Posts Categorized: Government Documents

Cyberdefense blurs borders

June 13, 2009 Cyberwar Privacy May Be a Victim in Cyberdefense Plan By THOM SHANKER and DAVID E. SANGER WASHINGTON – A plan to create a new Pentagon cybercommand is raising significant privacy and diplomatic concerns, as the Obama administration moves ahead on efforts to protect the nation from cyberattack and to prepare for possible… Read more »

U.S.-Trained and Funded Philippine Military Implicated in Abduction and Torture of American Citizen

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 2, 2009 Reference: Rhonda Ramiro, Secretary General, BAYAN-USA, 415-377-2599, U.S.-Trained and Funded Philippine Military Implicated in Abduction and Torture of American Citizen Alliance of Filipino American Organizations Vows to Hold U.S. and Philippine Governments Accountable and Demands End to U.S. Taxpayer Support for Philippine Military The U.S. Chapter of Bagong… Read more »

Jon Osorio Responds to the “Ceded” Lands Settlement

An Open Letter to the Lahui May 23rd, 2009 Letter to the Lāhui: Early this week I was a part of a panel “Hoʻopunipuni: The Myth of Statehood” organized by Arnie Saiki, in Los Angeles. Julian Aguon, Kekuni Blaisdell, Kuhio Vogeler and I all spoke about the many different and connected deceptions that have maintained… Read more »

Pentagon Plans Latin America-Wide Intervention Ability for New Military Base in Colombia

Pentagon Plans Latin America-Wide Intervention Ability for New Military Base in Colombia May 18, 2009, Oakland, CA: The United States is planning to establish a new military facility in Colombia that will give the U.S. increased capacity for military intervention throughout most of Latin America. Given the tense relations of Washington with Venezuela, Bolivia, and… Read more »

More on Somali ‘pirates’: Who is the robber?

Johann Hari: You are being lied to about pirates Some are clearly just gangsters. But others are trying to stop illegal dumping and trawling Monday, 5 January 2009 Who imagined that in 2009, the world’s governments would be declaring a new War on Pirates? As you read this, the British Royal Navy – backed by… Read more »

More than meets the eye on the Somali ‘pirates’ story

‘Pirates’ Strike a U.S. Ship Owned by a Pentagon Contractor, But Is the Media Telling the Whole Story? By Jeremy Scahill, Rebel Reports Posted on April 8, 2009, Printed on April 9, 2009 UPDATE: At least one nuclear-powered U.S. warship is reportedly on its way to the scene of the hijacking off the coast… Read more »

New security situation in South America

Tuesday, March 24, 2009 South American Security Paradigm Samuel Logan International Relations And Security Network Months ahead of the planned closing of Eloy Alfaro airbase at Manta, Ecuador, the US and Colombia continue to negotiate terms that would allow the US military limited access to Colombian airbases. The agreement favors both nations, as the… Read more »

Chinese response to US escalation in South China Sea

China Daily (3/13/09) Pentagon reaction to row ‘inappropriate’ Naval officers of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) yesterday criticized the Pentagon for what they described as an “inappropriate reaction” after a confrontation between a US spy ship and five Chinese vessels in the South China Sea on Sunday. They were responding to a media report that… Read more »

China-US Naval Confrontation in the South China Sea Naval Confrontation: China Pushing U.S. Further Away From Its Territory Wednesday, March 11, 2009 By Patrick Goodenough, International Editor ( – Disputes between the United States and China over naval movements in the South China Sea are not likely to end anytime soon, analysts say, as the two sides are divided over what activities… Read more »

William Blum: “Change (in rhetoric) we can believe in.” The Anti-Empire Report February 3rd, 2009 by William Blum Change (in rhetoric) we can believe in. I’ve said all along that whatever good changes might occur in regard to non-foreign policy issues, such as what’s already taken place concerning the environment and abortion, the Obama administration will not produce any significantly worthwhile change… Read more »