Friday, 21 November 2014 / TRUTH-OUT.ORG
  • School of the Americas Morphs Into US Training Industrial Complex

    By JP Sottile, Truthout | News Analysis

     Commentary on the Honduran coup of late June 2009. The installation is two wooden crosses, a style popularized in the movement to close the SOA (School of the Americans/Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation). (Photo: DC Protests; Edited: LW / TO)Commentary on the Honduran coup of late June 2009. The installation is two wooden crosses, a style popularized in the movement to close the SOA (School of the Americans/Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation). (Photo: DC Protests; Edited: LW / TO)

    Twenty-five years after some School of Americas (SOA) graduates massacred six Jesuits, activists still demand SOA's closure, with a vigil planned this weekend. Since the school's rebranding, a vast worldwide satellite campus system exerting US military influence has created a new Training-Industrial Complex.

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  • The Strict Father Is at the Core of Conservative Ideology and Values

    The Strict Father Is at the Core of Conservative Ideology and Values

    By George Lakoff, Chelsea Green Publishing | Book Excerpt

    Liberals tend not to understand conservatives, and their confusion is showing. On the one hand liberals see conservatives in disarray and react with glee at the fragmentation: the Tea Party vs. Libertarians vs. Neocons vs. Wall Street. Eric Cantor, the Republican Majority Leader, brought down.

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  • Chief Tax-Dodging Officers

    Chief Tax-Dodging Officers

    By Scott Klinger and Sarah Anderson, OtherWords | Op-Ed

    Hiding profits in tax havens is one of the most common ways large corporations avoid paying their fair share to the IRS. And indeed, the 31 firms who paid their CEOs more than Uncle Sam operate 237 subsidiaries in low- or no-tax zones like the Cayman Islands and Bermuda. But that’s just one tax-dodging trick. Corporations have lobbied successfully for a plethora of other tax loopholes and subsidies.

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