6 July 2013 — The Greanville Post
The Snowden affair has revealed even more about Europe than about the United States.
Certainly, the facts of NSA spying are significant. But many people suspected that something of the sort was going on. The refusal of France, Italy and Portugal to allow the private aircraft of the President of Bolivia to cross their airspace on the mere suspicion that Edward Snowden might be aboard is rather more astonishing.
New at Strategic Culture Foundation 20-26 January 2013: FED / Arab Winter / Egypt / Bolivia / Syria / Africa / Mali
26 January 2013 — Strategic Culture Foundation
The Committee of 147
26.01.2013 | 00:00 | Valentin KATASONOV
In the article «What is behind the information attacks on the Federal Reserve System?» I have already written about the research group of scientists at the Swiss Federal Institute (SFI) in Zurich. Their study was published in mid-2011 and was described by the world media as the sensation of the year. Continue reading this...
24 December 2012 — Readings From the Left
If you’ve not found RFL before this, here are a few of the latest, free offerings on the site.
- Taking Population Out of the Equation:
by Patricia Hynes
This important feminist critique of populationist theory and practice, long been out of print, is now available on Reading from the Left with the author’s assistance and permission.
New at Strategic Culture Foundation 21-27 Oct. 2012: Bolivia-USA / Oil-Uranium / USA / Nobel Prize / EU / China / Nicaragua
27 October 2012 — Strategic Culture Foundation
Bolivian President Bluntly Describes US Diplomacy
27.10.2012 | 00:00 | Nil NIKANDROV
Bolivian leader Evo Morales tends to speak in a carefully chosen language, in part as a precaution natural for someone who is permanently under fire from his opponents. It long became a staple of the US propaganda to portray Morales as an individual who does not measure up to the standards normally associated with his status, and on the fringes the campaign against the Latin American country’s first indigenous president chronically slips into downright racism. After a period of evident restraint, Morales did respond to the US invectives in an unusually blunt manner in a recent Decolonizaton Day address… Continue reading this...
23 June 2012
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3 August 2011 — williambowles.info
Mexico: American Ambassador Is Confirmed
New York Times
The former ambassador, Carlos Pascual, resigned in March after a public dispute with President Felipe Calderón of Mexico over embassy documents released by WikiLeaks. The documents showed him and other American officials criticizing Mexican authorities …
21 December, 2010 — MRZine
Fintan O’Toole. a recent New Left Review essay by Slavoy Zizek. Writing about Morales and Chavez and the Maoist government in Nepal, he said:
Their situation is ‘objectively’ hopeless: the whole drift of history is basically against them, they cannot rely on any ‘objective tendencies’ pushing in their way, all they can do is to improvise, do what they can in a desperate situation. But, nonetheless, does this not give them a unique freedom? And are we — today’s left — not all in exactly the same situation?
For me Copenhagen was not a failure. It may have been for the powers of the world, but not for the peoples of the world who became conscious …. Hope for the peoples of the world is cooling the world, lowering the temperature. — Evo Morales
13 December, 2010 — Bolivia Rising
La Paz, Dec 13 (DPA) Bolivia threatened Sunday to take court action to block the compromise deal reached in Mexico to confront the growing threat of climate change.
‘We will file a complaint with the International Court of Justice in The Hague against the text approved in Cancun,’ Boliva’s UN Ambassador Pablo Solon told the government daily El Cambio.
The deal was approved Saturday by all but one of the 194 nations who attended the international climate conference in the Mexican resort. Bolivia objected on the grounds it did not go far enough.
Despite a lack of unanimity, conference chairman Patricia Espinosa approved the comprise, which includes efforts to reduce greenhouse emissions, billions in aid to island nations faced with inundation and a 2-degree goal limit for global warming.
Solon had argued that the draft proposals were too lax to stop global warming, and he stood his ground until Espinosa banged the gavel at 3.31 a.m. after saying: ‘The objections and complaints will be noted duly.’ Espinosa’s very broad interpretation of UN rules that all agreements must be reached in harmony saved the conference. Harmony, she said, did not necessarily mean unanimity.
Solon claimed the way Bolivia’s position was overruled represented jettisoned the principle of consensus and was an ‘abuse of the framework agreement on climate protection’.