Submitted by folkie on 15 July 2010 - 11:49am
Why are the Haitian earthquake victims still in tents? The first article has the best answers I've found. The second article and the Democracy Now! show provide more details.
Land Ownership at the Crux of Haiti’s Stalled Reconstruction
by Kim Ives
Wednesday, 14 July 2010 14:00
Source: Haiti Liberte
Submitted by folkie on 15 July 2010 - 10:55am
Across America, daily incidents occur, one of many the cold-blooded January 1, 2009 murder of Oscar Grant - unarmed, offering no resistance, thrust face-down on the ground, shot in the back, and killed, videotaped on at least four cameras for irrefutable proof. USA Today said five bystanders taped it.
Submitted by folkie on 15 July 2010 - 10:38am
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas was reportedly "completely shocked and outraged" when he learned that his nephew, who suffers from epilepsy and was reportedly suicidal, was beaten and tased with a stun gun at a Louisiana hospital—apparently, for nothing more than some unruly behavior.
Submitted by folkie on 15 July 2010 - 10:21am
Israel's nuclear program has been implicated in an investigation conducted in the United States by the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), according to a report published on Wednesday by the researchers of the Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS).
Submitted by folkie on 15 July 2010 - 9:55am
Kigali – The First Vice President of the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda, Mr. Andre KAGWA RWISEREKA who went missing yesterday 13th July 2010, has been found dead this morning of 14th July 2010.
Submitted by folkie on 15 July 2010 - 7:31am
It seems that the case of the non-Zionist, flag-burning yeshiva student invokes inviolate sensitivities: national sensitivities, the feelings of soldier-men and heros.
Submitted by Coacoa on 15 July 2010 - 5:45am
The recent apprehension and charges leveled against the so called Barefoot bandit is proof enough for anyone that homeland security was created to dehumanize and completely tame citizens into the zoo mentality... we all are cattle and there is nothing the cattle can do to change it now!
Submitted by folkie on 15 July 2010 - 4:43am
The Zapatista Good Government Junta (JBG) of La Garrucha has denounced the Federal Army's return to operating intimidating patrols by day and night, using trucks and armoured vehicles. "Their helicopters are flying low over the communities. These operations have increased over the last 15 days."
Submitted by folkie on 14 July 2010 - 6:36am
Submitted by folkie on 14 July 2010 - 4:47am
On January 1, 2009, young Oscar Grant was killed by a transit cop in Oakland, California. While lying face down with a cop kneeling on his neck, Grant was shot in the back by another cop as a crowd of train passengers watched in horror. Grant, was an African-American; Mehserle is white.
Submitted by folkie on 14 July 2010 - 4:32am
Six months ago a devastating earthquake killed more than 230,000 Haitians. About 100,000 homes were completely destroyed, alongside 1,000 schools and many other buildings.
The scenes of devastation filled TV screens around the world. Half a year later the picture is eerily familiar.
Submitted by folkie on 14 July 2010 - 4:00am
The international banking sanctions campaign in New York against apartheid South Africa during the 1980s is regarded as the most effective strategy in bringing about a nonviolent end to the country's apartheid system.
Submitted by folkie on 13 July 2010 - 10:50pm
My eyes are burning as I type this. We've just returned from spending the day down in Barataria, located about an hour's drive south of New Orleans. The community of fishermen is swimming in oil. Within minutes of arriving, our eyes begin to burn and we begin to feel dizzy from airborne chemicals from the oil and dispersant.
Submitted by Coacoa on 13 July 2010 - 12:39pm