Although US continues aid restrictions requiring Guatemala to stop using military as law enforcement, that country has intensified its use of military to protect multinational business interests against communities resisting infrastructure projects.
The short-lived Paris Commune of 1871 lasted only a little more than two months before being ruthlessly crushed. Yale Professor John Merriman speaks with Truthout's Mark Karlin about his new book, Massacre: The Life and Death of the Paris Commune, providing a remarkably detailed account of an armed uprising that rejected oligarchical government.
Washington's biggest trade groups often put far more money into advertising and public relations than into lobbying. We know how much industry spends to lobby the government, but spending on public relations faces far less disclosure. Industries relying most on PR campaigns are usually those facing the heaviest regulation and public contempt.