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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
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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.

pal.jpg imagePalestina: nessuna giustizia, nessuna pace! 14:47 Thu 17 Jul by Alternative Libertaire 0 comments

Da molti giorni l'esercito israeliano bombarda la striscia di Gaza, in seguito al lancio di razzi sul territorio israeliano. Col pretesto di prendersela con i "terroristi", o con "quelli che rifiutano la pace", i bombardamenti colpiscono in realtà la popolazione civile, bambini compresi, e servono a scoraggiare con il terrore ogni volontà di resistenza. [Français]

pal.jpg imagePalestine : pas de justice, pas de paix ! 21:27 Tue 15 Jul by Alternative Libertaire 0 comments

Depuis plusieurs jours, l’armée israélienne bombarde la bande de Gaza, suite à l’envoi d’une roquette sur le territoire israélien. Sous prétexte de s’en prendre à des « terroristes », ou à « ceux qui refusent la paix  », les bombardements touchent en réalité surtout la population civile, y compris des enfants, et visent à décourager, par la terreur, toute volonté de résistance. [Italiano]

460_0___30_0_0_0_0_0_oabubakralbaghdadi570.jpg imageΤι πιστεύουμε για τ&... 21:01 Tue 01 Jul by Φόρουμ Αναρχικών του Κουρδιστάν 0 comments

Η κρίση στο Ιράκ συνεχίζεται για δεκαετίες, ενώ ήταν υπό την εξουσία του Σαντάμ Χουσεΐν ή κάτω από το «σημερινό δημοκρατικό καθεστώς» μετά την εισβολή του 2003. Δεν υπήρχε ελευθερία ούτε κοινωνική δικαιοσύνη ούτε ισότητα ούτε και μια μικρή, έστω, ευκαιρία για εκείνους που ήταν ανεξάρτητοι από τα πολιτικά κόμματα που βρίσκονταν στην εξουσία. Εκτός από την υφιστάμενη βαρβαρότητα και τις διακρίσεις κατά των γυναικών και των απλών ανθρώπων δημιουργήθηκε ένα πολύ μεγάλο χάσμα μεταξύ πλουσίων και φτωχών, καθιστώντας τους φτωχούς ακόμα φτωχότερους και τους πλούσιους πλουσιότερους.

oabubakralbaghdadi570.jpg imageSulla crisi in Iraq 16:22 Sun 29 Jun by Kurdish Anarchists Forum 0 comments

La crisi in Iraq risale al regime di Saddam Hussein ed è proseguita con "l'attuale regime democratico" dopo l'invasione del 2003. Non c'era libertà, né giustizia sociale; nessuna uguaglianza e pochissime opportunità per coloro che erano indipendenti dai partiti al potere. Oltre alle violenze ed alle discriminazioni contro le donne e la gente comune si è creata una forbice enorme tra i ricchi ed i poveri, con i ricchi sempre più ricchi ed i poveri sempre più poveri. [English]

oabubakralbaghdadi570.jpg imageWhat do we think about the current crisis of Iraq? 21:25 Tue 24 Jun by Kurdish Anarchists Forum 0 comments

The Iraq crisis has been continued for decades while it has been under the power of Saddam Hussein or under the “current democratic Regime” since the invasion of 2003. There were no freedom, no social justice; no equality and also little opportunity for those who were independent from the political parties who were in power. In addition to existing brutality and discrimination against women and the ordinary people a very big gap was created between the rich and poor, making the poor even poorer and the rich richer. [Italiano]

oabubakralbaghdadi570_2.jpg imageالموقف المستقل ل... 21:21 Tue 24 Jun by KAF 0 comments

الموقف المستقل للجماهير بين داعش و الدولة

بغض النظر عن من وقف والماهية من وراء هجوم ( داعش ) و انهيار الجيش امامه . و البغض النظر ان كان هذا الهجوم مخطط من القوى الخارجية ودول الجوار او من قبل القوى المحلية. فهناك حرب شامل ما بين القوى السيادية وذات السلطة و المتضرر الوحيد في هذا الاقتتال و في جميع الحروب على مر التاريخ هو الناس المدنين و الفئات المظلومة في المجتمع.

420600_10151439934838191_523801269_n.jpg imageGallipoli Never Again 14:14 Fri 25 Apr by Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group 0 comments

This morning, the Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group distributed the following Anzac Day statement at the 8 Hour Monument in Melbourne:
http://melbacg.wordpress.com/2014/04/25/gallipoli-never...gain/
Please feel free to distribute this further. As next year is the 100th anniversary, expect an unprecedented deluge of nationalist and militarist propaganda.

ukrainetanks.jpg imageTra l'incudine russa e il martello occidentale 15:08 Thu 06 Mar by Segreteria Nazionale FdCA 0 comments

La crisi in Ucraina assomiglia troppo a quella che negli anni novanta devastò la Jugoslavia. In Jugoslavia l'ultimo atto della guerra venne rappresentato dall'"operazione tempesta" nella Krajina croata e vide l'espulsione in massa della popolazione serba che abitava quelle regioni da secoli. Analogia nel nome, questione etimologica si, ma che cela la sostanza delle vicende comuni ad una zona appunto di frontiera, Ucraina come Krajina hanno lo stesso significato, terra di confine, frontiera.

crim.jpg imageComunicato dell'AST-Kiev sull'intervento russo 13:26 Thu 06 Mar by Автономна Спілка Трудящих 0 comments

Il 27 Febbraio 2014, gli sciovinisti pro-Russi di Crimea, supportati dalla polizia antisommossa Berkut e dalla Flotta Russa del Mar Nero, hanno messo a segno un colpo di stato militare in Crimea. Fin da ora è ovvio che il governo del movimento “Unità Russa” guidato da Aksionov non è niente di più che una marionetta del regime del Cremlino. [English]

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imageIsraele/Palestine: dietro l'attuale conflitto Jul 28 by Ilan S. 0 comments

L'Egitto insiste nel voler annientare il governo di Hamas, propaggine dei Fratelli Musulmani, sulla Striscia di Gaza. Israele vuole "solo" sabotare il cedimento/compromesso di Hamas verso l'Autorità Palestinese sulla Cisgiordania. Per capire l'importanza del contesto politico degli eventi in corso bisogna rifarsi al novembre 2012, con l'accordo tra Israele ed Hamas sponsorizzato dall'Egitto. [English]

imageIsrael/Palestine: Background to the present conflict Jul 27 by Ilan S. 0 comments

Egypt insists on dissolving the rule of the Muslim Brotherhood offshoot, Hamas, in the Gaza Strip. Israel "just" wants to sabotage the yielding/compromise by Hamas to the Palestinian West Bank Authority. The relevant political context for the present round begins in November 2012, with the agreement between Israel and Hamas under Egyptian sponsorship. [Italiano]

imageKurdes, entre assauts islamistes et avancées politiques Jul 27 by Elisenda Panadés 0 comments

Le Kurdistan syrien, seul face aux assauts djihadistes, appelle à la solidarité internationale. [Castellano]

imageY con el EPL… ¿entonces qué? Jul 27 by José Antonio Gutiérrez D. 0 comments

Independiente de si el EPL es visto un movimiento insurgente numéricamente mucho menos significativo que las FARC-EP o el ELN –visión por lo demás estrecha-, el tema de fondo es que cada movimiento guerrillero colombiano se formó en base a un determinado tipo de agravios, representando a determinadas bases sociales, representando una apuesta política alzada en armas.

imageI Curdi, tra accerchiamento islamista e progressi politici Jul 26 by Elisenda Panadés 0 comments

Il Kurdistan della Siria, solo di fronte agli attacchi jihaidisti, lancia un appello alla solidarietà internazionale. [Castellano]

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imagePalestina, l'ostaggio perenne Jul 23 FdCA 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.

imagePalestina: nessuna giustizia, nessuna pace! Jul 17 AL 0 comments

Da molti giorni l'esercito israeliano bombarda la striscia di Gaza, in seguito al lancio di razzi sul territorio israeliano. Col pretesto di prendersela con i "terroristi", o con "quelli che rifiutano la pace", i bombardamenti colpiscono in realtà la popolazione civile, bambini compresi, e servono a scoraggiare con il terrore ogni volontà di resistenza. [Français]

imagePalestine : pas de justice, pas de paix ! Jul 15 AL 0 comments

Depuis plusieurs jours, l’armée israélienne bombarde la bande de Gaza, suite à l’envoi d’une roquette sur le territoire israélien. Sous prétexte de s’en prendre à des « terroristes », ou à « ceux qui refusent la paix  », les bombardements touchent en réalité surtout la population civile, y compris des enfants, et visent à décourager, par la terreur, toute volonté de résistance. [Italiano]

imageΤι πιστεύουμε για τ&... Jul 01 0 comments

Η κρίση στο Ιράκ συνεχίζεται για δεκαετίες, ενώ ήταν υπό την εξουσία του Σαντάμ Χουσεΐν ή κάτω από το «σημερινό δημοκρατικό καθεστώς» μετά την εισβολή του 2003. Δεν υπήρχε ελευθερία ούτε κοινωνική δικαιοσύνη ούτε ισότητα ούτε και μια μικρή, έστω, ευκαιρία για εκείνους που ήταν ανεξάρτητοι από τα πολιτικά κόμματα που βρίσκονταν στην εξουσία. Εκτός από την υφιστάμενη βαρβαρότητα και τις διακρίσεις κατά των γυναικών και των απλών ανθρώπων δημιουργήθηκε ένα πολύ μεγάλο χάσμα μεταξύ πλουσίων και φτωχών, καθιστώντας τους φτωχούς ακόμα φτωχότερους και τους πλούσιους πλουσιότερους.

imageSulla crisi in Iraq Jun 29 KAF 0 comments

La crisi in Iraq risale al regime di Saddam Hussein ed è proseguita con "l'attuale regime democratico" dopo l'invasione del 2003. Non c'era libertà, né giustizia sociale; nessuna uguaglianza e pochissime opportunità per coloro che erano indipendenti dai partiti al potere. Oltre alle violenze ed alle discriminazioni contro le donne e la gente comune si è creata una forbice enorme tra i ricchi ed i poveri, con i ricchi sempre più ricchi ed i poveri sempre più poveri. [English]

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