An American commander in Afghanistan has said that he is "deeply ashamed" by the killings of 19 Afghan civilians by US Marines in early March.
Brazil's landless and homeless movements have been on the march in April, bringing renewed attention to their demands in a month of protests...In the countryside, protest action is led by the controversial and better known organisation of landless workers, MST, or Movimento dos Trabalhadores Sem Terra.
The main militant group in restive southern Nigeria said Tuesday it had bombed three major oil pipelines, disrupting production in two oil fields.
Meanwhile, private security contractors said eight Filipino and three South Korean workers kidnapped by gunmen in the region last week have been released.
The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta said in a message from an e-mail address frequently used by the group that it had attacked three major pipelines in Bayelsa state. The company that operates the pipelines confirmed the attack.
Two kinds of imperial whining have come to pervade foreign policy discussion.
One relates to Bush's overextending the military so they cannot deploy to other
places desperately needing their lethal capacity.
Others fixate on "American credibility". If we withdraw, an October 22 2006
Washington Post editorial declared, we forego our "moral obligation". After all
the US military and Iraqi sacrifices, the US must not allow a collapse, which
would occur "without the prop of 140,000 [now 170,000] US troops".
Seven cruisers parked at Guelph Police headquarters were splattered with orange, red and yellow paint balls late Friday.
EUGENE, Ore. - A sentencing memorandum filed Friday by federal prosecutors says that arson and sabotage by 10 radical environmentalists convicted of setting fires across five Western states amounted to terrorism.
There was another attack (following the April 10th attack) done against the police cars parked in the parking lot of the downtown police station in Guelph, Ontario. [On] the night after the annual Police Ball was confronted by local activists, paint bombs were thrown at 8-10 police cars. The communique was left in the windshield of one police car.
This is an appeal for the residents of Oaxaca, Mexico. Information on how to make a donation is available at the end of the article.
While the celebrations were underway inside the Guelph Place banquet hall on Michener Road, about a dozen officers kept protesters at bay outside. The tense event lasted about two hours.
A protester is beside a police car while blocking a portion of Woodlawn Road during a nearby police ball yesterday.
May 4 2007 - A protester is seen holding a GUTS flag through the red glow of a police car's flashing lights on Woodlawn Road.
LOS ANGELES, May 3. - The 240 rubber bullets fired by Los Angeles Police officers into a demonstration demanding immigration reform on May Day is evidence of the violent tendency of the repressive forces in that city.
Sitting beside the campfire at the occupied quarry a few days ago, Mr. Brant told me that since he was a kid, people in his community have been telling him to keep quiet. "It used to be, 'Shawn, shut up, don't say those things about the government, they'll cut off our funding.' Now it's 'Shawn, shut up, they'll walk away from the negotiating table.' " The reason Mr. Brant isn't willing to let the
negotiations take their course is that these talks are designed to take decades. And as the time passes, the land disappears. Forests are clear-cut, mountains are carved up, suburbs creep outward. Ineffective negotiations do not hold the line on an already unacceptable status quo - they contribute to the losing of very real ground.
The people of N'Quatqua, D'Arcy, Devine, and Blackwater reject the province of BC's decision to log a bio-diverse forest in Blackwater, north of Pemberton. Stretching from 1 km to 10 km on Blackwater Creek, the road leads to Birkenhead Provincial Park. Following a Community Forum earlier last month, N'Quatqua held a Sacred Fire Earth Day weekend joined by supporters from near and far. Following a ceremonial prayer by a N'Quatqua Elder, a large group toured and surveyed the sold cut block in Blackwater, sharing strong concerns about wildlife and other issues in this multi-used forest, a habitat for grizzlies and especially Spotted Owls endangered with only 16 remaining in Canada.