Monthly Archives: March 2010

Bad Aid (Throw Your Arms Around the World)

By VIJAY PRASHAD "According to the World Bank, for every $1 of aid sent South, $25 goes to the North in debt-servicing. It is a standing outrage." What the G-7 wrought was a world of people who labor hard, but … Continue reading

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Honduran Democracy

…when Lobo won the election, Hillary rushed to heap praise on him. Now she wants full relations with Honduras restored all around. “Other countries of the region say that they want to wait a while,” she said on her Latin … Continue reading

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Tea Party Protests: 'Ni**er,' 'Fa**ot' Shouted At Members Of Congress

Abusive, derogatory and even racist behavior directed at House Democrats by Tea Party protesters on Saturday left several lawmakers in shock. Preceding the president’s speech to a gathering of House Democrats, thousands of protesters descended around the Capitol to protest … Continue reading

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Final destination Iran?

The Sunday Herald can reveal that the US government signed a contract in January to transport 10 ammunition containers to the island. According to a cargo manifest from the US navy, this included 387 “Blu” bombs used for blasting hardened … Continue reading

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Haiti's wounded long to heal

Scott Weinstein is a nurse from Montreal, Canada, who traveled to Haiti after the earthquake in order to help provide medical aid. Here, he reports on his experiences. March 4, 2010 AT THE sprawling, busy United Nations compound, there are … Continue reading

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Letter from Port-au-Prince

A moving and informative letter from Haiti describing daily conditions in the wake of the earthquake and the dragging, ineffective, heavily armed recovery efforts reminiscent of hurricane Katrina. Conditions wrought by the persistent denial of even the most basic services … Continue reading

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