Border Issues

Day-by-day: South Ossetia crisis

August 10, 2008 by Staff

BBC News / 14:20 GMT, Sunday, 10 August 2008 A day-by-day look at how the conflict involving Russia and Georgia over the Georgian breakaway region of South Ossetia is unfolding. SUNDAY 10 AUGUST Georgia says its forces have withdrawn from South Ossetia and that the Russians are fully in control in the region’s capital, Tskhinvali.But […]

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Russia accuses West of bias over South Ossetia

August 10, 2008 by Staff

Reuters / 10 Aug 2008 14:08:43 GMT MOSCOW, Aug 10 (Reuters) – Russia on Sunday accused Western countries and media of a biased pro-Georgian position in the conflict in the breakaway Georgian region of South Ossetia and said this might hamper future relations with Moscow.”Western countries behaved strangely in the first hours of aggression towards […]

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Hundreds die as Georgia war escalates

August 9, 2008 by Staff

Editor: Did you notice – those of you who still get the Union-Tribune – its anti-Russian bias this morning in the headline “Russian military strikes Georgia”(8/09/08)? Georgia actually began this current round of fighting with its own invasion of South Ossettia. The front page article in the U-T did not even mention that fact on […]

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Russia & Georgia Clash Over Break-away Region of South Ossetia On Olympics Opening Day

August 8, 2008 by Staff

By Fred Weir and Paul Rimple / The Christian Science Monitor / the August 9, 2008 edition MOSCOW; and Ergneti, Georgia – The diplomats may still be talking of peace, but from the front line deep inside the pro-Moscow breakaway republic of South Ossetia, a long-feared war between Russia and NATO-leaning Georgia appears to be […]

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Obama, Iraq and Afghanistan

July 29, 2008 by Staff

by Tom Hayden / Published on Tuesday, July 15, 2008 by The Nation Barack Obama has restated his phased withdrawal plan for Iraq in response to public questioning, but committed himself to expanding the wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Any proposal to transfer American troops from Iraq to Afghanistan and Pakistan is sure to cause […]

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Canadian Government to Deport U.S. War Resister Today

July 15, 2008 by Staff

Project Safe Haven / July 15, 2008 Today, the minority Conservative government of Canada will achieve one of its long sought goals: the deportation of a U.S. war resister who would not fight in Iraq. Despite polls showing that nearly two-thirds of Canadians want to grant sanctuary to Iraq War refusers, and the passage of […]

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US Military Special-Ops Team, and Not the Colombian Army, Carried Out Hostage Rescue in Colombia

July 6, 2008 by Staff

Months in the Planning, the Operation Included US Special Forces Posing as Members of a “French Humanitarian Group” By Bill Conroy / Special to The Narco News Bulletin / July 3, 2008 A U.S. military special-operations unit carried out the recent rescue of three Defense Department contractors being held by the leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces […]

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U.S. border agents copying contents of travelers’ laptops, cellphones & cameras

June 26, 2008 by Staff

By Federica Narancio | McClatchy Newspapers / June 25, 2008 WASHINGTON – U.S. border agents are copying and seizing the contents of laptops, cell phones and digital cameras from U.S. and foreign travelers entering the United States, witnesses told a Senate subcommittee Wednesday.

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History of the Region: June 22nd, 1911 – Tijuana’s “Revolutionary Army” Is Defeated

June 22, 2008 by Frank Gormlie

Mexican Revolutionary Ricardo Flores Magon Forces Had Seized Tijuana With Help From American Wobblies This day in 1911 in our region was an important date, as it signified the end of the occupation of Tijuana by a small army of Mexican and American revolutionaries. This army – allied with the Mexican Liberal Party, a socialist-anarchist […]

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Venezuela’s Chavez Asks Colombian Rebels To Seek Change Politically

June 18, 2008 by Staff

By Gary Ghirardi The world media story about Hugo Chávez’s recent proclamation on his weekly television show, that the Colombian revolutionary group, FARC, has become historically irrelevant, has surprised many in the U.S. Government and has been interpreted as an act of political expediency to get the U.S. State department off his back as a […]

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Because of Mainstream Media Censorship of Global Protests Against High Costs of Fuel – Here’s the News:

June 17, 2008 by Frank Gormlie

OCEAN BEACH, CA. The San Diego Union-Tribune continues its censorship and blackout of news about the global protests against the high costs of fuel. Okay, there was some news, particularly about what’s going on in South Korea. But by and large, the explosive news from Spain, Thailand, France, the Philippines, Portugal is being censored. Because […]

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Federal Judge Grants Blackwater Okay to Continue Border Training Facility

June 17, 2008 by Staff

City Attorney Aguirre to pursue appeal, says City Council has right to make land-use decisions By Tanya Mannes / UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER / June 17, 2008 SAN DIEGO – A federal judge has granted an injunction to Blackwater Worldwide, allowing the company to continue operating its military training center in Otay Mesa. The company’s permits […]

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Defaced Idaho stop signs with anti-war message for sale

June 17, 2008 by Staff

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — A war protest in which 179 stop signs were defaced by stenciling the word “war” in white letters under the “stop” has morphed into an exercise in free market capitalism. A judge ordered that at least some of the defaced stop signs belonged to the people who vandalized […]

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Blackwater’s Private Spies

June 12, 2008 by Staff

by Jeremy Scahill / The Nation / June 5, 2008 This past September, the secretive mercenary company Blackwater USA found its name splashed across front pages throughout the world after the company’s shooters gunned down seventeen Iraqi civilians in Baghdad’s Nisour Square. But by early 2008, Blackwater had largely receded from the headlines save for […]

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U-T Reports: 70 Protest Blackwater Facility at Border

June 11, 2008 by Staff

By Tanya Mannes / UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF / June 11, 2008 OTAY MESA – About 70 people, many wearing green “Stop Blackwater” T-shirts, protested Wednesday afternoon across the street from the warehouse facility where Blackwater Worldwide is training Navy sailors in law-enforcement tactics. Tom Lamb, a retired geologist who lives in Deer Horn Valley, held a […]

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Two dead in Europe fuel protests

June 11, 2008 by Staff

Two lorry drivers have been killed in fuel protests in Spain and Portugal as the hauliers’ strike continues. BBC / June 11, 2008 One was killed in the Spanish city of Granada when he was run over by a van trying to drive through a picket line. The other driver died after reportedly trying to […]

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Fuel Protests Erupt in Asia As Oil Hits $139 a Barrel

June 9, 2008 by Staff

By Kevin Sullivan / Washington Post Foreign Service / Wednesday, June 11, 2008 LONDON, June 10 — Protests over soaring fuel prices erupted in Asia on Tuesday as truckers in Hong Kong and tire-burning demonstrators in India and Nepal added their angry voices to protests that began last month in Europe.

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Canadian Parliament Votes In Favor of U.S. War Resisters

June 3, 2008 by Staff

by Gerry Condon Today the Canadian Parliament made a historic vote in favor of U.S. war resisters who are seeking a safe haven in Canada rather than fight in the illegal occupation of Iraq. The vote in the House of Commons was 137-110, with all the opposition parties – the Liberal Party, the New Democratic […]

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Why Some People Won’t Be Voting For Jerry Sanders For Mayor

June 2, 2008 by Staff

Questions still remain about Sanders’ role during the 1984 McDonalds Massacre in San Ysidro SAN DIEGO, CA. Some people still find it difficult to vote for Jerry Sanders for mayor of San Diego – or for anything – based on his performance on the day of the tragedy of the McDonalds Massacre on July 18, […]

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Alarming Swallow Die-off Sparks County Vet Investigation

May 30, 2008 by Staff

Over 100 Local Deaths of Cliff Swallows At Otay Lakes Parallel 100 Deaths At Lake Arrowhead By Mike Lee / Union-Tribune / May 30, 2008 The recent deaths of nearly 100 cliff swallows near the public dock at Lower Otay Lake – plus five deaths reported yesterday at El Capitan Reservoir – have created a […]

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Court Decision On Blackwater’s TRO Against City of San Diego Delayed

May 30, 2008 by Frank Gormlie

SAN DIEGO, CA. Today, May 30, U.S. District Court Judge Marilyn L. Huff said that she will not decide whether to issue Blackwater’s request for a Temporary Restraining Order against the City of San Diego until next Tuesday, June 3. At that hearing, she will decide whether to order San Diego City officials to issue […]

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ACTION ALERT: Blackwater’s Motion To Be Heard in Federal Court Friday, May 30th

May 29, 2008 by Frank Gormlie

Protest Against Blackwater Friday at 12:30 at Federal Courthouse SAN DIEGO, CA. Apparently, Blackwater’s motion for a temporary restraining order against the City of San Diego will be heard Friday, May 30th in the early afternoon. People are being asked to please come to the Federal Court House at 12:30 p.m. for a demonstration! Bring […]

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May 27, 2008 by Frank Gormlie

Mercenary company initiates legal action against San Diego in order to open their “vocational school” on time SAN DIEGO, CA. Local peace activists have learned today that the Blackwater parent company has filed a lawsuit against the City of San Diego to restrain the City from denying the company’s installation of a weapons training school-under […]

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Fear and Loathing in Prime Time – Immigration Myths and Cable News

May 23, 2008 by Staff

by Media Matters Action Network There are many problems facing the United States today: a faltering economy, a health-care crisis, and the continuing war in Iraq, to name a few. But viewers of some of the most prominent cable news programs are presented a different reality, one in which one issue stands above all others: […]

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Fifth 75 mile migrant trail walk for life next week

May 21, 2008 by Staff

Estimates are that 5,000 migrants have lost their lives crossing the border since the 1990s TUCSON — On Monday, May 26, for the fifth year in a row, a diverse group of people will begin a 75 mile walk to call attention to the human rights crisis that is occurring on our borders. We walk […]

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City Attorney Aguirre finds fault in Blackwater permits – Sanders halts work at border site

May 17, 2008 by Staff

By Tanya Mannes / San Diego Union-Tribune / May 17, 2008 OTAY MESA – Mayor Jerry Sanders yesterday ordered work to stop on Blackwater Worldwide’s proposed military training facility in Otay Mesa. The mayor was prompted by a legal opinion issued earlier in the afternoon by San Diego City Attorney Michael Aguirre. The opinion found […]

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Filner Calls for City Investigation of Blackwater Contract

May 2, 2008 by Staff

Congressman Bob Filner on May 1 called on San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders to investigate the permit that Blackwater received as a “vocational trade school.” Filner also asked for Mayor Sanders’ support in preventing Blackwater’s presence in San Diego . Attached is a copy of the letter, which was also sent to all eight San […]

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José Can You See? Bush’s Trojan Taco

April 21, 2008 by Staff

Bush Using NAFTA to Eliminate Laws on Health, Safety, Labor, Environment By Greg Palast Psst! George Bush has a secret. While you Democrats are pounding each other to a pulp in Pennsylvania, the President has snuck back down to New Orleans for a meeting of the NAFTA Three: the Prime Minister of Canada and the […]

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A Path of Peace Pursued: Ecuador Resolves Differences with Colombia at Summit

March 9, 2008 by Staff

Introduction by Gary Ghirardi In a week that saw much concern for the escalation of a conflict that could have led to the beginning of a tri-national border conflict, Venezuela and Ecuador have come to an agreement with Colombia to pursue a peaceful resolution, for now. My wife, Sandra Angeleri appeared on TeleSur, the left […]

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Why the Zapatistas Are Preparing for War

January 28, 2008 by Staff

The Color Red, “26 Communities” and La Otra by Mary Ann Tenuto Sánchez Subcomandante Marcos got everyone’s attention when he presented “Feeling Red: The Calendar and Geography of War” at a symposium in honor of the late Andrés Aubry in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas. Marcos announced that they (the EZLN) would not be […]

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