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Archive for the Month of April, 2006.
Viewing International Affairs NEWS articles 1 through 75 of 75.

April 1, 2006

War Against Iran, April 2006 - Biological Threat and Executive Order 13292

AFRICAN WAR CRIMES: FORGIVENESS IF YOU'RE WHITE, "JUSTICE" IF YOU'RE BLACK - In scale, duration and the sheer arrogance of their crimes, West African warlords shrink into nothingness besides the white mass murderers who were forgiven for limitless war crimes in Mozambique, Angola, Zimbabwe, Namibia and inside South Africa itself.

Agent Orange: The Legacy of a Weapon of Mass Destruction - Thirty-five years after the US sprayed the jungles of Vietnam with toxic defoliant, thousands of babies are still being born with horrific defects. But unlike the American veterans, no one in the war-ravaged country has received any compensation.

April 2, 2006


Gasp! If Attacked Iran Would Actually Defend Itself - If Iran covertly intervened in America’s so-called election process, spied on American politicians, buzzed over military bases and nuclear labs with drones, and otherwise spent billions to undermine the United States and collect intelligence in advance of an invasion or massive shock and awe campaign, the American people would be calling for the government to defend itself by all means necessary...

Government in secret talks about strike against Iran - The Government is to hold secret talks with defence chiefs tomorrow to discuss possible military strikes against Iran.

Uganda's daily rate of violent deaths is three times Iraq's, says report - The rate of violent deaths in war-ravaged northern Uganda is three times higher than in Iraq and the 20-year insurgency has cost $1.7bn (£980m), according to a report by 50 international and local agencies released today.

April 3, 2006

A Bull Market For Sensex, Fashion Models And Farmer Suicides - The smug indifference of the elite is matched by the governments they do not vote in, but control.

Canadian Tar Sands: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly - ... the easy oil has been found and the hard to find stuff is now on its way to being used up.

U.S. Willing to Deploy Combat Troops to Colombia - A direct U.S. military intervention in Colombia clearly would have little to do with combating drugs. After all, if that were the true objective then the Bush administration would be targeting the country’s paramilitary leaders who, under the demobilization agreement, have been allowed to maintain their drug trafficking organizations while avoiding extradition to the United States...

April 4, 2006

Ex-Sinn Fein member who spied for UK found dead - A former member of Irish nationalist party Sinn Fein who spied for Britain was found shot dead on Tuesday...

Film-maker's death "was murder" - James Miller...was shot by a soldier from the Israeli Defence Force (IDF) while making a film in a Palestinian refugee camp in 2003.

April 5, 2006

U.S. troops in Dominican Republic - The United States hoped sending a heavily armed brigade of several thousand troops to Barahona, a small city on the southern coast of the Dominican Republic 50 miles from the Haitian border, would go unnoticed.

New phone-tapping powers in Australia - Virtually no media coverage has been given to the latest laws, even though they will authorise the government and its security agencies for the first time to intercept the telephone and email communications of completely innocent people.

Irish Republican Army (IRA) official who spied for British may have had the goods on more senior spies - Donaldson had accrued many enemies over the years. All are suspect in his torture/murder

The most dangerous man in Europe - Berlusconi threatens the edifice of Italian democracy.

April 6, 2006

Helen and Sylvia, the new face of terrorism - Two grandmothers from Yorkshire face up to a year in prison after becoming the first people to be arrested under the Government's latest anti-terror legislation.

Phantom al-Zarqawi Targets Hamas - It makes perfect sense for Israel to expand on the CIA-ISI “al-Qaeda” contrivance, so effective in scaring the pants off somnolent Americans. Israel has a long and sordid history of false flag terrorism, most notably the Lavon Affair in 1954...

April 8, 2006

US considers use of nuclear weapons against Iran - The administration of President George W. Bush is planning a massive bombing campaign against Iran, including use of bunker-buster nuclear bombs to destroy a key Iranian suspected nuclear weapons facility, The New Yorker magazine has reported...

Army of the poor marches Latin America further to left - ...Ollanta Humala, the front-runner in tomorrow’s general election, is proposing to transform his impoverished country with nationalism and populism.

April 9, 2006

THE IRAN PLANS - by Seymour M. Hersh -The Bush Administration, while publicly advocating diplomacy in order to stop Iran from pursuing a nuclear weapon, has increased clandestine activities inside Iran and intensified planning for a possible major air attack. Current and former American military and intelligence officials said that Air Force planning groups are drawing up lists of targets, and teams of American combat troops have been ordered into Iran, under cover, to collect targeting data and to establish contact with anti-government ethnic-minority groups.

Iran shoots down spy plane from Iraq - Iran said on Sunday that it shot down an unmanned spy plane from Iraq in the south of the country.

Canada: Conservative Throne Speech promotes social reaction and militarism - Canada’s new minority Conservative government used Tuesday’s inaugural parliamentary address...to reaffirm its intention to shift politics sharply to the right. Key pledges included: "a stronger military," closer relations with the Bush administration, "more police on the street," tax cuts, "fiscal responsibility" and "a more competitive" Canadian economy.

Report: Israel pressuring U.S. over Iran attack - "Israel preparing its own attack"

April 10, 2006

Chirac ditches jobs law after protests - French student leaders celebrated "a decisive victory" today after President Chirac announced that he was ditching a contentious new jobs law that would have made it easier for employers to sack young workers.

Countdown to U.S.-Iran War Has Begun: Reports - Presence of U.S. bombers in England seen as advance signals

Declassifying Canada in Haiti: Canadian officials planned military intervention weeks before Haitian coup - Classified memos obtained by The Dominion through Access to Information Act request raise new questions about the extent of Canadian participation in the 2004 coup against Haiti's democratically elected President Jean Bertrand Aristide.

Africa: Threat of U.S./NATO military intervention grows - With Big Oil’s dreams of unfettered domination of Iraq going up in smoke, U.S. imperialism is lashing out - and driven to desperate acts, it is targeting oil producing countries that refuse to bow to its control, like Iran, Venezuela and Sudan.

Bolivarian revolution advances with seizure of oil fields - What happens in a real revolution? Nothing could be simpler: power and property are taken away from the privileged few in order to distribute to the people the wealth the exploiters once hogged.

April 11, 2006

Why the United States will attack Iran in 2006 - The single-minded goal of the United States in the Middle East is control of the oil, regardless of the cost.

Activist was Unlawfully Killed in Israel, Says Inquest Jury - Three weeks after the shooting, the British cameraman James Miller, 34, was shot dead by another soldier from the same unit just a mile away.

Genocide continues... - ...unabated and uncondemned

Berlusconi disputes Prodi victory - Italy's centre-left opposition leader Romano Prodi has been declared official winner of the parliamentary election after an extremely close race.

April 12, 2006

The Human Costs of Bombing Iran - They are astronomical.

Council on Foreign Relations told of U.S. plans for Iran strike - "There is already active discussion and even planning of such strikes...It is now my working hypothesis that at least some members of the administration, including the vice president...have made up their mind that the preferred option is to strike Iran..."

Psy-War or Serious? Washington Mulls Iran Attack - Whether psychological warfare or serious premeditation, leading the charge are clearly the same aggressive nationalist and pro-Israel elements within and outside the administration that were behind the drive to war in Iraq.

April 13, 2006

Rumsfeld Sends MEK Terrorists into Iran - MEK’s task is to create tension in Iran’s minority communities and seed the sort of ethnic division and animosity currently at work in Iraq. Remember, for the neocons, the idea is to balkanize the entire region through ethnic and tribal divisions that will result in "civil war."

U.S. aircraft carriers head to Caribbean: Venezuelan President Chavez accuses US of planning an invasion - As U.S. and NATO descend upon the Caribbean in two exercises designed to intimidate populist and progressive governments and political movements in Latin America, comes word from U.S. intelligence sources that U.S. Special Forces are training Guyanese rebels in Guyana for cross-border incursions into the eastern part of Venezuela.

April 14, 2006

US threats against Iran: the specter of nuclear barbarism - US imperialism has embarked upon a trajectory that will, if not stopped, lead to a world historic catastrophe that will make World War II pale by comparison.

More Britons have DNA held by police than rest of world - Police in Britain hold vastly more DNA samples than any other country in the Western world, and many are from people who have never committed a crime.

The Death of British Freedom - Like the constitution-hijacking bill now reaching its final stages, and the criminalizing of peaceful protest, ID cards are designed to control the lives of ordinary citizens (as well as enrich the new Labor-favored companies that will build the computer systems).

The Corporate Hijack of India's Water - Water as Commodity and Weapon

April 15, 2006

Retired colonel claims U.S. military operations are already "underway" in Iran - "I would say -- and this may shock some -- I think the decision has been made and military operations are under way..."

Iran, Neocons, and the Department of Redundancy - It’s a re-run, complete with inappropriate if well-worn analogies from the disgusting neocon, William Kristol.

Britain took part in mock Iran invasion - British officers took part in a US war game aimed at preparing for a possible invasion of Iran, despite repeated claims by the foreign secretary, Jack Straw, that a military strike against Iran is inconceivable.

April 16, 2006

Mass uprising shakes Nepal’s royal regime - Popular forces in Nepal have stepped up their campaign to overthrow the government of King Gyanendra and end the monarchy.

U.S. Program Is Directed at Altering Iran's Politics - The effort, overseen by Elizabeth Cheney, a deputy assistant secretary of state who is a daughter of Vice President Dick Cheney, has been denounced by Iran's leaders as meddling in their internal affairs.

April 17, 2006

U.S. Backup Plan: Invade Iran By Land, Air, Water Strikes - The United States began planning a full-scale military campaign against Iran that involves missile strikes, a land invasion and a naval operation to establish control over the Strait of Hormuz even before the March 2003 invasion of Iraq...

US to Palestinians: Vote, then starve; democracy as instrument of mass control - The plan is all too clear. We will subject the Palestinians to an indefinite period of increasing impoverishment, hunger, chronic malnutrition, escalating unemployment, financial isolation, and social and political chaos, and at some point on the downward curve of this disaster our increased humanitarian assistance will make its way to Palestine, where it may help keep a few people alive.

April 18, 2006

UK Police State, Surveillance Society Out Of Control - Crude propaganda posters mirror images from Orwell's 1984

US Planning Fourth Attempt To Oust Hugo Chavez - ...they're doing it by demonizing Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Frias with a building and resonating drumbeat of invective in advance of the US government's fourth attempt to oust him.

The indigenous rise up in Latin America - After being marginalized for centuries, indigenous citizens across Latin America are organizing in unprecedented ways to demand -- and sometimes obtain -- a role in government and a share of resources from a European-dominated ruling class.

April 19, 2006

Israeli forces arresting wives and mothers of "wanted" Palestinian men to force them to "surrender" - Throughout the morning dozens of Nablus women have disappeared. Several elderly and young women are included in the list of the arrested.

Palestine cries out for help - Israeli policy makers and their allies, the US and the EU, are determined to bring the Hamas-led Palestinian Authority to its knees. This “Axis of Double Standards” touts its moral high ground even while it bullies, bombs and blackmails countries that refuse to mold themselves in its image.

April 20, 2006

Chavez Threatens to Blow Up Oil Fields - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Wednesday again raised the specter of U.S. designs to oust him and promised that his government will blow up his country's oil fields if the United States should ever attack.

Falun Gong Demonstrator Embarrasses Global Mafia - How dare this woman interrupt our court-appointed and Diebold voting machine selected monarch and his guest...

Time's Arrow: The Coming Nuclear Epiphany in Persia - Twelve hours is the maximum time necessary for American bombers to gear up and launch an unprovoked sneak attack...The planes are already on continuous alert, making "nuclear delivery" practice runs along the Iranian border...waiting only for the signal from President George W. Bush to drop their payloads of conventional and nuclear weapons on some 400 targets spread throughout the condemned land.

April 21, 2006

Database State: The UK's Electronic Prison - Part One and Two - The gathering and holding of information has permeated into every facet of life in Great Britain and no one batters an eyelid. It's time to reveal what's really going to happen in the UK.

Pure-and-Simple Revolutions - Nepal and Venezuela

'Diplomatic' Terrorism - Nuclear blackmail: The essence of U.S. foreign policy - Defy us and we'll destroy you.

Labour Spent $13K on Cherie Blair's Hair - Prime Minister Tony Blair's Labour Party spent $13,700 on hairstyling bills for his wife, Cherie, during last year's monthlong general election campaign, a newspaper reported Friday.

April 22, 2006

Nepal - the king is going down - The fact that the King has offered to return executive power "to the people" (presumably hoping to remain as a constitutional monarch and bide his time for a renewed putsch), and that this has been rejected suggests that this revolt is going all the way...

Israel Preparing to Retake Gaza Strip - Former Mossad spy: the entire Hamas Cabinet is now a legitimate target for assassination

April 23, 2006

US recalls ambassador to Azerbaijan - Zarifa Dzhabieva, a former translator for the American embassy was found knifed to death in her own home.

April 24, 2006

Canada's military-corporate complex and its services rendered to George W.Bush - Without question, the Canadian government fell in line behind the United States and dispatched hundreds of troops, planes and warships to aid the American-led invasion of Afghanistan.

April 25, 2006

Whose Democracy is the U.S. Supporting in Nicaragua? - As in other parts of the world, the U.S. continues to tout its support of democracy as the justification for intervening in the internal affairs of a sovereign state, an act that is in itself inherently undemocratic.

April 26, 2006

Canada Bans Coverage of Returning War Dead - Apparently taking a tip from the Bush administration, the Canadian federal government prevented the media from covering the return of four dead soldiers from Afghanistan.

April 27, 2006

Two More Free Nations Fall To Biometric Prison - Aussies must all have biometric "access cards" by 2010, Scots to be forced on database with Citizens' National Entitlement Card

April 28, 2006

Kerry Sponsors Collective Punishment of Palestinians on Behalf of Israel - As a former state prosecutor and lieutenant governor whose father was a Foreign Service officer, the former Presidential candidate Senator John Forbes Kerry should know a violation of international law when he sees one.

Drug trials outsourced to India - ...an experimental drug from the US called M4N was injected into cancer patients in India without being properly tested on animals first.

Canada in Afghanistan: Rash Afghanistan mission produces corporate profits - It is not unusual for invader-occupiers to describe their efforts as humanitarian initiatives.

Rights Take Backseat to Oil - Searching for energy supplies and allies against Iran, the Bush administration is reaching out to leaders who rule countries that are rich in oil and gas but accused of authoritarian rule and human rights violations.

Sofia Under Siege as Condi Comes to Town - Bulgarians rally against war and empire

April 29, 2006

Steppingstone to War - House passes "Iran Freedom Support Act"

April 30, 2006

Cuba, Venezuela and Bolivia cement left alliance - Leftist leaders of Cuba, Venezuela and Bolivia met in Havana on Saturday to complete an integration agreement cast as an alternative to U.S. plans for a free-trade pact with the Latin American region.


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