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More evidence (as if we needed it) that the ‘Drug War’ will never succeed

The Hydra-Headed Drug Business By David Boaz
, for The Cato Institute Blog, Cato At Liberty October 11, 2017 With television cameras rolling and Attorney General Jeff Sessions on hand in San Diego, the Coast Guard announced late last month that it had set a new record for cocaine seizures at sea—more than 455,000 pounds through […]

Saturday October 14th, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Urge Tillerson to Investigate Violence & Corruption in Mexico

If you agree, please ask your legislators to sign onto this Dear Colleague letter by Tuesday. FoBW. Dear Colleague, We invite you to sign onto our letter voicing concern to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson about the violence and corruption related to the war on drugs in Mexico, and the U.S. role. The State Department […]

Sunday September 10th, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Good example of how u.s. foreign policy is made.

Gulf Government Gave Secret $20 Million Gift To D.C. Think Tank by Ryan Grimm. Published in The Intercept Transpose to Mexico/Latin America/the Congo/Africa etc.

Wednesday September 6th, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

VIDEO: Friends of Brad Will Comments on Recent Killings of Journalist in Mexico

March 24, 2017 — Robert Jereski, co-coordinator of Friends of Brad Will, speaks with Anya Parampil of RT America about the recent wave of journalist murdered in Mexico.

Friday March 24th, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Revealed: Environmental Activist Berta Cáceres’ Suspected Killers Received U.S. Military Training

March 03, 2017 https://www.democracynow.org/2017/3/3/trump_s_proposed_epa_cuts_threaten Part 2: Exposé Shows Environmental Activist Berta Cáceres Topped Kill List of U.S.-Trained Assassins March 03, 2017 https://www.democracynow.org/2017/3/3/trump_s_proposed_epa_cuts_threaten

Friday March 3rd, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Demand for Inquiry Into Police Abuse of Women May Embroil Mexico’s President

La CIDH exige una investigación sobre el abuso sexual que sufrió un grupo de mujeres en Atenco en 2006 Leer en español  By AZAM AHMED SEPT. 22, 2016 Read in English here.  

Thursday September 22nd, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Background on the peace accord in Colombia

Will the USG-backed government and paramilitaries (again) sabotage the peace process or liquidate the guerillas once they put down their weapons? See the excellent story including interviews with soldiers in the rebellion on the Real News Network, entitled, FARC Members Ready for Peace, But Tensions Remain, here.    

Thursday September 1st, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Somehow the snail overtakes the locomotive!

Resurgent Mexico by Quincy Saul photoshooter2015 | Shutterstock.com “Did you hear it? It is the sound of their world collapsing. It is the sound of ours resurging.” – Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos, December 2012 Mexico is living and dying for the sins of the global economy. The price of cheap clothes, cheap drugs and cheap labor is […]

Sunday July 31st, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Resurgence in Left Politics in Mexico Following Oaxaca Teachers Strike Massacre

Resurgence in Left Politics in Mexico Following Oaxaca Teach

Thursday June 30th, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

More on Mexican Government murdering teachers

(with U.S.G. weapons, training, and political cover). by researcher and writer, Scott Campbell. Mexican police brutally attack Oaxaca’s striking teachers: https://roarmag.org/essays/oaxaca-teacher-strike-police-attack/ Major State Represion in Oaxaca: Several Killed, Dozens Wounded and Detained: http://elenemigocomun.net/2016/06/repression-oaxaca-killed-wounded-detained/ También disponible en español: http://elenemigocomun.net/es/2016/06/represion-oaxaca-muertos-heridos-detenidos/

Wednesday June 22nd, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Brought to you by President Obama and Hillary Clinton

Ed. Killing of teachers opposed to neo-liberal ‘reforms’ using Federal (US subsidized) police, training, and political cover. Click on link below for coverage of the murder by Federal and other ‘law enforcement’ of teachers protesting privatization and other neo-liberal reforms. “The Battle Has Just Started”: Activists Denounce Police Killings & Crackdowns on Teachers in Oaxaca

Tuesday June 21st, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

U.S.-sponsored and supported Impunity in Mexico

Counterpunch Radio episode w/Laura Carlsen This week Eric welcomes back to the program Laura Carlsen, director of the Americas Program at the Center for International Policy, to discuss the ongoing disappearances of activists in Mexico, the reassertion of US hegemony in Latin America, and how militarization and free trade are the cornerstones of US imperial […]

Tuesday May 24th, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Investigators Say Mexico Has Thwarted Efforts to Solve Students’ Disappearance

By AZAM AHMED and PAULINA VILLEGAS APRIL 22, 2016 New York Times now focuses on corruption and impunity at the center of the federal Mexican government  and within its military. A relevant passage states: Although the government’s own investigation focused on the complicity of the local authorities, the expert panel uncovered evidence that state and […]

Saturday April 23rd, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Clinton and U.S.G. Role in the Honduras Coup: Reasons why. . .

“She’s Baldly Lying”: Dana Frank Responds to Hillary Clinton’s Defense of Her Role in Honduras Coup http://www.democracynow.org/2016/4/13/shes_baldly_lying_dana_frank_responds In previous interview, Hillary Clinton explicitly calls for a Plan Colombia for Central America.

Thursday April 14th, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

What Mexicans and other Latin Americans must know about their elections

http://www.bloomberg.com/features/2016-how-to-hack-an-election/ How to Hack an Election Andrés Sepúlveda rigged elections throughout Latin America for almost a decade. He tells his story for the first time. By Jordan Robertson, Michael Riley, and Andrew Willis | March 31, 2016 Photographs by Juan Arredondo From

Thursday April 7th, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

An explanation of why the Canadian Embassy was implicated in the cover up of Brad’s murder?

Remember when Physicians for Human Rights released their report pointing to government-backed paramilitaries as the likely culprits in Brad’s murder. And then Senator Leahy decided that he would wait for results of another ‘independent’ report before taking action for accountability. We smelled a rat then (Apparently Senator Leahy didn’t; maybe he can make up for […]

Saturday April 2nd, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Mexico: State Terrorism As Governance

From newsletter distributed by El Enemigo Común. By Scott Campbell On January 11, five young people returning home from a weekend birthday gathering were detained by police in Tierra Blanca, Veracruz, Mexico, where they had stopped to get something to eat. Susana Tapia Garibo, 16; José Benítez de la O, 24; Mario Orozco Sánchez, 27; […]

Friday February 12th, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Common Sense letter to NY Times on the ‘Drug War’ in Mexico

To the Editor: Re “Mexico’s New Blood Politics” (Sunday Review, Jan. 17): Ioan Grillo’s conclusion that the United States (and American taxpayers) “should use its drug-war aid to push harder” for anti-corruption and judicial reforms is off base. As a political analyst living and working in Mexico for the last three decades, I have watched […]

Wednesday January 27th, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

El Chapo, Episode III: The Farce Awakens By Francisco Goldman

published in the New Yorker by Francisco Goldman January 14, 2016 Quote: The weakening of the Sinaloa cartel would only become a reality, he said, if El Chapo’s capture was followed by the arrests of corrupt politicians and functionaries at all levels who permitted and aided the Sinaloa cartel’s operation and expansion, and so on. […]

Tuesday January 19th, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Solidarity with the Mexican People in the Year Ahead

Happy solstice, Merry Xmas, and a Happy Gregorian New Year, Peace and justice to all. Friends of Brad Will continues to support demands of the parents of the Ayotzinapa students, who participated this week in a hunger strike at the Mexican Consulate in New York City. Antonio Tizapa, the father of Jorge Antonio Tizapa Legideño, […]

Saturday December 26th, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Tlatlaya Massacre and U.S. Military Aid

By Laura Carlsen 12 / November / 2015 Excerpt: “Evidence that the armed forces approve of the practice of extrajudicial executions from the highest levels should be a watershed in the drug war. It should shock society into demanding a return to constitutional rule and respect for human rights. Moreover, Tlatlaya is not an isolated […]

Tuesday November 17th, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Murdered 9 years ago yesterday

One person in jail. Not clear he was culpable but there were others identified and pictured shooting into the crowd. Also, there was the cover-up and scapegoating by the civil administration at the Mexican State and Federal level. Our government is bent on sending lethal aid under the guise of law enforcement reforms and administration […]

Wednesday October 28th, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

¡Fue el Estado!

Q&A: A look at Mexico’s armed conflict through a lens of Drug War Capitalism In this concise and powerful interview, DAWN PALEY, author of must-read “Drug War Capitalism,” explains how drug cartels in Mexico are actually paramilitaries, working with security forces and reinforcing state power.

Friday October 2nd, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Who Killed Rubén Espinosa and Nadia Vera?

http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/who-killed-ruben-espinosa-and-nadia-vera How Obama’s expansion of Bush’s “war on drugs” under Plan Mexico and CARCI is predictably increasing corruption at the highest levels of Mexican (and Latin American) civil administration/government, police and military. Quote from piece: Espinosa and Vera, like many people throughout Mexico these days, would have feared turning to the police for protection because […]

Monday August 17th, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Father of Missing Mexican Student Calls on Obama to Stop Drug War Aid

Exclusive from Democracy Now here. Excerpt: “As parents who have traveled from Mexico cross the United States in three protest caravans, we speak with two relatives of the missing students who live here in New York City: Antonio Tizapa is the father of Jorge Antonio Tizapa Legideño; and Amado Tlatempa is the cousin of Jesús […]

Wednesday April 8th, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Thanks to El Comité de La Resistencia

For spirited demonstrations against the disappearance of our fallen comrades! We will never forget and we will keep on fighting for justice in your memory.

Friday February 27th, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

FIVE MONTHS AFTER THE AYOTZINAPA MASSACRE

AVISO EN ESPAÑOL ABAJO IT’S BEEN FIVE MONTHS AFTER THE AYOTZINAPA MASSACRE February 26th will mark five months of the Ayotzinapa students’ massacre. The organized crime embedded in the Mexican government keeps providing false and contradictory versions of these facts that we cannot and should not forgive. They wanted to bury the truth and turn […]

Wednesday February 25th, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Obama’s Latin American Legacy

by NICK ALEXANDROV Nearly a decade ago, a keen observer of Honduras produced a damning analysis of the country. “In a very real sense, Honduras is a captured state,” he began. “Elite manipulation of the public sector, particularly the weak legal system, has turned it into a tool to protect the powerful,” and “voters choose […]

Saturday February 14th, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Johann Hari: Everything We Know About the Drug War & Addiction is Wrong

“And I would say to anyone watching this, you know, it’s so easy to feel daunted by the big political challenges we’ve got. It’s so easy, especially with something as huge as the drug war. You are so much more powerful than you know. Bud (Osborne) was a homeless street addict, and he started a […]

Thursday February 5th, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Johann Hari: Everything We Know About the Drug War & Addiction is Wrong