Former Paramilitary Reveal Colombian Army Provided Hit List of College Students

Mision Verdad The number of testimonies confirming the involvement of the Colombian State in paramilitary crimes is increasing (Photo: Mauricio Dueñas / EFE). During a conference titled “The Armed Conflict at the University of Nariño,” organized by the Truth Commission in Colombia, ex-commanders Guillermo León Marín and Aníbal Gómez of the defunct Antonio Nariño Peasant…

Juvenicide: A Crime of the Multidimensional War in Colombia

María Fernanda Barreto The systematic murder of Colombian youth by the Colombian State is gaining momentum (Photo: Colombia Informa). At the beginning of the 1990s as the victor of the “cold war”, which in reality had very hot expressions, the United States, having established itself since the second post-war period as the head of the…

Brazil: Tanks on the Streets – Attacks on the International Left

Who Will Laugh Last? Brian MierBrazilians woke up yesterday to visions of a nightmare they thought would never return: military tanks and armored vehicles rolling down the national mall in Brasilia, past the Congress and Supreme Court Buildings in an attempt, admitted by top aides of far right President Jair Bolsonaro, to scare Brazil’s democratic…

Colombian State and Paramilitarism: Salvatore Mancuso’s Declaration Before the Truth Commission

José Manuel Blanco Díaz Salvatore Mancuso, demobilized and imprisoned Colombian paramilitary leader, has provided detailed testimony on how the Colombian government is closely linked to the creation and preservation of paramilitary groups like the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC). Mancuso, a.k.a. Mono Mancuso, Santander Lozada or Triple Cero, was extradited to the United States…

Crackdown on Pro-Democracy Forces in Swaziland (eSwatini) Continues

Pavan Kulkarni Swazis marching in Pretoria, South Africa, calling for the expulsion of the Swazi Embassy. Photo: CPS Pro-democracy parties in Swaziland have criticized the delegation of Southern Africa Development Community for understating the atrocities committed by the army of King Mswati Pro-democracy forces in Swaziland, which are enduring a crackdown by the army of…

Canada Still Supports Colombia’s Repressive Right-Wing Government

Yves Engler Image: Colombia Informa Last week right-wing Colombian President Ivan Duque deployed the military to Cali. The city of 2.3 million has been the epicenter of a month-long nationwide protest that forced the government to withdraw a regressive tax proposal that unleashed a general strike. During the past month security forces have killed at…

America’s Nazi Problem and the End of Policing

Henry Giroux The conditions that produce authoritarian societies are with us once again. The ghost of fascism haunts the present, appearing in a relentless number of assaults on the principles and institutions central to a democracy. America’s Nazi problem is evident not only in the 73 million people who voted for a white supremacist presidential…