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Tom Engelhardt: Murder, He Said, America’s Maestro of Death and Destruction
“Trump has proven to be America’s twenty-first-century maestro of death and destruction, the P.T. Barnum of, as he put it predictively enough in his Inaugural Address, “American carnage.” In fact, he’s been a master of carnage in a way no one could then have imagined.”
10 Ways We Pretend War Is Not a Crime and How to Change Them
The concept of defensive war has been used to excuse numerous aggressive wars.
SAVE OUR VA! Veterans say NO to Privatization
SAVE OUR VA! Veterans say NO to Privatization Call or Write Your Congressional Senators and Representatives NOW Proposed new regulations for veterans’ healthcare on Capitol Hill could lead to a total dismantling and privatization of the VA healthcare system that our veterans want and need! ____________________ We need you to write or pick up the […]
Tom Hastings | Trump kleptocracy
Since our “leaders” seem incapable, we will need to lead ourselves, it appears.
DN! Noam Chomsky on the first 75 days of the Trump Presidency (Videos and Transcript)
Three video segments cover peace and Iran, health care, and the rights of working people. A link to the full 70-minute interview and transcript is included. Over the first 75 days of the Trump administration, the White House has taken multiple steps to escalate the possibility of a U.S. war with Iran. Trump included Iran on both […]
▶ Chris Hedges “Wages of Rebellion” The Moral Imperative of Revolt
Hedges: We have a moral imperative on behalf of our children, on behalf of the next generation, whose future is being robbed from them, to stand up.
Chris Hedges: America’s Slave Empire
Without us the prisons, which are slave empires, cannot function. Prisons, at the same time, charge us a variety of fees, such as for our identification cards or wrist bracelets, and [impose] numerous fines, especially for possession of contraband. They charge us high phone and commissary prices. Prisons each year are taking larger and larger sums of money from the inmates and their families. The state gets from us millions of dollars in free labor and then imposes fees and fines. You have brothers that work in kitchens 12 to 15 hours a day and have done this for years and have never been paid.”
Ann Jones: Is This Country Crazy?
if you are an American, you are statistically in less danger of dying from a terrorist attack in this country than from a toddler shooting you. And by the way, you’re 2,059 times more likely to die by your own hand with a weapon of your choosing than in a terrorist attack anywhere on Earth. You’re also more than nine times as likely to be killed by a police officer as by a terrorist.
Excerpt from The Violence of Organized Forgetting by Henry A. Giroux
In The Violence of Organized Forgetting: Thinking Beyond America’s Disamignation Machine, the newest book published by City Lights, Henry A. Giroux explores the intersections of political power, popular culture, and new methods of social control. By ADMIN CityLights August 12, 2014 Giroux examines how neoliberal discourse (that is economic liberalism, not political liberalism) and the commodification of […]
Zubeida Mustafa: How the Women of Pakistan Cope With War, Honor Killings and Prejudice
The winds of change are now blowing. What the world hears today in the shape of horrendous stories of women being stoned to death, little girls being shot in the head for going to school and victimized women fighting back … are basically manifestations of women’s courage to challenge the misogynist reaction of those who fear […]
▶ Democracy Now! Looking Back: A Year of Struggles on Climate, Education & Marriage Equality Inspire Hope for 2014
Published on Dec 31, 2013 http://www.democracynow.org – On the last day of 2013, we look back on some of the many signs of hope that emerged on issues ranging from economic equality to LGBT rights to climate justice. With all the bad news that came this year, there were many encouraging displays of a shifting public consciousness […]