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    landowners and drug cartels (who had become wealthy and, therefore, targets for guerrilla kidnappings) formed paramilitary death squads. The government fueled the flames, particularly under President Alvaro Uribe (2002-2010) by subtly endorsing and cooperating with these paramilitary squads, who claimed to be anti-communist, in order to eliminate the guerrilla influence. To do so, paramilitary groups invaded rural, peasant villages, and massacred the inhabitants, who were accused of sympathizing with

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    the militia Essay

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         Officially, a militia is part of the organized armed forces of a country that is called upon only in an emergency. There have been paramilitary groups with revolutionary ideas throughout America’s history, but today’s militia movement is a new more organized and violent presence (Meyers). Today the militia are unofficial citizens’ armies organized by private individuals, usually with antigovernment, far right agendas. They rationalize that the American people need armed

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    Kony2012 Video Analysis

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    “Kony2012.” Everyone shared the viral Kony 2012 video on his or her facebook wall. #StopKony was seen several times on everyone’s twitter feed. People hung up Kony2012 posters at their schools and grocery stores. Stop signs were vandalized with Kony2012 stickers, but what is Kony2012? Why was everyone posting about it? It’s 2014 now. What happened? Kony2012 was a movement sparked by Invisible Children’s 30-minute documentary. This documentary, with over 99 million view on YouTube, was made to expose

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    Kony 2012 Thesis

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    In March 2012, Kony 2012, a social media campaign about Joseph Kony and the Lord's Resistance Army went viral. Thanks to a now flat world the YouTube video became an overnight sensation. If you, like me did not know who Joseph Kony was before watching Kony 2012, then I am sure you will never forget who he is after watching Kony 2012. Kony 2012 is part of the Invisible Children campaign to bring Joseph Kony to justice. Invisible Children was founded by Jason Russell the narrator of Kony 2012.

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    we have seen the events of Ferguson, Missouri unfold and it has brought into question the validity of the United States use of paramilitary tactics within the police force. While I will be primarily focusing on Furgeson to grant an easy visual aid to the situation, the true nature of paramilitary tactics is way beyond one incident. First we must look at what paramilitary police action is and what has given them the ability to use such tactics. Then we must look at how the decisions revolving around

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    This historical study will define the underlying methods of paramilitary operations used by white Redeemers through the political platform of the Bourbon Democrats in the reconstitution of white rule in the South. Paramilitary groups, such as the Ku Klux Klan and the Red Shirts of Mississippi, define the terrorist methods of removing carpetbaggers and freedmen from positions of political power. The dissolution of Reconstructionist methods of federal dominance over the South was eroded with the removal

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    Child Soldiers in India

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    The military use of young children takes three distinct forms: children can take direct part in hostilities (child soldiers), or they can be used in support roles such as porters, spies, messengers, look outs, and sexual slaves; or they can be used for political advantage either as human shields or in propaganda. Throughout history and in many cultures, children have been extensively involved in military campaigns even when such practices were supposedly against cultural morals. Since the 1970s

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    IRA Bombing

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    The most common form of terrorism used by the paramilitaries groups was bombings, which in the case of Irish Republican Army (IRA) was a respond to the presence of the British and British actions in Northern Ireland. The reason why the nationalist paramilitary groups and the IRA used bombings was because the extremist nationalists did not what the presence of the British Army in Northern Ireland and thus resorted to bombings to get the British army withdrawn . The bombings sought to create a climate

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    Many agencies have decided to structure themselves as a paramilitary format. Having served in the United States Army in combat, and being currently employed as a Detention Deputy for my local Sheriff’s department, I don’t believe that agencies should structure themselves as military. For one, in the military a service member is taught to train for the enemy and basically trust no one. On the other hand, this mentally should be different for local law enforcement agency personnel. This is because

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    Nicaragua Case

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    28 October 2011, Assignment #3 Rules and norms derive from their sources. The sources articulate what the law is and where it can be found. The sources of international law can be found in article 38 of the Statute of the International Court of Justice. Article 38 of the Statute of the ICJ states: ‘The Court, whose function is to decide in accordance with international law such disputes as are submitted to it, shall apply: a. international conventions, whether general or particular, establishing

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