Washington tolerates atrocities against civilians by neo-Nazi AUC forces, long-known by the CIA as drug traffikers linked to the Colombian Army. In a replay of history, U.S. warmongers push for expansion of Plan Colombia, the biggest U.S. backed, dirty covert military operation since Vietnam.
Judy Robbins is with the group "Let Cuba Live." She spoke with Between The Lines' Denise Manzari about the seizure, and how her group is still determined to deliver the medical aid to Cuba (A RealAudio Version of this interview may be found At http://www.btlonline.org).
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We would like to invite you to help plan and build actions in support of the Charleston 5 dockers in South Carolina. Four African-American dock workers, and one white dockworker, are facing years in prison on felony charges for defending themselves against state troopers who attacked their demonstration in January 2000. A nation-wide strike at the ports is being planned for the day that the Charleston 5 go to trial in September. Please get your community and workplace groups to endorse this letter and help shut down the ports.
Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Lori Wallach, director of Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch, who discusses the campaign to defeat Fast Track and why her group opposes the expansion of free trade agreements without provisions protecting labor rights and the environment.
It's been over a week now since President www. Bush made his appointment of Elliot Abrams to senior director of the National Security Council's office of democracy, human rights, and international operations (if that isn't an office stuffed full of adopted idealism!)....