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Hillary’s email revelation: France and US killed Qaddafi for his gold and oil (tags)

poster's note: Hillary's emails show 143 tons of gold held by Libya as well as oil were 2 of the factors along with others in the bombing of Libya

Former South African President Visits US to Stop "Illicit Financial Flows" (tags)

Former South African President Thabo Mbeki visits the United States February 16-19 to raise awareness on how the developing world loses money to corruption.

Britain: Washington's Convenient Pawn (tags)

anti-war

Scrambling for Africa's Resources (tags)

anti-war

Friends of Syria Declare War on Assad (tags)

class war

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.

Independent Libyan Fact-Finding Mission (tags)

Libya

Death of Gaddafi/The National Transitional Council's bloody path (tags)

The resistance against the former president Gaddafi was legitimate However, the rebels not only allied with the NATO, sacrifying real Libyan independence, they also commit warcrimes with little distinction between them and Gaddafi With Gaddafi gone

Washington Wants Its Imperial Model Replicated in Israel (tags)

Libya

Why Libya Was Attacked (tags)

Libya

Libya: NATO's Latest Charnal House (tags)

anti-war

New York Times Support for Imperial Wars (tags)

corrupt media

America's Dirty War on Islam (tags)

persecution

Lies, Damn Lies, and Liberating Wars (tags)

imperialism

The Shortwave Report 06/17 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. Free to rebroadcast. Japan, Germany, Cuba, and Russia

The Shortwave Report 06/10 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. Free to rebroadcast. Japan, Spain, China, Cuba, and Germany.

The Shortwave Report 06/03 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. Free to rebroadcast. China, Japan, Germany, Cuba, and Russia.

What Next in Libya? (tags)

imperialism

Planned Libya Invasion (tags)

war

Washington's UN War Resolution on Libya (tags)

war

Remember Saddam Hussain? (tags)

"The capture of numerous British military and intelligence operatives—six SAS men and an MI5 agent—by rebel forces in Benghazi made clear that the powers that be are already hard at work to this end. It has since been revealed by the Daily Mail that ministers have approved “a presence on the ground” of the SAS and MI6, who “will link up with Special Forces already in Libya to provide protection and give informal military advice to the Libyan opposition.”

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."

Lanny Davis: Lobbyist for Despots (tags)

anything for a buck

World Geopolitics and The Battle for the Mediterranean (tags)

"If one were to live in a city where the only form of employment was a coal mine and there was no means to leave the city then one would have no choice but to work at the coal mine. Control of labour movement is a cornerstone to the socio-economic objectives of the U.S., the E.U., the World Bank, and a league of associated international financial institutions (IFIs). By rendering work forces immobile in any given geographic locality the rights of employment choice and occupational alternatives are removed and a new form of monopoly is established — a forced acceptance of work on whole pools of individuals. Rising fuel prices are also adding to the erosion of mobility rights.??The security agenda behind controlling movements is heavily tied to economic objectives, as are the international disease scares like avian influenza (bird flu) and the swine flue that lock up human movement. Control of mobility in the oceans and international waters of the world is also part of this objective. The internationally illegal Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) was initiated by the U.S. government, with the support of the E.U., in 2003 as part of the “Global War on Terror.” The Proliferation Security Initiative is presented as a means to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs), however it can be applied to bring about a hold over global maritime mobility. The strategy is a threat to international movement on the high seas and maritime trade. There is good reason why it is illegal under international law and the 1982 U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea.??Industrial De-location in the European Union and the Global Economic Crisis??This process of industrial de-location has already been underway in the E.U. for years, under which industries have been relocated to Eastern Europe and other global regions. Under this neo-liberal paradigm jobs and industries can gradually be removed from wealthier E.U. states to Southern Mediterranean nations, where cheap and immobile labour forces will be awaiting."

Open Season on Muslims in America (tags)

targeting innocent Muslims

Ugandan Bomb Attack May Herald Spread of Somalia’s Instability: Be afraid! (tags)

“This very tragic event is a reminder of the wider regional risks that exist,” Rhazia Khan, an economist at Standard Chartered Plc in London, said in a phone interview. “It seems to reinforce that what is happening in the Horn of Africa region may have cross-border implications.” Thus we are told to fear!

Obama Year One: Betrayal and Failure (Part II) (tags)

Worse than Bush

Obamathink on Afghanistan: Escalate to Exit (tags)

Obama's plan for permanent war

More Arrests in America's War on Islam (tags)

America's political persecution continues

The justification offered for the new military bases in Colombia is the "war on drugs (tags)

"The justification offered for the new military bases in Colombia is the "war on drugs." The fact that the justification is even offered is remarkable. Suppose, for example, that Colombia, or China, or many others claimed the right to establish military bases in Mexico to implement their programs to eradicate tobacco in the U.S., by fumigation in North Carolina and Kentucky, interdiction by sea and air forces, and dispatch of inspectors to the U.S. to ensure it was eradicating this poison-which is, in fact, far more lethal even than alcohol, which in turn is far more lethal than cocaine or heroin, incomparably more than cannabis. The toll of tobacco use is truly fearsome, including "passive smokers" who are seriously affected though they do not use tobacco themselves. The death toll overwhelms the lethal effects of other dangerous substances."

Guinea: Bloody Repression Marks Independence (tags)

Today opposition and labor protesters descended from the main boulevards of the city to the national stadium ("Stade du 28 Septembre"), but were met with a ban order, lines of troops, live fire, and rumors that the military is disappearing captives and bodies of the dead. As many as 80 bodies have been rumored to have been laid out in the stadium itself. If anything like the events of 2007 reoccur, the military would be willing to continue this crackdown for weeks or even months.

Obama Snubs Africa, Then African Americans (tags)

Many people believed that after Bush had left the White House, rampant arrogance combined with stunning hypocrisy had also gone. Events have proven otherwise. A recent speech delivered in Africa — and one later directed specifically at African Americans — carried with them all the baggage of the Bush years, to the extent that one could safely claim that absolutely nothing had changed. And although Obama is able to give a more compassionate and intelligent speech than was possible with Bush, the essence of their policies is identical. Both Africans and African Americans can expect no help from the U.S. government in addressing their serious and specific grievances, themselves the result of past and current U.S. government policy. Instead, both were given the same solution: if you want help, help yourselves, “no excuses.”

Israeli attacks on Gaza/Dirty war against the Palestinian civilian population (tags)

By their unlawful and systematic character,combined with the blockade of Gaza, housedemolitions and extrajudicial executions, the Israeli attacks on Gaza are a dirty war against the Palestinian civilian population

War crimes in Darfur: The Arab League criticism on the ICC charges is rejectable (tags)

Regarding her criticism on the possible ICC charges against the Sudanese president Mr Bashir,in respect with Darfurian war crimes, the Arab League is showing a morally rejectable point of view and is measuring the double standard

Negative Image: Robert Mugabe through the Lens of Western Propaganda (tags)

If you ever wondered how you came to know what you know about Zimbabwe, here is your chance to find out.

Francis A. Boyle's "Protesting Power - War, Resistance and Law (tags)

International law supports the right to resist state crimes.

The Shortwave Report 01/11/08 ¡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, Cuba, and Russia.

Analysis: EU force may reach Chad in Jan. (tags)

Gen. Henri Bentegeat, chairman of the EU Military Committee, said Thursday the forces will be fully operational by the end of the year..."If we aren't welcome, we'll make ourselves welcome. If necessary by force," Bentegeat said, reiterating the EU forces will have a mandate allowing them to use violence if they see it fit.

Contracting Out the War in Iraq (tags)

After Blackwater USA’s recent street shoot out in Baghdad, which resulted in as many as 17 civilian deaths, the role of mercenaries in Iraq has received extra attention in the media. Although they have played a key role in the occupation of Iraq since the fall of Saddam Hussein, these “private security contractors” have for the most part flown under the public radar. For example, the debate over a U.S. withdrawal from Iraq usually centers around the 160,000 military personnel occupying the country. But what about the estimated 182,000 private contractors now deployed in Iraq? During the 1991 Gulf War, the troop-to-private contractor ratio was about 60 to 1. Now they outnumber uniformed troops, more than doubling the actual size of the occupation force. Private contractors in Iraq do everything from cooking food and doing the laundry to driving trucks and building bridges. Using them on such a vast scale is part of the privatization of the war, which is not only politically convenient, but results in massive profits for the companies involved. As of July 2007, there were more than 630 war contracting companies working in Iraq for the U.S. government.

America's Energy Wars - A New Front - Africa (tags)

With the U.S. military announcing this week that it is opening up what it is calling The Africa Command

mercenaries without borders (tags)

privatisation of armies and security are a utter defeat of freedom and democracy. Read why.

AFRICOM: Wrong for Liberia, Disastrous for Africa (tags)

Just two months after U.S. aerial bombardments began in Somalia, the Bush administration solidified its militaristic engagement with Africa. In February 2007, the Department of Defense announced the creation of a new U.S. Africa Command infrastructure, code name AFRICOM, to “coordinate all U.S. military and security interests throughout the continent.”

The Shortwave Report 8/3/07 ¡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, Cuba, and Russia.

UN approves Darfur force of up to 26,000 (tags)

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to authorize up to 26,000 troops and police in an effort to stop attacks on millions of displaced civilians in Sudan’s Darfur region.

Questioning AFRICOM's intentions (tags)

As plans move ahead for a US Africa Command, African nations remain cool to the idea amid fears of mission creep and unclear US intentions.

Eyes on Darfur (tags)

Amnesty International started posting satellite images on the Internet of villages in Sudan's conflict-ravaged Darfur on Wednesday in a bid to pressure Khartoum to allow U.N. peacekeepers into the region.

BTL: US Can Do More to Pressure Sudan to Allow UN Protective Force in Darfur (tags)

Interview with Nii Akuetteh, executive director of Africa Action, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Sudanese interferring with aid to darfur (tags)

The top U.N. humanitarian official accused Sudan on Wednesday of deliberately hindering relief aid in Darfur, attacking villages and arming brutal militia to combat rebels and bandits.

Darfur crisis- the worse is yet to come (tags)

The crisis in Darfur could become "infinitely worse" if a deal to send a combined United Nations and African force is not implemented quickly, the U.N. humanitarian chief said Saturday.

BTL:Growing Worldwide Movement Demands International Intervention to... (tags)

...End Genocide in Darfur~Interview with Ann-Louise Colgan, acting co-director of Africa Action, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

RISE UP AGAINST THE EMPIRE (tags)

ADDRESS TO THE UNITED NATIONS

VENEZUELA LEADING THE RACE FOR THE UN SECURITY COUNCIL SEAT (tags)

VENEZUELA AHEAD IN RACE FOR UN LATIN AMERICAN SECURITY COUNCIL SEAT

Mis-portraying Conflict in Dar Fur and its Usages (tags)

The events of Dar Fur are tragic; but some of the activism arround it is not without its own agenda.

Disappointed Hopes in Africa (tags)

"The $40 billion promised before the summit was only a small part of Africa's total $300 billion in debts and the more than $2.4 trillion of all developing countries. The IMF, World Bank and G8 still use the debts as an instru-ment for dictating development.."

World Politics (tags)

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BTL:Nonviolent Solutions Explored in Resolving Darfur-Sudan Conflict (tags)

Interview with Chris Doucot, Catholic Worker Peace Team member, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

Reports of violence still coming out of Sudan's Darfur region – UN (tags)

31 January 2005 – Reports of violence continue to come out of Sudan's western Darfur region and several routes in South Darfur state are currently closed for United Nations movement because of ongoing insecurity, the UN Advance Mission in Sudan (UNAMIS) said today.

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 7/9/04 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quick download (3.3MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, Russia, Spain, and Cuba.

Haiti: Aristide's Prime Minister arrested by Bush lackeys (tags)

Haiti's elected Prime Minister, Yvon Neptune, was imprisoned this week by the Bush-imposed coup leaders.

Israel's Obstruction of S.A Humanitarian Aid To Palestine a Political Issue (tags)

Israeli Government deliberately prevented from delivering life saving humanitarian aid to Palestinians, besieged under Israeli occupation and 18 hour curfews.

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