The US School That Trains Dictators & Death Squads

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Dubbed ‘The School of Dictators’ by human rights activists, the US Army School of the Americas, now known as the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation, has produced some of the world’s most notorious torturers, drug traffickers and war criminals. The spectre of their crimes still haunts much of Latin America—from Argentina to El Salvador. In El Salvador, the human … Read More

Chris Kyle Fans Express American Exceptionalism Through Sexual Violence

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US Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, a habitual peddler of fantastical, orientalist lies, is hailed as a war hero by the most cowardly members of society—from war profiteers to robotic nationalists. American Sniper reinforces this myth with two hours of pro-war agitprop. This grotesque propaganda works to further US exceptionalism and helps lift the morale of Americans who are desperate for content … Read More

America’s 50 Year War in Colombia: Death Squads & Drug Management

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Colombia remains one of the most dangerous countries on earth, where more than 220,000 have been killed and countless displaced over the last 57 years. The human rights abuses in the country are regularly dismissed by the corporate media, which ignores the heavy hand of US Empire. The US began heavily pushing military intervention in Colombia under the Kennedy administration, whose National Security Doctrine aimed to … Read More

Native American Genocide & Resistance with Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

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Indigenous scholar Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, author of an ‘Indigenous People’s History of The United States’, joins Abby Martin for this week’s episode of The Empire Files to give insight on the history and present-day struggle of native peoples. Native society, despite pervasive mainstream mythology, was rich in agriculture and was advanced to such a degree that they were appropriated by colonialists. … Read More

The Distortion & Death Behind Israel/Palestine Coverage

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As Palestine makes its way into the headlines again, it’s necessary to examine not only the history of the near 70 year occupation, but the media’s culpability in pushing a devotedly pro-Israel/anti-Palestinian narrative. During the most recent assault against the besieged Gaza Strip, even the most progressive news outlets attempted to present “both sides” of what was transpiring, as though it was … Read More

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