In spite of criticism and resistance from local residents, Canadian mining company Ascendant Copper Corporation has big plans for its two large mining operations in Ecuador. "We are confident that Ecuador will grow to be one of the world's great copper districts," said Gary E. Davis, President and CEO of Ascendant.
The first images we see are of intent-looking Arab men, their mission in the making. The first words we hear are those in whispered Arabic, prayers to Allah. The first two places we encounter: Newark International, where San Francisco-bound United Flight 93 is boarding all passengers, and the National Air Traffic Control Center (NATCC), home to the most sophisticated aircraft tracking system on the planet.
For nearly half a century, Indonesia has refused to let go of the resource-rich territory of West Papua. During that time, an estimated 100,000 West Papuan independence-advocates have been killed by the Indonesian military - some just for displaying the West Papuan flag.
Major telecommunications companies are spending millions lobbying the U.S. congress to make the Internet into a private network. In political lingo this means abandoning what is called "Net Neutrality". In common sense terms it’s about the government withdrawing our right to Internet Freedom, it’s about the Death of The Internet. This V-Doc. (viral documentary) produced by COA News managing editor Steve Anderson, is about the current threat to Internet Freedom and how we can hold on to the open Internet and our right to communicate. Click here to watch this short documentary.
"I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed."- Abraham Lincoln, Nov. 21, 1864