Oscar Romero: Thou Shall Not Kill

Mural: Tribute to Archbishop Oscar Romero

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“We are your people. The peasants you kill are your own brothers and sisters. When you hear the voice of the man commanding you to kill, remember instead the voice of God. Thou Shall Not Kill…. In the name of God, in the name of our tormented people whose cries rise up to heaven, I beseech you, I beg you, I command you, stop the repression.”– Oscar Romero, March 23, 1980

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Abby Martin: The U.S. School That Trains Dictators and Death Squads

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with Abby Martin

teleSUR English on Dec 4, 2015

On November 22, thousands gathered at the gates of Fort Benning, GA at the 25th annual protest of the School of the Americas to memorialize the tens of thousands of people who lost their lives at the hands of the U.S. Empire’s brutally repressive juntas it used to rule Latin America by force.

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Abby Martin and Chris Hedges: War, Propaganda and the Enemy Within

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with Chris Hedges

Empire Files on Sep 26, 2015

Abby Martin interviews Chris Hedges on American myths, war and revolt. Hedges explains the ‘folly of Empire,’ the dangers posed by right-wing extremism and the urgent need for a new system.

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Romero (1989) + Chomsky on Oscar Romero + Massacre during Romero’s funeral (must-see)

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Repost from April 5, 2009

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San Francisco - Mission District: Balmy Alley - A Tribute to Archbishop Oscar Romero

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[replaced 1st video April 5, 2017]

Marketing Research on Sep 24, 2014

1989 film about Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero. Stars Raul Julia and is directed by John Duigan.

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Occupy Draws Strength From the Powerless by Chris Hedges

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The Latin American Revolution, Part 3: Cuba, Nicaragua and El Salvador

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Written by Asad Ismi and produced by Kristin Schwartz
http://radio4all.net
2010-07-11

Cuba has inspired the Latin American Revolution while Nicaragua recently celebrated 30 years of the Sandinista Revolution. In 2009, El Salvador elected the first left-wing government in its history. This episode looks at the revolutionary process in all three countries. With Dr. Aleida Guevara, Professor Luis Rene Fernandes Tabio, Doris Miranda and Mercedes Umana.

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Michel Chossudovsky: Death squads invade Iraq

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RTAmerica | August 24, 2010

In Latin America El Salvadorian death squads were known for targeting clergy members, doctors, and others, similar to what is being said about Iraq. Michel Chossudovsky, the director of the Center for Research on Globalization in Canada argued that the death squad approach created in El Salvador in the early 1980’s to fight the liberation movement has been adopted by the US and employed in Iraq.

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Chris Hedges: War is a Force that Gives us Meaning (2004; must-see; transcript)

Updated: added transcript

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UCTV – University of California Television
11/1/2004

59 minutes

Veteran New York Times correspondent Chris Hedges has covered conflicts in Bosnia, El Salvador and Israel. Tune in for this thought-provoking lecture based on his best selling book that argues life is lived most intensely in times of war, often with tragic consequences. (#9109)

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El Salvador’s gold fight goes international

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TheRealNews
November 12, 2009

After activists block its mining permit, Canadian gold mining corporation is using a US free trade agreement to sue the government of El Salvador

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Gold, impunity and violence in El Salvador

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TheRealNews
August 12, 2009

Assassination of anti-mining resistance leader, Marcelo Rivera, sparks campaign of terror against activists.

A 37-year-old teacher, community center founder, and anti-mining activist is found tortured and assassinated in Northern El Salvador. Authorities, despite all evidence to the contrary, attribute the death to common gang violence. In the following weeks, other critics of mining are victims of death threats, attempted kidnappings and shootings. Communities plunged into fear not seen since the Civil War of the 1980s place the blame on the presence of Pacific Rim, a Canadian gold mining company.

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The Mysterious Death of Marcelo Rivera

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July 31, 2009

The Pacific Rim mining company has been lobbying for years for drilling rights under the mountain of El Dorado, an ironically named landmark in El Salvador containing over $1.3 billion worth of gold and precious metals. These resources come at a price however – severe environmental and human rights concerns have fueled a healthy resistance against the company and their mining practices.

This short film takes a close look at the recent death of activist Marcelo Rivera, the current class-action lawsuit against El Salvador’s government, and the connections between the two.

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Past is present in Latin America (updated)

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Updated: April 24, 2009 Added Pt 2

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At Summit Obama interested in “looking forward”, but many live the past every day – report from El Salvador

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Romero (1989) + Chomsky on Oscar Romero + Massacre during Romero’s funeral (must-see)

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San Francisco - Mission District: Balmy Alley - A Tribute to Archbishop Oscar Romero

Image by Wally Gobetz via Flickr

Updated: Sept. 27, 2018

Romero (1989) Trailer – John Duigan, Raul Julia

DionysusCinema on Mar 3, 2010

1989 film about Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero. Stars Raul Julia and is directed by John Duigan.

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Leftist FMLN Candidate Mauricio Funes Wins El Salvador Presidential Election

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Democracy Now!
March 16, 2009

Leftist FMLN Candidate Mauricio Funes Wins El Salvador Presidential Election, Ending Two Decades of Conservative Rule

In El Salvador, Mauricio Funes, of the former rebel FMLN party, has won the country’s presidential election, ending two decades of conservative rule. Funes won 51 percent of the vote to 49 percent for Rodrigo Avila of the ruling right-wing ARENA party. Avila conceded defeat late Sunday. The FMLN was a coalition of rebel guerrillas who resisted the US-backed military government. More than 70,000 people died over an eighteen-year period, the overwhelming majority killed by military and paramilitary forces. [includes rush transcript]

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