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The Dictatorship of Corporations (tags)

Why do the majority of politicians so often make decisions against the public interest and in favor of industry? A new quality of lobbyism arose on account of the dramatically stronger market- and financial power of companies. I sound the alarm. The power relations in our society are shifting endangering democracy andthe market economy,

Politics Faded Out the Constitutional Offensiveness of Trade Agreements (tags)

The arbitration jurisdiction with the ISDS mechanism is the most controversial point of the two trade agreements. US corporations could file lawsuits against the German prohibition of gas production through fracking. Public interest laws could be stylized as "indirect expropriation."

Occupy the Rose Parade: People’s Parade Follows Pasadena’s Tournament of Roses Parade (tags)

A people’s parade protesting the corporate takeover of our democracy trailed the official Tournament of Roses Parade. The Occupy the Rose Parade #OTRP tradition continued for the fourth year in a row on January 1, 2015.

WikiLeaks at the Forefront of 21st-Century Journalism (tags)

"WikiLeaks is filling a void in traditional media, as the level of distrust of the mass media is now at record highs. A recent Gallup Poll found 57 percent of Americans do not trust the media, and a Pew Poll found a record low 29 percent trust the media. There is good reason for distrust. The New York Times helped start the Iraq War by publishing the false weapons of mass destruction story. It recently misled the public about a Blackwater employee arrested in Pakistan by hiding the fact that he worked for the CIA, while reporting that Obama said he was a diplomat. Even the way the Times and the Washington Post reported on WikiLeaks documents showed reason for distrust. WikiLeaks described Iranian long-range missiles that could hit European cities but also reported that Russian intelligence refuted the claim. The Times and the Post evidently made a decision to exaggerate Iranian capability and mislead readers by excluding the Russian intelligence report. The Times admits it provides WikiLeaks documents to the government in advance and excludes material at the request of the government."

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."

America's Gulf: An Ongoing Catastrophic Disaster (tags)

Obama complicity in worst ever environmental crime

ENVIRONMENTALIST'S 22 YEAR PRISON SENTENCE "CRUEL AND UNUSUAL PUNISHMENT" (tags)

Lansing, MI - The North American Earth Liberation Front Press Office (NAELFPO) responded today to the nearly 22-year sentence handed to environmental activist Marie Mason, calling it "cruel and unusual punishment."

Papa Benedicto's Concepciones Erroneas En Cuanto A La Concepcion Y La Ciencia (tags)

.....el presente papa esta tan confudido con respecto al movimiento de atomos a traves suyo y de sus feligreses como lo estaba el papa de la epoca de Galileo con respecto al movimiento de la tierra y los cuerpos celestiales.Basandanos en la rapidez con la que nuestros fertilizantes quimicos estan siendo agotados,el presente papa no tiene tre siglos para revisar sus opiniones sobre la agricultura moderna y los medios anticonceptivos.Lo que todavia esta por ver es por es por que la Academia Pontifical de Ciencia no le aclarado al papa este desastroso movimiento de los atomos.

MP3 AUDIO – Protest at Occidental Petroleum Headquarters (tags)

LOS ANGELES, April 30, 2008 – Environmental activists from AmazonWatch with support from the LA Greens and other local groups paid a visit to Occidental Petroleum’s corporate headquarters. Activists are demanding that Oxy pay for the clean up of an area of the Amazon home to the Achuar people. Oxy is blamed for the poisoning of an entire ecosystem that the Achuar depend on for their survival.

"This is What a Clean-Up Looks Like!" (tags)

“In 1971, Occidental Petroleum was reinjecting their production waters back into the ground here in the United States and elsewhere where they were operating. [So] they had the technology—it was just more expensive to do it [in Peru], and no one was regulating them. This is environmental racism.” -- Mitchell Anderson, Amazon Watch

PHOTOS - From Oxy Protest (tags)

LOS ANGELES, April 30, 2008 – Environmental activists from AmazonWatch with support from the LA Greens and other local groups paid a visit to Occidental Petroleum’s corporate headquarters today. Dressed up in Haz Mat uniforms demonstrators staged a mock toxic clean up outside the Oxy building in Westwood.

AmazonWatch Clean Up Crew Hits Occidental Petroleum Headquarters (tags)

LOS ANGELES, April 30, 2008 – Environmental activists from AmazonWatch with support from the LA Greens and other local groups paid a visit to Occidental Petroleum’s corporate headquarters today. Dressed up in Haz Mat uniforms demonstrators staged a mock toxic clean up outside the Oxy building in Westwood.

Two Upcoming Events to Expose Pollution, Sickness in Peru Caused by Occidental Petroleum (tags)

“Oxy systematically dumped nine billion barrels of toxic wastewater into the Northern Peruvian Amazon, in Achuar territory. They’re unwilling to clean it up, so we are going to be out there on Wednesday at 12:30 teaching them how to clean up after themselves. " -- Mitchell Anderson of Amazon Watch

Demand Grows For bush To Reveal Details of Plan Mexico (tags)

billions to keep the price of illegal drugs up, but not one cent for the fence....

Beyond the lies: How Pelosi or Reid can end the war now (tags)

Nancy Pelosi herself has the power to stop funding the occupation of Iraq; all she has to do is refuse to allow any more Iraq spending bills to come up for a vote in the House of Representatives. In the Senate, Majority Leader Harry Reid has the same power.

Pelosi, Hillary, and Lieberman: funded by Lockheed (tags)

Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton, and Joe Lieberman each received $10,000 in campaign contributions from neocon-linked weapons maker Lockheed-Martin's PAC during the 2006 election cycle. Could this be one reason Pelosi and Hillary refuse to stand firmly for peace while Lieberman blatantly calls for even wider war?

How to get out of Iraq for just $450 million (tags)

If Nancy Pelosi and Congress really want the war to end and U.S. personnel to leave Iraq, it doesn't have to cost $100 billion or even $10 billion. For just $450 million, Congress could hire U.S. airlines to fly all U.S. troops (and contractors) home for good, in time to enjoy summer with their families.

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 5/19/06 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Spain, Cuba, and Russia.

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.

Why does Kerry sound like Bush? (tags)

According to the logic of the Democratic Party establishment and their mouthpieces, the only candidate that can beat Bush is the one that’s just as tough as Bush. As for people who actually want to see an end to Bush’s rotten reign--people who opposed the war on Iraq and Bush’s giveaways to Corporate America--they should keep quiet, while Kerry moves to the right to look for more votes.

US Latin American strategy focuses on Colombia (tags)

Colombia today is more strategic to Washington's hegemonic plan in the region than ever before. It is no coincidence that the military component of the Free Trade Area of the Americas is called Plan Colombia.

Library Sets Up Shrine To Corporate Thieves (tags)

As corportate-controlled state and Federal governments slash basic services to fund military and tax breaks for the rich, Long Beach Library worships Vons, other exploiters.

challenging European/American male patriarchy (tags)

Oppression is perpetuated by wealthy European/American white male patriarchs; from Columbus slaughtering First People of North America to U.S. Dictators GW Bush and Cheney. The oppressed people were/are Iraqi, Dineh, African, Irish and any other race/nationality that did not suit the dominator's patriarchal culture.

Oxy Petroleum: War for Oil in Colombia (tags)

Occidental Petroleum Faces Lawsuit for Its Role in Massacre in Colombia Plaintiff Questions CEO at the Company’s Annual Meeting

George Bush II’s exit strategy after seizing Iraq’s oil: Seize South America’s oil. (tags)

Bush/Reich/U.S. oil companies/CIA stage coup attempt in Venezuela to oust democratically-elected President Hugo Chávez. U.S. government gains control of media outlets, trying to incite civil war in Venezuela to seize country’s oil revenues.

3/24 Westwood Protest for Colombia (tags)

March to protest U.S. military aid to Colombia/oil wars.

Colombia: U'wa people reject oil explotation in Kera Chikara (tags)

COMMUNIQUÉ TO THE NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY IN RESPONSE TO THE DISCOVERY OF PETROLEUM IN OUR ANCESTRAL TERRITORY KERA CHIKARA

Rebels confirm: 3 CIA agents captured (tags)

Colombia's main leftist rebel army confirms to have downed a CIA plane and captured 3 US intelligence agents. The guerrillas are demanding the US and Colombian armies to hold their fire in order to be able to guarantee the safety of the prisoners.

Como Irak, Bush II prepara invadir Sudamérica para agarrar su aceite también. (tags)

El intento de golpe de Estado de etapa de compañías de aceite /CIA de Bush y los transnacionales imperios de EEUU en Venezuela para expulsar President Hugo Chávez quién fue democráticamente eligido. El gobierno de EEUU tomó control de medios informativos, tratando de incitar guerra civil en Venezuela para agarrar las ganancias de aceite del país.

BUSH WILL SEND U.S. AND ALLIED SOLDIERS TO HELL IN COLOMBIA. DO YOU CARE? (tags)

Here in Colombia, the Green Berets are pursuing one of Bush's most important, and perilous, foreign policy initiatives. With all the talk about Iraq and North Korea, Washington has done its utmost best to keep Colombia quiet. Risks include losing North American lives in a conflict that does not have the same so-called ''popular support'' as the mystery hunt for al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden. Washington has a big stake in Colombia...

Tomorrow...Tommorrow... (tags)

A very wryly humorous perspective on the Deserter In Chief's State of the Union.

Washington escalates military buildup in Latin America (tags)

The resurgence of American militarism in what US imperialism has historically regarded as its "own backyard" was evident at the fifth Conference of Defence Ministers of the Americas held in Santiago, Chile in late November.

US Imperialism in Colombia (tags)

Colombia has always been and still is the coveted cornerstone of the US's geopolitical control over the entire Latin American region, and at whatever the cost, the US is determined to make Colombia the jewel in its imperial crown.

The Denial of Imperialism (tags)

The denial of the existence of US imperialism in the corporate media and academia and the manifestations of its actual existence.

U.S. Commander Hails Colombia Troops (tags)

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- The commander of U.S. military forces in Latin America visited hundreds of wounded Colombian soldiers Friday, calling them ``brothers in blood'' as he recalled his days as a combat infantryman in Vietnam.

As US intervention grows: Colombian army lays siege to Medellín neighborhood (tags)

"We’re under fire from machine-guns," one distraught woman told the local media. "The bullets come out of the helicopters and fall onto our roofs. It is terrifying. This is like Vietnam."

Pentagon sends combat troops to Colombia (tags)

The U.S. administration has dropped any pretense of fighting a "drug war" in Colombia. Now the U.S. troops are on the battlefield fighting the Marxist insurgencies

U.S. steps into Colombian liberated zones (tags)

"Look at what time it is, 12:45 p.m., the plain light of day," said Maj. Joaquin Enrique Aldana, the National Police commander here, shaking his head as he received word that a 30-man patrol had come under fire along Ultima Lagrima's dirt streets. "The people here love the guerrillas. They care for them. They lend them their houses so they can shoot at us. This is the urban war we are living, sadly with the community providing help to these terrorists who are destroying the town."

Oct 3: Latest News From Columbia--More US Military Aids, Special Forces to Columbia (tags)

By: PeaceNoWar.net 1) More US Military Aid Released to Colombia (Center for Defense Information, USA) 2) US Forces to Train Colombia Army (Assoicated Press)

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 9/20/02 ¡Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.4MB) and quick download (3.4MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast upon notification. Russia, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, and Cuba.

Butterfly in Ecuador (tags)

Midnight decision to deport Julia Butterfly Ecuadorian Government preempts her fair trial in oil protest

Occidental Petroleum to Leave U'wa Land (tags)

Los Angeles-At its annual shareholder meeting Friday, Occidental Petroleum (NYSE:OXY) announced its plans to return to the Colombian government its controversial Siriri oil block (formally Samore), located on the traditional territory of the U'wa people. This follows a nearly decade-long peaceful campaign by the U'wa to halt the oil project.

Oxy to Leave U'wa Land (tags)

Los Angeles—At its annual shareholder meeting today, Occidental Petroleum (NYSE:OXY) announced its plans to return to the Colombian government its controversial Siriri oil block (formerly Samoré), located on the traditional territory of the U’wa people. This follows a nearly decade-long peaceful campaign by the U’wa to halt the oil project.

More FARC information needed on IMC (tags)

A reminder to indymedia readers/activists: I usually see at least one piece of news on the Zapatistas every day (which is great) but not much on the FARC, who are just as deserving of our support.

The U'wa Speak (tags)

Roberto Perez of the U'wa tribe in Colombia explains how Occidental Petroleum's oil drilling plan threatens U'wa lands with environmental destruction

Nader owns $81.89 of Al Gore (updated article) (tags)

For anyone who did the math, Nader’s holdings in Fidelity Magellan Fund amount to his share of Occidental Petroleum (Oxy) being between 4 and 10 shares or $89 to $204. Al Gore, meanwhile, has tried to hide the fact that he controls $1 million in Oxy and has received over $500,000 in Oxy stock payments.

Protest at Gore HQ, October 6, 2000 (tags)

Green Party United States Senate candidatte Medea Benjamin marches to protest the drilling for oil on U'Wa land in Colombia. Occidental Petroleum, in which Al Gore owns as much as $1,000,000 in stock, has begun moving their drilling equipment onto the land of the indigenous U'Wa people, with the assistance of the Colombian military. The U'Wa have said they will commit mass suicide if their land is so violated.

Lock Down at Gores HQ-OXY OUTA UWA LAND (tags)

Happening Right NOW---- Oly Earth Firsters and other activists and rabble rousers have occupied the Gore Headquarters in Olympia, Washington (USA) since about 11:30 this morning.

Protest in LA: Unmasking the Democratic Convention (tags)

Independent documentary on Democratic Convention protests is now available.

Digging dirt on Oxy (tags)

Occidental Chemical Corporation, a subsidiary of Occidental Petroleum, is no stranger to diplacing people. Formerly Hooker Chemical and Plastics, the company was responsible for Love Canal, one of the most severe environmental disasters in this country.

U'wa march (tags)

Thousands of demonstrators march through the streets of downtown LA to demand that presidential candidate Al Gore demand that Occidental Petroleum Corporation abort their plans to drill on U'wa Indian territory. Gore has up to one million dollars in Occidental Petroleum shares. The U'wa demand that Oxy not drill on their traditional territory in the cloud forest of Colombia and have threatened mass suicide if Oxy does drill. Copyright 2000 Dang Ngo. Free for use by nonprofit, anti-corporate globalization organizations and for personal use. All other rights reserved.

Protester Report in YahooDaily News (tags)

A day earlier, outside Staples Center, hundreds of demonstrators threw rocks and fired steel balls from slingshots at police, who answered by firing rubber bullets and beanbags from shotguns, swinging batons from horseback and unleashing pepper spray. (more)

Bonnie Raitt, John Densmore, John Trudell rally for Protection of Ancient Forest (tags)

Celebrities and environmentalists meet at Pershing Square to bring attention to the threats to world's remaining oldgrowth forests. Music event is joined by 2000 demonstrators marching for the U'wa tribe of Columbia, a tribe of 5000 who have threated mass suicide (by jumping from a cliff) if U.S.-based Occidental Petroleum starts drilling for oil on their ancestral lands.

POLICE SURROUND U'WA DEMONSTRATORS (tags)

POLICE ARE ARRESTING 15-20 PROTESTORS ON 6TH AND FLOWER. 200 ARE SURROUNDED BY POLICE.

AL GORE AND OCCIDENTAL PETROLEUM (tags)

Gore Family Continues To Profit From Occidental Stock Despite Abuses

LOCKDOWN ON OLYMPIC AS PROTESTORS MARCH TO AL GORE'S HEADQUARTERS (tags)

A group of activists have initiated a lockdown on Olympic and Figueroa. The march against Occidental is in full swing and has diverted to Al Gore's Headquarters.

Gore's Occidental Petroleum violently attacks the U'wa People of Colombia (tags)

URGENT CALL TO THE NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY THE ARMY AND RIOT POLICE VIOLENTLY ATTACKED THE U'WA SATURDAY 24 JUNE 2000

Al Gore's Occidental Petroleum's vicious attack on the U'wa People of Colombia (tags)

URGENT CALL TO THE NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY THE ARMY AND RIOT POLICE VIOLENTLY ATTACKED THE U'WA SATURDAY 24 JUNE 2000

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