Friday, March 6, 2009
more would have gone but they all live in the u.s.
[Repo! The Genetic Opera]
Outland's Prime Minister has been injured in a car crash, and his wife has been (killed?). The opposition leader was sworn in last month, as part of a new unity government, early reports are that he is not in critical condition.
Meanwhile, the case of the lawmaker who is in custody after being accused of illegal weapons possession has taken a new twist. A judge who ordered a suspect to be released in keeping with a higher court ruling has been arrested himself. Informatical.
A provincial magistrate in the darkman's outland eastern city of (x), was arrested on Thursday night. Earlier on Wednesday, the judge had ordered that the key witness be released after the High Court had granted his request for bail. He now sits to become a deputy minister in Outland's new power sharing government. He was arrested on February 13 on weapons charges, which die Prime Minister Morgan says are politically motivated.
On Friday a lawyer representing him said the judge had been arrested for ordering the witnesses release in keeping with the High Court ruling. He is now being held at the downtown and faces a charge of criminal abuse of authority.
Media reports say the arrest of the magistrate had sparked outrage in thier land, with fellow magistrates going on strike in solidarity. Meanwhile, America Co. President announced this week that his administration would maintain crippling sanctions on their country for another year, citing lack of proof of change to warrant their removal. The C.I.C. spoke a few days after their Prime Minister implored the west to lift the sanctions. Western donors - seen as key in rebuilding the old worlds battered economy - have adopted a wait and see attitude.
The US Supreme Court will not be hearing a case which would have challenged the ability of the President to order the detention of Al Qaeda supporter and US resident Ali Al-Marri without charges. Last week, federal prosecutors filed charges against accused Al-Marri , who had been held in detention for the past 5 and a half years.
The transfer of him, after being sentenced in a military tribunal, from military to civilian custody alleviated the need for his legal appeal to be heard , although lawyers still had hoped the Supreme Court would do so, for the possibility that they would declare indefinite detentions without charge illegal.
Thursday, March 5, 2009
The fact that Juarez had gone 2 days without one drug related murder has been a cause to celebrate in Mexico. Credit for the drop in the city's raging homicide rates is credited to the "surge" in soldiers sent to the city as part of a major military operation to stamp out cartel violence.
Thirty-two hundred soldiers arrived in Juarez over the weekend to take over policing duties. Another 1,800 soldiers are due to arrive within a week. Federal police and soldiers were favorites to take over guard duties at the state's maximum-security prison. A major battle broke out there this morning in what police described as a fight for control between rival gangs. Approximately 200 riot police advanced, on the ground, while soldiers repelled down from low-flying helicopters to take back the prison.
The spokesperson for the Chihuahua State Police Intelligence Corps gave a preliminary death toll of 19 prisoners, although that number could increase as on any day in prison in Mexico. The Chihuahua State Prison is in total confinement by federal and state police, as well as trained members of the military. All visits are to denied until further notice.
Guinea's constitution mandates a new Presidential election must be called for within 60 days. The leaders of the African Union have ruled that the assassination of Vieira was not a coup d’état. If the killing of the country's President, on Monday by a group of soldiers, was ruled a coup, Guinea would have been automatically suspended from the African Union. It would not be able to rejoin the A.U. until a proper regime can assume the role of government for the nation.
The lawsuit names the Toronto Stock Exchange, Copper Mesa Mining Corporation, and two company directors. It alleges that funds raised in Canada paid for atrocities against Ecuadorian villagers in the valley of Intag in northwestern Ecuador, who have been opposing the construction of an open pit copper mine for more than twelve years. Residents received threats and some injured when heavily armed private security agents attained were to reach the company's mineral concessions.
The Toronto Stock Exchange had warning that violence could arise before the company made their name into the stock listings. It boasts of being the world's biggest source of financing for junior mining companies like Copper Mesa. The Plaintiffs hope that suit will lead to stronger laws in Canada by which communities around the world can hold companies and their funders accountable. Lawyer Murray Klippenstein says companies can use legal maneuvers to evade lawsuits and argues that the stock exchange itself is liable. The stock exchange says the case has no merit.
The Copper Mesa Mining Corporation has reported that it is considering its options, including selling the company.
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Casualties climb as a bomb outside an US military base in Kabul has wounded several people. Elsewhere three Canadian soldiers died by explosion in southern Afghanistan, bringing the total number of international troops killed in the country higher. If there were any local troops, there might not be a skirmish and international forces would not be there.
Now that this is our official statute of law, as many people as possible can hold maleficent drug companies responsible for their actions, if they survive. Of course, what would stop them from within the confines of socialised medicine when the government decides a eugenic policy is strategically opportune?
Some Native Americans who are trying to develop a green energy economy on reservations across the Western plains are questioning whether Obama will bring real change to tribe economies dependent on unsustainable industries. In our latest story from our "Running on Empty" energy series, Blake Wesley files this report.
[It is for them to decide, but a casualty of war can be anyone of such an indecent terror and no one 'race' is a native to America.]
Innocent until proven guilty.
[does patriotism+capitalism equal imperialism? because without patriotism it seems to cause mass immigration to america.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Israel has an ‘intelligence’ network, somewhat comparable to the C.I.A., doing what they do all over the region, which some credit as having overthrown the previous Israeli government.
The current prime minister of Israel was the incumbent in the most recent election, yet for some reason there is no official government and American democrats are crawling all over it, to which one might conclude that their has been some sort of coup. Who can say in a media world of sin and silence in the path of salvation? Why would a two time elected official have no government unless he was an army and not a political party?
Regardless of regime in Israel, their interaction with Palestine has always been a zero-tolerance if not antagonistic one.
With a history that reads like the review of Julius Caesar, Israel has taken a sharp turn to the right. Not yet true enough, with the success of such popular politicians in a shadow government with a functioning system of bureaucracy, signifies not so much a return of Israel to the right as it does the rise of a new right, which prioritizes a racial cleansing of a Jewish Israel over the greater population of Israel.
[All nations should prioritize their purity and go unpunished as Israel has.]
Their overall attempt will be to launch a major review of the financial condition of the consumer market to prevent "at risk" groups from being "left behind" as Britain sinks deeper into an economic downturn with the majority of consumer markets and industrial sectors slowly slipping into a depression.
The Government will work in tandem with the chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, to prevent the pattern of entrenched unemployment among these groups as seen in previous recessions.
[This is discrimination at its worst! It shows a complete disregard for equal rights in a time when all are in need. It has become an apparent attempt to make us accept favoritism towards ethnic minorities by relating it with suggestions they are helping women, the elderly and the disabled too. This just continues to split the whites by trying to make us feel that such groups within our ethnicity are in the same category as ethnic minorities and that white bigotry is disadvantaging them.]
At Fort Benning today, a mother recalled for active Army duty with no one to care for her children is still waiting for options. Honorably discharged four years ago, she reactivated under the military's "individual ready reserve" program. The woman appealed her recall numerous times, but her requests supplanted. She showed up for duty this morning at Fort Benning and met with her commander with her kids in tow. Twenty-Five Thousand individual ready reserve troops have recalled since September 2001, more than Seventy-Five Hundred of them granted deferments or exemptions.
The streets of Guinea-Bisseau have been empty for several days after President Joao Bernando Vieira was assassinated in the night. The attack came just hours after the Army chief was also murdered. The nation's two privately held radio stations held observation to an entire day of silence, while state run radio said there was no ‘coup/overthrow’ in the works. Reports suggest that only military vehicles are travelling the capital's streets today. Guinea-Bisseau's coast has become a port of indecency for Colombian drug cartels in recent years.
All but six states provide convicts, access to DNA testing. Alaska is one of the few that do not. At the Court today, justices declined to consider whether American and Vietnamese victims of Agent Orange, could sue companies that made the toxic chemical defoliant used in the Vietnam War.
[Taped sadistic inquisitions? Why did they have only 100?]
Four people died today in a suicide attack on a girl's school. This is the first ever attack on girl's school in the Balochistan province which shares a border with both Afghanistan and Iran. Some view this as an expansion of the Taliban's activities into more provinces in Pakistan. This is the same province where an ethnic Baloch separatist group, the Balochistan Liberation United Front (bluff, ha), has been holding a UN worker, John Solecki, hostage since early February.
They announced today that they intend to kill Solecki in four days unless some 1000 prisoners are ‘returned’. The Chief Minister of Pakhtunkhwa province visited the war-scorn Swat valley today where he declared that girls wearing the Islamic headscarf would now be able to go to school. However, teachers say parents are still afraid to send their girls out and there are not many school buildings left. The Taliban destroyed over a hundred schools in the past year to stop the Pakistan army from using them as bases. As a truce between the Taliban and the Pakistani government seems to hold, the United States launched another drone attack in the tribal areas killing 12. Locals say the Taliban took away the dead bodies for burial.
Tens of thousands of people attended a mass funeral service in Bangladesh today for fifty victims of last week's two-day mutiny by some 9,000-border guard troops.
Today, a high-level member of the guards, known as the Bangladesh Rifles, believed to be the leader of the revolt, was arrested. officials say they are seeking and hope to charge some 1000 others in the uprising that was triggered by poor working conditions and pay.
Voters in a small Maine town approved an ordinance that empowers people living in the community to control their natural resources and takes away the rights of an individual from a corporate entity. The issues of democratic power and local citizen input concerning the parceling out of natural resources to corporate enterprise are central to the issue of water extraction in Maine.
Nestle, the world's largest food and beverage company, now owns the bottled water label, Poland Springs in Maine, currently extracting from 8 wells in the state, with desires for many more sites to contain new wells. Town residents objecting to the sale of their water find themselves, in positions of limited recourse within current regulatory processes.
The discovery that Nestle had been drilling test sites in the local wildlife preserve led to townspeople proposing "a rights based ordinance" requiring town leaders to put the decision to the voting community. The ordinance also denies corporations the rights of personhood. Despite opposition from the selectman, an elected member of a board of officials who run New England towns, the ordinance passed this Saturday.
The neighboring town of Newfield will vote on a rights based ordinance on March 7.
[If passed, they will have a proper legislation, which is one that does not afford corporate logic any trespasses.]