It is commonly assumed that “peace agreements” between pro-US rightwing regimes and leftwing insurgents lead to peace, justice and greater security. A number of peace agreements which were signed and implemented in the 1990’s in Central America, South Africa, Philippines and elsewhere provide us with ample data over two decades to confirm or reject this commonplace assumption.
|By: GREYDOG Friday July 26, 2013 6:19 pm|
|By: Peter Van Buren Friday July 12, 2013 1:20 pm|
Edward Snowden today made clear both his own bona fides as a whistleblower, and the hypocrisy of the United States in its manhunt for him.
Whistleblower? Snowden’s remarks reinforce the basic tenet of whistleblowing, that is an act of conscience. He made clear what he gave up– home, family, perhaps even his liberty and life– and what we gained, learning what a government which claims to be “of the people” is doing to the people.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Friday July 12, 2013 8:27 am|
NSA whistleblower met with human rights groups in a Moscow airport. During the meeting, he discussed his options for leaving Moscow to get to countries in Latin America that have offered him asylum. He also discussed how human rights organizations might be able to assist him.
Snowden prepared a full statement for representatives of human rights organizations, who attended the meeting. The statement has been posted by WikiLeaks.
He announced that he “formally accepted offers of support or asylum” that had been extended to him and “all others that may be offered in the future.”
|By: DSWright Tuesday July 9, 2013 12:44 pm|
Edward Snowden may have accepted asylum in Venezuela.
|By: EdwardTeller Saturday July 6, 2013 8:00 pm|
Venezuela, the country that opened its door yesterday (Friday, July 5th) to American whistleblower and fugitive, Edward Snowden, possesses what many regard as the finest musical education infrastructure in the world. More than any other aspect of Venezuela’s international goodwill gestures, young musicians participating in what has become known as “El Sistema” aurally demonstrate to concert audiences worldwide what enthusiastic young musicians can accomplish.
|By: yellowsnapdragon Saturday July 6, 2013 8:30 am|
Here’s a timeline of a few events leading up to yesterday’s UNASUR meeting that *may* indicate a campaign was carried out to protect Snowden from detection while traveling to safety. Of course, no one knows where Snowden is now or whether he is, in fact, safe.
|By: EdwardTeller Friday July 5, 2013 5:44 pm|
RT News and other – mostly Latin American – sources are reporting hat Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has offered Edward Snowden political asylum in his country.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday October 8, 2012 12:00 pm|
Hugo Chavez was elected to a fourth term on October 7. The victory immediately set off a flurry of United States media reports noting alleged inequities in Venezuelan elections that permit Chavez to continue to hold power.
|By: SouthernDragon Thursday August 30, 2012 4:45 am|
A variety of links to articles/interviews/speeches/videos on current issues that may be of interest.
|By: fatster Tuesday August 28, 2012 6:15 am|
Fatster rounds up news article from around the globe, including stories about continuing horrors in Syria, Afghaniststan, Libya, women in Togo, Venezuela, public transportation, Apple vs Samsung, Texas economy, Meg Whitman, immigrant minors, hospitals vs insures, water shortages, Greenpeace vs Russian oil rig, and much more.