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image Manchester Vigil for Tom Hurndall - Video 120_candles.jpg by Chris Edwards
On January 2nd, Tom Hurndall died and in the evening of the same day a vigil was quickly organised in his memory....
Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2004 10:31AM
text "Ambitions of Empire: the Bush Administration Economic Plan for Iraq (and Beyond).&qu by LT
Approximately 70% of the Iraqi workforce is already unemployed. Those workers with jobs receive "emergency pay" mandated by the CPA - about half of what they made before the war, while prices have skyrocketed and the social safety net has been virtually eliminated. The CPA promised that the U.S. corporations doing the reconstruction would solve the unemployment problem, promising 300,000 jobs in an August 13 letter. Only a handful of these jobs have materialized. One reaso...
Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2004 9:47AM
image PFLP-GC may re-enter PLO 120_pflp-gc.jpg by Majdur
The Arafat-Jibril relationship has thawed. After quitting the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) when Israel invaded Lebanon in 1982, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command [PFLP-GC] is seeking to rejoin the organization....
Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2004 9:12AM
text End Police Discrimination Against Poor Filipino Children by Atty. Perfecto G. Caparas II, LLM
Each day, 36 to 54 Filipino kids languish and get mixed up with adult prisoners in cramped police jails where a number of them get raped, tortured, and tattooed and deprived of access to legal, medical, social, and psychological assistance and services in an institutionalized act of unlawful discrimination by the Philippine government against the children of the poorest of the poor...
Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2004 11:47PM
text Danny Glover leads TransAfrica on fact-finding mission to Venezuela by Venezuelanalysis.com
Caracas, Venezuela - One of the most distinguished organizations of African Americans in the United States, the TransAfrica Forum, sent a delegation of acclaimed artists, actors, activists and scholars to visit Venezuela for a weeklong series of events....
Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2004 5:00PM
text News From Iraq: "Who will give us back our health?" by Dahr( reposted)
Back in the 1980’s, nuclear armed Israel carried out a pre-emptive bombing of Iraq’s Al-Tuetha nuclear power station which is located just south of Baghdad. While Saddam Hussein didn’t posses nuclear weapons, his nuclear power station which was being constructed still had much radioactive waste stored in two large warehouses. The waste, stored mostly in large metal drums, sat dormant for many years...
Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2004 12:19PM
text Haiti: Foreign Press Liaison Update - January 21 by AHP
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Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2004 10:12AM
text 1/19 Haiti Update by Agence Haitienne de Presse
Agence Haitienne Presse is an independent news agency based in Haiti...
Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2004 11:15PM
text Spring Equinox 2004 Global Rainbow Gathering of the Tribes - Mexico by Rainbow Hawk
This is the Spring Equinox 2004 Global Rainbow Gathering of the Tribes & Eco-Village Project(s) in La Paz County. Baja California Sur, Mexico: March 15th - 30th, 2004...
Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2004 3:23PM
text Montesinos in Court on FARC Gun-Running Charges by FARC and the CIA
Rightwing Peruvian spymaster Montesinos is being accused of running guns to the FARC. In Peru Montesinos was known for his violent anti-Communist views and is thought to have been working for the CIA. Does this mean the CIA is/was secretly funding both sides in the war in Colombia?...
Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2004 9:27AM
text Fresh clashes in Haitian capital by beeb
Police have fired tear gas in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince in fresh clashes with anti-government demonstrations on Monday....
Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2004 7:27PM
image Update: Massacre in Tlalnepantla 120_shot_by_commandos2.jpg by IMC Volunteer
This is an update from Greg in Tlalnepantla...
Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2004 10:08AM
text Human Rights are not Abstract by Thomas Gebauer
"Shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes warned that the idea of freedom could atrophe to neoliberal liberation from social respnsibility and freedom rights could have only trade, investments and capital transactions as their object.."...
Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2004 6:12AM
text Daily Double-Shot of Reality: Iraq by Liberez L'Ours
Article sums up status of Iraq. There will be no *democracy*. The US will maintain bases there to rule Iraq and the Middle East until the oil is gone. Turnover to a puppet regime in June means turning over accountability and blame while retaining for the Bush Regime the real power in Iraq. Bush lied again......
Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2004 12:00AM
text Mexico: Armed Riot Police Storm Tlalnepantla, Morelos by reposter
The town of Tlalnepantla, Morelos, Mexico faces brutal repression as it declares itself autonomous....
Posted: Sun Jan 18, 2004 9:17PM
text Mexico Case Study Complete: Poor women worse off after NAFTA by Women's Edge Coalition
The case study provides, for the first time, an accurate and quantifiable picture of how NAFTA affected women differently from men, and shows that the negative consequences of trade agreements often have an even greater impact on poor women....
Posted: Sun Jan 18, 2004 12:00PM
text Day One at the World Social Forum in India by J. Pupovac
Over one-hundred and twenty thousand delegates of the "world's second superpower" converged today at this historic international gathering of those who believe that the current rules of economic globalization are creating a future of war, inequality and environmental degradation and that “a better world is possible.”...
Posted: Sun Jan 18, 2004 11:58AM
text How The US Media Treats Post-Saddam Iraq by faiza (reposted)
Break past the media lies and spin and read from real Iraqis just trying to get by as the war rages around them....
Posted: Sun Jan 18, 2004 11:57AM
image Baghdad car bomb leaves '17 dead' 120_iraq0.jpg by beeb
At least 17 Iraqis are reported killed in a suspected suicide bombing outside the US headquarters in central Baghdad....
Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2004 10:40PM
text Human rights groups: US may be guilty of “collective punishment” war crime in Iraq by wsws
US military forces in Iraq appear to be committing war crimes by detaining the relatives of suspected insurgents and demolishing their homes, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW), the international human rights organization....
Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2004 6:17PM