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Showing posts from July, 2007

Bush declares July 15 - 21, "Captive Nations Week", --World chuckles in unison--

Here is the official proclamation:
A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America
Liberty is the path to lasting peace and the unalienable right of every man, woman, and child. During Captive Nations Week, we underscore our commitment to protecting human rights, advancing democracy and freedom, and ending tyranny across the globe.
Expanding freedom is a moral imperative, and today more people are free than ever before. Freedom is reaching around the world, and America is working side-by-side with new democracies in Liberia, Mauritania, Ukraine, Georgia, and Kyrgyzstan. The people of Kuwait held elections in which women were able to vote and run for office for the first time, and the elected parliament is exercising real influence with the government. We continue to stand firmly behind the citizens of Lebanon, Afghanistan, and Iraq as they defend their democratic gains against extremist enemies. Many are making great sacrifices for liberty, and they deserve our …

American indoctrination attempt fails at U.S. Virgin Islands

Challenge cadets in formation

The U.S. Virgin Islands ( a.k.a St. Thomas, St. John, St. Croix) are colonies of the American Empire, I hope that doesn't come as new information. In this colony there are many problems, such as unemployment, healthcare, crime, drugs, and corruption, really nothing that different from any other colony and often worse than what you will find in the U.S.

These problems have been around for years, about 90 years to be more accurate, and on any given day the problems of these islands are largely ignored by Washington, DC , except that recently the National Guard decided to do something about it (you can almost feel the rumble of the cavalry coming to the rescue). Except that this is their solution:

The National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program... "a co-educational, 17-month program for 16-18 year old high school dropouts. Currently, there are 34 ChalleNGe programs in 29 states and the territory of Puerto Rico. Cadets must be drug-free, not in trouble w…

The Santiago Times: Chile's Iraq Mercenaries Under Investigation by U.N. Group

Filipino Mercenaries awaiting orders in Iraq
Mike Hager The Santiago Times
Santiago, Chile
July 9, 2007

Hired Mercenaries Are Second Largest 'Coalition Force' in IraqA United Nations work group arrived in Chile today to begin investigating the recruitment of Chilean mercenaries in the American war in Iraq. The U.N. Working Group on the Use of Mercenaries (UNWG) also hopes to get Chile to sign on to the 1989 U.N. Mercenary Convention aimed at restricting mercenary activity.
The group, created in July 2005, has also investigated the recruitment of Honduran, Ecuadorian, Peruvian, and Fijian citizens to fight or provide military-related services in foreign conflict zones. Socialist Party Sen. Alejandro Navarro estimates that as many as 1,000 former Chilean soldiers are now working in Iraq.
In a report last year, UNWG denounced the 48,000 security workers in Iraq, saying they make up the second largest "coalition" fighting force after the United States. Great Britain provides …

Proof: GOP doesn't care about black people

What's missing here? How about 8 of the 9 Republican candidates invited to take part in the GOP debate hosted by the NAACP, America's oldest and most successful civil rights organization. Only Tom Tancredo attended to once again pitch his black vs brown campaign strategy in which he blames the problems of Black America on the coutry's Hispanic/Illegal population.

Why did they not appear? According to their respective campaign representatives the excuses range from scheduling conflicts to Rudy Giuliani's excuse that he was never told of it. Bulshit/bullshit/bullshit!!!

So 8 GOP candidates in a race for the Republican nomination in which all are trying to trying hard to separate themselves from the crowded field, none thought of even making an appearance at what was largely the single largest gathering of black community leaders.

This, by itself is enough reason to not vote for the Republican Party, that is in case the other little things didn't bother you ( like an i…

Al Jazeera Report: The Americanisation of Guam

As the Puerto Rican resistance against American colonization continues, we sometimes lose sight that there are others in even greater peril of disappearing as a unique and identifiable culture in the world. In this Al Jazeera report we find the struggle of the Chamorros, the indigenous peoples of the island of Guam as they witness the rapid erosion of their cultural identity. The video however does not really delve into the fact that the United States has turned Guam into their premiere military staging area against China, which means that the Chamorros are the unwitting front line in that future superpower struggle.

Don Pedro Speaks

Recording of Don Pedro Albizu Campos, Puerto Rican Nationalist revolutionary, speaking on the American empire and its exploitation of subjected peoples, in Spanish.

On The Map: The Chavez Mystique

Video from the Canadian TV network CBC news magazine program "On The Map". Program description: "The ultimate Bush-basher and Latin enemy number one for the US. On The Map goes behind the caricature of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, a complicated and contradictory figure at the heart of a profound shift underway in Latin America. Avi talks to Mark Weisbrot with the Center for Economic and Policy Research, and Jennifer McCoy, Director of the Americas Program at The Carter Center."