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You Are Being Lied to About Pirates

Pirates were the first people to rebel against this world. They mutinied against their tyrannical captains – and created a different way of working on the seas. Once they had a ship, the pirates elected their captains, and made all their decisions collectively. They shared their bounty out in what Rediker calls “one of the [...]

A cruelty the world ignores

Violence in Somalia has created a humanitarian crisis without equal, but it is being barely noticed

Guess who’s coming to Canada?

WATCH THIS GREAT VIDEO, Produced  By our Friend Alex. More war. Less democracy.  Guess who’s coming to Canada? U.S. President George W. Bush, Mexican President Felipe Calderón, and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper meet in Montebello, Quebec in  August 2007 to advance a “Security and Prosperity Partnership” (SPP) or ‘NAFTA with guns’ — [...]

Somalia: The hidden war for oil

Carl Bloice elucidates the failure or unwillingness of the Western media to accurately report the invasion and occupation of Somalia by a US backed Ethiopian government. He asserts that behind the US-Ethiopian political alliance lies a strategic move to secure positioning in this oil region.


The United States, heavily engaged in Afghanistan and Iraq in its global war on terror, is now fighting on a third front in Somalia. Washington assembled an anti-terrorist coalition in the Gulf of Aden in 2001 and it is clear from recent air raids and the deployment of US battleships that it regards the Horn [...]

Oil in Darfur? Special Opps in Somalia?

This Global Research article discusses the concept of humanitarian intervention and the different actors involved – as well as their associated motivations – in pushing for intervention. In the case of Darfur, the author argues that a complex web including corporations, nongovernmental organizations and Western media outlets are all complicit in pushing governments to act [...]

AFP: Experts warn US air raids in Somalia may be inefficient, harmful

“US air raids in Somalia to flush out suspect Al-Qaeda operatives may be ineffective in fighting terrorism and risk making the country’s Muslim population more radical, regional experts warn.”

US Hides True Intentions in Somalia

“The US has launched attacks against southern Somalia with airstrikes from helicopters and AC-130 gunships. Reports say that dozens of people are dead. The official justification for the attack was to kill an alleged Al-Qaeda cell in the country. As with Iraq, where the links between Saddam Hussein and the Al-Qaeda network were never established [...]

U.S. Launches Targeted Assassination Air Strikes in Somalia, Many Reported Killed

U.S. Special Operations forces have launched a pair of air strikes on Somalia. Many people are believed to have been killed. The Pentagon says the target of the strikes were members of Al Qaeda connected to the 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam.

Somalia: Is Iraq or Uganda the model?

Ernie Regehr: The Iraq analogy for Somalia certainly has the feel of realism, especially compared to the air of faint optimism on which the Ugandan model depends, but either version of Somalia’s future is still possible.