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When the Respectable Become Extremists The Extremists Become Respectable: Colombia and the Mainstream Media05.20.2012 :: Latin America
Introduction: By any historical measure, whether it involves international law, human rights conventions, United Nations protocols, socio economic indicators, the policies and practices of the United States and European Union regimes can be characterized as extremist.
05.18.2012 :: Analysis
Capitalism and its defenders maintain dominance through the material resources at their command, especially the state apparatus, and their productive, financial and commercial enterprises, as well as through the manipulation of popular consciousness via ideologues, journalists, academics and publicists who fabricate the arguments and the language to frame the issues of the day.
05.02.2012 :: Latin America
Introduction: The leading agro-mineral exporting countries, including those engaged with the worlds leading mining and energy multi-national corporations(MNC) are also those characterized as having the most independent and progressive foreign policies. Apparently the primacy of extractive capitalism and commodity-export based economies are no longer correlated with neo-colonial regimes.