policy in Paris.

U.S. supports repressive regime in Nepal (tags)

In order to continue the "state of emergency" against the wishes of parliament, King Gyanendra dissolved parliament. The press is under strict censorship, and government security forces have been acting with impunity, engaging in torture and summary execution, and killing of noncombatants. Yet the U.S. has increased support for the Nepali state.

ISRAELI NUCLEAR BLACKMAIL ; THE ROOT OF FURTHER EVIL ? (tags)

The real problem is the fact that the Israeli government is telling the whole world, including the United Nations to go to a place where it's much hotter then where most of us are.

ISRAELIS KILL ITALIAN PHOTOGRAPHER (tags)

An Italian photographer was shot dead covering Israel's offensive in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Wednesday, the first foreign journalist killed in 17 months of Israeli-Palestinian bloodshed.

Third World Debt Deemed Illegal (tags)

People's Tribunal on the Debt in Porto Alegre finds $1.8 trillion in debt illegal; World Bank, IMF & other lenders guilty of genocide

The U.S. has a problem with Venezuela, that's just too bad (tags)

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 (Reuters) — Secretary of State Colin L. Powell, testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today criticized the leftist president of Venezuela, Hugo Chávez, expressing concern about his views on democracy and the war on terrorism.

The Shortwave Report 11/23/01 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 Files- broadcast quality(13.7MB) and quickdownload/streaming (3.4MB).Free to rebroadcast upon notification. With times & freqs for listening at home. Russia, Germany, Netherlands, Cuba, China.

death act display's U.S foreign policy [anti-war rally/march] (tags)

death act display's U.S foreign policy

DEATH ACT displays the truth of US foreign policy [anti-war rally/march] (tags)

DEATH ACT display's the truth of US foreign policy

DEATH ACT display's the truth of US foreign policy [anti-war rally/march] (tags)

DEATH ACT display's the truth of US foreign policy

New Chomsky book on 9-11: repost (tags)

Hmm...let's try that again!

U.S.BOMBS STRENGTHEN TALIBAN! (tags)

In spite of the U.S. bombing in the Korean and Viet wars that united their people against the invader the Globelized corporations still are driven by intense competition to fight for the competitive advantage of controling foreign markets,cheap labor and natural resources.

Vietnam and Afeghanistan: U.S. foreign policy stands the same (cartoon serie) (tags)

Check link below. It's a cartoon serie I did about U.S. intervention in Vietnam. These images are hosted on vietvet.org, a web site maintened by open-minded (north) american Vietnam veterans. Looking at these cartoons, you will realize that U.S. foreign policy has not changed a single milimeter from Vietnam to Afeghanistan.

At USC, Protesters Oppose Albright, Sanctions, and War (tags)

Around 100 demonstrators called for an end to both the sanctions against Iraq, and the bombing of Afghanistan, at a rally at the University of Southern California (USC) outside of an auditorium where former Secretary of State Madeleine Albight gave a speech on foreign relations.

Anti-war rally in downtown LA draws hundreds (tags)

An emerging anti-war movement in Los Angeles held its second vigil Thursday evening in Pershing Square in downtown, drawing 300 to 400 people.

IPPN Executive Committee Statement (tags)

"The progressive movement must stand firm at this dangerous time in opposition to the scapegoating of Arab and Islamic people, in support of basic civil and democratic rights, and for a U.S. foreign policy which is about justice, fair trade, environmental sustainability and a raising of the living standards of all people, especially those in the countries of the Global South."

Jewish shareholders play hardball over CNN's Intifada coverage (tags)

Jewish shareholders play hardball over CNN's Intifada coverage

Bush Administration Crackdown on Travel to Cuba Challenged by... (tags)

Art Heitzer is an attorney in Milwaukee and is the chairman of the Cuba subcommittee of the National Lawyers Guild. He spoke about what he feels the Bush administration's motive for its Cuba travel crackdown and what recipients should do if they receive a letter from the Office of Foreign Assets Control.

Henry Kissinger / War Criminal in SF (tags)

War Criminal comes home to ROAST!

COUP WATCH: Cuba Offers To Send Election Observers If Revote Is Ordered (tags)

The Associated Press reports “Cuba's foreign minister said a new election in Florida would be a ‘reasonable’ way to resolve the disputed vote for U.S. president and offered to send observers to ensure fair balloting.”

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