Saturday, December 24, 2005

Remarkable Article in Newsweek

Before Evo Morales' stunning election win in Bolivia, the US magazine Newsweek published a remarkably fair account of the indigenous reawakening now taking place throughout the Americas: [Newsweek]

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Red Dawn in Bolivia

Evo Morales won a resounding victory in the Bolivian elections, becoming the first indigenous leader of the Americas in moder history (the last was Benito Juarez of Mexico in the 1800s. This is amazing news, although Morales will have his work cut out for him. As such, he'll need as much help as he can get from all the neighbouring countries which have all likewise turned to the Left. There is of course Chavez whose example he can closely follow to achieve what the Bolivian social movements have been struggling so hard for all these past few years.

Check this person report from Bolivia: [link]

Thursday, December 08, 2005

The devastating critique

Harold Pinter, UK playwright, poet, and winner of the 2005 Nobel Prize in Literature, delivered a devastating critique of US foreign policy as part of his Nobel lecture.

In addition to printing the full text of the speech, entitled "Art, truth and politics", the Guardian newspaper also commended the eloquence of the speech and Pinter's pitch perfect delivery of moral outrage. The full video is available from the Nobel Prize Web Site.