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SCOOP COMMENT & OPINION:
Mexico: Julie Webb-Pullman Reports On A Protest Turning Ugly In Oaxaca
Media & Finance: John Deuss The Publisher
Green-Washing: GE, BP and Wal-Mart Exercise Their Ecomaginations
New Orleans: Greg Palast Releases Big Easy to Big Empty
Iraq: As Dad's Friends Say "Pullout" – Dubya Says Hold-up!
Impeachment: Extracts From Elizabeth de la Vega's United States v. George W. Bush et al.
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Mexico: Julie Webb-Pullman Reports On A Protest Turning Ugly In Oaxaca

- The Popular Assembly of the Peoples of Oaxaca (APPO) protest marches in Oaxaca of 20 and 25 November have seen an unprecedented escalation of violence, the former resulting in over 50 requiring hospitalisation and more than 100 detained, and that of last weekend in at least 3 deaths, scores requiring hospitalisation and scores more injured, and more than 150 detained by police. Whilst on 20 November the police activity was largely confined to attacks on marchers, on 25 November the indiscriminate police tactics of Atenco were evident, with people being rounded up off the street, and houses entered and people seized from within them. See... Julie Webb-Pullman: Oaxaca – Means and Ends [1] MORE:

  • Narconews - Giordano: The Coup d’Etat in Mexico [2]
  • Council on Hemispheric Affairs - Revolution In Mexico Cannot Be Ruled Out [3]
  • EARLIER:
  • Julie Webb-Pullman - Mexico: The Good, The Bad, And The Hopeful [4] & NZer Trapped In Oaxaca - Crackdown Underway [5]
  • Narconews: An Affront to the People of Oaxaca [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0612/S00050.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0612/S00019.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0612/S00058.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00433.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00437.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00478.htm


    Media & Finance: John Deuss The Publisher

    - THE HUSH HUSH nature of the John Deuss investigation related to VAT-skimming deposits at his offshore First Curacao International Bank gives the impression that deeper politics are at play. And with the media having reduced Deuss to a balance sheet over the financial tangle -- even the usually respectable Guardian newspaper sinking into the Big Muddy with a story attributing Deuss' childhood scars to firebombing by anti-apartheid activists -- I decided to contact two former editors of Deuss' Chief Executive magazine for their perspective on the man. See... Mazur: John Deuss' Editors On Record On The Man [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0612/S00031.htm


    Green-Washing: GE, BP and Wal-Mart Exercise Their Ecomaginations

    It starts with a light bulb. But not just any run of the mill watt-sucker—this is the much-touted CFL, the energy-saver that lasts ten times as long while using only one quarter of the electricity of the average incandescent. Accompanied by a press kit from General Electric’s new “Ecomagination” division, the wonderbulb rests cozily inside a bright green recycled cardboard sleeve covered with big, overlapping words like “sustainability,” “commitment,” “environment” and “conserve.” Charles Shaw: Stealing Green [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0612/S00049.htm


    New Orleans: Greg Palast Releases Big Easy to Big Empty

    - Just released today: Big Easy to Big Empty DVD—the real story of how the White House drowned New Orleans and holds it underwater today. On August 22, my producer and I were charged by the Department of Homeland Security with violating anti-terror laws—we upset them for filming the bad guys. While the charges were dropped (whew!) we still have the film—originally made for Democracy Now! and LinkTV. See... Get the Film that Got Us Busted! [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0612/S00045.htm


    Iraq: As Dad's Friends Say "Pullout" – Dubya Says Hold-up!

    - President Bush outright rejected calls for the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq Thursday, setting the stage for what will likely be a bitter showdown between the White House and the new Democratic leadership in both houses of Congress, who insist that the cornerstone of US policy in Iraq going forward must include a firm timetable by the administration for when US soldiers will return home. See... Jason Leopold: Pullout-Pullback Battle Looms [1] MORE:

  • Washington Post - Link: Iraq Study Group to Call for Troop Pullback [2]
  • Jason Leopold - Report: US Still Manipulating Iraq Intelligence [3]
  • CNN - Link: Colin Powell Says Iraq in a "Civil War" [4]
  • David Swanson - David Swanson: Closer to Home [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0612/S00047.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0612/S00035.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0612/S00024.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0612/S00017.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0612/S00016.htm


    Impeachment: Extracts From Elizabeth de la Vega's United States v. George W. Bush et al.

    - Assistant United States Attorney: Good morning, Ladies and Gentlemen. We're here today in the case of United States v. George W. Bush et al. In addition to President Bush, the defendants are Vice President Richard B. Cheney, former National Security ... See... Elizabeth de la Vega: Indictment US v GWB et al. [1] & Elizabeth de la Vega: Bringing Bush to Court (1) [2] MORE:

  • David Swanson - Swanson: Hearings on Bush Crimes Will Unite Nation [3]
  • Afterdowningstreet.Org - Gore Vidal Audio Message: What To Do Next? [4]
  • New Book: United States v. George W. Bush et al [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0612/S00009.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0612/S00008.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0612/S00034.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0612/S00007.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0611/S00353.htm


    MORE SCOOP COMMENT & OPINION:

  • Toni Solo - Remaking Antigone - The Cuba Five [1]
  • Russell Brown & The Public Address System - Public Address 01/12/06 - Aggregate Me, Baby! [2] & Public Address 30/11/06 - Citizen Key II [3]
  • Steve McKinley - Nicky Hager: Late-Capitalisms True Punk Rocker [4]
  • Tortilla con Sal - Rebelion: The Artful Fitting-Up Of Fredy Muñoz [5]
  • UQ Wire - How Bin Laden's Master Spy Penetrated the CIA [6]
  • Mark Levey - The History of Political Dirty-Tricks [7]
  • Russ Wellen - Hitting The Snooze Button On The Iran Alarm [8]
  • Peter Rost M.D. - Whistleblowers: Fired, Silenced . . . And Killed! [9] & Pfizer's Shell Game: Cuts 20% Of Sales Force [10]
  • John Gideon - Daily Voting News For December 1, 2006 [11] , November 30, 2006 [12] & November 28-29, 2006 [13]
  • Scoop Link - Security of Electronic Voting Condemned by NIST [14]
  • Bill Berkowitz - Charles Colson's Complaint [15]
  • Kelpie Wilson - The Fallible Patriarch [16]
  • Bhupal Lamichhaney - Indo Nepal Relation: Too Early to Judge!! [17]
  • Scoop Link - U.S. Congress to Look at Voting Problems [18]
  • Ramzy Baroud - Ethnic Cleansing And Israel’s Racist Discourse [19]
  • Ann Wright - Torture, Geneva Conv. & the School of the Americas [20]
  • Lawrence R. Velvel - Pretending November 7th Never Happened [21]
  • William Fisher - Not Flying While Muslim [22]
  • Scoop Blogwatch - The Sinking Of The Trawler Gaul – Case Reopened [23]
  • Paul Levy - Paul Levy: Illuminated By Darkness [24]
  • Atlanta Progressive News - APN: E-Voting Critic Runs for Dem Chair in Georgia [25]
  • Sherwood Ross - Critical Thinking By Voters Burst Neocon Bubble [26]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0612/S00020.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0612/S00048.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0612/S00027.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0612/S00026.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0612/S00013.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0612/S00046.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0612/S00032.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0612/S00042.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0612/S00044.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0612/S00004.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0612/S00043.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0612/S00039.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0612/S00010.htm
    [14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0612/S00041.htm
    [15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0612/S00040.htm
    [16] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0612/S00038.htm
    [17] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0612/S00037.htm
    [18] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0612/S00036.htm
    [19] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0612/S00033.htm
    [20] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0612/S00023.htm
    [21] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0612/S00022.htm
    [22] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0612/S00021.htm
    [23] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0612/S00014.htm
    [24] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0612/S00012.htm
    [25] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0612/S00006.htm
    [26] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0612/S00005.htm

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