August 31, 2011
Five nights a week, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) van drops off a group of immigrants at the Tucson Greyhound bus station. These are people who have been recently released from an ICE-contracted private detention facility in Eloy, Arizona. In June, I went to the bus station with the...
August 30, 2011
Last Thursday, August 25, at about three in the afternoon, five or six armed men walked into the Casino Royale, a gambling house in Monterrey, Mexico, ordered patrons and employees to leave, and then quickly set fire to the place. At least 52 people died in the blaze, most of them, according to...
August 29, 2011
LC&S 43.2 (image credit: Dawn Paley)In this blog I share an excerpt of an article that was published in the latest issue of the Labour, Capital and Society Journal (Volume 43:2, 2010). In it, I explain the series of concessions that the Colombian state has offered mining and oil multinationals...
August 26, 2011
After a week of polarizing rhetoric and escalating conflict, the government and indigenous groups protesting the construction of a highway through the TIPNIS reserve and indigenous territory have taken the first steps towards negotiation. While the outcome of the process is uncertain, it’s even...
August 25, 2011
I wrote last week about the pharmaceutical industry’s aggressive promotion of Intellectual Property Rights as part of U.S. government negotiated "free trade" agreements. This blog is a comic update. USAID
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) website currently features a...
August 24, 2011
At the recently concluded four-day “show” of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), many new, largely war-related, technologies were on display. Among them is something called VADER, produced by Northrop Grumman, one of the world’s largest weapons manufacturers and a...