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Date: Saturday, October 01 2005
Here is a story some might find interesting.
I have put the link under Rev Blair latest.But here it is again .
Does it sound familiar?
Hundreds of U.S. troops recently arrived in Paraguay to begin questionable activities which political analysts say are part of a preventative war to control regional resources such as gas and water reserves and suppress social uprisings in Bolivia.
Paraguayan human rights activist Orlando Castillo has been deeply involved in the struggle against the U.S. military presence in his country through the human rights group Service, Peace and Justice (Serpaj). In this interview he discusses his organization's strategies and challenges, the implications of the U.S. interference in the country, the motives for the military presence and how concerned activists outside of Paraguay can help in the struggle.
BD: What can people in other countries (the U.S., Europe, for example) do to help you, and from their countries fight military imperialism?
I believe that the positions that all the countries of the region, of Europe, and organizations in the United States have taken so far are very good, which are to denounce U.S. military presence. To send letters to the Paraguayan embassies, asking for a correction of its foreign policy, show concern, and send us copies, is always good. Making known that what is happening in Paraguay is another form of support, doing actions in the streets of your country that can have repercussions through international news agencies would be very good. I believe that today's globalized world is with us, is leading us, and indeed it's happening; the globalization of struggles, since (U.S.) military presence in Paraguay affects the whole region, all countries, and is one more strategy of a world hegemonic power.