Category: Dominican Rep.

Pedro Franco: Social Movements and Power

Change From below in the Dominican Republic

Gar Lipow: A Personal Meditation on Technology, Sustainabity, and Social Context

I have cancer, but thanks to modern medicine, in terms of health it may be no big deal. The surgeon will use a scalpel to remove a thin layer of tissue from the floor of the mouth along with a tiny bit of the connection to the tongue. Then a laser will cauterize it, minimizing Read more…

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Bill Blum: Anti-Empire Report

Some thoughts about socialism "History is littered with post-crisis regulations. If there are undue restrictions on the operations of businesses, they may view it to be their job to get around them, and you sow the seeds of the next crisis." –    Liz Ann Sonders, chief investment analyst, CharlesSchwab & Co., a leading US provider Read more…

Emmanuel Santos: Dominican Republic: Doctors’ march repressed by police

Hundred of public sector doctors and their allies were violently repressed by police and Swat teams in Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, on March 12. The police used tear gas and water cannons to prevent marchers from reaching the National Palace where they would hand in a document that listed their demands. Read more…

Nikolas Kozloff: Dominica: The Caribbean’s Next “Terror Island”?

In 1983, while aboard a New York subway, I noticed someone reading that day’s issue of the New York Post. The front page headline screamed, “YANKS INVADE TERROR ISLAND.” It was early on in the Reagan administration and the U.S. had just militarily intervened in the Caribbean nation of Grenada, ending the island’s short-lived socialist Read more…

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Robert Fisk: Robert Fisk on Media Distortion of Hizbollah

Robert Fisk on Media Distortion of Hizbollah

Jane Frank: FUGITIVE TERRORIST AT LARGE

A major story about terrorism is breaking. Day by day the story is changing dramatically. On May 7, 2005, Luis Posada Carriles, one of the two most notorious terrorists in the Western Hemisphere, was apprehended by the FBI. But two years later, on April 19, 2007, he was released on bail to live in Miami Read more…

Stefan Christoff: Canada’s Spies

The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) is conducting regular interviews and interrogations with hundreds of Arabs and Muslims across Canada at their work places, homes and in the vicinity of local mosques, say national and Montreal-based Arab and Muslim community groups. The groups are reporting major increases in the numbers of calls from distressed community Read more…

Rick Feinberg: WHY DO THEY HATE US?

  Try to remember the scene on September 11, 2001.  Remember the planes crashing into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.  And the news footage showing thousands of people around the world—but especially in the Middle East—celebrating in the streets.  If you can picture all of that, you probably remember the refrain, “Why do Read more…

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Peter Hallward: Insurgency and Betrayal

Guy Philippe was a commander in the Haitian National Police from 1995-2000, and in February 2004 he led an armed insurgency that helped to overthrow the government of Jean-Bertrand Aristide. Peter Hallward is a professor of philosophy at Middlesex University in the UK, and the author of a book on recent Haitian politics entitled Damming Read more…

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