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Commentary :: War and Militarism
Is the U.S. Preparing for War Against Venezuela?
18 Sep 2009
The U.S. State Department has just wrapped up a deal with Colombia’s President Uribe that will lead to a massive buildup of U.S. military personnel across seven bases in Colombia. Currently, there are a reported 250 U.S. military operatives in this nation. With the new agreement, this number will jump up to 800 American troops and 600 civilian military contractors. This is the maximum number allowed under previous agreements. Even with this limit, however, many expect the U.S. military buildup to exceed these numbers.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said of the agreement, “This is about bilateral cooperation between the U.S. and Colombia.” She included references to “drug traffickers, terrorists, and other illegal armed groups.”

The President of Colombia’s neighbor, Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez, had a very different interpretation of the agreement. He characterized it has a “threat to Venezuela that could generate a war in South America.”
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Commentary :: International
Gaza water supplies in danger of collapse
17 Sep 2009
Modified: 09:00:06 PM
Gaza water supplies in danger of collapse
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News :: International : Media
The Shortwave Report 09/18/09 Listen Globally!
17 Sep 2009
A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia.
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News :: International : Media
Carlos, 1 year without you, 1 year with you
17 Sep 2009
carlos1.jpgA 1 hour and 16 minutes documentary about the intense year of fight after the murder of the antfascist comrade Carlos Palomino in Madrid. 11/11/2007
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Announcement :: Education : Media
Announcing 24 Scholarships in Authentic Journalism for February of 2010
17 Sep 2009
Today we announce that Narco News will grant 24 scholarships for up-and-coming journalists and communicators to attend a ten-day session of the School of Authentic Journalism on February 3 to 13 of 2010 on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula.

All scholars accepted will receive intensive training in investigative reporting, documentary film-making, viral video production, use of new media technologies, photojournalism, safety when reporting in conflict zones, use of the Freedom of Information Act to make government documents public, how to write a news story, how to use a cell phone camera, making effective media criticism and other work skills.
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Commentary :: Human Rights
BTL:Dire Poverty is Unaddressed Factor in Afghan War
17 Sep 2009
Modified: 11:24:43 AM
BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine
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Commentary :: Social Welfare
VIDEO: Chomsky on Health Care
17 Sep 2009
Health care costs are double other countries with worse outcomes. Up until 2004, these ideas were never on the agenda. In 2008 this changed. Manufacturing industry came out for universal health care since their economic survival is endangered by skyrocketing costs.
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News :: War and Militarism
Israel wants Obama to cover-up Israeli war crimes in Gaza.
17 Sep 2009
Now that the US did the same, with Israeli encouragement, in Iraq. If you lie down with dogs, you get up with fleas.
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Commentary :: Social Welfare
Cash for Change
16 Sep 2009
President Barack Obama's health care proposals represent another defeat for the American public. While coverage must be expanded, it should not be managed by for-profit insurance companies.
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Commentary :: Media
Glenn Beck's Demagoguery, Right Wing Extremism, and Racism
16 Sep 2009
Beck is as bad as it gets
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