Archive | March, 2011

  • Loving the Libyan Rebels

    The multinational empire has come up with a great deal for itself: using Libya’s own money to finance the Libyan rebels to fight against Libya.  Ali Tarhouni, a US-educated economist who just got appointed “finance minister” of the rebel “Interim Transitional National Council,” explains the deal: “Right now, there is no immediate crisis kind of […]

  • Al-Jazeera: An Island of Pro-Empire Intrigue

    The Empire admits: without Al-Jazeera, they could not have bombed Libya. How did Al-Jazeera, once dubbed the ‘terror network’ by some and whose staff were martyred by US bombs in Iraq and Afghanistan, end up becoming the media war propagandist for yet another Western war against a small state of the Global South, Libya?  We […]

  • Between Emigration and Crime

    Latin Americans are not born-criminals nor did they invent drugs. The Aztecs, Maya and other pre-Columbian human groups in Mexico and Central America, for example, were excellent farmers and didn’t even know about growing coca. The Quechua and Aymara were capable of producing nutritious foods on perfect terraces that followed the mountain level curves. On […]

  • Japan’s Muslim Community Aiding Tsunami Victims

      People from all walks of life and different faiths have come to the aid of the victims.  Members of the Muslim community of Tokyo are among the thousands of sincere and caring volunteers who are rushing supplies to Japan’s needy. . . .  Between Tokyo and the ravaged areas lies Fukushima Prefecture, where radiation […]

  • Fatima, Daughter of Bahraini Martyr Abdul al Rasul Hassan Ali al Hujairi

    “I am Fatima, the daughter of the martyr, and I am honored to have this title.  I want to tell the world: I am brave, courageous, unafraid — that’s what my father used to say — and now I have become braver and braver, thanks to my dear father.” This video was released by Ahlulbayt […]

  • Leonard Weinglass (1933-2011)

    Leonard Weinglass, a leading leftwing lawyer in the United States with an international perspective, died in the early evening on March 23, 2011.  Len fell ill in late January while in Cuba.  In the first days of February exploratory surgery at Montefiore Hospital discovered that he had inoperable cancer of the pancreas. Lenny, a 1958 […]

  • Nuclear “Station Blackout”

    The combination of an earthquake followed by a tsunami in Japan initiated a sequence of events that ultimately led to damage to the reactor cores at Fukushima Dai-Ichi Units 1, 2, and 3 caused by inadequate cooling. Can’t happen here?  Perhaps not by the same method, but definitely with the same consequences. The earthquake caused […]

  • Unnecessary Radiation Exposure Imposed Due to Japanese Government’s Lack of Evacuation Plan and “Declaration of Safety”

    High Levels of Radiation Detected in Vegetables, Unprocessed Milk, Water, and Soil
    Unnecessary Radiation Exposure Imposed Due to Japanese Government’s Lack of Evacuation Plan and “Declaration of Safety”

  • In Memory of Leonard Weinglass

      Not that long ago Len came to visit me and we worked for several hours preparing for the next step of my appeal.  I noticed at the time that he was tired.  I was worried with his advanced age that he was driving alone after a long trip from New York.  The weather was […]

  • French Leftists for the Libya War

    What with the bruising pension battle antagonizing the whole of the French working class last year, and a spate of scandals, including one exposing financial ties between his short-lived foreign minister (since sacked) and the deposed president of Tunisia, French President Nicolas Sarkozy‘s popularity was at an all-time low, and his party was battered in […]

  • COSATU Supports Democracy, But Condemns Foreign Military Occupation in Libya

    COSATU has reiterated its position in support of the legitimate and genuine struggles of the people and workers of the Middle East and North Africa for democracy, human dignity and social justice.  In doing so, we however, seek to exercise caution in the manner Western powers claim to be advancing the struggle for democracy in […]

  • Japan: Squandering the Chance for Orderly Evacuation

    Given the large amount of radioactivity that could be released from the damaged reactors and spent-fuel pools at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi facility, the Japanese government was wise to evacuate residents within a 12 mile (20 kilometer) radius of the reactor site. Unfortunately, the crisis in not over.  Given the uncertainty over future releases, we believe […]

  • Joint Statement of 58 Communist and Workers’ Parties against Imperialist Aggression in Libya

    The imperialist killers headed by the USA, France, Britain and NATO as a whole and with the approval of the UN started a new imperialist war.  This time in Libya. Their allegedly humanitarian pretexts are completely misleading!  They throw dust into peoples’ eyes!  Their real goals are the hydrocarbons in Libya. We, the Communist and […]

  • The Real Intentions of the “Alliance of Equals”

    Yesterday was a long day. From midday I paid attention to Obama’s vicissitudes in Chile, as I had done the day before with his adventures in the city of Rio de Janeiro. In a brilliant challenge, that city defeated Chicago in its aspiration to host the 2016 Olympics, when the new President of the United […]

  • Libya and Yemen — Study in Contrast

    It is now clear that the no-fly zone has been expanded in Libya to a military campaign for a regime change, something that the UN Security Council did not authorize.  Gaddafi’s residence in Tripoli has been bombed and more strikes are taking place in Tripoli and other towns.  The argument of course is that Gaddafi’s […]

  • The Role Played by South Africa in the United Nations Security Council on the Libyan Situation

      21 March 2011 The African National Congress Youth League is concerned by the role played by South Africa in the United Nations Security Council.  South Africa voted in favour of UN Security Council Resolution 1973 to impose a No-Fly-Zone in Libya, and did not advocate for a peaceful solution or an African led solution […]

  • My Shoes Pinch

    While the damaged reactors are emitting radioactive smoke in Japan and monstrous looking aircraft and nuclear submarines are launching lethal guided missiles over Libya, a North African Third World country with barely six million inhabitants, Barack Obama was telling Chileans a story similar to the ones I heard when I was four years old: “My […]

  • 根拠の無い福島原発の避難域

    各党政策担当者による「各党・政府震災対策合同会議(実務者会合)」に陪席。社民は、1) 復旧作業員の被曝管理徹底、2) 20、30kmの根拠提示、3) 20-30kmに残る退避者の避難支援と食糧等供給、4) 避難、疎開の迅速実施のための自治体間の連携確保。そのための支援体制整備、を要望。 3:25 AM Mar 19th via web 各党・政府震災対策合同会議で驚いたのは、保安院長が、福島原発の避難域20,30km圏の根拠を示せなかったこと。「当方評価ではもっと小さくてよい」という趣旨を述べ、「念のため広げたということ。(今)提示できる根拠は持ち合わせていない。」と言った。現場は大混乱なのだ。本当に驚いた。 3:32 AM Mar 19th via web 森原秀樹は 社会民主党の服部良一議員秘書。この記事は森原氏のツィートを、市民に緊急情報を公開するために非営利で転載した。 var idcomments_acct = ‘c90a61ed51fd7b64001f1361a7a71191’; var idcomments_post_id; var idcomments_post_url; | Print

  • Nobel Peace Prize Winner’s War

    Carlos Latuff is a Brazilian cartoonist.  | Print

  • Japan’s Government Takes Break from Nuclear Class War against Its Own People and Issues Nonsensical Statement on Libya

    The Japanese government, taking a break from its nuclear class war against its own people, issued a nonsensical statement on Libya,1 supporting the Western war against Libya . . . and at the same time claiming to support the African Union, which is opposed to the war, and the Arab League, which is now trying […]