by Eva Golinger
Postcards from the Revolution
7 Oct., 2010
On the morning of Thursday, September 30, 2010, the city of Quito, capital of Ecuador, awoke in chaos. Groups of rebellious, armed police had taken over several areas of the city, disrupting transit, burning tires and violently protesting what they alleged was an unfair law set to cut their wages.
In an attempt to quell the situation, President Rafael Correa, immediately decided in-person dialogue would be the best way to explain to the insubordinate and rioting police officers that the law they opposed was actually going to improve their wages, benefits and overall job security.
Raul Diaz Pena is a convicted terrorist from Venezuela; he planted bombs near the Colombian and Spanish embassies. He fled Venezuela and ended up in Miami where he has been seen with high ranking US officials. CNN called him a political prisoner, however author and lawyer Eva Golinger points out that Pena was never known or involved in politics within Venezuela. Does the United States hold a double standard for terrorists that agree with their perspective? Isn’t Pena still a terrorist regardless of his viewpoint?
http://www.citizen.org Public Citizen President Robert Weissman speaks out against the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s massive effort to influence our elections. The Chamber has a goal of spending $75 million on political ads.
Amid a snowballing foreclosure fraud crisis, President Obama today blocked legislation that critics say could have made it more difficult for homeowners to challenge foreclosure proceedings against them.
The bill, titled The Interstate Recognition of Notarizations Act of 2009, passed the Senate with unanimous consent and with no scrutiny by the DC media. In a maneuver known as a “pocket veto,” President Obama indirectly vetoed the legislation by declining to sign the bill passed by Congress while legislators are on recess.
by Prof. Francis A. Boyle
Global Research, October 6, 2010
XVIIIth Conference “Mut Zur Ethic”: Direct Democracy
Feldkirch, Austria, 4 September 2010
I am very happy to be speaking with you this evening. I want to express my gratitude to Zeit-Fragen for publishing the German language edition of my book The Criminality of Nuclear Deterrence (Clarity Press: 2002) which comes out now on the anniversary of the end of the Second World War. At this time 65 years ago, Japan surrendered to the United States after the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the incineration of 250,000 completely innocent human beings.