The heat is starting to get turned up on Douglas Feith, the creator of the Office of Special Plans, the lie factory created to funnel bogus Iraqi WMD intel into the whitehouse behind the CIA, using the office of the Vice-President (via Lewis Libby, Cheney’s aid). Further confirmation of the OSP is here.
An engaging animation with commentary on the rising U.S. war machine. The message is a little simplistic for my tastes but makes for some great art.
The welcome news of the Colombian military destroying 6,800 landmines during it’s conflict with guerillas makes even more pointed the Bush administrations refusal to honour it’s landmine removal obligations. This makes the moral argument of the U.S. election even more stark. A vote for Bush condones landmine use and torture.
An eye-witness report of the brutality of the Israeli Defence Forces in the Gaza strip, in particular the assault of the Jabalya refugee camp is devastating reading. Once again the number of Palestinians (the majority of which are civilians including women and children) vastly exceeds the abominable killings of Israeli civilians using home made rockets…
An excellent article by Michael Klare, Hampshire College professor of peace and world security studies, highlights the degree to which the U.S. military now fulfils the role of security guard, guarding the world oil pipelines in the Central Asian republics, Latin America and Iraq as it continues to increase it’s dependence on imported oil.
Rapidly becoming something of an anti-globalist superwoman, Naomi Klein has an expose on ex-secretary of state James Baker’s extraordinary conflict of interest.
Something that seems to have gone under reported (or just slipped by me) is the Bush administrations reversal of landmine phaseout. I came across the following statement by the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation:
Well it’s probably already known by readers that the Liberal party (conservative, U.S. Republican party supporting) won with an increased majority in the Australian federal elections. I’m going to try to avoid the punditry and over analysis typical of many blogs as to why that happened due to support/rejection of a particular policy proposed by…
Given my history of pontifications on this blog and that I am not currently a member of a political party, I may as well offer my analysis of the parties that are standing in my electorate of Curtin in Western Australia for the House of Representatives of federal parliament (which I am eligible to vote…
Matching the disgust the British electorate have with both the Tories and New (religious lapdog) Labour in the recent Hartlepool by-election, there is significant rejection of the failed “Laberal” policies in Australia, with party polling showing exceptional support for the Greens.