Filed under: Indian Subcontinent | Tags: Basque Country, Buddhist, Catalonia, El Slavador, England, Foreign Policy, Guatemala, Kilinochchi, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, LTTE, Noam Chomsky, Nuremburg Trials, Scotland, Sinhala, Sinhala Terrorism, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, State Terror, Tamil Tiger, Tamil Tiger Guerilla, Terrorism, United Kingdom, United States, Wales, War Crimes
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11 February, 2009
Appearing for the first time in Sri Lankan media, MIT’s linguistics Professor Noam Chomsky has given the Sri Lanka Guardian an exclusive interview to discuss the events unfolding in Sri Lanka, as well as (more…)
Filed under: Indian Subcontinent | Tags: Afghanistan, Colonialism, Colonoization, Illict Drugs, Imperialism, Racism, Taliban, United States, White Supremacy
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28 January 2009
Illicit drugs production, an issue of global concern in Afghanistan, has set a new record of peak escalation in the war on terror period as compared to previous Taliban-led rule over the land-locked country.
“Almost a twenty times additional land has been (more…)
Filed under: Africa | Tags: Africa, Al-Shahab, China, Ehiopian Government, Illegal Fishing, India, Invasion, Islamic Courts, Islamic Courts Union, Mogadishu, NATO, Occupation, Piracy, Puntland, Russia, Somali Pirates, Somalia, Somaliland, United States, Washington
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( Dated Piece – 26 December 2008 )
Piracy smokescreen used to step up military action
At the behest of the United States, the U.N. Security Council unanimously voted Dec. 16 to authorize nations to pursue Somali pirates onto land, an action which had previously been prohibited. The resolution comes at a critical juncture for Somalia, and in the shadow of Washington’s politico-military strategy in the African continent.
The pirates were originally groups of fisherman who, due to the stateless nature of Somalia, turned to piracy to combat illegal fishing vessels from around the world. They soon found their new trade much more lucrative.
The resolution also called for a regional office to coordinate the actions of a number of nations that currently have naval forces deployed in (more…)
Filed under: Indian Subcontinent | Tags: Air Strikes, Al-Qaeda, Asif Ali Zardari, Benazir Bhutto, Bhutto, Bhutto Mazaar, Bhuttos, Chair of Pakistna Studies, Charlie Wilson, Fatima Bhutto, Garhi Khuda Bux, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, Inter-Services Intelligence, Jaish-e-Mohammed, Karachi, Lashkar-e-Toiba, Mohammad Azam Khan, Mujahedin, North-West Frontier Province, Pakistan, Pakistan Peoples Party, Pakistani President, Pakistani Sovereignty, Pakistani Taliban, Pakistanis, Peshawar Model School, President Pervez Musharraf, President Zardari, Salman Rushdie, Sind, South Waziristan, Sufi Shrine, Taj Mahal, Taliban, Terorism, Terroist, United States, US Drones, Yousuf Raza Gilani
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08 January 2009
Source: New Statesman
The old Bhutto mazaar, or graveyard, is in a small town called Garhi Khuda Bux. It is not fair to call it a town; it’s a hamlet really, nestled between swaths of fertile agricultural land and small town centres that cater to travelling traders and produce distributors. When I was younger, I used to know we were close to the mazaar as we drove by the old paan wallah. He was a geriatric who sold betel-leaf paans, conical beedi cigarettes and a pack or two of Gold Leaf extra-strong smokes from the table he sat on. The mazaar itself was hundreds of years old and is where the Bhuttos have been buried since they settled in Sind. Wooden pillars, carved with lattice designs, marked the absence of the four walls that would have enclosed the open-air burial site. It was a sombre resting place: four corners of Sind lay open around you, and the dusty smell of the air in Garhi Khuda Bux’s desert climate surrounded mourners who came to mark death anniversaries and birthdays.
It’s all gone now.
It was torn down by the last member of the family to be buried there, Benazir Bhutto, and rebuilt as a mausoleum. In a country where politics has always orbited around personalities, she was determined that (more…)
Filed under: Indian Subcontinent, Middle East, North America | Tags: Al Jazeera, Anti-Imperialist, Arabs, Ariel Sharon, Collective Punishment, Colonialism, Counterinsurgency, Diplomatic Relations, fundamentalism, Gaza, Hindu, Hindutva, Imperialism, India, Indian government, Indian Troops, Israel, Israeli Weapons, Kashmir, Massacre, Massive Bombardment, Mumbai, Mumbai Attacks, Mumbai Terrorists, New Delhi, Non-Alignment, Obama, Obama's Silence, Pakistan, Pakistan's Foreign Policy, Pakistani Leftists, Palestine, Palestinians, Paletinian, Racism, Targeted Assissinations, Tel Aviv, Underdeveloped World, Underdevelopment, United States, Vietnam War, Warsaw Ghetto, Washington, White Supremacy, Zionist
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11 January 2009
The horror and the massacres continue in Gaza. The scenes of carnage being broadcast by Al-Jazeera are unbearably painful. Police stations, schools, universities, ministries, houses, crowded mosques, ambulances, paramedics, etc. were and are being targeted by the Israeli air force and now ground troops have entered to “finish the job” as the Israelis call it. Hundreds of innocents have been killed and thousands injured and there seems to be no end in sight. This is not a war but a massacre of a population that has been deprived of everything for more than 18 months by the Israeli embargo and is now being bombed to oblivion. The nearest equivalent is the massacre of the Jews in (more…)
Filed under: Caribbean | Tags: Barack Obama, Brazil, Communist, Cuba, Economic Blockade, Latin America, Madeleine Albright, President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, President Raul Castro, Spanish Colonialism, United States
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Dec. 19, 2008
Reprinted from Granma International
BRASILIA, December 18 (PL). — President Raúl Castro today highlighted the preparation of the Cuban people in confronting the blockade, which has no perspective, and reiterated his disposition to dialogue with the United States on the basis of absolute equality of conditions.
“It’s been almost 50 years now, it’s time for it to end, it’s dying,” the Cuban president said in comments to reporters during his official visit to Brazil at the invitation of Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.
“If we ask ourselves, why the (more…)
Filed under: "canada", Indigenous, North America | Tags: "canada", Adolf Eichmann, Biological Genocide, Cultural Genocide, Genocide, Gypsies, Holocaust, Isreali State, Jewish Exclusivism, Jews, Kosovo, Lubicon, Neo-Nazi, Nuremberg, Physical Genocide, Raphael Lemikin, Settler-Colony, Slavs, United States, White Supremacy
—Roger W. Smith, Eric Markusen and Robert Jay Lifton, “Professional Ethics and Denial of the Armenian Genocide” (1995)
Denial of genocide has become a matter of increasing concern in recent years, primarily as a result of efforts by a relative handful of neo-Nazi “scholars” to rehabilitate their ideological heritage by advancing arguments and “evidence” that the Hitlerian Holocaust of the early 1940s never occurred.1 So insidious has Holocaust denial been considered by many governments that they have criminalized it, and prosecutions of deniers have occurred in France, Canada and elsewhere.2 The United States bars known deniers from entering the country, and has supported civil litigation against individuals and institutions engaging in such activities.3
A related but far less noticed phenomenon has been the efforts of a significant number of ostensibly more reputable scholars to indulge in a sort of reverse denial. According to this group, the Holocaust undoubtedly occurred, but it was something experienced exclusively by Jews.4Here, the fates of the Gypsies, Slavs, homosexuals and others at the hands of the Nazis are routinely minimized and consigned to the ambiguous category of (more…)