The Minneapolis cop who murdered George Floyd, setting off a protest movement, Derek Chauvin, started his career as a military police officer at the notorious Fort Benning, a base named after a Confederate general that is home to the School of the Americas (now called WHINSEC), where the US Army has trained countless Latin American dictators, death squads, torturers, assassins, and coup-plotters.

Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton speak with anti-war veteran Camilo Mejía, who was trained at Fort Benning, about the deep links between US imperialism, white supremacy, and police violence.

Part 1 of 2

(Episode recorded June 28, 2020)



Links and show notes

Top Bolivian coup plotters trained by US military’s School of the Americas, served as attachés in FBI police programs,” by Jeb Sprague at The Grayzone

Bolivia coup led by Christian fascist paramilitary leader and millionaire – with foreign support,” by Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton at The Grayzone

‘The coup turned Honduras into hell’: Interview with President Manuel Zelaya on 10th anniversary of overthrow by US,” by Anya Parampil and Ben Norton at The Grayzone

Chile’s US-backed gov’t is shooting anti-austerity protesters, blinding and maiming by the thousands,” by Ben Norton at The Grayzone

From occupation to ‘Occupy’: The Israelification of American domestic security,” by Max Blumenthal at The Grayzone