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Shut Down the School of the Americas/ WHINSEC

Dévora González and Azadeh Shahshahani Jacobin
military soldier with long gun The School of the Americas/WHINSEC in Fort Benning, Georgia, has become notorious for training and enabling torturers, dictators, and massacres throughout the Western Hemisphere...The school is still training...ICE and the Border Patrol.

This is a Coup

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Yesterday elected Bolivian President Evo Morales, the only indigenous president ever in Latin America, resigned under duress due to a coup d’état orchestrated by right-wing opposition and the Organization of American States, and supported by the US.

Army Recruitment Now Based on Student Debt

Courage to Resist Courage to Resist
high school students performing exercises The head of Army Recruiting Command, stated that discussion of the endless wars and potential outcomes “was not really part of the discussion” recruiters are having with high schoolers. Recruiters' new niche: the national student debt crisis.

Democrats Must Stop Dismissing Diplomacy With North Korea

Minju Bae & Ju-Hyun Park Truthout
The last two years of Korean-led intergovernmental cooperation have laid the groundwork toward peace and reunification. U.S. progressives ought to be supportive of that process — it’s their obligation to history and morality.

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Vietnam: Terror Was Absolute

Chris Mullin London Review of Books
Decades after the US retreat from Vietnam, the causes of the war and the outcome are still controversial if not murky, its lessons still not understood by US foreign policy makers. A comprehensive new book aims to clear away much of the detritus.
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