Friday, 22 May 2015 / TRUTH-OUT.ORG
  • Jade Helm 15 Is Not a Federal Takeover: It's Domestic Military Expansion

    By Candice Bernd, Truthout | News Analysis

    8 December, 2007: U.S. Army paratroopers prepare to board a C-130 Hercules during Operation Toy Drop, Ft. Bragg, N.C. (Photo: The U.S Army)US Army paratroopers prepare to board a C-130 Hercules during Operation Toy Drop at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, December 8, 2007. (Photo: The US Army)

    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.

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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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  • One Morning in Homan Square

    One Morning in Homan Square

    By TQ, Truthout | Graphic Journalism

    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.

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