Venezuela’s private retailers targeted as Hugo Chávez declares ‘economic war’ 0

Post Views: 0 Venezuela’s private retailers targeted as Hugo Chávez declares ‘economic war’As election looms, president blames rising food prices on ‘capitalist’ retailers while critics accuse him of scapegoatingRory Carroll in Caracas Subsidised markets that provide cheap staples, such as

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Honduras failing to tackle coup rights abuses

Post Views: 2 Security forces widely misused tear gas and other crowd control equipment Amnesty International has accused the Honduran authorities of failing to address serious human rights violations that followed the coup d’etat of 28 June 2009, when ex-President

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El golpe de Estado financiero contra el Estado Democrático y Social de Derecho en Europa: la distopía de la “Nueva Austeridad”

Post Views: 7 “Lejos de limitarse a retraer la economía, lo que persigue ahora el neoliberalismo es alterar la trayectoria en la que ha venido moviéndose la civilización occidental en los dos últimos siglos. Se trata nada menos que de

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Runaway Defense Spending Not Winning Any Wars 0

Post Views: 2 In Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq, the major places of military interest to the United States today (disregarding the hundreds of other places where American soldiers and agents or mercenaries have been dispatched to suppress one or another

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How ‘Rolling Stone’ was able to bring down a general 0

Post Views: 9 By Guy AdamsWhen the four-star general Stanley A McChrystal received an email asking if he might like to spend a month of his extremely busy life being trailed by a Kabul-based freelance journalist called Michael Hastings, he

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Mistah McChrystal – he dead 0

Post Views: 3 Mistah Kurtz – he dead.Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness When it comes to American wars, history has a kinky habit of repeating itself as farce over and over again. So now the Pentagon has been plunged into

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International trade unions to adopt historic resolution on climate change

Post Views: 2 Unions from all over the world are to adopt today an ambitious resolution on climate change. In the framework of the 2nd ITUC Congress, unions have debated their role in the fight against climate change, the means

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Why McChrystal Did Obama a Big Favor 0

Post Views: 2 Can Petraeus Find a Way Out of Afghanistan?Despite President Barack Obama’s denial that his decision to fire Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal as commander in Afghanistan and replace him with Gen. David Petraeus signified any differences with McChrystal

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Fighting Talk: The New Propaganda

Post Views: 4 AFP / GETTY IMAGESBotch and learn: the world’s media await the arrival of the Gaza flotilla that was stormed by the Israeli Navy Journalism has become a linguistic battleground – and when reporters use terms such ‘spike

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Fighting Talk: The New Propaganda

Post Views: 1 Fighting Talk: The New PropagandaJournalism has become a linguistic battleground – and when reporters use terms such ‘spike in violence’ or ‘surge’ or ‘settler’, they are playing along with a pernicious game.By Robert FiskFollowing the latest in

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