These kinds of government-sanctioned, targeted assassinations — along with kidnappings, terrorism, assaults, sexual violence, firings, evictions and other forms of brutal intimidation — are routine in Colombia and have been for decades
- ABOMINATIONSAMERICAN STUDIESCAPITALIST SICKNESSCITIZENS COUNTER-PROPAGANDACOLONIALISMIMPERIALISMLatinAm—COLOMBIA
- ABOMINATIONSBRITISH DEVIOUSNESSBRITISH/ EU/ NATO COMPLICITYCOLONIALISMPLUTOCRATIC POWERVIRTUALUNIV
ERIC ZUESSE—So, what had begun as a plan to globalize the UK empire by means of attaching the U.S. to it, has by now become a vassalage of UK to U.S., which vassalization will produce an asset-stripping of the UK state, and a resultant soaring impoverishment of the UK public, which population the U.S. and UK international corporations will then drain, thus creating a greatly increased emigration from the UK. The UK empire has thus come crashing down.
- ACTIVISTS & HEROESBOLIVIACLASS STRUGGLECOLONIALISMINDIGENOUS HEROES
PETER LACKOWSKI—In 1952, the National Revolutionary Movement (MNR) led a revolution that made historic gains with expanded rights for workers, land reform, and national economic sovereignty. It was supported by miners, workers and peasants, but it was led by a white and mestizo middle class who saw the indigenous majority as “primitive,” people who needed to be modernized, assimilated, and brought into the economy as workers and capitalist farmers.
- ABOMINATIONSCOLONIALISMCULTURAL SAVAGERYWESTERN EXCEPTIONALISMWESTERN MEDDLING & HYPOCRISY
ANDRE VLTCHEK—Oh, North America, where predominately first but also second and other generations of Europeans hunted down local native people like animals. Where the great majority of the First Nations died horrible deaths. Where the native people, in the U.S.A. and Canada, are often forced to live, to this day, in total destitution. North America, but also Australia – the same culture, same pattern, same ‘logic’. White settler states.
- COLONIALISMFRENCH CRYPTOFASCISMFRENCH IMPERIALIST COLLABORATION
WILFRED BURCHETT—With the minute attention to detail that I found later was so characteristic of this great leader of the Vietnamese people, he had called shortly after my arrival with another journalist, to assure himself that we had survived the rigours of the journey and were in good health. It was difficult to believe that within a few hours of arrival we should be sitting opposite this legendary revolutionary leader. But there he was, the unmistakably kindly face, the twinkling depthless black eyes, the thin straggling beard…