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GOP Leader Questions Candidate About Hate Group That Advocates Death Squads

Jonathan Hutson | Posted 07.25.2014 | Politics
Jonathan Hutson

Michael Peroutka's neo-Confederate friend and supporter Michael Hill has advocated a program of assassination against journalists and elected officials. Voters have a right to know what Peroutka and other GOP leaders have to say about that.

Colombian Peace Process and Cease-Fire Gets Big Boost From International Legislators

Dan Kovalik | Posted 07.20.2014 | Politics
Dan Kovalik

At a critical juncture for the Colombian peace process, 245 lawmakers from the U.S. Congress, the Irish and UK Parliaments, and the Northern Irish Assembly have sent a letter of support to the Colombian government and FARC peace negotiators.

Death Squads Continue to Reign in Colombia

Dan Kovalik | Posted 05.24.2014 | Politics
Dan Kovalik

While it is remarkable that such death squad violence continues to haunt our hemisphere into the 21st century, what is even remarkable is that the U.S. government, which helped create the death squads to begin with, takes no responsibility for this violence.

"THE ACT OF KILLING" NOW SHOWING IN NYC: DEATH SQUAD LEADERS BOAST ABOUT THEIR CRIMES

Karin Badt | Posted 09.18.2013 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

"Imagine if forty years after the Holocaust, the Nazis were still in power and the henchmen are being interviewed about their crimes," director Joshu...

No Time for Tigers in Honduras

Marco Cáceres | Posted 07.15.2013 | World
Marco Cáceres

The proposal to create a new elite police unit in Honduras called TIGRES is a really bad idea. The acronym stands for Intelligence Troop and Special Security Response Groups, or "Tigers." Clever acronym, but dumb concept.

Kenya's Message to the West

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.22.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

Uhuru Kenyatta's disputed election to the presidency of Kenya earlier this month raises a host of questions regarding its legality, Kenyatta's indictment at the International Criminal Court (ICC), and whether Kenya will become isolated as a result.

The U.S. Empire and Modern Day Christian Martyrs

Dan Kovalik | Posted 04.27.2013 | World
Dan Kovalik

It is the U.S. which, since 1962, has cultivated the very death squads which haunt the Church of the poor in Latin America, and specifically in Colombia.

Reagan Would Be 102 -- and Against Obama's Drone Policy

Will Bunch | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics
Will Bunch

Reagan, indefatigable Cold Warrior and conservative advocate for American strength, did not believe in torture, rendition, military tribunals, or in military strikes with a high risk of killing innocent civilians.

The ICC, Colombia and U.S.-Sponsored Violence

Dan Kovalik | Posted 02.13.2013 | World
Dan Kovalik

The International Criminal Court (ICC) just published its Interim Report on Colombia. It is an interesting read, revealing as much about the ICC itself as it does about Colombia.

Constructing Central America's Newest 'Death Squad Democracy'

Andy Thayer | Posted 11.20.2012 | Chicago
Andy Thayer

Honduras is the third poorest country in the Western hemisphere. After Mexico, it is the largest source of migrants from Central America to the United States. It is also the murder capital of the world.

What Stoners and Mitt Romney Have in Common

Carl Gibson | Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics
Carl Gibson

Every smart weed smoker knows that while you're applying for jobs, it's best to stay clean. While all smokers have unique remedies they swear to when ...

Ryan Grim

Bain's Blood Money: Mitt Romney Started Bain Capital With Funds From Families Tied To Death Squads

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics

In 1983, Bill Bain asked Mitt Romney to launch Bain Capital, a private equity offshoot of the successful consulting firm Bain & Company. After some in...

Victims' Voices From Colombia: A Review of Throwing Stones At The Moon

Dan Kovalik | Posted 09.09.2012 | Books
Dan Kovalik

The soon-to-be-released book Throwing Stones At The Moon reads like a collection of literary short stories, but, in this case, the stories are both real and horrifying.

U.S.-Sponsored Crimes In Colombia Referred to International Criminal Court

Dan Kovalik | Posted 08.04.2012 | World
Dan Kovalik

The most salient aspect of the scandal for Americans, however, is that the Colombian military has been encouraging the high body count in order to justify continued military aid from the U.S.

Colombia: The Empire Strikes Back

Dan Kovalik | Posted 07.08.2012 | World
Dan Kovalik

With the intensification of the U.S. military and economic push in Colombia, we sadly can anticipate more such violence against peaceful actors in Colombia in order to make Colombian land secure for massive appropriation and exploitation.

Interpol Issues 'Red Notice' For Iraq's Fugitive Sunni Vice President

AP | SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 07.08.2012 | World

BAGHDAD — Interpol on Tuesday put Iraq's fugitive Sunni vice president on the equivalent of its most-wanted list at the behest of the Shiite-dom...

The U.S.'s Tragic Role in Guatemala and a Chance to Make Amends

Dan Kovalik | Posted 06.17.2012 | World
Dan Kovalik

A 2011 report confirmed that the members of the U.S. medical team knew they were violating the rights of Guatemalans when they engaged in the systematic and deadly experimentation upon thousands without their knowledge.

U.S. and Colombia's Every-Child-Left-Behind Policy Advancing

Dan Kovalik | Posted 04.27.2012 | World
Dan Kovalik

The UNHCR has released a report in which it concludes that, between 2008 and 2011, around 250,000 teachers and students have been displaced by neo-paramilitary death squads.

The U.S. War for Drugs and of Terror in Colombia

Dan Kovalik | Posted 04.17.2012 | World
Dan Kovalik

I just had the pleasure of reading an important new book entitled, Cocaine, Death Squads and the War on Terror (U.S. Imperialism and Class Struggle in Colombia).

U.S. Fueling Human Rights Abuses in Colombia in Violation of Its Own Laws

Dan Kovalik | Posted 03.26.2012 | World
Dan Kovalik

Thus, Human Rights Watch just released its annual human rights report on Colombia, and it is not pretty. The punch line of the report is most damning of the United States and its role in that country's abysmal practices -- undoubtedly, the very worst of this hemisphere.

What Began in Hiroshima Must End in Fukushima

Norman MacAfee | Posted 06.04.2011 | Green
Norman MacAfee

It was a bad idea all around for most of the human race. When Albert Einstein learned of the bombing of Hiroshima and the dawn of the Nuclear Age, he ...

Seymour Hersh, the Afghanistan War WikiLeaks, and Getting the Real Story

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

One of the best investigative journalists who has been reporting on America's wars is Seymour Hersh. Hersh has been ahead of the pack -- revealing ...

Colombia's "Genocidal Democracy" May Have Claimed Over 150,000 Lives*

Dan Kovalik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Kovalik

In his book, Colombia: The Genocidal Democracy, Father Javier Giraldo, a Jesuit priest and long-time human rights activist in Colombia, estimated that...

Uncovering The Death Squads In El Salvador

Nieman Watchdog | Craig Pyes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

March 24 is the 30th anniversary of the assassination of Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero. He was shot in the heart by a right wing death sq...

U.S. Human Rights Group Threatened By Colombian Death Squads

Dan Kovalik | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dan Kovalik

On May 13, 2010, staff from the Washington Office on Latin America ("WOLA"), a D.C.-based human rights organization, met with long-time Colombian Amba...