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In Guatemala, military stands trial for sexual slavery

In Guatemala, military stands trial for sexual slavery In August 1982, Guatemalan soldiers responded to a Maya land-rights campaign by raiding valley communities and taking many men — including the husbands of six of the women in the courtroom — … Continue reading

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Americans have yet to grasp the horrific magnitude of the ‘war on terror’ | Al Jazeera America

Americans have yet to grasp the horrific magnitude of the ‘war on terror’ | Al Jazeera America At least 1.3 million people have been killed in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan from the US-led ‘war on terror.’ New report documents unspeakable … Continue reading

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CIA bought, destroyed chemical weapons in Iraq following invasion – report

CIA bought, destroyed chemical weapons in Iraq following invasion – report Following the US invasion of Iraq, the CIA worked with US troops in 2005 and 2006 to quietly purchase and recover 1980s-era nerve-agent rockets from a clandestine Iraqi seller … Continue reading

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Duvalier’s death derails Haiti’s hope to find closure

Duvalier’s death derails Haiti’s hope to find closure Yet another U.S. supported dictator dies and escapes justice… perhaps in the afterlife he will face judgement? Baby Doc’s passing closes chapter in country’s history but thwarts Haiti from coming to terms … Continue reading

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From Pol Pot to ISIS: “Anything that flies on everything that moves”

From Pol Pot to ISIS: “Anything that flies on everything that moves” I just know, IF there’s a hell below, we’re all going to go! In transmitting President Richard Nixon’s orders for a “massive” bombing of Cambodia in 1969, Henry … Continue reading

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Cornel West calls Obama the ‘Black face of the American empire’

Cornel West calls Obama the ‘Black face of the American empire’ Activist and public intellectual Cornel West has lashed out at President Obama’s run as the United States’ top official, calling him the “Black face of the American empire.“ The … Continue reading

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Abu Ghraib closes, bitter memories of torture remain

Abu Ghraib closes, bitter memories of torture remain After decades of inmate abuse by both Iraqi and U.S. authorities, the prison finally shutters its doors

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LBJ’s dark Laotian legacy

LBJ’s dark Laotian legacy Amid a mixed record of Vietnam and civil rights legislation, a forgotten bombing campaign. For half a century, Laos has been the skeleton in all of our closets. As Americans, that is our collective burden to … Continue reading

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15 years on: Looking back at NATO’s “€˜humanitarian” bombing of Yugoslavia

15 years on: Looking back at NATO’s “€˜humanitarian” bombing of Yugoslavia Exactly 15 years ago, on March 24, NATO began its 78-day bombing of Yugoslavia. The alliance bypassed the UN under a “humanitarian” pretext, launching aggression that claimed hundreds of … Continue reading

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Deadly US drone strike violated civilian protections promised by Obama

Deadly US drone strike violated civilian protections promised by Obama The United States may have killed up to 12 civilians during a drone strike in Yemen last year, possibly violating both international law and the Obama administration’s own targeted killing … Continue reading

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