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The Raft of the Medusa....all aboard!

Monday, 23 February 2009, 10:48 am | Toni Solo

So there you have it then. Gordon Brown, incumbent of Number 10 Gin Lane, gets his old-fashioned-credit-boom come-uppance. Rumsfeld's New Europe begs Old Europe for a dime - but Old Europe is bust too. A new Great Decider rises up out of Washington's ... More >>

MANIFESTO & PETITION : In Defence of Nicaragua

Thursday, 5 February 2009, 3:07 pm | Toni Solo

Ever since the FSLN took office in January 2007, the US government and its European allies have worked hard to deny or discredit the sharp trends for positive change achieved by the new Sandinista administration. Health indicators like maternal mortality ... More >>

A Nicaraguan day out for genocide's Boswells

Sunday, 1 February 2009, 6:13 pm | Toni Solo

On January 11th, the UK's Observer newspaper published an article on Nicaragua . (1) The Observer is one of a group of prestigious social democrat European newspapers who all tend to filter news on Latin America via fiction, half-truths and downright ... More >>

Sacred monsters: footnote to the genocide in Gaza

Thursday, 8 January 2009, 11:08 am | Toni Solo

One can only hope Israel's genocide in Gaza makes it impossible in future for hypocritical, sadistic governments and their leaders, especially Israel's allies in North America and Europe, to defend Israel's occupation of Palestine. Those governments' sham efforts ... More >>

Pants on fire: Gioconda Belli's fraud-squad

Tuesday, 6 January 2009, 10:26 am | Toni Solo

A more transparent example of persistent deceit and falsehood would be hard to find than the current campaign attempting to discredit Nicaragua's municipal elections of November 9th. The controversy makes little sense in isolation. It is the latest ... More >>

Nicaragua: Diverse varieties of fraud

Tuesday, 16 December 2008, 1:15 pm | Toni Solo

When Baudelaire addressed his reader in the poem of that name with the tautological salute, "you, hypocrite reader" he was recognising people's unavoidable moral, emotional and intellectual discontinuities. Few evade for long the knot of contradiction, fictions ... More >>

ALBA and the imperial protection racket

Thursday, 4 December 2008, 9:55 am | Toni Solo

For years it has been more than clear the course US and European Union policy would take towards the progressive governments of Latin America. Even in December 2006 it was possible to write "One can only hope Latin America's Spring endures longer ... More >>

Grotesque electoral fraud in Nicaragua

Monday, 24 November 2008, 10:16 am | Toni Solo

Nicragua's voters in November 9th's municipal elections were the victims of grotesque election fraud, prepared well in advance and predictably consummated, once the voting stations closed on January 9th. The perpetrators and protagonists were the losing ... More >>

Nicaragua: prelude to a Central American Gaza?

Monday, 24 November 2008, 9:40 am | Toni Solo

The final results of Nicaragua's local elections have now been declared after much confusion caused by an unprecedented campaign of disruption by the biggest losing opposition party, the Partido Liberal Constitucionalista. Five political parties ... More >>

ALBA: dumping theory, rediscovering humanity

Thursday, 20 November 2008, 10:13 am | Toni Solo

The deep revolutionary change the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA) has contributed to human progress is its insistence on the moral dimension of economic policy. No capitalist framework would have been able to develop a commitment to accessible ... More >>

Toni Solo: varieties of imperial decline

Sunday, 9 November 2008, 6:13 pm | Toni Solo

One's heart goes out to the huge numbers of sincere and concerned people in the United States who voted in good faith. That they bought a pig-in-a-poke will probably only become clear after a long, unhappy trek through frustrating anticlimax via sharp ... More >>

UK Guardian: a new propaganda nadir

Tuesday, 21 October 2008, 12:52 pm | Toni Solo

On October 14th, the Guardian published a fine example of disingenuous slitheriness and downright mendacity with Rory Carroll's disinformation gem in defence of fellow Guardian writer Gioconda Belli's dissident Sandinista colleagues in Nicaragua. The ... More >>

The Liquidity of the Oligarchs

Wednesday, 15 October 2008, 11:52 am | Toni Solo

Everything is too neatly scripted. Prominent serious warnings from respected establishment figures of a crash, ignored since at least 2003. Prolonged coordinated currency devaluation of the dollar and increases in money supply. That steady inflationary trend of the ... More >>

Globalization and terror: the market fairground

Thursday, 9 October 2008, 1:23 pm | Toni Solo

"Unclean!..." Who could they be? Those bedlam-creature politicians hooked together by chains of debt filing across the television screens? A spike in the markets. Jerk. Their faces flush, feverish eyes light up. A plunge in the currency. Flop. The pallor ... More >>

Varieties of imperial decline: crash inventory

Monday, 29 September 2008, 12:40 am | Toni Solo

China and Venezuela have agreed plans for Venezuela to increase its oil exports to China to one million barrels a day. They will build at least one refinery to increase China's refining capacity and also one in Venezuela. Together the two countries will ... More >>

Oil, dollar volatility and ALBA

Monday, 18 August 2008, 4:15 pm | Toni Solo

At the end of July, Alberto Guevara , Nicaragua's Treasury Minister, just back from a successful meeting with the IMF in Washington, remarked, ", at a time when we really are beginning to have some success in our macroeconomic programmes, we ... More >>

Venezuela: amateur dramatics, false witness

Tuesday, 29 July 2008, 12:48 am | Toni Solo

Shakespeare foresaw Thomas Shannon's July 17th Statement to Congress on Venezuela by four hundred years. There he was, the Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, mewling about Venezuelan President, Hugo Chavez, giving the United ... More >>

Globalization and terror - Western Bloc barbarism

Tuesday, 15 July 2008, 3:31 pm | Toni Solo

It has not always been so hard to map the frontiers of North Atlantic Treaty Organization country foreign policy beyond which US imperialism goes it alone. Nor, until now, have NATO countries' relations with Israel encroached so blatantly on the enduring ... More >>

The Foggy Bottom Cuckoo: editions worldwide

Tuesday, 1 July 2008, 12:37 am | Toni Solo

The US State Department's little known but widely read propaganda sheet, the Foggy Bottom Cuckoo, has editions in the liberal press of most Western Bloc countries. In the US, it usually pokes its beak out of the Washington Post or the New York Times. ... More >>

Nicaragua: do what we want or else...

Sunday, 29 June 2008, 10:12 pm | Toni Solo

Anyone stepping back from the recent hyped-up drama engineered by the minority right wing parties in Nicaragua and their overseas allies will see all the tell-tale signs of yet another instance of NATO country government intervention in the region. The ... More >>