George Bush, war criminal - Green Left Weekly, #694 17 January 2007

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Issue #694 17 January 2007
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Why Bush's 'new' Iraq strategy will fail
IRAQ: On January 10, US President George Bush unveiled his government's new plan for prosecuting Washington's almost four-year-old counterinsurgency war in Iraq, which in a December 20 interview with the Washington Post he for the first time acknowledged the US was "not winning".
> http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/694/36054

Somalia: Death and despair the 'benefits' of war on terror
SOMALIA: In what seems to be becoming a signature atrocity of US President George Bush's "war on terror", US air strikes hit a Somali wedding ceremony, according to a January 10 BBC Online report.
> http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/694/36064

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Carbon trading: a corporate scam
With climate change posing as one of the gravest threats to capital accumulation - not to mention humankind and our environment - in coming decades, it is little wonder that economists such as Sir Nick Stern, establishment politicians like Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown and US Democrat Al Gore, and financiers at the World Bank and in the City of London have begun warning the public and, in the process, birthing a market for carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
> http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/694/36065

The impact of carbon trading in the Third World
By Kevin Smith
The carbon offset industry was all about growth in 2006. The high-profile, Britain-based CarbonNeutral Company reported an annual turnover of £2.7 million, while the global market sold an estimated £60 million, and this figure was estimated to increase five times over in three years.
> http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/694/36066

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INTERNATIONAL

Mision Vuelvan Caras - changing lives in Venezuela
VENEZUELA Mision Vuelvan Caras, literally "about-face", is a social project — or mission — launched by the revolutionary government of Venezuela in 2004 to train and offer employment to thousands of people. It is changing the lives of a large number of the country's citizens, many of ...
> http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/694/36059

Venezuela's revolution accelerates
VENEZUELA Sending shockwaves through the corporate elite, on January 8 Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez declared his government's intention of reversing the privatisations that had been carried out by previous governments. Declaring "We're on our way to socialism, and nothing and no-one can prevent it"...
> http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/694/36058

Behind Fiji's coup
FIJI On December 5, after weeks of speculation, the commander of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces, Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama announced that he had overthrown the government of Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase in Fiji's third military coup in the past 20 years. On January 4,the military restore...
> http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/694/36060

Fatah moves towards coup against Hamas
PALESTINE More than 30 Palestinians have been killed in the past month in violence between Fatah and Hamas that flared up after Fatah-aligned President Mahmoud Abbas called on December 17 for new presidential and legislative elections.
> http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/694/36053

Rogue state threatens nuke attack against Iran
IRAN It seems like an overly cliched script with a plot so tired that even Hollywood's dross-marketing machine might think twice about touching it: a Mid-East nation led by an aggressive regime with a record of violating human rights whenever it feels like (which turns out to be often) threatens cou...
> http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/694/36055

Radical party to enter Indonesian politics
INDONESIA Almost nine years since the fall of the dictator Suharto, one word continues to dominate discussions of the widespread social discontent in Indonesia: "fragmentation".
> http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/694/36050

Saddam Hussein rushed to the gallows
IRAQ Saddam Hussein was rushed to the gallows as 2006 ended — a former dictator put to death under instructions from his one-time supporters in the US government.
> http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/694/36057

Arrests at anti-nuke protest in Faslane, Scotland
SCOTLAND Parliamentarians from the Scottish Socialist Party (SSP), the Dutch Socialist Party, the Greens and the Welsh nationalist Plaid Cymru party were arrested on January 8 following a protest at the Faslane nuclear submarine base on the River Clyde.
> http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/694/36056

COMMENT & ANALYSIS

OUR COMMON CAUSE "Aboriginal people across Queensland and across Australia have lost all confidence in the capacity of the criminal justice system to address our needs", Sam Watson, the Socialist Alliance spokesperson on Indigenous issues said about the latest explosion of Aboriginal rage, at the Cape York...
> http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/694/36073

Pro-choice activists are angry that the federal government has subcontracted parts of its $51 million National Pregnancy Telephone Hotline contract to anti-abortion groups.
> http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/694/36072

APEC: A tool to screw the poor
While starving Australia's public education and health services of funding, the Coalition government is planning to spend well over $200 million on the annual talk shop dressed up as a "leaders'summit" of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) scheduled for Sydney this Sep...
> http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/694/36069

Challenges ahead for student left
For the first time since the foundation of the National Union of Students (NUS) 15 years ago, Labor's right-wing student faction, Unity, was ousted from the office of general secretary at the NUS annual conference, held in Ballarat on December 4-7.
> http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/694/36090

Pulp mill controversy escalates
Woodchipping giant Gunns Ltd's proposed $1.4 billion pulp mill in northern Tasmania continues to be the subject of controversy. Gunns has expressed impatience over the delays in the assessment process and threatened to axe the project if government approval is not given within six months.
> http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/694/36089

Stop the G20 witch-hunt!
Three more people, including a teenager, have been charged following the November 19 protests against the G20 financial ministers' summit in Melbourne, bringing the total number of participants charged to 11. The following is an abridged version of a statement Resistance issued in response to t...
> http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/694/36091

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