Upcoming Events

International | Crime and Justice

no events match your query!

New Events

International

no events posted in last week

Blog Feeds

Public Inquiry
Interested in maladministration. Estd. 2005

offsite link Mainstream media: Failing to speak truth to power

offsite link David Quinn’s selective tolerance Anthony

offsite link A Woulfe in judges clothing Anthony

offsite link Sarah McInerney and political impartiality Anthony

offsite link Did RTE journalists collude against Sinn Fein? Anthony

Public Inquiry >>

Human Rights in Ireland
A Blog About Human Rights

offsite link Poor Living Conditions for Migrants in Southern Italy Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:14 | Human Rights

offsite link Right to Water Mon Aug 03, 2020 19:13 | Human Rights

offsite link Human Rights Fri Mar 20, 2020 16:33 | Human Rights

offsite link Turkish President Calls On Greece To Comply With Human Rights on Syrian Refugee Issues Wed Mar 04, 2020 17:58 | Human Rights

offsite link US Holds China To Account For Human Rights Violations Sun Oct 13, 2019 19:12 | Human Rights

Human Rights in Ireland >>

Lockdown Skeptics

Lockdown Sceptics

Stay Sceptical. Control the Hysteria. Save Lives.

offsite link As Vaccine Passports Are Rolled Out Across the World, What Price Freedom? Sun Apr 11, 2021 22:50 | Toby Young
Lockdown Sceptics has published an original piece by our in-house technology correspondent about the roll out of vaccine passports around the world and the dire consequences for personal freedom.
The post As Vaccine Passports Are Rolled Out Across the World, What Price Freedom? appeared first on Lockdown Sceptics.

offsite link UK Nears 40 Million First and Second Vaccine Doses Sun Apr 11, 2021 21:26 | Michael Curzon
A record number of second doses of Covid vaccines were administered in the UK on Saturday, pushing the country closer to a total of 40 million first and second doses.
The post UK Nears 40 Million First and Second Vaccine Doses appeared first on Lockdown Sceptics.

offsite link One in 400,000 Chance of Two Vaccinated People Catching a Symptomatic Infection From Each Other Indo... Sun Apr 11, 2021 16:50 | Michael Curzon
Why have vaccinated people been told not to meet indoors given that the risk of catching a symptomatic Covid infection is around one in 400,000 for two people who have been vaccinated?
The post One in 400,000 Chance of Two Vaccinated People Catching a Symptomatic Infection From Each Other Indoors appeared first on Lockdown Sceptics.

offsite link Britain Sees Fastest Decline in Covid Cases in the World Sun Apr 11, 2021 16:44 | Toby Young
The Spectator has added a new table to its data hub showing the current level of Covid infection in different countries around the world relative to the peak. Britain has seen the sharpest decline in the developed world.
The post Britain Sees Fastest Decline in Covid Cases in the World appeared first on Lockdown Sceptics.

offsite link Cheap, Safe Treatment Cuts Serious COVID-19 by 90%, Oxford Study Shows Sun Apr 11, 2021 16:23 | Will Jones
An Oxford University study has confirmed the remarkable effectiveness of common asthma treatment Budesonide for treating COVID-19, reducing the risk of serious disease by 90% if taken at an early stage.
The post Cheap, Safe Treatment Cuts Serious COVID-19 by 90%, Oxford Study Shows appeared first on Lockdown Sceptics.

Lockdown Skeptics >>

Voltaire Network

Obama condemns Evo Morales assassination plots

category international | crime and justice | other press author Monday April 20, 2009 14:33author by Quantum of Solace subplot Report this post to the editors

In the last week considerable Irish attention and media speculation has been given to the reported 7th assassination of Evo Morales plot since he was democratically elected president of Bolivia, a state with which Ireland shares no embassy. When a young Irish man died in the company of his friend, a war veteran of the Balkan conflict, in a Bolivian hotel the president of Bolivia was out of that state preparing to meet with Barack Obama. For the first time an assassination plot against Morales sparked no comment from his friend and ally Hugo Chavez. Curiously, because after the first reported plot Venezuelan had offered all intelligence assistance to the Andean government to protect it from its many perceived enemies. Instead Chavez presented Obama with a book on CIA black operations in Latin America which has since become a best seller. Today Obama has specifically condemned all assassination plots and attempts to overthrow the Morales government.
it's a good read. highly recommended.
it's a good read. highly recommended.

Last week the book Las venas abiertas de América Latina (The open veins of Latin America) by Uruguayan author Eduardo Galeano had only sold 60,280 copies. First published in 1971 the book is considered a classic text of the left in Latin America. Today it is number ten on the Amazon lists. We have no idea if Mr Obama will find the time to read the book which details that part of the last half century's meddling by US secret services in the affairs of South America, inteference which ranged from the relatively well known Condor Operation with its component military rightist dictatorships before even the more familiar regime of Pinochet and the more recent funding of far right paramilitarised drug cartels had come into being. But it might be worth noting that spokespersons at the White House have told media in the USA, that President Obama had recieved a book which detailed " the base of dependence of the southern hemisphere on its northern neighbour

Nevertheless today's statement by Obama ought be read by all on the Irish left.

In the case of Bolivia, I wish to make it clear that I am opposed to and condemn any forceful attempt to violently undermine democratically elected governments no matter where they occur in the hemisphere. It is not the policy of our government, it is not the way which Americans expect us to behave. The United States has a history in the regin which has not always been appreciated by some, but what we need to do is continue advancing, and I am responsible for how this government acts and we will be respectful of those democratically elected governments even though we might have differences [of opinion]

Meanwhile the Secretary General of the Organisation of the Americas,whose 5th congress is being celebrated in Trinidad, José Miguel Insulza, has described the recent alledged plot to undermine the Bolivian government and support far right seperatism as being "of the most grave nature".

http://www.univision.com/contentroot/wirefeeds/50notici....html
http://www.milenio.com/node/201510

author by kh - nmnpublication date Mon Apr 20, 2009 21:39author address author phone Report this post to the editors

I wish to make it clear that I am opposed to and condemn any forceful attempt to violently undermine democratically elected governments no matter where they occur in the hemisphere.

Panama? Colombia? Trinidad? Cuba? Iraq? Afghanistan? Nicaragua? Venezuela?

mmmm .....

author by Jimpublication date Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:58author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Cuba has been a single party dictatorship for the past 50 years run by the dictator Fidel Castro.
Afghanistan was rule by the Islamic fundementalist Taliban government.
Iraq was under the boot of fascist dictator Saddam Hussein.

None of those regimes were democratic.

Cuba is still a communist hellhole but the US and Cuban relations are thawing and if US tourists with bucks to spend flood into the country communism looks set to give way to capitalism overnight.
Afghanistan is rid of the Taliban central control, it has a democracy of sorts but the Taliban is on the rise again and for the good of the world nobody with any sanity wishes to see the Taliban in control of that devastated country.
Saddam is dead and gone and Iraq now has a constitutional parliamentary multi-party democracy while sectarian violence and terrorism has declined dramatically and finally after 6 years of war Iraq has a future too look forward to.

author by gesture politicspublication date Wed Apr 22, 2009 19:25author address author phone Report this post to the editors

You can watch a video of it on their newspaper's site http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/michaeltomasky/...shake But somehow I doubt the video of the gesture will achieve the "internet meme" status of the Chavez & King of Spain "why don't you shut up!?" hit of 2007 (c/f http://www.indymedia.ie/article/85574?&condense_comment...16073 ). The thrust of Tomasky's thoughts is the question of whether the USA is weakened by such shows of comradely friendship and probably count for as much as the pages of the Daily Mail devoted to Mrs Obama putting her arm around the Queen of England.

author by iosafpublication date Wed Jul 22, 2009 22:12author address author phone Report this post to the editors

As I showed in the illustration with this article above which I published under the name Quantum of Solace subplot being a reference to the last 007 movie which saw a group called Quantum claim to have destabilised Haiti and then set their sights on Bolivia

Hugo Chavez got off to a good start with Obama - and was noted by other contributors to this site & recent speakers on the Irish leftist lecture scene - the book he gave him really did make as much a hit and is as important as I wrote.

Hugo Chavez has now qualified the general blame being put by the Bolivarian states on the "yankee empire" for the ongoing coup d'etat situation in Honduras.

He has of course and quite properly said it is a geopolitical exercise which is aimed at the whole ALBA alliance and progressive politics in Latin America as it is an attempt to take control of one small state.

He has of course declared as have many others that such a venture would not be possible without US backing. For a moment I remind readers that in his last interview as acting president, Zelaya told the Spanish "El Pais" daily on July 27th that the US had not backed the coup d'etat [he had been expecting on July 26th]. Within hours of course he was whisked off to Costa Rica in his Pyjamas.

But now Chavez has qualified the stating of the bloody obvious.

He has exhonerated Obama from what we [ the bolivarians - the global leftists - all of us like ] believe not just from kneejerk reaction and prejudice but convincing evidence :-

The coup d'etat situation in Honduras (which has much in common with Haiti) and reminds one of the presumed plots in Bolivia and [ I insist ought to be compared to the Mauritanian case as well] is clearly linked to the Pentagon and elements in US foreign policy and corporate lobbyist circles which survive and overarch democratically elected presidencies.

But he reckons Obama didn't give the go ahead.


............. now you think about what that really means a moment................I'll put little full stops which you read carefully to help you ponder it systematically..........................................................................

If Obama didn't know, nor gave the go ahead, nor has been able to restore Zelaya, then the same auld folks who are doing Honduras could just go & do him...........¿no?

that is of course what I have always meant by the "Obama back yard factor". I invite you to read my coverage since July 26th which included links to the Zelaya interview in which he said the coup had been averted because the USA didn't approve. I then ask you to consider Mauritania. I then ask you to consider how I have written many times that there were three seperate coup d'etat processes in Honduras. If you want to watch "Quantum of Solace" it's up to you. I happen to think the editing makes the action scenes too hectic. IF you want to read "the open veins of Latin America" then ask your local library to get a copy. If you want to live on soya or bananas because you don't want to cause suffering to sentient beings with eyes, then volunteer for NASA's one-way space exploration tickets.

http://www.indymedia.ie/article/92883

author by Quantum of Solace subplot - (iosaf)publication date Thu Aug 27, 2009 00:51author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Ahead of the extra-ordinary summit of Mercosur to be celebrated this 28th of August in Argentina, the president of Bolivia Evo Morales has revealed one of his proposals.

That the citizens of South America be invited to take part in the first continental referendum to express their approval or disapproval of the decision by Colombia to offer leases on 7 new US bases or "Forward operating locations" the details of which to date have not been made public either in the USA to Congress, Senate, house committees, nor the Colombian parliament or Senate nor any other South American state.

It is completely uncertain whether the assurances offered by US secretary of State, Hillary Clinton that the these bases will not be used by US armed forces for extra-territorial operations shall extend to sub-contracted private mlitary companies in the employ of the US.

Considering the subject material of this article, the good start Obama tried to give in his back yard, the latest suggestion by Morales deserves a place.

August 28th is the global day of action for repudiation of the coup d'etat in Honduras,
the rejection of the elections organised by the usurping regime and the day to say no
to any attempts to divide and conquer Latin America or spoil its undeniable progress from military dictatorship and US hegemony.

Evo has it seems played the card of democracy rather better than those who ask you to vote for Lisbon.

Related Link: http://www.telesurtv.net/noticias/secciones/nota/56553-NN/morales-sugerira-a-unasur--referendo-continental-sobre-acuerdo-por-bases-de-eeuu/
 
© 2001-2021 Independent Media Centre Ireland. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by Independent Media Centre Ireland. Disclaimer | Privacy