Tag archive for "Burma"
Floods, earthquakes, landslides: 2011 is a year of disasters. Bill McKibben asks: are we to blame? Plus, survivors tell their tales At least since Noah, and likely long before, we’ve stared in horror at catastrophe and tried to suss out deeper meaning – it was but weeks ago that the Tokyo governor, Shintaro Ishihara, [...]Leer más0 Comentarios
by Lawrence S. Wittner September 21, 2009 During 2008, the nations of the world spent nearly $1.5 trillion on their military forces. That is what has been reported by the highly-respected Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, which noted that the five biggest spenders were the United States ($607 billion), China ($85 billion), France ($66 billion), Britain ($65 [...]Leer más0 Comentarios
September 10, 2009 BANGKOK – Energy giants Total and Chevron are propping up Myanmar’s junta with a gas project that has allowed the regime to stash nearly five billion dollars in Singaporean banks, a rights group said Thursday. France’s Total and US-based Chevron have also tried to whitewash alleged rights abuses by Myanmar troops guarding the pipeline, [...]Leer más0 Comentarios
by Michael Doyle July 20, 2009 Washington – A federal district judge ruled Monday that the CIA repeatedly misled him in asserting that state secrets were involved in a 15-year-old lawsuit involving allegedly illegal wiretapping. U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth also ordered former CIA director George Tenet and five other CIA officials to explain their actions or face [...]Leer más0 Comentarios