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Encircling Empire: Report #22—Freedom, Democracy, Human Rights, and Ice Cream

June 25, 2013

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Freedom, democracy, and human rights–concepts deployed by the officialdom and corporate media of American Empire as if they were to be understood as singular and universal, with the U.S. cast as the zenith of achievement on these fronts, are concepts that heavily mark many of the unfolding events that have transpired since the last report. […]

Encircling Empire: Report #5, 01-08 October 2010

October 9, 2010

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In this issue we talk about “empire within;” internal colonialism and the marginalization and expropriation of indigenous communities; conservative American critiques of foreign interventionism; the militarization of politics in the U.S., and military revolt; the militarization of U.S.-Latin American relations; contesting imperial media; anti-imperialist political efforts using social media; using immigration policy to keep out foreign speakers who criticize Israeli and U.S. occupations; the movement for an academic boycott of Israel; framing Wikileaks; developments affecting the tenure and electoral success of radical democracies in Latin America, most notably in Ecuador, Venezuela, and Brazil; and, book reviews, and Public Anthropology Notes. Our “nation notes” for this week cover: Afghanistan, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Ecuador, Hungary, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, South Africa, and Venezuela.