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America’s Empire of Bases * Latest Posts International International - Front 

America’s Empire of Bases

This is one of the “Best of TomDispatch: Chalmers Johnson on Garrisoning the Planet,” reposted on the said site last month, Aug. 9, 2015. A note to its readers said: … Every now and then, in the quieter days of summer, it feels good and appropriate to feature old friends no longer with us. In that spirit,TomDispatch recently offered an excerpt from Mirrors, the idiosyncratic, late-in-life masterwork of world history by Eduardo Galeano, who died this April. In the same vein, TomDispatch turned to Chalmers Johnson, who died in November…

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Two contrasting treatments * Latest Posts Bulatlat Perspective Commentary 

Two contrasting treatments

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective Two names have become inextricably linked – Jennifer Laude and US Marine Pvt. 1st Class Joseph Scott Pemberton – on that fateful day of Oct. 11. Jennifer was found dead in a hotel in Olongapo City, Zambales, her head submerged in a toilet and her body bore torture marks. Jennifer was last seen with Pemberton who was recorded by a CCTV camera casually walking out of the hotel room where she was found dead. One would think that the victim Jennifer and her family would…

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