Clark.pdf (application/pdf Object) Chile neoliberal criticism. Chile: When Triumphant Neoliberalism Begins to Crack. A critical assessment of the impact of Neoliberalism on the Chilean State during the Pinochet regime (1973-1989) US starts landmark Agent Orange cleanup in Vietnam. DANANG, Vietnam (AP) — Vo Duoc fights back tears while sharing the news that broke his heart: A few days ago he received test results confirming he and 11 family members have elevated levels of dioxin lingering in their blood.
The family lives in a two-story house near a former U.S. military base in Danang where the defoliant Agent Orange was stored during the Vietnam War, which ended nearly four decades ago. Duoc, 58, sells steel for a living and has diabetes, while his wife battles breast cancer and their daughter has remained childless after suffering repeated miscarriages. How Latin America is reinventing the war on drugs.
By Sara Miller Llana, Staff writer, and Sara Shahriari, Correspondent / July 30, 2012 Mexico City; and Cochabamba, Bolivia.
Bright, But Lesser Lights. Chomsky.info : The Noam Chomsky Website. The Bush Administration Homicides. The Justice Department may not be prosecuting the torture-memo writers, but John Sifton asks, what about those who killed an estimated 100 detainees during interrogations?
For five years as a researcher for Human Rights Watch and reporter, John Sifton helped investigate homicides resulting from the Bush administration's torture policy. His findings include: • An estimated 100 detainees have died during interrogations, some who were clearly tortured to death. • The Bush Justice Department failed to investigate and prosecute alleged murders even when the CIA inspector general referred a case. 'NAFTA on Steroids': New Round of Secret Trade Negotiations Begins. Trade negotiators from the US and eight other Pacific Rim countries met outside of Washington, DC Wednesday, commencing a new round of the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement negotiations, also known as 'Nafta on steroids.'
The TPP negotiations began in 2007 and have been carried through by the Obama administration and several Pacific nations under conditions of 'extreme secrecy' without press, public or policymaker oversight. Although most of the content involved in the discussions have been kept in secret, document leaks have revealed that negotiators are working out deals which could hamper free speech on the Internet, reduce access to affordable medicines, deregulate environmental laws, and harm labor rights around the world. However, such hopes have not been secured in they eyes of many rights groups around the world. Critics fear that the agreements will broadly strip rights from ordinary citizens in favor of global financial players to an unprecedented degree. John Ralston Saul: The Collapse of Globalism.
ArabRevolts_csj.pdf (application/pdf Object) Neoliberalism & the Syrian Economy « Qifa Nabki. There’s an interesting debate going on in the previous post about Dr.
Charbel Nahas, and whether or not he’s likely to spearhead an FPM-sponsored assault on Haririan neoliberalism. If that’s just a tad too much “inside baseball” for you, then check out the following couple of links, which shed light on the future of Syria’s economy. Financial superstar analyst and former chief global strategist for Morgan Stanley, Barton Biggs, argues in Newsweek that Syria represents “the next hot market“.
Meanwhile, over at Syria Comment, my good friend Ehsani does battle with Dr. Omar Dahi over the issue of whether Syria needs to aggressively liberalize its economy. Finally, here’s Syrian ambassador to the U.S. Revolts in Syria: Tracking the Convergence Between Authoritarianism and Neoliberalism at Sanhati. October 16, 2011 By Omar S.
Dahi and Yasser Munif. From a Syrian anarchist. I am Mazen ******, a Syrian anarchist . I want to inform you about the difficult humanitarian situation in my country, Syria ; due to the brutal oppression of the regime against the revolting masses. A group of young Syrian anarchists and anti – authoritarians from Aleppo – Syria, contacted me asking for urgent help. 'Londoner against Londoner': UK fighters held journalist captive in Syria. Photojournalist John Cantlie tells Krishnan Guru-Murthy of the UK's Channel 4 News about the terrifying week he was held captive in Syria by radical Islamist militants, some of them British.
By Daniel Strieff, NBC News LONDON -- A British photojournalist has described the terrifying week he was held captive by radical Islamist militants in Syria, where he and another photographer constantly feared for their lives at the hands of "disenchanted" young Britons. Child Psychologist Jerome Kagan on Overprescibing Drugs to Children. Jerome Kagan can look back on a brilliant career as a researcher in psychology.
Still, when he contemplates his field today, he is overcome with melancholy and unease. He compares it with a wonderful antique wooden chest: Once, as a student, he had taken it upon himself to restore the chest with his colleagues. He took one of its drawers home himself and spent his entire professional life whittling, shaping and sanding it. Finally, he wanted to return the drawer to the chest, only to realize that the piece of furniture had rotted in the meantime. If anyone has the professional expertise and moral authority to compare psychology to a rotten piece of furniture, it is Kagan. Kagan has been studying developmental psychology at Harvard University for his entire professional career. Libor, Naked and Exposed. Politics, Emergency Preparedness, Economic Issues, War & Foreign Policy, DIY Projects, Liberty, Anti-GMO, Alternative Energy & Architecture, Geopolitics, the Federal Reserve & International Bankers, Survival.
WikiLeaks: The Latin America Files. As Ecuador grants asylum to Julian Assange, here is a closer look at Cablegate in Latin America.
Editor's Note: On August 16, Ecuador announced that it would grant asylum to Julian Assange, citing the danger of political persecution by the United States if he is sent to Sweden. The decision followed the announcement that Assange has hired a renowned international human rights jurist, the Spanish judge Baltasar Garzón, to lead his defense against extradition to Sweden. Garzón, who spent more than a year in the late 1990s attempting to get Gen. Augusto Pinochet extradited from England to Spain for crimes against humanity, issued a statement calling the Swedish sexual misconduct allegations against Assange “arbitrary and baseless,” and declared: “There is clear political intentionality behind this affair, which explains his current situation.” Peter Kornbluh, guest editor of this issue of The Nation, thanks Andrew Kragie for energetic research assistance.
About the Author. Full Spectrum Operations in the Homeland: A “Vision” of the Future. The U.S.
Army’s Operating Concept 2016-2028 was issued in August 2010 with three goals. First, it aims to portray how future Army forces will conduct operations as part of a joint force to deter conflict, prevail in war, and succeed in a range of contingencies, at home and abroad. Second, the concept describes the employment of Army forces at the tactical and operational levels of war between 2016 and 2028.
Strong Teeth or Strong Grades? Fluoride Could Lower IQ in Kids. July 25, 2012 (Ivanhoe Newswire) — Harvard University researchers conducted a review of fluoride/brain studies and concluded that there is a possibility of adverse effects of fluoride exposure on children´s neurodevelopment. Children in high fluoride areas had significantly lower IQs than those who lived in low fluoride areas, and the EPA says that there is substantial evidence of developmental neurotoxicity.
U.S. To Start Carving Up Afghanistan's Vast Resources. Drone attacks in Pakistan mapped. What Would Jesus Do with Bankers? John Stockwell page. Talking Stick TV - Wednesday 8:00 p.m. Seattle Channel 77. Noam Chomsky, The Great Charter, Its Fate, and Ours. US, Pakistan Officials Trade Accusations at Tense Conference. The border may have opened earlier this month (though closed now for security reasons), but the relationship between the US and Pakistan remains far from rosy.
A press conference today fueled yet more acrimony as a top Obama aide blasted Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States Sherry Rehman. New York Times openly admits mainstream media stories are scripted by the White House. Horror Hospital: The Most Shocking Photos And Testimony From The Dawood Military Hospital Scandal. Saudi forces 'open fire' on protesters - Middle East. Saudi security forces have opened fire on Shia protesters in the Qatif district of Eastern Province, wounding several of them as hundreds marched to demand the release of detainees, witnesses said. Live rounds fired by anti-riot police injured a number of protesters who took to the streets in the early hours on Friday, the witnesses said, without specifying a figure. US silent on Myanmar Muslims, Palestinians' plights: Analyst. Julian Assange defence to be led by Spanish jurist Baltasar Garzón. The celebrated and controversial Spanish human rights investigator Baltasar Garzón is to lead the defence of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange as he fights extradition from Britain to Sweden where he is wanted for questioning over rape allegations.
Ron Paul Answers Questions on Audit the Fed & More. RebuildingAmericasDefenses.pdf (application/pdf Object) WikiLeaks Cables Show US Strategy for Regime Change in Syria as Protesters are Massacred. William Pfaff: The Danger of Meddling in Syria’s Turmoil. Report: US Helping Syrian Rebels Arm, Fight. US selling arms to Syrian rebels? Baghdad condemns 'US Syria raid' The Mysterious Deaths of Nine Gulf Oil Spill Whistleblowers « Wake-up Call. EXCLUSIVE: Iran in "open war" with Israel.
Occupy the Dam: Brazil's Indigenous Uprising by John Perkins. My Recent Find. Information Library (2.0/1) - Hosted by Stylee32.net. Thomas Jefferson on Big Government. Government Documents. Report Cites US as Example of World's Failing Democracies.