Land is life; dollars are death

from G.S.   <george.salzman@umb.edu>    28 November 2007

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Three grassroots media articles on revolutionary struggle

November 28, 2007

COUNTERPUNCH EXCLUSIVE!
Counterattack as Fateful Referendum Looms
CIA Venezuela Destabilization Memo Surfaces
By JAMES PETRAS
On November 26, 2007 the Venezuelan government broadcast and circulated a confidential memo from the US embassy to the CIA which is devastatingly revealing of US clandestine operations and which will influence the referendum this Sunday, December 2, 2007.
      The memo sent by an embassy official, Michael Middleton Steere, was addressed to the Director of Central Intelligence, Michael Hayden. The memo was entitled 'Advancing to the Last Phase of Operation Pincer' and updates the activity by a CIA unit with the acronym 'HUMINT' (Human Intelligence) which is engaged in clandestine action to destabilize the forth-coming referendum and coordinate the civil military overthrow of the elected Chavez government. The Embassy-CIA's polls concede that 57 per cent of the voters approved of the constitutional amendments proposed by Chavez but also predicted a 60 per cent abstention.
      Read the rest of this dynamite article by Petras at http://counterpunch.org/petras11272007.html .
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One Hundred Years of “Imposed Ignorance” by the Commercial Media
Zapata’s Struggle Lives in Latin America: Contribute to Narco News and Help Spread the Truth
By George Salzman
November 28, 2007

       Mexico’s a-cookin’. Columnists contemplate a popular explosion just three years from now. How come? Well, the hundred years will be up. On September 16, 1810 Miguel Hidalgo called on his parishioners in the town of Dolores to rise against the ruling Spanish regime in Mexico – his famous “cry of Dolores” that marked the start of the War of Independence, now celebrated as Independence Day. A hundred years later, on November 20, 1910 Francisco Madero published his “Plan de San Luis” (supposedly in San Luis Potosí, but actually from his refuge in the United States) repudiating the fraudulent reelection of tyrannical President Porforio Días. This date is celebrated as Revolution Day, the start of the bloody, decade-long struggle that gave Mexico perhaps its most inspirational martyr, Emiliano Zapata, who sought not a seat of power but ‘Land and Liberty!’ for the campesinos. So, predict the numerologists, 2010 will mark the next great social explosion. Who knows? Sure as hell not the New York Times and the rest of the fat-money corporate media.
       Read the rest of this item at http://www.narconews.com/Issue48/article2913.html
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 “The Road To Hell”
 $500,000 in Department of Defense Funding to Kansas University for Mapping of Communally Held Indigenous Lands in La Huasteca and Oaxaca, Mexico
November 26th, 2007 - Simón Sedillo writes: $500,000 in Department of Defense funding is being made available to the Department of Geography by the Foreign Military Services Office (FMSO), based out of Fort Leavenworth in Lawrence, Kansas. Geography professors Jerome Dobson and Peter Herlihy explicitly acknowledge the security and intelligence ramifications of their project, the Bowman Expeditions, citing the geo-political and cultural effects of the “neo-liberal property regime.” The home of the FMSO, Fort Leavenworth, was the command center of the western front during US expansionism into native lands in the early 1800s as well as the epicenter of the War Department’s “control” over native populations after the civil war. Today, the FMSO focuses on emerging and asymmetric threats to the national security of the United States of America, which is a red flag as to their intentions in funding the Bowman Expeditions. US military intervention in Mexico has seen a steady increase in the last decade, and now is set on a fast track through Plan Mexico, which like Plan Colombia, justifies further military funding for the “war on drugs.”
      Read the rest of this item at http://elenemigocomun.net/ .
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Oaxaca
, Mexico
Wednesday 28 November 2007
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