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The brutal legacy of the “Salvador Option” in Iraq

Today The Guardian has released an hour-long documentary and article investigating the role of U.S. counterinsurgency advisers and top military and government officials in training and supervising the Special Police Commandos and paramilitary units responsible for acts of torture and … Continue reading

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GuateSec: Justice and security briefs

It has been a busy and disturbing couple of weeks in Guatemala, with a series of high-impact incidents of violence and developments in key legal cases of justice for human rights violations. GuateSec has collected relevant reports and offers preliminary … Continue reading

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GuateSec: Scrutiny of security gains and privatization initiatives

Guatemala’s security policy has come under renewed scrutiny as the country marks its first full year under Otto Pérez Molina. Though the Patriot Party administration has trumpeted the success of programs such as the militarized Task Forces installed in marginal … Continue reading

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IdleNoMore in historical context

Originally posted on Warrior Publications:
Glen Coulthard, Decolonization.wordpress.com, December 24, 2012 Protesters march on Highway 401 near London, Ont, Dec 19, as part of INM rallies. Much has been said recently in the media about the relationship between the inspiring…

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GuateSec: Drug War militarization in Central America

With the U.S. Marines’ “Operation Hammer” in Guatemala reportedly finalized and “Operation Anvil” in Honduras in limbo, where does Central America now stand in the Drug War, and what developments are on the horizon? In “Strategies of a New Cold War,” … Continue reading

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December 2012: A new era of decolonization and a window on impunity

In the international popular imagination, Guatemala in December of 2012 was defined by two events: the much-hyped and misappropriated end of an era in the Maya calendar, and to a lesser degree, John McAfee’s abortive attempt to win asylum following … Continue reading

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January 31st 2013, Cascadia Solidaria presents “Guatemala: Neoliberal Militarism & Social Movement Resistance”

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