Media Lens: The Dark Heart of Robin Cook’s ‘Ethical’ Foreign Policy – Part 2

24 August 2005 — Media Lens

“I do not know but there are some who if they were tied to the whipping post – and could but get one hand free would use it to ring the bells & fire the cannon to celebrate their liberty.” (Thoreau, 1851)

Media Coverage

Cook’s lasting achievement was his “ethical foreign policy”, former culture secretary Chris Smith declared in the Independent. “It represented a brave attempt to cast our country’s relations with the rest of the world in a moral light.” (Smith, ’Robin Cook: 1946-2005, The house of commons was his true home,’ The Independent, August 8, 2005) Continue reading

Information Clearing House Archive Part 6 20-24 August 2005

24 August 2005 — Information Clearing House

[I’ve been archiving ICH digests since early 2003. Unfortunately, an unknown number of the links are now dead, so I can’t guarantee that the link will take you where you want to go. WB]

Information Clearing House
Digest 20-24 August 2005
Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2005

Charge Him or Release Him

Jose Padilla : U.S. Citizen Imprisoned Without Trial or Charges for 3 Years and 108 Days


Who Would Jesus Assassinate?

Hugo Chavez and the Men Who Claim to Speak for Jesus?

By Ron Jacobs

Ever since Chavez began his popular upheaval in Venezuela he has been under attack by the Catholic hierarchy in that country. In fact, members of Opus Dei were involved in the failed coup of 2000 and have been instrumental in the CIA-funded opposition movement since the coup, just as they were intimately involved in the murderous CIA-sponsored coup in September 1973 in Chile. Continue reading

An awful sense of déjà vu By William Bowles

24 August 2005

If my folks were still alive I am sure this is exactly what they’d be feeling today. And, as the capitalist system inches ever closer to Armageddon, the question about the causes of war are still not part of the public discourse in a world where following the end of the Cold War, we were promised a peaceful world, free from the fear of annihilation.

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