Issue #. 136. August 2007

Electronic Journal & Daily Weblog

COLOMBIA'S PARAMILITARY PARADOX
Far-Right Militias Survive "Peace Process" and "Para-Politics" Scandal
by Memo Montevino, WW4 REPORT

COLOMBIA: "DEMOBILIZED" PARAS TERRORIZE PEASANTS
from Weekly News Update on the Americas

IRAN: THE ANTI-IMPERIALIST CASE AGAINST NUCLEAR POWER
by Reza Fiyouzat, Dissident Voice

IRAN: STATE STILL STONES WOMEN
by Assieh Amini, Stop Stoning Forever Campaign

ROMA FACE COERCIVE STERILIZATION
"Verging on Genocide" in the Czech Republic?
by Gwendolyn Albert, WW4 REPORT

Book Review:
INSURGENT SYRIA, 1925
Occupied Iraq's Not-So-Distant Mirror
by Bill Weinberg, Middle East Policy

URGENT APPEAL TO OUR READERS

"They invaded Iraq knowing...that it was very likely to increase the threat of terror. That demonstrates what their priorities are. Furthermore, they're thoroughly reasonable priorities. They don't care about the threat of terror. What they care about is having military bases in a dependent client state right at the heart of the oil-producing region. That's important. Not because the US wants the oil—its going to get the oil one way or another on the market. But it wants to control the oil. A totally different matter. These things are constantly obscured. Control of oil has been known since the 1940s as a major lever of world control against your enemies. And US enemies are Europe and Asia—those are the regions of the world that could move towards independence. One of the ways to prevent that is to keep your hand on the spigot."

—Noam Chomsky, "War Crimes and Imperial Fantasies," interview by David Barsamian, International Socialist Review, September-October 2004

Exit Poll: Is it incumbent on anti-imperialists in the West to support Iran's right to develop nuclear power, as some on the left argue? Or is it possible to oppose imperialist designs on Iran while still maintaining a consistent position against nuclear development anywhere in the world?

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