April 27, 2001
Quebec Legal Collective "Corporate Media Defined here as operating under the influence of established interests, these organizations are usually run for-profit. They are (generally) organized under a corporate charter, with the intention of turning a substantial profit for their shareholders. They thus operate to the benefit of the established power structure, as a result of this shareholder and other profit-centered relationships. While some media organizations are technically non-profit, such as some news services, ultimately they still operate within, and to the benefit of, said power structure. In addition, although some organizations listed here may provide content that does not appear to be influenced by established interests, these organizations either operate under umbrella corporations, and/or are in potentially influencing relationships (e.g., advertising) with the said power structure..."
Posted by Realo! at 11:58:00 PM
April 26, 2001
Free Lori Now! - Recent News (Chicago Tribune - 24 April 2001) "I am to be condemned for my concern about the conditions of hunger and misery that exist in this country. "There are no criminal terrorists" in Tupac Amaru, she added. In her current court proceedings, which have been broadcast live, Berenson still has refused to condemn the guerrillas. She says she is innocent and calls herself a political prisoner. "The Peruvian legal system still has a long way to go to give real guarantees" of justice, she told the court in fluent Spanish recently.
Posted by David Roknich at 11:36:00 PM
Journalists Protest Gag Order "The Electronic Frontier Foundation will represent a Seattle journalist collective that is the target of a police probe and court-imposed gag order..." Allegedly, this concerns stolen security plans for the Summit of the Americas in Quebec published by Seattle Indymedia. Indymedia has promised they will hold a news conference before the weekend.
Posted by David Roknich at 9:17:00 PM
Write To Lori Berenson This woman has suffered enough! Please visit this website, and for the cost of a POSTAGE STAMP you can send a letter to New York, and the people there will forward your letter to her! Please follow the guidelines on the website to make sure your letter reaches her. Recibe mi sincera solidaridad!
Posted by David Roknich at 3:21:00 AM
BBC News | AMERICAS | Fujimori 'linked to corruption' "Peru's anti-corruption prosecutor, Jose Ugaz, has said the disgraced former President Alberto Fujimori had direct links to the theft of millions of dollars in state funds... Mr Fujimori's 10-year rule ended in November last year after he fled to Japan, amid mounting corruption scandals surrounding his fugitive former spy chief, Vladimiro Montesinos. And by the way, where is Lori Berenson?
Posted by David Roknich at 3:09:00 AM
April 24, 2001
April 23, 2001
FTAA SPECIAL NEWS BLAST | Saturday, April 21, 2001] "...breaking stories, photos, video, and audio from the Independent Media Center Network on ... covering the Summit of the Americas Free Trade Area of the Americas negotiation and solidarity actions worldwide." News not available elsewhere!
Posted by David Roknich at 3:31:00 AM
April 19, 2001
Haiti Progres April 18, 2001 - English section "In press conferences, radio programs, and street demonstrations, former Aristide allies and even members of his own party, the Lavalas Family (FL), have begun to denounce the new government's rightward swing ..." Where else has this been reported?
Posted by Realo! at 5:48:00 AM
April 17, 2001
Today is the 40th anniversary of the CIA backed invasion of Cuba. Read the secret details at the National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book: The ULTRASENSITIVE Bay of Pigs "Shortly after the CIA's botched paramilitary invasion of Cuba at the Bay of Pigs, President John F. Kennedy established a commission to investigate the failure and to consider whether the United States should conduct similar covert operations in the future..."
Posted by Realo! at 3:58:00 PM
School of the Americas and Drugs From Haiti In January 2000, US Custom found the first of five cocaine hauls welded deep within the steel hulls of "Haitian" freighters ...registered in Honduras, where Haitian expatriate Col. Joseph Michel Francois lives. Francois, a graduate of the infamous US Army's School of the Americas, is under a 13-count indictment in Miami, and the DEA has filed an extradition request for him."
Posted by David Roknich at 12:41:00 AM
April 16, 2001
April 15, 2001
Free Lori Berenson Why is it that US Citizen Lori Berenson fails to get the consistent support that our government still provides for multinational entities like ALCOA and Nike? Do I have to keep pointing out that her Peruvian captors were trained at Fort Benning, Georgia? After 5 years of captivity, her second trial continues, as reported by the Boston Globe: "Although it makes possible her exoneration, the retrial in a Peruvian civilian court of former MIT student Lori Berenson on charges of ''terrorist collaboration'' flouts the principle that a defendant should not be subject to double jeopardy. The second trial also suggests that despite the fall of President Alberto Fujimori and his corrupt spy chief Vladimiro Montesinos, Peru remains a sham democracy." Take note: a bipartisan measure to CLOSE the School of the Americas failed by only 10 votes in the house of representative last year, but instead it was renamed as the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation
Posted by David Roknich at 1:13:00 AM