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School of the Americas

Brazil Released Its Own Torture Report This Week, And The U.S. Is Implicated

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 12.13.2014 | World

Every week, we bring you one overlooked aspect of the stories that made news in recent days. You noticed the media forgot all about another story's ba...

U.S. to Use Psych Tests to Vett Syrian Rebels for Moderateness

Peter Van Buren | Posted 12.02.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

Many have compared those "moderate Syrian rebels" the U.S. keeps looking for to unicorns. The U.S. now thinks it has a new set of tools to scare the unicorns out of hiding, and to tell the nasty terrorists from the good terrorists: psychological evaluations, biometric checks and stress tests.

Losing Our Religion: The Death of Christian Mosul

Rev. Michael Rogers, S.J. | Posted 09.23.2014 | Religion
Rev. Michael Rogers, S.J.

The advance of ISIS in Syria and Iraq has all but wiped out some of the most ancient Christian communities. Some of the most important early Christian manuscripts which resided in monasteries there have been burned.

Buy President Obama a History Book

Pat LaMarche | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics
Pat LaMarche

No man with such a fundamental misunderstanding of modern American history should be deciding the fate of a new group of civilians.

President Hugo Chavez and America's "Backyard"

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.06.2013 | World
Joseph A. Palermo

Hugo Chavez defied this history of power relations in the hemisphere. And for that defiance elite voices will vilify him, but a far larger number of people will see him as a hero.

A Frock Does Not A Priest Make

Michele Somerville | Posted 09.27.2011 | Religion
Michele Somerville

According to the Vatican's own doctrine, it is God who turns men into priests. "Defrocking" Father Roy Bourgeois will not render him any less a priest. The dress does not make the man a priest.

Why Torture Is A Moral Issue

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 09.05.2011 | Impact
Marcia G. Yerman

June 26 was United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. In the United States, both human rights and religious organizations had...

Christian Sacrifice And The Unholy Crusade To Defrock Roy Bourgeois

Michele Somerville | Posted 06.05.2011 | Religion
Michele Somerville

What is Father Bourgeois' transgression? Did he travel the world with a pet altar boy in tow? No. He committed a truly grave sin. One the Vatican deems intolerable.

Campaign to close down School of The Americas

The Real News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Real News

Since 1946, the US Pentagon has operated a military training center for Latin American soldiers and policemen known as the School of the Americas. The...