September 2008

By Harold Pinter, John Pilger, Tony Benn Guardian, U.K. 9/20/08

On September 10 President Evo Morales of Bolivia declared the US ambassador persona non grata. On September 11 (the 35th anniversary of the military overthrow of Salvador Allende in Chile) the president of Venezuela asked the US ambassador there to leave the country. President Hugo Chávez believed he was facing the possibility of an imminent coup d’etat in which he said the US administration were involved. President Morales believed that his government was facing serious destabilisation which was also being fomented by the US. (more…)

The Market and the Terminator Machines

By MICHAEL HUDSON Counterpunch 9/20/08

Nobody expected industrial capitalism to end up like this. Nobody even saw it evolving in this direction. I’m afraid this failing is not unusual among futurists: The natural tendency is to think about how economies can best grow and evolve, not how it can be untracked. (more…)

Thanks to my friend Lisa Goodlin the website has safely made it’s transition to the new server, so I’m free to post again.


There will be no new posts on this website for a few days because the site is being moved to a new server. I would not be able to have this website without the help of Paul Melnikow who set it up and showed me how to post, and has been there when I needed help. And Lisa Goodlin who has also been there these last 4 years and is now taking over as my main technical advisor. I am very grateful to both of them and all the other friends who help me with my technical difficulties.


Sign the petition here.

The undersigned, friends of Iraq from France, Belgium, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Portugal, the United States of America, Egypt, Sweden and Iraq, organized in the International Anti-Occupation Network (IAON) and gathered in Le Feyt, France, from 25 to 27 August 2008, have adopted the following position and declaration reflecting our commitment to a true end to the occupation and to a lasting, sustainable peace in Iraq. (more…)

Andy Worthington 9/19/08

Today, Omar Khadr, the sole Canadian citizen in Guantánamo, marks his 22nd birthday in isolation. Seized in Afghanistan when he was just 15 years old, Omar has now spent nearly a third of his life in US custody, in conditions that ought to be shameful to the US administration responsible for holding him, and to the Canadian government that has abdicated its responsibilities towards him. (more…)

Benjamin Dangl 9/17/08

On Monday, September 15, Bolivian President Evo Morales arrived in Santiago, Chile for an emergency meeting of Latin American leaders that convened to seek a resolution to the recent conflict in Bolivia. (more…)

The Guardian, U.K. 9/17/08

Despite the main finding in the latest report from the International Atomic Energy Agency that it “has been able to continue to verify the non-diversion of declared nuclear material in Iran”, the western media has focused on the issue of Tehran’s lack of transparency over the IAEA investigation into recent intelligence allegations (Report, September 12). These involve missile re-entry vehicle projects and have been rejected by the Iranians, who have not even been permitted to see the documents upon which the allegations are founded. (more…)

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