Independent Investigative Journalism Since 1995

donate.jpg (7556 bytes)
Make a secure online contribution
Go to to post comments

Get email updates:

RSS Feed
Add to My Yahoo!
Add to Google

contactContact Us

Order Now


Bush End Game
George W. Bush's presidency since 2007

Bush - Second Term
George W. Bush's presidency from 2005-06

Bush - First Term
George W. Bush's presidency, 2000-04

Who Is Bob Gates?
The secret world of Defense Secretary Gates

2004 Campaign
Bush Bests Kerry

Behind Colin Powell's Legend
Gauging Powell's reputation.

The 2000 Campaign
Recounting the controversial campaign.

Media Crisis
Is the national media a danger to democracy?

The Clinton Scandals
Behind President Clinton's impeachment.

Nazi Echo
Pinochet & Other Characters.

The Dark Side of Rev. Moon
Rev. Sun Myung Moon and American politics.

Contra Crack
Contra drug stories uncovered

Lost History
America's tainted historical record

The October Surprise "X-Files"
The 1980 election scandal exposed.

From free trade to the Kosovo crisis.

Other Investigative Stories



Obama's Battle with US Power Centers

October 16, 2009

Miguel d’Escoto, outgoing president of the United Nations General Assembly, says President Barack Obama faces extraordinary pressure from entrenched power centers within the United States opposed to his promised “new mindset” toward world problems.

"I really trust President Obama," said d'Escoto, a Nicaraguan, "but he is going up against the same reactionary forces that we faced in the Third World when we tried to change things."

(The story summary continues below.)

More at The Real News

D’Escoto noted that those pressures have caused Obama to shy from addressing past U.S. abuses in Latin America, but he said Obama could take some actions unilaterally, such as freeing five Cuban intelligence officers who infiltrated Miami-based Cuban terrorist groups to expose planned attacks but were then imprisoned by the United States.

D’Escoto also criticized the UN General Assembly for failing to hold the Bush administration accountable for its illegal invasion of Iraq. "The inability of the United Nations to unequivocally reject the Iraq war has been a major factor in its demise", he said. is an independent news network that produces stories of global interest. 

To comment to us by e-mail, click here.

homeBack to Home Page is a product of The Consortium for Independent Journalism, Inc., a non-profit organization that relies on donations from its readers to produce these stories and keep alive this Web publication.

To contribute, click here. To contact CIJ, click here.