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Joan Jara: Justice for Victor Jara, Justice for Chile
After the death of the late dictator Augusto Pinochet in December 2006, many people in the Chile took to the streets in jubilant celebration. Others, who had sought for years to bring him to justice for his crimes, had mixed feelings when Pinochet passed without having spent a single day in prison...
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Survival Tools — Farming, Stories, Poetry, Writing, and Leaning
I farm with an old-fashioned scythe, which I use to cut grass. I relish how my body feels as it dances in the field while swinging this long, efficient tool. I enjoy seeing what I am cutting and thus avoid killing small oaks and redwoods. The sharp blade takes my gaze to the ground, which holds up...
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Thousands Protest U.S. Army's "School of Torture, Murder"
ATLANTA -- Thousands of people demonstrated outside a big U.S. Army base on Sunday to demand the closure of a defense department training school they say promotes torture and murder in Latin America. Long-shot Democratic presidential hopeful Dennis Kucinich joined the annual protest outside the...
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Latin America's Shock Resistance
In less than two years, the lease on the largest and most important US military base in Latin America will run out. The base is in Manta, Ecuador, and Rafael Correa, the country's leftist president, has pronounced that he will renew the lease "on one condition: that they let us put a base in Miami...
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The Price of Freedom: Naomi Klein's 'Shock Doctrine'
How can Naomi Klein top No Logo , the most influential political polemic of the past 20 years? Her first book forensically studied the bloodstains that have splashed from the developing world's factories and "export processing zones" on to our cheap designer lives - and it spurred the creation of...
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Bush the 'Best Ally' of Bin Laden, Ahmadinejad, Prof Says
President Bush is the "best ally" of Osama bin Laden and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, leftist MIT professor Noam Chomsky was quoted as telling one of Japan's largest newspapers on Tuesday. The newspaper, Mainichi Shimbun, published what it called an exclusive interview with Chomsky, to...
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The Old Iran-Contra Death Squad Gang Is Desperate to Discredit Chavez
I walked with Roberto Navarrete into the national stadium in Santiago, Chile. With the southern winter's wind skating down from the Andes, it was empty and ghostly. Little had changed, he said: the chicken wire, the broken seats, the tunnel to the changing rooms from which the screams echoed. We...
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Saying Nothing, But Still Power-Hungry
They say America is the land of the second chance - the chance to make good on a promise, a project or a virtuous deed that might lead to redemption. But in the case of Henry Kissinger, the chances never seem to run out, no matter how much harm he does. Twice in the last two months I've heard the...
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Cuba's Cure
Why is Cuba Exporting Its Health Care Miracle To The World's Poor?
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Chile's Pinochet: Indictment a Victory for International Law
Former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet is finally being brought to justice. This represents a victory not only for Chilean civil society but for international law. It also reopens the possibility of prosecuting Pinochet for a 1976 murder in Washington. On Sept. 21, 1976, Orlando Letelier and...
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