BRICS’ Brazil President Next Washington Target

Brazil’s newly re-elected President, Dilma Rousseff, survived a massive US State Department disinformation campaign to win a runoff vote against US-backed Aecio Neves on October 26. However it is already clear that Washington has opened a new assault on one of the key leaders of the non-aligned BRICS group of emerging economies—Brazil, Russia, India, China,…

“Economic Genocide” in Latin America: The Unspoken Legacy of Wall Street and the IMF

United Nations General Assembly, September 24, 2014: Argentina’s President Fernandez de Kirchner Denounces Economic Terrorism By Carla Stea Dazzling and supremely erudite, Argentina’s President Cristina Fernandez Kirchner denounced as terrorism the economic policies that have been strangling the developing world during the past century, and are continuing these criminal actions today, the legacy of Milton…

Rival Factions in Bolivia’s CONAMAQ: Internal Conflict or Government Manipulation?

Over the past several months, Bolivians have witnessed the crisis of CONAMAQ, a confederation of Aymará and Quechua communities in the Bolivian highlands. Since 1997, CONAMAQ has championed the rights of highland indigenous peoples to direct representation, self-determination, and collective control of land and resources. Today, it has fractured into warring parallel organizations, one supporting…

Colombia’s Battered Rebels Seek Peace

The U.S. government’s use of targeted killings on al-Qaeda-linked “terrorists” has stirred legal and moral objections. But what about using drones to assassinate Latin American peasants fighting a corrupt oligarchy? […] Outgunned and Unpopular In essence, the FARC is finding itself outgunned by the same kind of al-Qaeda and targeted missile strikes that have been used in…

Capitalism, Genocide & Colombia

Dispatch From Catatumbo http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/08/15/capitalism-genocide-colombia/ Capitalism, Genocide & Colombia by DANIEL KOVALIK I just returned from Catatumbo, Colombia where thousands of peasants are waging a life-and-death struggle against the U.S.-backed Colombian military and its paramilitary allies.   For over 60 days, the peasants have been demonstrating against the deplorable living conditions and economic circumstances in which they…

Armageddon watch over Syria

Experts on arms control policy, confirmed by multiple independent sources, indicate that Syria has been hit, in recent days, by at least four tactical nuclear weapons. In addition, a Syrian Army brigade suffered massive casualties from a Sarin gas attack.  Not only are these attacks pushing the world to the brink of war but they…

The Arms Trade : Who sells the weaponry?

Who sells the weaponry? [Not the breaking news but a good mapping of the arms trade behind the regional conflicts] by Gideon Burrows Unsurprisingly, the West dominates the world arms market in terms of sales. Over the last six or so years, the US has towered over the other countries in weapons sales, clocking up…

Almighty says ! ( When shit hits the fan ),…..” Syria’s failure to lose “….L.M.AO.

Wed May 22, 2013 12:20PM GMT 41   By Gordon Duff The timing of events in Syria has been a particular disaster for the United States. Through “sequestration,” the governments imposed austerity measures, military forces in the Mediterranean and Indian Ocean have been scaled back as have other operations including intelligence gatherin.” Related Interviews: ‘Fox…

State Of Siege: Guatemala in Turmoil As Violent Mining Conflict Escalates

State Of Siege: Guatemala in Turmoil As Violent Mining Conflict Escalates Conflicts in Guatemala involving rural communities and transnational mining companies are escalating.   Special Forces of the National Civilian Police (PNC) of Guatemala. Photo Credit: Danilojramirez/Wikimedia Commons   May 9, 2013  |       With the world’s attention on the on-again off-again genocide…

World Bank Insider: Western Power Structures Collapse

World Bank Whistleblower: “Precious Metals To Serve As An Underpinning For Paper Currencies” I had the opportunity to speak with one of the bravest and most astute women in the Western world today: With Karin Hudes, führere Senior Advisor at the World Bank – which now appears as a whistleblower. It was a very important debate, because Karin Hudes worked 20…

International Outcry against California’s Forest Offset Scam

Global civil society rejects REDD in climate law   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 8, 2013   Contacts:   Miya Yoshitani, Asian Pacific Environmental Network (510)-417-1775 miya@apen4ej.org Tom BK Goldtooth, Indigenous Environmental Network (218) 760 0442 ien@igc.org Anabela Lemos, No REDD in Africa Network, Friends of the Earth-Mozambique +258 21 496668 anabela.ja.mz@gmail.com       Indigenous…

Paraguay: Will a New Narco-Dictatorship Emerge?

In the Wake of Last Year’s “Soft Coup” against Paraguay’s President, Will a New Narco-Dictatorship Emerge? by Tom Burghardt / April 28th, 2013 Paraguay’s April 21 election of Horacio Cartes, a dodgy “tobacco magnate,” rancher and banker, whose Banco Amambay has been accused of laundering drug money, tax evasion and other crimes, raises the specter…

Out: Latin American Drug Cartels. In: African Drug Cartels

U.S. and West African troops train in Senegal on July 13, 2012. This exercise included troops from Senegal, Gambia, Guinea and Burkina Faso. Photo: Marines   For years, West African cocaine traffickers have worked as mules for Latin American drug cartels seeking to smuggle their powder to Europe. But now the mules are going independent…

Bolivia’s president says US planning coup in Venezuela

Bolivia’s president says US planning coup in Venezuela 17.04.2013 | 13:35 Bolivia’s President Evo Morales says the United States is planning to stage a coup in Venezuela, condemning Washington’s questioning of the Venezuelan presidential election results as interference. In a press conference on Tuesday, the Bolivian president said that the US is getting ready for…

Making a Killing: Oil Companies, Tax Avoidance and Subsidies.

Oil company mega-profits are being made at the expense of the public purse, as youth centres shut, hospitals struggle and the queues at food banks grow. Companies like BP & Shell receive major government support including direct subsidies and military and diplomatic services, but seem to pay very small amounts of UK tax in comparison…

Las Malvinas or the Falkland Islands? The Ugly Face of British Imperialism and Its Startling Cost

digg     10inShare 22 UPDATE On Sunday and Monday March 10-11, a vote takes place asking the Falkland Islanders if they want the UK taxpayer to continue forking out almost £100,000 per annum for every family living on these desolate isles, when at home we have a massive unemployment problem and other important underfunded…

Margaret Thatcher: imperialism personified

April 10, 2013 Cops repress 1984 miners’ strike in Britain. Photo: Alamy While the ruling class mourns the death of one of their most loyal politicians and mouthpieces, the British and Irish working classes and oppressed peoples the world over are certainly not mourning Margaret Thatcher’s passing. From the streets of Belfast to the streets of Brixton,…

List of ongoing Conflicts : Updated on April 2 2013

AFRICA: (24 Countries and 115 between militias-guerrillas, separatist groups and anarchic groups involved) Hot Spots: Central African Republic, Darfur, Democrati Republic of Congo, Libya, Mali, Nigeria, Puntland, Somalia, Somaliland –Algeria: fights between regular army and: al-Qaeda Organization in the Maghreb (AQIM) or al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) since 2005 (known in the past as…

Estoy con Chávez, Soy un Chávista: Exploring the political appeal and significance of Hugo Chávez

By Samuel Grove – Ceasefire, March 20th 2013 http://ceasefiremagazine.co.uk/estoy-con-chavez-soy-chavista-exploring-political-appeal-significance-hugo-chavez/ The death of Hugo Chavez has produced a heavily polarised debate over his legacy. In a new essay for Ceasefire, Samuel Grove takes issue with the eagerness of the Western left to cloak Chávez in a liberal garb, and argues this is symptomatic of a deeper…

Maduro:”El objetivo es echarle la culpa al Gobierno bolivariano y crear un caos en Venezuela”

Maduro alerta a Obama de plan para asesinar a Capriles desde Pentágono y CIA El presidente encargado de Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, alertó al mandatario estadounidense, Barack Obama, de que “funcionarios del Pentágono y de la CIA”, junto a los exembajadores Roger Noriega y Otto Reich, están detrás de planes para asesinar al candidato opositor, Henrique…

Governments Don’t Manipulate the Price of Gold … Do They?

The Telegraph’s Thomas Pascoe reported Thursday: One decision stands out as downright bizarre, however: the sale of the majority of Britain’s gold reserves for prices between $256 and $296 an ounce …. When Brown decided to dispose of almost 400 tonnes of gold between 1999 and 2002, he did two distinctly odd things. First, he…

Reacciones a la muerte de Hugo Chávez

Reacciones a la muerte de Hugo Chávez Idolatrado y odiado a partes iguales, nadie cuestiona la influencia de Hugo Chávez en Venezuela. Foto:EFESeguidores del presidente venezolano, Hugo Chávez, se congregan en la Plaza Bolívar de Caracas. 11:09 La Unión Europea ha expresado su “tristeza” por el fallecimiento del presidente venezolano y ha destacado el “desarrollo…

Maduro acusa a Estados Unidos de envenenar a Chávez

El vicepresidente de Venezuela anuncia la creación de una comisión científica para investigar las causas del cáncer del presidente, que se encuentra en estado muy grave. El vicepresidente de Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, ha anunciado la creación de una “comisión científica” para investigar las causas del cáncer del presidente del país, Hugo Chávez, que se encuentra…

Blackwater:First Iraq,Then Afghanistan,Now Greece

Blackwater is notorious.  A private mercenary army, it first came to public attention in 2003 two years after it was founded after the US government contracted it to provide military support for the war in Iraq.  Innumerable scandals followed.  And now the Greek Government has enlisted its services for domestic duties. The first time Blackwater…

En las minas de Cerro Rico en Potosí,Bolivia

Uploaded on Aug 19, 2010 El documental cuenta la historia de Basilio Vargas, un niño de 14 años, y su hermano Bernardino, de 12, mientras trabajan en las minas de Cerro Rico en Potosí (Bolivia). A través de la mirada de los niños, conoceremos el mundo de los mineros, devotos de la religión católica, que…

Letter from Fidel Castro to Hugo Chavez upon Chavez’s Departure from Cuba

By Fidel Castro, February 18th 2013 http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/7823 Venezuenalysis.com translates the letter written to Hugo Chavez by Fidel Castro just before Chavez’s return to Venezuela in the early hours of Monday 18 February. Dear Hugo, I am extremely satisfied that you have been able to return to that piece of American land which you love so…

EZLN Introduces New Subcomandante

Written by Gloria Muñoz Ramírez, Translation by Clayton Conn Saturday, 16 February 2013 11:06 Source: Desinformémonos Visionary, military strategist, and organizer of the people, these are just some of the characteristics of the new Subcomandante of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN). During the first days of January 1994 he was known as Major…