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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…

Ruth Larson: Women, Peace and Justice in Colombia

Colombia is a country of geographical contrasts and extremes. Here one can find desert in the north-east, jungle along the Pacific coast, the mountains of the Serrania de la Macarena and islands off the coast. Colombia boasts an abundance of flora and fauna and it’s a beautiful country. Underneath all of this beauty can be Read more…

Greg Philo: Missing In Action

If you don’t understand the Middle East crisis it might be because you are watching it on TV news. This scores high on images of fighting, violence and drama, but low on explanation. A new study by the Glasgow University Media Group shows the effect of this on public understanding. The group interviewed 12 small Read more…

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Edward Herman: Susan Douglas, And The Nation, On Pacifica

The Nation magazine has had a serious conflict of interest in reporting on the Pacifica struggle. During the reign of the old Pacifica management, the magazine had its own program on Pacifica’s Los Angeles station KPFK, with the program run by Contributing Editor Marc Cooper, a close ally of station manager Mark Schubb and a Read more…

Indymedia Argentina: CHRONOLOGY OF THE CRISIS: A Critical Week in Venezuela

Translated By Mark McHarry April 15, 2002 From last Saturday, when the Workers Confederation of Venezuela (CTV in Spanish) announced it was calling for a 24-hour general strike, a series of brutal events has changed the face of the country. In barely a week, there have been three changes of government. The chronology is as Read more…

Hywel Probert: Thumbs up for the bright, white folks

Eugenics has a loyal and respectable following in the US – especially on the right. Hywel Probert reveals some surprising links between Bush and Hitler “It is better for all the world if, instead of waiting to execute degenerate offspring for crime, or to let them starve for their imbecility, society can prevent those who Read more…

Kristin Schurr: Report From Nablus

Here in Nablus the Israeli military have cut the phone lines and destroyed the water supply. As in Jenin, the Israeli military not only bulldozes houses, tortures and kills Palestinians, but also targets the infrastructure, bringing more death, terror, and starvation. Access to medical care is nearly impossible for many, especially those on the east Read more…

David Jardine: Indonesia-us Military In New Pas De Deux

Jakarta. Indonesia’s much-vilified military (TNI) are feeling smug with themselves. Washington’s so-called ‘war on terrorism’ is providing them with new windows of opportunity.   In a foreign policy drive apparently shaped in part by former US Ambassador to Jakarta and leading Bush administration hawk Paul Wolfowitz, Deputy Defence Secretary, Washington is giving the butchers of Read more…

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Russell Mokhiber: A Corporate Lawyer Speaks Out

Look at the law in each of the fifty U.S. states. All have a provision similar to that of Maine’s section 716: “The directors and officers of a corporation shall exercise their powers and discharge their duties with a view to the interest of the corporation and of the shareholders.” These laws make it the Read more…

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Charles Glass: Ending the Occupation

Paris. The return of Secretary of State Colin Powell to Israel has revived language that, until now, the Bush administration has avoided: peace process, peace partner and the other words that implied America would intervene in negotiations. The United States has been forced to act, because tolerance of Israeli military assaults in the occupied territories Read more…

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