Category Current Issues

Hedges and Giroux: The Age of Manufactured Ignorance

“The Red Scare, Giroux warns, is alive and well in America.”

MINNESOTA CLIMATE WEEK September 20 – 26, 2021, STOP LINE 3

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DN! Forced Entry: NSO Group Spies Secretly Seized Control of Apple Devices by Exploiting Flaw in Code

“This is … the most important crisis around global civil society right now.” Over 1.65 billion Apple products in use around the globe have been vulnerable to the spyware since at least March.

The Messy Truth About Carbon Footprints

“So by all means, skip that next beef burger, or take a pass on that cheap flight to Cancún. But then ask yourself how you can magnify the impact of what you do.”

United Nations committee asks U.S. to investigate possible Line 3 treaty violations

“If the violations are verified by the United Nations, the letter says it would be a breach of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, which has been signed and ratified by the U.S. “

Hedges: The Empire Does Not Forgive

“The cynicism of arming and funding the mujahedeen against the Soviets exposes the lie of America’s humanitarian concerns in Afghanistan.”

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Where’s Humanity with an Exploding National “Defense” Budget? by Marie Braun

“The vast bulk of military expenditures today have nothing to do with keeping us safe. And the advocates for war are a small minority – politicians, militarists, weapons makers, oil companies, and relatively small fanatical groups like al Qaeda.”

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Chris Hedges: How Corporate Tyranny Works

“They tried to grind us down using classic corporate defense tactics,” Donziger said of the legal war. “They filed thousands of motions. We stood strong. We had a great legal team of Ecuadorian lawyers.”

#DeadlineGlasgow: Defund Climate Chaos Aug. 13 focus #StopLine3

List of demands put in place by November 1, 2021 when international Climate Chaos conference begins in Glasgow.

James Baldwin Was Right All Along, by Raoul Peck

“Why can’t we understand, as Baldwin did and demonstrated throughout his life, that racism is not a sickness, nor a virus, but rather the ugly child of an economic system that produces inequalities and injustice?”

Our New Postracial Myth, by Ibram X. Kendi 

“Just as you can recognize an impoverished country by its widespread poverty, you can recognize a racist country by its widespread racial inequity.”

Henry Giroux: Pedagogy, Power, and Moral Witnessing in Dangerous Times

“Economic inequality is the bedrock of neoliberalism.” “In an age when it seems to me  all problems are seen as individual problems and there is no understanding of how to basically conceptualize the social, That has to be one of the most powerful ideologies for domination that has come along for 400 years…”

The Problem is the Other CRT (Conservative Race Theory), by Tim Wise

“Rather than arguing detailed academic theory, we must answer the right-wing assault on anti-racism by demonstrating the real motives of those who have launched the attack on it.”

“American Silence,” song by Chris Pierce

“…Pierce’s impassioned vocals and righteous message to keep fighting for justice in this country. It’s the sound of everyone who’s hungry for change, steadying themselves and marching toward a common goal.”

“It’s been burning for awhile,” song by Chris Pierce

“Together, we can be the change we seek in this world for we are all brothers and sisters in one race — the HUMAN RACE.”

Critical Race Theory Debacle Signals the Collapse of the American Empire, by Danny Haiphong

“The debate over Critical Race Theory will not resolve the contradictions that ensure Black Americans make less than sixty cents for every white American dollar , the U.S. military receives trillions  to bomb Black and brown people abroad, and racist New Cold War tropes continue to be recycled to justify policies…

Do Haitian Black Lives Matter to Us, by Mary Beaudoin

A look at the past history and immediate unrest in Haiti before the recent assassination of Moise.

UK High Court Allows US to Appeal Ban on Assange Extradition;Doctors Tell Biden: Let Assange Go

“Because western media are designed to protect the powerful, most people are more aware of smears about Assange being a Russian agent or a rapist than of his victimization by a tyrannical assault on world press freedoms…”

Leaked data shows other high-profile members have overlapping membership in more explicitly racist or violent groups, by Jason Wilson

Leaked membership data from the neo-Confederate Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) organization has revealed that the organization’s members include serving military officers, elected officials, public employees, and a national security expert whose CV boasts of “Department of Defense Secret Security Clearance”. By Jason Wilson  The Guardian  June 28, 2021 But alongside these members are others […]