Photo released by Iranian Fars News Agency shows Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, who was killed in a bomb blast in Tehran, Iran, on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, with his son.
By Fidel Castro
I am convinced that Iran will not commit any rash actions that might contribute to setting off a war. If a war were to be unleashed, it would inevitably be completely as a result of the recklessness and congenital irresponsibility of the Yankee Empire, writes former Cuban leader, Fidel Castro.
Posted in Environment, Land Grab, Nuclear Weapons/Energy, Region: Middle East, War and Peace
Tagged assassination politics, Dariush Rezaei-Nejad, Dariush Rezaei-Ochbolagh, Extinction, fidel castro, iran invasion, Majid Shahriari, Massoud Ali Mohammadi, Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, mutually assured destruction, nuclear war, resource wars, us imperialism
Porfirio Lobo and Manuel Zelaya shake hands on May 23, 2011 (Guardian UK)
By Rady Ananda
Since Obama’s first coup on June 28, 2009, when Honduras President Manuel Zelaya was kidnapped and flown to a U.S. military base in Palmerola before being spirited out of the country in his pajamas, Honduras has endured lethal repression under the US-installed dictator, Porfirio Lobo. But today, May 28, 2011, Zelaya returned.
On May 23rd, Colombia president Juan Manuel Santos and Venezuela president Hugo Chavez brokered a deal that allowed Zelaya to return so that Honduras will be readmitted to the Organisation of American States, thus gaining access to international “aid” funds.
Posted in Land Grab, Military, Obama and Company, Region: Honduras, Region: Latin America
Tagged CELAC, chavez, colombia, Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, dictatorship, honduras coup, Juan Manuel Santos, OAS, obama, Organization of American States, us imperialism, venezuala, zelaya
Argentine FM Says Recognition None of US Business
By Jason Ditz
Speaking today in Santiago, Chile, Undersecretary of State William Burns condemned the moves by multiple South American nations to recognize Palestine as an independent nation, calling the moves “premature” and insisting such recognitions were unacceptable until Israel agreed to a two-state solution.
The comment was not well greeted by Argentine Foreign Minister Hector Timerman, who expressed annoyance that “once again the United States has publicly expressed an opinion about sovereign actions taken by the Argentine Republic.”
By The Real News Network
Colonel Lucio Gutierrez is suspected of being behind the attempted coup in Ecuador. His name is linked to four coups. Previously the president of Ecuador, he was deposed for massive corruption.
By James Petras
Correo del Orinoco
US efforts to overthrow President Chavez’s democratic government borrow many of the tactics applied against previous democratic adversaries. These include border incursions by Colombian paramilitary and military forces similar to cross border attacks by the US sponsored “contras” against the Sandinista government of Nicaragua during the 1980s. The attempt to encircle and isolate Venezuela is similar to Washington’s policy over the past half century against Cuba. The funneling of funds to opposition groups, parties, media and NGO’s via US agencies and “dummy” foundations is a repeat of the tactics applied to destabilize the democratic government of Salvador Allende of Chile 1970-73, Evo Morales in Bolivia 2006-2010 and numerous other governments in the region.
Posted in Military, NWO, Obama and Company, Region: Latin America, War and Peace
Tagged correo del orinoco, james petras, Land Grab, Latin America, resource wars, us imperialism, US Venezuela relations
By Correo del Oronico
Colombia’s constitutional court Tuesday declared a US-Colombian accord that gave the US military access to at least seven Colombian bases to be unconstitutional. The court ordered the government to submit the agreement to the Colombian Congress, arguing that it should be executed in the form of an international treaty that would be subject to congressional approval in order to comply with constitutional norms. The court did not address whether the agreement itself was appropriate.
By Campaign Against Sanctions and Military Intervention in Iran (CASMII)
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The current U.S. standoff against Iran, like the run-up to the invasion of Iraq in 2003, was instigated by the neoconservatives of the Bush Administration based on their doctrine of “maintaining U.S. pre-eminence, thwarting rival powers and shaping the global security system according to U.S. interests”.  In the case of Saddam’s regime, its fictitious Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) and its alleged links to Al-Qaida were used in the U.S. propaganda war to first impose U.N. sanctions and eventually invade Iraq.
Ernesto "Che" Guevara de la Serna (Photo by Alberto Korda)
By Fidel Castro
On 18 October 1967, 10 days after Che Guevara’s death, the details of the revolutionary hero’s last moments finally emerged. Before a nation in mourning, Fidel Castro gave this speech. In this emotive text brought to you by Pambazuka News, ‘El Lider Máximo’ revisits the journey of his comrade-in-arms, revealing Che’s human side, his military prowess, his philosophy and his great revolutionary pedigree.
Posted in Art, Books, Music & Film, Economy Economics, Human Rights Civil Liberties, Land Grab, Region: Latin America, War and Peace
Tagged anti-imperialism, argentina, bolivia, che, cuba, ernesto che guevara, fidel castro speech, guatemala, Resistance, us imperialism
By School of the Americas Watch
Latin America awoke yesterday to two extraordinary announcements that will impact the region for years to come; one in Honduras producing tentative hope, and the other in Colombia, sowing widespread concern and fear. Together they reflect the dual nature of the Obama Administration´s approach to Latin America.
Posted in Economy Economics, Human Rights Civil Liberties, Military, Obama and Company, Region: Honduras, Region: Latin America, Resistance
Tagged colombia, democracy, military coup, Region: Honduras, Region: Latin America, us imperialism, Us military expansion colombia, zelaya to be restored to power
By William Blum
If you catch the CIA with its hand in the cookie jar and the Agency admits the obvious — what your eyes can plainly see — that its hand is indeed in the cookie jar, it means one of two things: a) the CIA’s hand is in several other cookie jars at the same time which you don’t know about and they hope that by confessing to the one instance they can keep the others covered up; or b) its hand is not really in the cookie jar — it’s an illusion to throw you off the right scent — but they want you to believe it.
Hugo Chávez comments on US military build-up in Colombia, with its clear desire for South America’s natural resources, the temporary coup which deposed him in 2002 and Fidel Castro’s historic and enduring mark on the region.
Posted in Economy Economics, Region: Latin America, Resistance
Tagged chavez, coup d'etats, fidel, imperialism, obama, Region: Latin America, resource wars, south america, us imperialism