fix articles 4124, international development
House Hearing Reviews Financial Transparency Legislation (tags)
The House of Representatives is holding hearings on legislative initiatives to deter corruption and secrecy in the global financial system. The Financial Services Subcommittee on National Security, International Development and Monetary Policy convenes a March 13th hearing on "Promoting Corporate Transparency: Examining Legislative Proposals to Detect and Deter Financial Crime."
Public Good or Private Wealth (tags)
The deep and growing chasm between the rich and the poor is not an accident. This gulf is the result of political decisions. Many rich countries have lowered or abolished property taxes. Governments reduce spending on education and health care.
Markets as a Fetish, Globalization, and Dissent Management (tags)
Economic inequality must be reduced and democratic participation regained. Resisting tax avoidance, financial market regulations, climate policy, and globally combating poverty should be priorities.
The Real Story of the Recount (tags)
Jill Stein’s multi-state presidential recount was unprecedented. The idea originated from a group of computer scientists represented by attorney John Bonifaz, who after analyzing the U.S. computerized voting system found it to be vulnerable to hacking and manipulation. Social scientists and statisticians deemed some of the 2016 election results to be improbable. Election integrity volunteers and attorneys stepped up to help sort it out.
The Shortwave Report 01/02/15 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. Radio Deutsche-Welle, Sputnik Radio, NHK World Radio Japan, and Radio Havana Cuba.
The Shortwave Report 12/19/14 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, NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radio.
Struggle for National Democracy (tags)
This book by Jose Maria Sison is a historical record of the legal struggle for national liberation and democracy against U.S. imperialism, feudalism and bureaucrat capitalism in the 60s and early 70s. It was the principal legal study material in discussion groups and schools of national democracy which educated the youth cadres and militants from 1967 through the First Quarter Storm of 1970 to the declaration of martial law in 1972.
Washington Wants Maduro Dead (tags)
The Shortwave Report 04/11/14 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,The Voice of Russia, and NHK World Radio Japan.
On National Democracy (tags)
The concept of National Democracy aims to overthrow feudalism and achieve independence from colonialism.
Waging Economic War on Venezuela (tags)
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..
The Shortwave Report 05/03/13 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, the Voice of Russia, and NHK World Radio Japan.
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.
Another Side of Israel: The Impact of Tikkun Olam (tags)
A side of Israel we never hear about
Glorifying Israel Shames Harvard (tags)
The Shortwave Report 08/26 (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. Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, the Voice of Russia, and NHK World Radio Japan.
US Intervention in Syria (tags)
The Shortwave Report 04/29 Listen Globally! (tags)
A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Japan, Germany, Cuba, and Russia.
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."
The True Richard Holbrooke Legacy (tags)
another war criminal
The Shortwave Report 09/03 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.
FERNANDO LUGO, SCHOOL OF AMERICAS Y LA FARSA DE BAREIRO SPAINI (tags)
FERNANDO LUGO, SCHOOL OF AMERICAS Y LA FARSA DE BAREIRO SPAINI
Stop the Black Market Sales of AIDS/HIV Medicine. Please Sign The Petition! (tags)
Leaked Email. “there is a major black market scam being worked on the $30 million a year in HIV/AIDS drugs we finance... I could easily name the in-house folks but my lips are sealed.” Carol Payne Flavell, Administrative Employee of United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Presidential Emergency Plan for Aids Relief (PEPFAR). Sign
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."
The Russell Tribunal on Palestine: Barcelona Session (tags)
Explaining Israeli crimes
CUBANUESTRA. FERNANDO LUGO O EL FRACASO POLÍTICO DE LAS ONG (tags)
FERNANDO LUGO O EL FRACASO POLÍTICO DE LAS ONG
FERNANDO LUGO, GRAN FRACASO DE LA IZQUIERDA CHANTA (tags)
FERNANDO LUGO, GRAN FRACASO DE LA IZQUIERDA CHANTA
Paid Lying: What Passes for Major Media Journalism (tags)
state of today's major media
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
A Disaster Waiting to Happen (tags)
The tremendous outpouring of love, brotherhood and assistance by our compatriots in the United States to all our “kababayans” whose lives have been devastated by Typhoon Ondoy captures the essence of our Bayanihan spirit. True to our Filipino core values, organizations, institutions and individuals of various political persuasions bonded together and in their own unique and creative ways extended immediate assistance to our brothers and sisters and continue their plans for long term relief . Most recently, President Obama expressed his “deep condolences for the loss of life and devastation caused by recent storms in the Philippines”. “As part of this effort, the U.S Agency for International Development, has so far allocated $1.8 million to respond to the disaster.”
FERNANDO LUGO PROPICIA ENTREGAS Y NEOLIBERALISMO (tags)
FERNANDO LUGO PROPICIA ENTREGAS Y NEOLIBERALISMO
U.S. Still Supports the Coup! (tags)
"Agency bankrolling “good governance” programs to ensure the “rule of law in the country” The taxpayer-funded Millennium Challenge Corporation has continued to move millions of dollars into Honduras since the June 28 coup d'état, but it is not alone, Narco News has now confirmed. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is slated to provide Honduras with nearly $47 million in funding in fiscal 2009, which ends Sept. 30, 2009. Nearly all of that money (some $43 million) is scheduled to be delivered as previously planned to Honduras — which is now under the leadership of a putsch regime that President Obama has already described as “not legal.”
Former U.S. Ambassador Roger Noriega hired to push Honduran putsch agenda (tags)
"On one side are foreign oligarchs seeking to cloak their self-interested pecuniary agenda under the mantle of U.S. national security and from that concealed, disingenuous platform are working to trump even democracy. On the other side, in the streets of Honduras, and from below all across the Americas, are the forces of authentic democracy, fighting back the only way they can — with their hearts, minds and the blood of their convictions. Stay tuned …."
Attac France on the Stiglitz Report (tags)
If the world really lives through a systemic crisis, solutions must also be sou9ght on this plane. Regrettably the mandate limits the commission to reform the international monetary system. The UN is the only institution with a democratic legitimacy.
The Great Divide-Iran and Leftists (tags)
A discussion of the great divergence of opinion among leftists about the situation in Iran
Iran- Amnesia, Ignorance and Stupidity (tags)
Iran is experiencing a classic CIA destabilization effort. It has been done dozens of times in the past, but Americans would rather watch American Idol than read history. Also, as Gore Vidal says, it is "The United States of Amnesia."
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.
FERNANDO LUGO: FALSO MORALISTA Y FALSO IZQUIERDISTA (tags)
La falsedad de Fernando Lugo no sólo se manifiesta en el plano moral, también en el ético, político,teológico y personal
ESBIRROS DE LA CIA BUSCAN SILENCIAR DENUNCIAS DE LUIS AGÜERO WAGNER (tags)
Los agentes de la embajada norteamericana en el gabinete del obispo Fernando Lugo buscan silenciar las denuncias de Luis Agüero Wagner con descabellados ataques personales carentes de coherencia.
¿A Quién Visita Rafael Correa? (tags)
Hasta donde se sabe, el presidente ecuatoriano Rafael Correa mantiene una línea anti-imperialista y sumamente crítica con el gobierno imperial de Washington. Entonces, ¿qué hace visitando a Fernando Lugo?
Polizonte en la Izquierda Latinoamericana (tags)
Diga lo que diga la falsa izquierda de las ONGs derechistas financiadas por el imperio, la realidad imposible de ocultar es que el obispo Fernando Lugo ganó las elecciones del 20 de abril con notorio respaldo de la embajada norteamericana.
Journalist Snow Offers Alternative View of Africa (tags)
Independent journalist Keith Harmon Snow began his February 5 presentation at San Diego's World Beat Center with a promise to "piss you off" — and he succeeded. He took on innumerable progressive sacred cows, including the United Nations, the Peace Corps, the Nation magazine, Jane Goodall and Ben Affleck, and he presented an alternative view of recent African history focused on the role of Uganda, Rwanda and the U.S. in the continued war and exploitation in the Congo.
Intolerantes persiguen y difaman al escritor Luis Agüero Wagner (tags)
Nuestro compañero de tareas Luis Agüero Wagner sigue sufriendo hostigamiento vía internet, tras denunciar la farsa de grupos como el Pmas o Tekojojá, que se aliaron a la ultraderecha, a James Cason y la Secta Moon para ganar las elecciones del 20 de Abril.
Mucho que agradecer a George W. Bush (tags)
El clérigo-presidente Fernando Lugo, viajará el 27 de este mes a Estados Unidos, en donde rendirá pleitesía al presidente George Bush, uno de los principales financistas de los movimientos que lo apoyaron.
THE THIRD VIETNAM? (tags)
Very few people know that the US military is directly involved in the fierce fighting going on in the Philippines between the Moro insurgents and the corrupt and brutal Arroyo regime supported by the Bush neocons and the warmongering Pentagon planners. Will you continue to allow US tax dollars to be wasted in this barbaric genocidal war against indigenous peoples? Over a thousand extrajudicial killings and "forced disappearances" under Arroyo's tenure, plus a few hundred Muslims dead as "collateral damage," may be the signs of US "benevolent hegemony" (Robert Kagan) and US "magnanimous imperial power" (Dinesh D'Souza). McKinley's "Benevolent Assimilation" lives on!
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.
New Coup D'Etat Rumblings in Venezuela (tags)
Bush continues to target Chavez.
Terroristas de USAID (tags)
La agencia norteamericana que financió a varios movimientos del obispo presidente Fernando Lugo, fue además un organismo clave en el Operativo Cóndor.
"Doomsday Seed Vault" in the Arctic (tags)
On this God-forsaken island Bill Gates is investing tens of his millions along with the Rockefeller Foundation, Monsanto Corporation, Syngenta Foundation and the Government of Norway, among others, in what is called the ‘doomsday seed bank.’ Officially the project is named the Svalbard Global Seed Vault on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen, part of the Svalbard island group.
Coup E'Etat Rumblings in Venezuela (tags)
The Bush administration aims to crush democracy in Venezuela.
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.”
Labeling Terrorists VS Self-Righteousness (tags)
If right-wing straw-women like Condoleezza Rice so willingly label Iran’s Revolutionary Guard a terrorist organization for the purpose of building a phony case for war against Iran, then it is high-time we Americans examine the little discussed question of just “who” is pulling America’s puppet strings—because such a war is not in our self-interest?
Reviewing Linda McQuaig's "It's the Crude, Dude" (tags)
War, oil, Iraq, Big Oil, global warming and more in one package.
And the Lord said: PAY YOUR TAXES....
UN Peacekeeping Paramilitarism (tags)
How UN peacekeepers are used as thuggish paramilitaries for empire.
CIA, FBI, Aussie agents operating in south — AFP (tags)
Several American and Australian intelligence agents are in Mindanao to monitor terrorist activities, military sources here claimed yesterday. "Mindanao is crawling with CIA (Central Intelligence Agency), FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and even Australian federal agents," a source told The STAR.
A Very American Coup (tags)
The office of President was not on the ballot in November. Yet it was around that time that a sitting president began to feel the power oozing out of the White House.
Feds Plan to Step Up Education Funding in South Central (tags)
The U.S. government is devising a plan to infuse much-needed additional funding into education and training programs for disadvantaged youth, a program that purportedly is designed to address the root causes behind the exclusion of some youth from these programs.
EVA GOLINGER'S NEW BOOK - BUSH VS. CHAVEZ (tags)
HOW THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION IS TRYING TO UNDERMINE HUGO CHAVEZ
The Water Question In the Occupied Lands (tags)
Israel steals the Palestinian's water then sells it back to them at 15 times the price the illegal Israeli settlers pay
The SHORTWAVE REPORT 9/1/06 ¡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. Netherlands, Cuba, China, and Russia.
Start anti-corruption drive with Bolante’ (tags)
If the government is serious in its campaign against corruption, it should start revealing details of why former agriculture undersecretary Jocelyn "Jocjoc" Bolante was taken into custody in the United States, Sen. Rodolfo Biazon said yesterday.
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.
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.
Action Alert - US Intervention in Nicaraguan Elections (tags)
For twenty-five years United States policy toward Nicaragua has been directed by two goals: working against Sandinista efforts to hold or retain power, and forcing free market ideology on the country in the form of trade agreements and harsh loan conditions from USAID, the World Bank, IMF and other institutions. This is not the policy of the people of the United States, and we need to make that clear.
Columbian and Peruvian Elections Prove Stalin Was Right (tags)
US arranged elections in Columbia and Peru
Fundamentalist Christianity Weds the Military (tags)
Fundamentalist Christianity weds the military and their offspring is ecclesiastically induced genocidal war from the command center of Fatherland Patriarchy 
Mexico Drug Bust connected to John Negroponte's Dept.Homeland Security,9/11 (tags)
The DC-9 busted in Ciudad Del Carmen,Campeche, Mexico on April 11 by the Mexican army is clearly connected to Republican business owners,the Titan Corp of San Diego,and penny stock fraud.It is also connected to Huffmann Aviation of Venice, Florida that played a role in 9/11. And Howard Dean used it in his 2004 presidential campaign !
U.S. Meddling in Peruvian Presidential Race? (tags)
U.S. Meddling in Peruvian Presidential Race? by Jeremy Bigwood March 20, 2006 Printer Friendly Version EMail Article to a Friend Something smells funny about the recent denunciation of maverick Peruvian presidential candidate Ollanta Humala for alleged human rights violations. Before the accusations, Humala was riding high as the leading candidate in Peru's presidential elections. Investigations illustrate that Humala's accusers are subsidized by the US Government funded Agency for International Development (USAID) and the National Endowment for Democracy (NED). Washington may be interfering in this election to protect its own interests.
CLOSING HAITI'S "OPEN VEINS" - RENE PREVAL'S IMPOSSIBLE MISSION (tags)
Exposing the lies and deception in the corporate media
Report: CIA Financing Fatah election campaign (tags)
The United States supports democracy? Perhaps, but only the party that it likes in Palestine. http://www.palestine-info.co.uk/am/publish/article_16553.shtml
VENEZUELA'S BOLIVARIAN REVOLUTION - ITS PROMISE AND PERILS (tags)
A review of the Bolivarian Revolution achievements and the threat to Hugo Chavez from the U.S.
Haiti: AFL-CIO and the Batay Ouvriye (tags)
For many activists, academics, and labor historians in the 1980’s the AFL-CIO became referred to as the AFL-CIA. Founded in 1961 the American Institute for Free Labor Development (AIFLD) was the AFL-CIO’s foreign organizing wing for Latin America and the Caribbean. Along with its counterparts in Africa, Asia, and Europe, AIFLD was used to undermine leftist trade movements, support dictators such as the Duvalier’s and back military coups in Chile and Brazil.
Bush's unwelcome gift to NATO: Afghanistan (tags)
Economically, most Afghans see neither an improvement in their personal lot, or view the rebuilding of their country happening at an acceptable pace.
A Mom's FYI: Reality Bites (tags)
Help Protect Your Journalists at an Hour of Moral Crisis (tags)
"This is an hour of moral crisis from Bolivia to the Border. Our journalists – your journalists – at Narco News are in the line of fire. Yet they are there, at the front, with smiles on their faces and a passion for reporting the truth in their hearts. I know you agree, as we do, with the philosopher Dante Alighieri when he wrote: “The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who in times of great moral crises maintain their neutrality.” Today I plead with you to not be neutral at this hour when authentic democracy and Authentic Journalism in Latin America are flexing their muscles at the very moment when the powers long accustomed to imposing their will on our América are losing their grip: No one is more dangerous than a tyrant when he realizes that the jig is up. And that makes this very hopeful moment also a precarious one."
Depopulation of a Planet (tags)
Republican White House Sex Scandal (tags)
News of a sex scandal during the Reagan and Bush years hits the fan.
The Other Tsunami: Man-Made Catastrophes (tags)
Victims of a mammoth natural disaster are worthy victims while victims of man-made imperial catastrophes are unworthy.. The massive assistance for the tsunami victims ovvered by common people is a spectacular reemergence of public spirit.
The Case Against Administrator Natsios (tags)
In April of 2003, President Bush's appointee to the Agency for International Development appeared on Nightline and unequivocally claimed reconstruction in Iraq would only cost American taxpayers $1.7 Billion dollars. Damn lies, all of them. Six months later the transcript disappeared from USAID.gov. Good thing I saved it.
Tug of War (tags)
Some view the election of George W. Bush as providing him with a mandate to pursue his reactionary policies at home and abroad.
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
Are you ready for the Government Domestic Detention Camps? (tags)
This was just recently posted at TBRNews.org and it clearly details WHAT our so-called "government" has in store of a select few of we citizens. I've posted it in it's entire length, and while it will take a while to read, it is well worth the effort to become DULY INFORMED. It is so comprehensive that I doubt even serious trolls/debunkers will try to refute it, but nonetheless, let the trolls begin their debunking....
Unfounded Assumptions, Elections and Propaganda (tags)
One facet of corporate propaganda is the utilization of unfounded assumptions in an attempt to justify wars or other projects of the rich and powerful. Also, so-called free elections can be used to facilitate the corporate takeover and privatization of the economies of certain countries.
Aids & the Weaponized Anthrax Mailings - Common Origins (tags)
Aids and the weaponized AMES strain anthrax mailings of 2001 are both creations of scientists at SAiC-USARMIID, Ft. Detrick. BioPort, Bayer and VaxGen manufacure anthrax "vaccine" - what we've seen this far is contaminated and ineffective against the Ames strain - and each has a roots in Nazi Germany and have their own histories of illicit human experimentation.
Shadow Government Code Names (tags)
Shadow government code names used by CIA, NSA, black ops crowd cut outs, fronts, narco-military spooks, proprietaries, mob connected companies....
Over 800 US fatalities in Iraq so far (tags)
The total US fatalities just passed the 800 mark today. The total for the whole coalition is over 900. For the month of May, there has been an average of 2.78 coalition fatalities per day. The average since the war began is 2.11 per day.
Israel & Occupied Territories: US Country Reports on Human Rights Practice (tags)
We can assume this is why Israel did not wish to make an appearance at the Hague but sent instead a bus. All of these offenses needed to be discussed but Israel refused to show up and be present. The US continues to reward such behavior with American Tax Dollar$.
CoupsRUS: Haiti and Venezuela (tags)
An argument that the CIA is involved in both Haiti and Venezuela and the techniques they use to overthrow governments.
Is Libertarian candidate Gary Nolan a Neocon? (tags)
Free the Eagle helped rally members of Congress behind Lt Colonel Oliver North and the Contra cause and lent office space and public relations advice to anti-Communist freedom-fighter movements in Mozambique and Angola ... and Gary Nolan is a board member.
Iraqi sovereignty - outsourced to North Carolina (tags)
Naomi Klein: "....The appetite for democracy among Iraqis keeps racing ahead of the plodding plans for "capacity building" [Research Triangle Institute] drew up before the invasion. In November the Washington Post reported that when RTI arrived in the province of Taji, armed with flowcharts and ready to set up local councils, it discovered that "the Iraqi people formed their own representative councils in this region months ago, and many of those were elected, not selected, as the occupation is proposing." The Post quoted one man telling a RTI contractor, "We feel we are going backwards"....
Current U.S. Intervention in the Philippines* (tags)
Over the past century, the U.S. has been the leading interventionist power in the world often victimizing small independent countries and national liberation movements and using the military as its chief instrument. In many cases, U.S. interventionism leads to wars of aggression. Other methods used are: political and diplomatic pressures; economic pressures and trade sanctions; covert operations; media manipulation; and others.
Israel Destroys US-Built Water Wells In Gaza (tags)
Spokesmen at the American embassy were careful not to criticise the Israeli army. But according to reports in the Israeli press yesterday, they were less diplomatic behind the scenes. The newspaper Ma'ariv reported that the US had threatened to stop all reconstruction work unless the Israeli army promised not to demolish anything built by the Americans. (We couldn't have that. Criticizing War Crimes of Israel would be "anti-semitic" - or so the apologists for Israeli War Crimes would claim.)
Bush Got $500,000 From Companies (tags)
Wesley Clark: Stalking-Horse for Bush Junior (tags)
It is this obviousness with Bush’s stalking-horse Clark that offends even the weakest minds. The obviousness that the vast majority of all the people, all the time, never even see at all. Lincoln was wrong!
Retired General Wesley Clark: Stalking-Horse for Bush Junior and The Grey Men (tags)
Should Wesley Clark win the primary nomination for president for the Democratic party, America loses and Bush wins; or Clark wins the general election and America loses. America loses and Empire the only winner.
Iraq Isn't Working (tags)
When ex-Iraqi soldiers demonstrated outside Bremer's office at the former Presidential Palace, US troops shot two of them dead. When Falujah residents staged a protest as long ago as April, the American military shot 16 dead. Another 11 were later gunned down in Mosul. During two demonstrations against the presence of US troops near the shrine of Imam Hussein at Karbala last weekend, US soldiers shot dead another three. "What a wonderful thing it is to speak your own minds," Lt-Gen Sanchez said of the demonstrations in Iraq last week. Maybe he was exhibiting a black sense of humour.
Rage. Mistrust. Hatred. Fear. Uncle Sam's enemies within (tags)
A few things have happened recently that show just how powerful -- and, perhaps, unstoppable -- is the march of the right-wing machine in the US. This month the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), a right-wing think tank umbilically tied to the Bush administration, declared open warfare on non-governmental organisations (NGOs) deemed too left-wing and set up an organisation called NGOWatch to monitor these liberal pressure groups.
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.
Carving Up The New Iraq (tags)
Carving Up The New Iraq By Neil Mackay The Sunday Herald Tuesday 15 April 2003
Lies spinning to fascism (tags)
As the bush cabal hurtles America towards fascism, war is about to be declared on the 'enemy within'...
Why come to Sacramento? (tags)
A major grassroots mobilization and convergence is planned in Sacramento from June 20-25. This is an opportunity for people to say no to a genetically engineered future, and to voice instead a living world vision, rooted in social justice and ecological sanity. It is also a chance to stand in solidarity with the people's movements and hundreds of peasant farmers groups from around the world that have called on social movements in the US to denounce and protest this meeting.
Corporate corruption and the Bush Administration (tags)
How to Find Work in Iraq (tags)
Since compiling our initial list of reconstruction contracts in Iraq, we have received inquiries on how to find information on job and business opportunities in Iraq. A common complaint is how difficult it is to find out where to start. Unfortunately, the US Govt has not made it as simple as they could have by posting all of the relevant information on one web site. Those unfamilliar with government contracts are placed at a disadvantage as a result.
Wars yet to come - a fascinating Story (tags)
These two paragraphs from the full article are intro enough. The myth of easy American victory will be used in the worst possible ways for years to come and you'll need this for future reference and discussion.
The War Is Not Over Until The U.S. Leaves Iraq (tags)
The U.S. and Britain have declared victory in their war against Iraq and a despicable imperialist occupation is underway. A U.S.-occupied Iraq can never be a "liberated" Iraq. The Iraqi people can only be free to forge their own future when the U.S. and all foreign invaders get out of their country
So he thinks it’s all over... (tags)
George Bush has announced the end of the war. But try telling that to the Shias and the Badr Brigade, says Robert Fisk
After The Airstrikes...Just Silence (tags)
There are no official estimates of how many Afghan civilians have been killed by U.S. bombs. A survey published last year by the human rights group Global Exchange estimated the number at more than 800.
Bechtel wins oil contracts (tags)
Last month, multi-billionaire Riley Bechtel was sworn in as a member of President Bush's Export Council to advise the government on how to create markets for American companies overseas. It was hardly a surprise to the 104th wealthiest man in world, whose family had amassed its fortune in mega-construction projects around the globe was tapped to advise the Bush administration on trade.
Rebuilding Iraq: Political Contributions of Corporate Winners (tags)
It's not what you know...it's who you know! That old adage couldn't be more true, as contractors jockey for position for the US. Government's "Corporate Dash For Cash" being held in Washington . Not coincidentally, many of these contractors just happened to contribute rather generously to the Bush Presidential campaign. Open Secrets has all the juicy details on their web site:
Foreign aid, foreign disaster (tags)
Be it bilateral or multilateral, dispensed directly from a government or through an international lending agency, foreign aid embodies all the failures and tragedies that have come to typify our government-run domestic poverty schemes.
Iraq "war" to last "3-5 years" (tags)
It ain't over yet, and even when it ends, it still won't be over ( see http://newamericancentury.org )
Bechtel corruption info. (tags)
Bechtel Corporation Info. -- Employees: 47,000 -- Current projects: 900 -- Countries: 60 -- Ownership: Bechtel family -- Founded: 1898 -- Major projects: BART, Boston's Big Dig, Hoover Dam and the Channel Tunnel rail link between Britain and France. -- Revenues: $13.4 billion (2001)
Digging out Iraq (tags)
Contracts for reconstruction in Iraq are primarily being handled by the USAID. The US Agency for International Development is headed by Andrew Nastios.
U.S. corporations set to profit off Iraq (tags)
The Bush administration’s attempt to fashion for itself the sole role of ruler and victor in post-war Iraq is meeting growing domestic and international opposition.
HOLOCAUST 2003 - The ONLY Solution is The Final Solution
The Pay Offs Begin (tags)
As the Bush Crime family ramps up to take maximum advantage of this profit making opportunity massive contracts, no bid, are awarded to Dickie Chainey's oild company.
Police attack injures protesters, workers (tags)
OAKLAND, Calif. – Outraged witnesses and community leaders used words like “preemptive,” “premeditated,” and “brutal” during an emotionally charged meeting of the Oakland City Council to describe the Oakland Police Department’s attack on anti-war demonstrators and longshore workers near the gate of the Stevedoring Services of America dock on Monday, April 7.
Seattle Based Company Gets In On Rape Of Iraq (tags)
Stevedoring Services of America contact info: E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, (800) 422-3505 Toll Free, (206) 623-0304 Phone, (206) 623-0179 (Fax). Ed DeNike, Chief Operating Officer: (206) 623.0304
Civilian Interment? (tags)
The land of the free, home of the brave...and uneducated...perhaps
UK Minister Clare Short Threatens to Resign Over Iraq War (tags)
BREAKING NEWS! Labour Party Secretary for Internat'l Dev'ment Clare Short has publicly threatened to resign over Blair's "extraordinarily reckless" stance on Iraq
Brits continue military aid to King of Nepal (tags)
Britain provided 6.7 million sterling pound for the current British fiscal year reinforcing Nepal's development, military and police capacity.
RENT-A-SPY, INC. (tags)
American corporation USDS involved in foreign and domestic espionage
World Bank handwashing initiative: Selling soap or saving lives? (tags)
The World Bank's Handwashing Initiative is based on the conviction that the simple practice of washing hands with soap could reduce deaths from diarrhoea by half. But its intentions are being questioned in Kerala, where people say they need safe drinking water, not multinational soap
Fereydoun Hoveyda Speaks His Heart and Mind on the Issues (tags)
From his secluded home in rural Virginia, former Iranian Ambassador to the United Nations, Fereydoun Hoveyda, speaks to Global News Net for three hours on issues of both heart and mind.
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.
THE INDEPENDENT: UN Demands Pause in Bombing to Let Aid Reach Starving Afghans (tags)
Mary Robinson, the United Nations commissioner for human rights, called on Friday for a halt to Allied air strikes to allow aid to reach up to two million "desperate" civilians trapped in Afghanistan.