“I don’t seek out enemies” — A year since banishment to Gaza, a Palestinian fighter reflects

Joe Catron The Electronic Intifada Gaza City Iyad Abu Khaizaran at the International Committee of the Red Cross (Joe Catron / The Electronic Intifada) “Why doesn’t the international community support the fighters of Palestine?” Iyad Abu Khaizaran asked, sitting in his Gaza apartment. Abu Khaizaran, 41, was one of 477 detainees freed on 18 October…

Okinawa rape case vicious crime by US soldiers: Japan defense minister

SOURCE Japanese Defense Minister Satoshi Morimoto has expressed anger about the “vicious crime” committed by two US military servicemen arrested on charges of raping a Japanese woman in Okinawa Island. Morimoto said on Wednesday that he was deeply concerned by the “serious crime” and called it “vicious and mean.” The defense minister also stated that…

Pakistan floods killed 455 since September, official figures show

SOURCE   At least 455 people have been killed over the past five weeks across Pakistan due to monsoon floods in the country, official figures show. According to statistics released by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), some 260,000 people across Pakistan had to leave their houses to seek shelter since early September. Meanwhile, Pakistan’s…

Argentine Journalist:International Monetary Fund & Nazi’s [transcript]

This interview appears in the October 29, 2004 issue of Executive Intelligence Review. And was sourced from http://www.larouchepub.com/lar/2004/interviews/3142veintitres.html LAROUCHE TO ARGENTINE JOURNALIST: Fight the IMF for Americas To Survive The following is the full text of Lyndon LaRouche’s telephone interview on Oct. 12, 2004 with Romina Manguel of Veintitres magazine, of Argentina. Clips from an…

The Banana File Part V:The Toxins and Chemicals used

Chiquita SECRETS Revealed; Environment; Unregistered toxins used despite claims Publication: Cincinnati Enquirer Date: May 3, 1998 By: CAMERON MCWHIRTER AND MIKE GALLAGHER ——————————————————————— Chiquita’s environmental partner, the Rainforest Alliance, claims that Chiquita’s “Better Banana” certified farms “only use products that are registered for use in the United States, Canada and Europe,” according to the alliance’s…

The Banana File part IV: Religion and Deforestation

Chiquita SECRETS Revealed; Environment; “The one thing that (the Enquirer) asked me that I hedged on was how much did Chiquita pay you, CI (Conservation International), to do this study. I said I’ll have to check, even though I actually know… I don’t feel that it’s really any of his (the reporter’s) business.” — James…

The Banana File Part III: Colombia

Colombia Chiquita has used a similar trust structure since 1992 in Colombia, according to company sources and documents. A March 27, 1992, internal memo from Chiquita lawyer David Hills to company officials described how then existing and new farm companies in Colombia would be “restructured” using newly created trusts in Liechtenstein. “All companies (except Compania…

The Banana File Part II : Chiquita Int. in Honduras

Chiquita SECRETS Revaled: Power, money & control Hidden control crucial to overseas empire Publication: Cincinnati Enquirer Date: May 3, 1998 By: MIKE GALLAGHER AND CAMERON MCWHIRTER ——————————————————————— Chiquita Brands International Inc., through its subsidiaries, secretly controls dozens of supposedly independent banana companies in Latin America. Chiquita does so through an international trust structure designed to…

The Banana files: Central America Part I

hn – Chiquita senior vice president of finance. Palma, Arnaldo – general manager of Chiquita’s Honduran operations. Paz, Benjamin – Chiquita official. Ploughman, Dale – Chiquita executive in Antwerp, Belgium, responsible for shipping issues. Raymer, Joel – Chiquita lawyer. Rodriguez, Eugene – Chiquita executive. Rodriguez, Manuel – Chiquita lawyer. Stalinski, Ernst “Otto” – former consultant…

Going Bananas: Blood,Guns and Bananas: Chiquita International

Banana giant Chiquita Brands International paid off paramilitary and guerilla factions inside Colombia and benefited handsomely from these secret deals with Colombian death squads. George Washington University published a series of papers released by the Justice Department, and the FBI under the Freedom of Information Act, detailing Chiquita’s cover-up of payments to the far-right United…

Turkey’s Real Reason for Stopping Armenian Flight ~ Distribution of Relief from Armenian People to Affected Families in Aleppo Begins

SANA ALEPPO, (SANA) – The Aleppo branch of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) began on Tuesday distributing the humanitarian relief provided by the Armenian people to Syrians to help them face the effects of terrorism and sanctions. Governor of Aleppo Mohammad Walid Aqqad said this relief are a translation of the relations between the…

Peace envoy seeks Iranian help for Syria ceasefire

International peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi appealed to Iran to help arrange a ceasefire in Syria during the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha as rebels and government forces fought street by street and village by village on Monday. Brahimi made the request in talks with Iranian leaders on Sunday in Tehran, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s closest…

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Something that is seldom seen and almost NEVER photographed. Fifteen-year-old photographer Marlin Shank was fortunate enough to capture several images of a rare albino ruby-throated hummingbird while in a park in Staunton, Virginia.