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Financial Heist of the Century: Confiscating Libya's Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWF)

Libya

By Manlio Dinucci, for Il Manifesto Translated by John Catalinotto (Published Global Research) The objective of the war against Libya is not just its oil reserves (now estimated at 60 billion barrels), which are the greatest in Africa and whose extraction costs are among the lowest in the world, nor the natural gas reserves of

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U.S. abuse exposed in illegal Guantánamo base

Prisoners in Guantánamo are treated like slaves. Photo: Reuters

More than 750 secret reports disclosed by Wikileaks have confirmed abuses committed by the United States in the prison on the illegal Guantánamo base and the fact that 60% of prisoners with no links to the jihad have been taken there. The cases of the majority of the prisoners – 758 out of 779 – are described in detail in memos that the Joint Task Force in Guantánamo bay sent to the U.S. Southern Command in Miami, Florida.

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BP’s criminal negligence exposed

CBD, GRN, the Natural Resources Defence Council, and the Sierra Club intend on suing the US interior secretary for breaking marine-mammal protection laws when approving offshore oil and gas activities in the Gulf [Erika Blumenfeld/Al Jazeera]

One year after BP’s Gulf of Mexico oil disaster, the number of lawsuits against the oil giant continues to mount. The Gulf Coast-based law firm Brent Coon and Associates (BCA) is considered one of the world’s foremost experts on BP, and has successfully sued the oil giant in the past. BCA now represents more than 5,000 claimants from BP’s Gulf of Mexico disaster, and has been appointed by the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee to head several key sub-committees relating to discovery.

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US Government has asked Federal District Court to deny Gerardo Hernandez’s Habeas Corpus Motion

The bird and the prisoner (Gerardo Hernández)

The US Government has asked the District Court in Florida to deny Gerardo Hernandez’s Motion under 28 U.S.C. § 2255 to Vacate, Set Aside, or Correct Sentence and also to deny him a hearing to analyze his arguments and the so-called evidence presented against him. The official position is in a 123-page document plus three annexes filed today before the Miami federal court by Caroline Heck Miller, who is the principal prosecuting attorney against our comrade and who was also the one who refused to charge terrorist Posada Carriles in 2005. In the near future, Gerardo’s defense attorneys will file his response and Judge Joan Lenard will make her decision.

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The Brutal and Turbulent North

The Brutal and Turbulent North

I was reading abundant materials and books to make good my promise of continuing writing on the Reflection of April 14 about the Battle of Girón when I had a look at the recent news that came yesterday, which were also as abundant as they are everyday. You could pile up mountains of news on

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Been to Cuba Lately?

Mike Farrel integrates Actors and United Artists for Freedom of the cuban Five and has been one of the signatories of the letter of thanks to Jimmy Carter.

By: Mike Farrell, Huffington Post Hey, how you doing? What’s new? Been to Cuba lately? Oh, that’s right, you’re only a U.S. citizen; you can’t. You can’t. How stupid is that? I guess they worry you’ll catch communism or something. But you know what? Canadians and Europeans go there all the time without catching …

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Cuba Denies Responsibility for U.S. Barge Losses

Tugboat Muheet

Cuba on Thursday categorically refuted statements by the U.S. company Harbor Homes LLC blaming Cuban authorities for losses from the tugboat Muheet. A statement from the Transport Ministry described as false the complaints regarding the losses of humanitarian aid on two barges that were being towed to Haiti by the tugboat. On Nov. 30, the Muheet ran out of fuel off the coast of Baracoa, Cuba, and was stranded as it awaited another tugboat for assistance promised by shipowner Caribbean Investor LLC.

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The War That Never Ended

The War That Never Ended

150 years ago, shells were lobbed into Fort Sumpter, South Carolina, and the Civil War began. In 4 years, over 600,000 combatants were killed, more than in Vietnams long, 9-year war. Isn’t it interesting that the war fought to preserve slavery was fought in the nation called “land of the free?” From 1861 to 1865

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Playa Giron remembered

Cuba's leader Fidel Castro jumps from a tank as he arrives at Giron, Cuba, near the Bay Of Pigs.

Commander Victor Dreke Cruz “ is one of the pillars on which I relied “ wrote Ernesto Che Guervara after a mission to Africa in the mid 60s. An incredibly humble but passionate man, this outstanding veteran of the Cuban revolution shared his experience and thoughts in a rapturously received speech at the National Union of Teachers headquarters in London on Tuesday night. To a packed hall Dreke spoke about his personal experiences as a 22 year old in the battle of Playa Giron(Bay of Pigs) in 1961.

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Will the Real Terrorist Please Stand Up, Indeed!

Lawrence Wilkerson

By Lawrence Wilkerson Several  nights ago (6 April), I watched “Will the Real Terrorist Please Stand Up” at the West End Cinema in Washington. Six months ago, Saul Landau, the filmmaker, had given me an earlier rough-cut version on DVD that I had watched, but I was not prepared for the final version with all