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Resisting Mining: Brutal Repression and Uprising in Argentina

Resisting Mining: Brutal Repression and Uprising in Argentina
Source - Upside Down World Written by Marie Trigona Tuesday, 23 February 2010 World-wide, mining operations have been associated with exploitation, corruption, violence, environmental devastation, human rights abuses, and impunity. However, despite threats and violent attacks, local movements resist mining operations and associated devastating effects. Residents in Northern Argentina have protested the opening of an open pit mining site in the town of Andalgala in the province of Catamarca. A recent police crackdown on the protest has sparked a popular uprising of citizens saying, ‘no to the mine’. Following massive protests in response to police repression this month, a judge…

CNN Lies about Identity of Doctors in Haiti

CNN Lies about Identity of Doctors in Haiti
Source - Cuba Solidarity Campaign Hugo Garcia digital@juventudrebelde.cu February 10, 2010 MATANZAS.—One of the many Cuban doctors currently assisting the Haitian victims of the earthquake granted an interview to the CNN a few days ago and was strangely presented to the public as a Spanish doctor. In a phone conversation with the Juventud Rebelde newspaper, Doctor Carlos Guillen —that is his real name and not Carlos Arguello, as the CNN reported— said that it was really difficult to specify if it was a mistake or was done intentionally. “We are so deep into our work here,” said Guillen, “that we…

US Intelligence Report Classifies Venezuela as “Anti-US Leader”

US Intelligence Report Classifies Venezuela as “Anti-US Leader”
Source - Eva Golinger By Eva Golinger 3 February 2010 – As is custom at the beginning of each year, the different US agencies publish their famous annual reports on topics ranging from human rights, trafficking in persons, terrorism, threats, drug-trafficking, and other issues that indicate who will be this year’s target of US agression. Yesterday, it was the intelligence community’s turn. Admiral Dennis Blair, National Director of Intelligence, presented the Annual Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. The report details the principle threats to the interests and security of the US worldwide.…

Monthly Call-In Day February 10, 2010 Tell Pacific Rim Mining to get out of Cabañas!

Monthly Call-In Day  February 10, 2010 Tell Pacific Rim Mining to get out of Cabañas!
Since 2005, community organizing efforts have successfully blocked Pacific Rim Mining Corporation’s application for gold mining permits in the department of Cabañas, El Salvador. This effective resistance has been met with death threats, kidnapping attempts and assassinations against activists who oppose mining. Two more community leaders were murdered just before the New Year. In early January, Salvadoran President Mauricio Funes explicitly sided with the environmental movement, declaring “My government will not authorize any mining extraction projects.” However, Pacific Rim refuses to pack up and leave, despite that conflicts and violence that its presence has generated. TAKE ACTION! Call Barbara Henderson,…

184 Communes Currently in Formation in Venezuela

184 Communes Currently in Formation in Venezuela
With 184 socialist communes in construction in Venezuela, yesterday, during his weekly TV show Alo Presidente, president Hugo Chavez emphasised the need for “production independent of the capitalist market” in these communes and in general, and also directed Caracas mayor Jorge Rodriguez to expropriate buildings in plaza Bolivar in order to rescue the city’s history.

Haiti: Options for Giving

Haiti: Options for Giving
1. A worthwhile critique: Haiti, US Aid, and Humanitarian Relief 2. Labor Notes critique the corporate PR spin and for a look at how labor is rallying for Hait: Haiti: Give Here PARTNERS IN HEALTH:  http://www.pih.org/home.html.  Mission:  To provide a preferential option for the poor in health care.  Partners In Health (PIH) works to bring modern medical care to poor communities in Haiti and 8 other countries around the world.  The work of PIH has three goals: to care for our patients, to alleviate the root causes of disease in their communities, and to share lessons learned around the world. The Coalition of…