Agents provocateurs at Boer meetings

Posted on | februari 22, 2011 | No Comments

Mr Paul Kruger, convenor of the first Boer People’s Leadership Council (‘Volksraad’) in 113 years — had his nose broken by an agent-provocateur who was identified as one Willem Boshof. The fracas occurred at a Thursday-evening meeting at the Paardekraal monument. This incident is very reminiscent of the vicious fear-and-intimidation tactics always used by the secret ruling-Afrikaner Broederbond cabal at any political meetings which were not ‘approved’ of by the ruling National Party before its hegemony ended in 1994.
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Human Rights in the Rear View Mirror: Colombian Commandos Training Mexican Military and Police

Posted on | februari 21, 2011 | No Comments

In another misstep of the historic failure of Plan Colombia and the US supported War on Drugs, Colombia is training thousands of Mexican soldiers, police and court officials in an effort to boost Mexico’s fight against drug cartels.

Trainings have mostly taken place in Mexico, but now Mexican troops and police are traveling to Colombia to receive training from “Colombia’s battle-tested police commandos,” The Washington Post reported on Saturday. The article also suggests that, in addition to asserting itself as a regional power, Colombia is acting as a proxy for Washington because increased U.S. military presence in Mexico is not politically viable.
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The Hunger Trigger

Posted on | februari 21, 2011 | No Comments

As the din of revolution overwhelmed the Arab streets and thousands of defiant young Arabs, whose visceral anger like scalding lava has been bubbling just below the surface for years and now suddenly bursts into violent demonstrations over their governments’ inability to provide the basic necessities of life forcing Tunisia’s Zine Al Abidine Ben Ali to abscond, Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak into an isolated corner, and other Arab autocrats to concede political and economic reforms in a preemptive maneuver to placate popular wrath, shout with steely voices their demands, the Moroccan people seem to be living in a nirvana.
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AU Should Reign On Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi

Posted on | februari 20, 2011 | No Comments

Information about the uprising underway in the oil-rich Libya is still sketchy (partly due to government control), but signs are proliferating that the Gaddafi regime’s response is turning out to be the most reckless and brutal in comparison to Tunisia and Egypt’s uprisings.
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More protests: death toll in Libya now stands at 173 at least

Posted on | februari 20, 2011 | No Comments

Death of a young protester in Benghazi.

Tens of thousands gathered in Benghazi on Sunday for funerals of protesters killed by Libyan security forces as Human Rights Watch said overnight violence had doubled the death toll from four days of clashes to 173.
The unrest is the worst ever during Muammar Qadhafi´s 42 years in power. There are no reporters in the city (they are not allowed). The only news therefor comes from witness accounts. They suggst that Benghazi is in a cycle of violence, where people are killed and then, after funeral processions to bury the dead the next day, security forces shoot more protesters.
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