6 March 2013 00 — Black Agenda Report
5 March 2013 — Information Clearing House
Washington Steps Up Africa Intervention
By Bill Van Auken
While the US-French intervention in Mali has been cast as a humanitarian venture aimed at rescuing the Malian people from Islamists, the reality is that the war has unleashed immense human suffering. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article34184.htm
6 March 2013 — Land Destroyer
US corporate-financier funded think-tank, the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), declared in its “post-Chávez checklist for US policymakers,” that the US must move quickly to reorganize Venezuela according to US interests. Upon its checklist were “key demands”:
- The ouster of narco-kingpins who now hold senior posts in government
- The respect for a constitutional succession
- The adoption of meaningful electoral reforms to ensure a fair campaign environment and a transparent vote count in expected presidential elections; and
- The dismantling of Iranian and Hezbollah networks in Venezuela
3 March 2013 — Voltaire Network
During his annual State of the Union address, President Barack Obama unilaterally announced the opening of negotiations for a Transatlantic Global Trade and Investment Partnership with the European Union (12 February). A few hours later, the scoop was confirmed by a joint statement from the U.S. President and the Presidents of the European Council, Herman van Rompuy and European Commission, José Manuel Barroso.
6 March 2013 — The Bullet • Socialist Project • E-Bulletin No. 776
France perpetrated two large deceptions in conducting its military intervention into Mali more than seven weeks ago. These have been universally accepted in mainstream media reporting. The first is that the unilateral decision to invade Mali on January 11, 2013 was hastily made, prompted by imminent military threats by Islamic fundamentalist forces against the south of the country where the large majority of Malians live.
5 March 2013 — The Real News Network
Chavez Democratized Venezuela Making it the Most Equal Country in Latin America
Gregory Wilpert: Chavez led Venezuela to many accomplishments but leaves unsolved critical problems he hoped to address
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5 March 2013 — Wikileaks Press
This article is about the US attempts to destabilize Venezuela, as shown in the GIFiles released by Wikileaks. More widely, the article gives an historical background of US interventions in Latin America, and analyses its strategical behavior in this part of the world.
5 March, 2013 — Greg Palast
For BBC Television, Palast met several times with Hugo Chàvez, who passed away today.
As a purgative for the crappola fed to Americans about Chavez, my foundation, The Palast Investigative Fund, is offering the film, The Assassination of Hugo Chavez, as a FREE download. Based on my several meetings with Chavez, his kidnappers and his would-be assassins, filmed for BBC Television. DVDs also available. Continue reading