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George Monbiot: In The Crocodiles Mouth

Tony Blair’s loyalty to George Bush looks like slow political suicide. His preparedness to follow him over every precipice jeopardises Britain’s relationships with its allies, conjures up enemies all over the world and infuriates voters of all political colours. And yet he never misses an opportunity to show what a trusting friend he is. There Read more…

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Andre Vltchek: Western Terror: From Potosi To Baghdad

The North American empire is admired by some, condemned by others, but feared by all. There are those, including the British Prime Minister, who see it as the mighty defender of the civilized world’s values. For many people, it is the world’s most potent terrorist state – mostly those who have tasted the brutality of Read more…

Mark Becker: Another America Is Possible

Under the heavy guard of 5,451 police officials, foreign ministers from 34 countries in the Americas gathered in the South American capital city of Quito, Ecuador in October for the Seventh Ministerial Summit of the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA). The FTAA, which is planned to go into affect on January 1, 2005, Read more…

A.k. Gupta: Oil

Just five countries in the Middle East sit on top of nearly two- thirds of the proven oil reserves in the world. Of these five, only Iran and Iraq remain outside of the U.S. sphere of influence, possibly the real reason why President Bush designated them, along with North Korea, as the “axis of evil.” Read more…

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Judy Rebick: Hope Wins Over Fear In Brazil

Lula said it best: “Hope won over fear.” In a decisive victory with a record 83 million votes cast, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva of the Workers’ Party (PT) – known everywhere as Lula – became the President-elect of Brazil last night with 61 per cent of the total. In what could be an excellent Read more…

Guest Author: Opposition and Government Supporters Rally Their Forces

Evidence for the passions in and polarization of Venezuelan society was clearly on display on October 10, at the anti-government demonstration, and on October 13, at the pro-government demonstration. Both protests managed to draw crowds that probably exceeded any previous demonstration in Venezuelan history. Estimates for each demonstration range between 400,000 and well over one Read more…

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Gregory Wilpert: Opposition and Government Supporters Rally Their Forces

Evidence for the passions in and polarization of Venezuelan society was clearly on display on October 10, at the anti-government demonstration, and on October 13, at the pro-government demonstration. Both protests managed to draw crowds that probably exceeded any previous demonstration in Venezuelan history. Estimates for each demonstration range between 400,000 and well over one Read more…

Simon Helweg-larsen: Uribe’s Dictatorial Rule Suits Oil Companies

On August 7, 2002, mortar attacks hit the inauguration ceremony of President Alvaro Uribe, symbolizing a new phase in the Colombian conflict. Evading the 20,000-strong force of soldiers and police guarding the capital during Uribe’s big day, and operating undetected by U.S.-supplied helicopters and radar jets, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) launched nineteen Read more…

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William Blum: American Empire For Dummies

Part One Go To Part Two Good evening, it’s very nice to be here, especially since the bombs have not yet begun to fall; I mean in Iraq, not Boulder; Boulder comes after Iraq and Iran if you folks don’t shape up and stop inviting people like me to speak. The first time I spoke Read more…

A.j Chien: Iraq: Is It About Oil?

Institute for Health and Social Justice Those who question the stated motives of the US administration for threatening war against Iraq – to strike at dictatorship, or to eradicate its alleged weapons of mass destruction – have good reason for skepticism. I assume that readers hardly need be reminded of the US’s past support for Read more…

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