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Legalizing Tyranny by Chris Hedges

The law as an instrument of morality at the state and federal levels has been deformed into an instrument of racialized social control.

Scholar Henry Giroux on Gun Violence and Administration Agendas

A conversation with radical social critic and education Henry Giroux.

I’m Dreaming About a Modern World That Doesn’t Erase Its Indigenous Intelligence

we will not rest
hoping is not enough
our resilience shall prevail

Robert Parry | The Right’s Second Amendment Lies 

Today’s American Right is drunk on some very bad history, which is as dangerous as it is false. …This gun fable is particularly insidious because it obstructs efforts by today’s government to enact commonsense gun-control laws and thus the false narrative makes possible the kinds of slaughters that erupt periodically across the United States…

Chris Hedges | How We Fight Fascism

“Fascism clearly will display different features in each country, owing from the given historical circumstances,” she wrote. “But it consists everywhere of an amalgam of brutal, terrorist violence together with deceptive revolutionary phraseology, linking up demagogically with the needs and moods of broad masses of producers.”nd destroyed by fascists.

Henry A. Giroux | Gun Culture and the American Nightmare of Violence

Militarism provides ideological support for policies that protect gun owners and sellers rather than children.

Noam Chomsky | Optimism Over Despair (Book Review)

“In this series of highly informative conversations deftly organized by CJ Polychroniou, Noam Chomsky teaches us – yet again – so much on a huge range of issues – from economic globalisation through international politics to the linguistic foundations of humanity.”

Who’s in Charge of the Classified Intelligence About Trump? Trump. It’s a Problem

…the problem goes far beyond Donald Trump. The classification system in the Unites States is a mess.

Tim DeChristopher | In the Face of Climate Crisis, Let’s Make 2018 a Year for Realism

“What I know about living is that the pain is never just ours.” Andrea Gibson

Chris Hedges Sums Up Our Collective Predicament and the Solution

Commentary on gloomy Chris Hedges: Feel good industry denies reality of situation of planet earth, economic inequality and militarization of our culture. Predatory systems that effect all of us globally. CP Editor  Counterpunch  Media of the Day  January 31, 2018  More articles by:CP EDITOR

The Deadly Rule of the Oligarchs by Chris Hedges

Oligarchs use power and ruling structures solely for personal advancement.

A Country Without a Heart: thoughts on MLK, Dodge Rams, and the state of the country

No anti-war, no justice. Anything less than fighting to reel in the U.S. war machine is political theater.

The Bankruptcy of the American Left by Chris Hedges

Resistance to this global cabal of corporate oligarchs must also be supranational. It must build alliances with workers around the globe.

Flowers and Zeese | New Defense Strategy: War with Great Nations and Arms Race

The anti-war movement, which atrophied under President Obama, is coming back to life.

Pentagon to Allow Nuclear Responses to Non-Nuclear Attacks by Marjorie Cohn

This new strategy opens the door to first-use of nuclear weapons, which is prohibited under international law.

The People Who Made a Nuclear-Weapons-Prohibition Treaty Possible

The people behind the Nobel Peace Prize: ICAN – Abolish Nuclear Weapons

Minnesota Caucus Resolution: Ban Nuclear Weapons

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the United States take a leadership role in bringing together the nine nuclear nations to work toward the total elimination of nuclear weapons and the signing and ratification of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

Chris Hedges | The Useful Idiocy of Donald Trump by Chris Hedges

As long as Trump serves the interests of the elites he will remain president. If, for some reason, he is unable to serve these interests he will disappear.

Facebook details plans to censor news feeds and manipulate public opinion

Facebook’s censorship regime is part of a drive by all the major technology firms, including Twitter and Google, to limit the freedom of expression.

Ursula K. Le Guin: “We will need writers who can remember freedom”

Beautiful. Beautiful.