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Posts Tagged ‘humanitarian

US Patriot Act kept Somalia starving

April 21, 2012

When war-torn Somalia was ravaged by a drought-induced famine last year, which killed tens of thousands and displaced over a million people, international media was quick to blame the Islamist Al-Shabaab for blocking humanitarian assistance from reaching its zone of control in southern Somalia. But according to Ken Menkhaus, professor of Political Science at Davidson […]

Why is the US moving troops into Africa?

October 22, 2011

With Libya secured, an American invasion of the African continent is underway. On 14 October, President Barack Obama announced he was sending United States special forces troops to Uganda to join the civil war there. In the next few months, US combat troops will be sent to South Sudan, Congo and Central African Republic. Obama’s […]

China replaces al Qaeda as the official American threat

October 22, 2011

The main reason the US is invading Africa is … China. Africa is China’s success story. Where the Americans bring drones and destabilization, the Chinese bring roads, bridges and dams. What they want is resources, especially fossil fuels. Libya under Muammar Gaddafi was one of China’s most important sources of fuel. When the civil war […]

The military attack on Libya veiled as a humanitarian intervention

March 24, 2011

On March 20th 2003 Western forces launched their “Shock and Awe” attack on Iraq, heavily bombarding Baghdad and elsewhere, massacring hundreds if not thousands of innocent men, women and children. On March 20th 2011 the very same forces attacked Libya, beginning what many believe will be yet another mass slaughter. The propaganda currently being pumped […]

WikiLeaks on Israel’s embargo plan against Gaza

January 6, 2011

Israel deliberately maintained the economy of the Gaza strip “on the brink of collapse” without “pushing it over the edge,” a leaked US diplomatic cable from 2008 shows. According to a cable from the US embassy in Tel Aviv dated November 3, 2008, Israeli officials told US diplomats of their intention to strangle the economy […]

Latest and largest aid convoy departing Sunday for Gaza

October 17, 2010

A Gaza humanitarian convoy that includes passengers who survived a previous fatal flotilla incident will set sail Sunday in an attempt to deliver aid for Palestinians, organizers said. The Viva Palestina convoy, hailed by organizers as the largest convoy to break the Gaza embargo, has already traveled 3,000 miles (4,828 kilometers) by road from England. […]

UN report condemns Israel for Gaza flotilla killings

September 24, 2010

A UN report, compiled by three United Nations appointed human rights experts, determines that Israeli forces violated international law when they raided a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, killing nine activists, earlier this year. The UN Human Rights Council’s fact-finding mission concluded that Israel’s naval blockade of the Palestinian territory was unlawful because of the humanitarian crisis […]

Jewish thoughts on Israel’s deadly raid of a Gaza-bound humanitarian convoy

June 2, 2010

If Operation Cast Lead was a turning point in the attitude of the world toward [Israel], this operation is the second horror film of the apparently ongoing series. Israel proved yesterday that it learned nothing from the first movie. [There has been international condemnation of Israel’s deadly raid of a Gaza-bound humanitarian aid convoy. Turkey […]

U.S. aid as a nonlethal weapon of war

May 24, 2010

The White House tells us that we are releasing funds to rebuild Afghanistan. The reality, however, is that very little of the money actually will benefit the Afghan people. In a report for the Overseas Development Institute, Ashraf Ghani, the chancellor of Kabul University, stated that about 90 percent of the $1 billion spent on […]

More activists challenge crippling Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip

July 6, 2009

In another attempt to break the crippling Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip, a group of activists has arrived in Egypt on a humanitarian mission. About 100 US activists with tons of medical supplies arrived in Egypt on Sunday on their way to Gaza, hoping to break the deadly Israeli-Egyptian blockade of the territory –home […]