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Islands Of Resistance

Author : Mario Murillo
ISBN : 9781609801182
Genre : History
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While 1998 marked the 100th anniversary of the United States' invasion and takeover of Puerto Rico, it wasn't until 1999 that the island's political movements reappeared on the radar screen of the American people. That year, two major developments occurred that transformed the relationship between Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C.: the limited clemency granted by then-President Clinton to eleven Puerto Rican Nationalists, and the death of Puerto Rican civilian security guard David Sanes, killed by missile fragments from U.S. naval bombing tests on the island municipality of Vieques. How does Vieques fit into the political future of Puerto Rico? While anti-Navy protesters are careful not to mix the island's political status options with their battle against the Navy, it is important to understand the role Washington has played in shaping Puerto Rico's current reality and how it has allowed the Navy to use Vieques as a bombing range for 60 years. It also helps one begin to predict what is the future of Puerto Rico. Is it to be a colony? Fifty-first state of the United States? Sovereign nation? In Islands of Resistance, Mario A. Murillo approaches these questions by examining how Puerto Rican politics have been shaped as much by 100 years of U.S. economic, military, and cultural domination of the territory, as by the enduring grassroots resistance of the Puerto Rican people. Islands of Resistance puts the contemporary situation in Puerto Rico into an historic context that will help people understand what is at stake in Vieques, not only for Viequenses, but for Puerto Ricans, both on the island and in the diaspora.

Gene Wars

Author : Kristin Dawkins
ISBN : 1583224203
Genre : Business & Economics
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Despite biotech advances, an alarming number of people in the world go hungry. Kristin Dawkins expects that this number will increase. She discusses the policies that are shaping this future, including those that govern genetic engineering of plants and animals. She also explains how corporate control of the gene pool and globalisation threaten the public interest.

Terrorism And War

Author : Howard Zinn
ISBN : 9781609803148
Genre : Political Science
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Truth—as Zinn shows us in the interviews that make up Terrorism and War—has indeed been the first casualty of war, starting from the beginnings of American empire in the Spanish-American War. But war has many other casualties, he argues, including civil liberties on the home front and human rights abroad. In Terrorism and War, Zinn explores the growth of the American empire, as well as the long tradition of resistance in this country to U.S. militarism, from Eugene Debs and the Socialist Party during World War One to the opponents of U.S. military intervention in Afghanistan today.

Exorcising Terror

Author : Ariel Dorfman
ISBN : 1583225420
Genre : History
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Covers one of the most important human rights trials of the last 50 years, every twist and turn of the four-year-old trial in Great Britain, Spain, and Chile. For the first time in the twentieth century, a former head of state was being judged by a foreign court. Addresses some of today's burning issues, such as what are the limits of national sovereignty in a globalizing world?

British Bulletin Of Publications On Latin America The Caribbean Portugal And Spain

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Z Magazine

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Genre : United States
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Colombia And The United States

Author : Mario A. Murillo
ISBN : 9781609801977
Genre : History
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Every year the United States spends millions of dollars to help the war-ravaged country of Colombia. But help it with what? In Colombia and the U.S. Mario Murillo explores the misdirected and devastating impact that U.S. military "aid" continues to have on the war torn-people of Colombia. Beginning with a brief history of Colombia, Murillo analyzes the complex forces driving Colombia's current decades-old guerilla war, U.S. involvement, media perceptions, and possible paths to peace. Whether it has been the U.S.-led war against "drug trafficking," the newly constituted "war against terrorism," or, as we have seen over the last two years, a convenient marriage of the two, the main effect has been to allow the U.S. to further expand its role in Colombia. The foundations of Colombia's social, political, and military conflict are rarely addressed by U.S. policy. Murillo describes Colombia's history of institutionalized corruption, state neglect, far-reaching poverty, and political violence and how they precede by decades the introduction and expansion of the drug trade. Colombia and the U.S. argues that the conflict in Colombia is not about drugs, nor guerrillas, nor "terrorism," but rather about the unwillingness of the country's elite to open up spaces for truly democratic participation in areas of economic and social development and political representation.

Current Publications In Legal And Related Fields

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Genre : Bibliography
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The Hidden Wounds Of Vieques

Author : Victor M. Torres-Vélez
ISBN : MSU:31293029560335
Genre : Civil-military relations
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