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March 31, 2023


Henry Giroux: Rethinking Education as the Practice of Freedom

Understood properly, neoliberal capitalism is a form of necropolitics, or more specifically, a type of gangster capitalism that is utterly criminogenic. Gangster capitalism thrives on the silence of the oppressed and the complicity of those seduced by its power.

Free Trade or Just Green Trade? by John Feffer

According to a map of excess nitrogen per hectare of cropland, countries like China, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Egypt, and Venezuela are using more nitrogen for fertilizers than the crops can even absorb. “This excess contributes to more emissions and causes other problems, for instance with run-off into waterways,” she continues. “The incentives right now in the agricultural system are for extreme overproduction, especially around commodity crops, like corn, soybeans, and wheat, which require these cheap chemical inputs.”

Active nonviolence is the only way out of the folly of war, Europe for Peace

It is clear then that the real question is how to create this unity and how to create a convergence between organisations fighting for justice and human rights. There is a great truth in the saying “there is strength in unity”.

THE HONEY TRAP: The FBI Used an Undercover Cop With Pink Hair to Spy on Activists and Manufacture Crimes

“To reveal what happened in Colorado Springs, I obtained search warrant applications, body-camera video from local police assisting the FBI investigation, and recordings of conversations involving federal agents; reviewed hundreds of pages of internal FBI records about Social Media Exploitation, a program federal agents used to monitor racial justice activists nationwide; and interviewed about a dozen activists who were targeted in the federal probe.”

UPDATE, COP CITY PROTESTS: Domestic Terrorism Warrants and Judge Refuses Bond for Protesters

“My child, Manuel Esteban Paez Terán, was killed here in Atlanta on the 18th of January, 2023. We still do not know anything. It was killed, our most beloved family member and the most caring person that any group of people could have. And there is only silence.”

The U.S. Owes Iraq “Just Compensation”: Muslim Peacemaker Sami Rasouli on 2003 Invasion & Aftermath

The war in Iraq has “left scars and a visible legacy” among Iraqis, says Rasouli, who calls for “a just compensation” in the aftermath of the U.S. occupation. As we continue to look back on the 20th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, we’re joined by Sami Rasouli, an Iraqi native who immigrated to the United States over 35 years ago and became a successful restaurateur and beloved member of the community in Minneapolis. After the U.S. invasion of his home country in 2003, he moved back to Iraq, where he founded the Muslim Peacemakers, a group

UN ‘survival guide’ report is a stark warning on climate

“What’s lacking at this point is a strong political will to resolve this issues once and for all.” “HUMANITY ON THIN ICE”

Julian Assange’s Father & Brother Speak Out on His Jailing, Press Freedom & New Documentary “Ithaka”

“We chose the title [Ithaka}because it’s really about, you know, when you’re fighting for a cause bigger than yourself or for an unachievable or seemingly unachievable goal, you have to live every day or just take — put one foot in front of the other. And that’s what, really, Ithaka is about.”

Autopsy Suggests “Cop City” Protester Sitting Cross-Legged, Hands Up, When Shot 14 Times by Police

“My child, Manuel Esteban Paez Terán, was killed here in Atlanta on the 18th of January, 2023. We still do not know anything. It was killed, our most beloved family member and the most caring person that any group of people could have. And there is only silence.”

Afghanistan: The Aftermath

What are the true costs of war? The Afghanistan example.

WWIII and Nuclear Annihilation: This is not a warning, it’s an alert, by Coleen Rowley

Even though we’re truly reaching for the eve of destruction, our Congress instead spends its time stewing over Ticketmaster concert sales while New York City public service ads advise us to deal with nuclear Armageddon by going inside and shutting our windows.

Roger Waters: Full Speech at the UN Security Council

The time has come to speak truth to power. We demand change.

The Legacy of War, by Mary Beaudoin

The years of U.S. war and occupation had taken an enormous toll on Iraq. The “constructive chaos” and “the birth pangs of a new Middle East” that U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice so cavalierly proclaimed in 2006 was a nightmare for the people living there. Over a million Iraqis had been killed in the U.S. war and there were large numbers of widows, orphans, and wounded. Although international corporations were supplying oil to the world, the Iraqi people were struggling to survive in the broken country.

Chris Hedges: The Trump-Russia Saga and the Death Spiral of American Journalism

The U.S. media has the lowest credibility — 26 percent — among 46 nations, according to a 2022 report from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. And with good reason.

UPDATE: ‘Stop Cop City’ Week of Action Begins in Atlanta, by Unicorn Riot

UPDATE: Link to activities of week of action by Unicorn Riot. The week of action is kicking off with a rally at Gresham Park, with a music festival scheduled for the rest of the weekend. The coming days will feature more rallies, direct actions, and press conferences.

Glenn Greenwald: What Went Wrong With Journalism? “Uncovered” — interview with Steve Krakauer

The fourth estate is supposed to be a conduit to the people and a check on power. Instead, we have a bunch of geographically isolated, introspection-free, cozy-with-power, egomaniacal journalists thirsty for elite approval.

The Explosive Military Budget, by Jay Kvale

In 2011 Obama approved the $1 trillion nuclear modernization. This [modernization plan] is now approaching a cost of $2 trillion (over a 30-year period).  Some of the costly items include 12 new Trident subs at $10 billion each, 100 new B-21 bombers at $560 million each, and 400 new Sentinel Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs) at $100 billion that replace the 50-year-old Minuteman missiles.

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Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, director Stanley Kubrick’s painfully funny take on Cold War anxiety is one of the fiercest satires on human folly ever to come out of Hollywood. The matchless shape-shifter Peter Sellars plays three wildly different roles…. Finding improbable hilarity in nearly every unimaginable scenario, Dr. Strangelove is a subversive masterpiece that officially announced Kubrick as an unparalleled stylist and pitch-black ironist.                      ▬The Criterion Collection

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“Power is global and politics is local. That must change. We need a new language for understanding new global power formations as well as new international modes of politics to fight them.

Social movements must move outside of national boundaries and join with others across the globe to fight the savagery of neoliberal global politics and central to such a task is the work of intellectuals, artists, cultural workers, and others who can fashion new tools and social movements in the fight against the current anti-democratic threats being imposed all over the globe.”

 — Henry A Giroux


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The way I see the world is strictly illegal
to wit, through my eyes

is illegal; yes;
to wit, I live
like a pickpocket, like the sun
like the hand that writes this, by my wits

This is not permitted
that I look on the world
and worse, insist that I see

what I see
a conundrum, a fury, a burning bush

and with five fingers, where my eyes fail

with a blackened brush
on butcher sheets, black and white
(black for blood, white for death
where the light fails)

that face which is not my own
(and my own)
that death which is not my own
and my own)

This is strictly illegal
and may land me in trouble

as somewhere now in a precinct
in a dock, the stautes
thrash in fury, hear them
hear ye!
the majestic jaws

of crocodiles in black shrouds
the laws
forbidding me
the world, the truth
under blood oath

forbidding, row upon row
of razors, of statutes
of molars, of grinders— 

those bloodshot eyes
legal, sleepless, maneating
not letting me
let blood

Daniel Berrigan
 May All Creatures Live



The ‘apocalyptic’ chess game between the superpowers, that is, between those that move on the highest plane of our civilization, is being played according to the rule ‘if either “wins” it is the end of both’; it is a game that bears no resemblance to whatever war games preceded it. Its ‘rational’ goal is deterrence, not victory, and the arms race, no longer a preparation for war, can now be justified only on the grounds that more and more deterrence is the best guarantee of peace.  To the question how shall we ever be able to extricate ourselves from  the obvious insanity of this position  there is no answer.”                       

— Hannah Arendt in On Violence


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