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Beyond Development: Alternative Visions from Latin America, 198 pp (tags)
"Pope Francis thinks politically" (tags)
"We are a society that has forgotten to cry and to sympathize. The globalization of indifference robs us of the ability to cry." Full of wisdom, the new pope says: "The greatness of a society is measured by how it treats the neediest." Modern society is barbaric, bloodless and cruel.
Snowden and Latin America Expose Washington (tags)
One of America’s genuine heroes, Major General Smedley D Butler revealed in his memoirs the true, abhorrent nature of Washington’s foreign policy. Butler had led countless military operations in Central America and the Caribbean as a US Marines Corp commander in the era of «gunboat diplomacy» during the early 1900s. Years after his retirement, he spoke out candidly and ruefully of his highly decorated military service in a book entitled War is a Racket. Here is how Butler characterized with unsparing words his service for country in 1935, five years before his death:
State Funerals, Amnesia and Anarchism (tags)
°Response to the statement of FAU on the death of Chavez. Editor Collective EL LIBERTARIO (Venezuela). Originally published -in Spanish- in TIERRA Y LIBERTAD, Madrid, May 2013, # 298, p. 3-6. Internet -> http://periodicoellibertario.blogspot.com/2013/05/funerales-de-estado-amnesia-y-anarquismo.html. *** In memory of our beloved comrade Rafael Sposito (a.k.a.) "Daniel Barrett"
Mid-April Venezuelan Presidential Elections Scheduled (tags)
CELAC: A Washington-Controlled OAS Alternative (tags)
Dancing With Dynamite --An interview with Ben Dangl (tags)
Video-interviewed by Angola 3 News this week while touring the SF Bay Area with his new book Dancing With Dynamite (AK Press), author Benjamin Dangl argues that “because South American social movements have been so successful in the past decade, I think it is important to learn and understand what’s been successful and to apply those strategies and tactics here, where we are facing very similar challenges.”
Ecuador, Venezuela: Danger South of the Borde (tags)
"The reason there is a bizarre attempt to pretend that this coup attempt never happened, is to hope that people won’t ask who might have benefited from such an action. A quick examination of the actions of President Correa sheds considerable light on that. In 2006, working with President Hugo Chávez of Venezuela, Correa moved to increase state control over oil production in the country. In 2008, he announced that Ecuador would not pay several billions of its more than $10 billion foreign debt, calling it “illegitimate.” In 2009, he refused to renew the lease of the U.S. military airbase in Manta, saying that “the only way the US could keep their military base in Ecuador, is if Ecuador were allowed to have one of its own in Florida.” In 2009, he officially brought Ecuador into ALBA – the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas led by Venezuela, Cuba and Bolivia. When a country increases state control, challenges illegitimate foreign debt, pushes the U.S. military out of the country and joins a regional alliance with Venezuela, Bolivia and Cuba – it is clear that the forces that would benefit from a coup would be: a) corporate interests inside Ecuador; b) International Financial Institutions; and c) the United States and its allies. There is another reason why the right-wing, corporate elite and the imperialist countries might have an incentive to minimize what happened September 30. There is now a shamefully long list of recent coup attempts in Latin America and the Caribbean – four of them against members of ALBA."
SOA Watch Call to Action (tags)
A Call to Action for the SOA Watch November vigil in Fort Benning, Georgia.
November Vigil 2010 - Converge on Fort Benning, Georgia (tags)
November 18-21, 2010: Close the SOA and take a stand for justice in the Americas.
Permanent Aggression, War on the horizon in Latin America (tags)
"A military conflict is not initiated from one day to the next. It’s a process that involves first influencing public perception and opinion – demonizing the target leader or government in order to justify aggression. Subsequently, armed forces are strategically deployed in the region in order to guarantee an effective military action. Tactics, such as subversion and counterinsurgency, are utilized in order to debilitate and destabilize the target nation from within, increasing its vulnerability and weakening its defenses. This plan has been active against Venezuela for several years. The consolidation of regional unity and Latin American integration threatens US possibilities of regaining domination and control in the hemisphere. And the advances of the Bolivarian Revolution have impeded its “self-destruction”, provoked by internal subversion funded and directed by US agencies. However, the Empire will not cease its attempts to achieve its final objective, and a potential military conflict in the region remains on the horizon." "The time to defend Venezuela is now. The empire is preparing to destroy this beacon of hope. Certain nations have the potential to lead the world away from destruction. Venezuela with it’s progressive leadership, a well mobilized working class, and other “conscious” sectors, in addition to abundant natural wealth which includes oil, can any one doubt what U.S. planners are preparing? No serious person who wishes to help preserve our world can deny her need to take this stand and become involved in this work. You out there who were involved in the Central American solidarity actions are called upon again now. Your efforts then in the face of the empire helped make this day possible. We did not save the world then. We helped keep it alive. We should rejoin the effort now. How beautiful the outcome may be this time."
Abandoning Capitalism (tags)
The sociologist Dr. Atilio Boron, professor of political theory at the University of Buenos Aires, is an internationally known radical political author. UNESCO awarded him the “International Jose Marti prize” on July 17, 2009
Elections in Honduras: Whitewashing a Path to a Past of Horrors (tags)
"Except that it’s probably the beginning of a story. One that we thought had been left to rest in Latin America years and years ago. One of fear and repression and deaths and disappearances. We know the litany all too well, and we remember the names of its thousands of victims each November. This year we had to add too many new names from Honduras. And, if our government chooses to recognize these elections, this massive whitewash, I fear that many more names will be read from the stage in front of Ft. Benning next year. And perhaps not just from Honduras."
THERE IS A DECEPTION FLAVOR WITH FOREIGN POLICY OF OBAMA ... (tags)
The foreign policy of Obama for Latin America is inexistent or ineffective.
BTL:Obama Breaks with Latin America on Overturning Honduran Coup (tags)
BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine
25th Latin America Encuentro-Empire v. Democracy (tags)
25th Latin America Encuentro EMPIRE vs. DEMOCRACY: From Guatemala to Honduras
Sponsored by Unitarian Universalist Committee-Southern California Unit and MIA, Mujeres Iniciando en las Américas 10/17/2009 at 1:00 PM at the Unitarian Church of Long Beach
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."
THE NEW LATIN AMERICA FOR NOAM CHOMSKY (tags)
Interview of Noam Chomsky
Blase Bonpane Denounces U.S. Support of Honduran Coup (tags)
Blase Bonpane, who's been fighing the good fight against U.S. militarism and imperialism for over 40 years, spoke at the First Unitarian-Universalist Church in San Diego September 8 and said the recent coup in Honduras couldn't have happened without the approval of the U.S. government and corporations. He reviewed America's long history of direct intervention in Latin America in general and Honduras in particular, and said the U.S. backed the Honduran coup now as an attack on the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA), organized by Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez as a network of Latin American countries with Leftist governments who want to be out from under the thumb of oligarchs, corporate elites, international bankers and local militaries trained at the infamous School of the Americas in Fort Benning, Georgia.
Global Depression and Regional Wars (tags)
economic hard times and wars
Too Cute by Half on Honduras, Mr. President (tags)
" I don’t worry or weep for Latin America or Honduras. The people united will never be defeated, and our authentic journalists, myself included, will be there alongside them reporting their every step in community organizing and civil resistance to win back what basic democratic principles establish is rightfully theirs. It really doesn't matter how much money or oxygen Washington gives to the Honduras coup regime: that baby is going down, and will go down hard, at the hands of an organized people."
Why The U.S. Government Hates Venezuela (tags)
The propaganda wheels are turning fast. The barrage of anti-Venezuela misinformation that began while Bush was in office has intensified in recent months. Not a week goes by without the U.S. mainstream media running at least one story about the “dictatorial” Venezuelan government. Historically, the U.S. government’s foreign policy “coincidentally” matches the opinion of the media and vice versa.
Isolated and discredited 2 - the US in Latin America (tags)
"But no matter how hard they try on the masks of agreeableness, their arrogance, hubris and infatuation with US military power seep out all over the place. Barack Obama's aspiration to reclaim US leadership in Latin America means not just maintaining US military presence in the region but boosting it. For example, in Colombia the US is currently negotiating not one but five extra military bases. " How many more coups if we allow this one to go forward?
The Significance of Washington's Coup Attempt in Honduras (tags)
There should be no doubt about the U.S. decisive role behind the now-crumbling military coup in Honduras. As commander in chief of the U.S. armed forces, the blame for this intervention lies solely on President Obama. The White House, however, would like you to believe that they attempted to convince the Honduran military not to intervene. Rubbish.
Appalachia and Colombia: The People Behind the Coal --an interview with Aviva Chomsky (tags)
Aviva Chomsky is a professor of history and Latin American Studies at Salem State College in Massachusetts, and is a founder of the North Shore Colombia Solidarity Committee, which has been working since 2002 with Colombian labor and popular movements, especially those affected by the foreign-owned mining sector. She just returned from a Witness for Peace delegation (May 28 – June 6) that traveled to two regions devastated by coal mining: the state of Kentucky and to northern Colombia.
Obama's Real Plan in Latin America (tags)
At first glance Obama seems to have softened U.S. policy toward Latin America, especially when compared to his predecessor. There has been no shortage of editorials praising Obama’s conciliatory approach while comparing it to FDR’s ”Good Neighbor” Latin American policy. It’s important to remember, however, that FDR’s vision of being neighborly meant that the U.S. would merely stop direct military interventions in Latin America, while reserving the right to create and prop up dictators, arm and train unpopular regional militaries, promote economic dominance through free trade and bank loans, conspire with right-wing groups, etc…
Guatemala and other central American countries becoming more violent than Mexico (tags)
Two armed U.S. DEA helicopters intercepted and fired on a smugglers operating from a light aircraft in far eastern Honduras, causing the aircraft to crash killing the lone pilot
AJLPP HAILS CHAVEZ VICTORY (tags)
The AJLPP learned from media sources that Venezuelan voters gave President Hugo Chavez a resounding victory Sunday on a constitutional amendment that will allow him to run for reelection indefinitely.With 94% of votes counted, the National Electoral Commission said "yes" votes outnumbered "no" by nearly 1 million, 54.3% to 45.7%.The AJLPP hailed Chavez victory as a victory for the people of Latin America and all countries that want to be independent and self-determined.
Understanding the origin of public insecurity (tags)
* Article originally published in spanish language in El Libertario, Venezuela, # 54, September-October 2008, that analyzes and goes over the problem of criminal violence through its social impact on contemporary Venezuela.
Solidarity with Puerto Rico and Grand Jury Resistance (tags)
Statement by the Latin America Solidarity Coalition in solidarity with the Puerto Rican people's struggle for independence and against the use of the Grand Jury process as a weapon of repression.
Ameripol: a Latin America Regional Police Force, is Being Formed (tags)
U.S Presidential Campaign and Policy Towards Cuba nd Venezuela (tags)
solidarity with the Cuban and Venezuelan revolutions
G4 process is undemocratic, No WTO deal in Potsdam! (tags)
Trade ministers of the G4 countries (the European Union, the United States, Brazil and India) are meeting in Potsdam, Germany, this week try to stitch together a trade deal to which each of them could agree.
Venezuela's Withdrawal from the IMF and the World Bank (tags)
With their emancipation from the Bretton Woods institutions, the states of Latin America now try to lessen their dependence. A Bank of the South could assume the role of structural creditor in the future.
Close the SOA! This weekend: Converge on Fort Benning, GA (tags)
Nov. 17-19 Vigil and non-violent direct action to close the SOA (WHINSEC).
U.S. seeks better ties by aiding militaries (tags)
Who is the world worste terrorist??? From articles like this it is clear that the American government is!
Argentina:Social Movements and Alternative Media (tags)
Join Marie Trigona at the East Side Cafe for a look at alternative media in Latin America, Argentina’s occupied factory movement and the challenges posed by current “progressive” governments in Latin America.
Bashing Chavez at The Times: How Dare He Do Good With Oil Revenues! (tags)
The nation’s leading newspaper calls Chavez a threat to the U.S. for using Venezuela’s new oil wealth to aid development and help the poor in Latin America.
The Bolivarian Revolution: A Movement of Hope and Threat (tags)
A long essay, split up into three parts, delving into the Bolivarian Revolution of Hugo Chavez, offering a fresh perspective on Latin American history and an analysis of the Revolution transforming Venezuela and the region. Print this one out and enjoy while sitting on your favorite couch or chair. This is a refreshing, well written essay worthy of some time.
One Million Strong - Bolivarian Revolution (tags)
Venezuela to build an army of one million men and women.
Women’s Rights in Latin America and the Caribbean (tags)
In every country in Latin America and the Caribbean, women suffer acute discrimination. Often, the discrimination women face is related to social prejudices regarding appropriate patterns of conduct for men and women.
Dr. Michelle Bachelet Victor in Chilean Election.. (tags)
A look at Sundays Chilean Presidential election, its outcome and implication. The winner's personal history and the implications of Latin America's ongoing move to the Left.
BTL:Evo Morales' Election as Bolivia's President Stengthens... (tags)
...Progressive Political Movements Sweeping South America ~ Interview with Jeff Vogt, senior associate for rights and development, with the Washington Office on Latin America, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
The Monroe Doctrine, U.S. Imperialism and Venezuela (tags)
Venezuela Solidarity Day (tags)
Privatization and the World Trade Organization (tags)
Competence, efficiency and user-friendliness are in no way "natural" domains of private service providers.. Why should private investors be interested in maintaining the long-term infrastructure?
Dominican President Rejects Intervention on its Border (tags)
Dominican President Rejects Intervention on its Border
Got It Wrong AGAIN on Cuba Travel (tags)
For those interested in International policies and in Cuba.The vote is in, another reason to support IFCO/Pastors for Peace this July 12th HELP US end the the maddness.!
Condoleezza Rice Insists on Interference Positions in Latin America (tags)
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice insists on interference and interventionist policies of the George W. Bush administration in Latin America
Pope a War Criminal and Hypocrite for Bush (tags)
The torment of the Pope - or else a grand act of hypocrisy - can be seen in the pope's focus on the Culture of Death: Modernity. He opposed birth control, abortion, homosexuality and women in the church because he (Unlike anyone we know of on the left or right) understood that these were band-aids
Venezuela: The Revolution Will Be Televised! (tags)
The Torturers of Iraq (tags)
Fascist mass murderers and torturers that participated in the "dirty" wars against leftists in Latin America are being contracted by Blackwater to apply their disgusting techniques on the Iraqi people. The scum of the Earth are coming to Iraq!
Theses on revolution and counterrevolution in Venezuela-Part 2 (tags)
solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution
The Targets are Venezuela and Cuba-New Intrigues of US Imperialism (tags)
Dangers Hang Over Latin America and the World (tags)
Elections or Resistance: Bolivar y Resistencia (tags)
US has military programs, bases or spies in every country in Latin America Only Cuba and Venezuela restrict US official activities. We want this entire military-espionage regime out! We won’t pay you anymore debt peonage and we take back all of our resources, our industries and our power
March 30: Spring Mobilization and Lobby Day to Close the SOA in Washington, DC (tags)
March 27-30, 2004: SOA Watch Spring Mobilization and Lobby Day Come to Washington, DC on March 30, 2004 and tell Congress to “Shut Down the SOA! – No More Murder in Our Name and with Our Tax Money!"
The imperial counter offensive: contradictions, challenges and opportunities. (tags)
A victory or prolonged war by the guerrillas in Colombia will provide breathing room for the rest of the left. Thus it is essential that maximum support and solidarity be extended to the Colombian struggle. Internationalism is not only the solidarity network against the new imperial military offensive, in general, but in support of the Colombian peasants and workers organized in their "Peoples Army."
Justice on the Streets: Bolivia (tags)
Experience has taught them that governments give them little that the people have not wrested by force.
Present situation in Latin America (tags)
The present situation promises to be a period of growing social and political polarization in Brazil, Ecuador, Peru and Argentina. Before the end of 2003 we are likely to see a new alignment of political and social forces from below and perhaps some "regime changes" from above or from below.
Southeast Uprising! (tags)
Halt US Intervention in Latin America, get in the streets in the South this Fall!
USA Bad Boys: Blackmail and US Intervention in latin America (tags)
US addictions haunt and terrorize world: OIL, WEAPONS, DRUGS. US BAD BOYS and friends in Latin America held power for decades. Now they are run out of town by Hugo Chavez, people of Bolivia and New Ideas. Guns and Money aren’t enough anymore–Hope lives –Struggle Consumes…
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.
Latin America Solidarity March April 10-15 (tags)
Latin America Solidairty Protests in April in DC! Help Organize!
BTL:Opposition to Washington's Neoliberal Free Trade Policies Bolstered by... (tags)
...Key Electoral Victories Across Latin America. Interview with Antonia Juhasz, program directdor with the International Forum on Globalization, conducted by Between The Lines' Scott Harris
10,000 demand: Close U.S. terror school (tags)
Over 10,000 people from far and wide gathered at the gates of Ft. Benning, Ga., Nov. 17 to demand closure of the School of the Americas (SOA), better known as the “School of Assassins,” where many death squad officers from Latin America have been trained.
YOU MUST READ THIS! Colombia and the New Latin America (tags)
The triumph of Lula in Brazil and leftists in South America marks a new era. The vast machinery of lies and broken promises - of the US, FTAA and the corporate media - lies in ruin.
(Updated) Thousands to Expose Double Standard in War on Terrorism (tags)
Massive Convergence at Ft. Benning, Georgia, November 15-17 to Close the School of the Americas; ACLU and SOA Watch Go to Court TODAY to Challenge Plan to Search Every Participant
ACLU & SOA Watch Challenge in Court Plan to Search Protest Participants (tags)
Thousands Expected to Arrive in Columbus, GA This Weekend to Expose Double Standard in the War on Terrorism
Thousands to Expose Double Standard in War on Terrorism (tags)
Massive Convergence at Ft. Benning, Georgia, November 15-17 to Close the School of the Americas
Australians protest against US exploitation of Latin America (tags)
US policies towards Latin America have caused an increase in hunger, unemployment, illness and infant mortality, Australian solidarity organisations say.
Thousands to Expose Double Standard in War on Terrorism (tags)
Massive Convergence at Ft. Benning, Georgia, November 15-17 to Close the School of the Americas
the war against chavez (tags)
some thoughts of the hudson institute
COLOMBIA IS LIKE VIETNAM (tags)
Many years passed before the great majority took notice that the revolutionaries of Vietnam fought for all humanity. One day something similar will happen with the FARC. The real enemy is the same. In another context, the women and men of the guerrilla movement of comandante Manuel Marulanda find themselves involved in a struggle that transcends the tragic Colombian scene. Resisting, they fight also for humanity.
U.S. Offensive in Latin America: Coups, Retreats, and Radicalization (tags)
The most powerful and organized challenge to the satellite building project of the empire is in Colombia.
S29LA sound truck downtown (tags)
No justice no peace!
Colombia Action Network (CAN) Events (tags)
[Colombia Action Network (CAN) Events] International Encounter in Soldarity Thu, 14 Jun 2001 15:18:44 -0600