How ‘Think Tanks’ Generate Endless War

By Todd E. Pierce on August 21, 2016

A scene from "Dr. Strangelove," in which the bomber pilot rides a nuclear bomb to its target in the Soviet Union.

A scene from “Dr. Strangelove,” in which the bomber pilot rides a nuclear bomb to its target in the Soviet Union.

The New York Times took notice recently of the role that so-called “think tanks” play in corrupting U.S. government policy. Their review of think tanks “identified dozens of examples of scholars conducting research at think tanks while corporations were paying them to help shape government policy.” (more…)

‘For as long as it takes’: Native American Protesters Defy North Dakota Pipeline Construction

By Jason Wilson on August 18, 2016

US pipelineJoey Montoya, like other protesters near Cannon Ball, at the northern boundary of the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota, sees himself as not just protecting the local community from a new oil pipeline – but also the country and the earth. (more…)

Puerto Rico’s Financial Woes Revive Calls for Independence

By: Mary Williams Walsh on August 16, 2016

Independence fighter Rafael Cancel Miranda at his home in San Juan, P.R. His Photo: Ángel Franco

Independence fighter Rafael Cancel Miranda at his home in San Juan, P.R. His Photo: Ángel Franco

In March 1954, Rafael Cancel Miranda smuggled a gun into the United States Capitol and, with three other Puerto Rican nationalists, opened fire from the visitors’ gallery. Five members of Congress were wounded. (more…)

Obama’s Legacy: The Deporter in Chief

By Danny Haiphong on August 16, 2016

“President Obama waged 8 years of ceaseless war on the undocumented population.”

Photo: Bill Hackwell

Photo: Bill Hackwell

Immigration has received a great deal of attention in the 2016 elections. Donald Trump’s white supremacist rhetoric has dominated the immigration conversation in the United States. (more…)

Honduras Is a Giant Graveyard for Human Rights Defenders

August 20,2016

Honduras has become one of the most hostile and dangerous countries for human rights defenders.

Relatives and friends carry Berta Caceres' coffin through La Esperanza, Honduras, during her funeral. Photo: AFP

Relatives and friends carry Berta Caceres’ coffin through La Esperanza, Honduras, during her funeral. Photo: AFP

Honduras has seen at least eight human rights activists killed in 2016, making it one the most dangerous countries in the world for human rights defenders, the United Nations and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) warned Friday. (more…)

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