The kidnapping of Haiti

Jan. 20, 2010: A young boy keeps his eyes on soldiers of the U.S. 82 Airborne Division outside the general hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Photo: Nikki Kahn-The Washington Post
By John Pilger, Jan. 28, 2010
The theft of Haiti has been swift and crude. On 22 January, the United States secured “formal approval” from the United Nations […]

War poisoned Iraq

Iraq littered with high levels of nuclear and dioxin contamination, study finds
• Greater rates of cancer and birth defects near sites
• Depleted uranium among poisons revealed in report
By Martin Chulov, The Guardian, Jan. 22, 2010

Map: Toxic zones in Iraq
More than 40 sites across Iraq are contaminated with high levels or radiation and dioxins, with three […]

Canada-Haiti Action petition to demilitarize aid to Haiti

Paratroopers from the U.S. 82nd Airborne division arrived in at least four choppers to secure the executive mansion in Port-au-Prince. Photo: Reuters.
The Canada Haiti Action Network, working alongside colleagues in the UK and the United States, has launched a new petition campaign urging the reorientation of the relief effort in Haiti. It […]

U.S.-China Military Tensions Grow

by Rick Rozoff, Global Research, Jan. 20, 2010
Even though the U.S. military budget is almost ten times that of China’s (with a population more than four times as large) and Washington plans a record $708 billion defense budget for next year compared to Russia spending less than $40 billion last year for the same, China […]

Gaza – The Cost of War

By Al Jazeera English, Jan. 20, 2010
The Cost of War examines the longer term legacy of Israel’s war on Gaza.
By following characters associated with buildings that were targeted in the war, the film explores the humanitarian and economic situation in Gaza and the impact of the war on human development.
For example, how has the destruction […]

Haiti, hell and hypocrisy

by Paul S. Graham
I cringe when I hear folks like Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon use the word “solidarity” in the same breath as “Haiti.” I’m all for solidarity with the Haitian people, but when it is expressed by the likes of Cannon, I gag.
The Haitian disaster relief program is a thinly disguised military operation […]