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Community representatives from Burma, Ecuador and Nigeria traveled for days to participate in the meeting as proxy shareholders, calling on Chevron CEO David O'Reilly to stop hiding behind lawyers and PR misinformation, and to recognize and rectify the suffering the company has caused.
But occasionally the spectacle becomes so obtrusive that you can hardly avoid it. One such occasion was the uproar over Obama's preacher (which Arthur Silber, for one, has covered in illuminating detail). Another one belched forth from the belly of the beast last week: Hillary Clinton's "shocking" mention of the assassination of Robert Kennedy in 1968. From the tenor of the reaction to her statement, you would think she had been caught at the cauldron, summoning evil spirits from the deep to strike down the golden hero of the age.
But all three of these Republicans â€“ Domenici, Wilson and White â€“ have something else in common: They all were implicated in the firing of New Mexicoâ€™s U.S. Attorney David Iglesias as part of the White House-driven federal prosecutor purge in 2006.
The â€œsting operationâ€ is being committed by Ontario, Canada, the mining- military- industrial- banking complex and archeologists against the Haudenosaunee for the part of our traditional territory that is south of the Ottawa River.
They face charges of either "unlawful free speech" or "causing a harangue" or both. Each count carries a maximum penalty of 60 days in jail, as well as fines and court fees.
Behind it, is a relationship as two sovereigns and separate people through an International Agreement; which, under International Law are equally treaties and the rules are the same such as the North American Free Trade Agreement N.A.F.T.A.
On a different note, at least to start, I have read and am reading a series of books on how American news presents a biased content on foreign affairs.1
Certainly, he wills to his successor a world marred by war and battered by deprivation, but perhaps his most enduring legacy is now deeply embedded in Washington-area politics -- a Pentagon metastasized almost beyond recognition.