As military officials begin to notify the public of this summer's upcoming military training exercise in rural counties in Texas, conspiracy theories have run wild about the Obama administration's "plot" to invade the state. While the training isn't a federal coup attempt, it does fit into a larger pattern of an expanding domestic military footprint.
The quest for justice by one indigenous Guatemalan woman for the murder of her husband by private security forces of a Canadian company's subsidiary transcends borders. The trial in Canada has paved the way for other indigenous communities to seek restitution from multinationals for human rights violations.
Up to 17 past detainees of the the Homan Square police facility have stepped forward to describe unacceptable, problematic behavior by officers of the Chicago Police Department at the facility. How does having a secretive, controversial police facility in the neighborhood affect the residents of Homan Square? This comics report shares insights from residents of the community about how they're affected by the neighborhood's heavy police presence.