“Whenever I come out with a book, or anything that will take me before the public, the world, I am assailed as this person I don’t recognize,” she said when I reached her by phone. “If I tried to keep track of all the attacks over the decades, I wouldn’t be able to keep working. I am happy people are standing up. It is all of us. Not just me. They are trying to shut us down, shut us up, erase us. That reality is what is important.”
Most judges and lawyers agree that the war on drugs in the past 50 years has seriously diminished the right to privacy guaranteed by the Fourth Amendment. Now a small group of legal academics is arguing that the war in Ukraine should be used to diminish property rights guaranteed by the Fifth Amendment. by Andrew P. Napolitano More
The convergence of a looming economic crisis, fear by a bankrupt ruling class that they will soon be banished from power, the growing ecological catastrophe and the inability to thwart self-destructive military adventurism against Russia and China, have set the stage for an American implosion.
Greenwald: Romney’s “Treason” Smear of Tulsi Gabbard is False and Noxious, But Now Typifies U.S. Discourse
"It is extremely difficult, if not impossible, to find any despot in history who does not weaponize accusations of “treason” against dissidents as a central instrument for control. That U.S. discourse has now descended completely to that level is barely debatable."
"Detaining immigrants is a big and profitable business whose product is human misery. It is estimated that over 75 percent of detainees are detained in for-profit detention centers."
Part 2: Where is the world class museum? Black Lives Minneapolis: Dred Scott and George Floyd, by Susu Jeffrey
Jim Crow laws or “black codes” began with the 13th Amendment as local and state legal restrictions and lasted on paper or in-practice ever since. “Jim Crow” was a black minstrel figure.
Big 5: How MIC controls politics, Connections: Militarism /Climate Chaos, Nader: Biden, Giroux: book ban, Greenwald: Neo-Cons; Bacevich: Very Long War Ukraine, Bell Hooks, and more...
Public education is now being refashioned in ways reminiscent of earlier authoritarian regimes. This is evident given the Republican Party’s efforts along with conservative groups to remove progressive books about race, gender, and sexuality from libraries and schools.
https://youtu.be/XCCvpa7_QLw The documentary “Takeover,” which chronicles the radical actions of the Young Lords, was recently shortlisted for an Academy Award. In 1970, the Puerto Rican collective took over a condemned hospital in the South Bronx to demand the construction of a new hospital, free healthcare for all, and more. “I’m still amazed there’s More