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Depleted Uranium, New Mexico, and Resistance

Another role that New Mexico plays as part of the military industrial complex is its part in the development of depleted uranium weapons. Their use was widely reported in many military interventions in the post-Cold War era, along with the … Continue reading

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On Robert Gates

This post does not have much to do about New Mexico itself, just another example of elite ties in politics.  This one is about Robert Gates and his ties to the Bush family.  And how presidents have been more and … Continue reading

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September 30th, 2012: Where This Blog Stands For Now

I have just finished up my most recent project on this blog, the profile of Larry Willard, that is in five parts.  And that project will be the last one on this blog for now.  As of now I will … Continue reading

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U.S. Aid to Iraqi Opposition Groups (2003)

U.S. Aid to Iraqi Opposition Groups, 2003. $92 million, given to six groups.  These are the groups: *Iraqi National Accord *Iraqi National Congress *Kurdish Democratic Party *Movement for Constitutional Monarchy *Patriotic Union of Kurdistan *Supreme Council of the Islamic Revolution … Continue reading

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Local Police Forces Increased Militarization Under the War On Terrorism

The War on Terrorism changed many things within the United States.  One area was in local law enforcement being more involved in anti-terrorist activities.  The precursor was the establishment of the Department of Homeland Security, which created more collaboration between … Continue reading

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Warrior Cops:The Ominous Growth of Paramilitarism in American Police Departments

Warrior Cops The Ominous Growth of Paramilitarism in American Police Departments By Diane Cecilia Weber [In the Summer/Fall 1999 edition of Issues & Views, we ran a summary of this important study by Diane Cecilia Weber, published by the Cato … Continue reading

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Tales from New Mexico and Tools of Empire

Even before 9/11 universities and the military were connected, and especially in New Mexico. The Chronicle of Higher Education looked at  the effects of military research in universities.  One, the Pentagon supplies 10 percent of all federal dollars for academic … Continue reading

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