ILLUSTRATIONS: A map showing some of the countries in which the United States has interfered in the political process (grabbed from Geology.com). Below: U.S. CIA Director John O. Brennan, Democratic Party candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican candid… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: News Satire: U.S. will not tolerate foreigners acting like Americans, officials say
This and that for your Sunday reading.
– Thomas Frank reviews Zephyr Teachout’s Corruption in America, and finds there’s even more reason to worry about gross wealth buying power than we could identify before: We think of all the laws passed over the years to restrict money in politics — and of all the ways . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Morning Links
The photo of this brilliant Blue Throated Macaw caught my eye and drew me in to read Cowichan Citizen reporter Kevin Rothbauer’s story about the amazing work of Shawnigan’s April Sanderson. She has dedicated her efforts to save this beautiful bird from extinction.
Many of you have already seen the story, but in case you . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Shawnigan’s April Sanderson Works To Save The Blue Throated Macaws
American NGO’s such as The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), USAID and similar orgs have been employing a variety of highly questionable tactics in Ukraine and elsewhere in the name of so-called “democracy building.” Some of the tactics used by these organizations are arguably illegal because US Foreign Affairs is supposed to be overseen . . . → Read More: drive-by planet: NED, USAID – America’s ‘democracy building’ trojans: ZunZuneo – failed ‘Twitter-like op’ in Cuba
I was watching the “Nature of Things’ by David Suzuki over the weekend. It was fascinating to find out that both Ecuador (in 2008) and Bolivia (in 2010) passed laws which included the rights of nature. Ecuador has made a constitutional amendment to include the Rights of Nature. It sounds like a great idea. I . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Ecuador has amended its constitution to include the Rights of Nature
The English translation of Che Wants to See You was recently published. It is a remarkable insider account by Ciro Bustos, a comrade-in-arms who was intimately familiar with Che Guevara and the broader liberation struggle in Latin America. The book adds to the credibility of Bustos who has been unfairly cast as Che’s . . . → Read More: drive-by planet: Che Wants to See You: remarkable untold story of Che Guevara by right-hand man Ciro Bustos
Experts on Latin America issue open letter to the media, highlighting the ‘irony’ of Edward Snowden’s request for asylum in Bolivia, Ecuador and Venezuela.
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The National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden has been given permission leave the Moscow airport where he has been stranded for over a month. Snowden applied for… Read More
Assange blasted Obama today for lying about his government’s interest in capturing Edward Snowden, the celebrated whistle-blower who exposed Obama’s administration as spying on all Americans (and the rest of the world). The plane of the Bolivian president was denied flight into previously friendly countries and diverted to Austria for an unexpected search!
This is . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: WikiLeaks: Suspected Snowden Plane Grounded & Embassy Bugged
Richard Hughes-Political Blogger
Do you remember when Canada was seen as a friendly, socially progressive country? Well, perhaps not, but I will bet that your parents do.
We have lost ground and are now a reactionary anti-science- pro military, right wing led and controlled country. We are going backward actually and yet . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Several South American Countries Are Showing Us The Way Back To Democracy!