Tag Archives: El Salvador

The War on Immigrants

WITH THE SO-CALLED Migrant Protection Protocols program, or MPP, expanding along the southern border and trapping more U.S. asylum-seekers in dangerous Mexican cities, violations of due process are intensifying in traditional courts — and in newly built tents that physically separate immigrants from the judges who hear their cases. Trump’s Attacks on the Press Fuel Harassment […]

Chris Hedges and Abby Martin — Propaganda Buries Facts and Manipulates Emotions

How the US military uses propaganda in covering wars. Complicity of reporters.

Kathy Kelly: Stop the Killing

I believe we should try very hard to hear the grievances of people in Iraq and the region, including those who have joined the Islamic State, regarding U.S. policies and wars that have radically affected their lives and well-being over the past three decades. By Kathy Kelly  October 19, 2014 This article first appeared on […]

Beyond the Border, Into the Wilderness

 Texas has become the deadliest state in the US for undocumented immigrants. In 2012, 271 migrants died while crossing through Texas, surpassing Arizona as the nation’s most dangerous entry point. The majority of those deaths didn’t occur at the Texas-Mexico border but in rural Brooks County, 70 miles north of the Rio Grande, where the […]

Emmanuel Ortiz: Before I Start This Poem

“A time has come when silence is betrayal. That time is now.”  MLK  Before I Start This Poem by Emmanuel Ortiz Before I start this poem, I’d like to ask you to join me in a moment of silence in honour of those who died in the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon last September 11th. […]

[Video] Carolyn Forche> “Ourselves or Nothing”

Editor’s comment: I find myself remembering and thinking more and more often of the words of poet Carolyn Forche as I watch the news: Turkey, Syria, Iraq, Yeman, Pakistan, Afghanistan: half a world away and almost unreal as I watch and hear of the suffering of others in war-torn parts of the world as the […]

The Guardian> James Steele: America’s mystery man in Iraq – Full Documentary

James Steele: America’s mystery man in Iraq A 15-month investigation by the Guardian and BBC Arabic reveals how retired US colonel James Steele, a veteran of American proxy wars in El Salvador and Nicaragua, played a key role in training and overseeing US-funded special police commandos who ran a network of torture centres in Iraq. […]