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The School of the Americas Goes Global

In a new story written for Truthout, JP “Newsvandal” Sottile traces the history of the School, how and why it was re-branded WHINSEC in 2001, and how the “training model” is being employed by the US around Africa and the world.

The Newsvandal on Unspun with Doug Bennett

The Newsvandal (JP Sottile) appeared on Unspun w/ Doug Bennett on Sept. 8, 2012.

Inside the Headlines with the Newsvandal – Convention Wrap-Up Edition

In case you didn’t hear the dulcet tones of my rousing assessment of the Two-Party variety showdowns and the way it all might play out…now archived from last Friday for your ad hoc consumption.

Babble-on Blues

What’s wrong with DC? Beautiful vistas and stark white monuments, political possibilities and personal ambition, tourists and interlopers…DC is unique. It’s a great place to make some money and to meet educated, interesting and committed people. And it’s a short jaunt from NYC. So, why does it rub me the wrong way? Why did I [...]

Dude, What the Hell are You Doing?

I’m back. Technically, it’s the Second Coming. I first came to DC–the Whore of Babylon, or WoB–back in September of 1999. It was the Fall before the fall. Dreams, idealism, ambition…propelled by the love of a good woman and the desire to make a difference…I had it all. The Lord giveth, the Whore taketh away. [...]

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