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The War to Start All Wars

Greg Grandin | Posted 12.22.2014 | Politics
Greg Grandin

As we end another year of endless war in Washington, it might be the perfect time to reflect on the War That Started All Wars -- or at least the war that started all of Washington's post-Cold War wars: the invasion of Panama.

The 25th Anniversary of the U.S. Invasion of Panama

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 12.19.2014 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

With a thaw in U.S.-Cuban relations we might have an opportunity to come to terms with the long and sordid history of the United States' actions in the Caribbean divorced from the anti-communist hyperbole we still hear from some politicians and pundits.

Manuel Noriega Sues Activision Over 'Call Of Duty'

Reuters | Posted 09.15.2014 | Technology

By Andrew Chung (Reuters) - Former dictator Manuel Noriega may be serving time in a Panamanian prison for the killing of political oppon...

Hillary Clinton: Playing a Dog-Eared 'Hitler' Card

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics
Norman Solomon

From the Vietnam War to the Iraq War, facile and wildly inaccurate comparisons between foreign adversaries and Adolf Hitler have served the interests of politicians hell-bent on propelling the United States into war. Often, those politicians succeeded. The carnage and the endless suffering have been vast.

Mexican Police Officer Kills Neighbor For Celebrating Soccer Victory

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.30.2013 | Latino Voices

Soccer is Mexico’s most popular sport, raising passions that aren’t always channeled properly. It was amid a celebration for the dramatic vict...

CNN, Embarrassed Again

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 11.25.2012 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

I probably know CNN's history as well as anybody and I recall with regret two other incidents where CNN failed to meet the standards of responsible journalism.

San Francisco Blasts Sonic Noises to Disperse Homeless

Joel John Roberts | Posted 07.11.2012 | San Francisco
Joel John Roberts

Most communities around the country are frustrated that very poor Americans are squatting on land. Not-In-My-Backyard has almost become a popular community anthem. But police sweeps and angry blogs are not very effective.

Former Dictator Leaves Hospital, Returns To Jail

AP | Posted 04.10.2012 | World

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Medical authorities in Panama say former dictator Manuel Noriega has left a hospital four days after fainting in the prison where...

Former Dictator Hospitalized

AP | JUAN ZAMORANO | Posted 04.06.2012 | World

PANAMA CITY — Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, who was toppled by a 1989 American invasion and later convicted of drug running, was tr...

Former Dictator Returns Home To Serve Time

AP | JUAN ZAMORANO | Posted 02.10.2012 | World

PANAMA CITY, Panama — More than two decades after the U.S. forced him from power, Manuel Noriega returned to Panama on Sunday as a prisoner and,...

Former Dictator 'Pineapple Face' Flown Home For Punishment

AP | JUAN ZAMORANO | Posted 02.10.2012 | World

PANAMA CITY, Panama — Former military strongman Manuel Antonio Noriega was flown home to Panama on Sunday to be punished once again for crimes h...

Former Panamanian Dictator To Be Extradited In Weeks

AP | JAMEY KEATEN | Posted 01.31.2012 | World

PARIS — Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega will be extradited to his homeland in the next few weeks, the French Justice Ministry said Thu...

French Court Approves Former Dictator's Extradition

AP | JAMEY KEATEN and PIERRE-ANTOINE SOUCHARD | Posted 01.23.2012 | World

PARIS — A French court ruled Wednesday that former dictator Manuel Noriega can be extradited to Panama to serve time for past crimes, more than ...

Top 5 CIA Connected Gangsters | Posted 12.05.2011 | Crime

For years, the CIA has used drugs and drug dealers as a means to control politics and fight against governments that are both friendly and unfriendly ...

Lawyer Says France Will Extradite Former Panama Dictator

AP | Posted 10.02.2011 | World

PARIS — French authorities have agreed to extradite former Panamanian strongman Manuel Noriega to his native Panama, his lawyer said Tuesday. Y...

Farewell Friday: Tahrir Square Has Spoken

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

Yet another Western-backed dictator is set to fall from grace. The Shah of Iran, Manuel Noriega, Saddam Hussein -- they all refused to concede defeat. And they all fell down. Hosni Mubarak will, too, if he doesn't review his history books.

Nigeria: Crucifying Democracy on a Cross of Corruption

Bruce Fein | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bruce Fein

If the United States permits international politics to hijack the rule of law at home, then democracy and rule of law abroad will falter, especially in places like Nigeria.

Noriega Get 7-Year Prison Sentence In France

AP | ANGELA DOLAND | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PARIS — A Paris court has convicted aging former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega of laundering drug money in France and ordered him to spend ...

Manuel Noriega Looks At 10-Year Jail Sentence

AP | JENNY BARCHFIELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PARIS — The prosecutor in a French money laundering case against former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega asked Wednesday that he be sentenced ...

Manuel Noriega To Be Extradited To France

AP | MATTHEW LEE and CURT ANDERSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — The U.S. extradited former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega to France on Monday, clearing the way for him to stand trial there on...