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Colombia on the Brink

Alejandra Marín Buitrago CounterPunch
The defeat of the regressive tax bill is an unprecedented triumph for the youth, the urban poor, and the unions of teachers and health care workers who promoted the uprising.

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The Novel and the Secret Police

Peter Coviello Boston Review
In Vineland, Thomas Pynchon's dour 1990 novel, the author of Gravity’s Rainbow anticipated a United States where all available definitions of freedom are channeled through security apparatuses understood as the greatest good. Sound familiar?
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