School of Terror – John Pilger

This is an excerpt from John Pilger’s bestseller ‘The New Rulers Of The World.’

Much was made of al-Qaeda’s training camps in Afghanistan, the target of American bombers. But these were kindergartens compared with the world’s leading university of terrorism at Fort Benning in Georgia. Known until recently as the School of the Americas, it trained some 60,000 Latin American soldiers, policemen, paramilitaries and intelligence agents. Forty per cent of the Cabinet ministers who served in the genocidal regimes of Lucas Garcia, Rios Montt and Mejia Victores in Guatemala are graduates. Continue reading

The Gun-Grabbers are on the Move Again

Every despotic regime in the last century favored gun control laws. Today, the gun-grabbers are on the move again and are being led by the Obama regime. Continue reading

Military coups and US bases: The threat to Latin American democracy

This article is from the Australian-Venezuela Solidarity Network broadsheet, published as a supplement in Green Left Weekly 808.
The coup d’etat carried out by the generals and their civilian front men in Honduras on June 28 poses an immediate threat to the Venezuelan revolution and the international Bolivarian movement for unity and social change throughout Latin America. Continue reading

Obama’s Rollback Strategy – Honduras, Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan(and the Boomerang Effect)

The recent events in Honduras and Iran, which pit democratically elected regimes against pro-US military and civilian actors intent on overthrowing them can best be understood as part of a larger White House strategy designed to rollback the gains achieved by opposition government and movements during the Bush years. Continue reading

Honduras coup is just the tip of the iceberg, who is next?

The traditional right wing power sectors of Central America and South America are in panic. The single argument in their speeches and strategies is: “we have to stop the election of a “Chavez” or an “Evo Morales” in our country.” They have expressed their hatred to the Alba leaders very eloquently. Continue reading

MSM: Images reveal full horror of ‘Amazon’s Tiananmen’

(Independent) – First, the police fire tear gas, then rubber bullets. As protesters flee, they move on to live rounds. One man, wearing only a pair of shorts, stops to raise his hands in surrender. He is knocked to the ground and given an extended beating by eight policemen in black body-armour and helmets. Continue reading