Irish Anti War Movement

Europe - A Paper Tiger

Press Release 29/3/10  from the Peace & Neutrality Alliance

The Secretary General of NATO, Anders Rasmussen at the Brussels Conference has stated that, "Europe must pay more money
towards defence if it is not to become a "paper tiger" (Reuters 27/3/10).

In response Roger Cole, Chair of PANA said:

Have a Nice World War, Folks by John Pilger

March 25, 2010 "Information Clearing House" -- Here is news of the Third World War. The United States has invaded Africa. US troops have entered Somalia, extending their war front from Afghanistan and Pakistan to Yemen and now the Horn of Africa. In preparation for an attack on Iran, American missiles have been placed in four Persian Gulf states, and “bunker-buster” bombs are said to be arriving at the US base on the British island of Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean.

In Gaza, the sick and abandoned population, mostly children, is being entombed behind underground American-supplied walls in order to reinforce a criminal siege. In Latin America, the Obama administration has secured seven bases in Colombia, from which to wage a war of attrition against the popular democracies in Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador and Paraguay. Meanwhile, the secretary of “defence” Robert Gates complains that “the general [European] public and the political class” are so opposed to war they are an “impediment” to peace. Remember this is the month of the March Hare.

Haiti’s Earthquake Victims in Peril

Haiti’s Earthquake Victims in Peril

Roger Annis

It's been nearly eight weeks since the devastating earthquake in Haiti and familiar patterns of interference and neglect by the major powers that dominate the country are firmly entrenched. Notwithstanding heroic efforts of ordinary Haitian people, Haitian government officials and agencies, and many international organizations, a grave health risk hovers over the people residing in the earthquake zone or who have fled beyond it. Meanwhile, the direction of Haiti's reconstruction remains entirely undetermined.

“Few events of such ferocity”

According to a February study by the Inter-American Development Bank, the cost of physical damage from Haiti's earthquake ranges from $8-billion to $13-billion. It says, “there are few events of such ferocity as the Haiti 2010 earthquake.”

Blair's fight to keep his oil cash secret:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1259030/Tony-Blairs-secret-dealings-South-Korean-oil-firm-UI-Energy-Corp.html

DailyMail                                                               19th March 2010
Former PM's deals are revealed as his earnings since 2007 reach £20million

By Jason Groves

Tony Blair waged an extraordinary two-year battle to keep secret a lucrative deal with a multinational oil giant which has extensive interests in Iraq.

The former Prime Minister tried to keep the public in the dark over his dealings with South Korean oil firm UI Energy Corporation.

Bill Hicks on Presidential Agendas

 

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