June 9, 2015

America's 50 Year War in Colombia: Death Squads & Drug Management

US sponsored violence on the ground in Colombia has been constant for five decades, killing more than 220,000 people and displacing millions. Colombia is removed from most US foreign policy discussions, yet the American military has been more involved there than any other country in the world – including Afghanistan.

From immunized war crimes to rampant rape, human rights lawyer Dan Kovalik talks about the disastrous effects of five decades of US militarism in the region and the crushing of resistance movements under the auspices of fighting the Drug War.

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