"Rare Earth Elements: The Global Supply" report by the Congressional Research Service

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CIA in Honduras: the Practice of Selective Terror

31.08.2010 Nil NIKANDROV President of Honduras Manuel Zelaya was displaced slightly over a year ago in a coup staged by the local oligarchy and the US intelligence community. The coup came as a punishment for Zelaya’s alignment with H. Chavez and other populist Latin American leaders. Since the time, the news flow from Honduras abounds … Continue reading

Mexico Says Wanted Zetas Drug Gang Figure Flavio Mendez Santiago Has Been Arrested

By Ken Ellingwood, Los Angeles TimesJanuary 19, 2011 Reporting from Mexico City — Mexican authorities said Tuesday that they have arrested a founding member of the notorious Zetas gang who oversaw the smuggling of drugs and migrants in southern Mexico. Flavio Mendez Santiago, 35, and a bodyguard were captured Monday in the southern state of … Continue reading

No police in Mexico town after last officer kidnapped

8 December 2010   The US border region is the centre of Mexico’s drug smuggling operations Continue reading the main story The Mexican border town of Guadalupe has been left with no police force after the last officer was kidnapped. Erika Gandara’s house was set on fire by unidentified gunmen before she was abducted last … Continue reading

Latest on NAFTA and the SPP

  North American Integration Back on the Front Burner: Washington’s North American “Security Perimeter”   by Dana Gabriel Dec. 28 2010 In the last year, the bilateral process has been the primary means used to advance North American integration, which has drawn little attention. With the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) seemingly stalled after being … Continue reading

Chavez Says Decree Powers May Last 18 Months

By REUTERS Published: December 13, 2010 CARACAS (Reuters) – President Hugo Chavez sought to outflank Venezuela’s rejuvenated opposition on Monday by vowing to assume decree powers for up to 18 months in a move bound to heighten criticism he is stifling democracy. The charismatic socialist leader and U.S. critic justifies the measure as an emergency … Continue reading

The US-NATO March to War and the 21st Century "Great Game"

Part II   by Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya   Part II The Conquest of Eurasia: The Multiple Fronts of the 21st Century “Great Game” The Caucasus, the Balkans, the Middle East, East Africa, Central Asia The following text is PART II of The “Great Game” and the Conquest of Eurasia. The first text gave an overview of the … Continue reading

The Most Dangerous Place On Earth: The Brutal Drug War Raging On The U.S. Border

  The American Dream November 8, 2010 Most Americans have no idea that the most dangerous place on earth is just across the United States border. The city of Juarez, Mexico is nestled right next to El Paso, Texas and it is the murder capital of the world. So far this year, more than 2,000 … Continue reading

Nationalism is dead: EU President Van Rompuy says the belief that countries can stand alone is a 'lie and an illusion' in speech at G20 in Seoul

By Daniel Martin 11th November 2010 The age of the nation state is over and the idea that countries can stand alone is an ‘illusion’ and a ‘lie’, the EU president believes. In one of the most open proclamations of the goal of a European superstate since the heyday of Jacques Delors, Herman Van Rompuy … Continue reading

Latin America: Crises, Upheavals, Roads to Twenty-First Century Capitalist Development

by Prof James Petras   Global Research, October 19, 2010 Introduction Over the better part of the present decade, Latin American stock markets have boomed. Overseas investors have reaped and repatriated billions in dividends, profits and interest payments. Multi-national corporations have piled into mining, agro-business and related sectors, unimpeded and with virtually no demands by … Continue reading

The Ecuadorian Coup: Its Larger Meaning

by James Petras Global Research, October 10, 2010 The abortive military-police coup in Ecuador, which took place on September 30, has raised numerous questions about the role of the US and its allies among the traditional oligarchy and the leftist social movements, Indian organizations and their political parties. While President Correa and all governments in … Continue reading

Predatory Finance: The New Mode of Global Warfare

Global Research, October 12, 2010 by Michael Hudson “Coming events cast their shadows forward.” – Goethe What is to stop U.S. banks and their customers from creating $1 trillion, $10 trillion or even $50 trillion on their computer keyboards to buy up all the bonds and stocks in the world, along with all the land … Continue reading

Inside the Global Banking Intelligence Complex, BCCI Operations

Amped Status Editor’s Note: The following is Part II of David DeGraw’s new book, “The Road Through 2012: Revolution or World War III.”    To get a more complete understanding of our current crisis, we need to look at the history of events that led up to it. We need to peer deeply into the … Continue reading

Guatemalans get an apology from State Department and Health and Human Services for 1940's experiments that saw hundreds of Guatemalans deliberately infected with Syphilis by the U.S.

US says sorry for ‘outrageous and abhorrent’ Guatemalan syphilis tests Experiments in 1940s saw hundreds of Guatemalan prisoners and soldiers deliberately infected to test effects of penicillin Secretary of state Hillary Clinton and health secretary Kathleen Sibelius apologised to the people of Guatemala, and described the actions as ‘clearly unethical’. Photograph: Rodrigo Abd/APThe US today … Continue reading

New Era of Gangland Violence

Criminal networks linking cartels and gangs are no longer simply a crime problem, but a threat that is metastasizing into a new form of widespread,networked criminal insurgency.1 The scale and violenceof these networks threaten civil governmentsand civil societies in the Western Hemisphere and,increasingly, the United States as well. American policymakers have been slow to recognizethe … Continue reading

Jan Brewer's Letter To Secretary Clinton Regarding The Secretary's Petition To The U.N. To Rule Against The Newly Enacted Arizona Law

  ” ” The Idea of our Own American government submitting the duly enacted laws of a State of the United States to “review” by the United Nations is internationalism run amok and unconstitutional” – Jan Brewer http://janbrewer.com/uploads/08-27-10%20Letter%20to%20Secretary%20Clinton.pdf

Colombian President, Chinese Defense Minister Hold Talks on Bilateral Ties

Colombian President, Chinese DM Hold Talks on Bilateral Ties     2010-09-07 17:07:15     Xinhua      Web Editor: Zhang Jin   Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and visiting Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie held talks in Bogota on Monday, vowing to make joint efforts to boost bilateral military ties.Liang, also a state councilor, said ties between the two … Continue reading

Chinese and Mexican defense ministers hold talks on military cooperation

MEXICO CITY, Sept. 1 (Xinhua) — Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie met his Mexican counterpart Guillermo Galvan Galvan here Wednesday to promote bilateral military cooperation. Liang, also China’s state councilor, said that Mexico is China’s good friend and partner in the Latin American region, adding China attaches great importance to developing ties with Mexico. China … Continue reading

The Imperial Anatomy of Al-Qaeda. The CIA’s Drug-Running Terrorists and the “Arc of Crisis”

The Imperial Anatomy of Al-Qaeda. The CIA’s Drug-Running Terrorists and the “Arc of Crisis” Part I by Andrew Gavin Marshall     Global Research, September 5, 2010   Introduction As the 9th anniversary of 9/11 nears, and the war on terror continues to be waged and grows in ferocity and geography, it seems all the … Continue reading

Around 3,200 Mexican federal police have been fired since May; Of those, 465 have been charged with crimes, another 1,020 officers face disciplinary proceedings for failing confidence exams.

Mexico City, Mexico (CNN) — About 3,200 Mexican federal police have been fired since May for failing to do their work or being linked to corruption, Federal Police Commissioner Facundo Rosas said Monday. Of those, 465 have been charged with crimes. In addition, Rosas said at a news conference, another 1,020 officers face disciplinary proceedings … Continue reading

U.S. reviews options after Colombia court voids base agreement

By Benjamin Birnbaum – The Washington Times August 18, 2010 The Obama administration is exploring its options after the highest court in Colombia — the U.S.’s closest Latin American ally — voided an agreement that would have allowed an increased U.S. military presence at seven bases across the country. “This is part of a legal … Continue reading

Chavez Publicly Reads A Letter Given To Him By What He Says Is A Secret Intelligence Source Inside The U.S. Regarding An Imminent Attack Coming From Colombia And The U.S.

US and Colombia Plan to Attack Venezuela by Eva Golinger Postcards from the Revolution – 2010-07-24    Caracas – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez denounced this Saturday US plans to attack his country and overthrow his government. During a ceremony celebrating the 227th birthday of Independence hero Simon Bolivar, Chavez read from a secret memo he … Continue reading

Bloomberg Article – "Wachovia's Drug Habit"…

Wachovia’s Drug Habit By Michael Smith – Jul 7, 2010   Bloomberg Markets   The bank, now a unit of Wells Fargo, leads a list of firms that have moved dirty money for Mexico’s narcotics cartels–helping a $39 billion trade that has killed more than 22,000 people since 2006. Just before sunset on April 10, … Continue reading

Money Laundering and the Global Drug Trade Fueled by Wachovia and Bank of America

Global Research, July 21, 2010 Antifascist Calling… – 2010-07-20   When investigative journalist Daniel Hopsicker broke the story four years ago that a DC-9 (N900SA) “registered to a company which once used as its address the hangar of Huffman Aviation, the flight school at the Venice, Florida Airport which trained both terrorist pilots who crashed planes into … Continue reading

UN’s Big Five Facilitate Arms Transfers To Human Rights Violators

IPS – 2010-07-19 by Thalif Deen   UNITED NATIONS – The five permanent members of the Security Council – the United States, Britain, France, Russia and China – are accused of facilitating the transport of conventional weapons and cluster munitions to countries where they could be used to commit human rights violations and war crimes.The … Continue reading

march-april g20 meetings' final communique… -this is the global government so many of you have been hearing about-

 2 April 2009  London G-20 meetings, April 2009 -The Global Plan for Recovery and Reform-             1. We, the Leaders of the Group of Twenty, met in London on 2 April 2009.      2. We face the greatest challenge to the world economy in modern times; a crisis which has deepened since we last … Continue reading