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  • Destroying What Remains: How the US Navy Plans to War Game the Arctic

    By Dahr Jamail, Truthout / TomDispatch | News Analysis

    The USS Cowpens launches a Harpoon Missile from the aft missile deck as part of a live fire excercise, September 12, 2012. The USS Cowpens launches a Harpoon Missile from the aft missile deck as part of a live-fire exercise, September 12, 2012. (Photo: Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Paul Kelly/US Navy; Edited: JR/TO)

    In Iraq in wartime, I saw what the US military was capable of in a distant ravaged land. In June, I'll see what that military is capable of in what still passes for peacetime and close to home indeed. As I sit at my desk writing this story on Washington's Olympic Peninsula, the roar of Navy jets periodically rumbles in from across Puget Sound, where a massive naval air station is located. I can't help but wonder whether, years from now, I'll still be writing pieces with titles like "Destroying What Remains," as the Navy continues its war-gaming in an ice-free summer Arctic. 

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  • In Guatemala, Indigenous Woman Sues Multinational Company for Husband's Murder

    In Guatemala, Indigenous Woman Sues Multinational Company for Husband's Murder

    By Jeff Abbott, Truthout | Report

    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.

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  • The United States "Liberated" Puerto Rico Only to Brutally Colonize It

    The United States "Liberated" Puerto Rico Only to Brutally Colonize It

    By Nelson A. Denis, Nation Books | Book Excerpt

    Although Puerto Ricans were granted US citizenship in 1917, the United States continued to exploit, oppress and eventually launch a "war" on the people of Puerto Rico in order to gain land and resources. The book War Against All Puerto Ricans is a vivid, detailed account of the brutal treatment of a people "liberated" from Spain only to be subjugated by the US.

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