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Under the Jackboot of the Empire

Bush/ ObamaThe Condition of Human Rights at the International Setting

Historically this latest eruption of American militarism at the start of the 21st Century is akin to that of America opening the 20th Century by means of the U.S.-instigated Spanish-American War in 1898. Then the Republican administration of President William McKinley stole their colonial empire from Spain in Cuba, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines; inflicted a near genocidal war against the Filipino people; while at the same time illegally annexing the Kingdom of Hawaii and subjecting the Native Hawaiian people (who call themselves the Kanaka Maoli) to near genocidal conditions.

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To Hell With The Intelligence

LibyaMagdulien Abaida and the Real Libya

On 3 December 2012, BBC News reported on the plight of Libyan activist Magdulien Abaida. When the Libyan revolution broke out in Benghazi back in February 2011, she played an important part in developing a positive image of the revolt among European audiences and helped arrange material aid for the rebel forces. She did this against the backdrop of Western governments describing the rebellion as one that sought “democratic rights” for the Libyan people. Upon the collapse of the Qaddafi regime, the U.S. State Department issued a statement (2 November 2012) applauding the rebel victory as a “milestone” in the country’s “democratic transition.” This matched Ms Abaida’s expectations.  Unfortunately, her subsequent experience belied the optimism.

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Doha Climate Change Inaction

Climate ChangeOnly 5 years left to act

Our warming world is badly running out of time to deal with man-made climate change and keep temperature rise to within 2 degrees Centigrade (2oC) - but how much time have we left? Answer: 5.3 years. The basis for this appalling conclusion is set out below.

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William T. Hathaway, Radical Peace

William T. Hathaway, Radical Peace. People Refusing WarPeople Refusing War, Trine Day LLC, Waterville, OR 2012, 170 pp., 14.95 $.

US President Barack Hussein Obama promised his fellow Americans peace. His humanitarian rhetoric impressed everybody around the globe. That is why he received the Nobel Peace Prize for nothing after one year in office. But the disappointment came on the foot. The “savior” turned out to be a warrior. The rhetoric was beefed up. The aggressive but clumsy rhetoric of the George W. Bush administration was replaced by smart newspeak. The war did not stop but has been continuing more intelligent and smartly till today and will go on indefinitely because the greed of the US Empire for hegemony is unquenchable.

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Lebanese politicians continue playing the Palestinians

refugee-campsdo the refugees in Lebanon need a civil rights intifada?

The Gaza resistance to last month’s Israeli aggression, and the 138 to 9 UN General Assembly vote, most people of good will might agree, are important “victories” for the nearly 11 million Palestinians ethnically cleaned from their country Palestine as a consequence of the Zionist colonial enterprise, an unsustainable remnant from the 19th century.

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