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Glen Ford: ‘No Justice, No Peace’: Clarity Of Purpose, Warning To Ruling Class

Ford: The logic of the emerging movement is Black self-determination – the principle that Black people have the inherent human right to determine their own destiny – which, in the immediate sense, means control over how they should be policed, and by whom. The venerable slogan “No Justice – No Peace” has served as a workhorse of the current protest, and would be an ideal organizing principle if the implications of the slogan were fully understood, rather than simply mouthed.

Chris Hedges> The Perversion of Scholarship

The Perversion of Scholarship By Chris Hedges    Jul 30, 2012    truthdig.com Illustration by Mr. Fish Fraternities, sororities and football, along with other outsized athletic programs, have decimated most major American universities. Scholarship, inquiry, self-criticism, moral autonomy and a search for artistic and esoteric forms of expression—in short, the world of ethics, creativity and ideas—are shouted down More

Chris Hedges> The Perversion of Scholarship

The Perversion of Scholarship By Chris Hedges    Jul 30, 2012    truthdig.com Illustration by Mr. Fish Fraternities, sororities and football, along with other outsized athletic programs, have decimated most major American universities. Scholarship, inquiry, self-criticism, moral autonomy and a search for artistic and esoteric forms of expression—in short, the world of ethics, creativity and ideas—are shouted down More

Goodbye, First Amendment: ‘Trespass Bill’ will make protest illegal

Goodbye, First Amendment: ‘Trespass Bill’ will make protest illegal 29 February, 2012   RT Washington: US park police detains a Christian religious activist during a pro-life demonstration in front of the White House in Washington on February 16, 2012. (AFP Photo/Jewel Samad) Just when you thought the government couldn’t ruin the First Amendment any further: The More

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