Guatemala’s Ríos Montt Genocide Conviction: Omen for US Presidents and Their Hired Assassins By Jay Janson

18 May 2013 — Global Research 

Presiding Judge, “he knew about everything that was going on and he did not stop it, despite having the power to stop it from being carried out.” US President Ronald Reagan also had the power, greater power, to stop the massacres being perpetrated by dictator General and President Ríos Montt. Instead visited him in Guatemala City and praised Rios Montt as “a man of great personal integrity and commitment. Who was more guilty?

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ICH 12 May 2013: Ronald Reagan: Accessory to Genocide Claims

12 May 2013  — Information Clearing House


Buying Time in Syria

By Phil Greaves

The current softening of US rhetoric is merely a smokescreen to enable the US Government and its autocratic GCC (Gulf Co-Operation Council) allies to shift strategies and proxy allegiances.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article34907.htm

 

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Video: Study Debunking Austerity Research Sparks Wide Reaction

23 April 2013 — The Real News Network

Bob Pollin (Co-Author of Does High Public Debt Consistently Stifle Economic Growth? A Critique of Reinhart and Rogoff): Deficit Hawks still defend conclusions of a study that contained spreadsheet errors and weighted selected countries in an inappropriate way; led to incorrect theory about public debt and growth (Inc. transcript).

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Black Agenda Report for 11 April 2013: Obama's 2nd Term? Or Reagan's 9th? Fear of a Ded Planet

11 April 2013 — Black Agenda Report

This week in Black Agenda Report

Is This Barack Obama’s 2nd Term? Is it Bill Clinton’s 3rd? Or Is It Ronald Reagan’s 9th?

By BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon

They say that elections do matter, and that there are real differences between Republican and Democratic presidents. But backing up the view to 30 years, that difference looks a lot more like continuity, both at home and in America’s global empire.

Mrs. Thatcher’s Mean Legacy By Michael Hudson and Jeffrey Sommers

8 April, 2013 — Michael Hudson

The Queen Mother of Global Austerity and Financialization

We typically honor the convention to refrain from to speak ill of the recently departed. But Margaret Thatcher probably would not object to an epitaph focusing on how her political legacy was to achieve her professed aim of “irreversibly” dismantling Britain’s public sector. Attacking central planning by government, she shifted it into much more centralized financial hands – the City of London, unopposed by any economic back bench of financial regulation and “free” of meaningful anti-monopoly price regulation.

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Video: The EyeOpener- Chile-Contra: The CIA's Latest Latin American Scandal

13 March 2013 — Boiling Frogs  

Bring up the issue of US interference in Latin America, and among that section of the public that does not greet the topic with blank stares, you will usually hear about t he same few pieces of well-documented history. US involvement in the overthrow of Allende in Chile in 1973, for instance, or Iran-Contra, where the US military, and intelligence establishment under Reagan illegally sold arms to Iran in order to fund the Nicaraguan Contras.

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Media Lens: Death Of A Bogeyman – The Corporate Media Bury Hugo Chávez By David Edwards

13 March 2013 — Media Lens

Following the death of Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez on March 5, the BBC reported from the funeral:

‘More than 30 world leaders attended the ceremony, including Cuban President Raul Castro, Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus.

‘A message was read out from Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.’

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SWEET HOME CHICAGO: G8 MTG MOVED BUT PROTESTS WILL CONTINUE By Danny Schechter

6 March 2012 — The News Dissector

Who called whom first?

Did the Obama alumni Association in Chicago—David Axelrod, Rahm Emanuel, and Bill Daley—get nervous and call the White House, or was it Barack himself, having disposed/co-opted one threat by the name of Netanyahu, who recognized he had a more serious problem the horizon.

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