Showing posts from July, 2012

John Pilger - Olympic Deals

 War, Olympic Deals and a Glimpse of Another Britain  By John Pilger, Truthout | News Analysis This is a story of two letters and two Britains. The first letter was written by Sebastion Coe, the former athlete who chairs the London Olympics Organizing Committee. He is now called Lord Coe. In the New Statesman of 21 June, I reported an urgent appeal to Coe by the Vietnam Women's Union that he and his International Olympic Committee (IOC) colleagues reconsider their decision to accept sponsorship from Dow Chemical, one of the companies that manufactured dioxin, a poison used against the population of Vietnam. Code-named Agent Orange, this weapon of mass destruction was "dumped" on Vietnam, according to a US Senate report in 1970, in what was called Operation Hades. One estimate is that today there are 4.8 million victims of Agent Orange, many of them shockingly deformed children. In his reply, Coe describes Agent Orange as "a highly emotional issue" whose deve


A quote by Samwuel Adams “ It doesn’t take a majority to prevail….but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting bushfires of freedom in the minds of men”  Muthurwa estate is a 72 acre parcel of land with 2665 households, on land No.209/6502 located within 2 kilometers from Nairobi Central Business District, the estate was constructed in and around 1914-18 for the workers and families of the then East Africa Railways and Harbors Administration, until 1978 changes of ownership from Britain agreement to Kenya Railways Cooperation.  The Grant No.I.R 20869 lease title (Title deed) for 99 years, page 2 of the title stipulates; 1. The land maybe used for residential purposes only.2. The Grantee shall not subdivide the land.3. The grantee shall not transfer sublease or part with the possession of the land or any buildings thereon, without the previous written consent of the commissioner of lands. In late 2006 the government of Kenya was facing a major problem of urban

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Texas judge rules atmosphere, air to be protected like water, may aid climate change lawsuits

Texas judge rules atmosphere, air is public trust A Texas judge has ruled that the atmosphere and air must be protected for public use, just like water, which could help attorneys tasked with arguing climate change lawsuits designed to force states to cut emissions. The written ruling, issued in a letter Monday by Texas District Court Judge Gisela Triana, shot down arguments by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality that only water is a "public trust," a doctrine that dates to the Roman Empire stating a government must protect certain resources — usually water, sometimes wildlife — for the common good. Adam Abrams, one of the attorneys arguing the case against TCEQ, said Triana's ruling could be used as a persuasive argument in lawsuits pending in 11 other states. In Texas, though, a ruling to protect air and the atmosphere has added significance. Republican Gov. Rick Perry is one of the most vocal opponents against widely accepted scientific research that


NI YALE YALE MAMBO YA UKOLONI Niiyale, niyaleyale, Mambo ni yale yale, Nii yale, ni yale yale, M ambo ya ukoloni     X2 1)  Mambo, ni yaleyale, Watu wetu… wetu wauwawa Kila… kila mahali, Nayote…yote kwa makombo Wanao….wanaotupiwa Na wadha…..limu wa nyonyaji Walimo..nchini mwetu, Ngoma… ile ile Wooooi….. woii ( silence or sounds of pain  for 6 se conds) Woiiye mambo ni yale yale, Mambo ya ukoloni Niiyale, niyaleyale, Mambo ni yale yale, Nii yale, ni yale yale, Mambo ya ukoloni   2)  Tuna…… tuna nunua kuni,   Kutoka , misitu yetu Tuna tiririkwa na jasho, Katika….  Ardhi yetu, Na faida…. Ni kwa wadhalimu Walio… tukalia, Mapato , ya j asho letu Hadithi… ni ile ile Repeat chorus Wooi ...... 3)Ch akula… chetu wakenya, Tunacho… tolea jasho, Chauzwa.. kile kizuri , Tuna, tupiwa mabaki, Ambapo…ambapo ingekuwa, Na tule…. Kile  kin ono, Chakula… chetu wenyewe, Tunacho, tolea jasho…………. Repeat chorus Wooi