Tag Archives: American violence
Dark Times are truly upon us.
War Porn contains some of the most significant and original writing on deployment to be found in contemporary American literature about the Iraq War.
Because everyday gun violence is concentrated in racially segregated neighborhoods, it’s easy for millions of Americans to think they won’t be affected.
Nationalists do not venerate veterans. They venerate veterans who read from the approved patriotic script. America is the greatest and most powerful country on earth. Those we fight are depraved barbarians. Our enemies deserve death. God is on our side. Victory is assured. Our soldiers and Marines are heroes.
Trump has repeatedly indicated his support for such actions by saying he “would like to punch a protester in the face” and labeling protesters as “bad Americans.” He also incited this violence through his response to the November incident that occurred in Alabama…
How Data-Collecting Corporations and Snooping Government Agencies Are Destroying Democracy”
Glenn Greenwald: Refusal to call Charleston shootings “terrorism” again shows it’s a meaningless propaganda term
Greenwald: But what I … don’t want is for non-Muslims to rest in their privileged nest, satisfied that the term and its accompanying abuses is only for that marginalized group. And what I especially don’t want is to have this glaring, damaging mythology persist that the term “terrorism” is some sort of objectively discernible, consistently applied designation of a particularly hideous kind of violence.
Chris Hedges and Robert Sheer have been carrying out an extended debate on the Real News Network. In this video discuss the centrality of violence to U.S. American culture. View the full series: Links below. Scheer and Hedges: They Know Everything About You (7/7) Scheer and Hedges: They Know Everything About You (5/7) Scheer and Hedges: They […]
(We) have … been programmed into cruelty and apathy by (our) schools, churches, families, politics, and pop culture(.) Institutional racism. Rampant income inequality. A broken justice system. America may never be a great society. Torture Is Who We Are David Masciotra, AlterNet / Salon Monday, Dec 29, 2014 | It seems police can get away with […]
H. Rap Brown was right. “Violence is a part of America’s culture. . . . We all pay the price for this institutionalized violence. BY ED FELIEN April 21, 2014 SouthsidePride.com What H. Rap Brown actually said in that speech in Washington, D.C., in 1967 was: “I say violence is necessary. Violence is a part of […]
Tomgram: Stephan Salisbury, Life in the American Slaughterhouse Nick Turse. Posted by Stephan Salisbury at 5:31PM, July 29, 2012. TomDispatch Is America an increasingly violent society? Statistics seemingly tell us no. From 2001 to 2010, according to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, violent crime victimizations actually dropped 34%. While this decrease is part of a longer-term trend […]