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Henry A. Giroux | Lockdown, USA: Lessons From the Boston Marathon Manhunt

"In a society where critical analysis and explanation of violent attacks of this nature are dismissed as terrorist sympathizing, there is a stultifying logic that assumes that contextualizing an event is tantamount to justifying it. This crippling impediment to public dialogue may be why the militarized response to the Boston Marathon bombings, infused with the More

Henry A. Giroux | Lockdown, USA: Lessons From the Boston Marathon Manhunt

"In a society where critical analysis and explanation of violent attacks of this nature are dismissed as terrorist sympathizing, there is a stultifying logic that assumes that contextualizing an event is tantamount to justifying it. This crippling impediment to public dialogue may be why the militarized response to the Boston Marathon bombings, infused with the More

Nygaard Notes> Death, Danger, Fear and Media

Nygaard Notes Independent Periodic News and Analysis Number 531, May 17, 2013 On the Web at http://www.nygaardnotes.org/ This Week: Death, Danger, Fear, and Media ****** 1.  “Quote” of the Week: "Seen as Accidental and Therefore Easily Forgotten.” 2.  “Not Simply about Watching Something Unfold” 3.  Death, Danger, Fear, and Media 4.  Crime?  Accident?  Or Something Else Entirely? 5.  Ethical More

Nygaard Notes> Death, Danger, Fear and Media

Nygaard Notes Independent Periodic News and Analysis Number 531, May 17, 2013 On the Web at http://www.nygaardnotes.org/ This Week: Death, Danger, Fear, and Media ****** 1.  “Quote” of the Week: "Seen as Accidental and Therefore Easily Forgotten.” 2.  “Not Simply about Watching Something Unfold” 3.  Death, Danger, Fear, and Media 4.  Crime?  Accident?  Or Something Else Entirely? 5.  Ethical More

5 Weapons of Mass Destruction the U.S. Military Uses Every Day – Forbes

Are we preparing to fight a war with Iran because they have grenades and anti-tank rockets? Michael Peck, Contributor  4/29/2013  Forbes When most of us think of weapons of mass destruction, we think of nuclear bombs, or nerve gas, or biological agents. So it was surprising to see accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarn aev charged More

Steve Clemens> Our military-backed exceptionalism

"Who was I to rain on their parade?" By Steve Clemens  May 09, 2013  Mennonista  TC Daily Planet One would be hard-pressed not to see the enormous fetishizing of the U.S. Military since the attacks of 9/11/01. Whether it is at professional sports events, airports, political rallies, or even at local restaurants, it seems almost impossible to More

Steve Clemens> Our military-backed exceptionalism

"Who was I to rain on their parade?" By Steve Clemens  May 09, 2013  Mennonista  TC Daily Planet One would be hard-pressed not to see the enormous fetishizing of the U.S. Military since the attacks of 9/11/01. Whether it is at professional sports events, airports, political rallies, or even at local restaurants, it seems almost impossible to More

Glenn Greenwald: Would Boston Marathon Suspects Be Called "Terrorists" If They Weren't Muslim?

[youtube=http://youtu.be/HfudYGexuSw] democracynow Published on Apr 22, 2013 Watch the full interview with Glenn Greenwald on Democracy Now! at http://owl.li/kjcWU. Constitutional lawyer and Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald compares the widespread labeling of Boston Marathon bombing suspects Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev as "terrorists," to the reaction to other recent acts of mass violence such as the shootings in Newtown More

Glenn Greenwald: Would Boston Marathon Suspects Be Called “Terrorists” If They Weren’t Muslim?

[youtube=http://youtu.be/HfudYGexuSw] democracynow Published on Apr 22, 2013 Watch the full interview with Glenn Greenwald on Democracy Now! at http://owl.li/kjcWU. Constitutional lawyer and Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald compares the widespread labeling of Boston Marathon bombing suspects Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev as "terrorists," to the reaction to other recent acts of mass violence such as the shootings in Newtown More

"Mother Theresa of Somalia" Hawa Abdi and Daughter Deqo Mohamed on Healing Decades of War, Tragedy

[youtube=http://youtu.be/xmDu1HQwZos]  democracynowPublished on Apr 16, 2013 http://www.democracynow.org - As the twin bombings hit the Boston Marathon, deadlier blasts also ripped through the densely populated Somali capital of Mogadishu. Hours after car bombs and suicide bombers killed at least 16 people outside a court complex on Sunday, another car bomb detonated and killed Turkish nationals. In Somalia, unlike More

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