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Arundhati Roy at the London Literature Festival - 2009
LONDON - She entered the stage of the Southbank Centre from the far left of centre, similar to her beliefs, stepping up to the podium to speak about "dark talks", of failed promises and diabolical designs in the name of democracy. She ended the evening, the faded pink anchal of her sari draped on...
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The Other 9/11 Returns to Haunt Latin America
It was inevitable that the people at the top would fight to preserve their privileges
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Contradictions That Aren't Seen as Contradictory
Washington Post Pentagon correspondent Bradley Graham, discussing his new book on Donald Rumsfeld, June 15, 2009 : As for the enhanced interrogation techniques, Rumsfeld personally authorized one set of harsh measures for use at Guantanamo in December 2002, then rescinded the measures the following...
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Unexceptional Americans: Why We Can't See the Trees or the Forest: The Torture Memos and Historical Amnesia
The torture memos released by the White House elicited shock, indignation, and surprise. The shock and indignation are understandable. The surprise, less so. For one thing, even without inquiry, it was reasonable to suppose that Guantanamo was a torture chamber. Why else send prisoners where they...
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What Can Obama Do in Latin America?
How The Nation Magazine Saved the American Empire
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Peru’s Shining Example
Peru's Supreme Court sentenced former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori to twenty-five years in prison last week for creating death squads during his presidency - from 1990 to 2000 - which murdered dozens of people. More than seventy thousand people died during Fujimori's reign in the war between...
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Recalling the One Who Mixed Politics, Poetry
At a time when we plainly see the negative effects of politics and greed in the life of nations, it is important to remember Pablo Neruda, a Chilean writer whom Gabriel Garcia Marquez called "the greatest poet of the 20th century - in any language." He was an artist who knew very well how to blend...
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35 Years After Original 9/11: New Transcripts of Kissinger's Role in Chilean Coup
When Henry Kissinger began secretly taping all of his phone conversations in 1969, little did he know that he was giving history the gift that keeps on giving. Now, on the 35th anniversary of the September 11, 1973, CIA-backed military coup in Chile, phone transcripts that Kissinger made of his...
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Justice the Victor for Jara
The net is finally closing on El Principe, the Pinochet henchman who brutally killed Chile's most famous musician
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New Probe Into Victor Jara Murder
Judge Juan Eduardo Fuentes said he would examine 40 new pieces of evidence provided by the singer's family. Mr Jara was killed in 1973 at Santiago's national stadium, in the early days of former military ruler Gen Augusto Pinochet's government. His widow, Joan Jara, said his murder had become an...
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