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What Benefit the Weak Nation?

Haiti: The Benefits of a Weak State
by Darren Ell
This article assumes that Western nations have an option.
 
In the past, they invested in their own people in the midst of economic depression; they rebuilt the economies of entire nations following World War II; they now have unprecedented resources to invest elsewhere.
 
Instead, their governments and the international financial institutions they control are bankrupting countries like Haiti in order to satisfy the selfish interests of a tiny foreign and domestic business elite. 
 
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Iraq: Natural Acts and Not

Unnatural Acts
by Tina Louise
We call…but they don’t listen, we shout and they don’t hear - this is how those in power ‘handle’ the problem of those of us who disagree with the war in Iraq; we are ignored down into insignificance and pointlessness

Marches go endlessly nowhere, under-counted by a compliant media… petitions get signed for no reason, no recognition of their significance and the futility, it eats away at the souls of those who would make a stand.

The internet helps us to feel connected, helps to ever so slightly ease the futility with the warming sensation of connecting with like minds that share hope. But sadly, although the internet has enhanced how we communicate and share our distress at the actions of our governments… it is also an invisible action. Perhaps a harm? In that it satiates our need to act, creates a sense of 'doing' – yet maybe all it is doing is keeping us busy?
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Greenwash: B.C.’s Carbon Tax Is No Answer

Masters of Greenwash: B.C.’s Carbon Tax Is No Answer to Climate Change
by Roger Annis
When it comes to the greenwashing of politics, no government in Canada can equal the Liberal Party government here, headed by Premier Gordon Campbell.

Last year, Campbell made a much ballyhooed announcement that his government intended to legislate a 33% reduction in carbon emissions by the year 2020 and aim for an 80% reduction by 2050. No plan for how to achieve these lofty goals accompanied the announcement, and the province’s residents are still waiting for one.


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Spitzer Hit: Stone Cold Dirty Politics

More Political Taint in the Spitzer Case
by Scott Horton
According to accounts that prosecutors and investigators have leaked to the New York Times and other publications, the Spitzer case was launched by a Suspicious Activity Report submitted by the North Fork Bank.
 
Today, however, the Miami Herald ties the investigation to a tip furnished by the notorious G.O.P. dirty trickster Roger Stone.


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Crusading Terrorism: How Canada and America Terrorized the Citizens

Crusading Terrorism: How Canada and America Terrorized the Citizens
by Mahboob A. Khawaja, Ph.D.
If the facts of human life are definable and truth is ONE with its own meanings, then “suspicion” cannot be considered as the code of law to become the threshold of action against innocent citizens.Victims are not left with any option except to use truth as the power of human logic.
 
 
America asked Britain and Canada to market the “war on terrorism.” According to Ron Suskind - a White House insider (The One Percent Doctrine: Deep inside America’s pursuit of its enemies since 9/11, 2006, p 226), Secretary of State Colin Powell and Paul O’Neill complained that they ‘did not know the mind of the President’ and often policy was based on ‘his instinct and gut’ and that ‘a key decision largely remained a mystery.’
 
To promote the “war on terrorism” and mislead the American public, the Bush Administration purchased 774 innocent people as terrorists and paid $25,000 cash per head to Afghan warlords to populate Guantanamo Bay Prison – the Abu Ghraib of America.
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The Nth Degree of the Military/Entertainment Complex

The Golden Age of the Military-Entertainment Complex:
Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, Pentagon-Style
by Nick Turse
In the late 1990s, Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon -- a game in which the goal was to connect the actor Kevin Bacon to any other actor, living or dead, through films or television shows in no more than six steps -- became something of a phenomenon. Spread via the Internet (before becoming a board game and a book), Six Degrees has taken its place in America's pop culture pantheon among favorite late-night drunken pursuits.

Here is a new variant of the game: The goal is to connect Kevin Bacon to the Pentagon. A commonsense approach would be to consider Bacon's military roles -- the ROTC cadet in his first feature film, the 1978 comedy classic Animal House, for example, or the Marine Corps prosecutor, Captain Jack Ross, in the 1992 film A Few Good Men.

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Canada's Manley Mission in Afghanistan

CANADA: Pro-U.S. Panel Was Key in Extending Afghan Mission
by Jon Elmer
Buoyed by the recommendations of a government-appointed blue-ribbon panel, Canada's parliament last week approved a motion to extend its combat mission in Afghanistan until the end of 2011.

The outcome of the motion was effectively predetermined, as the two largest parties in the House of Commons -- the Liberals and the governing Conservatives -- agreed on the wording of the resolution in the weeks leading up to the vote. 
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The Bear Mountain Goon Serenade

A song written by Bobby Arbess about the recent 100-man Scanza-paid vigilante goon-squad attack of citizens protesting the massive sprawling Jack Nicklausian "Bear Mountain" development currently metastasizing on the outskirts of Victoria BC. This is the second attack orchestrated by Bear Mountain Number 2, Langford BC developer, Les Bjola
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The ETHNIC CLEANSING of PALESTINE

In commemoration of the 60th year of the Palestinian Nakbah,
NECEF and SPHR present ILAN PAPPE

Saturday, March 29th, 7pm
Lecture & Book-Signing
Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch, Alice Mackay room, lower level 350 W. Georgia St. (at Homer)
 
~ Admission by donation ~

Vancouver co-sponsors: CanPalNet, Jews for a Just Peace and Canadian Friends of Sabeel
Info: 604-765-7074 · www.canpalnet.ca
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Sub-Prime Shock as Rich Lose Asset Value

OH NO! SHOCK (Via LA TIMES): IS THIS WHY HE ACTED?
by Danny Schechter - News Dissector
Bloomberg News reports Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's Capitol Hill home is slipping in value and may soon be worth less than he paid for it. An economist quoted by Bloomberg estimates Bernanke's house has lost $260,000 in value.

Famous Predictions; Jim Cramer on subprime loans 2007: "No Impact..meaningless."

 
WATCH
 



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Anniversary: Another Infamous Date

Tombstones Mark Anniversary of Another Infamous Date
by Mike Ferner
March 19, 2003: a date that will live in infamy. Perhaps not in the minds of many of our fellow citizens, but surely to most people around the world. On that date, U.S. military forces invaded Iraq.
 
image: Arlington Midwest

Almost a year later I was in a small farming village some miles north of Baghdad, accompanying members of the Christian Peacemaker Teams. They were recording the stories of the common people of Iraq who had no access to news media or decision-makers in the Green Zone.
 
One of those stories was from a village sheikh who recounted his weeks of horror as a detainee under the control of the U.S. Army.


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