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Haiti’s Human Rights Abuses and its War on Journalists

Timothy Alexander Guzman, Silent Crow News – The United Nations Human Rights monitor Michel Forst who recently resigned from his position due to “difficulties” he faced with the Martelly government according to the Director of the National Network for the Defense of Human Rights, Pierre Esperance.  Forst sent a letter to the Haitian Press criticizing the Haitian government of Michel Martelly…

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AFRICOM Prepares for more Conflicts in Mali, Nigeria and Somalia

Timothy Alexander Guzman, Silent Crow News – Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) in Northern Mali is a direct threat to US national security interests according to Major General Carter F. Ham during a House Armed Services Committee hearing on March 15th, 2013.  Ham said that although there have been progress in AFRICOM’s mission; new threats have emerged this year…

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When “War is Peace”: “Peace Prizes” Awarded to War Criminals

Timothy Alexander Guzman, Silent Crow News – French President François Hollande was awarded UNESCO’s Félix Houphouët-Boigny Peace Prize for “valuable contribution to peace and stability in Africa” according to the United Nations website: www.un.org.  Former Mozambique President Joaquim Chissano, chaired the Jury of the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Peace Prize stated that “After analyzing the global situation, it is Africa that held…

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Kosovo to get an army in June

Voice of Russia, SETimes.com – Kosovo is planning to convert its lightly-armed Kosovo Security Force into a full-fledged army.  Established in 2009, the force consists of 2,500 active and 800 reserve members and is primarily responsible for crisis response. Over the past few years, it has been intensively trained by KFOR, which reports to NATO. Based on the Kosovo Security…

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From “The Battle of Algiers” to the Intervention of Mali: French Imperialism, Resistance Movements and False Flag Terrorism

Timothy Alexander Guzman, Silent Crow News – Gillo Pontecorvo’s 1966 movie ‘The Battle of Algiers’ was an award winning film based on the Algerian War (1954-1962) between the Algerian independence movement called the National Liberation Front (FLN) who launched a Guerilla War against French occupation.  Algeria eventually won its independence on July 5th, 1962.  Algerian nationals were treated as second-class citizens who were discriminated…

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As Venezuela’s Struggle Continues, Chavez Government Prepares Nation for Defense in 2013

Timothy Alexander Guzman, Silent Crow News – President Hugo Chavez has been fighting cancer since June of 2011. Back on December 11th, 2012, Chavez received his 4th cancer operation but suffered respiratory problems afterwards, but has recovered according to the Associated Press on December 18, 2012. During his ordeal, Chavez has named Nicolas Maduro, his Vice President and Minister of…

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Descent Into Holy War

Patrick Cockburn, Counterpunch – Damascus. It is one of the most horrifying videos of the war in Syria. It shows two men being beheaded by Syrian rebels, one of them by a child. He hacks with a machete at the neck of a middle-aged man who has been forced to lie in the street with his head on a concrete…

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The troubled Middle East and NATO’s future plans

Natalia Meden, Strategic Culture Foundation – The West is generously adding fuel to the fire in order to speed up the fall of the Syrian regime. Will it come to a military intervention? In any event, the United States has developed specific plans for a military intervention, which are already being undertaken. According to the Secretary General of NATO, the…

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The Pussy Riot Con Game

Timothy Alexander Guzman, Silent Crow News – The controversy behind the Punk Rock group Pussy Riot and the issue of freedom of expression in Russia raised concern for activists and celebrities across the world. The court sentenced each member to two years in prison with the charge of “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred” for the “Punk Prayer” protest at the…

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America Invades Africa: The Resource War and the Coming Invasion of Mali

Timothy Alexander Guzman, Silent Crow News – The United States African Command (AFRICOM) was created in 2007 under then Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld in the Bush Administration as a Military Command center that covers the entire continent of Africa.  They wanted to create a permanent footprint in Africa to maintain the peace and security it desires that is deemed beneficial for…

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Will Syria be a new Iraq, and will Hillary Clinton be a new Colin Powell?

Boris Volkhonsky, Voice of Russia – As reported by the Washington Post, senior US officials including President Barack Obama warned Syrian President Bashar Assad that deploying chemical weapons is “totally unacceptable,” after what US officials said were new intelligence reports that the Damascus government is preparing such munitions for possible use. It all started with the outgoing Secretary of State…

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Malaysia: Victim of America’s “Irregular Warfare” Ops?

Nile Bowie, Global Research – The issue of civil society groups receiving foreign funding has been a major point of discussion in Malaysia during recent times, causing controversy and drawing criticism from activists to members of Parliament alike. Some activists tend to view Putrajaya’s investigation into rights advocacy groups like SUARAM (a noted recipient of foreign funding) as a desperate attempt to…

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