Daily Archives: June 7, 2018

USA | Pompeo’s Speech Against Iran Reveals Failure of US Foreign Policy

After 28 years of military involvement in the region, the United States has caused the deaths of 4 million people in the Middle East, destroyed untold historic sites and antiquities, and done trillions of dollars of damage.  Despite provoking further conflicts via the rise of ISIS in Iraq and Syria, as well as supporting the Saudi invasion of Yemen, the United States has only weakened its own position, as well as that of its Western allies, in the region. Meanwhile, Iran’s influence in the region has consequently grown. On the world stage, the United States is losing strategic influence to China and Russia.

Bio-piracy: the sale of Uganda’s lakes to investors

by Mary Serumaga

The fishermen of Kabarole District appear to have blown the whistle on an audacious act of bio-piracy. They brought to the attention of the authorities that they were being barred from access to the 53 crater lakes that they have fished in from time immemorial. In law this is known as a customary right. It cannot be extinguished simply by putting up barbed wire or waving guns about. But that is just what the District Fisheries Officer of Kabarole tried to do when he leased all 20 lakes to Ferdsult Engineering Services who then proceeded to “re-stock” some lakes and claim ownership of all them.

Kim’s Letter to Trump. The Singapore Summit Is On, Without the Signing of a Formal Peace Agreement?

By Michel Chossudovsky

While the Singapore June 12 summit is back on, will it result in a bilateral peace agreement? 

It is highly unlikely that Pyongyang will cave in to US demands which require a unilateral process of “denuclearization” on the part of the DPRK. Meanwhile, Donald Trump remains committed to his 1.3 trillion dollar nuclear weapons program which is casually heralded as a means to ensure America’s national security, at tax payers expense.