Tag Archives: 2008 Republican National Convention

Henry A. Giroux | White Supremacy and Sanctioned Violence in the Age of Donald Trump

Commenting on Trump’s speech, columnist Eugene Robinson argued that his talk added up to what few journalists were willing to acknowledge — “a notorious white supremacist account.” What is shocking is the refusal in many mainstream media circles to examine the role that white supremacy has played in creating the conditions for Trump to emerge as the head of the Republican Party.

How U.S. Law Enforcement Is Working To Criminalize Dissent

 Joint Terrorism Task Forces (JTTFs), of which there are currently 104 located in cities and towns across the United States, were created in the 1980s and greatly expanded in the aftermath of 9/11. They were set up to coordinate between diverse federal agencies and local law enforcement, and often work in tandem with “Fusion Centers” […]

Kevin Gosztola: Undercover FBI Agent Tried to Get Activists to Send Money to PFLP, a US-Designated Terrorist Organization

By Kevin Gosztola  Dissenter, FireDogLake.org  February 28, 2014 Graphic made by activists targeted in FBI raids to raise awareness around their case. (from StopFBI.net) Alleged evidence the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) used to obtain search warrants for raids on the homes of antiwar and international solidarity activists in the midwestern United States were unsealed. The […]

Cartoonist Mark Fiore: Goodbye Net Neutrality, Hello Gilded Age Internet

Mark Fiore   truthdig.com   Posted on Jan  30, 2014  truthdig.com Click here to view this and other Mark Fiore animated videos. Mark Fiore’s latest animation focuses on how, thanks to new legislation, the Internet will be divided into two: a faster one available to those who can pay a premium, and a sluggish, cheaper alternative. The cartoonist explains how […]

Betty McKenzie: locked up for peace

The activist nun put her beliefs on the line, even if it meant going to jail. Betty McKenzie with the blanket that was crocheted for her by the other inmates she was arrested with. They presented it to her on the day they were released, which was coincidentally her birthday. (Photography by Sarah Whiting.) “I […]