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After Trump and Pussy Hats: the final stages of capitalism
We must be vigilant about not allowing ourselves to accept new norms of violence and harm.
Trump’s trash-tweeting mimics the hate-filled discourse and threats of violence in which he often engaged during the presidential primary campaign — only now he has a much broader audience
Queer activist Yasmin Nair says that the fight for gay marriage was driven by an elitist, conservative movement.
List of top 10 stories, in order.
In a year crowded with dramatic and often wrenching news developments around the world, the No. 2 story was the devastating outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, followed by the conflict in Iraq and Syria fueled by the brutal actions of Islamic State militants.
NLG attys. Michael Deutsch and Jim Fennerty are representing #RasmeaOdeh, whose trial begins Tues. Listen to their interview with WBEZ Worldview, which broadcast today: “There’s a basic injustice in this case which is founded on FBI and US government surveillance and repression of people who are engaged in First Amendment activity,” Deutsch said. #Justice4Rasmea WBEZ’s […]
In The Violence of Organized Forgetting: Thinking Beyond America’s Disamignation Machine, the newest book published by City Lights, Henry A. Giroux explores the intersections of political power, popular culture, and new methods of social control. By ADMIN CityLights August 12, 2014 Giroux examines how neoliberal discourse (that is economic liberalism, not political liberalism) and the commodification of […]
Closer to home it is harder to ignore the consequences of U.S. state terror. There is now great concern about the flood of children fleeing to the U.S. from Central America. …Obama has proposed a humanitarian response to the tragic influx: more efficient deportation. Do alternatives come to mind? Monday, 07 July 2014 00:00By Noam Chomsky, […]
It is an act of peace, a necessary act of justice, for us to provide care to them when they are in need. Immigration is a peace and justice issue. Immigration is a feminist issue. By BethAnne Nelson WAMM Newsletter Spring II Nothing but experience can really capture the truth of the desert. It […]
Americans may increasingly wonder whether NSA agents are scouring their meta-data, reading their personal emails, and the like. In the borderlands no imagination is necessary. The surveillance apparatus is in your face. The high-powered cameras are pointed at you; the drones are above you; you’re stopped regularly at checkpoints and interrogated. By Todd Miller April 22, 2014 […]
Mistakes, Miscues, & Islamophobia Thom Hartmann TheBigPictureRT· Published on Apr 24, 2013 Barry Nolan, Journalist/Filmmaker joins Thom Hartmann. In the near wall-to-wall coverage of the Boston terrorist attack and subsequent manhunt last week – the mainstream media once again missed the mark. Did the media fail the American people – and will there ever be […]
Jon Stewart Comedy Central Click to watch a video of the show: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart ESTHER ZUCKERMAN APR 25, 2013 The Atlantic Wire On The Daily Show last night, Jon Stewart explained how, in the wake of the Boston bombing and at the beginning of the controversial prosecution of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Fox News went all willy […]
American arrested for human smuggling to be sentenced Joe Callahan drove a couple from El Salvador to the Pigeon River border near Thunder Bay CBC News Posted: Nov 1, 2012 8:39 AM ET American Joe Callahan at the Ontario Court of Justice in Thunder Bay where he pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting two people […]
There are alternatives to locking up people who would not otherwise be imprisoned if not for their immigration status, ones that would leave the person with his or her family, and cost taxpayers far less than the estimated $95 to $141 per day spent to detain them. No Conviction, No Freedom Immigrant Detainees Report Nearly […]
At first I didn’t get it, then I noticed the cactus . . .
Several arrested at immigration enforcement protest Link to video of arrests PHOTO: Several arrests at immigration enforcement protest By Antonio Olivo Chicago Tribune reporter August 17, 2011 During an emotional hearing about a federal immigration enforcement program that has generated controversy nationwide, about 40 protesters, several of the in the country illegally, marched outside a downtown union […]