Photo by Aldo Seone.
Civil society’s opposition to the proposal for the nearly 2,000-km, $10-billion private tar-sands crude transport project catapulted the issue into the hottest political spot on U.S. President Barack Obama’s environmental radar screen.

Cowboys, Indians Join to Defeat Keystone XL Cross-boundary Tar-sands Crude Pipeline

The White House touted its Nov. 6 denial of the controversial Keystone XL tar-sands crude-oil pipeline application as proof of a new U.S. policy committed to global leadership in climate change action.

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Photo by Philippe Bourgois, an anthropologist conducting research in El Salvador who survived the slaughter.

CIA Asked to Release Documents Related to Massacre in El Salvador

The wounds of war have still not healed in El Salvador. Twenty-three years after the peace treaty, victims of the armed conflict are still waiting for justice and looking for their missing loved ones.

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Tlatlaya Massacre and U.S. Military Aid

The suspension of U.S. aid should indeed extend to all security aid to Mexico. Not only are serious cases of human rights violations piling up, but also because the militarized war on drugs model is in itself a violation of human rights.

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Laura Carlsen sheds light on the dark days of Operation Condor

Interviews from Mexico – Cinema and the War on Drugs


November 24, 2015

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Laura Carlsen explains on This Is Hell Radio why a recent Mexican Supreme Court decision to legalize marijuana (for four citizens) is the beginning to a conversation about personal freedom, the health and social implications of legalized marihuana, and a way out of US-imposed military conflict. Listen here.

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November 23, 2015

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Laura Carlsen speaks on CCTV America about Operation Condor and specifically about new information learned in the case of a Chilean diplomat named Orlando Letelier who was killed in a car bombing in Washington, D.C. in 1976. Watch here.

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November 11, 2015

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Laura Carlsen discusses marijuana legalization in Latin America on CCTV America. Watch here.

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