Global Tamil Forum met with US Assistant Secretary Blake as it continues to engage the Global community to bring focus to the resolution of the ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka. The GTF delegation lead by its President, Rev. Father S.J.Emmanuel (Germany) included President of the USTPAC, Dr. Elias Jeyarajah, Mrs. Grace Williams (USA) and Suren Surendiran (UK).
by Congressman Dennis J. Kucinich
Washington, Mar 29, 2011
Coincidental Timing of French, British War Games Points to Critical Lack of Information
Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today sent a letter to Members of Congress in support of his amendment to the next funding measure that would prohibit funds from being used for U.S. participation in the war in Libya. In the letter, Kucinich questioned how the Administration had a month to prepare for the war in Libya, consulting with the Arab League, the United Nations Security Council and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), but did not have time to come to Congress to ask for an authorization for the use of force pursuant to Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution. Continue reading
jperryam on Mar 29, 2011
Pardon me, Mr. President, but is it not a betrayal of who we’re supposed to be when there is such a deafening silence in Washington regarding the well over one million innocent fellow human beings, in Iraq alone, who now lay dead as a result of the illegal wars of choice launched by your predecessor?
All empires, historically, were and are ravenous. They have to be, if part of being an empire is to advance beyond one’s borders and claim another’s land and resources as your own. So much is written of the Roman Empire, too much in semi glorifying terms. We read of their advanced technology and how they followed a ‘rule of law‘ that was copied and emulated throughout history, and of course their military prowess has been studied for centuries. Yet, little is mentioned about just how brutal the Romans were. Jewish religious leaders were massacred, unarmed, inside their temple by the Roman commander Pompeii. Roman law was final! Jesus of Nazareth could testify to that.
This one—tack-witted, sharp of tongue—
thinks he’ll die soon, and so,
smokes on (although he loves his wife).
He has made peace at 62 (my age)
with demons, destiny, and even
the C.O.P.D. that will
kick him in.
For two decades, investigator Greg Palast has been on BP’s trail. In BP: In Deep Water, Palast takes Dispatches viewers along on his world-wide investigation of the oil giant. (Broadcast tonight, 8pm. UK only.)
One year after BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig blew apart and spewed 170 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, BP claims victory – that most of the oil is gone.