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Colombia: Six Decades of Fighting for Peace : The Paramilitary Warlords

Colombia’s AUC forces. Photo by Eros Hoagland / Eros Hoagland Photography.A Promise of Peace:Colombia and the paramilitary warlords By Marion Delgado / The Rag Blog / March 3, 2010 Part two: The AUC CARTAGENA DE INDIES, Colombia — In my … finish reading Colombia: Six Decades of Fighting for Peace : The Paramilitary Warlords

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Jonah Raskin : Google Is Not God

Illustration © 2007 by Stuart Brown / Modern Life.Google is not God:Whatever happened to privacy in America? By Jonah Raskin / The Rag Blog / March 3, 2010 Google often seems to be all-powerful, and as omniscient as God himself … finish reading Jonah Raskin : Google Is Not God

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Afghanistan : Telling the Wolves from the Sheep

It all started in Rhode Island…They shoot Americans, don’t they? To expect that they won’t be shot at is an example of that sort of American innocence that has worn awfully thin after centuries of American invasions of other countries. … finish reading Afghanistan : Telling the Wolves from the Sheep

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Colombia and FARC : Six Long Decades of Fighting for Peace

Andres Pastrana, President of Colombia from 1998-2002, in peace negotiations with FARC leader Manuel Marulanda Velez. Photo from Latin American Studies.A Promise of Peace:Colombia, the guerrillas, and the paracos By Marion Delgado / The Rag Blog / February 20, 2010 … finish reading Colombia and FARC : Six Long Decades of Fighting for Peace

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Jordan Flaherty : New Orleans’ Heart is in Haiti

New Orleans creole cottages: a gift from Haiti. Painting by B.Sasik.New Orleans and our Haitian roots We share a common history, and we will work for a shared future of justice and liberation. By Jordan Flaherty / The Rag Blog … finish reading Jordan Flaherty : New Orleans’ Heart is in Haiti

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Haiti : Why Voodoo Won’t Do

Above, the National Palace in Puerto Principe. Photo from EPA / Zumapress.com. Below, destroyed housing in Port-au-Prince. Photo by Logan Abassi / Getty Images.Why Voodoo won’t do:Haiti and the superstructure of failure By Sid Eschenbach / The Rag Blog / … finish reading Haiti : Why Voodoo Won’t Do

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Val Liveoak : Remembering the ‘Tope’ in El Salvador

Mural at the University of Central America in San Salvador depicts martyred Jesuit priests and suggests complicity of the nation’s business and political leadership. Slain Jesuit priests honored in El Salvador In El Salvador, six Jesuit priests are being honored … finish reading Val Liveoak : Remembering the ‘Tope’ in El Salvador

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History as Politics : Remembering the Berlin Wall

Man straddles Berlin Wall in 1989. Photo from photosfan.com.History as politics, Politics as history: Remembering the Berlin Wall By Harry Targ / The Rag Blog / November 9, 2009 …you are Americans and are meant to carry liberty and justice … finish reading History as Politics : Remembering the Berlin Wall

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Bicentennial Mexico : Textbooks Revise History, Delete Spanish Conquest

Detail of Mural by Diego Rivera showing Spanish conquistadors conquering Mexican indigenous peoples, Palacio de Cortes, Cuernavaca, Mexico.Just in time for the Bicentennial:Much of Mexico’s history becomes, well, history This August 24th when sixth graders returned to their classrooms, many … finish reading Bicentennial Mexico : Textbooks Revise History, Delete Spanish Conquest

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Calderon’s ‘Informe’ : Mexico as Paradise on Earth

El informe: Mexican President Felipe Calderon presents his third annual report to the legislature at the National Palace in Mexico City, Sept. 2, 2009. Photo by Marco Peláez / La Jornada Calderon, ‘a small man who stands barely over five … finish reading Calderon’s ‘Informe’ : Mexico as Paradise on Earth

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Ted Kennedy and the Politics of Death

The politics of death serves to reinforce the ‘great person’ theory of history which suggests that historical change is the result of the wise and vigorous and inspired activities of talented individuals, not groups or social movements. By Harry Targ … finish reading Ted Kennedy and the Politics of Death

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Swine Flu Redux : We’re Not Out of the Woods Yet

Doctors and nurses treat patients at a tent hospital for influenza victims in Lawrence, Mass., in 1918. Archive photo from Hartford Courant. The outbreak in the Spring of 1918 was not the huge killer. It came back in a second … finish reading Swine Flu Redux : We’re Not Out of the Woods Yet

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