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.
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.