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30,000 Reasons: Argentines Uphold Memory in the Streets

Daniel Cholakian NACLA Reports
March 24 commemorates the victims of state terrorism in Argentina. As President Javier Milei defends perpetrators of genocide, remembering becomes a form of resisting far-right and denialist policies.

This Week in People’s History, Dec 19–25

Cartoon of automaker bosses squeezing taxpayers dry Is the President a King? (in 2008), Justice for Crimes Against Humanity (1983), A Safe, Legal, Way to Relieve Stress (1913), Where Was OSHA and EPA? (2008), Integrating Carnegie Hall (1938), You Call This "Home Rule"? (1973), Freedom Now! (1848)

Argentina’s Slow Crawl to Justice

Amelia Rayno The Progressive
As family members of the disappeared pass away, the momentum of the fight slows. Argentina’s media outlets don’t often cover the trials, or the ensuing sentence mitigations, so many don’t realize that most convicted state terrorists aren't in prison.

Does Henry Kissinger Have a Conscience?

Jon Lee Anderson The New Yorker
Last week, the first tranche of those declassified documents was released. The documents revealed that White House and U.S. State Department officials were intimately aware of the Argentine military’s bloody nature, and that some were horrified by what they knew. Others, most notably Henry Kissinger, were not.

New Memo: Kissinger Gave the "Green Light" for Argentina's Dirty War

Davis Corn Mother Jones
The recently released memo notes that Hill told Derian about a meeting Kissinger held with Argentine Foreign Minister Cesar Augusto Guzzetti the previous June. Guzzetti, according to that document, told Kissinger, "our main problem in Argentina is terrorism." Kissinger replied, "If there are things that have to be done, you should do them quickly. But you must get back quickly to normal procedures." In other words, go ahead with your killing crusade against the leftists.
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