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Harming people – Keeping people oppressed 2022

As the world moves on, Myanmar confronts a mounting, hidden toll Rebecca Tan and Aung Naing Soe Washington Post September 28, 2022
Thousands have been injured or killed since the military takeover, but the human costs go well beyond that

Mexico named deadliest country for environmental activists Oscar Lopez New York Times September 29, 2022 Access the full report.
A new report from the watchdog group Global Witness found that 54 land rights activists were killed in Mexico last year, the most of any country.

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Review of Under the Skin: The hidden toll of racism on American lives and the health of our nation by Linda Villarosa

Cover of Under the Skin by Linda Villarosa

Racism’s ill effects on the health-care system — and the body itself Jerald Walker Washington Post June 10, 2022
Equal treatment within the health-care system, Villarosa argues, regardless of class or social status, remains elusive because of three primary obstacles: long-standing institutional and structural discrimination; implicit biases in the medical profession resulting not only in misdiagnoses but even blame for being unwell; and “weathering,” which, Villarosa writes, refers to the “struggle with anger and grief triggered by everyday racist insults and microaggressions … [which] can, over time, deteriorate the systems of the body.”

Review of The Jakarta Method by Vincent Bevins

Book cover of The Jakarta Method by Vincent Bevins
Cover of the Jakarta Method by Vincent Bevins

The Jakarta Method, Then and Now: U.S. Counterinsurgency and the Third World Sarah Raymundo Monthly Review June 2022
Increasing numbers of left-wing activists around the world are turning to Vincent Bevins’s The Jakarta Method: Washington’s Anticommunist Crusade and the Mass Murder Program That Shaped Our World to learn more about the horrific atrocities committed by the United States against peoples’ struggles for the right to self-determination in the so-called postcolonial era.