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Varieties of imperial decline - the failure of Europe

Monday, 23 July 2012, 3:03 pm | Toni Solo

It is difficult to overstate the slyness, arrogance and cynicism of the economic and political leadership of the Western Bloc countries in North America, Europe and their Pacific allies. Their economic, political and moral betrayal of their peoples ... More >>

Libya: Illustrious corpses—the truth is always revolutionary

Wednesday, 28 September 2011, 12:03 pm | Toni Solo

Right now in Libya the UN recognized government and its NATO masters are bombing hundreds of civilians to death in Sirte, Bani Walid and Sabha. They have bombed schools and hospitals and murdered whole families. This infamy was sanctioned by the UN from ... More >>

Libya: the latest offensive in the West's war on humanity

Tuesday, 29 March 2011, 2:03 pm | Toni Solo

Events in Libya have confirmed that the West is fated to inflict on humanity the demented moral hypocrisy of its peoples and the malevolent avarice of their ruling élites. North American and European corporate propaganda media have recited a relentless ... More >>

Darkness visible : US diplomacy in Nicaragua

Wednesday, 9 March 2011, 12:08 pm | Toni Solo

Any Hollywood film director casting for Lucifer and his fallen host for a film of Milton's "Paradise Lost" need look no further than the generation of US diplomats contemporary with John Dmitri Negroponte. Negroponte was the suave, cynical, death ... More >>

Importance of the Resistance national assembly in Honduras

Tuesday, 25 January 2011, 2:22 pm | Toni Solo

In Honduras, there seems little chance of a short term solution to the continuing stalemate between Porfirio Lobo's de facto regime and the National Popular Resistance Front (FNRP). Both sides face intractable diffciulties. For Porfirio Lobo, the insuperable ... More >>

Latin America and Nicaragua - taking stock

Wednesday, 12 January 2011, 10:19 am | Toni Solo

Steadily improving financial and economic conditions through 2010 were an important boost for people in Nicaragua and for the country's Sandinista government. Despite the worldwide recession in 2009, Nicaragua's government protected the living standards ... More >>

Wikileaks and Nicaragua

Tuesday, 14 December 2010, 11:34 am | Toni Solo

What has so far been written about the Wikileaks has tended to fudge the ideological aspect of the activities of Julian Assange and his collaborators. Wikileaks is a libertarian project and libertarian politics are not necessarily progressive. That ... More >>

Dark Alliance - the New York Times on Nicaragua

Monday, 22 November 2010, 4:00 pm | Toni Solo

December 10th this year will be the sixth anniversary of the death of Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Gary Webb. Webb wrote a series of articles in the late 1990s revealing that the CIA facilitated large scale narcotics imports from Latin America into the ... More >>

The Washington Post : it tolls for thee

Wednesday, 3 November 2010, 2:24 pm | Toni Solo

“The American fascist would prefer not to use violence. His method is to poison the channels of public information. With a fascist the problem is never how best to present the truth to the public but how best to use the news to deceive the public ... More >>

COHA, ALBA and the propaganda war in Nicaragua

Wednesday, 6 October 2010, 11:03 am | Toni Solo

To answer the question why the United States stumbles from one foreign policy disaster to another, one has only to consider the disinformation its intellectual classes feed into public policy debate. Latin American intellectuals from Rodó to Retamar ... More >>

Toni Solo: McNews in Nicaragua

Sunday, 22 August 2010, 8:13 pm | Toni Solo

McClatchy News has again convincingly demonstrated the complicity of mainstream corporate news media as the pliant propaganda arm of the US State Department. McClatchy reporter Tim Johnson wrote a brace of articles (1) based on what was clearly a brief visit ... More >>

Toni Solo: Disappearing Nicaragua

Wednesday, 21 July 2010, 6:34 pm | Toni Solo

July 19th this year was the 31st anniversary of the Sandinista Revolution in Nicaragua. It also marked three and a half years of steady and important economic, social and cultural advances as well as improvements in civil and political rights under the ... More >>

Deficits for oligarchs, cuts for the plebs

Wednesday, 23 June 2010, 2:17 pm | Toni Solo

The conventional view of deficits resulting from public sector borrowing is that excessive deficits absorb financial resources available for private sector investment, tending to drive up interest rates. That supposedly affects the economy's ability ... More >>

ALBA, Nicaragua and the end of Liberalism

Saturday, 1 May 2010, 11:48 am | Toni Solo

The economic and political power of Western Bloc countries – the USA, Canada, the leading European countries and their Pacific allies – is rooted in the economic and military advantage they seized in the centuries of colonial expansion. They have ... More >>

Nicaragua : psy-warfare v reality

Friday, 5 March 2010, 4:03 pm | Toni Solo

Nicaragua is in a similar position to Ingrid Bergman's protagonist in the 1944 film “Gaslight”, victim of a sinister conspiracy orchestrated by a murderous seducer-thief and his coldly calculating accomplice. In the film, Bergman plays a woman systematically ... More >>

Nicaragua : strategic model for regional change

Thursday, 18 February 2010, 11:02 am | Toni Solo

Current efforts to secure an amnesty for corrupt Right wing political leaders in Nicaragua are hugely embarrassing for international critics and enemies of Nicaragua's Sandinista government. The record of President Daniel Ortega's government makes the ... More >>

Varieties of eating dirt: US, Haiti & Nicaragua

Monday, 25 January 2010, 3:43 pm | Toni Solo

The US government and its international and regional allies view real autonomy and independence for Caribbean nations and for Central and South American countries as a threat. The US government response has been to militarize Latin America and the ... More >>

Nicaragua, ALBA and intellectual betrayal

Wednesday, 30 December 2009, 5:47 pm | Toni Solo

People in Latin America have frequently found themselves fighting regular forces and mercenary contractors coordinated ultimately by the United States Southern Command, the State Department and related US government bodies. That was true in Central America ... More >>

Nobel-winner Obama sets the scene for conflict

Monday, 23 November 2009, 11:45 am | Toni Solo

Because their economic system has failed, the US government and its allies are seeking to partially stem their relative decline by exploiting their military might around the world. In Latin America they are close to plunging Central America and the Andes ... More >>

Honduras: Good Neighbour Stiffs The Gentle Giant

Monday, 2 November 2009, 11:11 pm | Toni Solo

Most of what has happened in Honduras since the shock of the coup d'etat on June 28th has confounded traditional regional clichés and stereotypes about the country. On the other hand, events have reinforced longstanding and widely held opinions In ... More >>

 

 

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