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Pat Robertson Calls for the Assasination of Hugo Chavez

Pat Robertson is not only presuming to speak for God, he is again "playing God" and recently called for the assasination of Hugo Chavez, democratically elected president of Venezuela. Chavez's crime? He is seeking to increase oil exports with China and other Asian nations.

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Commentary :: Globalization & Capitalism

Caracas hears the case for Marxism

Bolivarian Revolution

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News :: Globalization & Capitalism : Government & Elections : Police State

Nigerian Regime Comes Around Full Circle (corrected)

In 1979, General Obasanjo was removed from office, marking the beginning of Nigeria's 2nd Republic. After several regime changes, he returned to power and by now has worn out his welcome. There is special significance in the mention of Jimmy Carter in this recent editorial calling for Obajsanjo's resignation: relating to help he may have received by way of an unexpected source: Edwin Wilson

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News :: Civil & Human Rights : Globalization & Capitalism : Poverty & Urban Development

Wal-Mart 'Security' Kills a Man For Allegedly Shoplifting Diapers

I am not making this up. In Atascocita, Texas, a man had a heart attack while laying bare chested on searing pavement, held down by at least five Wal-Mart employees while begging for his life. Justice, Wal-Mart style.

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News :: Globalization & Capitalism : Government & Elections : Labor & Economics : Peace & War : Police State

Reagan Directive Foreshadowed Haiti Crisis

The execution of National Security Directive No. 77 was crafted to satisfy business elites in Haiti and the US that eventually would organize to undermine the policies of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, especially his decision to raise the minimum wage. Political Science Professor Ronald W. Cox explains how and why the US government has struggled against the rise of democracy in Haiti since the early 80s.
As part of this effort, AID cut off aid to Aristide shortly after he took office. In addition, for the first time in its history, the State Department became concerned with human rights violations in Haiti after the election of Aristide. The Department reportedly established a notebook of human rights violations committed by the Aristide government, something it had not done during the Duvalier regimes. In fact, State Department officials had supported the Duvaliers consistently by arguing that the human rights abuses (which were notorious) of those regimes were unsubstantiated and that those regimes deserved support for their anti­communism.

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