Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Reporters Without Borders and the anti-Olympic campaign

It's worthwhile knowing who is the key driver behind many of the protest actions happening in Europe, and what his allegiances are.

Here's an excerpt from Yahoonews the other night, regarding Paris: "Pro-Tibet activists have threatened demonstrations, saying they would not reveal their exact plans until Monday. The head of Reporters Without Borders, arrested in Greece last month for protesting during the flame-lighting ceremony there, said the group had altered its initial plans because of the heavy police turnout. Without giving away details, Robert Menard promised protests would nonetheless be "spectacular".

"Spectacular"? Depends on your point of view. Certainly dangerous to the athletes carrying the torch and to supporters of the torch run who lined the streets to watch it.

So, just who is Robert Menard, who initiated the original Olympic protest in Greece as well? And Reporters Without Borders? Here's a link which exposes him as an extreme right wing media stuntperson with strong US State Department ties, and a long history of anti-Castro activity: http://www.counterpunch.org/barahona05172005.html .

And here's another from ZNet, documenting his, and his organization's support for the CIA-backed coup against Hugo Chavez in Venezuela in 2002: http://www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?ItemID=13839 .

And here's a site outlining Reporters Without Borders' continued backing for RCTV, the main TV station instrumental in that coup attempt:http://www.venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/2493

It is a pity that this CIA and NED (National Endowment for Democracy)-paid right-wing ideologue isn't honest enough to set up a Reporters for Truth and start tackling the continual misinformation and disinformation and suppression of information epitomised by the Western media and its tired old anti-China campaigns.

Visit http://www.anti-cnn.com/ to see what Menard ignores as he does the dirty work of US imperialism, of the Bacardi company and its various "Free Cuba" emigre fronts, and of the reactionary Tibetan Youth Council and Tibetan Peoples Uprising Movement.

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