VICTORY! Nicaragua Withdraws From The SOA

After the profound triumph that SOAW had a few months ago, where president Correa of Ecuador agreed to stop sending military and police personnel to WHINSEC/SOA, a delegation from School of the Americas Watch meets with president Ortega from Nicaragua to discuss why the country should not send its military to WHINSEC/SOA.   By:Lisa Sullivan/ …

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Pandora or Peru: Resisting the mining multinationals

By: Manuel Barcia/Aljazeera English/August 30, 2012 An indigenous group with a millenarian bond to their land are sitting on large reserves of a precious metal. A massive multinational corporation coming from a foreign land with the intention of getting access to the said metal at whatever cost. A conflict that has left people dead and …

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Noam Chomsky: Why America and Israel Are the Greatest Threats to Peace

    By: Noam Chomsky/ 3, 2012 It is not easy to escape from one’s skin, to see the world differently from the way it is presented to us day after day. But it is useful to try. Let’s take a few examples.The war drums are beating ever more loudly over Iran. Imagine the situation …

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Colombian government seeking peace with FARC rebels

By Helen Murphy and Luis Jaime Acosta/Reuters/August 27, 2012 BOGOTA – Colombia’s government is seeking peace with the country’s biggest rebel group, the FARC, and could consider also holding talks with a second guerrilla movement to end five decades of war, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Monday. In a televised address from the presidential …

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Tariq Ali: Why Latin America backs WikiLeaks

By: Tariq Ali/ 26, 2012   British-Pakistani author, journalist and activist Tariq Ali chaired a rally outside the Ecuadorean Embassy in London on August 19. The rally came before WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange’s widely publicised speech. Ali also gave two speeches. In the second, he spoke about why it was that Assange and WikiLeaks had found support …

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