Show #42 Sandy Davies is back from Guatemala

Posted: 2013/07/23 by Punkonomics (@dearbalak) in Podcasts

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Nicolas Sandy Davies was with us last month. Check out that show as well as his most recent article and assorted links: https://punkonomics.org/2013/06/18/show-37-war-crimes-as-policy-with-nicolas-sandy-davies/

The interview questions were:

> Tell us about your trip to Guatemala

>> What of the recent war crimes trial?

>> Historical context

>> not Bolivarian… but concessions were made after popular indigenous uprising… any hope?

Sandy mentioned Jonathan Schell’s The Unconquerable World: Power, Nonviolence, and the Will of the People

> have you written anything new? working on something?

See Investing in Weapons, War, and Obama (Nicolas J.S. Davies, Z Magazine, May 2012)

***Update article coming soon***

> You tell a very ugly truth in your work.

>> I share this difficulty in my classes

>> talk about facts vs. ideologies

… but most sources with facts are somewhat left-wing or at least anti-imperial… my bias or do empires always tell lies?

> How can we bring about change?

>> Paraphrasing Sandy’s important comment: voting your conscious/3rd parties is NOT a waste of your vote (except in key states perhaps) but 99% of people vote for the DemRep party. Like in East Germany under communism, we really have a one party system and 99% of the people vote for it!

>> Sandy expressed skepticism about my idea of a party of the real left and real right (Socialist/Libertarian) that will only act to reform the political system and only enact policies by consensus. I hope this would allow taking power from the DemRep party and creating a functioning democracy but Sandy points out just how difficult this would be…

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  1. […] > recently digging up civilian victims of genocide in Guatemala that were “supposed” to be guerrilla fighters (see previous references to this: 1, 2, 3) […]

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  2. […] > recently digging up civilian victims of genocide in Guatemala that were “supposed” to be guerrilla fighters (see previous references to this: 1, 2, 3) […]

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  3. Seenorway says:

    I’m trying to track down ‘Guatemala’ for my statistics, – so far with little luck, but I’m hoping for a return visit one of these days? So what may I offer in return? Thousands of ‘full screen photos’ from Norway (around the globe). but something I think you’ll enjoy?!

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