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Dec 30, 2013, 6:02pm John Lindsay-Poland
Shortly after I turned 20 years old, in response to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, the U.S. government re-established compulsory draft registration. It was a public message that we were ready to invade Afghanistan, too. Failure to register...
Nov 18, 2013, 11:07am FOR
This weekend, thousands will gather at Ft. Benning, Georgia, to protest the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation/School of the Americas in an annual mobilization sponsored by SOA Watch.FOR staff and members will be...
Apr 25, 2013, 7:34pm Susana Pimiento
Peruvian communities also rejected the War on DrugsOn April 19 and 20, more than 250 people gathered in Puerto Mayo, Peru, to discuss the US-sponsored plan to build an airport and military base in Pichari, Peru, 300 miles north of Cusco. Among...
Jan 31, 2013, 8:57pm John Lindsay-Poland
By John Lindsay-PolandThe Pentagon signed $444 million in non-fuel contracts for purchases and services in Latin America and the Caribbean during the 2012 fiscal year, an overall decrease of nearly 15% from the previous year. But US military...
Jan 4, 2013, 6:02pm Nathaniel Mahlberg
Part 2 of a series: Father Paul Mayer, continuedThis is the continuation of my interview with Father Paul Mayer. The interview is the beginning of a blog series of interviews with members of the National Council of Elders, veterans of civil...
Dec 21, 2012, 4:16pm Nathaniel Mahlberg
Part 1 of a series: Father Paul MayerLast year, veteran leaders of many nonviolent social change movements came together to form the National Council of Elders in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement. These illustrious and august...
Oct 12, 2012, 8:37pm John Lindsay-Poland
US Ambassador to Uruguay Julissa Reynoso, Leon Panetta, and Guatemalan Defense Vice-Minister José Antonio Lemus. Reuters photo.Some readers may have heard that U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta lectured Latin American defense ministers on armies...