UAE Building Up Its (Colombian) Foreign Legion

by on July 3, 2012

United Arab Emirates seeks to recruit 3000 Colombian soldiers

The United Arab Emirates is seeking to enlist 3,000 Colombian soldiers in the oil-rich Arab country’s armed forces, weekly Semana reported Sunday.

According to the weekly, 842 Colombian soldiers and retired soldiers have already joined the UAE army which is paying salaries up to ten times what the Colombian state pays the members of its armed forces.

The transfer of soldiers

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Dr. Payne’s May Day Roundup

by on May 1, 2012

Electric Politics | EP Podcast: Labor History, RevisedOn the Electric Politics podcast, historian Timothy Messer-Kruse attempts to disentangle reality from legend in the matter of the 1886 Haymarket Affair that birthed the modern May Day traditions.

Unions in America – 5-part video series on unions in America at the Real News Network

Ex-Uribe adviser to testify in Drummond Colombia trial – Colombia news | Colombia ReportsThere
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EU to Greece–Twist Some More, Maybe You Can Join Colombia up on the Cross

by on February 10, 2012

Greece bows to new austerity measures – but still a bailout deal is not finalised


Despite announcements in Athens and Frankfurt that Greece’s government had yielded to savage new terms from the eurozone to qualify for the bailout, it was unclear whether the complex new rescue package would be finalised at the parties’ meeting in Brussels.

“Savage new terms.”  But these new terms, savage though they might be, are

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