links for 2009-08-29
Saturday, August 29, 2009
"In 2004, along with women of color at UC Santa Barbara, INCITE! organized the conference: "The Revolution Will Not Be Funded: Beyond The Non-Profit Industrial Complex." This conference drew in hundreds of organizers and activists searching for a space to address the ways in which the non-profit/NGO structure often obstructs radical movement building."
"By manipulating the constitutional process and the rules of democratic elections, the U.S. and its NATO allies aimed at ensuring that no nationalist, secular government would ever take power. Why? Because such a government would be virtually certain to oppose U.S. imperial designs for Afghanistan."
"A retired Philippine navy lieutenant, Nancy Gadian, testified at a congressional hearing Thursday that U.S. troops were embedded with Filipino units in combat situations in violation of the Philippine Constitution, which bars foreign troops from fighting in the country."
"In a press forum yesterday, Navy Lt. Senior Grade Gadian said she personally saw secret US military structures within Philippine military camps, built for long-term operations of US troops in the country. She also described the overbearing arrogance of US officers and their overly tight security measures and exclusive control of their facilities, so that even Filipino officers in the same camps are not able to enter those camps within camps."