El Juez/The Judge

El Juez (con titulo en espanol)

¿Qué pasa cuando un sistema judicial ancestral se enfrenta a los problemas modernos de uno de los países más violentos del mundo?

What happens when an ancestral judicial system is faced with modern problems in one of the most violent countries in the world?

An interesting look at how Guatemalans preserve and apply their centuries-old  judicial system in Guatemala- a country that has undergone years of U.S. supported dictatorships, mass murders, and genocide which have all contributed to a general distrust of their government.

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What Chelsea Manning Revealed

A caveat: this article (which is included below) was written in 2013 and her name is now Chelsea Manning, not Bradley. 

Chelsea revealed that:

There is an official policy to ignore torture in Iraq.

Guantanamo prison has held mostly innocent people and low-level operatives.

-There is an official tally of civilian deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan.

U.S. Military officials withheld information about the indiscriminate killing of Reuters journalists and innocent Iraqi civilians.

The State Department backed corporate opposition to a Haitian minimum wage law.

The U.S. Government had long been faking its public support for Tunisian President Ben Ali.

Known Egyptian torturers received training from the FBI in Quantico, Virginia.

The State Department authorized the theft of the UN Secretary General’s DNA. Signed by Hillary Clinton.

The Japanese and U.S. Governments had been warned about the seismic threat at Fukushima.

The Obama Administration allowed Yemen’s President to cover up a secret U.S. drone bombing campaign.

What Bradley Manning Revealed

“Trade Unions & Worker Power on the Job”Immanuel Ness

“The 1930s sit down strikes represented the apogee of working class power in the U.S. That trade unions did not oppose Fansteel revealed their own fear that sit-downs would erode their external bureaucratic influence as representatives who delivered labor peace and cordial industrial relations to management (mass sit-down actions in factories led to the U.S. Supreme Court opinion in NLRB v. Fansteel Metallurgical Corporation in 1939, which circumscribed workers’ rights gained legislatively by effectively banning the sit down occupation of factories).

Subsequently, unions went further to eviscerate member power through the World War II no-strike pledge and the purging of left-led unions that ensued after the passage of the 1949 Taft-Hartley Act. Devoid of militancy and ideology, labor unions grew increasingly irrelevant in the private sector due to worker cynicism and distrust of labor leaders, and by the early twenty-first century had been rendered almost inconsequential.

From 1940 onward, the vast majority of workers had few alternatives but to conform to repressive laws and embrace the propaganda of capitalist logic.”