Edward Snowden has not responded to offers of political asylum

  Former U.S. intelligence analyst Edward Snowden has not yet communicated with the authorities of Venezuela or Bolivia in relation to the offer of political asylum they had offered him on Friday.  Nicaragua also stated they would take the ex-CIA analyst but this tiny country has also not heard from Snowden. Venezuelan Foreign Minister Elias […]

Rafael Correa slam dunks presidentïal elections in Ecuador: "This victory is yours. It belongs to our families, to our wife, to our friends, our neighbors, the entire nation

Much to the despair of US imperialism, acccording to Associated Press, President Rafael Correa who has spent heavily on the poor, confidently celebrated his second re-election Sunday even before the first official results were announced (http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hgAZhnAGQkQMLxWzzVjkOJ6q0r5g?docId=9610a2d4ce3948eb925a796c7a179818). An exit poll, published just minutes ago gave Correa, who first took office in 2007, 61 percent against 20 percent for […]

Haiti – The Empire Strikes Again

By Guest Blogger Terry Morrone The good old USA has added another country to its empire. It was an earth quake assisted takeover. The major media as usual have the story all wrong. While a few stories in the major media covered the ineffectiveness of US aid, most focused instead on the poor, miserable and […]

A “Smart Power” Coup in Honduras

By SAUL LANDAU and NELSON P. VALDÉS “If the American nation will speak softly, and yet build and keep at a pitch of the highest training a thoroughly efficient navy, the Monroe Doctrine  will go far.” -President Theodore Roosevelt, 1903 “I am going to teach the South American republics to elect good men.” -Woodrow Wilson, […]

Haiti – The State Apparatus Collapsed Too

When the 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti a little over a week ago, a lot more than buildings and infrastructure collapsed. While the presidential palace crumbled, so did the state infrastructure. In a country as desperately poor as Haiti, and with such revolutionary traditions, first and foremost in importance in this state infrastructure are the forces […]

2009 – The Year in Review

In the early morning hours of Jan. 1, 2009, a white transit cop in Oakland, California, shot and killed Oscar Grant, a young black man. Grant was lying face down on a train platform with his hands handcuffed behind his back at the time of the shooting. The cop claimed he thought Grant was going […]

Venezuela/Colombia War Threat Escalates

Tensions have heightened at the Venezuela/Columbia border, and the war threat has escalated. The Venezuelan ambassador to Columbia, Gustavo Marquez, warns that “there is a pre-war situation in the entire region”.