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From the Archives of TomDispatch: America's Empire of Bases

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A vast network of American military bases on every continent except Antarctica actually constitutes a new form of empire not likely to be taught in any high school geography class. Without grasping the dimensions of this globe-girdling Baseworld, one can't begin to understand the size and nature of our imperial aspirations or the degree to which a new kind of militarism is undermining our constitutional order.

Can You Say 'Blowback' in Spanish?

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The U.S. wars in the Middle East and the so-called war on drugs in North America have resulted in violent consequences felt in our own cities, whether at the finish line of the Boston Marathon or in communities of color across the country.

Washington Fights Fire With Fire in Libya

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Is the US secretly training Libyan militiamen in the Canary Islands? That’s what I asked a spokesman for U Africa Command “I am surprised by your mentioning the Canary Islands,” he responded by email “I have not heard this before, and wonder where you heard this”.

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