By Robert C. Koehler
The participants in this unique dialogue may have been doing no less than opening the window on the next 500 years.
As scary and stupefying as our world sometimes seems, we are at a place of enormous potential right now — a transition point of unprecedented understanding among cultures and peoples and worldviews. Pushing that understanding, creating, in the words of the late physicist David Bohm, a milieu of “participatory consciousness” among radically diverse thinkers, is the idea behind the Language of Spirit Conference, sponsored by the SEED Graduate Institute, which has been held in Albuquerque every year since 1999.
Posted in Economy Economics, Environment, Human Relationships, Human Rights Civil Liberties, Land Grab, Religion Spirituality, Resistance
Tagged colonialism, Environment, language, Language of Spirit Conference, neocolonialism, participatory consciousness, sustainable culture
By F. William Engdahl
President becomes UN Special Envoy to earthquake-stricken Haiti. A born-again neo-conservative US business wheeler-dealer preacher claims Haitians are condemned for making a literal ‘pact with the Devil.’ Venezuelan, Nicaraguan, Bolivian, French and Swiss rescue organizations accuse the US military of refusing landing rights to planes bearing necessary medicines and urgently needed potable water to the millions of Haitians stricken, injured and homeless.
Posted in Economy Economics, Energy, Environment, Human Rights Civil Liberties, Land Grab, Neoliberalism, NWO, War and Peace
Tagged class war, cuba, Haiti, haiti oil, Land Grab, natural gas haiti, neocolonialism
By Ezili Danto
Did the mining of Haiti’s riches since 2004 GW Bush regime change cause the earthquake? Listen to Ezili Dantò on mining Haiti’s riches and concern for environmental degradation by the foreign companies. (Read the transcript with reference links.)
“The idea that human activity can cause seismic activity is widely accepted in the scientific community …the connection between oil production and earthquakes dates back to at least the 1920s, when geologists in South Texas noted faulting near the Goose Creek oil field…A 1967 human-triggered earthquake in western India linked to the Koyna Dam registered a 7.0 earthquake.”
Since the earthquake, I’ve had occasion to ponder, like many others, about what may have caused this heretofore-unknown natural disaster in Haiti? Continue reading
Posted in Human Rights Civil Liberties, Land Grab, NWO
Tagged drilling, environmental degradation, fossil fuel, Haiti, imperialism, manmade earthquake, mining, neocolonialism, oil, tectonics
By Robert C. Koehler
Haiti falls apart and America’s journalists are on the ground, bringing us the spectacle of devastation. We care, we donate, we shake our heads in horror at the human toll of poverty.
A bare foot sticks out of a pile of cinder blocks.
“They’ve been digging for five hours,” says Anderson Cooper. He sticks his mike in the rubble. Oh my God, she’s alive. We can hear her screaming! “They only have this one shovel.”
OK, freeze frame. Something is so wrong with this picture, this moment: to be watching — live! — in comfortable detachment as a group of men dig desperately, by hand and with that single shovel, to free a 15-year-old girl trapped in the wreckage of a building. Continue reading
Posted in Economy Economics, Human Rights Civil Liberties, Land Grab, Neoliberalism, NWO, War and Peace
Tagged colonialism, Haiti, haiti spectale, landgrab, neocolonialism, Neoliberalism, NWO, poverty, resource wars, Slavery
By Finian Cunningham
Even in its hour of utter devastation, Haiti, the western hemisphere’s poorest country, teaches the rest of the world some valuable truths. This Caribbean island nation of nine million people has right now a third of its population cut off from basic supplies of food, water, medicine or shelter. In the blink of an eye, the earthquake that hit the country has buried a capital city of three million people under rubble for which the eventual death toll may be between 100,000 and 500,000. Just like that.
Posted in Human Rights Civil Liberties, Labor, Land Grab, Neoliberalism, NWO, Obama and Company, Region: Latin America, Slavery
Tagged haiti disaster, haiti economy, haiti poverty, neocolonialism, Neoliberalism
By Tom Loudon
After five months of political chaos in Honduras, repeated attempts to reach a negotiated agreement for restoration of constitutional order have failed due to the defiant recalcitrance of the Roberto Micheletti coup regime and the complicity of the State Department. Given this impasse and the deepening human rights crisis, it is widely recognized that conditions for holding free, fair and transparent elections on November 29, just days from now, do not exist.
Posted in Human Rights Civil Liberties, Land Grab, Neoliberalism, NWO, Obama and Company, Region: Honduras, Region: Latin America, War and Peace
Tagged coup d'etat, democracy, honduras elections, military coup, neocolonialism, Neoliberalism, Region: Honduras, us back honduras coup
By Hans Bennett
In her new book Blood & Capital: The Paramilitarization of Colombia, author Jasmin Hristov writes: “For roughly forty years, the Colombian state has been playing a double game: prohibiting the formation of paramilitary groups with one law and facilitating their existence with another; condemning their barbarities and at the same time assisting their operations; promising to bring perpetrators of crime to justice, while opening the door to perpetual immunity; convicting them of narco-trafficking, yet profiting from their drug deals; announcing to the world the government’s persecution of paramilitary organizations, even though in reality these ‘illegal armed groups’ have been carrying out the dirty work unseemly for a state that claims to be democratic and worthy of billions of dollars in US military aid.”
Posted in 4th Estate, Art, Books, Music & Film, Censorship, Economy Economics, Human Rights Civil Liberties, Labor, Land Grab, Military, Neoliberalism, NWO, Obama and Company, Region: Latin America, Resistance, Slavery, Torture, War and Peace
Tagged chemical warfare, colombia, criminalizing dissent, democracy, deregulation, economics, fake drug war, farmers rights, free trade, Land Grab, Land Rights, militarism, neocolonialism, Neoliberalism, politics, poverty, privatization, Region: Latin America, resource wars
A sign in Caracas, Venezuela, denounces the Colombian government's decision to allow the U.S. military to use some of its bases. Colombia has accused Venezuela of supporting anti-government rebels, known as the FARC. Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images
By Moira Birss
After Honduras, is Venezuela next? Even supporters of the bases have inadvertently provided reasons to worry. During the Colombia debate, a senator supporting the bases spent over 40 minutes comparing, via a PowerPoint presentation complete with photos and detailed descriptions, the military arsenals of Colombia and Venezuela. He concluded that since Colombia’s arsenal is substantially smaller and less powerful than Venezuela’s and since Colombia would therefore lose in a war against its neighbor, Colombia should accept the U.S. military bases with open arms.
Posted in Land Grab, Neoliberalism, NWO, Obama and Company, Region: Latin America, War and Peace
Tagged colombia us military bases, neocolonialism, Neoliberalism, news, obama, politics, Region: Latin America, us military bases latin america, war without end
Posted in 4th Estate, Censorship, Economy Economics, Human Rights Civil Liberties, Land Grab, Military, Neoliberalism, NWO, Prisons, Region: Honduras, Region: Latin America, Resistance, Slavery
Tagged corporatism, militarism, neocolonialism, Neoliberalism, New World Order, rape, rape as a weapon of war, Region: Honduras, Resistance, violence against women
By John Perkins
[Best to overthrow Manuel Zelaya, whom 2/3 of the people elected in 2005 over Micheletti, so that Dole and Chiquita don’t have to pay a minimum wage increase which will benefit the Honduran majority.]
Posted in Economy Economics, Human Rights Civil Liberties, Land Grab, Neoliberalism, NWO, Obama and Company, Region: Honduras, Region: Latin America, War and Peace
Tagged chiquita brands international, class war, coup d'etat, dole food company, john perkins, Land Rights, neocolonialism, Neoliberalism, Region: Honduras, united fruit, War Crimes
(4 video reports)
Introduction by Rady Ananda
Since the 1950s, the US, thru its Dept. of Defense, has sponsored or supported military establishments throughout South and Central America over Left-leaning, progressive governments.
WHISK (fka School of the Americas*) trains military generals who then return home and overthrow their government — like two of the Honduran generals who ousted the democratically elected president at gunpoint in June.
The US refuses to call this a military coup. Hillary Clinton called President Zelaya’s attempt to re-enter his country “reckless.” The European Union denounced the coup and cut off all aid. The US has refused to do so, and continues to send US aid to Honduras. The US funds dictatorship over election results.
What has Obama changed, exactly?
Posted in Region: Honduras
Tagged class war, corporatism, democracy, Elections, fascism, neocolonialism, neoliberals, obama, people vs profits, Region: Honduras, Resistance