fix articles 17345, diplomatic
US/Media Misinformation on Russian/Syrian Relations (tags)
John Kerry on the Vietnam War: Earlier and Now (tags)
Netanyahu Appoints Right-Wing Extremist to Head Israel's Diplomatic Corps (tags)
Bashing Putin's Diplomatic Proposal (tags)
Washington Abuses Indian Diplomat (tags)
Merkel in NSA's Crosshairs (tags)
Julian Assange: Political Refugee (tags)
Ecuador to Washington and Britain: Go to Hell (tags)
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.
On Philippine Foreign Policy (tags)
1) Needed: Firm but Deft Diplomacy, not War Games 2) Akbayan to Chinese government: Defuse standoff, pull vessels out of Scarborough shoal 3) Akbayan condemns North Korea’s planned rocket launch 4) Akbayan (Citizens Action Party) congratulates Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and the National League for Democracy
No to US and Chinese expansionism (tags)
PHILIPPINES: Akbayan Party condemns plans for increased United States military presence in the country amid burgeoning Chinese military expansionism. We believe these acts by the two superpowers will inevitably destabilize the West Philippine Sea and Southeast Asian region.
Arab League Pro-Western Despots (tags)
Arizona Diplomatic License Plates (tags)
I was surprised to discover that state governments issue diplomatic license plates.
Accused WikiLeaker Bradley Manning claims rough justice (tags)
"At night, if the guards cannot see me clearly because I have a blanket over my head or I am curled up towards the wall, they will will wake me in order to ensure that I am OK."
Our Man in Pakistan (tags)
NO IMMUNITY FOR BAJA: A VICTORY GAINED FOR THE IMMIGRANT AND WORKERS COMMUNITY (tags)
“Half of the battle has been won!” The Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) acclaims the decision of Judge Victor Marrero of the New York Southern District Court that denied former Philippine ambassador Lauro Baja’s motion to dismiss the case on the basis of diplomatic immunity. The Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) rejoices in the fact that charges against the former Ambassador, his wife Norma Baja, their daughter Elizabeth Facundo and the Baja-owned LaBaire Travel Agency will proceed without the barrier of diplomatic immunity that has protected Baja.
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".
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).
US court nixes RP ‘privilege’ over real estate tax debts (tags)
In a legal debacle for Manila, a United States federal court judge has ruled that the Philippines cannot invoke diplomatic privilege so that it would not be compelled to pay $19 million worth of unpaid real estate taxes to the New York City government. The New York City government scored a victory over real estate tax-delinquent states, including the Philippines, India and Mongolia, after US District Judge Jed Rakoff, in a written opinion, ruled in favor of the city. Rakoff’s ruling will force the three countries, which are renting out offices and business establishments housed in diplomatic buildings in New York, to settle their financial obligations to the city’s government. Reports said India owed the city $39.4 million including taxes, while Mongolia has to pay $4.2 million.
More on Diplomatic License Plates (tags)
The straight dope on diplomatic license plates
Diplomatic License Plates (tags)
Photos of the old and new diplomatic licenses issued by the State Department
Iraq, Iran, China, Talabani, the Kurds, and Israel (tags)
While U.S. forces continue to surge China achieves a diplomatic coup with Iraq expanding its influence and protecting its investments in Iran.
What has happened to the 5 iranians kidnapped by US? (tags)
- As the Western media turns its attention to the fate of 15 Britons detained for allegedly trespassing into Iranian waters over the weekend, the status of five Iranian officials captured in a U.S. military raid on a liaison office in northern Iraq on Jan. 11 remains a mystery.
The begining of "victory" in Iraq, so we can "cut and run" and win at (tags)
I hope this is the begining of American pretending to win the war in Iraq so we can pull out with dignity and say we won. But a year seems a little too long for the silly game. I would pretend we won the war today if I was Prez. But I hope it will take the blowhards in congress 3 months or less to "pretend" we won the war before we leave with "victory" in Iraq
For a Worldwide Network against War (tags)
The recent deluge of expressions of “concern” about Iran by Cheney, Bolton, Blair, Rumsfeld et al should be setting alarm bells ringing throughout the world.
An urgent appeal to people everywhere! (tags)
For some time, now, the US/UK leadership has had plans to attack Iran as part of their overall strategy of extending their control over the Middle East and, ultimately, the world. It looks like this attack may now be about to happen.
Behind the veil and beyond the hijab (tags)
By simplistic Western standards, Muslim women come with two labels: "subjugated" and "quasi-subjugated"
Iraq for Fun and Profiteering (tags)
Bush’s war in Iraq has brought us the Brits, the Poles, the Bulgarians, the Hondurans. Now it’s bringing us the Nigerians. Scammers that is.
Cuba Asks Mexico for Convincing Explanations (tags)
Dreamers & Idiots (tags)
Britain And The US Did Everything To Avoid A Peaceful Solution In Iraq And Afghanistan
Diplomatic Riffs (tags)
It's funny that the president brags about having the support of Spain, Italy, Slovenia, Poland, Hungary, Lithuania, Estonia, Bulgaria and Denmark. Those countries together couldn't whip Iraq.