During the Cold War, the US trained cops in more than fifty countries to suppress dissent. This “police professionalization” helped produce death squads in countries like El Salvador and mass incarceration in the United States.
Jonah Walters is a doctoral candidate in geography at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
The anti-autocracy movement in Nicaragua is a reflection of broader popular struggles against neoliberal policies across Central America. It shouldn’t be dismissed or reduced to its most reactionary elements.
The life and times of Smedley Butler.
With its celebration of mercs rampaging through Africa, no healthy society could produce a magazine like Soldier of Fortune.
A society that teaches violence is a violent society. We need to get the JROTC out of our schools.
Disgraced Puerto Rican governor Ricardo Rosselló is slated to leave office today. It’s a victory for the mass protest movement — but as elites struggle to name a successor, the colony’s future remains uncertain.
The New Left and the “back-to-the-land” movement.
Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena is a monument to the subprime mortgage crisis and the companies that caused it.
Picket lines once made the best playgrounds around.
No mother should be forced to give birth in conditions Beyoncé wouldn’t accept for herself.
Just ten days before the 1968 Olympics, hundreds of protesters lay dead in a Mexico City square.
Enjoy the soothing sounds of our national id.
Inside the secret war of America’s most effective assassins: Harry and Louise.
A century of hard living and hospital bills in American song.
When your God that fails is Pol Pot.
Trump finally declared mass opioid addiction a national emergency. But he won’t take on big pharma and the social roots of the crisis.
Produce is serious business. A history of the co-op wars.
Remembering Miguel d’Escoto Brockmann, the Sandinista priest and one-time United Nations General Assembly president who died earlier this month.
With the death of Manuel Noriega, we look back at the bloody 1989 invasion of Panama and the imperial wars that it helped justify.
Chinese investments in Latin America have skyrocketed over the past ten years. But not everyone is thrilled about the new superpower in the region.