Since September 30th the federal government of Mexico has been openly amassing troops in the state of Oaxaca in Southern Mexico...Military jets and surveillance aircraft have been flying overhead to collect intelligence on the positions of protest encampments and barricades being run by striking teachers and thousands of other residents of the state.
[Also see Crisis Escalates as Marines Land in Oaxaca]
Another made in Alberta policy, is now being promoted by the New Government in Ottawa. In this case a bill originally put to the Alberta Legislature by our very own ex-pat American Republican Ted Morton who is running for Ralphs job.
Now his homophobic legislation has become policy for the Harpocrites....."Tories plan to protect same-sex opponents" Gobe and Mail
By writing this essay, I could be deemed an "enemy combatant." It's that simple, and very soon, it will be the law. I always laughed when people told me to be careful. I'm not laughing anymore.
My subject is the so-called conservative male, by which I mean the social conservative...The depravity of the conservative male is in exact counter-proportion to the degree of righteousness towards which that conservative pretends.
So what is Jack’s plan to remove trans fats from the food supply? Some legislation banning its use? Some big black warning labels on food products? Maybe encourage a lawsuit on behalf of the many Canadians sickened by company greed? No, that would be bad for business. Jack’s plan is much better. Corporate handouts. That is right, Jack wants you to pay these billion dollar companies to stop poisoning you.
Mexico, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) Two weeks ago advisors of Mexican
President-elect Felipe Calderon participated in a secret meeting in Canada, where representatives of huge corporations and the US military stratum sought to strengthen North American integration, La Jornada daily disclosed.
According to the paper, the encounter, held September 12-14, proposed creating a stable zone to supply oil to Washington.
Those That Don't Share "Australian Values" Should "Clear Off:" Australian Government Steps Up Attacks on Muslims
Australian Prime Minister John Howard has used the Pope's association of Islam with violence as another opportunity to target Muslims, criticising them for overreacting. This fits into a pattern. Since July 2005, his conservative Coalition Government has been explicitly generating hostility to Muslims in Australia.
The African National Congress is losing the support of its communist and trade union allies in South Africa after 12 years in power. The growth rate there is rising impressively but economic divisions within society are deep and rapidly worsening..."Society has been restructured,"..."Where once it was rigidly divided along racial lines, it is now split just as clearly into social classes."
Federico Fuentes | Green Left Weekly | September 13, 2006.
A growing conspiracy to destabilise the government of Bolivia’s first indigenous president, Evo Morales, appears to be reaching a climax. On September 1 right-wing opposition deputies withdrew from the country’s constituent assembly, returning to their traditional trenches in the east, in order to move from a war of words to one of actions.
(9/11) was intended as a strike against the heart of imperialism. But had any rational person contemplated the possible consequences, he would never have brought himself to do it. This is not just because of the immense destructive power unleashed as the planes hit the buildings, but also because it gave the US opportunity to divide the world as it saw fit, turning sophisticated imperialist theories into self-fulfilling prophecies regarding the confrontation of civilisations.
(A)s a direct result of US policy (in the 1980's), more than three hundred thousand Central Americans, many of them devout Christians, would be killed and tortured, and over a million driven into exile. In a way, the New Right’s crusade in Central America was a preview of the tormented Jesus that premiered two decades later in The Passion of the Christ -- and, despite (Mel) Gibson’s drunken dissent, is today on world tour in...Abu Ghraib and the killing fields of Iraq and now Lebanon.
It seems that we have a whole community of "leftists-but", who propose the annihilation of entire Lebanese villages, the turning of Lebanon into a heap of ruins, the destruction over the heads of its inhabitants of any building where Hassan Nasrallah may (or may not) be staying. And, while we are at it, also to wipe Gaza from the face of the earth...Encountering such sentences on TV, on the radio and in the papers, I am sometimes tempted to pray: Dear God, give me honest to goodness fascists instead of these leftists-but.
In the six years (outgoing President Vicente) Fox had occupied the throne of Mexico, the rich had grown exponentially richer and the poor were just as poor as ever...4,000,000 of Vicente Fox's fellow citizens had been forced to abandon the country for El Norte because of zero job growth and the depletion of the agricultural sector. The President's much hoopla'd...integral immigration reform had been flushed down Bush's toilet...Hundreds of women had been slaughtered in Ciudad Juarez and the narco gangs were beheading their rivals in broad daylight on the streets of provincial cities.
Here in Canada, in one of the richest countries of the world, the very poorest are getting poorer. This is not the result of some external or unforeseen crisis. It is happening in the midst of a long-running economic boom and reflects the deliberate decisions of elected governments - presumably supported by the Canadian public at large - to purge the roughly 1.7 million people consigned to welfare from our collective consciousness.
They claim to be 'centrists,' but these D.C. Dems -- whose corporate agendas aren't too different from Bush administration policies -- are living proof that the system needs fixing.