Tag Archives: national sovereignty

Why Regime Change in Libya?

By Ismael Hossein-zadeh
Global Research

In light of the brutal death and destruction wrought on Libya by the relentless US/NATO bombardment, the professed claims of “humanitarian concerns” as grounds for intervention can readily be dismissed as a blatantly specious imperialistploy in pursuit of “regime change” in that country.

There is undeniable evidence that contrary to the spontaneous, unarmed and peaceful protest demonstrations in Egypt, Tunisia and Bahrain, the rebellion in Libya has been nurtured, armed and orchestrated largely from abroad, in collaboration with expat opposition groups and their local allies at home. Indeed, evidence shows that plans of “regime change” in Libya were drawn long before the insurgency actually started in Benghazi; it has all the hallmarks of a well-orchestrated civil war [1].

It is very tempting to seek the answer to the question “why regime change in Libya?” in oil/energy. While oil is undoubtedly a concern, it falls short of a satisfactory explanation because major Western oil companies were already extensively involved in the Libyan oil industry. Indeed, since Gaddafi relented to the US-UK pressure in 1993 and established “normal” economic and diplomatic relations with these and other Western countries, major US and European oil companies struck quite lucrative deals with the National Oil Corporation of Libya.

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Canadian health victory in NAFTA chemical case

By Luke Eric Peterson
Embassy Magazine

Victory for Foreign Affairs over Chemtura may scare Dow off.

The lawyers at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade are not bragging about it—at least not to date—but they’ve just won an impressive victory in an $80 million-plus NAFTA lawsuit. Earlier this month, a panel of three arbitrators dismissed claims filed by the US chemical company Chemtura under Chapter 11 of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Chemtura had sought to hold Canada liable for financial losses related to the government’s phase-out of lindane, a hazardous agricultural chemical. However, the company failed to persuade arbitrators that government regulators acted without regard for scientific evidence or due process.

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United Nations plans to emerge as the controlling government: How declaring a pandemic enlarges the United Nations power

PPJG Original Article  Author: Marti Oakley (C) Posted August 22, 2009 at  2:33CST

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In 2005, the Inter-Governmental Working Groups (IGWG) of member states, a United Nations group, created what was to become the International Health Regulations, 2005.  This initial plan was revised in 2006, 2007 and again this year 2009.

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Security Prosperity Partnership Leadership Summit August 9-10

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By Paul Manly

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On August 9th and 10th, the leaders of Canada, the United States and Mexico will be meeting in Guadalajara Mexico to discuss progress on the Security Prosperity Partnership (SPP). Canadians know nothing about this meeting let alone the SPP. That’s because the people behind the SPP would like to keep us all in the dark.

Following the shock of 9-11, right wing political and business leaders have pushed the Security Prosperity Partnership.  Negotiating away from public scrutiny, they say it is the way to keep trade flowing between the United States, Canada and Mexico.   Continue reading