Veolia keeps silent about two bus services to illegal settlements

The Derail Veolia Campaign is taking off in the United States. In response, Veolia has spread the information that it “does not operate other bus services in the West Bank” besides the bus lines 109 and 110.  Last week, Who Profits, a research project of the Israeli Coalition of Women for Peace, found that Veolia operates two other bus services to [...]

Cashing-in on anti-terrorism

The US anti-terrorism campaign as institutionalized during the George Bush administration (2001-2009) with the creation of the Department of Homeland Security was in many respects not just a reflection of the assault on civil rights and human rights, but an attempt to strengthen international finance capitalism that was finding resistance by national laws protecting the [...]

The Jasmine Revolution in SE Asia: Facebooked, Twittered and Recapped

With the war in Libya reaching its conclusion, it now looks as if Colonel Gaddafi will be the next authoritarian leader in North Africa to fall as a result the remarkable events dubbed the Arab Spring or Jasmine Revolutions. As I noted back in March many both within Asia and beyond have asked whether such [...]

Libya: the day after

On 20 March 2011, I had written a brief piece entitled “LIBYA: THE DAY AFTER”. Now that the pro-NATO rebels are in Tripoli and it seems that they will prevail, it is important to reflect on exactly what this means for the country and its people. I am re-submitting the posting because I would like [...]

Seif al-Islam, Qadhafi’s ‘captured’ son, resurfaces miraculously in Tripoli

The eldest son of Muammar Qadhafi, Seif al-Islam, who rebels said they had captured, made a surprise appearance in Tripoli Monday night. Seif al-Islam visited the Tripoli hotel where foreign journalists are staying to declare that the government was winning the battle against the rebels. He took journalists to his father’s Bab al-Aziziyah stronghold. Television [...]

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