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Horton’s Gitmo story wins National Magazine Award

May 10, 2011
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Scott Horton's investigative piece on the suicides at the Guantánamo detention facility has just won the National Magazine Award. Horton, who writes for Harper's, has also been one of the most perceptive U.S. followers of Baltasar Garzón's work (see previous Volunteer coverage here). Guantánamo will be one of the topics covered by Prof. Jonathan...
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Delmer Berg Memorial in Berkeley, CA

June 10, 2016
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Delmer Berg Memorial in Berkeley, CA

Del Berg’s son Ernst, comrades and friends celebrated Del Berg’s life at Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library in Berkeley, CA on May 21, 2016. On the wall behind the podium, was a Spanish flag with the International Brigades logo, which was hand-made by Nate and Corine Thorton.  Corine told the story of how she and Nate...
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Perpetrators on trial: The justice cascade

September 16, 2012
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Perpetrators on trial: The justice cascade

The Justice Cascade: How Human Rights Prosecutions Are Changing World Politics, by Kathryn Sikkink (New York: Norton, 2011). One of the most shocking scenes in Mad Men, the popular TV series about the hard-drinking advertising scene of the 1960s, occurs in the pristine upstate New York countryside.
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Litigating Legality: The “Secret Justice” of the U.S. Federal Judiciary

June 26, 2012
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Litigating Legality: The “Secret Justice” of the U.S. Federal Judiciary

The United States' federal judiciary is turning its back on constitutionality. With the emergence of several legal cases involving the complicity of the United States in tortures and disappearances that have occurred over the past decade, it is becoming increasingly evident that our justice system is corrupt. According to writer Scott Horton of...
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Harper’s on Spain and WikiLeaks

December 2, 2010
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Scott Horton writes:

Diplomats routinely monitor and report on legal cases that affect national interests. These cables show that the U.S. embassy in Madrid had far exceeded this mandate, however, and was actually successfully steering the course of criminal investigations, the selection of judges, and the conduct of prosecutors. Their...
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Amy Goodman covers Spanish WikiLeaks angle

December 1, 2010
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Amy Goodman covers Spanish WikiLeaks angle

In its broadcast today, Democracy Now! talked with Scott Horton (Harper's) about the revelation from the WikiLeaks diplomatic cables that the U.S. has actively tried to thwart Spanish investigations, by judge Garzón and others, involving the American government. Watch the segments here and here.
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Harper’s on Garzón

May 18, 2010
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Scott Horton writes:

In the end, it is not Garzón but rather the judicial oversight body that emerges with its reputation in a tatters. Moreover, the entire affair serves to put the spotlight just where it belongs. The assumption that the horrors of Spain’s fascist past must remain forever covered...
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Garzón’s colleagues seek arrest of CIA agents

May 12, 2010
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Scott Horton reports in Harper's on some further bold judicial action from the National Spanish Criminal Court, on which Baltasar Garzón also sits:

Prosecutors attached to the Audiencia Nacional in Madrid are reportedly requesting that Judge Ismael Moreno issue an order for the arrest of thirteen CIA agents involved in...
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Harper’s on Garzón

April 17, 2010
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Scott Horton writes:

It may well turn out that Judge Garzón touched the third rail of Spanish politics by opening the door to investigation of the crimes of the Franco past. But his offense in the end can never be termed more than a political miscalculation.

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