Tag Archives: students for a democratic society

The Cult of Violence Always Kills the Left by Chris Hedges

“Activism is about self-expression. It often is a substitute for strategy. Strategic organizing is about results.”

Steve Fraser: Looking Backward to the Future

Fraser: Many blame the media, which are intertwined with the power blocs of politics and business (an increasingly concentrated planetary business) and which do now and then function as propaganda machine and censor. But most of the time the media operate more insidiously than that, narrowly circumscribing what is allowable and thereby what is verboten in public debate, what is legitimate and what is outré, what is to be taken seriously and what is to be coolly dismissed. They invoke the sounds of silence without gagging anyone.

Nick Theis: Does Your University Have a Military Industrial (In)security Complex?

 Military recruiting is at the root of this university, and is the root of its relationship to the military. The same act that allowed the U of M[innesota] to establish itself as a so-called “land-grant university,” the 1862 Morrill Act, also laid the groundwork for what was to later become the Reserve Officer Training Corps […]

▶ DN! Exclusive: Inside the Army Spy Ring Attempted Entrapment of Peace Activists, Iraq Vets, Anarchists

Editor’s Note: Far-reaching implications included terrorist charges for Republican National Convention activists in Minnesota, including the RNC 8. More details have come to light showing how the U.S. military infiltrated and spied on a community of antiwar activists in the state of Washington. Democracy Now! first broke this story in 2009 when it was revealed […]

Tom Burke> 15,000 march against NATO in Chicago

15,000 march against NATO in Chicago By Tom Burke |  May 21, 2012    FightBackNews Carlos Montes, Los Angeles activist targeted by FBI repression, at Chicago anti-NATO protest. (Fight Back! News/Staff) The contingent against political repression lines up to march against NATO in Chicago. Chicago, IL – In the largest anti-war protest ever held in […]