Civil rights advocate and best-selling author Michelle Alexander responds to the new push by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to escalate the war on drugs
What mechanisms will remain for the activists to activate?
The footage shows Mr. Brown entering the store, Ferguson Market and Liquor, shortly after 1 a.m. on the day he died.
Ultimately, in other words, the most fundamental flaw of the Muslim ban remains the same: It is still a ban, signed by a president who promised to bar Muslims from entering the United States, motivated by an intent to discriminate against Muslims, and that overwhelmingly affects Muslims rather than those of other faiths.
What Sanders is doing here is demolishing typical Israeli propaganda points (hasbara) wherein Israel is simply a victim of the Palestinians and in which Palestinians are demonized as Khamas and terrorists and violent and irrationally angry.
The central tenet of fascism is always that war cleanses society and that the “virtues” that war inculcates in its combatants and survivors provide a new moral vigor.
Never popular in the first place, domestic counterextremism programs are now likely to become much more aggressive and bellicose.
As Pollock says: “What she was afraid of was the tendency to devalue action, for the economic to overtake the political.”
Today I write from that place of fear, maybe tomorrow I will write of hope and resistance.
Although found guilty, I’ll still act in accordance with my belief that we didn’t act criminally.
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“The tragedy across the globe is that we are pulling down so many others,” [Berrigan] said. “We are not falling gracefully. Many, many people are paying with their lives for this.”
Moral outrage can be averted by a general pardon for immigration infractions…
It’s not a petition. It’s not a Facebook page. It’s not a retweet or a hashtag.
So, at this late date, what might a president frightened by his successor actually do…
An ISIS cell. An undercover FBI agent. A community torn apart.
The truth is we are stumbling badly in large part because we are just beginning to learn to walk.