- Chomsky decries awful silence over the murder of bishop Oscar Romero, as Pope Francis speeds journey to sainthood
- Washington’s legacy of destruction in Latin America, sadly, is still news to many north of the Rio Grande.
- Overthrowing Other People’s Governments
Emanual Stoakes, Salon
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Friday, Sep 5, 2014 | Last month an apparently unremarkable series of reports about Pope Francis drifted through the international news carousel, attracting little attention from the national media — though it should have. They recorded the pontiff’s desire to expedite a deceased bishop’s journey toward prospective sainthood in accordance with the customs of the faith.
The cleric in question was Oscar Romero who, prior to his murder in 1980 by local death squads, held one of the most senior positions in the Catholic church of El Salvador. As some of the coverage mentioned in passing, he was killed not long after after having written to President Carter, appealing to him to halt his support for repressive government forces that were tearing the country apart in their assault on mass movements that opposed their undemocratic rule. Carter never replied; Romero was shot at mass.
Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, logician, political commentator and activist. He is perhaps best known as a critic of all forms of social control and a relentless advocate for community-centered approaches to democracy and freedom. Over the last several decades, Chomsky has championed a wide range of dissident actions, organizations and social movements.
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Overthrowing Other People’s Governments, William Blum, Global Research
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