USAID: Dictator’s Little Helper
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By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery | News Junkie Post. USAID’s goals were originally to diminish the threat of communism and open new markets for the US; these have expanded to include: developing “countries’ policies and institutions” and even “rebuilding government.”

Iraq, Afghanistan Veterans Discard Service Medals at No-NATO Protest

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By Mary Wisniewski, Reuters | Jon Michael Turner, Veterans Today, Democracy Now, YouTube | Aaron Hughes, Democracy Now! Nearly 50 U.S. military veterans at an anti-NATO rally in Chicago threw their service medals into the street on Sunday May 20 in rejection of the U.S.-led wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. “Occupations don’t build democracies, don’t extend individuals’ freedoms. The movements—the Arab uprising, the Arab Spring—that was building democracy. The movements of Gandhi, the movements of the civil rights movements here in the United States, people’s movements, that extends democracy, not military force.” – Aaron Hughes.

Nurses Lead Protest Against NATO, For Financial Transactions Tax

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By David Moberg, In These Times | Haiti Chery. Nurses around the world are calling for a tax on financial sector speculation, which caused the ongoing crisis, so the proceeds may be used to reduce inequality, provide for health and other public needs, and create a healthy economy with full employment. At a Friday May 18 rally in Chicago kicking off the no-NATO protests, the nurses wore Robin Hood attire — red shirts and green caps — to demand the Financial Transaction Tax, also called the “Robin Hood Tax.”

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)

The G-20 Meeting

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By Fidel Castro Ruz, CubaDebate via Granma. Those countries are attempting to monopolize technologies and markets by means of patents, banks, the most modern and costly forms of transportation, cybernetic domination of complex productive processes, and the control of communications and the mass media in order to deceive the world.By Fidel Castro Ruz, CubaDebate via Granma. Those countries are attempting to monopolize technologies and markets by means of patents, banks, the most modern and costly forms of transportation, cybernetic domination of complex productive processes, and the control of communications and the mass media in order to deceive the world.By Fidel Castro Ruz, CubaDebate via Granma. Those countries are attempting to monopolize technologies and markets by means of patents, banks, the most modern and costly forms of transportation, cybernetic domination of complex productive processes, and the control of communications and the mass media in order to deceive the world.

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.

Understanding the War in Libya

Editorial, Granma. In the war against Libya, Washington is simultaneously pursuing several objectives: taking control of oil, protecting the safety of Israel, preventing the liberation of the Arab world, hindering African unity, and setting up NATO as Africa’s watchdog.

Aircraft Carrier Left Us to Die, Say Migrants (updated)

By Jack Shenker, The Guardian. Dozens of African migrants, crying for help, were ignored and left to die in the Mediterranean by a number of European military units, including a NATO ship, according to two of the nine survivors.By Jack Shenker, The Guardian. Dozens of African migrants were left to die in the Mediterranean after a number of European military units apparently ignored their cries for help, the Guardian has learned. Two of the nine survivors claim this included a NATO ship.By Jack Shenker, The Guardian. Dozens of African migrants were left to die in the Mediterranean after a number of European military units apparently ignored their cries for help, the Guardian has learned. Two of the nine survivors claim this included a NATO ship.

Cuba Condemns Killing of Gaddafi Relatives

By mh, rab, ycf, msl, Prensa Latina | By Patrick J. McDonnell and David S. Cloud, Los Angeles Times. In a statement published in the Monday edition of Granma newspaper, the Foreign Ministry strongly condemned the muders of Moammar Gaddafi’s son and grandchildren. Seif al Arab Kadafi, 29, and the three children were killed by NATO in an airstrike.By mh, rab, ycf, msl, Prensa Latina. In a statement published in the Monday edition of Granma newspaper, the Foreign Ministry strongly condemned the brutal murder of one of the sons of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.By mh, rab, ycf, msl, Prensa Latina. In a statement published in the Monday edition of Granma newspaper, the Foreign Ministry strongly condemned the brutal murder of one of the sons of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

A Fire that Could Burn Everyone

By Fidel Castro Ruz, Granma. One can be in agreement or not with Gaddafi’s political ideas, but nobody has the right to question the existence of Libya as an independent state and a member of the United Nations.By Fidel Castro Ruz, Granma. One can be in agreement or not with Gaddafi’s political ideas, but nobody has the right to question the existence of Libya as an independent state and a member of the United Nations.By Fidel Castro Ruz, Granma. One can be in agreement or not with Gaddafi’s political ideas, but nobody has the right to question the existence of Libya as an independent state and a member of the United Nations.

There’s No Business Like War Business

By Pepe Escobar, Asia Times. The Benghazi revolt coq au vin had been simmering since November 2010. The cooks were Mesmari, air force colonel Abdullah Gehani, and the French secret service.By Pepe Escobar, Asia Times. The Benghazi revolt coq au vin had been simmering since November 2010. The cooks were Mesmari, air force colonel Abdullah Gehani, and the French secret service.By Pepe Escobar, Asia Times. The Benghazi revolt coq au vin had been simmering since November 2010. The cooks were Mesmari, air force colonel Abdullah Gehani, and the French secret service.