Friends in Colombia will be helping me blog from time to time. This friend is Enzo, and he is reporting on something happening in the Colombian press. The following are his interpretations of what is going on. Here goes: Something orchestrated and intentional is happening as of sunday (Sept 26). It is a mediatic action […]
On September 29, Christian Peacemaker Teams volunteers Kim Lamberty and Christopher Brown were attacked by Israeli settlers in the Palestinian West Bank town of Hebron and beaten senseless. Lamberty ended up with a broken arm and knee, Brown with broken ribs and a contusion on his head and temple. They were escorting Palestinian children to […]
Is it not a scandal when an extremely wealthy country with a social safety net like Canada still has large numbers of people hungry? It should be. The Ontario Coalition Against Poverty has decided that it is, and has decided to take action to say so. Not just to take action, but to take food […]
I got this via Empire Notes, but it comes from Obsidian Wings. Do read it. It’s quite extraordinary. The idea is that it will be completely legal for the US to send foreigners to countries where they will be tortured after this bill is passed. And you know the Congress is eager to pass these […]
I’m not sure of the origins of this PowerPoint presentation, but it looks like something some corporate put together to pitch Haiti for sweatshop production. Haitipolicy.org got its hands on it and put it on its website. Take a look.
http://www.zcommunications.org/getting-beyond-hypocrisy-on-humanitarian-intervention-by-justin-podur Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin gave a moving speech at the United Nations on September 22, 2004. “Tens of thousands have been murdered, raped and assaulted,â€ he said. â€œWar crimes and crimes against humanity have been committed.”
September 28, 2000 was the beginning of the Second Intifada in Israel/Palestine. So we are at the 4-year anniversary of the day Sharon went to the Al-Aqsa mosque to provoke Palestinian demonstrators so that those demonstrators could then be shot, dozens killed. He succeeded beyond his wildest dreams, and Israel proceeded to re-occupy and devastate […]
After a long absence, the killing train is being resurrected. Details and normal blogging to follow.
A truly heartfelt thank you to everyone who wrote letters and otherwise helped with the kidnapping of the indigenous commission in Cauca, including my friend Arquimedes Vitonas, the mayor of Toribio. The indigenous community mobilized massively to send 400 people to the area to search for the commission. And they succeeded in Arquimedes and all […]