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A Brilliant and Courageous Statement

A Brilliant and Courageous Statement

Now the external and internal enemies of Hugo Chávez are at the mercy of his words and his initiatives. Without a doubt there shall be surprises in store for them. Let us wish him our most steadfast support and trust. The lies of the empire and the treason of the quislings shall be defeated. Today there are millions of militant and aware Venezuelans who shall never be made to submit to the oligarchy and the empire.

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President Hugo Chavez’s address to the People of Venezuela

President Hugo Chávez's address to the People of Venezuela

Let us go, then, with our Father Bolívar, in the vanguard, to continue climbing up to the summit, Chimborazo! Thank God; thank you my people; thank you my life. Until victory always! We will win! Havana, this beloved and heroic Havana, on June 30, 2011. I tell you from the great homeland, from my heart, from my whole soul, from my supreme hope which is the hope of the people, now and forever. We will live and win. Thank you very much. Until my return.

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Neo-neo-colonialism?

Neo-neo-colonialism

write my essay custom writing p>Mumía Abú Jamal As the Arab Spring moves into the Arab Summer, the forces of the distant colonial past arise, like vampires from their crypts, seeking something to feed upon. European and American exploiters, using UN resolutions (but ignoring others) and NATO as fig leaves, rain death and desolation, in

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Interview with Noam Chomsky (+ Video)

Noam Chomsky

Frank Barat poses questions from artists, activists and journalists, on Egypt, corporate power, Palestine and more. For his second interview in less than a year with Professor Noam Chomsky (the first one took place in Cambridge in September 2010 and is available here), Frank Barat asked well known artists and journalists to each send one question that they’d like to ask Noam.

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What Osama’s Killing Means

Barack Obama

After the impromptu celebrations, the street parties and the hoots of joy at the U.S. Seal team’s killing of al Qaeda chief, Osama bin Laden, cooler heads may find the hootenannies to be premature. That’s because despite political and U.S. press claims to the contrary, the killing has done nothing to weaken al Qaeda. In fact, according to one counter-terrorism insider, al Qaeda is stronger today than it was 10 years ago, before the strikes of 9/11.

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The Unsustainable Position of the Empire

The Unsustainable Position of the Empire

Nobody can assure us that in its agony, the empire won’t be dragging human beings down to catastrophe. As we know, while our species remains alive, everybody has the sacred duty to be optimistic. Ethically, any other behaviour wouldn’t be admissible. I remember well that one day, almost 20 years ago, I said that there

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Andrew Breitbart’s ‘electronic brownshirts’

Andrew Breitbart holds a news conference on Acorn Revealed: The Philadelphia Story at the National Press Club. Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images

Judy Ancel, a Kansas City, Missouri, professor, and her St Louis colleague were teaching a labour history class together this spring semester. Little did they know, video recordings of the class were making their way into the thriving sub rosa world of rightwing attack video editing, twisting their words in a way that resulted in the loss of one of the professors’ jobs amid a wave of intimidation and death threats. Fortunately, reason and solid facts prevailed, and the videos ultimately were exposed for what they are: fraudulent, deceptive, sloppily edited hit pieces.

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Osama and Obama

Osama - Obama

By Frei Betto (Published MHP Literary Agent – Advisor) It is curious to note that when announcing the assassination of Osama Bin Laden, the CIA did not exhibit his body, like they did, unnecessarily, the body of another “hunting trophy” – Ernesto Che Guevara. Bin Laden left this life and entered history. There is nothing

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My Reaction to Osama bin Laden’s Death

It’s increasingly clear that the operation was a planned assassination, multiply violating elementary norms of international law. There appears to have been no attempt to apprehend the unarmed victim, as presumably could have been done by 80 commandos facing virtually no opposition – except, they claim, from his wife, who lunged towards them. In societies that profess some respect for law, suspects are apprehended and brought to fair trial. I stress “suspects.”

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Lies and Mysteries Surrounding Bin Laden’s Death

Lies and Mysteries Surrounding Bin Laden’s Death

The men who executed Bin Laden did not act on their own: they were following orders from the US Government. They had gone through a rigorous selection process and were trained to accomplish special missions. It is known that the US President can even communicate with a soldier in combat. A few hours after accomplishing that mission