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Justin Podur: Re-colonization Is Still On Schedule

For the months leading up to the April 12 coup in Venezuela, there were reports and rumours coming that a coup was imminent. In December 2001, the San Francisco Examiner ran a story by Conn Hallinan who had detected the ‘scent of another coup in Venezuela’ (http://www.zmag.org/content/Colombia/hallinanchavez.cfm). This was cause for alarm. John Pilger, and Read more…

Doug Stokes: Colombia Primer

What is Plan Colombia and the Andean Regional Initiative? Colombia’s 35 year old civil war has created the third largest refugee population in the world, produces over 4,000 politically motivated murders every year, and has contributed to the 1.5 million internally displaced people within its borders.1 Approximately 55 percent of all Colombians live below the Read more…

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Justin Podur: The War Foretold

Most of the victims of the perpetual war in Colombia are unarmed poor civilians.  For every military casualty there are six civilian deaths.  In the words of one peasant leader, the Colombian war ‘is not a civil war.  It’s a war against civilians’.  Paul Valery put it another way when he said “war is a Read more…

Simon Helweg-larsen: Governments are using the war on terrorism to quelch opposition

Helweg-Larsen Whatever the motives, the fight against terrorism since September 11 has truly been global. In Nepal, Chechnya, Egypt, India, Israel, and so many other nations, the rhetoric mimicking U.S. anti-terrorist pledges has sprung up not only in response to George W. Bush’s “with us or against us” attitude, but also as a shift in Read more…

Lloyd Hart: Greg Palast On Globalization

On one of the best trips I have ever taken to New York city in which I started the filming of a documentary on globalization, I had no idea what to expect from the protests that were about to take place over the arrival of the World Economic Forum as it made it’s hasty retreat Read more…

Tom Turnipseed: War Is Wrong

I knew war was terribly wrong when I saw pictures of children like myself desperately attempting to flee the flames of bombed German cities in newspapers and on the newsreels during World War II. As an eight year old, I identified with the children of war-torn Europe and worried and wondered why they were being Read more…

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Saul Landau: Otto Reich’s Appointment

1) No large sum of money contributed to Republican or Democratic — coffers goes un-rewarded. I once debated Otto Reich on a Colorado TV station and afterwards our differences became downright sour, so I can testify to the fact that he was and is a confrontational intransigent, a man who worked hand in glove with Read more…

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Saul Landau: Otto ReichÕs Appointment

George W. Bush has appointed 56 year old Otto Reich, a Cuban born right-wing Republican, to direct Inter American affairs at the State Department. For Washington insiders this illustrates two axioms of current political behavior. 1) No large sum of money contributed to Republican or Democratic — coffers goes un-rewarded. 2) Lying and duplicity in Read more…

Wfp team in Colombia: Witness for Peace Letter on Peace Process

Dear Friends, Greetings from Colombia. We hope that you are doing well. We write to you today with heavy hearts. As you probably know by now, President Pastrana announced at 10pm on February 20th that the peace process had ended and that the Colombian military would enter into the zona de despeje (demilitarized zone). Despite Read more…

Rohini Hensman: TO THE BRINK OF NUCLEAR WAR:THE DEADLY FALLOUT OF U.S. TERRORIST ATTACKS ON AFGHANISTAN

Defining Terrorism What are we talking about? I’ve said it before, but it bears repetition, given the way political leaders constantly come out with bombastic tautologies, such as ‘Terrorism is terrorism,’ in order to conceal the self-serving nature of their implicit definitions: we cannot fight against, much less eliminate, terrorism, unless we define it rigorously Read more…

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