Charles Davis

Charles Davis has covered Congress for NPR and Pacifica stations across the country, and freelanced for the international news wire Inter Press Service, primarily covering U.S. policy toward Latin America and the war on drugs in particular. He has also worked as a researcher for Michael Moore on his movie Capitalism: A Love Story. He may be contacted at davis.charles84 (at) gmail.com

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 2:45pm
Los Angeles Residents Denounce the Deportation of Migrant Youth
Dozens of people rallied on Monday outside the U.S. federal building in downtown Los Angeles to show solidarity with tens of thousands of migrant children who have sought refuge in the United States – and to denounce President Barack Obama’s efforts to send them back to the countries they fled. “I...
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Friday, May 10, 2013 - 12:06pm
Happy Mothers Day: From Guantanamo to Yemen
He disappeared more than a decade ago, just 18-years-old and teaching abroad, separated from his family for the first time in life. His mother and father, sick with worry, heard nothing. For all they knew he was dead. Then, one day they opened a newspaper and learned their son was being held in a military prison run by the US of A, accused of – but never charged with – being an enemy of the state. http://Abdurahman al-Shubati's son, holding a picture of his father who remains at Guantanamo, held without charge.
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Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 11:54am
Let George W. Bush Discuss His Legacy However He Likes... from the Hague
George W. Bush presided over an international network of torture chambers and, with the help of a compliant Congress and press, launched a war of aggression that killed hundreds of thousands of men, women and children.
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Sunday, July 8, 2012 - 1:05pm
Should the Democrats Be Taken Over? Can They Be?
By this fall, the two major political parties in the United States will have spent around $10bn this election cycle to persuade an increasingly skeptical US public that there is more than just a stylistic difference between a Republican and a Democrat. Naturally, this campaign will focus primarily on the superficial (is Mitt Romney too weird to be president? Is Barack Obama too cool ?
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Friday, July 6, 2012 - 7:14am
The Santa-ization of MLK's Radical Legacy
“The nation is sick. Trouble is in the land; confusion all around.” – Martin Luther King’s final speech, I've Been to the Mountaintop
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Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 2:31pm
Colin Powell: Another War Criminal Cashes In
One could be forgiven for thinking there's anything honorable or honest about Colin Powell. For more than two decades now the Washington media has portrayed the former Secretary of State as something of a real life action hero, a reluctant warrior whose greatest fault – should they deign to mention any – was just being too darn loyal to a guy named George and his buddy Dick.
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Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - 1:03pm
The Liberal Betrayal of Bradley Manning
More than three years into the presidency of Barack Obama, it’s almost a cliché now to ask: What if George W. Bush did it?
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Saturday, March 24, 2012 - 7:28am
'Stability' Trumps Democracy in Egypt
Confronted with popular protest, the country’s unelected rulers have doubled down on repression, jailing peaceful activists and killing dozens of civilians who have the gall to exercise their rights. Those who state security forces haven’t killed for demanding democracy have been tear-gassed and brought before the perverted justice of a military court, even as the ruling clique promises the world and its red-eyed subjects democratic reform.
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Saturday, January 7, 2012 - 8:50am
Obama's Pentagon Strategy: A Leaner, More Efficient Empire
In an age when U.S. power can be projected through private mercenary armies and unmanned Predator drones, the U.S. military need no longer rely on massive, conventional ground forces to pursue its imperial agenda, a fact President Barack Obama is now acknowledging. But make no mistake: while the tactics may be changing, the U.S.
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Saturday, October 22, 2011 - 11:46am
Only 'Success' in Iraq is that US Troops are Leaving
The U.S. occupation of Iraq is reportedly set to come to an end, with most of the roughly 40,000 soldiers currently stationed there set to be removed by year's end. But let's make no mistake: contrary to what you're likely to hear from the political and media establishment, the only thing worth celebrating is this war's end, not what it accomplished.
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