Archive for June 29th, 2010

Australian regime change hits a rough patch

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Ajit Randeniya The world outside Australia probably failed to notice one of the most significant political events, an Australian regime change: for the first time in Australian history, an elected prime minister was ousted during the first term of his government. The unprecedented ousting followed an intensive twelve hour coup orchestrated by groups outside the […]

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Eric Solheim says he called the Tamil Tigers to surrender. What!

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent. Gloucester. Ontario. K1J 6G1. Canada 29 November 2010 Hon.Erik Solheim Norwegian Environment & International Development Minister Government of Norway Oslo, Norway Hei! Erik: “Surrender would have saved thousands of live” you had said during the Sunday Times interview.  “We called upon the LTTE to come to an organized stop (or […]

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The Travels of a Journalist–37, THUGS VANDALISE VEHICLE IN DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

By Shelton A. Gunaratne © 2010 As my Fullerton Year (1983) was rapidly coming to a close, I realized that we””‚Junius, Yoke-Sim and I””‚had not spent much time exploring the multitude of attractions available in downtown Los Angeles even though we had been to numerous nooks and corners of California that many an inveterate native […]

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Who united with whom in the United Nations by whom to serve whom?(Part 9-B)

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Geethanjana Kudaligamage Rajapakse, regional politics, “Eurocentric Developmentalism” and the western hegemony (Part 9-B) “European philosophy reduplicates Western foreign policy, where democracy at home is maintained through colonial or neo-colonial oppression abroad” (Emanuel Levinas) Eighteen years ago, the “ƒ”¹…”Human Development Report 1992 (35)’ issued by the UNO reveled frightening facts. It says that the wealthiest 20% […]

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WAR & PEACE

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Ranjit Wickremeratne War is an ugly word. When cold war was over new wars started in many parts of the world by different groups with different ideologise. Those days they waged wars to conquer another country but now it’s different Its holy wars between Chirsitians and Muslims or wage wars to have separate lands by […]

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The lies & double standards of International Humanitarian Laws

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Shenali Waduge What we face today is One standard international law but Double-standards in its application. We have countries like the US & alliances commit war crimes as a matter of institutional necessity to maintain their imperial role & ensure favorable climates of investments & advance capitalism, we have countries that have supported despots like […]

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USA Trying to Impose the Kosovo Model in Sri Lanka

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

– Kumar Moses USA has “strongly urged” the Sri Lankan government to make use of the “panel”(1). Now that came as a surprise to some; didn’t it?  And how strange that it was appointed just a week after “fact finding missions” by four US top officials. (2) The cat is out the bag! It is […]

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