Archive for March 29th, 2014

29/03/2014

US Proxy Terror War on Venezuela

Human Wrongs Watch 

By Prof. James Petras – TRANSCEND* — Protest, dissent and terrorist wars are obviously very distinct forms of expressing opposition and bringing about change.

The Obama-Kerry regime claim that the opposition in Venezuela is a “protest movement” a “peaceful democratic opposition” expressing discontent with economic conditions and that the democratically elected Maduro Administration is an ‘authoritarian regime’ violently repressing dissent.

Washington claims to play no part in the action of the opposition and that its pronouncements are directed at furthering democratic freedoms.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry departs the U.S. Embassy in Kabul in a U.S. military Blackhawk helicopter on March 26, 2013. [State Department Photo/Public Domain] Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/statephotos/8591480059/sizes/o/in/photostream/. Author;U.S. Department of State

**John Kerry departs the U.S. Embassy in Kabul in a U.S. military Blackhawk helicopter on March 26, 2013. [State Department Photo/Public Domain]

The overwhelming evidence speaks to the contrary. By every measure, the opposition has engaged in prolonged and extensive violent activity, including terrorist acts, assassinations, arson, destruction of public property including the murder of military officials and civilian supporters of the government.

Widely circulated photographs, even in media outlets backing Washington, show opposition activists throwing Molotov cocktails and building barracades for street warfare.

The Obama-Kerry Administration is in total denial of each and every violent act by the opposition; it unconditionally defends the opposition; it forcibly attacks and demonizes each and every effort by the Government to defend the rights of its citizens, uphold the Constitution and enforce law and order.

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29/03/2014

Calls for a Ceasefire in the War on Drugs

Human Wrongs Watch

“The production of opium increased by 102% and cocaine by 20% from 1998 to 2007, despite efforts to destroy crops around the world; in the US close to 500,000 people are in jail for drug offenses, compared with 41,000 in 1980; the US spent 93% of its resources on cocaine for law enforcement and only 7% on treatment programmes; more than 30 countries impose the death penalty for drug-related crimes; over 70%of HIV infections in Russia are due to injecting drugs… The list goes on and the casualties of the drug wars mount.”

Photo: Obinna Anyadike. The war on drugs isn’t working: 10am, Mitchell’s Plain, Cape Town

 Photo: Obinna Anyadike. The war on drugs isn’t working: 10am, Mitchell’s Plain, Cape Town | Source: IRIN

Humanitarian news and analysis service of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs IRIN* on 28 March 2014 reported from New York, “Despite growing acknowledgement that the war on drugs has failed, global consensus on the way forward remains elusive. Nevertheless, some detect a “paradigm shift” among many players at the forefront of the debate.”

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