Thursday, 23 October 2014 / TRUTH-OUT.ORG
  • Amid Shootings, Chicago Police Department Upholds Culture of Impunity

    By Sarah Macaraeg and Alison Flowers, Truthout | Investigative Report

    Ortiz Glaze. (Photo: Alison Flowers)Ortiz Glaze, who had no criminal record and was unarmed, was running away with his back to police, when officers fired multiple shots at him, hitting him twice. (Photo: Alison Flowers)

    An exclusive Truthout investigation - released today on a day of national protest against police brutality - reveals that the City of Chicago fails to recognize, let alone sanction, police guilty of repeated episodes of violence, including the shooting deaths of unarmed civilians.

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  • The Mouse That Roared: Stand With the Marshall Islands

    The Mouse That Roared: Stand With the Marshall Islands

    By David Krieger, Truthout | Op-Ed

    The Marshall Islands is "the mouse that roared." It is a small island country standing up to the world's nuclear-armed bullies, saying "enough is enough." The people of the world should stand with the tiny Marshall Islands in their courageous Nuclear Zero lawsuits, aiming to hold the nine nuclear-armed nations accountable to the terms of the 1968 Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty for the safety of the planet. The Marshall Islands is acting with compassion and commitment, taking risks for all humanity

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  • The Latin American Disappeared and Repeating History in Mexico

    The Latin American Disappeared and Repeating History in Mexico

    By Jeff Abbott, Truthout | News Analysis

    The disappearance of 43 college students, abducted by police and organized crime from the Mexican state of Guerrero for their political activism, is a particularly disturbing example of the resurgence of a terror tactic used during Latin America's dirty wars. The college students' disappearance is yet another episode in the long history of disappearing those critical of Latin American governments during the Cold War and dirty wars in Latin America.

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