Category: Repression

Mumia Abu Jamal: Water War Against the Poor: Flint and the Crimes of Capital

In Michigan’s prisons, there ain’t a single prisoner who committed a more vicious crime than the Governor of that state

Giulio Regeni: In Egypt, a second life for independent trade unions

Union members in a crowded assembly hall lashed out against the Egyptian regime’s latest efforts to suppress workers

Leah Todd: After 40 Years, It’s Long Past Time to Free Leonard Peltier

Peltier’s 1977 conviction was fraught with misconduct, including suppression of potentially exculpatory evidence

Cory Doctorow: “I Am Skeptical That Capitalism Has a Future”

Interview on the surveillance state, Edward Snowden, and the core values of a utopian society

Leonard Peltier: My 40 Years in Prison

Looking back on the 40 years of efforts on my behalf, I am overwhelmed and humbled

William Barber: The Strange Career of James Crow, Esquire

After the Supreme Court razed the Voting Rights Act in 2013, Jim Crow came skulking back to the South

Norman Pollack: Infanticide: A Policy Choice

This is the story of Flint, a nightmare of prostituted government (literally) in the service of money via a context of political-structural debasement

Serge Halimi: A time of angry strongmen

with the global economy going off the rails, it’s unsurprising that the values of order and authority, and strong, cynical, brutal men, should dominate the political stage

Walden Bello: The Big Blowback

When the late Chalmers Johnson introduced the word “blowback” to the analysis of Washington’s relations with the rest of the world…he saw as the most dangerous blowback the destabilization of American democratic processes by the multiple consequences of Washington’s adventures abroad.

Radha Surya: Death by Saffron: Campus Politics in the Time of Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Some images never become stale, never lose their power to re-awaken emotion and rekindle anguish. India has been bequeathed an image of this nature by the heart-rending death by suicide of Rohith Vemula on January 17, 2016 on the campus of Hyderabad Central University (HCU).  Rohith Vemula, vibrant activist and promising research scholar, was a Read more…

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