Monthly Archives: July 2012

Peru’s “iron fist” approach to environmentalists

“in Cajamarca the conflict is constant, and is getting more and more violent. Police are taking the initiative: at the slightest suspicion, and the smallest gathering [of people], there is police action that is increasingly violent as the strike continues. There is no possibility of a peaceful protest; groups of citizens are repelled with blank rounds, tear gas and a lot of batons.” – Enrique Aróstegui, Ideele magazine.

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2012 election matters more to Israelis than to Americans

“Unlike what the name implies, iVoteIsrael is not about Israeli elections but a campaign to vote for Israel in the US election… iVoteIsrael is a subsidiary of a US registered, non-profit organisation established to register dual Israeli-US citizens living in Israel to vote in the 2012 US election. It is funded by US tax-deductible contributions from wealthy Jewish Americans… (Emphasis added -JG).

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‘Gay’ juggernaut seeks to crush Scottish archbishop

“This is genuinely very upsetting and painful for David’s family and friends. I can’t believe that someone who claims to be a man of God and is seeking to give moral leadership should speak from such a position of ignorance… I don’t care what his views on gay marriage are, but to bring in my dead partner to justify those views is wrong… it is great pity that the bishop adds to their distress, for no other reason than his own ignorance.” – Partner of deceased MP David Cairns.

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Toronto: Politically-correct ‘blinkers’ endanger the public

It would have been a “no-brainer” for Ontario Premier McGuinty and Mayor Ford to agree to gang up on Ottawa and demand an end to the disastrous immigration, refugee, and family re-unification policies which are causing such havoc in Toronto and other large cities in Canada; a simple matter of addressing the cause  rather than the effects.

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India flexes its muscles, seeks strategic leverage

“Malacca Straits is a key maritime chokepoint that acts as a link between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean, connecting East Asia, Australia and the US with Asia and Africa, which are the key oil resources of the world… At least a quarter of the world’s trade passes through Malacca Straits and more importantly, at least 80 percent of China’s oil requirements pass through this choke point.”

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2012: Will Americans vote for America or for Israel?

“Romney has already visited Israel twice. Sarah Palin went in 2011, when everyone assumed she would be running this year. And at this very moment in the 2008 cycle, having finally seen off Hillary Clinton, Democratic Senator Barack Obama went to Jerusalem to proclaim his ‘unshakeable commitment to Israel’s security’.”

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