fix articles 110484, freedom house
The election as a farce: Donald Trump and the rise of the autocrats (tags)
To elect a demagogue is always dangerous, but it does not condemn a country to the collapse of its democracy. Strong institutions can keep corrupt or autocratic leaders in check. That is exactly what the U.S. Constitution is designed to do, and for much of our history it has been successful in doing so.
The US Superpower is Dangerous (tags)
Wars and threats of war are violations of the UN Charter. The US is not afraid of threatening military force in Europe and at the border with Russia. We are not living in a new world since the election of the new president.
Russia Challenges America's Orwellian National Endowment for Democracy (tags)
Saudis Terror Bomb Yemeni World Heritage Site (tags)
April 2015 Honduras Coup Update (tags)
In April 2014, assassinations, disappearances, evictions, threats and harrassment continue in Honduras, while privatisations including of cities deepen, and as authorities feel pushed to have a clean human rights image to receive 'development' loans, they denigrate those who speak up about human rights violations, and point to things that don't fix the human rights situation at all as if they were great efforts that will eliminate the violations.
Soros and Yatsenyuk: Partners in Crime (tags)
Longstanding US Cuba Policy: Regime Change (tags)
Russia Bashing Escalates (tags)
Scoundrel Media Putin Bashing (tags)
Orange Revolution 2.0? (tags)
Posts on social class discrimination and global ethical human rights (tags)
Many neoliberal States, in my view, execute social class discrimination but it is hidden and societies kept 'class-blind'.
Georgia's Saakashvili (tags)
Destabilizing Venezuela: Longstanding US Policy (tags)
Netanyahu Rejects Palestinian Sovereignty and Democratic Freedoms (tags)
Britain 'has worse record on internet freedom than Philippines' (tags)
Britain has a worse record on internet freedom than countries such as Estonia and the Philippines, a new report suggests.
Putin Bashing (tags)
Fernando Lugo y Frente Guaz? en simbiosis con la Derecha y CIA (tags)
La prensa que urdi? el gran fraude llamado Fernando Lugo ahora intenta a distanciarse, aunque no del todo, de la criatura deforme que pari?
In Saakashvili's Georgia, the Bloom Is Off the Rose (tags)
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."
Are We Witnessing the Start of a Global Revolution? (tags)
"Understand that the “War on Terror” is a complete lie, a concoction meant to obscure the imperial attack on the worldwide insurrection of the people’s revolt the imperialist ruling class knew would be coming. Of course 911 was a false flag attack perpetrated largely by imperialism to serve as a defense against this revolt. But before that the outlines of this “defense of the system” was likely behind the crash of a jumbo jet in the ocean when an Egyptian pilot, with no record of radical ideas, supposedly crash dived a fully loaded passenger plane shouting, “God is great.” One can review and study these manipulations and begin to see the strategy and heartless efforts being waged by our rulers in a desperate attempt to maintain our world in bondage. The U.S. will claim to be defending democracy and human welfare while attempting to utterly crush both."
Israeli and American Rankings on Violence and Corruption (tags)
Rankings understate reality
FERNANDO LUGO, SCHOOL OF AMERICAS Y LA FARSA DE BAREIRO SPAINI (tags)
FERNANDO LUGO, SCHOOL OF AMERICAS Y LA FARSA DE BAREIRO SPAINI
Request for full investigation into 'unseen' major New Zealand tragedy and reply (tags)
I very much fear that America is following the same path as New Zealand. It is the 'truth' not power politics or the 'money grab' which will help overcome the climate of fear and hopelessness. Obama, I think, needs the assistance of some of the America's top thinkers and spiritual leaders.
Internet revolution in Venezuela and No Going Back (tags)
"There's an Australian journalist and documentary film-maker, John Pilger, who said that, 'What you're seeing is really an unprecedented propaganda campaign that's being waged against the Chavez government' – FF: It's a media war – KJ: It really is a media war. And I think if you go to Venezuela and see what the media says, this will become clear immediately. You often hear the claim that there is no freedom of speech and so on, but internally in Venezuela there are more than 50 daily newspapers and about 45 of those newspapers support the opposition and are constantly attacking the government everyday – including having front page headlines calling for the military overthrow of the government... Then you have those 4 newspapers that support the Bolivarian process; and then you have one newspaper that, you know, presents itself as being neutral. So, on the level of the print media, the opposition to the government is overwhelmingly dominant... A lot of the television stations are extremely hostile as well. The other important aspect to note is that, as a result of the Bolivarian process, you actually have a massive explosion of community media in Venezuela, in particular community radio stations in the Barrios...but also a number of community television stations and other independent media websites and so on. So this is like the first time where a lot of the grassroots groups and Venezuelan poor are actually getting to participate themselves in the production of the their own media; whereas prior to the Chavez government, they didn't have a voice in politics or the media."
Freedom from our social prisons require Rights Revolution (tags)
New Zealanders come home - you are needed. Submission below before UN Human Rights Commission today re NZ. Below shows NZ headed to third world status. Obama also follows UN and global elites - mass discrimination re social class.
Israeli Prohibitions Against Free Expression and "Enemy Alien" Contacts (tags)
Erosion of civil liberties in Israel
Obama Is Preparing for War in South America (tags)
"The first and foremost important achievement during the Chávez administration is the 1999 Constitution, which, although not written nor decreed by Chávez himself, was created through his vision of change for Venezuela. The 1999 Constitution was, in fact, drafted - written - by the people of Venezuela in one of the most participatory examples of nation building, and then was ratified through popular national referendum by 75% of Venezuelans. The 1999 Constitution is one of the most advanced in the world in the area of human rights. It guarantees the rights to housing, education, healthcare, food, indigenous lands, languages, women's rights, worker's rights, living wages and a whole host of other rights that few other countries recognize on a national level. My favorite right in the Venezuelan Constitution is the right to a dignified life. That pretty much sums up all the others. Laws to implement these rights began to surface in 2001, with land reform, oil industry redistribution, tax laws and the creation of more than a dozen social programs - called missions - dedicated to addressing the basic needs of Venezuela's poor majority. In 2003, the first missions were directed at education and healthcare. Within two years, illiteracy was eradicated in the country and Venezuela was certified by UNESCO as a nation free of illiteracy. This was done with the help of a successful Cuban literacy program called "Yo si puedo" (Yes I can). Further educational missions were created to provide free universal education from primary to doctoral levels throughout the country. Today, Venezuela's population is much more educated than before, and adults who previously had no high school education now are encouraged to not only go through a secondary school program, but also university and graduate school.??The healthcare program, called "Barrio Adentro", has not only provided preventive healthcare to all Venezuelans - many who never had access to a doctor before - but also has guaranteed universal, free access to medical attention at the most advanced levels. MRIs, heart surgery, lab work, cancer treatments, are all provided free of cost to anyone (including foreigners) in need. Some of the most modern clinics, diagnostic treatment centers and hospitals have been built in the past five years under this program, placing Venezuela at the forefront of medical technology.??Other programs providing subsidized food and consumer products (Mercal, Pdval), job training (Mission Vuelvan Caras), subsidies to poor, single mothers (Madres del Barrio), attention to indigents and drug addicts (Mission Negra Hipolita) have reduced extreme poverty by 50% and raised Venezuelans standard of living and quality of life. While nothing is perfect, these changes are extraordinary and have transformed Venezuela into a nation far different from what it looked like 10 years ago. In fact, the most important achievement that Hugo Chávez himself is directly responsible for is the level of participation in the political process. Today, millions of Venezuelans previously invisible and excluded are visible and included. Those who were always marginalized and ignored in Venezuela by prior governments today have a voice, are seen and heard, and are actively participating in the building of a new economic, political and social model in their country.??2 MW---On Monday, President Chavez threw a Venezuelan judge in jail on charges of abuse of power for freeing a high-profile banker. Do you think he overstepped his authority as executive or violated the principle of separation of powers? What does this say about Chavez's resolve to fight corruption?"
Honduran President Zelaya earns high marks for governance (tags)
"MCC's eligibility criteria include a commitment to "just and democratic governance." The pattern of actions taken by Honduras beginning on June 28, 2009, is inconsistent with this commitment and MCC's eligibility criteria. For the record, under the Zelaya administration, according to the MCC fiscal year 2010 scorecard, Honduras turned in grades well above passing with respect to “political rights,” “civil liberties” and “voice and accountability” — the latter, described by MCC, as “the ability of institutions to protect civil liberties; the extent to which citizens of a country are able to participate in the selection of governments; and the independence of the media.”
FERNANDO LUGO, GRAN FRACASO DE LA IZQUIERDA CHANTA (tags)
FERNANDO LUGO, GRAN FRACASO DE LA IZQUIERDA CHANTA
FERNANDO LUGO TRAICIONA A HUGO CHAVEZ: TROPAS YANQUIS YA INGRESARON SECRETAMENTE AL PARAGU (tags)
FERNANDO LUGO TRAICIONA A HUGO CHAVEZ: TROPAS YANQUIS YA INGRESARON SECRETAMENTE AL PARAGUAY
DEMOCRATICAMENTE. ARREPENTIDO FERNANDO LUGO AUTORIZA A IMPERIALISTAS (tags)
ARREPENTIDO FERNANDO LUGO AUTORIZA A IMPERIALISTAS
CUBANUESTRA.FERNANDO LUGO Y LAS FUERZAS DE OCUPACIÓN EXTRANJERA (tags)
CUBANUESTRA.FERNANDO LUGO Y LAS FUERZAS DE OCUPACIÓN EXTRANJERA
CUBANUESTRA. Fernando Lugo y la Telaraña Imperial (tags)
CUBANUESTRA. Fernando Lugo y la Telaraña Imperial
El imperio contraataca en Nuestra América... (tags)
El águila imperial no desea perder más plumas en Nuestra América...
Color Revolutions, Old and New (tags)
Imperial America's ugly agenda
Reviewing F. William Engdahl's "Full Spectrum Dominance" (tags)
must-read on US imperial aims
Industriales de la miseria, los nuevos dueños del Paraguay (tags)
Declarar estado de emergencia es para algunos comedores de carroña de Paraguay un gran negocio, que se traduce en millones de dólares.
Further Oppression of the Poor likely at the UN: America – both the Problem and the Soluti (tags)
After many years I devised a human rights approach to address the problems faced by societies, national and international. This includes immediately addressing core minimum obligations (i.e. dealing with the most serious violations), including the empowering rights to human rights education (re democratic support for human rights) and the right to development (re small business promotion) as well as non-retrogression (the protection of existing rights). However remarkably I was to find that the rights I focused on were virtually identical to the rights excluded by the complaints procedure due to be adopted by the UN General Assembly next month. I am now even more convinced than ever that my socially responsible ‘bottom-up’ human rights approach is the path forward while the global elites, international and national institutions fear any change that threatens their positions and lifestyles.
CANVAS and Freedom House linked (tags)
CANVAS,a suppose Gandhian non-violent site and Freedom House, linked as it is to the National Endowment for Democracy of infamous memory, are here shown to be linked CANVAS has been behind some of the recent pro-RCTV actions in Venezuela
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.
The Achilles’ Heel(s) of the US War Machine (tags)
- John Doraemi publishes Crimes of the State, at: http://crimesofthestate.blogspot.com/ -
Self-inflicted poverty (tags)
Will Ménard continue denying his links with the CIA? (tags)
RSF chief Robert Ménard has always denied his links with the CIA. The White House has now seen fit to inform the public that these links are an evident reality.
Silence about Muslim Deaths (tags)
How many times have you heard Israel blamed for Muslim Deaths? Now How many times have you heard Muslims blamed for Muslim Deaths- the disparity in numbers will shock you. All in all, it makes Israel look like a kitten.
Libertarian Links Free Trade to Freedom, Peace (tags)
Palmer, a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, said anti-globalization activists are missing the bigger picture. By way of analogy, Palmer referred to Homer’s Odyssey saying that Homer is telling the reader that "the cyclops is a savage because he doesn’t trade. He lives in the preferred world of the anti-globalization activists."
Freedom House Homeless Youth Shelter (tags)
While we fight the move towards war and social service cutbacks, one small positive development is our opening this week of Casa libre/Freedom House, a shelter for homeless unaccompanied immigrant minors and inner-city youth.
These people are victims too. (tags)
Hate crimes have rendered some murders meaningless.
Pro-Democracy for China Rally O9 (tags)
Rally for Human Rights; Democracy; protesting Bush summit with Chinese dictator