Thursday, May 04, 2006

eminent domain, Mexican po-po style

Residents of San Salvador Atenco drove police out of town on Wednesday, an action precipitated by the arrests of three street vendors - on the future site, according to the Mexico Solidarity Network, of a Wal-Mart. The area is now being occupied by some 4000 police, a sure human rights disaster in the making.
View a photo log of the events.

And Somali President Abdullahi Yusuf accuses the US, in BBC's paraphrasing, of "funding a coalition of Somali warlords" and "fuelling Somalia's civil war."

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