by The Media Consortium, Thu Apr 02, 2009 at 07:48:37 AM EDT
by Nezua, TMC MediaWire Blogger
In 2008, a disturbing trend developed in mainstream media regarding Mexico. While Mexico's President Felipe Calderón began his aggression against the Cartels roughly two years ago, the resulting uptick in violence was of no real interest to mainstream media. But when the U.S. Joint Forces Command reportJoint Operating Environment (JOE 2008) was issued in November, 2008, and declared Mexico and Pakistan nations in danger of a "rapid and sudden collapse," mainstream news outlets and certain politicians began broadcasting fears of violence spilling over into the US.
by redstatehatemonitor, Wed Feb 27, 2008 at 06:07:43 AM EST
School children from both Colombia and neighboring Ecuador actually drew these pictures included in this diary. The United States government's primary strategy for combating the narcotics industry and the leftist FARC guerillas that control an area of Colombia the size of SWITERLAND involves aerial crop spraying with a deadly poison sold on the market as Roundup weedkiller. The spray not only kills coca plants, but any other, legal, crops in the vicinity. Sadly it also kills livestock and far worse it has also killed many children.
by redstatehatemonitor, Wed Jul 25, 2007 at 07:42:39 PM EDT
Video of Peasant Children killed by US Government failed Drug War Policy
Plan Colombia's alleged goal is to eliminate coca crops yet it's only achievement outside of killing peasant children has been to destroy the fragile environment of the Amazon. This evil inhumanity is being financed with 2.3 Billion dollars a year of our hard earned tax dollars.
The spraying does not kill coca plants but contaminates and affects human beings and the rest of the crops. The US Governments Plan Colombia has been so successful at eliminating coca crops that there are more acres of coca today than there were before they started spraying the deadly poison 8 years ago.
by skeptic06, Mon Apr 16, 2007 at 04:58:01 PM EDT
A few days ago, I raised the question Where is 'left' in America? to no great popular acclaim.
I'm now moving on, kinda, to Where is 'left' in the Democratic Party?
It will soon be time for the FY08 appropriations bills to be reported out, and the Dems' chance to shape the priorities of the nation, in a minor way.
Take the War on Drugs - export model. Utterly ineffective, causing misery to God knows how many poor bastards south of the border - living proof of the gringo's sheer imbecility.