Haiti has a longstanding history of US military intervention and occupation going back to the beginning of the 20th Century. US interventionism has contributed to the destruction of Haiti’s national economy and the impoverishment of its population.
The devastating earthquake is presented to World public opinion as the sole cause of the country’s predicament. Continue reading →
Dr. Nafeez Ahmed provides us with an overview of the role played by US military and intelligence practices in the creation of terrorism, particularly Al-Qaeda. He tells us about the status of investigations into the Blair government’s complicity with the Bush administration in supporting the invasion of Iraq. He discusses possible factors behind Americans’ long-held denial and dismissal of dark US foreign policy practices as conspiracies. Mr. Nafeez talks about the Obama administration, the ongoing posture of US corporate interests and the desire to dominate world energy supplies, the so-called liquid bombing plot and how it was mythologized in the US, and more.
January 13, 2010 – Congressman Dennis Kucinich, who is Chair of the House Domestic Policy Subcommittee, announced on Wednesday, January 13th, that “the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) decision to file charges against Bank of America (BofA) for its failure to disclose mounting losses at Merrill Lynch was a response to finding made during the Kucinich subcommittee’s 9-month investigation of the merger.”
Kucinich’s Domestic Policy Subcommittee held five joint hearing on the matter with the Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
Long-time anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan is now speaking out against drone activities in Pakistan. She sat down with Kristine Frazao to talk about how extrajudicial CIA actions are mostly affecting civilians in remote tribal regions.
Every week Max Keiser looks at all the scandal behind the financial news headlines. This week Max Keiser and co-host, Stacy Herbert, talk about Geithner’s AIG shenanigans, Goldman’s 259% bonuses and the teamsters defeat of Goldman Sachs. Keiser also speaks to Birgitta Jonsdottir, leader of The Movement in the Icelandic Parliament, who is taking on the international bankers.
Here at Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox, our hearts go out to the people of Haiti who have had to endure so much in their country and who are now devastated by the mind-boggling tragedy of the recent earthquake. There are many organizations that are collecting money and gathering relief supplies, but Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox supports (monthly, not just currently)
No matter how badly off we are (or are not), here in the U.S., we have it much better than the people in the poorest nation in our hemisphere. Please be as generous as you can.
Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox is pleased that the crisis in Haiti is getting so much corporate and other media attention, but the U.S. is creating other humanitarian disasters in the Middle East, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Zbigniew Brzezinski on Afghanistan and the American strategy for Eurasia and the world (Part 1)
Zbigniew Brzezinski is a Polish-American political scientist, geostrategist, and statesman who served as United States National Security Advisor to President Jimmy Carter from 1977 to 1981. Known for his hawkish foreign policy at a time when the Democratic Party was increasingly dovish, he is a foreign policy “realist”.