Political Geography Archive

  • Despite press releases that say the State Department has harsh words regarding Congress’s decision to approve more than $50 million in aid for Honduras, they certified the corrupt government with an abysmal human rights record. They are all clearly guilty of aiding and abetting the murderous regime of Juan Orlando Hernandez.

    In Honduras, U.S. Guilty of Financing Dictatorship

    Despite press releases that say the State Department has harsh words regarding Congress’s decision to approve more than $50 million in aid for Honduras, they certified the corrupt government with an abysmal human rights record. They are all clearly guilty of aiding and abetting the murderous regime of Juan Orlando Hernandez.

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  • In the nightmare of corruption, murder and impunity that is post coup d'état Honduras, many political and economic sectors of the "international community," foremost the U.S. and Canada, maintain beneficial relations with drug trafficking and related enterprises. Rights Action ?shares Karen Spring's dissection of a recent U.S. money laundering bust in Miami of the Rosenthals, one of Honduras' elite families.

    Drug Trafficking in Honduras: Corruption a Multinational Affair

    In the nightmare of corruption, murder and impunity that is post coup d'état Honduras, many political and economic sectors of the "international community," foremost the U.S. and Canada, maintain beneficial relations with drug trafficking and related enterprises. Rights Action ?shares Karen Spring's dissection of a recent U.S. money laundering bust in Miami of the Rosenthals, one of Honduras' elite families.

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  • Jack Eidt of WilderUtopia spoke on the dangerous race for global control by the Chinese through mega-development projects such as the Gran Canal of Nicaragua and the Trans-Amazonian Railway, both with major human rights, ecological, and indigenous sovereignty consequences.

    Jack Eidt on the Nicaraguan Canal and Trans-Amazonian Railway

    Jack Eidt of WilderUtopia spoke on the dangerous race for global control by the Chinese through mega-development projects such as the Gran Canal of Nicaragua and the Trans-Amazonian Railway, both with major human rights, ecological, and indigenous sovereignty consequences.

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  • Dana Frank writes on why the U.S. must stop funneling money to Honduras for repressive militarization and "free trade" projects that sacrifice labor and environmental standards in favor of multinational corporate hegemony. He must start treating its president like the corrupt ruler he really is.

    Obama Must Stop Funding Honduras’ Corrupt President

    Dana Frank writes on why the U.S. must stop funneling money to Honduras for repressive militarization and "free trade" projects that sacrifice labor and environmental standards in favor of multinational corporate hegemony. He must start treating its president like the corrupt ruler he really is.

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  • The tiny forgotten Pacific port town of Amapala, among volcanic island sands and stifling heat, is proposed as the site of a radical libertarian experiment: an autonomous free trade city, a haven for multi-national corporations. And the locals are not celebrating.

    Free Trade Cities in Honduras: A Dangerous Experiment

    The tiny forgotten Pacific port town of Amapala, among volcanic island sands and stifling heat, is proposed as the site of a radical libertarian experiment: an autonomous free trade city, a haven for multi-national corporations. And the locals are not celebrating.

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  • The new movie, “Kill the Messenger,” recounts the brave Contra-cocaine reporting by Gary Webb and his subsequent destruction at the hands of the mainstream media. It forced devastating admissions from the CIA about drug trafficking by the Nicaraguan contra rebels under the protection of the Reagan Administration in the 1980s, writes Robert Parry.

    Kill the Messenger: Gary Webb and the Contra-Cocaine Connection

    The new movie, “Kill the Messenger,” recounts the brave Contra-cocaine reporting by Gary Webb and his subsequent destruction at the hands of the mainstream media. It forced devastating admissions from the CIA about drug trafficking by the Nicaraguan contra rebels under the protection of the Reagan Administration in the 1980s, writes Robert Parry.

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  • Dan Glazebrook writes on the colonial history of the Zionist dream of a homeland, including the destruction of the Palestinian people and dispossession of their land and livelihood through aggression and settlement building, shows Israel has no intention of conceding on Palestinian statehood. We also feature a video of Ilan Pappé, Israeli historian, and the film, "The Zionist Story."

    Israel’s Colonial Project in Palestine is Faltering

    Dan Glazebrook writes on the colonial history of the Zionist dream of a homeland, including the destruction of the Palestinian people and dispossession of their land and livelihood through aggression and settlement building, shows Israel has no intention of conceding on Palestinian statehood. We also feature a video of Ilan Pappé, Israeli historian, and the film, "The Zionist Story."

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  • John Pilger writes on how George Orwell's dystopian vision of the future in 1984 is happening today in the form of media manipulation and unnecessary wars, and the movement goes unchallenged.

    Orwell’s Dystopian Vision Happening Now

    John Pilger writes on how George Orwell's dystopian vision of the future in 1984 is happening today in the form of media manipulation and unnecessary wars, and the movement goes unchallenged.

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  • A former leader of American Jewish Congress has strongly condemned Israel’s war on the Gaza Strip, saying “the Zionist dream is based on slaughter of innocents.” Henry Siegman, now President of the US/Middle East Project, spoke recently on Democracy Now on the need to end the occupation and grant sovereignty to the Palestinian People to end this conflict.

    US Jewish Leader: In Palestine, Sovereignty Means Peace

    A former leader of American Jewish Congress has strongly condemned Israel’s war on the Gaza Strip, saying “the Zionist dream is based on slaughter of innocents.” Henry Siegman, now President of the US/Middle East Project, spoke recently on Democracy Now on the need to end the occupation and grant sovereignty to the Palestinian People to end this conflict.

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  • To achieve justice and peace in Israel, its popular portrayal as the victim of Palestinian aggression must be replaced with the state accepting responsibility in its role as a colonial power with all the attendant political, military, and financial hegemony. As an occupying power, they must protect the civilian population, and their actions must be proportional and measured towards perceived injustice, granting rights and self determination to the Palestinian people. Otherwise, war, death, hatred, and instability will continue. Essay by Ajamu Baraka with two films by John Pilger.

    Palestine, War and the Responsibility of Colonial Power

    To achieve justice and peace in Israel, its popular portrayal as the victim of Palestinian aggression must be replaced with the state accepting responsibility in its role as a colonial power with all the attendant political, military, and financial hegemony. As an occupying power, they must protect the civilian population, and their actions must be proportional and measured towards perceived injustice, granting rights and self determination to the Palestinian people. Otherwise, war, death, hatred, and instability will continue. Essay by Ajamu Baraka with two films by John Pilger.

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  • Military and judicial violence against the public and in post-coup Honduras leading up to the coming November elections are central components of the neoliberal economic takeover. In order to legitimate and secure the economic violence effected against Honduran citizens by multinational corporations, the judiciary criminalizes opposition to them while the military (along with other state security forces) goes after citizen-“criminals” with an iron fist.

    Honduran Election: Neoliberal Militarization Versus The People

    Military and judicial violence against the public and in post-coup Honduras leading up to the coming November elections are central components of the neoliberal economic takeover. In order to legitimate and secure the economic violence effected against Honduran citizens by multinational corporations, the judiciary criminalizes opposition to them while the military (along with other state security forces) goes after citizen-“criminals” with an iron fist.

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  • In the name of the struggle against terrorism, a special operation -- code named CONDOR - was conducted in the 1970s and 80s in South America. Its targets were left wing political dissidents, the organised labour and intellectuals. Condor soon became a network of military dictatorships, supported by the US State Department, the CIA and Interpol. A trial began in early March in Buenos Aires to attempt to bring to justice former dictators and military officers.

    Operation Condor: Eradicating South American “Communism” at Any Cost

    In the name of the struggle against terrorism, a special operation -- code named CONDOR - was conducted in the 1970s and 80s in South America. Its targets were left wing political dissidents, the organised labour and intellectuals. Condor soon became a network of military dictatorships, supported by the US State Department, the CIA and Interpol. A trial began in early March in Buenos Aires to attempt to bring to justice former dictators and military officers.

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  • The government of Honduras plans the creation of neoliberal free-market enclaves, unaccountable to national laws and governed by foreign corporate interests. Stipulated for territory inhabited by Garifuna people and campesino farming communities, with propaganda about democracy, economic innovation and humanitarian justice, "President" Pepe Lobo should first refrain from presiding over the coup-backed "illegitimate regime."

    Honduras: Neoliberal Utopias Advance on Indigenous Land

    The government of Honduras plans the creation of neoliberal free-market enclaves, unaccountable to national laws and governed by foreign corporate interests. Stipulated for territory inhabited by Garifuna people and campesino farming communities, with propaganda about democracy, economic innovation and humanitarian justice, "President" Pepe Lobo should first refrain from presiding over the coup-backed "illegitimate regime."

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  • Gillo Pontecorvo's 1966 masterpiece, "The Battle of Algiers," as a study of the brutality of urban guerrilla warfare, serves an Arab-street-level counterpoint to Kathryn Bigelow's US-imperialism-centered, torture-driven war propaganda film, "Zero Dark Thirty."

    The Battle of Algiers: A Brutal Portrait of Urban Guerrilla Warfare

    Gillo Pontecorvo's 1966 masterpiece, "The Battle of Algiers," as a study of the brutality of urban guerrilla warfare, serves an Arab-street-level counterpoint to Kathryn Bigelow's US-imperialism-centered, torture-driven war propaganda film, "Zero Dark Thirty."

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  • China has been building ghost towns for years, and like a never-ending vaudeville show, the bizarre overbuilding never stops. Here are four of recent eyebrow-raising developments.

    China’s Urbanizing Utopia: Ghost Cities and Propaganda Theme Parks

    China has been building ghost towns for years, and like a never-ending vaudeville show, the bizarre overbuilding never stops. Here are four of recent eyebrow-raising developments.

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  • Free marketeers and Libertarians advocate for the world's first Charter City, with authoritarian governance, facilitated by a military coup, coordinated using political sway with business partners, using public funds from the IDB for infrastructure plans, and built on land "purchased" from indigenous communities, small farmers and the state of Honduras.

    Honduras: Neo-Colonial “Free Market” Charter Cities, Democracy Not Included – By Annie Bird

    Free marketeers and Libertarians advocate for the world's first Charter City, with authoritarian governance, facilitated by a military coup, coordinated using political sway with business partners, using public funds from the IDB for infrastructure plans, and built on land "purchased" from indigenous communities, small farmers and the state of Honduras.

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  • A US-taxpayer-funded war on drugs in Central America is expanding with "Counter Terror Squads," targeting indigenous people, citizen activists, and even independent journalists. It must be stopped.

    Central America: Indigenous Targeted in US-Sponsored Counterinsurgency

    A US-taxpayer-funded war on drugs in Central America is expanding with "Counter Terror Squads," targeting indigenous people, citizen activists, and even independent journalists. It must be stopped.

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