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Haiti: Recount and Review of Election Tally Shows Massive Irregularities

An independent recount and review of 11,171 tally sheets from Haiti’s November 28 election shows that the outcome of the election is indeterminate.  The review, conducted by the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), found massive irregularities and errors in the tally.  A report detailing the recount’s findings, and methodology, will be made available […]

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Fidel

The Battle against Cholera

I am taking a second, between various important analyses that are currently taking up my time, to refer to two issues that should be known to our people. The United Nations, at the instigation of the United States, the creator of poverty and chaos in the Haitian Republic, decided to send into Haiti its forces […]

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To Soldier Manning

To Private Manning

To Private Manning, sent to jail for exposing war criminals. . . . Eneko Las Heras, born in Caracas in 1963, is a cartoonist based in Spain.  This cartoon was first published on his blog . . . Y sin embargo se mueve on 27 October 2010.  Translation by Yoshie Furuhashi (@yoshiefuruhashi | yoshie.furuhashi [at] […]

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A More Effective Imperial CEO

  “We are here because some of us and our friends voted for change.  What did we get?  What we got was a more effective imperial CEO.” — Bruce A. Dixon of Black Agenda Report, Chicago, 16 October 2010 Video by Labor Beat (27 November 2010).  For more information: <mail@laborbeat.org>; <laborbeat.org>; 312-226-3330. | Print  

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Recovery Noises and Political Taboos

Recovery Noises and Political Taboos

The end of 2010 brings renewed Washington rhetoric, media hype, and academic me-too declarations about the US economy “recovering.”  We’ve heard them before since the crisis hit in 2007.  They always proved wrong.  But recovery noises are useful for some.  Republicans claim that government should do less since recovery is underway (of course, for them, […]

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Voices From the Other Side An Oral History of Terrorism Against Cuba

Obama’s Cuba Policy

  The historic election of Barak Obama brought with it high expectations for a new direction in American foreign policy towards Cuba.  Unfortunately, hope has turned into disappointment halfway through his first term: the President continues to miss opportunities to alter the dynamics of the consistently contentious US-Cuba relationship. While the recent discharge of political […]

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Expanding US Raids in Pakistan: Interviews with Mike Ferner, Kathy Kelly, Michael Marceau, and Ann Wright

On 20 December 2010, the New York Times reported (Mark Mazzetti and Dexter Filkins, “U.S. Military Seeks to Expand Raids in Pakistan”): “Senior American military commanders in Afghanistan are pushing for an expanded campaign of Special Operations ground raids across the border into Pakistan’s tribal areas. . . .  Now, American military officers appear confident […]

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Injustice in India: Binayak Sen Sentenced to Life

Indian Justice Has Failed Dr Binayak Sen To: The President of India, Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi We, the undersigned are shocked at the conviction of well-known public health doctor and human rights worker Dr Binayak Sen by a Raipur Sessions Court on charges of ‘sedition’ and ‘waging war against the Indian State’.  The conviction carries […]

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To the Children of Swat

  “I thought to avoid the clichés of friendship that usually involve showing Indian and Pakistani flags waving in harmony.  Instead I took my camera into a Mumbai slum where so many of the powerless and penniless live and face daily indignities and uncertainties and yet retain their spirit of resistance.  What has resulted is […]

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