Sunday, 01 February 2015 / TRUTH-OUT.ORG
  • US Continues Restrictions on Guatemalan Aid

    By Jeff Abbott, Truthout | News Analysis

    Two boys look on as Guatemalan soldiers patrol in the community of Santa Fe Ocaña in San Juan Sacatepéquez during the state of exception. (Photo: Jeff Abbott)Two boys look on as Guatemalan soldiers patrol in the community of Santa Fe Ocaña in San Juan Sacatepéquez during the state of exception. (Photo: Jeff Abbott)

    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.

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  • Execution of Paris Communards Foreshadowed Mass Murders of 20th Century

    Execution of Paris Communards Foreshadowed Mass Murders of 20th Century

    By Mark Karlin, Truthout | Interview

    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.

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  • Dispatch From Sundance: "How to Change the World"

    Dispatch From Sundance: "How to Change the World"

    By Tom Roston, Moyers & Company | Interview

    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.

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