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The United States of Human Rights

  • February 04, 2015
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Let no one say that the United States government doesn’t take human rights seriously.   Let every dictator or human right abuser take note that the United States will not tolerate any regime that commits acts of violence and terror against their own people.     On Monday an Egyptian court upheld 183 death sentences...

Twilight of the General

Twilight of the General

  • May 11, 2013
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Guatemala is not a country that has had much to celebrate in the last half a century.   In 1954, a US-backed coup overthrew the centre-left government of Jacobo Arbenz, and ushered in a thirty year period of civil war, counterinsurgency campaign and state terror in which some 200,000 people were killed, mostly by the...

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