military and law enforcement

A Himalayan Red Herring? Maoist Revolution in the Shadow of the Legacy Raj - Saubhagya Shah

Written during the Maoist guerilla war in Nepal, an analysis of how the Maoists and the conflict were put to use by Indian diplomacy as part of their wider regional domination.

"...The core tensions of the Legacy Raj are sustained by the polymorphous character of the post-independence power elites, whose conception of self and mission oscillates between that of anti-colonial heroes on the one hand and heirs to the British Raj on the other. It is this contradictory impulse that generates cycles of destabilisation outwards into the regional system in the form of economic pressures, political subversion, proxy wars and military adventures."

Obama downshifts American imperialism in Colombia

It can be argued that the U.S. owes a collective “morality debt” of diplomatic reparations for centuries of state-sponsored terrorism and deplorable interventionism in and around the Republic of Colombia. Numerous “banana republics” joined Colombia, resulting from 500 years of “gun-point capitalism” fueled by the U.S. State department at the behest of multi-national corporate interests.

The long shelf life of democratic and Stalinist mythology

Robert Capa - Death of a loyalist soldier

Review; The Real Band of Brothers - first-hand accounts from the last British survivors of the Spanish Civil War; Max Arthur - Collins, UK, 2009.

Five years after hurricane Katrina, community still trying to find justice for residents

Last friday, three officers were finally indicted by a federal grand jury for the post-katrina murder of Henry Glover, and the ensuing five year cover up.

Democrats to allow repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell - sexual violence in the military remains high

Last Thursday, the House of Representatives voted 234-194 to allow the repeal of the controversial Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy. The vote mirrored an earlier closed-door agreement of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT), which orders the discharge of any soldier who “demonstrate(s) a propensity or intent to engage in homosexual acts,” was first passed under the Clinton Administration in 1993.

In critical and suffocating times - TPTG

The Ta Paida Tis Galarias (The Children of The Gallery) group report on the recent demonstrations in Athens against austerity measures, including the events leading to the tragic deaths of three bank workers and its implications for the movement of opposition.

The Dream of San Juan Copala - by Claudio Albertani

On April 26, 2010, a convoy of some twenty militants and international observers was ambushed in Mexico. They were on their way to San Juan Copala, a village in the Sierra Mixteca region, to give support to the villagers in their resistance to the terrorism of a local paramilitary group. Their convoy was brutally ambushed by paramilitaries......

Alleged terrorists arrested in Paris

On Monday and Tuesday 15 and 16 February, seven people were arrested as alleged terrorists in Paris in connection with solidarity actions with prisoners accused of arson of the Vincennes detention Center in July 2008.

Neuroscience and war

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Will neuroscientists join psychiatrists, psychologists and anthropologists in condemning the use of their labour in the service of war?

1970: The Golpe Borghese coup plot in Italy

The Black Prince: Borghese

A short history of the aborted neofascist Golpe Borghese coup plot in Italy, 1970, and the subsequent repercussions.