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text Words from the front-lines (Iraq) by Traveling Soldier
American soldiers sound off about the occupation of Iraq....
Posted: Sat Feb 21, 2004 8:49AM
text San Francisco Inspiration To World: Cambodia May Soon Have Same-Sex Marriages by bbc
After watching television images of gay marriages in San Francisco, the 81-year-old monarch has decided that single sex weddings should be allowed in Cambodia too....
Posted: Fri Feb 20, 2004 2:04PM
image Ecuador's indigenous suspend mobilization, present demands 120_foto2p.jpg by ANPE/translated by indybay
On February 16-17, two days of mass mobilizations in Ecuador shook the country. In a display of strength, indigenous and campesino protesters marched, strategized an open assemblies of thousands, blockaded highways, and occupied a telecommunications company. As provincial mobilizations continued (see articles in Spanish on Cotopaxi), the national indigenous/campesino leadership suspended mobilization and presented national demands....
Posted: Fri Feb 20, 2004 12:20PM
image No coup in Haiti! 120_haitibyfarrington17911.jpg by HaitiAction.net
In the past week, armed gangs have roamed through major cities in Haiti, attacking police and civilians in an increasingly violent campaign to overthrow the democratically elected government of Jean Bertrand Aristide. Describing the so-called “rebel group” leading these assaults in Gonaives, Scott Wilson of the Washington Post - no friend of the Aristide government - wrote that “at its upper echelons the group appears led by former members of the Haitian military, dissolved in 1994 when Arist...
Posted: Fri Feb 20, 2004 10:56AM
text Paralización gana concesiones del Gobierno Ecuadoriano by ANPE
En el tercer día de paralización en la provincia de Cotopaxi, se ha radicalizado las acciones, luego de la gra marcha del medio día con la participación de alrededor de siete mil manifestantes, y se instalaron en asamblea para analizar la propuesta de diálogo con el gobierno. El próximo día, llegaron a un acuerdo parcial con el Gobierno....
Posted: Fri Feb 20, 2004 10:29AM
text Haití: ‘Tentativos para golpe de estado’ by Mark Almberg
La crisis política en Haití se puso al rojo vivo esta semana, cuando la oposición al presidente Jean-Bertrand Aristide intensificó su violencia, especialmente en la zona norte del país. Mientras tanto, elementos de derechistas en la capital aumentan sus llamadas a que Aristide renuncie su puesto....
Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2004 10:17PM
text Haiti: ‘a coup d’état in the making’ by PWW
The political crisis in Haiti reached a boiling point this week as violence by opponents of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide intensified, particularly in the northern part of the country, while right-wing elements in the capital stepped up their calls for Aristide to resign....
Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2004 7:26PM
text Spain: Tens of thousands march against Iraq occupation by wsws
Large demonstrations were held in Spain on Sunday, February 15, to commemorate the anniversary of the millions-strong anti-war marches that occurred all over the world a year before. Spaniards were overwhelmingly opposed to the launching of the war against Iraq last year and staged some of the largest demonstrations in Europe, particularly in Barcelona with one-and-a-half million participating and Madrid with more than 1 million....
Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2004 7:14PM
text The SHORTWAVE REPORT 2/20/04 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! by Dan Roberts
A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.2MB) and quick download (3.3MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, China, Russia, Spain, and Cuba....
Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2004 4:59PM
text Narco News Reborn by back online
A $30,000 Matching Grant, and a New Model for Authentic Journalism...
Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2004 9:26AM
text Trinicenter Updates On Haiti by trinicenter
Beloved Haiti: A (Counter) Revolutionary Bicentennial...
Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2004 9:22AM
text History Repeating: Is A Coup Brewing in Haiti? by Democracy Now (repost)
The situation in the small island nation of Haiti is growing more severe by the hour. There are now fears that the democratically-elected government of Jean Bertrand Aristide could be overthrown in a violent coup d'etat. For weeks, gangs of armed groups have attacked police stations and other government outposts. More than 50 people have been killed and the violent insurgency is daily increasing its weapons supplies. Aristide's official government forces are ill-equipped to defend against the...
Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2004 9:19AM
text TransAfrica Statement On Haiti by common_dreams
Now the Bush administration is implying that it is time for President Aristide to leave, while at the same time having Secretary of State Powell state that a coup would not be acceptable. One gets the feeling of a good cop/bad cop scenario. None of this should come as a surprise to us in light of world events as well as the policy and practice of hostility by this administration toward President Aristide since the beginning....
Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2004 9:15AM
text Red Cross condemns 'illegal' Israeli wall by alj
The International Red Cross has said the security barrier that Israel is building in the West Bank is contrary to humanitarian law, and should not be built....
Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2004 11:18AM
text Police fire tear gas to break up Indian protest in Ecuador by repost
In a bottom-up uprising Ecuador's indigenous and campesinos are confronting their government....
Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2004 10:32AM
text Unemployed Workers in Chile on Hunger Strike by El Nuevo Topo
Due to the cut off of emergency jobs in the town of San Pedro de la Paz, Tuesday February 17th at 2 PM six women and two men have begun a hunger strike to demand their jobs back....
Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2004 9:47AM
text Haiti split in two as rebels advance by www.independent.co.uk
The armed rebellion in Haiti extended its reach over the central third of the country yesterday after 50 men led by a former army death-squad commander stormed the town of Hinches, near the border with the Dominican Republic, killing the police chief and breaking open the local prison....
Posted: Tue Feb 17, 2004 8:01PM
text Jeb Bush to Visit El Salvador on Eve of Historic Elections by Bay Area CISPES
eb Bush to Visit El Salvador on Eve of Historic Elections Fear that Mission to Promote Free Trade will lead to Increased US Intervention in Highly Contested Presidential Race...
Posted: Tue Feb 17, 2004 7:49PM
text Media vs. Reality in Haiti by ZNet
Judging by the corporate media’s recent coverage of the crisis in Haiti, one might be led to believe that they are “aiding and abetting” an attempted coup d’etat aimed at the democratically elected Jean Bertand Aristide. On a daily basis, mainstream international media is churning out stories provided mainly by the Associated Press and Reuters that have little basis in fact....
Posted: Tue Feb 17, 2004 7:40PM
text Flashpoints: US support of right-wing opposition in Haiti by Flashpoints
Today on Flashpoints: The General Council for the government of Haiti in the United States speaks out against US support of right-wing opposition in Haiti; Robert Fisk discusses the ongoing violence in Iraq; and Larry Everest talks about Empire and the US Global Agenda...
Posted: Tue Feb 17, 2004 7:35PM