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The Shortwave Report 02/05/16 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. China Radio International, NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radio.

Federal agents being accused of gross misconduct & assassinations (tags)

The Justice Department report unearthed many incidents where government agencies did not properly report incidents of sexual misconduct, many of which happened in the company of prostitutes.

February 2015 Honduras coup update (tags)

Another February in Honduras: two killings of journalists, more persecution, evictions, threats... and the militarisation with something like Plan Colombia that may soon be funded by the US congress, and more

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?

Wikileaks Scandal Hits paraguayan president Fernando Lugo (tags)

Wikileaks scandal explodes in Paraguay: president Lugo is an U.S. and USAID agent

Political Killings in Colombia (tags)

shocking crimes committed with impunity

Fernando Lugo: El gobierno de Obama ya tiene cura (tags)

¿Quién puede confiar en un cura con hijos?

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

Worse than Bush

CUBANUESTRA. LA KAKISTOCRACIA DE FERNANDO LUGO (tags)

CUBANUESTRA. LA KAKISTOCRACIA DE FERNANDO LUGO

BTL:New U.S. Military Bases in Colombia Will Increase Regional Tensions (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

CUBANUESTRA. Fernando Lugo y la Telaraña Imperial (tags)

CUBANUESTRA. Fernando Lugo y la Telaraña Imperial

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 - Part II (tags)

continued imperial plunder

Cracks in the Honduran Coup Regime Grow Wider (tags)

"Micheletti is in fact declaring the military a scapegoat for doing just once what Micheletti himself has ordered them to do a second and third time. He doesn’t really want Zelaya to stand trial because, first, the so-called evidence against the President is flimsy and falsified, and, second, because the regime fears that the very people of Honduras might assemble to break down any wall that might hold their elected president."

Urgent Plea from Radio Progreso (Honduras) (tags)

"All of the sudden, Gustavo Cardoza said that a policeman was pointing his weapon at him and immediately reported that other police were coming after him. Our reporter tried to run, and told them that he was a reporter for Radio Progreso. It was then that we heard his cries, and the blows that our reporter was receiving."

Urgent Plea from Radio Progreso (Honduras) (tags)

"All of the sudden, Gustavo Cardoza said that a policeman was pointing his weapon at him and immediately reported that other police were coming after him. Our reporter tried to run, and told them that he was a reporter for Radio Progreso. It was then that we heard his cries, and the blows that our reporter was receiving. The transmission from our reporter was abruptly suspended."

Whose the Real Hypocrite Secretary Clinton? (tags)

"In the context of President Obama’s statement last weekend that those who urge the US to take stronger action against the Honduras coup regime “think that it’s appropriate for us to suddenly act in ways that in every other context they consider inappropriate,” calling it “hypocrisy.” The revelation that Clinton and MCC have already sanctioned the elected government of Nicaragua and its private sector in ways that it so far refuses to sanction the illegal coup regime of Honduras and its private backers has revealed one important fact: That Washington has already determined that “it’s appropriate” to deny MCC funds to a country for lighter and more transient reasons than those that exist to sanction a coup regime in another. Didn’t a certain US President, last weekend, speak the word “hypocrisy” in the context of the US and the Honduras coup?"

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."

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…

¿Torturadores en el Foro Social de Belem? (tags)

El Obispo Fernando Lugo estará en el Foro Social de Belem a fines de este mes de enero de 2009, y aunque anuncia una disertación sobre la teología de la liberación, muchos desearían escuchar su opinión sobre la tortura.

"Platoon" de Oliver Stone en San Pedro (tags)

Tal Vez como homenaje a Oliver Stone, el gobierno del obispo Fernando Lugo decidió escenificar una versión libre de "Pelotón" en el departamento de San Pedro.

Million Dollar Baby (tags)

Buscando defender el "izquierdi$mo" del Pmas, grupo de choque del obispo Fernando Lugo, el diario ABC color viene publicando unas supuestos planes marxistas que tendría este conglomerado de funcionarios de ONGs que promocionó como partido político

Los escuadrones de la muerte del Obispo de los pobres (tags)

Un puñado de opulentos "piqueteros de la abundancia" en Paraguay y Argentina, personeros de Monsanto y el poderío transnacional del imperialismo en Sudamérica, han iniciado una "espontánea" campaña desestabilizadora en ambos países

Pmas. La farsa de la CIA al descubierto (tags)

¿Puede ignorar Fernando Lugo que tiene a la CIA en su gabinete, con Camilo Soares o Gloria Rubín?

Washington Planning to "Checkmate" Chavez (tags)

Washington planning to oust Chavez.

Plan Colombia Heads for Mexico (tags)

Call it NAFTA on steroids.

Colombia: El “Cóndor made in USA” acecha (tags)

Si durante la operación de masacre de Raúl Reyes y sus compañeros fueron empleadas bombas GBU-12 Paveway II u otras pudiera parecer irrelevante a estas alturas...

Narcogobierno colombiano perpetra siniestra masacre en Ecuador (tags)

En la madrugada del 1° de marzo, aviones de guerra de la Fuerza Aérea colombiana lanzaron un ataque contra un campamento de las Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) ubicado dentro de territorio ecuatoriano. El propósito: asesinar al principal portavoz de las FARC para el exterior, Raúl Reyes. Las huellas digitales del imperialismo norteamericano se ven claramente en este macabro incidente. Ante semejante crimen, la respuesta debe consistir en movilizar a los trabajadores en una lucha de clase contra el imperialismo y a sus aliados criollos. En lugar de esto, el grueso de la izquierda latinoamericana se pone a la cola de los estados burgueses de Ecuador y Venezuela, buscando presionarles para que inicien una guerra contra Colombia. No obstante las muchas diferencias políticas que tenemos con las fuerzas guerrilleras de Colombia, que luchan por una “reconciliación” con sectores de la clase dominante, los trotskistas estamos de su lado en la guerra civil contra el estado capitalista. Pero insistimos que la guerrilla no es el camino a la revolución socialista que debe ser dirigida por la clase obrera a la cabeza de las empobrecidas masas rurales y urbanas.

Bush and Uribe v. Chavez and Correa (tags)

The latest made in USA regional mischief.

South American anarchists and anti-militarists say NO to war (tags)

* The threat of armed conflict involving the governments of Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela has mobilized anarchists and anti-militarists across the continent, in words and in action, to repudiate what would be a monstrous aggression by state powers against our peoples. Below there are two documents that call for struggle against this evil.

Suramérica: anarquistas y antimilitaristas decimos NO a la guerra (tags)

* Ante la amenaza de conflicto bélico que involucra a los gobiernos de Colombia, Ecuador y Venezuela, anarquistas y antimilitaristas del continente comenzamos a movilizarnos a través de la palabra y la acción para repudiar lo que sería una monstruosa agresión del poder estatal contra nuestros pueblos. He aquí dos documentos que llaman a enfrentar semejante barbaridad.

Interview with FARC Commander Raul Reyes (tags)

Following the March 1st attack by a Colombian military operation that resulted in the death of 20 FARC forces including rebel leader Raul Reyes. Interview with slain FARC leader from July 2007.

¡LEDEZMA, BUSCA MAS ABOGADOS: TODO EL MUNDO CONSUME COCA! (tags)

En la mas reciente y ridicula iniciativa de la alicaida oposicion venezolana contra el Presidente Hugo Chavez, el lider del micropartido Alianza Bravo Pueblo (que representa menos del 1% del electorado), Antonio Ledezma, ex-militante del otrora poderoso partido socialdemocrata Accion Democratica, de donde fue expulsado por corrupcion administrativa cuando fue Alcalde de Caracas en los años 90, denunciara ante la Fiscalia General de la Republica al primer mandatario por "drogadiccion" y "apologia al consumo de drogas", solicitando incluso un examen toxicologico, en alusion a las palabras que dirigio el Presidente en su mensaje anual ante la Asamblea Nacional, en donde afirmo en cadena de radio y television que todas las mañanas tomaba te de hoja de coca o masticaba pasta de coca, y que gracias a ello se mantenia sano y fuerte.

COLOMBIA: GUERRA Y SANGRE EN LA HÚMEDA ESPESURA DE LA SELVA (Nota de PUMHA) (tags)

Parece ser que el territorio de lo que actualmente es la República de Colombia ya estaba habitado por pueblos nómades, que posteriormente se hicieron sedentarios, unos 4.000 años antes de Cristo, que mantuvieron su presencia allí, sin mayores problemas, durante varios milenios...

Film Night at Flor y Canto: March 2003-September 2005 (Part 1 of 2) (tags)

To mark the five-year anniversary of the Eagle Rock Peace Vigil, here is a list of films shown at Flor y Canto over a two-and-a-half year period. These almost-weekly screenings were an outgrowth of the Eagle Rock Vigil. (A link to the rest of this list can be found below in "comments.")

Demand Grows For bush To Reveal Details of Plan Mexico (tags)

billions to keep the price of illegal drugs up, but not one cent for the fence....

Full Spectrum Mercenaries: Blackwater Goes to Mexico (tags)

If and when private security contractor Blackwater USA and its heavily-armed operatives are forced to pull out of Iraq as the result of the September 16th rampage in downtown Baghdad when its employees massacred up to 28 Iraqis, Mexico could be a profitable option for the North Carolina-based company.

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.

‘Plan Mexico’ (tags)

The Bush administration is close to sealing a major, multiyear aid deal to combat drug cartels in Mexico that would be the biggest U.S. anti-narcotics effort abroad since a seven-year, $5 billion program in Colombia, according to U.S. lawmakers, congressional aides and Mexican authorities.

The Shortwave Report 3/30/07 ¡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.

Navigating the web of lies and hoaxes seeded against Venezuela’s Government (tags)

VHeadline en Español News Editor Jesus Nery Barrios writes: Continuing our cyber crusade, navigating the web of lies and hoaxes seeded against Venezuela’s Bolivarian Government, President Hugo Chavez and its brave people in the mainstream media, and to show readers the other side of the coin, allowing them to achieve some balance in the information they receive and to arrive at their own conclusions, we find yet another oft-reiterated topic concerning the land of Simon Bolivar, Luis Aparicio and Jacinto Convit (the Venezuelan physician who discovered a vaccine for leprosy).

Self starting protests of Calderon's theft @ Mexican consulate (tags)

Theft of the election by Calderon comes at a perfect time for the Bush regime and their money hungry NAFTA/WTO/PPP sponsoring corporations thirsting for the agua, labor, bosques and cultural lifeblood of Mexico's southern Sierra Madre mountains, petroleum reserves etc.. Let's not allow Calderon, another imperialist lapdog from Fox's PAN party, to steal the Mexican presidency! Choicepoint and other corporate voter fraud devices need to be removed from interfering with the democratic electoral processes..

Doceava 2006 Marcha por Zapata (tags)

Doceava 2006 Marcha por Zapata En el espiritu de tierra, justicia y libertad apoyo a la lucha popular! POR EL GENERAL ZAPATA

The Monroe Doctrine, U.S. Imperialism and Venezuela (tags)

Bolivarian Revolution

Report Back From the 16th World Festival of Students in Venezuela (part 1) (tags)

"[The U.S. ruling elites] have a lot to lose because Venezuela is setting an example. If the people of Venezuela are able to struggle and alleviate so much poverty and illiteracy and lack of healthcare in their country, then why can't we do it here as well?" -- Muna Coobtee, delegate, World Festival of Students, 2005

Report Back From the 16th World Festival of Students in Venezuela (part 3) (tags)

"[The U.S. ruling elites] have a lot to lose because Venezuela is setting an example. If the people of Venezuela are able to struggle and alleviate so much poverty and illiteracy and lack of healthcare in their country, then why can't we do it here as well?" -- Muna Coobtee, delegate, World Festival of Students, 2005

PEACE IN COLOMBIA National Vigil & Call-in Day (tags)

The San José de Apartadó massacre: In February, eight members of the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó were brutally killed (5 adults and 3 children); witnesses say that Colombian army troops are responsible. The Peace Community was formed when 17 towns and villages joined together in 1997 to insist that all armed groups stay out of their area. Since then, over 100 members have been killed or disappeared.

APOYA A VENEZUELA!!!!! (tags)

El gobierno venezolano ha manejado el secuestro de Rodrigo Granda sobre la hipótesis de que el Presidente Álvaro Uribe no estaba involucrado en el crimen. Razones de Estado y de alta diplomacia aconsejaron tomar esa postura Sin embargo, las recientes declaraciones del gobierno colombiano y sus mentores políticos en Washington han dejado claro que esa hipótesis de trabajo ya es obsoleta.

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 1/21/05 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A 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, Spain, Cuba, and Russia.

COLOMBIA ELECTION SURPRISE (tags)

The smaller of Colombia's two leftist guerrilla armies has decided to take part in elections, an unprecedented move for the group, the local press reported Thursday.

The Politics of Imperialism (tags)

Latin America provides a powerful reference point for the toilers of the world suffering from the imperial re-division of their countries.

Meet the Opposition (tags)

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Philippines 2003: how 300 troops mutiny unmasked "war on terror" (tags)

[As you may notice, I’ve cut this part of the article because the question of peace talks between the left party RPMP-RPA-ABB and the Government has obviously nothing to do with the gangsters of GUAC. It's better to avoid any confusion. – Felix Zorba, October 7, 2003]

Bolivarian Project in Mortal Danger (tags)

Bolivarian Project in Mortal Danger posted by jamie from zmag 16 Jun 2004 01:09 GMT ZNet | Venezuela Bolivarian Project in Mortal Danger by Hans Dieterich; venezuelanalysis.com; June 15, 2004 The legalization of the recall referendum against President Hugo Chavez—conducted by the Venezuelan right with pre-meditated fraud and recurring acts that violate the rule of law—open the doors for a possible loss of power for the Bolivarian forces. Such a loss could occur either de facto or de jure (via the institutions).

Transforming Ecuador Into Another Cambodia (tags)

Thirty-five years ago the Nixon administration launched a secret campaign of intense aerial bombing in Cambodia and in doing so plunged that country into the flaring quagmire in neighboring Vietnam. Today, the U.S. may again be pushing another small, neutral and peaceful nation into a comparable entanglement. Ecuador is now in the early stages of being a combatant in the seemingly intractable conflict engulfing its much larger and bellicose neighbor to the north, Colombia, says the liberal Washington-based think tank COHA (The Council on Hemispheric Affairs).

Clashes in oilfields kill 17 soldiers and guerrillas (tags)

15 government troops dead in fresh fighting in Colombia’s southern oil region. President Uribe seeks foreign help to beef up military muscle. US lawmakers promise more soldiers and mercenaries.

US Latin American strategy focuses on Colombia (tags)

Colombia today is more strategic to Washington's hegemonic plan in the region than ever before. It is no coincidence that the military component of the Free Trade Area of the Americas is called Plan Colombia.

March 20: Millions Demonstrate Against Occupation of Iraq (tags)

Millions of people in cities around the world hit the streets today, March 20, to protest the U.S.-led occupation of Iraq. Massive demonstrations took place in London, Brussels, Seoul, Tokyo, and thousands of other cities and towns in 45 countries. Demonstrations took place in more that 250 cities across the Untied States. Many of these demonstrations also demanded an end to the U.S./Israeli occupation of Palestine and an end to the occupation of Afghanistan.

Bush Iraq Anniversary- March 20 Protester-Terrorists (?) (tags)

The madness of GW Bush is awakening billions. Soon people everywhere will know that it is not Bush but most US people who love their system and their garages full of simple-minded polluting junk, crap, waste, crack and suffering

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

Callout to International Mobilization Against the FTAA/bFTA's for April 17 (tags)

This is a callout from the anti-FTAA campaign based in Quito, Ecuador. Recognising that bilateral free trade agreements with the United States have replaced the FTAA as the new and immediate threat for the Andean and Central American nations, we call out for an international network of solidarity to fight neoliberalist politics and mobilize on April 17 international day of peasant struggles.

Ecuador's Native Leaders Under Attack (tags)

Indigenous federation calls state of emergency after leader nearly assassinated and calls for international watch on Ecuador

Empire strikes out (tags)

First publicated on the trotskyist review Marxism Alive 6

Reflections on 2003: Ideologues and prophets, left and right (tags)

2003 was not a year of Historic Victories or Historic Defeats; it was a year of constantly shifting relations of power between imperialism and popular resistance movements.

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."

What To Do THIS Weekend (tags)

Only 4 days until the 3rd Green Reel Film Festival. Finally... a film fest that the masses can afford to attend!

October 4-5 Green Reel Film Festival in Hollywood (tags)

The Green Reel Film Festival 2003 - Hollywood, California - October 4 and 5 feature films • documentaries • shorts • cartoons • music videos The Green Reel Film Festival 2003 is the antidote to the constant beating of war-drums we are faced with every day in America, from our leaders and especially in our media. The Green Reel is Democracy in action: a true forum for ideas, and an opportunity for the otherwise stifled voices of progressive filmmakers from across the country and around the world to get their message across, whether regarding the environment, politics, LGBT issues, racism, and corporate power. Just a few of the many features this year are: Animated Shorts by Mark Fiore The Carlyle Connection Intimacy Afghanistan: From Ground Zero to Ground Zero Plan Colombia: Cashing In on the Drug War Failure Unprecedented: The 2000 Presidential Election Human Resources A Different World is Possible Who’s Paying the Price? ...and so much more.

Philippines: 300 troops mutiny unmasks "war on terror" (tags)

A group of 296 soldiers - 70 junior officers and 226 enlisted men of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP)- staged on July 27 a siege of the Oakwood Premier luxury hotel at the Ayala Center in Makati.

A Day Hopeful and Radiant: The Miami Call to Action (final draft) (tags)

This day is called the feast of Crispian: He that outlives this day, and comes safe home, Will stand a tip-toe when the day is named, And rouse him at the name of Crispian. She that shall live this day, and see old age, Will yearly on the vigil feast her neighbours, And say 'To-morrow is Saint Crispian:' Then will she strip her sleeve and show her scars. And say 'These wounds I had on Crispin's day.'

War on terrorism is a fraud (tags)

These are two fine articles from earlier that have been published on Independent Media Center. The first one is about the war on terrorism and the second one is about the oppressive system and what we can do together to make a real change. They interrelate. The first article lay out facts about the violent hegemony of US and the second article present concrete solutions to the situation. Please, take time to read them, print them and distribute them.

Latin America fights neolibralism (tags)

Despite the murderous repression that the Pinochet regime was known for, thousands of Chileans took to the streets in mass demonstrations. With the economy collapsing, the fascist government was forced to rehire public sector workers and reinstitute many of the laws and programs in place before the coup.

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.

ActionLA Los Angeles Peace and Social Justice Convergence (6/20-7/5) (tags)

ActionLA Peace and Social Justice Convergence June 20 - July 5 2003 Los Angeles Web: www.PJFest.net Tel: (213)413-1778 PJ Fest is the project of ActionLA Web: www.ActionLA.org 6/20 (Fri) 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM, Arts in Action: Opening Ceremony for the Peace and Social Justice Convergence in Arts in Actions, music, community dialogue!!

ActionLA Peace and Social Justice Convergence (6/20-7/5) (tags)

ActionLA Peace and Social Justice Convergence June 20 - July 5 2003 Los Angeles Web: www.PJFest.net Tel: (213)413-1778 PJ Fest is the project of ActionLA Web: www.ActionLA.org

Los Angeles ActionLA Peace and Social Justice Convergence (6/20-7/5) (tags)

ActionLA Peace and Social Justice Convergence June 20 - July 5 2003 Los Angeles Web: www.PJFest.net Tel: (213)413-1778 PJ Fest is the project of ActionLA Web: www.ActionLA.org "Take Back the World! Take Back Our Community!"

USA: Los Angeles ActionLA Peace and Social Justice Convergence (6/20-7/5) (tags)

ActionLA Peace and Social Justice Convergence June 20 - July 5 2003 Los Angeles Web: www.PJFest.net Tel: (213)413-1778 PJ Fest is the project of ActionLA Web: www.ActionLA.org Take Back the World! Take Back Our Community!

Plan Colombia: Documentary Movie: This Saturday (tags)

Come check out the documentary film at the Clarity Theatre, 100 N. Crescent Drive, Beverly Hills, CA // part of the Beverly Hills Film Festival

''Colombia: another front in broader U.S. war'' (tags)

By Matthew Riemer YellowTimes.org Columnist (United States)

Alma’s courage: Colombian journalist risks everything to tell the truth (tags)

“Death threats are not new for us. It is a way of life here. Every family in Colombia has come to terms with violence. Everyone in Colombia knows of a relative who has been tortured, disappeared, or killed – treated in the most grotesque ways.”

Doing the US's Dirty Work: The Colombian Paramilitaries and Israel (tags)

''I copied the concept of paramilitary forces from the Israelis.'' -Carlos Castano, Mi Confesion, 2002

George Bush II’s exit strategy after seizing Iraq’s oil: Seize South America’s oil. (tags)

Bush/Reich/U.S. oil companies/CIA stage coup attempt in Venezuela to oust democratically-elected President Hugo Chávez. U.S. government gains control of media outlets, trying to incite civil war in Venezuela to seize country’s oil revenues.

Top Anti-Terror Official Resigns (tags)

WASHINGTON, March 19 (UPI) -- The top National Security Council official in the war on terror resigned this week for what a NSC spokesman said were personal reasons, but intelligence sources say the move reflects concern that the looming war with Iraq is hurting the fight against terrorism.

New book: ''War in Colombia. Made in USA'' (tags)

The anti-war movement in the United States and around the world needs a clear view of the Pentagon's "Plan Colombia" and its impact on this hemisphere. Now that information is available in a book from the International Action Center: "War in Colombia--Made in U.S.A."

Como Irak, Bush II prepara invadir Sudamérica para agarrar su aceite también. (tags)

El intento de golpe de Estado de etapa de compañías de aceite /CIA de Bush y los transnacionales imperios de EEUU en Venezuela para expulsar President Hugo Chávez quién fue democráticamente eligido. El gobierno de EEUU tomó control de medios informativos, tratando de incitar guerra civil en Venezuela para agarrar las ganancias de aceite del país.

Crimes of War and Crimes of Press Media: Bolivarian Republics of Colombia & Venezuela (tags)

Billionaire corporados control world's media, cause death of democracy & millions of people. Their crimes in the Andes means people worldwide must seize the presses, crush elite, remake the world. USA cornered & vulnerable - revolution whenever we want. We onlywant the world... Why wait. US out!

Come to the Beehive Collective Presentation on Plan Colombia (tags)

COME WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH TO THE REACH CENTER IN LONG BEACH for a presentation about the connections between colonization, militarization, and resource extraction in the Andean Region of South America.

Upcomming Events at Long Beach RECH Center! (tags)

Revolutionary Empowerment and Community Help Center

BeeHive Collective Present "Plan Colombia" at Flor y Canto (tags)

BeeHive Collective Present "Plan Colombia" at Flor y Canto Friday Jan. 31st @7pm

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.

12/30: AmericasWatch - Looking Back 2002 to Look Forward 2003 (tags)

Occational News Services from PeaceNoWar.net URL: www.PeaceNoWar.net **2002 PeaceNoWar/ActionLA Suggests Holiday Reading/Film/Music Lists URL: http://www.actionla.org/ActionLA/2002list.htm

On the US arrests of Middle Eastern immigrants. (tags)

On the Mass Arrests of Middle Eastern immigrants in California The language of fascism is always cloaked in subterfuge. And it is just this sort of duplicitous language that the U.S. government is employing to describe the mass arrest -- under the dishonest pretext of 'voluntary registration' -- of hundred, perhaps thousands of Middle Eastern men, many of them Iranians, in the last week in California.

Venezuela and Colombia: Two brother peoples that are resisting (tags)

We are faced with the great challenge of becoming a country that advances toward socialism. If Simon Bolivar had to struggle against the monarchy to establish the liberal republic, we have to fight against that liberal republic to build our own model that fits our Latin American homeland's yearnings for freedom.

US Imperialism in Colombia (tags)

Colombia has always been and still is the coveted cornerstone of the US's geopolitical control over the entire Latin American region, and at whatever the cost, the US is determined to make Colombia the jewel in its imperial crown.

Plan Colombia. Special Preview Screening of Brilliant New Film on Saturday in LA (tags)

"Plan Colombia" (Read about the film below) -- from the brilliant filmmakers who made "Hidden Wars of Desert Storm" -- will be premiering in LA on Saturday Novemeber 23, 2002. These special screenings will be this Saturday Night (11-23), at 7 & 9pm, at Raleigh Studios' Chaplin Theater: 5300 Melrose in Los Angeles. Enter the grounds of Raleigh Studios on Van Ness, just south of Melrose; and ask the gatekeeper for directions to the Theater.

Colombian communists are victims of an ongoing genocide (tags)

The current situation for the surviving members of the Patriotic Union and the Communist Party in Colombia, as well as their relatives, sympathisers or friends, is one of the worst ever examples of political persecution by forces of the far right.

Colombian communists are victims of an ongoing genocide (tags)

The current situation for the surviving members of the Patriotic Union and the Communist Party in Colombia, as well as their relatives, sympathisers or friends, is one of the worst ever examples of political persecution by forces of the far right.

Colombian Narco Fascism Raises Its Ugly Head (tags)

TUNJA, Colombia -- A former drug kingpin was freed by late Thursday night after serving only half his sentence.

As US intervention grows: Colombian army lays siege to Medellín neighborhood (tags)

"We’re under fire from machine-guns," one distraught woman told the local media. "The bullets come out of the helicopters and fall onto our roofs. It is terrifying. This is like Vietnam."

Pentagon sends combat troops to Colombia (tags)

The U.S. administration has dropped any pretense of fighting a "drug war" in Colombia. Now the U.S. troops are on the battlefield fighting the Marxist insurgencies

Narco News Reports on Wellstone (tags)

"Senator Paul Wellstone Takes the Lead Against 'Plan Colombia'" - from Associated Press, December 2, 2000 Photo: Wellstone in Colombia.

Marines Ordered into Colombia. (tags)

Bush has allegedly become a zealot in his drive to eliminate terrorism worldwide, and sees the FARC in that light. Reliable sources say that to ensure that the rest of the US sees them similarly, US government operatives at work in Colombia have been responsible for many of the bombings that have been laid at the feet of the FARC in recent months.

THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF A NARCO-TERROR STATE (tags)

The most censored and ignored story of the last - and the next - five years must be: "Global Economy Caters to US Addictions." Half of the world's problems are caused by the US addictions to oil and all kinds of drugs. The illegal drug trade is the second largest sector of the global economy. Include all of the legal drugs that US citizens are addicted to and "Drugs" would be the largest sector by far.

Oct 3: Latest News From Columbia--More US Military Aids, Special Forces to Columbia (tags)

By: PeaceNoWar.net 1) More US Military Aid Released to Colombia (Center for Defense Information, USA) 2) US Forces to Train Colombia Army (Assoicated Press)

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.

New Colombian government slams door on peace (tags)

When Anne Patterson, U.S. ambassador to Colombia, called on the new government of ultra-rightist President Alvaro Uribe Velez to summon the reserves to fight against leftist guerrilla forces, Uribe’s minister of defense, Martha Lucia Ramirez, did just that on the following day.

US is financing murder of possibly millions in Cauca (Columbia) (tags)

We must help to stop the murder... please read and spread the word.. public awareness deters the evil force

White House promotes terrorism and drug trafficking in Colombia (tags)

BOGOTA, — Just as another U.S. puppet, Alvaro Uribe Velez, begins his term determined to combat Washington's fear Colombia's communist guerrillas, the Bush administration has decided to publicly announce what has been up until now secret; the use of nearly $1.7 billion in U.S. military aid directly against the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).

FTAA and Government Repression in Ecuador: an eyewitness account (tags)

Globalization is supposed to make communication easier. But when the leaders of Ecuador`s social movements tried to deliver a letter critiquing neoliberal globalization to Summit of the Presidents of S. America, they were arrested, roughed up, and their giant letter was destroyed. This highlights the need for international support for the massive protest planned at the 7th summit of the Free Trade Area of the Americas in Ecuador in October.

A SAVAGE ATTACK: MASSACRE IN DISTRICT 13, MEDELLIN (tags)

An account of what happened when units of the Colombian army, the police, DAS and the CTI, supported by helicopters, exploded over the hills of Medellin, killing nine people on May 21st.

Emergency Protest for Atenco! (tags)

July 16th, Tuesday, from 3 to 5 pm in front of the Mexican Consulate, 2401 W. 6th Street (and Park View) near MacArthur Park.

Propaganda and Plan Colombia, Perception management of the US's ''terror war'' (tags)

...In Colombia however it is a very different story where to get off your knees and stand on your feet is a risky business which all too often leads to a bullet made in the USA.

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL: US-BACKED ARMY RESPONSIBLE FOR TORTURE AND KILLINGS (tags)

In their most recent report on human rights in Colombia Amnesty International talks of "strong links between the security forces and the paramilitaries" and blames US military aid for inflaming the situation.

''COLLATERAL DAMAGE'': BORING LIES FROM THE PENTAGON (tags)

When Bush declared 2002 the "war year," he claimed that Colombia was a terrorist stronghold, thus justifying his Plan Colombia. "Collateral Damage" is propaganda that furthers U.S. designs for an escalation of this war.

Boston, May 5th: Take to the Streets! (tags)

Take to the Streets!

Bush Administration Poised to Escalate US Involvement in Colombia's Civil War (tags)

Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with investigative journalist Al Giordano, publisher of the online magazine Narco News, who takes a critical look at the Bush admin's plan for deeper involvement in Colombia's four-decade-long civil war.

Noam Chomsky on Plan Colombia (tags)

"Plan Colombia" provides an extensive analysis of U.S. economic and military interests and their role in supporting and rationalizing a "drug war" that has nothing to do with fighting drugs and everything to do with fighting resistance. This essay is reprinted from Noam Chomsky’s book 'Rogue States—The Rule of Force in World Affairs.' It is the result of Chomsky’s efforts to measure the world’s superpowers by their own professed standards and to hold them responsible for the indefensible actions they commit.

Colombia Voters Reject U.S. War (tags)

When Colombian voters went to the polls yesterday to elect a new Congress, they massively rejected the candidates of the traditional ruling two-party system of the Conservative and Liberal parties.

International Gathering of "Plan Colombia" Opponents (tags)

Support El Movimiento Bolivariano (The Bolivarian Movement) for a new and just America. Resist the imperialist onslaught and propaganda campaign against resistance. "The name of our country is America" - Simon Bolivar

International Gathering of "Plan Colombia" Opponents (tags)

Support El Movimiento Bolivariano (The Bolivarian Movement) for a new and just America. Resist the imperialist onslaught and propaganda campaign against resistance. "The name of our country is America" - Simon Bolivar

International Gathering of "Plan Colombia" Opponents (tags)

Support El Movimiento Bolivariano (The Bolivarian Movement) for a new and just America. Resist the imperialist onslaught and propaganda campaign against resistance. "The name of our country is America" - Simon Bolivar

This compares the Philipines with Colombia (tags)

Subject: Fw: [studentsnowar] Fwd: Peasant Movement Likens U.S. Intervention in Philippines to "Plan Colombia"

Latin America united or subjugated (tags)

...The unity of the Latin American peoples today under the Bolivarian banner will continue to rise-not only in opposition to Plan Colombia, but also for their second and final independence...

Columbia gets fleet of U.S. Black Hawk Helicopters (tags)

The United States is pouring more than $1 billion in military aid into Columbia... the biggest U.S. military buildup in Latin America since El Salvador in the 1980s

Paramilitarism, U.S. "Plan Colombia" intensifies war against communist rebels (tags)

The ignorance about Colombian history in this article is deliberate. The U.S. "Plan Colombia" (Paramilitarism) will intensify the class war in Colombia. The Washington Post relies on its beltway network for all its information, and that makes the Post less than a real newspaper. It's a political rag, and always has been. But still an essential read -- Washington is the most powerful city in the world, and this is its newspaper. Washington's "Foreign Service Post."

S29LA sound truck downtown (tags)

No justice no peace!

Plan Colombia Demonstration- Oct 5th at Westwood Federal Building at 12 Noon (tags)

October 5th- 12 noon at the Westwood Federal Building. A protest against Plan Colombia and U.S. involvment in Colombia.

Plan Colombia Oct 3rd Forum in Long Beach (tags)

Plan Colombia Teach In on Oct 3rd at CSULB at 12 Noon at Small Auditorium in USU.

Ante el atentado en EE.UU. (tags)

DECLARACION PUBLICA DEL PARTIDO COMUNISTA DE CHILE

U.S. propaganda attempts to justify military aid to Colombian terror state (tags)

Once again, the shameful U.S. propaganda newspaper the NY Times lies and attempts to deceive people with its disgusting news coverage. "Plan Colombia" is $7.5 billion mostly in military aid. It is well known that the Colombian military works hand in glove with the paramilitaries.

MASS MOBILIZATION RECEIVES SOLIDARITY STATEMENT FROM COLOMBIA (tags)

Largest Los Angeles mass mobilization since the Democratic Convention, set for September 29, gains momentum; receives solidarity statement from Colombia

Anti-U.S. Protesters Occupy Colombian Consulate (tags)

A heavily-armed Australian policeman walks along Walker Street in North Sydney during an occupation by protesters of the nearby Colombian consulate August 8, 2001. The occupation of the offices ended peacefully when a group of Colombians representing "The Bolivarian Movement for a Second Independence of Colombia" were led away by police. They were protesting against what they claim is the "American invasion" of Colombia. REUTERS/Will Burgess - Aug 08 6:31 AM ET

MOMENTUM BUILDS FOR SEPT 29 MOBILIZATION (tags)

The largest mass mobilization in Southern California since the Democratic National Convention protests ihas momentum building behind it as activists announce a July 20 planning meeting at CARECEN. NO TO THE FTAA, NO TO PLAN COLOMBIA are issues included in the recently released "Call."

U.S. in Colombia: BIGGEST DIRTY WAR SINCE VIETNAM (tags)

Washington tolerates atrocities against civilians by neo-Nazi AUC forces, long-known by the CIA as drug traffikers linked to the Colombian Army. In a replay of history, U.S. warmongers push for expansion of Plan Colombia, the biggest U.S. backed, dirty covert military operation since Vietnam.

US officials outline Bush's Andean Regional Initiative (tags)

excellent collection of raw material on Colombia. Note: modification of program "Plan Colombia" to now, "Andean Regional Initiative" (ARI)... apparently the corporations see the ability to franchise farther afield!

La situación de Colombia sigue empeorando (tags)

The war in Colombia rages on. The indigenous peoples especially are suffering the violence by the paramilitaries.

FARC to Narco News on Repressive Logic of Drug (tags)

I am a guerrilla soldier in the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia - Popular Army, FARC-EP. In my country we are victims, perhaps like no one else in the world, of the arbitrary policies of the government of the United States, particularly in recent times, with the implementation of Plan Colombia.

Americans Blamed in Colombia Attack (tags)

BOGOTA -- Three American civilian airmen providing airborne security for a U.S. oil company coordinated an antiguerrilla raid in Colombia in 1998, marking targets and directing helicopter gunships that mistakenly killed 18 civilians, Colombian military pilots have alleged in a official inquiry.

Colombia Action Network (CAN) Events (tags)

[Colombia Action Network (CAN) Events] International Encounter in Soldarity Thu, 14 Jun 2001 15:18:44 -0600

FARC writes to Narco News (tags)

I am a guerrilla soldier in the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia - Popular Army, FARC-EP. In my country we are victims, perhaps like no one else in the world, of the arbitrary policies of the government of the United States, particularly in recent times, with the implementation of Plan Colombia.

Colombia: Peace and the "war against drugs" (tags)

"Venceremos" #64, Committees in Solidarity with Latin America & the Caribbean (CISLAC), March 2001: The main target of "Plan Colombia" is the legitimate Marxist Rebel movement and its support base.

More FARC information needed on IMC (tags)

A reminder to indymedia readers/activists: I usually see at least one piece of news on the Zapatistas every day (which is great) but not much on the FARC, who are just as deserving of our support.

LEARN SPANISH WHILE SUPPORTING ACTIVISM (tags)

Activists to Host Language Learning Expedition to Guatemala

Bush Ups Ante on Plan Colombia (tags)

$550 million budgeted to "regionalize" the drug war Now it's called the "Andean Initiative"

Variations on "Plan Colombia" (tags)

by Carlos Fazio Uruguayan-Mexican journalist and writer

US funds fumigation and war in Colombia (tags)

Toxic poisons and paramilitary massacres plague the poor, afflicted with the US fundbunny named Plan Colombia

Protest Plan Colombia... Jan 30th Federal Bldg and Nationwide (tags)

. We need to send a clear signal to the new Bush administration: the U.S. war against the Colombian people must end. The U.S. people have nothing to gain from a phony drug war that amounts to more money for the Pentagon and merchants of death and less for drug treatment, education and jobs.

Barricada January Out Now (tags)

Barricada January Out Now

Corporate-funded AIDS organizations jail PWAs (tags)

It's really sick that AIDS organizations funded by pharmaceutical companies are now spending their money to put people with AIDS in jail! Project Inform gets half their money from drug companies, whose drugs they then promote with a one-sided view. They used Morrison and Forrester to prosecute these people with AIDS. Morrison and Forrester represented the helicopter companies to get Plan Colombia passed in congress.

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