There were several armed attacks in Haiti over the weekend in which people were massacred. Preliminary reports from the National Coalition for Haitian Rights, broadcast on Haitian Metropole radio on Feb 25: “Village de Dieu district, which caused the deaths of at least eight people by bullets, seven injuries and the destruction of three houses […]
On that island they had some elections. They chose someone to be their President. Then some people from some other countries decided to get rid of that President and pick a new one. Some of the people from the island disagreed – so they were killed.
I just read the talk Ward Churchill gave at the University of Colorado and I could almost feel the energy. It was really good to read and really good to know that he is going to be fighting this, and the tone of it all was just right. This was the best part of the […]
A couple of weeks ago I discussed an event I attended at ‘Israel Apartheid Week’ at the University of Toronto. One of the speakers at that event was Ilan Pappe, who I interviewed the following day. The interview is published on ZNet. Check it out.
http://www.zcommunications.org/mechanisms-of-denial-by-ilan-pappe lan Pappe is a professor of History at Haifa University in Israel. He is an activist for Palestinian rights. He was in Toronto in February to give the keynote speech at â€˜Israeli Apartheid Weekâ€™ at the University of Toronto. He was interviewed by telephone on February 5, 2005.
A speech by Lynne Stewart… continuing on yesterday’s discussion.
In particular, the indigenous and popular congress that moved the country in October 2004 is trying to make a popular consultation against the FTA happen. It’s starting at the beginning of March 2005. You’ll be hearing more about it here…
Of course I forgot the Lynne Stewart case in my attempt to chronicle the decline of such liberal traditions as exist in the US. Here’s a piece on it by David Cole of the Nation. It’s not the most solidaristic piece, but it’s got info. And another decent piece about the turns the Ward Churchill […]
A bizarre story from the Los Angeles Times, David G. Savage yesterday (Feb 15). Some US pilots – presumably engaged in the high-tech mass murder of some 100,000 people in Iraq in 1991 (see Blum’s ‘Killing Hope’ for some introductory documentation) – were captured as prisoners of war. They were awarded $1B from Iraq by […]
These are bad times for this whole business of free speech. It is easily enough protected in theory. It just takes a lot of people who understand what it is and are willing to use it enough to defend it. In practice, that is lacking. The results are bad. They are getting worse. Let’s start […]