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Infographic on U.S. War Crimes

September 21, 2013

Regular readers may recall that last month the people from Top Criminal Justice Schools contacted me to ask whether I would share their infographic on the case for decriminalizing marijuana.

They recently got in touch again about another infographic on U.S. war crimes. If you read your Chomsky (and you really should) then little of the following will come as news to you, but if not then it may be a real eye-opener.

U.S. foreign policy outside of Mexico is not something that I write about regularly (although it does crop up, such as in my recent feature on drones) but it is a topic that I studied in depth at university. Given the enormous influence of the United States in global affairs, the more people know about its aggressive and imperialist foreign policy — which has remained remarkably consistent over the years under both Democrat and Republican administrations — the better.

American War Crimes

For more on the topic, I urge everyone to listen to “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence.” Arguably the greatest and most overlooked speech that Dr. Martin Luther King ever gave, it was delivered at the height of the Vietnam War on April 4, 1967, exactly a year before King was assassinated.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Marta Sanchez permalink
    September 21, 2013 00:18

    You’re absolutely right about the King speech–it is his best.

    Marta Snchez, Ph.D. Research Scientist Duke Center for Child and Family Policy Duke University Box 90539 Durham, NC 27708-0539 919-681-6365 Phone 919-668-6923 Fax ________________________________

  2. September 21, 2013 00:31

    THANKS Duncan.. once again!


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