Corporations Are The New Conquistadors : Ukraine

By: Friday February 20, 2015 7:00 pm

Ukraine has become a nation synonymous with the daily headlines, from the trail of western intervention and subversion that lead to a violent coup in 2013 to the devastating civil war that has torn the nation apart. These stories, as crucial as they are to investigate, have provided the perfect cover for international corporations to exploit Ukraine’s resources.

This exploitation accelerated when Ukraine declared its independence in 1992. From this period onward, Ukraine has experienced the colonization of its vastly important agricultural sector. International agribusiness and biotechnology firms have steadily been reforming Ukraine’s agricultural laws in order to eventually allow for an explosion in the production of genetically modified organisms.

 

What is Really Behind the Ukraine Crisis

By: Thursday May 15, 2014 6:12 pm

Russia’s reaction to the move to overthrow Ukraine’s government, take it into the EU and from there, probably into NATO was the most predictable thing in the world, just the sort of thing that George H.W. Bush, Kohl, Mitterrand and yes, even Margaret Thatcher wanted to avoid. In American terms imagine Washington’s reaction if a Panamanian Hugo Chavez allied Panama with Cuba, filled the Canal Zone with Cuban advisers and threatened to close it… the marines would be there the next day. That is more or less what the Ukraine means to Russia. So Putin reacted in a totally predictable way.

#BringBackOurGirls Brings Back the Blowback?

By: Friday May 9, 2014 1:23 pm

Will a well-meaning social media campaign to rescue kidnapped girls result in military action and, as a result, more blowback against the United States? Could our intervention in Nigeria make Boko Haram stronger?

In recent days, Americans have become aware of the 276 kidnapped Muslim schoolgirls, taken at gunpoint from their classroom in Nigeria by the militant Boko Haram movement.

Dropping Knowledge Like a Clumsy Librarian, #NSA edition

By: Saturday April 26, 2014 4:00 pm

Shahid Buttar, the Executive Director of The Bill of Rights Defense Committee drops knowledge on the NSA in his new House track The NSA vs. the USA

What the New York Times Won’t Tell You About Julian Assange

By: Thursday August 16, 2012 11:28 am

I challenge you, dear reader, to go over this NYT hit piece on Julian Assange and see if any mention is made of the following key and pertinent facts.

Coppers, Diplomatic Police, and Cabbies at Ecuadorian Embassy, All for Assange

By: Thursday August 16, 2012 4:35 am

Police surround the Ecuadorian embassy in London, preparing, or at least trying, to arrest Julian Assange on violation of his bail, as he has not checked in with the court in over a month. But of course if he left the embassy to check in, he’d be nabbed and extradited to Sweden to deal with accusations of rape, and possibly then extradited to the U.S. where he’d be up against far more serious charge–like life and death charges–of espionage over WikiLeaks.

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