Here is an old documentary on the School of the Americas (now the euphemistically named Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation) which is still very much worth watching. For those who don’t know about the school, it basically trains Latin American military and police forces in counterinsurgency tactics so that they can oppress popular movements calling for social reform. It was formed in the Cold War as part of U.S. efforts to contain communism. The Cold War has been over for 20 years. It has survived both Democratic and Republican administrations when it could be closed by a single executive order. Its survival is proof that the United States continues to seek to preserve its global dominance by aiding oppressive governments that support its geopolitical interests.


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    Really interesting. Watch it.
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