Posts Tagged: U.S. military aid
As the human rights situation in the Philippines has deteriorated, U.S. military aid has ramped up.
Events since the ouster of Mohamed Morsi have been ominous for democracy and for Egypt.
In the face of escalating repression, Honduran indigenous groups are standing against transnational plunder.
Indigenous activists in Honduras risk their lives to protect their lands from predatory "development."
Aid to Israel dodges the austerity bullet.
At a time of severe economic crisis, nearly one-fifth of the House of Representatives is going on a junket to Israel this summer.
Democratic protests have nearly dislodged the autocratic leader of Yemen, yet the Obama administration has yet to commit fully to a post-Saleh era.
For nearly 40 years, a civil war involving Muslim rebels and clan politics has raged in the southern Philippines.
Just how American bullets make their way into Bahraini guns, into weapons used by troops suppressing pro-democracy protesters, opens a wider window into the shadowy relationships between the Pentagon and a number of autocratic states in the Arab world.
Desperate to secure supply routes to Afghanistan, the United States has been spending at least six times more on military aid for the mostly authoritarian states of Central Asia than on efforts to promote political liberalisation and human rights in the region.