In the Fight Against Imperialism, Beware the Peddlers of Despair
Dady Chery

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  By Dady Chery Haiti Chery All around us – Afghanistan, Iraq, Haiti, the Congo, Ivory Coast, Palestine, Somalia, Libya, and elsewhere – empires are tearing a trail of destruction. This is not a sign of strength but of weakness, … Continue reading

GDP Measures the Wealth of Bankers
Dady Chery

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By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery | News Junkie Post. Libya’s gross domestic product (GDP) increased by 108 percent in 2012. By contrast, the growths of Japan and other developed countries, as measured by their GDP, have stagnated at values below three percent and sometimes negative. If you are shaking your head, thinking there must be a mistake in the World Bank’s computations, think again.

Petraeus Resignation: Sex, Lies and Politics
Dady Chery

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  By Dady Chery and Gilbert Mercier Haiti Chery General David Petraeus had to resign today from his position as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. He admitted to an affair, but some, such as the New York Times, are … Continue reading

Anti-US Protests Spread Throughout Muslim WorldLes manifestations anti américaines se propagent à tous les pays du monde musulman

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By Alex Lantier, WSWS. Protests that began one week ago at US embassies in Egypt and Libya are rapidly spreading throughout the Muslim world. The protests reflect broad popular opposition to Washington’s wars, its violation of elementary democratic rights in the conduct of the “war on terror,” and its exploitation of the region as a source of cheap labor. (English | French)

Will Namibia’s Newfound Wealth of Groundwater Serve People or Mining?

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By James Anderson, Alertnet. About 0.66 million cubic kilometer (0.16 cubic mile) of groundwater — at least 100 times the amount of renewable freshwater in Africa — lies below the continent’s driest country: Namibia. The battle is on for access to the newfound water by the population versus water utilities and Namibia’s growing mining industry.

Canada’s Infamy Per Capita

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By David Swanson/Douglas Ou-ee-ii-jay-ii Jack, War Is a Crime. The great majority of Canadians are unaware of their status as world leaders in activities such as mine development, energy development, deforestation, consumerism, and weapons sales.

U.N. Uses Private Military and Security Contractors

By Kim-Jenna Jurriaans, IPS | UPDATE from Haiti Chery. The United Nations is increasingly hiring Private Military and Security Companies (PMSCs) for its missions across the world, raising concerns over the use of firms known for participation in human rights abuses, as well as an overall lack of accountability structures governing these contractors within the U.N. system. UPDATE 1: DynCorp boasts of having trained 400 “Haitian police” and is awarded a $48.6 million contract to insert 100 contractors and 10 advisors into the “UN police force” in Haiti.

Key Decisions and Directions From ALBA XI: ‘A Grand Summit!’

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By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery | By Yaima Puig Meneses, Granma. Agreements by member countries of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) included a common economic zone, strong support for the Republic of Haiti, backing for Argentina on issue of the Malvinas, a call for the release of the Cuban Five, a special declaration on Puerto Rico’s right to full independence, and an official communique condemning the U.S. destabilization of Syria. Participants ratified Haiti’s participation as a permanent special invitee and agreed to hold the next summit of the ALBA Foreign Ministers in Jacmel, Haiti. (Video: Pres. Rafael Correa speech, in Spanish)

Beware the Peddlers of DespairMefiez-vous des marchands de desespoir

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By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. All around us empires are tearing a trail of destruction. This is not a sign of strength but one of weakness, because the aim of empire is not to destroy but to conquer.

Libya: Tawargha, Bani Walid, Sirte Now Ghost TownsPueblos fantasmas de Libia

By Karlos Zurutuza, IPS | Chris Marsden, WSWS. Hundreds of thousands of civilians, many of them black, were permanently driven from their homes during NATO’s war against Libya.”They call this ‘liberation’? To me this is nothing but a blatant occupation.” – Abdulhamid Saleh (English | Spanish)

Under Libya: Riches More Precious Than Oil

By Peter S. Green, Bloomberg | Editorial comment by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. Water privatizers like the “three sisters” French companies Ondeo, Veolia, and Saur are preparing to control Libya’s Nubian Aquifer, a priceless geological store of water beneath Libya, Egypt, Chad and Sudan with centuries of the Nile’s flow. The Great Man-Made River Project (GMMR) to tap this aquifer was built by Gaddafi for U.S. $25 billion, without any international loans.By Peter S. Green, Bloomberg | Editorial comment by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. Water privatizers like the “three sisters” French companies Ondeo, Veolia, and Saur are preparing to control Libya’s Nubian Aquifer, a priceless geological store of water beneath Libya, Egypt, Chad and Sudan with centuries of the Nile’s flow. The Great Man-Made River Project (GMMR) to tap this aquifer was built by Gaddafi for U.S. $25 billion, without any international loans.By Peter S. Green, Bloomberg | Editorial comment by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. Water privatizers like the “three sisters” French companies Ondeo, Veolia, and Saur are preparing to control Libya’s Nubian Aquifer, a priceless geological store of water beneath Libya, Egypt, Chad and Sudan with centuries of the Nile’s flow. The Great Man-Made River Project (GMMR) to tap this aquifer was built by Gaddafi for U.S. $25 billion, without any international loans.

What Does Gaddafi’s Death Mean for Africa?

By Farouk Chothia, BBC News | Editorial Comment, Haiti Chery. The hunt and execution of Col. Muammar Gaddafi will go down in history as one of the great betrayals by Africans.By Farouk Chothia, BBC News | Editorial Comment, Haiti Chery. The hunt and execution of Col. Muammar Gaddafi will go down in history as one of the great betrayals by Africans.By Farouk Chothia, BBC News | Editorial Comment, Haiti Chery. The hunt and execution of Col. Muammar Gaddafi will go down in history as one of the great betrayals by Africans.

The US Power Grab in Africa

By Pepe Escobar, Asia Times Online. Heritage Oil signed juicy deals in Iraqi Kurdistan behind the back of the central government in Baghdad. In Libya, Heritage bought a 51% stake in a local company called Sahara Oil Services; this means it’s now directly involved in operating oil and gas licenses….. Believe it or not, Heritage was the top oil company in Uganda up to 2009, drilling on Lake Albert.By Pepe Escobar, Asia Times Online. Heritage Oil signed juicy deals in Iraqi Kurdistan behind the back of the central government in Baghdad. In Libya, Heritage bought a 51% stake in a local company called Sahara Oil Services; this means it’s now directly involved in operating oil and gas licenses….. Believe it or not, Heritage was the top oil company in Uganda up to 2009, drilling on Lake Albert.By Pepe Escobar, Asia Times Online. Heritage Oil signed juicy deals in Iraqi Kurdistan behind the back of the central government in Baghdad. In Libya, Heritage bought a 51% stake in a local company called Sahara Oil Services; this means it’s now directly involved in operating oil and gas licenses….. Believe it or not, Heritage was the top oil company in Uganda up to 2009, drilling on Lake Albert.