Category: Alternative Reader

As Ingrid Betancourt emerged after six-and-a-half years- sunken and shriveled but radiant with courage – one of the first people she thanked was Hugo Chavez. What? If you follow the news coverage, you have been told that the Venezuelan President supports the Farc thugs who have been holding her hostage. He paid them $300m to…

“The war in Iraq has absolutely nothing to do with oil,” so we were told. It actually is about oil, all along. BY BILL MOYERS AND MICHAEL WINSHIP Truthout.org ALTERNATIVE READER Posted by Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 22, July 6-12, 2008 Oh no, they told us, Iraq isn’t a war about oil. That’s cynical and…

“That secret operation was an excellent idea. It had the effect of drawing the Soviets into the Afghan trap … The day that the Soviets officially crossed the border, I wrote to President Carter: We now have the opportunity of giving to the Soviet Union its Vietnam war.” So said Zbigniew Brzezinski in a media…

When the history of this era is finally written, based on the Tai Chi Principle, Osama bin Laden and his scattering of followers may be credited for goading the fundamentalist leaders of the United States into using the power in their grasp so – not to put a fine point on it – stupidly and…

When the history of this era is finally written, based on the Tai Chi Principle, Osama bin Laden and his scattering of followers may be credited for goading the fundamentalist leaders of the United States into using the power in their grasp so – not to put a fine point on it – stupidly and…

BY DAVID BACON T r u t h o u t | Perspective ALTERNATIVE READER Posted by Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 14, May 11-17, 2008 In the big immigrant marches that swept the country on May Day in 2006 and 2007, one sign said it all: “We are Workers, not Criminals!” Often it was held…

President Bush says he knew his top national security advisors discussed and approved specific details about how high-value al Qaeda suspects would be interrogated by the Central Intelligence Agency, according to an exclusive interview with ABC News Friday. BY JAN CRAWFORD GREENBERG, HOWARD L. ROSENBERG AND ARIANE DE VOGUE ABC News/Truthout ALTERNATIVE READER Posted by…

The struggle will continue as long as oppression continues. We greet these movements. Your life is also our life, your pain is also our pain, your joy is also our joy, your losses are also our losses, and your victory we will celebrate. BY PATRICK MAC MANUS Denmark ALTERNATIVE READER Posted by Bulatlat Vol. VIII,…