Marcus Aurelius: Time for US to Get Serious About Setting Everyone Else “Ablaze”? — Sun Tzu Comment

Two articles follow:  one posits a seemingly global anti-US opposition, an Anti-American Network (AAN), and the other posits that political warfare is the answer to the Middle East portion of the problem.  IMHO, both are worth considering.  Further believe that, with respect to Boot & Doran’s approach, (a) coverage needs expansion to cover all the opponents Hirsch posits …

Michel Bauwens: Spanish P2P WIkispring on March 20

The Spanish P2P Wikisprint on March 20 Next Wednesday, March 20, a fascinating new stage in transnational cooperation will arrive when scores of commoners in twenty countries take part in a Spanish P2P Wikisprint, a coordinated effort to document and map the myriad peer to peer initiatives that exist in Latin America and Spain. The …

Open Power: Democracy Lost & Found Essay, Book Review Blurbs and Links [Updated 3 MAR 2015]

NEW: Kindle Book Open Power ($2.99) OLD: Core Documents for Both Initiatives (Free) OLD: the foundation book The Open Source Everything Manifesto ROBERT STEELE: There are two schools of thought on effecting political (and hence economic and social) reform. One school is the school of love — this school emphasizes trust building and doing no …

NIGHTWATCH: 6 Latin American Countries Reject Rio Pact

Organization of American States (OAS): For the record. At the end of the 42d General Assembly of OAS members in Bolivia, the foreign ministers of Bolivia, Ecuador, Venezuela and Nicaragua announced that their countries had decided to withdraw from the Inter-American of Reciprocal Assistance, better known as the Rio Pact. In making the announcement, Ecuadorian …

Mini-Me: Empire Flames on the Edges, Loses the Backyard

Huh? Latin America to be Innovative in Rio+20 Prensa Latina, 2 April 2012 Quito, Apr 2 (Prensa Latina) Latin America is the only region with capacity to propose innovative initiatives at the World Conference on Sustainable Development Río+20 in the context of today’s global crisis, said Mario Ruales, advisor for Environmental Affairs. Ruales told Prensa …

Mini-Me: Cuba-Venezuela Unite the South – CELAC

Gringos?  We don’t need no stinkin’ gringos… A Union is Born: Latin America in Revolution The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) by Eva Golinger Global Research, December 8, 2011 While much of the world is in crisis and protests are erupting throughout Europe and the United States, Latin American and Caribbean nations …

Cynthia McKinney: The Truth on Libya–Another War of Lies

LIBYA AND THE BIG LIE: USING HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS TO LAUNCH WARS Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya The war against Libya is built on fraud. The United Nations Security Council passed two resolutions against Libya on the basis of unproven claims, specifically that Colonel Muammar Qaddafi was killing his own people in Benghazi. The claim in its …

CrisisWatch Report N°86, 1 October 2010

Seven actual or potential conflict situations around the world deteriorated and none improved in September 2010, according to the latest issue of the International Crisis Group’s monthly bulletin CrisisWatch, released today. Guinea saw increased political and ethnic divisions, exacerbated by controversies related to the presidential elections. Two days of violent clashes in the capital between …

Central America Becomes World’s First Landmine-Free Region

Press Release — Embargoed until 18 June 2010, 9:00 am Managua Time (GMT-7) Managua, 18 June 2010 — As Nicaragua celebrates completion of its mine clearance activities, Central America becomes the world’s first landmine-free region, said the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) today. North and Central America, from the Arctic Circle to the Colombian …

Worth a Look: Sign-Up Today to Be Part of Human Transformation Project

This is not a new organization. It is a new goal for every organization. Signup to stay informed or help out… The first phase of Four Years Go will roll out in Feb 2010. Below the Fold:  complete explicatory email from Tom Atlee, America’s seer for co-intelligence and revolutionary activism. Skip letter (bad idea–multiple links …

SOUTHCOM Week in Review Ending 4 August 2009

Hot Topics AA: Chile, Panama with the highest rate of imprisoned population 07/30/09 BR: Growth With Equity: Brazils Path to Economic Recovery 08/03/09 CL: Chile requests additional time to clear mines along Bolivian border 07/29/09 CO: Chiquita CEOs sponsored terrorism in Colombia, now identified 08/01/09 CR: Michael O McCarthy interviews Costa Rican Presidential Candidate … 07/30/09 CU: Cuba Strengthens its Institutionalism 08/03/09 CU: Raul Castro: Cuba wont undo …