Security

Pakistan and the Islamist challenge

A.H. Nayyar and Zia Mian
December 2009

The murderous assault on Bombay by Islamist militants, at least some of whom were from Pakistan, has exposed once again the grave danger that radical Islamist movements pose to Pakistan, its neighbors, and the world.

Afghan creep

September 2009

President Obama’s Afghan and Pakistan goals for U.S. security remain obscure. If Obama focused instead on the phantom-like bin Laden he may ensure a second term.

The Goldstone Report - Boycotting Israel

Diana Buttu, Neve Gordon
September 2009

As a prominent UN inquiry condemns Israel for committing war crimes during its attacks on Gaza, three prominent activists discuss the growing global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign.

Watergate and modern scandals

September 2009

By 2012, college professors will stare into the glazed eyes of their students as they refer to non existent weapons of mass destruction and routine torture of suspected terrorists. Like the Vietnam War (an estimated 4 million Vietnamese and 55,000 plus American casualties) and Watergate, these scandals occurred, in students’ minds, sometime after the Greco-Roman era.

Way back in 1973, White House staffers broke into Democratic Party headquarters at the Watergate office complex. In 1969, Seymour Hersh had revealed a story covered-up by the Pentagon. U.S.

The nuclear gang rides again

August 2009

A group of scientists, military officials and government bureaucrats signed an informal pact with the devil. The contract became public in August 1945, when U.S. bombers nuked Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Since then, no other nation has used a nuclear weapon, but thousands of radiation-emitting tests have occurred and nuclear energy plants mushroomed, with promises of cheap, safe and clean power.

Global Action Day for Honduras, August 11, 2009

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Via Campesina
August 2009

Via Campesina calls you to participate in a "Global Day of Action for Honduras", which will take place on the 11 of August of this year.

Honduras Report from US Delegation - Day 1

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Tom Ludon
August 2009

On Monday morning we went to the two locations where the wakes were being held for the two teachers who were killed in the last few days. One teacher was shot on Thursday, and died on Saturday from gunshot wounds to the head. Another was stabbed on his way home from the Saturday wake. At the press conference/rally which was held before his funeral, teachers declared that they would strike all week this week to protest the deaths of these two teachers.

Report from the international mission for solidarity, accompaniment, and observation in Honduras

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Thomas Walgren
July 2009

An international mission for solidarity, accompaniment, and  observation in Honduras arrived in Tegucigalpa on Monday 27th  July and reports that "heavy censorship, suspension of the freedom of movement and gathering and the lack of credibility of the information provided by the de facto government and authorities controlled by it contribute to creating a situation of tension and fear."

International Mission in Honduras receives denunciations of grave human rights abuses

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July 2009

International Mission reports a medical emergency of more than 1,000 people trapped by military checkpoints and condemns the assassination of Pedro Magdiel Martinez Salvador.

Obama and Hillary Nix Change in Honduras

July 2009

The situation in Honduras and Central America is growing increasingly tumultuous with each passing day as deposed President Manuel Zelaya confronts the de facto regime of Roberto Micheletti with thousands of partisans mobilizing in the border areas. While Honduran army officers in Washington and the capital of Tegucigalpa issue statements indicating they may accept Zelaya’s return—if the civilian coup leaders concur—military and police units continue to fire on and even murder demonstrators. It is impossible to predict the outcome of this confrontation.