July 28, 2011
President Reagan’s justification for siphoning money out of the collective pool and into the pockets of the wealthy remains in vogue today. If the government pursues tax cuts and subsidies for the rich, so the pitch goes, everyone will benefit. The wealth at the top will eventually “trickle-...
July 27, 2011
Fiscal Year 2010 saw the U.S. government deport a record 392,862 immigrants. Approximately half of them, according to the Department o Credit: U.S. Department of Homeland Securityf Homeland Security (DHS), were convicts—an increase of more than 81,000 “criminal alien” deportations vis...
July 26, 2011
Historian Lorenzo Meyer has commented (on the talk show Primer Plano) that no An army street patrol Credit: Jorge Aranapresident since the aftermath of the Mexican Revolution has used the military to maintain domestic order as systematically and as intensely as Felipe Calderón. Calderón’s war on...
July 25, 2011
Striking Oil Workers. (EFE/Luis Alfredo Zapata)Last week, in perhaps the largest recent strike in Colombia, 10,000 workers walked out of several multinational oil companies in the Department of Meta. The strikes came after Montajes J.M.—a subcontractor for the Spanish corporation CEPSA—fired 1,100...
July 24, 2011
Howard Campbell (academics.utep.edu)
In the most recent issue of NACLA, anthropologist Howard Campbell examines how Ciudad Juárez became the world’s most violent city after Mexican President Felipe Calderón deployed thousands of soldiers and federal police to fight the cartels....
July 22, 2011
(credit: July 26 Coalition)
On Saturday, July 23, the July 26 Coalition will host an anniversary celebration in New York City of the Fidel Castro-led assault on the Moncada Barracks in Cuba. On July 26, 1953, Castro and other Cuban rebels launched the popular movement that would...