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On this anniversary of Sept 11th 1973 when a US backup coup took place that overthrew the democratically elected leader of Chile and replaced by the dictator Pinochet who proceeded to murder thousands of innocent people with full US backing and knowledge, Mint Press carry this report to reflect on the 40 years that have past and the search for justice.
Perhaps some people will remember the television pictures from the day after the coup, Sept 12th when things changed dramatically where thousands of people including teachers and students were taken to the Chile Stadium-over night pressed into service as a detention center - and many were subsequently attacked and killed.
"The Chile Stadium was no joke. We saw them kill people right in front of us, we saw how people went crazy from that terrible, tense situation. Torture is not only when the torturers are in front of you, abusing you directly, destroying you, but that atmosphere was also torture."
("Chile. La Memoria Prohibida" read full story / add a comment
"If they come for the innocent without stepping over your body
cursed be your religion and your life"
- Phil Berrigan R.I.P.
WW2 combat veteran, Plowshares movement founder & anti-Vietnam War resister.
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No Humanitarian exceptions to Western intervention
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international / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Friday September 06, 2013 22:32 by darn dems 2 comments (last - thursday september 26, 2013 10:05)
Remember all the months of U.S. frustration with Iran not laying down and rolling over—that is after all the one-sided demands by the United States that feels it never has to treat any country like an equal—save its constant kissing of AIPAC, NEOCON, and Israel’s asses nonstop? Well all the horseshit about precise, punitive strikes is a stratagem to settle the Middle East situation once and for all. “To swallow and follow, weather old doctrine or new propaganda, is a weakness still dominating the human mind.” William E. Gladstone
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AUDIO-Former Prisoner of U.S.,Ciaron O'Reilly, on solidarity with those in jeopardy -Assange, Manning, Snowden
international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Wednesday September 04, 2013 09:44 by Big Audio Dynamite
Assange detained 1,001 days
Manning jailed 35 year
Snowden on the run read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Wednesday September 04, 2013 01:24 by Beans Bacon 1 comment (last - wednesday september 04, 2013 13:06)
John Kerry now walks onto the graves of many, many to-soon-be-dead humans beings. He adamantly plays his well-crafted, seemingly rational justifications for more war; but his whole stage-craft of lies about knowing who is behind the chemical attacks, is a fraud of deceit as Biblical proportions. He is already a living corpse, a puppet for another Zionist-minted atrocity, similar to our Manchurian Candidate Barack Obama, both who lead this repeat of professional propaganda campaign, expecting the American public to swallow another pack of lies for another military and political fiasco (as if the U.S. can never learn from previous mistakes). Both have sold their souls to the devil of political push and shove.
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international / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Monday September 02, 2013 15:04 by Shamus Cooke
It’s now painfully clear that Obama’s war on Syria is a replay of Bush’s march to war in Iraq, both built on lies. Zero evidence has been put forth that proves the Syrian government used chemical weapons. On the contrary, evidence has been recorded that suggests the U.S.-backed Syrian rebels are responsible for the attack. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Monday September 02, 2013 01:06 by Giuseppe Conlon House 3 comments (last - tuesday september 03, 2013 07:51)
VID, PHOTOS & REPORT - London Catholic Workers take to the streets & tube station to Stop the Bombing of Syria
End their Wars! Free our Prisoners!
& Report of action in Wrexham
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international / anti-war / imperialism / press release Thursday August 29, 2013 12:47 by Turing 4 comments (last - friday august 30, 2013 11:34)
The recent use of chemical weapons in Damascus is without a doubt an appalling atrocity causing untold damage to human life and creating panic in the area. There can be no doubt that this was a horrifying attack which increases the already high death toll of over 100,000 people with over 1 million people displaced so far. At this point there is no definitive evidence as to who carried out this attack.
As UN inspectors continue their investigation in Damascus, the US and her allies move closer to a military intervention into Syria. It is now being reported that the evidence of the Assad regime’s use of chemical weapons has been supplied by Israeli military intelligence. Reminiscent of the Blair/Bush Weapons of Mass Destruction excuse for intervention, this convenient intelligence escalates the likelihood of a US military intervention in Syria. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Wednesday August 21, 2013 12:54 by Turing 2 comments (last - wednesday september 04, 2013 21:28)
Several hundred Iranian political and human rights activists, academics, and students inside and outside Iran wrote a letter this week to US President Barack Obama asking him to engage with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to “work towards the elimination of sanctions and the lowering of tensions between Iran and the United States.” The letter also expresses support for the 55 Iranian political prisoners who wrote a separate letter to President Obama about the impact of sanctions on Iranians.
“Economic sanctions, particularly those imposed unilaterally by the United States, have taken a terrible toll on the Iranian people’s standard of living,” the group writes. They add, “We are concerned that the constant pressure applied by Congress to encourage a policy of confrontation will have negative repercussions on the nuclear negotiations.”
These letters join many others that have support from civil society both within and outside Iran, including from journalists, activists, and intellectuals well known for criticizing the Iranian government, urging the removal of crippling sanctions.
The full text of the letter is below. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Wednesday August 21, 2013 04:00 by Ciaron 1 comment (last - wednesday august 21, 2013 12:32)
international / anti-war / imperialism / other press Sunday August 18, 2013 01:38 by Turing 2 comments (last - monday august 26, 2013 12:19)
Franklin Lamb gives an eyewitness report on the immediate aftermath of the bombing. Full text at link.
I stood for more than an hour just inside a women’s shoe store sometimes moving along the sidewalk, which front had been blown off and wanting to stay out of the way, just watching and grimacing as emergency vehicles began to arrive and thousands, not hundreds, of Hezbollah security and supporters, many armed, arrived and directed the fire trucks and ambulance, helped wounded neighbors among much shouting and emotion. Grown men crying, women praying, and before long a group of young men beating their chests in defiance, chanting “Haidar, Haidar, Haidar’ and Shia ritual meant to identify with the events of Karba in 680 when Hussein bin Ali, the grandson of the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) sacrificed himself in defense of Islam. read full story / add a comment
galway / anti-war / imperialism / opinion/analysis Friday August 16, 2013 20:43 by Galway Alliance Against War
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The August GAAW Bulletin will be a rather truncated edition as we bring to your attention forthcoming activities by Galway’s local peace group.
The U.S. military hub at Shannon airport remains our principal focus. It is through here that Washington ferries its soldiers and its weaponry to kill innocent people in far off lands. This makes us direct accomplices to mass murder.
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The despotic House of Saud scatters its money around, causing mayhem throughout the Arab World. Money that is stolen from ordinary Saudis by the parasitic royal family. Finian Cunningham explains what is really going on. Full text at link.
If Saudi rulers had more brains, they might be formidably dangerous. Even with lackluster intelligence assets, they are already causing enough havoc and bloodshed across the Middle East and North Africa regions, pouring millions-of-dollars-worth of weaponry into Al Qaeda and other Takfiri networks that are destroying once proud civilizations in Iraq, Lebanon, Syria and Libya through nihilistic sectarianism.
And if the Saudi paymasters of terrorism could have it all their way, they would salivate at the chance of extending this destruction to Iran - the Shia power that they fear as their nemesis.
Fortunately, the Saudi rulers’ agenda of covert terrorism - an agenda that serves its Western masters - is not well concealed. This is because “Saudi state intelligence” is something of an oxymoron and leaves a trail of self-incriminating clues wherever it goes read full story / add a comment
This won't please the US, they will now have to find some other ruse to didrupt the UN process. Full text at link.
The Syrian government has accepted the ‘essential modalities’ under which the UN was ready to investigate whether chemical weapons had been used in the country, the body has announced, signalling that experts will shortly be travelling to Syria.
"The departure of the team is now imminent," UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a statement. “As agreed with the Government of Syria, the team will remain in the country to conduct its activities, including on-site visits, for a period of up to 14 days, extendable upon mutual consent.”
The Secretary-General has expressed his appreciation to the Syrian government for accepting “the modalities essential for cooperation to ensure the proper, safe and efficient conduct of the Mission.”
The statement also reminded that the use of chemical weapons “by any side under any circumstances” would constitute an “outrageous crime.
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international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Tuesday August 13, 2013 15:32 by Ciaron 2 comments (last - wednesday august 14, 2013 12:40)
REPORT /PHOTOS / VID - Babe in arms to World War II veteran and all ages in between gather in London’s Giuseppe Conlon Hall to demand Bradley Manning’s Freedom
Last Sunday, we gathered at Giuseppe Conlon venue, as the sentencing phase for Bradley continues at NSA HQ, Ft. Meade,
Maryland, USA. We named our venue after Giuseppe Conlon who left his native Belfast for London as “an act of mercy” to visit
his son Gerry who had been fitted up, tortured and jailed. A similar fate was to meet Giuseppe and his in-laws the Maguires
who offered him for a bed for the night.
Giuseppe was to die in a British jail framed, libelled, tortured. Not even in death was he left alone as his body was flown back and forth
over the Irish Sea and stashed at Hereford before eventually being laid to rest. The Maguires too, who were also innocent, suffered long
years in British prisons. More on the Guildford Four and Maguire Seven here. read full story / add a comment
Sanctions grow more severe, even publication in academic journals isout for Iranians. Yassamine Mather discusses the limitations of Hassan Rowhani.
Iran’s new president, Hassan Rowhani, will take office on August 3. He faces major internal as well as international problems. It will be interesting to see how a man who describes himself as a ‘centrist’ will try to reconcile the warring factions of the Islamic Republic, but also the increasing divide between ordinary Iranians - victims of sanctions, poor economic management, as well political repression - with an increasingly paranoid religious dictatorship. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Wednesday July 31, 2013 15:17 by Free Brad! 1 comment (last - friday august 02, 2013 09:55)
Three hours before the Bradley Manning verdict was to come down Tuesday (NSA HQ Ft.Meade, Maryland USA 1pm/ London 6pm), supporters of Bradley Manning gathered at the Eros statue in Picadilly Circuls London. The 15 gathered, included
folks from Aotearoa, Australia, England, Ireland, Iraq, Italy, United States. They included artists, a boat builder, Catholic Workers
fathers, former prisoners, mothers, musicians, priests, & students. They were joined by a Swiss tourist who picked a Bradley Manning placard. read full story / add a comment
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