John Lindsay-Poland's blog
I’m in Washington today with Colombian human rights defender Rosa Liliana Ortiz, meeting with State Department officials and congressional staff to present our findings about the human rights outcomes of billions of dollars of U.S. military assistance in Colombia.
Shortly after I turned 20 years old, in response to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, the U.S. government re-established compulsory draft registration. It was a public message that we were ready to invade Afghanistan, too. Failure to register could lead to five years in prison. I didn’t have to go to war; war had come to me.
A new report from the Meso-American Working Group
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Once the signature program of the US drug war in Latin America, aerial fumigation of coca leaf crops is finally in deep trouble.
Fumigation’s crisis comes in a moment when coca growers, like other farmers throughout Colombia, face an economic crisis that led to a month-long national agricultural strike in August.
Popular opinion in the United States broadly opposes a U.S. military strike against Syria. As it turns out, so do the leaders of South American nations, which include presidents as diverse in their relations with the U.S. as Paraguayan president Horacio Cortés and Venezuela president Nicolás Maduro.
It was a preventable explosion at the Chevron oil refinery in Richmond, California that sent 15,000 people to area hospitals to be treated for respiratory problems.