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.
A ragged band of Canadians took a fishing boat into the frigid waters of the North Pacific Ocean in 1971 to try to stop a nuclear weapons test on the island of Amchitka. With that action, they started the environmental group Greenpeace and, in addition to saving many a whale, revolutionized political activism and advocacy journalism.