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Burma Millions Vulnerable and China Earthquake May Be Man-Made

UN raises Burma cyclone estimate The UN has sharply increased its estimate of those severely affected by Burma’s cyclone to 2.5m people.

The figure was revised up from the 1.5m previously thought to be in need, following the storm 12 days ago.

Since Cyclone Nargis struck, hardly any foreign aid workers […]

Quote Bhutto, ‘We will not be deterred’

‘We will not be deterred’ Benazir’s memorable quotes

* “I told him on my oath in his death cell, I would carry on his work.” — Recalling a visit to her father, former prime minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, before his execution in 1979.

* “The primary message of the […]

State of Emergency – Pakistan

Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) director IA Rehman told the BBC that Pakistan was in danger of becoming a “Gestapo state” if such disappearances were to go unchecked.

Human rights workers in Pakistan have demanded the release of one of their leading workers who they say has been detained by government officials. […]

Pakistan’s Bhutto Detained Again – Ahead of Protest

LAHORE/LONDON (Reuters) – Pakistani police put opposition leader Benazir Bhutto under house arrest for a week on Tuesday as the Commonwealth threatened suspension unless President Pervez Musharraf repealed a state of emergency.

Army chief Musharraf set off a storm of criticism when suspended the constitution, sacked most judges, […]

Global Shift In Wealth May Not Include America

Oil Price Rise Causes Global Shift in Wealth

Iran, Russia and Venezuela Feel the Benefits

High oil prices are fueling one of the biggest transfers of wealth in history. Oil consumers are paying $4 billion to $5 billion more for crude oil every day than […]

US Government Snubs Mexico’s Katrina – Outsources Humanitarian Aid To Charities

Thousands perched on rooftops in Mexico floods Flood waters pour through devastated Mexican city Rains flood thousands of homes in Mexico FOOD, WATER RUNNING OUT

Thousands of people perched on roofs in southern Mexico on Saturday, desperate to be evacuated from flooding caused by heavy rains that have left most of Tabasco […]

Pakistan Democracy On Hold – State of Emergency

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Gen. Pervez Musharraf declared a state of emergency in Pakistan on Saturday, suspending the constitution, replacing the chief justice before a crucial Supreme Court ruling on his future as president, and cutting communications in the capital. Emergency rule imposed in Pakistan General Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan‘s president, has imposed emergency rule […]

Bhutto Won’t Accept Musharraf ‘State of Emergency’ Stunt

Pakistan’s Bhutto Cancels Trip to Dubai Amid Rumors Musharraf Will Impose State of Emergency

KARACHI, Pakistan — Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto abruptly canceled plans to travel abroad Wednesday, saying she had heard rumors the government could impose a state of emergency during her absence.

She said at a hastily arranged […]

3000 Centrifuges Later – Give Bush Another Excuse, Please

Iran is running 3,000 atomic centrifuges

TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Sunday Iran had met a planned target of installing and running 3,000 atomic centrifuges used in enriching uranium, Iranian news agencies reported.

Iran had said it aimed to have that many centrifuges, which are set up in […]

Don’t Piss Off China – Listen To Ron Paul

China’s US$1.3 trillion in foreign exchange reserves are the largest in the world and are believed to be comprised largely of dollar assets, potentially giving Beijing enormous sway over the dollar’s value and currency markets worldwide.

…. Chinese government economists as saying China would dump its dollar holdings in the event of a […]