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international / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Monday September 02, 2013 17:16 byMark Weisbrot
Obama has less legitimacy and popular support for the proposed bombing than almost any US military action in recent history. read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Wednesday August 07, 2013 17:33 byMark Weisbrot
Americans are shielded from the ugly consequences of US military power by our journalists' self-censorship. read full story / add a comment
central america / caribbean / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Tuesday April 02, 2013 20:47 byMark Weisbrot
In Honduras, Reagan-era atrocities are back as the Obama administration funds a state implicated in murdering opponents. read full story / add a comment
central america / caribbean / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Wednesday November 14, 2012 21:57 byMark Weisbrot
Unlike earthquake or hurricane, Haiti's cholera outbreak is a manmade disaster – by the very agency supposed to protect it. read full story / add a comment
scandinavia / denmark / iceland / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Monday September 10, 2012 21:44 byMark Weisbrot
Even in the past, Sweden had "collaborated with its Washington allies" to violate human rights and international law. read full story / add a comment
central america / caribbean / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Monday July 02, 2012 20:49 byMark Weisbrot
Honduras three years ago created a new template of the US backing coups to compensate for lost influence on the continent read full story / add a comment
central america / caribbean / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Wednesday March 14, 2012 16:51 byMark Weisbrot
Even though former President Aristide has eschewed politics since his return from exile, the US is still threatening him. read full story / add a comment
mashriq / arabia / iraq / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Thursday February 16, 2012 17:28 byMark Weisbrot
Last week the New York Times reported on an interesting telephone conversation in January between President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. According to the report, Obama tried to convince Netanyahu, with some success, that the time was not right for military action against Iran. read full story / add a comment
international / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Wednesday February 01, 2012 21:33 byMark Weisbrot
Egypt's crackdown on Republican and Democratic organisations is hardly surprising: they're widely seen as stooges of US empire. read full story / add a comment
central america / caribbean / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Wednesday January 11, 2012 19:35 byMark Weisbrot
Washington, D.C.- Two years after Haiti’s devastating earthquake, the dire conditions in which a majority of Haitians live have failed to improve and in many cases have deteriorated, due to a consistent lack of progress in the relief and reconstruction efforts and the ongoing cholera epidemic, Center for Economic and Policy Research Co-Director Mark Weisbrot said today. Weisbrot noted that a general lack of accountability of international agencies and aid organizations has hindered efforts by Haitians to obtain justice and a better standard of living, particularly for those who lost their homes during the earthquake. read full story / add a comment
central america / caribbean / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Wednesday December 21, 2011 21:25 byMark Weisbrot
Despite overwhelming evidence, the UN has still not taken responsibility for the cholera disaster in Haiti. read full story / add a comment
central america / caribbean / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Monday November 21, 2011 22:11 byMark Weisbrot
First, the US backed a coup that deposed the elected president. Now, it's backing the return of death-squad government. read full story / add a comment
north america / mexico / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Monday September 12, 2011 19:37 byMark Weisbrot
The wars that have defined the last decade, better represent the actions of an Empire not a Republic, says scholar. read full story / add a comment
central america / caribbean / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Wednesday August 24, 2011 20:01 byMark Weisbrot
Individual Americans donated a total of $1.4bn after the 2010 earthquake, yet 600,000 Haitians are still living in tents. Why? read full story / add a comment
brazil/guyana/suriname/fguiana / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Monday July 25, 2011 21:08 byMark Weisbrot
U.S. diplomatic cables now released from Wikileaks make it clearer than ever before that foreign troops occupying Haiti for more than seven years have no legitimate reason to be there; that this a U.S. occupation, as much as in Iraq or Afghanistan; that it is part of a decades-long U.S. strategy to deny Haitians the right to democracy and self-determination; and that the Latin American governments supplying troops – including Brazil – are getting tired of participating. read full story / add a comment
brazil/guyana/suriname/fguiana / imperialismo / guerra / non-anarchist press Monday July 25, 2011 20:26 byMark Weisbrot
Telegramas diplomáticos dos EUA divulgados pelo WikiLeaks deixam claro que as tropas estrangeiras que ocupam o Haiti há mais de sete anos não têm razão legítima para estar no país e que esta é uma ocupação americana, tanto quanto o são as do Iraque e Afeganistão. read full story / add a comment
central america / caribbean / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Wednesday June 01, 2011 20:09 byMark Weisbrot
The former president's return is welcome, but human rights remain at risk in Honduras after the coup that deposed him. read full story / add a comment
central america / caribbean / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Thursday April 28, 2011 00:55 byMark Weisbrot
Haiti is often decried for corruption but look at how reconstruction contracting works: it may be legal but it's still graft. read full story / add a comment
central america / caribbean / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Monday March 21, 2011 18:51 byMark Weisbrot
Haiti's first democratically elected president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, is scheduled to return to his homeland this week after seven years in exile in South Africa. He was overthrown – for the second time – in a 2004 coup organised by the United States and its allies. Washington has gone to great lengths to prevent his return over the last seven years, and this week the state department once again warned that Aristide should not return until "after the [20 March] electoral process is concluded." read full story / add a comment
central america / caribbean / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Thursday January 27, 2011 20:20 byMark Weisbrot
The controversy over the return of the infamous dictator, Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier, to Haiti, is in many ways a distraction. Certainly, it is important he stand trial for crimes against humanity, including the murder and torture of opponents. read full story / add a comment
Issue #3 of the Newsletter of the Tokologo African Anarchist Collective

Imperialism / War

Thu 02 Oct, 00:18

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arton6013007a2.jpg imageReportage Photo : Les anarchistes turcs au secours du Kurdistan syrien 19:17 Mon 29 Sep by Commission international 0 comments

Kobanê (Aïn Al-Arab) est devenu un abcès de fixation où s’affrontent deux mondes : les forces progressistes, laïques et révolutionnaires d’un côté, les fanatiques religieux de l’autre.

Manifestation de la gauche kurde à Paris le 27 septembre 2014 image« Kobanê et le Kurdistan n’ont pas pour seul ennemi l’État islamique » 19:05 Mon 29 Sep by Commission international 0 comments

Allocution d’Alternative libertaire soutenue par l’OCL à la manifestation parisienne de la gauche kurde du 27 septembre 2014, en solidarité avec le Kurdistan syrien.

daf_in_kobane_3.jpg imageTurkish anarchists in Syria to support Kurdish people 15:37 Sat 27 Sep by Workers Solidarity Movement 4 comments

Istanbul anarchists along other leftists, feminists, and 'Gezi park types' have managed to cross over into Syria and the northern town of Kobane which is currently threatened by ISIS.

daf_in_kobane.jpg imageIn Shingal, Kobane and all Rojava, ISIS is Dehak and the people are Kawa 20:35 Fri 26 Sep by Devrimci Anarşist Faaliyet 0 comments

In Kurdistan, people are fighting against ISIS, “the procreated violence” given birth by capitalism and the states that start wars for their own benefits. ISIS, subcontractor of the states that pursue income strategies on the region, is attacking people while yelling “islamic state!” and “holy war, jihad!”. People are suffering from hunger and thirst, getting ill, getting injured; migrating ad dying. They are still fighting in that struggle for existence. People are fighting not for the schemes and strategies around meeting tables, not for income, but for their freedom.

textPalestine-Israel: The joint struggle confront the transfer efforts of the Israeli settler colonialis... 15:49 Sun 21 Sep by Ilan S. 0 comments

Though Israel failed in its last open assault on the Gaza Strip, it still succeed in its transfer efforts. The drowning of a refugee ship with 450 mainly Gaza people reflect the partial success of Israel transfer efforts that for the never ended efforts since 1948. The siege on Gaza join the pressure on both Palestinians within the 1948 borders and that of the 1967. The big masses were driven out during the 1948 and 1967 wars, but efforts continued with all means possible. Some expelled by force some were moved within the border as pressure to "voluntary transfer". Within the 1967 borders, the Israeli efforts are targeted on the villages and Bedouins living in area C where the joint struggle to resist it is mainly focused in the South of Hebron Hills. And the joint struggle in Arkib, Dahamsh (1948 borders), and Bil'in, Ma'asara, Nabi Saleh, Ni'ilin, Qaddum, Sheikh Jarah (East Jerusalem) continue "as usual".

460_0___30_0_0_0_0_0_oabubakralbaghdadi570.jpg imageO que nós pensamos sobre a atual crise no Iraque? 13:00 Sun 17 Aug by KAF (Fórum Anarquista do Curdistão) 0 comments

A crise do Iraque já se arrasta há décadas. Tanto o regime Saddam Hussein tanto quanto sob a atual "democracia", desde a invasão de 2003, não há liberdade, justiça social, igualdade e há poucas perspectivas para aqueles que são independentes aos partidos políticos no poder. Além da brutalidade e discriminação contra as mulheres e as minorias, um grande abismo foi criado entre os ricos e os pobres, fazendo com que os pobres ficassem cada vez mais pobres e os ricos mais ricos.

Un convoi de habitants de Deir Al Zour à soutenir la résistance Shueitat. Photo grâce à: Yalla Souriya imageSyrie : L'intifada de Deir Al Zor contre Daesh (L'Etat islamique-EI) 23:32 Tue 05 Aug by Leila Shrooms 0 comments

Les syrienNEs ont montré de manière répété qu'ils et elles refusent d'accepter les tyrannies qu'il s'agisse de celle de Bashar Al Assad ou de tout groupe extrémiste qui essaie de leur imposer sa vision. Dans les derniers mois, renforcé par les équipements militaires américains et iaquiens saisis en Irak, « L'Etat Islamique » (Précédement EEIL et connu localement sous le nom de Daesh) a fait des avancées considérables dans le nord et l'est de la Syrie. Là ou il est allé, il a imposé une interprétation haineuse et réactionnaire de la loi islamique et des restrictions sévères à la population locale, a commis des massacres sectaires et d'autres atrocités telles que des crucifixions ou des décapitation, et a assassiné et emprisonné des révolutionnaires.

oabubakralbaghdadi570.jpg imageQue pensons nous de la crise actuelle en Irak ? 23:30 Tue 05 Aug by KAF 0 comments

La crise irakienne est continue depuis des décennies, tant sous le régime de Saddam Hussein que sous le « régime démocratique actuel » depuis l'invasion de 2003. Il n'y avait ni de liberté, ni de justice sociale, ni d'égalité et peu de perspectives pour celles et ceux qui étaient indépendant des partis politiques au pouvoir. En plus de la brutalité existante et la discrimination contre les femmes et les genTEs ordinaires, un très grand fossé a été creusé entre les riches et les pauvres, rendant les pauvres de plus en plus pauvres et les riches de plus en plus riches. [English]

oabubakralbaghdadi570_1.jpg imageKAF: Was wir über die aktuelle Krise im Irak denken 22:34 Fri 01 Aug by KAF 0 comments

Die Krise im Irak hält be­reits seit Jahr­zehn­ten an, seit sich das Land unter der Macht von Sad­dam Hus­sein oder unter dem „mo­men­ta­nen de­mo­kra­ti­schen Re­gime“ nach der In­va­si­on von 2003 be­fun­den hat. Es gab keine Frei­heit, kei­nen so­zia­len Frie­den, keine Gleich­be­rech­ti­gung und nur wenig Mög­lich­kei­ten für jene, die un­ab­hän­gig von den herr­schen­den po­li­ti­schen Par­tei­en waren.
Zu­sätz­lich zu der vor­han­de­nen Bru­ta­li­tät und Dis­kri­mi­nie­rung ge­gen­über Frau­en und gegen die ein­fa­chen Leute ging die Sche­re zwi­schen den Rei­chen und den Armen immer wei­ter aus­ein­an­der. Da­durch wur­den die Armen noch ärmer und die Rei­chen noch rei­cher.

gaza.jpg imagePalestina, l'ostaggio perenne 00:06 Wed 23 Jul by Federazione dei Comunisti Anarchici 0 comments

Continua la guerra nella Striscia di Gaza governata da Hamas, anche se in tutto il mondo continuano le manifestazioni contro le scelte guerrafondaie di Israele. Dalla scomparsa dei tre coloni da Gush Etzion, (colonia per soli ebrei sotto il controllo totale dello stato di Israele in Cisgiordania), Israele ha posto sotto assedio quattro milioni di palestinesi, bombardando ospedali, scuole, ogni sorta di obiettivi civili, distruggendo e saccheggiando case, rubando, effettuando sequestri, ferendo e uccidendo sia in modo mirato che indiscriminato al di fuori di ogni legislazione internazionale.

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imageLa resistencia palestina: Símbolo de la lucha contra la opresión colonial Oct 01 by José Antonio Gutiérrez D. 0 comments

La más reciente ofensiva israelí en contra del pueblo palestino, que duró casi dos meses, es quizás una de las acciones más letales en la larga historia de violencias que acumula la entidad sionista sobre su lomo. Más de 2.000 muertos, al menos una cuarta parte de ellos menores de edad, masacrados con bombas, metralla y fósforo blanco que han sido arrojados de manera deliberada sobre la población civil inerme en la Franja de Gaza, la cual se refugió en hospitales, escuelas, oficinas de la ONU, mientras muchos otros han sido destrozados durmiendo en sus propios hogares. Sin embargo, aparte de estas cobardes atrocidades, Israel se ha demostrado impotente en sus dos objetivos centrales: no ha podido destruir la red de túneles mediante los cuales los palestinos en Gaza pueden burlar a duras penas el bloqueo absoluto y medieval impuesto; tampoco ha podido desbaratar la capacidad militar de la resistencia palestina.

imageISIS, Iraq and the War on Terror Sep 28 by Joshua Virasami 0 comments

It's official, extremist firebrand Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of ISIS, will play the new bearded bogeyman. It's official, he didn’t loot the banks for gold but is in fact being paid by our friends, the good ol’ Gulf petro-monarchs. It's official, we are being frogmarched back into the 'kill the bogeyman' script. It's official, none of this is happening… "officially".

imageTra le macerie dell'imperialismo USA Sep 27 by Shawn Hattingh 0 comments

Le notizie che vanno per la maggiore raccontano le storie degli orrori commessi dallo Stato Islamico (IS) in Siria ed in Iraq ma anche di come gli Stati Uniti vogliano apparentemente mettere fine a questi orrori per ragioni umanitarie. Quello che non viene mai detto dai media privati e di Stato è da dove viene l'IS, quali sono le vere ragioni di questo nuovo intervento degli USA in Medio Oriente, della volontà degli USA di isolare e distruggere le uniche due forze che stanno realmente combattendo contro l'IS: il PKK e le YPG. [English]

imageEEUU en el Medio Oriente: hipocresía y doble discurso Sep 15 by BrunoL 0 comments

Bruno Lima Rocha*

El Oriente Medio es un ajedrez motivado por el peor realismo, mezclado con intereses geoestratégicos. Veamos por qué, a través de la doble posición de los Estados Unidos, Israel entró en una guerra “preventiva” contra Hamás, organización político-militar de fundamentación religiosa y que comparte el gobierno de la Franja de Gaza desde 2006. El saldo del conflicto fueron cerca de 52 israelíes muertos y más de 2000 palestinos eliminados físicamente. La infraestructura de Gaza fue destruida con la aplicación de la estrategia de “tierra arrasada”. Esta forma de combate viene de la política de Reagan y sus aliados centro americanos contra las guerrillas de El Salvador y Guatemala en los años 80. La postura de los Estados Unidos –ardoroso y autoproclamado defensor de los derechos humanos– fue tímida delante de la supremacía bélica y tecnológica del Estado de Israel. El país fundado por pioneros sionistas como Ben Gurión es el único del planeta con poder de veto dentro de Washington. Es por eso que la política de los EEUU para Medio Oriente tiene literalmente, dos pesos y dos medidas.

imageΕρωτήματα εξ Ανατο&#... Sep 15 by Κώστας Σβόλης 0 comments

Τι ακριβώς συμβαίνει στην Ουκρανία; Ένας ιμπεριαλιστικός πόλεμος «δια αντιπροσώπων»; Η σύγκρουσή δυο εθνικισμών; Η αντιπαράθεση δυο ολοκληρωτισμών (βλ Νεοναζισμού και των απολιθωμάτων του Σταλινισμού); Η συμπύκνωση της παγκόσμιας αντιπαράθεσης του Νεοφασισμού ενάντιων Αντιφασισμού σε επίπεδο ένοπλης σύγκρουσης; Τι σηματοδοτεί η δημιουργία των Λαϊκών Δημοκρατιών στην Ν.Α Ουκρανία; είναι παραρτήματα του Κρεμλίνου ή μορφές λαϊκής αυτοδιάθεσης; Διαφορετικά ερωτήματα, τις ίδιας όμως υφής, θα μπορούσαμε να θέσουμε και για την προσπάθεια δημιουργίας Ισλαμικού Κράτους στην Μέση Ανατολή (Συρία, Ιράκ) από τους Τζιχαντιστές. Τελικά ποιους ενισχύουν το ΝΑΤΟ, οι ΗΠΑ και η ΕΕ, τους Κούρδους του Ιράκ; ή τους Ισλαμιστές που στην προηγούμενη περίοδο είχαν εξοπλίσει για να πολεμήσουν το καθεστώς του Άσαντ;

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image« Kobanê et le Kurdistan n’ont pas pour seul ennemi l’État islamique » Sep 29 Alternative Libertaire 0 comments

Allocution d’Alternative libertaire soutenue par l’OCL à la manifestation parisienne de la gauche kurde du 27 septembre 2014, en solidarité avec le Kurdistan syrien.

imageIn Shingal, Kobane and all Rojava, ISIS is Dehak and the people are Kawa Sep 26 DAF - Revolutionary Anarchist Action 0 comments

In Kurdistan, people are fighting against ISIS, “the procreated violence” given birth by capitalism and the states that start wars for their own benefits. ISIS, subcontractor of the states that pursue income strategies on the region, is attacking people while yelling “islamic state!” and “holy war, jihad!”. People are suffering from hunger and thirst, getting ill, getting injured; migrating ad dying. They are still fighting in that struggle for existence. People are fighting not for the schemes and strategies around meeting tables, not for income, but for their freedom.

imageO que nós pensamos sobre a atual crise no Iraque? Aug 17 0 comments

A crise do Iraque já se arrasta há décadas. Tanto o regime Saddam Hussein tanto quanto sob a atual "democracia", desde a invasão de 2003, não há liberdade, justiça social, igualdade e há poucas perspectivas para aqueles que são independentes aos partidos políticos no poder. Além da brutalidade e discriminação contra as mulheres e as minorias, um grande abismo foi criado entre os ricos e os pobres, fazendo com que os pobres ficassem cada vez mais pobres e os ricos mais ricos.

imageQue pensons nous de la crise actuelle en Irak ? Aug 05 Forum anarchiste du Kurdistan 0 comments

La crise irakienne est continue depuis des décennies, tant sous le régime de Saddam Hussein que sous le « régime démocratique actuel » depuis l'invasion de 2003. Il n'y avait ni de liberté, ni de justice sociale, ni d'égalité et peu de perspectives pour celles et ceux qui étaient indépendant des partis politiques au pouvoir. En plus de la brutalité existante et la discrimination contre les femmes et les genTEs ordinaires, un très grand fossé a été creusé entre les riches et les pauvres, rendant les pauvres de plus en plus pauvres et les riches de plus en plus riches. [English]

imageKAF: Was wir über die aktuelle Krise im Irak denken Aug 01 Kurdistan Anarchists Forum 0 comments

Die Krise im Irak hält be­reits seit Jahr­zehn­ten an, seit sich das Land unter der Macht von Sad­dam Hus­sein oder unter dem „mo­men­ta­nen de­mo­kra­ti­schen Re­gime“ nach der In­va­si­on von 2003 be­fun­den hat. Es gab keine Frei­heit, kei­nen so­zia­len Frie­den, keine Gleich­be­rech­ti­gung und nur wenig Mög­lich­kei­ten für jene, die un­ab­hän­gig von den herr­schen­den po­li­ti­schen Par­tei­en waren.
Zu­sätz­lich zu der vor­han­de­nen Bru­ta­li­tät und Dis­kri­mi­nie­rung ge­gen­über Frau­en und gegen die ein­fa­chen Leute ging die Sche­re zwi­schen den Rei­chen und den Armen immer wei­ter aus­ein­an­der. Da­durch wur­den die Armen noch ärmer und die Rei­chen noch rei­cher.

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