Saw a story yesterday about how the Canadian military sent a memo around telling soldiers not to reveal their military connections on facebook, because al-Qaeda’s on facebook and it could endanger soldiers and their families. Taken to its logical conclusion, this idea makes the entire Canadian military a covert operation. If a nation’s military isn’t able to operate out in the open, it seems there are a lot of implications.
Also, four more people were released by FARC in Colombia as a result of the Venezuelan mediation.
Continue reading “Facebook!”
Apologies for the time away from blogging. I had the pleasure of being on a two-person panel with John Clarke of OCAP over the weekend, organized by the London Project for a Participatory Society (LPPS). We were talking about “taking back the city” and, as much as I enjoy being on a panel with John, he always puts me to shame. The talk was video recorded and might be available at some point on youtube.
Continue reading “March 6 demonstration in Colombia (and a little on Cuba and Pakistan and Canada)”
I was on CFUV (Victoria University, BC, Canada) campus radio on Chris Cook’s excellent “Gorilla Radio” show. Though I haven’t been able to access it, Chris sent me a link to an audioblog, perhaps you can listen, here.
Continue reading “Some more audio on Colombia (and Canada)”
I’ve had some community radio and other media response to my article on Colombia’s civil war and Venezuela’s foreign policy. Uribe has seized on this moment to try to capitalize on the unpopularity of FARC and its kidnapping, leaving the minor matters of paramilitarism, state terror, massacres, murders of activists, displacement, and the handover of the economy to multinationals off the table. The UK Colombia Solidarity Campaign sent this bulletin around about the march, worth sharing here.
A Humanitarian Agreement is Urgently Needed to Respect Life and Dignity
Continue reading “From the UK Colombia Solidarity Campaign – on tomorrow’s march against FARC”