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Mark Weisbrot – Honduran Opposition Leaders Being Murdered While US Pours in Money to Repressive Government and Military

Since a 2009 military coup against the democratic government of President Mel Zelaya, Honduras has become the most dangerous country in the world for environmental and human rights activists. On Oct. 17, two more prominent rural organizers, José Ángel Flores and Silmer Dionisio George, were assassinated in Colón. Flores was the president of the Unified Campesinos Movement of the Aguán Valley …

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Robert C. Koehler – If Only We Could Vote for Peace Instead of a ‘Commander-in-Chief’

Maybe it’s the phrase — “commander in chief” — that best captures the transcendent absurdity and unaddressed horrors of the 2016 election season and the business as usual that will follow. I don’t want to elect anyone commander in chief: not the xenophobic misogynist and egomaniac, not the Henry Kissinger acolyte and Libya hawk. The big hole in this democracy …

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John Pilger – The Rape of East Timor: The Greatest Crime of the 20th Century, Executed and Covered up

Secret documents found in the Australian National Archives provide a glimpse of how one of the greatest crimes of the 20th century was executed and covered up. They also help us understand how and for whom the world is run.  The documents refer to East Timor, now known as Timor-Leste, and were written by diplomats in the Australian embassy in …