DEA agents out of control in Honduras: http://youtu.be/9bi5dAa1wJE
I am an anthropologist who has been working to expose the U.S. role in supporting last year’s military coup and its resulting administrations and policies in Honduras. Here are several of the articles I have written over the past year:
Message Control: Field Notes on Washington’s Golpistas
WOLA vs. Honduran Democracy
I write to let you know about a dangerous new turn in the use of the academy, and of anthropology in particular, to legitimate U.S. military occupation and invasion of Latin American countries, and to ask for your help in challenging it. The threat in question is a partnership between the U.S. Military’s Southern Command (SOUTHCOM, the Pentagon’s arm in Latin America and responsible for all U.S. bases the region) and Florida International University (FIU).
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
“The same non-violence non-profits who take CIA money when they can get it (I’m not talking about ICNC, which just shares an accountant, has parallel goals, and whose president used to work there; ICNC has enough junk bond money to operate on its own) also give non-violent communication trainings and are inserting themselves wherever they can in the OWS movement. In DC, this is particularly worrisome, since the think-tank/lobbying/pro-USG logic is so hegemonic. And I’ve received four email invitations this week to attend think tank and right-wing academic seminars on What the Occupy Wall Street Movement Means and Why it Should Matter to Me. Framing is everything. Who gets to speak, what they get to say, whether their whole movement can be invalidated because somebody got justifiably angry and threw a rock. We don’t need to be tackling the rock-thrower. People throwing rocks doesn’t explain or justify the police violence I saw and felt in Oakland last Tuesday. We need to be tackling the derivative Christian logic of non-violence (but lacking the possibilities of liberation theology) that chastises the oppressed for rising up against the oppressor, using fictitious narratives about Egypt’s and Eastern European countries’ “revolutions” as legitimation. And when people come to town claiming to speak for a revolution and making their way into lefty media with the same bland lies, we need to be asking who is paying for their plane ticket, and why the hell are they not back at home, where their “revolution” is not in great shape at all.” ~ Professor Adrienne Pine – American University, Washington, DC
Adrienne Pine’s research begins in Honduras, and employs a vertical slice approach to analyze the mechanisms supporting empire and the daily usurpations of democracy there and in the United States. She examines the non-profit industrial complex, the militarized and corporatized academy, diverse actors and institutions in the U.S. and Honduran governments, and the Honduran resistance movement in order to better understand how structures of violence prevent democratic processes from taking hold. Pine has been described as “a one-woman wrecking crew against the golpistas in Honduras and their handlers, paymasters, apologists and lackeys in DC” and sees militant anthropology as a key factor in overthrowing the corporatocracy. She is based in Washington, DC, where she learns from and teaches anthropology to the fabulous students at American University.
Adrienne Pine’s blog – http://quotha.net/node/1
September 2012 MSM Smear – American University professor breast-feeds sick baby in class, sparking debate: http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/american-university-professor-breast-feeds-sick-baby-in-class-sparking-debate/2012/09/11/54a06856-fc12-11e1-8adc-499661afe377_story.html
September 2012 MSM Smear – Breast-feeding while teaching isn’t what makes this woman a boob: http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/breast-feeding-while-teaching-isnt-what-makes-this-woman-a-boob/2012/09/12/11c3c79e-fcee-11e1-8adc-499661afe377_story.html
Why We Should All Shut Up About American University’s Breastfeeding Professor: http://inthecapital.com/2012/09/14/why-we-should-all-shut-up-about-american-universitys-breastfeeding-professor/
SEPTEMBER 05, 2012
The Dialectics of Breastfeeding on Campus
Exposéing My Breasts on the Internet
by ADRIENNE PINE
See: Exposing My Breasts on the Internet: http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/09/05/exposeing-my-breasts-on-the-internet/
See: If You Can’t Whip Out a Boob in an Anthropology Class, Where Can You? http://crookedtimber.org/2012/09/14/if-you-cant-whip-out-a-boob-in-an-anthropology-class-where-can-you/
See: Why AU and the MSM hate Professor Pine: Honduran Scholars Call on US to Cease Support for Military and Police – Adrienne Pine: 40 Honduran scholars, supported by 300 academics from 29 countries, sent a letter to President Obama demanding the end of U.S. support for Honduran military and police training—and that the war on drugs is not a rationale for supporting a regime that is violently suppressing its own people. Watch full multipart Honduran coup.
VIDEO – Honduran Scholars Call on US to Cease Support for Military and Police w/Adrienne Pine: http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=8450
The activist priest Father Roy Bourgeois campaigns to close the U.S. Army School of the Americas.
Close the SOA: http://soaw.org/about-the-soawhinsec/what-is-the-soawhinsec
I have personal, professional experience with this myself, having been in Central America during the time when the illegal, covert Iran-Contra activities first began taking place in Nicaragua. I was with the US Army in Panama at Fort Sherman, Canal Zone being trained by the 7th Special Forces Group in how to conduct counter-insurgency combat operations and how to survive in a jungle environment (JOTC – Jungle Expert – 1979 – Scouts CSC 3/32 7th ID (Light). The CIA was at Fort Sherman too, along with the 7th SFG, which has as its theater of operations all of Latin America.
The School of the Americas (SOA) along with Fort Sherman was run by the CIA and the 7th SFG. The SOA is where the USG trained, as they did me, soldiers from every Latin American nation in how to conduct counter insurgency combat operations and how to survive in a jungle environment. Both Fort Sherman and the SOA were, then, the U.S. Army’s jungle warfare training center for light infantry and special operations units from 1953 to 1999. SOA soldiers, upon graduation, returned home to the Latin American nations from whence they had come, in order to destabilize their home countries by conducting murderous death-squad operations upon their own peoples, so that the governments of these nation would fall into line with the will of the – much stronger – USG. El Salvador, during the 1980s, is only one horrendous example of what these 7th SFG trained soldiers will do.
Who are Los Zetas? and where did they learn their craft?
I’ve been in Mexico quite a few times over the years to see what’s happening there.
Mexico Announces Capture of Gulf Cartel’s Top Leader: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/14/world/americas/el-coss-head-of-gulf-cartel-captured-mexico-says.html
1/13/2012 – Jewish Newspaper Editor: Israel Should Consider Assassinating Obama: http://gawker.com/5877892/newspaper-editor-israel-should-consider-assassinating-obama
“For many years, students from American University, George Washington University, Georgetown University and the University of Maryland have set out in person for lawmakers’ offices to lobby on behalf of Israel. All four schools coordinated to send a total of more than 60 students to 31 senators’ offices on a lobbying day last month. The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (the largest Israel lobby in D.C.-either centrist or right-wing, depending on who you ask) called in a representative from each school, where they talked about why an advocacy trip was so important right now, said Micah Deligdish, a junior at American and the political director of AU Students for Israel. From there, the groups organized to go to the Hill on the same day.” ~ Zach C. Cohen
Zach C. Cohen is the gay Jew New Voices associate editor and political correspondent who smears innocent peace and justice advocates. He’s a piece of Ziotrash and is currently the student life editor of The Eagle at American University. Zach has contributed writing and reporting to TIME Magazine, The Jewish Daily Forward, AWOL, AmWord and the Suburban News. Follow him on Twitter at @Zachary_Cohen.
The “racist” spin is an important part of Stakelbeck and CUFI’s agenda. The description of the event on CUFI’s website stated, “the pure hatred which faced the CUFI on Campus chapter at Portland State University during a recent event demonstrates the shocking levels of anti-Semitism simmering just underneath the surface on many of America’s leading universities.”
In other words, if you’re against CUFI, you must be anti-Semitic. This you’re-either-with us-or-against-us rhetoric is detrimental to pro-Israel advocacy because it alienates potential allies with diverse views. This tactic paints a large and complex group of people with broad strokes. CUFI and Stakelbeck had their paintbrushes at the ready.
The gay Jews come to AU: http://www.newvoices.org/campus?id=0128
February 23, 2012 | Zach C. Cohen
Jewish LGBT activist Dan Furmansky gives the keynote speech | Zach C. Cohen
The gay Jews come to AU http://www.newvoices.org/campus?id=0128
The Fight for Tolerance
Conference a revelation for some in double minority
A small and close-knit group, the queer Jewish community represents a double minority – a minority of Jews are LGBT, and a minority of the LGBT community is Jewish.
Jim Traficant talks about Jewish control of America: http://youtu.be/GsVLnaHmMjE