Monday, Dilma Rousseff will cross the blue room at the Brazilian Federal Senate. There, she will face her 81 judges; 81 senators. It will be the first time in more than 270 days of the impeachment process that the president, who has been away for all this time, will defend herself personally of the charges and, at the same time, try to convince the senators who are still undecided ...Read full article...
‘Refugee’ camp holds more than 800 Haitians in inhuman conditions, which seems to be an attempt to cover up an international crisis. The Brazilian government has for months now been playing a word game – between “immigration” and “refugee” – to minimize the severity of the humanitarian crisis unraveling in the small town of Brasiléia, in the northern state of Acre and on the border with Bolivia, some 240 ...Read full article...
“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through…all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in ...Read full article...
Some of President Barack Obama’s political appointees, including the Cabinet secretary for the Health and Human Services Department, are using secret government email accounts they say are necessary to prevent their inboxes from being overwhelmed with unwanted messages, according to a review by The Associated Press. The scope of using the secret accounts across government remains a mystery: Most U.S. agencies have failed to turn over lists of political ...Read full article...
A New Look at Oil Spill Response. An Analysis of the BP Macondo Spill Cleanup The Science & Technology Advisory Board of the Lawrence Anthony Earth Organization (LAEO) has just published a significant position paper entitled A Call for a Twenty-First-Century Solution in Oil Spill Response. Bringing energy industry professionals, inter-agency federal and state officials, and environmental interests together at the same table, the work brings forth an important ...Read full article...