Tag Archives: racism

Joseph Gerson | The Peace Movement and Resistance in Dark Times

Our responsibility is to resist, resist and transform.

Henry A. Giroux | The Authoritarian Politics of Resentment in Trump’s America

The incivility machine Trump resurrected as tool of resistance against establishment politicians played a major role in gaining him the presidency.

Greg Palast | The Election was Stolen – Here’s How

Before a single vote was cast, the election was fixed by GOP and Trump operatives.

Henry A. Giroux | Politics as Pathology in the Warfare State

A culture of fear, hate and bigotry has transformed American politics into a pathology.

“We No Longer Live in a Democracy”: Henry Giroux on a United States at War With Itself

To transform our society into a democracy, we first have to dismantle the myth of democracy as currently defined.

Cast Your Vote: What Is the Most Effective Form of Civil Resistance?

The whole system is guilty.

The big difference in the way white and black Americans view protests against police

There has been other evidence that an intense focus on issues like police shootings can spur greater concerns about how this country handles race.

Coleen Rowley | FBI Stings: Down the Slippery Slope

It cannot be known with any degree of certainty what percentage of FBI “stings” consist of targeted individuals who were induced or “entrapped” to agree to commit crimes and who would not have otherwise committed such crimes, but in my opinion it’s a large majority.

Justice Dept Announces It Will End Use of For-Profit Prisons

This announcement comes on the heels of a rather scathing report from the DOJ’s inspector general last week which found the nefarious privately-run facilities had a greater number of safety and security incidents than those run by the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

Orlando: When Media Learned Killer’s Ethnicity, Then They Knew to Call It ‘Terrorism’

When those who wish to use violence against innocent people are unidentified, they are referred to as “shooters” and their attacks as “attacks” or, in the case of Orlando, as “shootings.” It’s not until the perpetrators are identified as non-white people with an otherized cultural background that the media uses the word “terror.”

Henry A. Giroux | Anti-Politics and the Plague of Disorientation: Welcome to the Age of Trump

 In the age of Trump, truth becomes the enemy of governance and politics tips over into a deadly malignancy.

Rabbi Michael Lerner | Grieving for Orlando, for GLBTQ, for Muslims, for America

True solidarity should lead us to the imperative to develop strategies to heal the distortions and pains that lead people into communities of hate.

Mary Beaudoin: Somali Youth Trial

Once again we are living in era where vulnerable people are picked off by government power to make everyone afraid…

From Ft. Benning to DC April 14-18, then on to the Border!

Save the date, and stay tuned for more details for this year’s legislative asks, actions, concert, and Border Mobilization workshop at the 2016 Spring Days of Action, April 14-18. Arturo J. Viscarra <arturo@soaw.org>, SOA Watch <soaw.org> February 24, 2016 | As you probably already know, SOA Watch is heading to Nogales, Arizona/Sonora this October for […]

Duane Cady | The biggest burden on the environment: War

Cady: The U.S. Department of Defense is the single largest consumer of energy. Ninety-three percent of U.S. government energy consumption is military (Air Force, 52 percent; Navy, 33 percent; Army, 7 percent).

VIDEO: John Oliver Explains Why We’re All ‘Fucked’ Thanks to Our Broken Public Defender System

The Miranda warning includes the right to a public defender. It doesn’t include the fact that public defenders are highly overworked and grossly underpaid.

Peter Dreier: Can Bernie Revive King’s Dream—Fusing the Spirit of Black Lives Matter and Occupy Wall Street?

Dreier: Now that BLM and Sanders have made peace, his campaign has the potential to revive Martin Luther King’s dream of building a progressive movement that can challenge both racism and economic inequality.

▶ David Smith: Doctrine of Discovery | Peacestock 2015

Papal Bulls of the 15th century gave Christian explorers the right to claim lands they “discovered” and lay claim to those lands for their Christian Monarchs. Any land that was not inhabited by Christians was available to be “discovered”, claimed, and exploited. If the “pagan” inhabitants could be converted, they might be spared. If not, […]

Starhawk: Fifty Shades of Racism 

Racism is structural, not just personal.  It’s embedded in the very fabric of our society, with deep roots in history.  Prejudice is Darren Wilson shooting Mike Brown in Ferguson and leaving him on the sidewalk to die. Racism is that he gets away with it, unindicted. By Starhawk  Starhawk.org  July 14, 2015 The Inuit, I’ve heard, […]

Mr. Fish: Information Blackout

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