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On February 19, 2008, Brazilian military forces stormed the neighborhood of Village de Dieu on the outskirts of the capital of Port-au-Prince. Their troops entered with weapons drawn and began a massive sweep with UN police in tow that ended with the arrest of dozens of young men in the area. Residents claim this military incursion was executed without a single warrant being presented from Haitiâ€™s courts or just cause.
Journey, if you will, into a nation that lost its moral compass inside the dungeons of fear and hatred.
Or Kyrgyzstan. Or Turkmenistan. But as your kids will be fighting there among the oil pipes, you should kiss Ted Rallâ€™s crazy ass for going there first - and getting it all down in a book of dead-on cartoons and reportage, Silk Road to Ruin.
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I am sure if a global poll was taken tomorrow on who is more admired, the Cuban President or our own, you know which would get the most votes.
"Our orientations are clear. The building of the state of Kosova, economic development, economic and social well-being and rigorous measures against corruption, organized crime and negative behavior, so we can have improved security and integrate Kosova into European Union structures." - (Hashim Thaci, chairman of the Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK), Prime Minister of the Kosovo provisional government, former KLA leader and known criminal)
Of course, what they needed to be effective was that classic adjunct to any magician's act, the perfect assistant.
With the fall of the Bear Mountain tree-sit in Victoria, BC, it seems like this is a very crucial time for activists in the trees up and down the west coast.
The Berkeley Action is opposed to the destruction of a large grove of Coast Live Oaks in order for the campus to place an athletic training center adjacent to the campus stadium.
Nobody laughs when Holt mentions the popular myth â€” popular that is with Congress critters, starry-eyed grade school teachers, and clueless flag-wavers who have never read a paragraph of history â€” that in America the government is the servant of the people.
The undiplomatic Gates is quite right. Most Europeans regard the Afghan conflict as a) wrong and immoral; b) America's war; c) all about oil; or d) probably lost.
Add a comment Add a comment Read more: Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Richard Leblanc, Ingmar Lee, Zoe Blunt, J9 February 18, 2008Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Monday, 5-6pm Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, 104.3 cable, and on the internet at: http://cfuv.uvic.ca . He also serves as a contributing editor to the web news site, www.pacificfreepress.com. And, you can check out the GR blog at: http://GorillaRadioBlog.blogspot.com