Monday, February 28, 2005

Hopefully soon the U.S.A bankrupts itself and neglects to blow us all to bits

This weekend's Massacre in Haiti by Justin Podur

Reasons Bush Isn't Like Hitler cartoon by Ted Rall

Banamex at Core of Fox-López Obrador Dispute - But AP Protects the Bankers

Condemnation of US maneuvers to impose anti-cuban resolution at UN Human Rights Commission

Venezuela Conference on the Social Debt Presents Alternatives by Sarah Wagner

Nobel Laureate Warns of US Interventionism in Venezuela

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Sunday, February 27, 2005

A massacre is going on in Haiti this weekend, where is the mainstream media?

HLLN Note; While our opponents, these vile fascists, are concentrating on silencing the voice of the pro-democracy movement, in Haiti this weekend a massacre is happening. And I mean a massacre. Yesterday the murderous Haitian police, under the guise of looking for escaped criminals, went into Bel Air and mowed down more than 15 people in cold blood, with UN troops providing firepower cover.

More are dying in the Cite De Dieu today. Who do we call for help here? This is an evil, evil world with international officials turning their heads away while our people simply are murdered under UN mandate and the media staying absolutely blind, dumb and deaf as Haitians die and die and die and die. It is horrifying. I 'm simply tired of sending out these cries for help when the world doesn't seem to care. The Brazilian are killing my people. The Chilean are killing my people, The Pakistanis are raping our young girls. Bush, his administration and coup d'etat cohorts have done a character assassination job on the entire nation of Black Haitians, criminalizing all of us,
who do not wish to be ruled by them, as "chimeres." Now they are starting a new slimy chorus, we are pedophile lovers. Meanwhile, the Haitian army are raping our women and girls - The political prisoners are purposely let out of their prison cells, so today the murderous Haitian police and UN troops have an excuse for killing them without conscience. It is really too, too evil. Where are the principled people of the world? The rational ones with moral principles. Why are all the storylines these Coup d'etat people dream up to cover their genocide in Haiti so easily gobbled up by the world? I refuse to believe it is deliberate and intended towards our destruction. If I believed the evilness I am living here, that Haitians are living today in Bel Air, Cite De Dieu, Cite Soleil, is sanctioned by the world's peoples, ordinary citizenry and not just their corrupt leaders, I simply couldn't continue. I am appealing to people of the world, help us pro-democracy Haitians stop the killing and suffering going on in Haiti supervised by the U.S.-imposed Latortue government and its overseas Black overseers' - these morally repugnant Haitians who are destroying the pro-democracy movement in order to fulfill the Neo-con Imperialist's agenda of re-enslavement of Haitians.

Someone help us stop the killing of defenseless Haitians. If you are an official of the U.N. or a Congressional person with access to these powers, call Kofi Anan at home. Wake him the hell up. Call the Condi Rice. Call the White House. MINUSTHA in Haiti, the Brazilian Commander, the OAS, Caricom, African Union. (Contact numbers and some detail info -but in French- for our Network below.)

It is absolutely unbearable to get these calls from Haiti, on cell phones and fading lines of communication, listening to my people get shot, and shot and shot down. It is unbearable. We are not animals. Were the hell is the world's journalists? We do not deserve this. The Haitian children, boys and girls, dying, being traumatized, raped and tortured by the Haitian military and Andre Apaid's paid gangs in Cite Soliel do not deserve to be left to this awful fate. Why are the world's citizens allowing their journalists and major press to remain blind, deaf and dumb on the massacre of Haitians resisting this U.S-led and orchestrated tyranny?

Marguerite Laurent, Esq.
Haitian Lawyers Leadership Network
February 26, 2005

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Friday, February 25, 2005

The rich get richer and the poor die

Haitian Coup One Year Later: Rallys, Demos across the Land

Chavez's Land Reform: More Like Lincoln than Lenin

Meltdown in Mexico: 10 Days that Changed the Wind

Kill Venezuela's Chavez?

Budget 2005: A camouflage maneuver: Remember, Stephen Harper said this was a Conservative Budget.

Alternative Federal Budget

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Thursday, February 24, 2005

Happy to say that I can still be surprised.

Xuan-Trang Ho: China’s burgeoning role in Latin America ... a threat to the US?

Haiti Rapes by Lyn Duff

Growing Protests Condemn Ottawa's Role In Haiti Coup And Repression

Haiti Reborn a program of the Quixote Center

At OAS Venezuela Says US Interventionism is Prelude to Aggression

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Wednesday, February 23, 2005

No change overnight

Haiti: Call for the immediate release of Sanba Boukman

Canada and the US are fronting for US foreign policy in Haiti Ken Rockburn interviews Kevin Pina

Venezuelan Government Charges U.S. Government of “Dirty” Media Campaign

‘For Our Own Good, Give Canada Away’ by Murray Dobbin

The Blogosphere’s New World Disorder by Peter Tupper of the Tyee

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Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Hard to believe it's been so long.

The World Demands Justice for Haiti

Haiti's Most Famous Political Prisoners Announce Hunger Strike

Canadians for Equal Marriage

Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

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Monday, February 21, 2005

Yet, the sun still shines.

Hearts of Stone by John Maxwell

Haiti's Top Political Prisoners Forced From Prison in Daylight Attack, Returned Next Day

This wasn't in the paper this morning:

Venezuela's Chavez Accuses U.S. Government of Considering his Assassination

Canada is Legitimizing Suppression of Haitian Democracy: Filmmaker

sent a copy of John Maxwell's article to the canadian minister of foreign affairs and paul martin and the foreign affair critics, just to see what kind of response I'll get this time. Most likely, it'll be slow and at least one of them will refer me to an infrequently updated website.

And finally, I have added something at my other blog, DBWPAV.

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Saturday, February 19, 2005

lies, lies, lies, videotape at 11

Nobody is Talking by James Meek. About Torture.

U.S. Subversion of Diplomacy and North Korea's Phantom Nukes

Canada Pushes ‘Suicide Seed’ Trials

Alternative Federal Budget from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

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Friday, February 18, 2005

shit, piss, fuck, cunt, asshole, cocksucker, motherfucker

The Seven Words you Can't Say on Television, 2004 Version there's a new U.S. bill!
I wonder if some of you won't be able to read this?

First They Came for Lynne Stewart ... by Marjorie Cohn.

Pastor Niemoller some background to the quote which prefaces Marjorie Cohn's article.

Censor This Column by Ted Rall

What Makes Mainstream Media Mainstream by Noam Chomsky

What Makes Alternative Media Alternative? by Michael Albert

Alternative Media Watch another part of Znet's website

Felt like reading something different today.

I've mentioned here that I would be posting my journal from the six days I spent in Cuba along with photos and that it would be on my other blog, disemboweled by weasels pokes a vein. This may not come to pass as I have largely put my vacation behind me and the photos I took don't seem relevant anymore. I may post a few photos.

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Thursday, February 17, 2005

Abu Ghraib Abusers now in Haiti?

Forwarded by Anthony Fenton:

The Associated Press State & Local Wire
February 14, 2005, Monday, BC cycle
HEADLINE: Disgraced MP unit has humanitarian mission in Haiti

The Army Reserve unit at the center of the Iraqi prisoner-abuse scandal
has a new assignment: providing security for a humanitarian mission in

About 40 members of the 372nd Military Police Company have volunteered for
the joint mission with the Navy, Capt. Michael Rauh, the unit's commander,
told the Cumberland Times-News for a story published Sunday. He said the
mission involves renovating schools and clinics and drilling wells in
areas devastated by hurricanes last year.

Staff Sgt. Edwin Ramos, operations sergeant at the 372nd's headquarters in
western Maryland, said Monday that some of the reservists hope to redeem
their unit's tarnished reputation.

"They want to show the world they have a big heart. They way I see it,
they live up to the Army values of honor, courage and selfless service,"
he said.

Seven of the unit's members were charged last year with abusing detainees
at the Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad. Four received prison terms, one was
demoted and two have yet to be tried.

Rauh said the mission in Haiti is an opportunity for unit members to
fulfill an annual, two-week training requirement. He said troops from six
different companies are going to Haiti in eight rotations. The first group
is already there, he said.

Rauh succeeded Capt. Donald J. Reese, who commanded the 372nd in Iraq.
Reese, of New Stanton, Pa., now works for the 400th MP Battalion
headquarters at Fort Meade, officials said.

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Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Venezuela sets an example

Venezuela: Oil-Flush Chávez Begins to Strut His Stuff it's good to see someone standing up to the U.S.A

Looking back: a generation of 'free' trade

Venezuela's Tax Agency Shuts Down Coca Cola for 48 Hours and someone standing up to Coca-Cola. What a good example to be setting for the rest of the world.

Venezuela and Colombia Patch-up Relations, Vowing Closer Cooperation

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Tuesday, February 15, 2005

More news from south of the tropic of cancer

Chavez: U.S. is a Terrorist State

Cuba Rising from Post-Soviet Ashes - Castro

More Stories about Oil Production

Guantanamo Bay: Testimony and Case Details

Brazil and Venezuela Establish a "Strategic Alliance"

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Monday, February 14, 2005

Mexico, Venezuela and Haiti

Now Showing: the Narco-Bogeyman Eats Mexico

Condoleeza Rice vs. Democracy in Mexico

Venezuela Signs Renegotiated ConocoPhillips Oil Exploration Contract

Venezuela's Chavez Accuses U.S. of Delaying Parts for Aging F-16 Fleet

Analysis of The Wall Street Journal Editorial-Page Coverage of Venezuela

Haiti: Open Letter to our Prime Minister by John Maxwell

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Saturday, February 12, 2005

Will Freedom Sink or Float in Oil?

From Haiti to Iraq and Beyond: The Pirates' Brand of Democracy

The Real Reasons Why Iran is the Next Target:
The Emerging Euro-denominated International Oil Marker
by William Clark

Russia ends de facto dollar peg and moves to align rouble with euro

Russia Dismisses US “Concerns” about Weapons Sales to Venezuela

Valentine's Day Sweatshops

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Friday, February 11, 2005

It's a Sunny Day on the Drive in Vancouver

Venezuela: Chavez and the Bolivarian Revolution by Prakash Karat

Venezuela's Scrutiny of Citgo and Overseas Oil Operations is Driven by Economics, Officials Say

Canada Backs Terminator Seeds from the Guardian Unlimited

Bill to Eliminate US Trade Barriers with Cuba

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Thursday, February 10, 2005

More reasons....

Bolivia's Strife Continues

Legalization? Part 2 by Benjamin Melancon. the comments and discussion that follow the brief article are well worth reading too. Add your two cents if you're so inclined.

And something a little lighter than usual: What's in Popeye's Pipe?

Monsanto's Big Deal

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Kevin Pina in Vancouver

Kevin Pina on Occupied Haiti

Wake Up With Co-Op Radio, Friday Morning, 8:40 A.M. 102.7 FM,
Friday, February 11, 7p.m. public forum at SFU Harbour Centre, Room 1900.
and, Friday, Feb. 11, 11a.m. Film screening and discussion at Langara College
Student Union Lounge

Friday, Feb. 11, 2:30p.m. Discussion with trade unionists, Boardroom 3 at
Maritime Labour Centre (111 Victoria Dr.)

Saturday, 9:00 A.M. Interview, Red Eye Radio on Co-op Radio, 102.7 FM.

Saturday, meet Kevin Pina at the Co-Development Film Festival, Faculty Lounge
(through student cafeteria) Langara Campus 11 a.m. Join discussion 12:30
to 1:30 p.m.

Independent journalist Kevin Pina will be visiting Vancouver as part of a
cross-Canada tour. This is a unique opportunity to get on-the-ground news and
analysis about the situation in occupied Haiti. Kevin will also be
travelling to Victoria, and will be meeting with trade unionists, students and others
while in B.C.

The Canadian government and military played a key role in the coup against
Jean-Bertrand Aristide, and continues to be a major player in the
occupation and illegal regime change. For more information on Kevin Pina's tour, contact Check out for continuing coverage from Haiti.

Organized by Haiti Information Project Tour Committee.

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Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Who Does a War Economy Benefit?

Haiti is Now "More Violent and Inhuman"

The Bush Regime Launches It's Second Term Economic War On the People

Colombia's Double Standard for Terrorism Part 2

A Horrible Interrogation Camp Like Those Used by the Nazis

What is Happening in Venezuela? An Interview with Jonah Gindin

U.S. Tries Isolation Tactics On Venezuela

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Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Films to see, articles to read, who says your life isn't full?

And new links under Alternative Media. Events: In Vancouver, films about Venezuela and Haiti this week.

Eugenia Charles is interviewed about events concerning Haiti since the coup last Feb. 29th.

Chavez Vetoes Penal Reform due to Venezuelan Prison Crisis how thoughtful!

Shouldn't a President Concerned about Nuclear Proliferation Support the Treaty Controlling Nuclear Weapons?

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Monday, February 07, 2005

Haiti, Venezuela, Food, Torture

Haiti Report for February 4, 2005

Can Freedom Wear Jackboots? No Human Rights in Haiti

Venezuela's Governing Party Sets Quotas for Women and Community Leaders for Next Elections

Our World is Not for Sale by Larry Walker

2005 Taco Bell Truth Tour expose the truth of how Taco Bell and Yum Brands profit from farmworker poverty and exploitation.

Abuse and Torture at Guantanamo

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Sunday, February 06, 2005

control, baby, control

Women and Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution Part One

Women and Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution Part Two

Venezuela and China Sign 19 Cooperation Agreements

Cuba and Venezuela: An oil-for-aid deal that really works

One attempt to attack Iran or Venezuela could bring on a world nuclear war

A matter of matrimony? Sex is more like it Heather Mallick

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Saturday, February 05, 2005

Does anyone want to deal with the U.S anymore?

U.S. and Cuba

World Social Forum ends with protests against imperialism

Venezuela, Iran, China, Nigeria: Oil and the U.S.A a page of stories collected by From the Wilderness

Cubapetroleo signs deal with Sinopec

The Marriage 'Saviours' an article about the so-called same-sex marriage debate by Stan Persky from The Tyee

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Friday, February 04, 2005

The more things change....

Haiti's Upcoming Elections

Guantanamo Bay and Rule by Executive Fiat

Stephen Harper and the Politics of Fear

Venezuela and Argentina Expand Cooperation in Food for Fuel Trade and with Telesur

Venezuela Foreign Minister Responds to U.S. "Worries"

I was in Cuba for 6 days and read two hard copies of Granma which is a weekly paper available in several languages.

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