US Aids S. Sudan Secession http://alethonews.wordpress.com/2009/12/26/us-aids-s-sudan-secession/
The United States is pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into the pocket of South Sudan government to help it prepare for secession from the North.”The United States government, one of their goals now, is to make sure southern Sudan in 2011 is a viable state,” Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth, representative of South Sudan in Washington, told The Washington Times Friday, December 25. Washington offers $1 billion in annual aid to South Sudan.
Hitmen Assassinate Prominent Woman Activist in Cabañas; Pro-Mining Violence Continueshttp://upsidedownworld.org/main/content/view/2279/1/
heavily armed men took the life of a respected anti-mining activist in Cabañas, El Salvador, another prominent community leader has been assassinated. On December 26 at 3:30 pm Dora “Alicia” Recinos Sorto, 32, was killed as she returned from doing laundry at the river near her home in Cantón Trinidad, in the municipality of Sensuntepeque, Cabañas.
US and Colombian Activists Target "World of Coca-Cola"http://upsidedownworld.org/main/content/view/2225/61/
"They systematically violate human rights in Colombia. All workers have the right and obligation to defend their rights. Simply exercising those rights has cost the lives of workers in Colombia," Caja Marca said. "Lastly we came here to demand justice. These are the men of war. These are the ones who put seven US military bases in Colombia. These are the ones who create paramilitaries. We accuse Coca-Cola of financing assassins. We want truth and reparations," Caja Marca said.
A $100m Bad Idea Then, a $650m Bad Idea Nowhttp://www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=36374
With the US government’s popularity ratings at all-time lows across the region, it should have been clear that a government propaganda arm would have trouble being respected as a legitimate news source. Al Hurra remains a 'bad idea' that failed, but it will be around for at least another year, notes James J Zogby.
The US government-funded TV network Al Hurra was intended to be an important component of American efforts to win hearts and minds in the Arab world. It was a bad idea when it was launched in 2004. It has failed, and yet it won’t die. This month the US Congress approved another $112 million to fund al Hurra in 2010, making the “bad idea’s” cost to date for American taxpayers more than $650 million.A year before the network was launched, its founder came to see me to convince me of the value of his idea. I listened, but was not convinced.
Copenhagen: Morales and Chavez a `smashing success' -- an insider's report from the ALBA delegationhttp://links.org.au/node/1433
Bolivia's President Evo Morales followed Chavez’ remarks by saying: Barack Obama said a while ago -- the only delegate to walk in and out of the stage from a concealed door -- that he came here not for more words but for action. Well, then you should act by using the money you are spending for wars against the peoples of Afghanistan and Iraq, for militarising Colombia with seven military bases to save lives, to save the planet our Mother Earth.
Nasrallah: Israel’s greed, brutality have no bordershttp://www.islamidavet.com/english/2009/12/27/nasrallah-israels-greed-brutality-have-no-borders/
“Israel is an entity that has stolen Palestine and Jerusalem Al-Quds. This entity’s greed, terrorism and brutality have no borders,” “Millions of refugees in Palestine and outside Palestine have been living far away from their homes for decades. More than 11,000 prisoners and detainees are living in very harsh conditions in Israeli prisons,” he noted.
“[Palestinian] houses are being demolished and agriculture is being destroyed in order to force Palestinians to flee,” Nasrallah said.“We call on the [Islamic] Ummah to show vigilance against the real nature of the hegemony and not be tricked by the rhetoric and pledges of freedom, democracy and human rights,” the Hezbollah chief added. “We condemn the American plots and the crimes committed by the US administration in Iraq and Afghanistan and we condemn the US participation in Israeli crimes in Palestine and Lebanon,” Press TV quoted Nasrallah as saying.
TIMELINE OF U.S.- NATO MIDDLE EAST WAR 2000-2010http://fromthewilderness.ning.com/group/stopnato/forum/topics/timeline-of-us-nato-middle
No Peace on Earthhttp://kennysideshow.blogspot.com/2009/12/no-peace-on-earth.html
Indian police stop Kashmir procession, 60 hurthttp://article.wn.com/view/2009/12/26/Indian_police_stop_Kashmir_procession_60_hurt/
At least 60 mourners were injured here on Saturday when the police fired teargas canisters and fired in the air besides swinging bamboo sticks to break up a mourning procession by hundreds of Shia
ICTS Provides Security at Amsterdam's Airporthttp://www.ictseurope.com/aviation/airlines-security-service.html
'ICTS is the main security vendor for the European operations of Continental Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines. We are also the sole provider of security services at all of American Airlines’ and US Airways European stations.'
People are already asking how Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab was able to get onto an airplane in Amsterdam bound for Detroit with a bomb strapped to his leg when the Amsterdam airport uses the full-body "see your naked butt" scanners.
As it turns out, security at the Amsterdam airport is run by ICTS, THE VERY SAME ISRAELI-OWNED COMPANY THAT RAN SECURITY AT EVERY SINGLE AIRPORT FROMWHICH THE 9/11 TERRORISTS DEPARTED, APPARENTLY ALSO BYPASSING SECURITY CHECKS!http://whatreallyhappened.com/WRHARTICLES/ICTS.html
’Israel resembles a failed state’http://www.voltairenet.org/article163401.html
| One year after Israel’s Operation Cast Lead, the conditions of Palestinians in Gaza have not improved; in many respects things may seem even more dire, as hopes of a serious peace effort have been dashed. However, it would be a mistake to miss the more dynamic situation that suggests Israel’s power and impunity are not as invulnerable as they might appear. Ali Abunimah focuses on the silver lining around the cloud, not least that of an unbroken and still vibrant Palestinian resistance.
Israel: racketeering, gangsterism, fierce colonialismhttp://www.telesurtv.net/noticias/contexto/1598/israel-chantaje-gangsterismo-colonialismo-feroz/
The right-wing government of Benjamin Netanyahu, in fact, continues to build homes for Jews in Jerusalem and in the Palestinian territories it goes ahead with the wall wich is destroying Palestinian houses and orchards, continues with its policies of aggression and gangsterism, targeted assassinations and kidnappings of people whose only weapons are ideas. To make matters worse, unlike what happened with apartheid South Africa, there are no sanctions against Israel or U.S. or international community.
The Netanyahu government takes and continues with plans to convert the Palestinian territories into as many Bantustans as it can,just as happened to South Africans, separated by roads, walls, extremist Jewish settlers.
Britain’s Jews in Crisis Over National Loyalty, Identity and Israelhttp://www.redress.cc/zionism
'Britain’s leading Jewish institutions are facing their worst crisis in living memory as their loyalty to the United Kingdom and support for basic universal principles of human rights and common decency come under growing scrutiny. In recent weeks Redress Information & Analysis has been approached by a number of existing and former employees and volunteers of prominent Jewish bodies, all pointing to an acute internal crisis within their institutions.'
AKAKA BILL SCHEMES UNRAVEL AT THE SEAMS ON VOICES OF TRUTH - ONE-ON-ONE WITH HAWAI`I'S FUTUREhttp://voicesoftruthtv.com/?ep=model-for-freedom&from=1&sec=episode
They're Building Nuclear Missile Parts in Woodstock? You Can't Escape America's War Economyhttp://www.alternet.org/story/144748/they're_building_nuclear_missile_parts_in_woodstock_you_can't_escape_america's_war_economy