View all posts filed under October, 201110.30.2011 :: United States - Latin America
Introduction: On October 23rd of this year, President Cristina Fernandez won re-election receiving 54% of the vote, 37 percentage points higher than her nearest opponent. The Presidents coalition also swept the Congressional, Senatorial, Gubernatorial elections as well as 135 of the 136 municipal councils of Greater Buenos Aires.
10.23.2011 :: United States
Introduction: The relation between imperialism and democracy has been debated and discussed over 2500 years, from fifth century Athens to Liberty Park in Manhattan. Contemporary critics of imperialism (and capitalism) claim to find a fundamental incompatibility, citing the growing police state measures accompanying colonial wars, from Clintons anti-terrorist laws, and Bushs Patriot Act to Obamas ordering the extrajudicial assassination of overseas US citizens.
10.09.2011 :: United States - Middle East
Introduction: There are two views of Obamas speech to the General Assembly on September 21, 2011, and his opposition to the recognition of Palestine as a sovereign state and its admission to the UN. The common opinion of foreign policy experts was that Obama led the US to an ignominious diplomatic defeat, deepening US isolation in the international system.
10.06.2011 :: United States - Middle East
The killing of Anwar al-Awlaki a U.S citizen in Yemen by a CIA drone missile on September 30 has been publicized by the mass media, President Obama and the usual experts on al-Qaeda as a major blow to the jihadist network founded by Osama bin Laden US officials called Awlaki the most dangerous figure in Al-Qaeda (Financial Times Oct. 1 and 2, 2011).