Category: Repression

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George Monbiot: ‘Cleansing the stock’ and other ways governments talk about human beings

To blot people out of existence first you must blot them from your mind

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David Swanson: On Killing Trayvons

Stand-your-ground murders are facilitated by racism; and racist propaganda that blames the victims protects the killers after the fact

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Laura Poitras: Edward Snowden and the Golden Age of Spying

The most striking thing Snowden has revealed is the depth of what the NSA and the Five Eyes countries [Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Great Britain, and the U.S.] are doing

Owen Davis: Punitive Schooling

The education reform movement has brought “broken windows” policing into the classroom

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Paul Street: Civil Unrest?

We all need some civil unrest – a lot actually, on a mass scale, each and every day

Pablo Mukherjee: The Siege of Jadavpur – A Global Story

It is far from coincidental that this rot from the top is always accompanied by the entrenchment of a culture of violence on campus, of which sexual assaults on women students is one telling example

James Risen: James Risen Prepared to “Pay Any Price” to Report on War on Terror

“Interview on the homeland security-industrial complex”

Ben Norton: The (Socialist) Malala Yousafzai the US Media Doesn’t Quote

Malala understands how poverty creates and perpetuates the very social and political ills against which she is fighting

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Anthony Arnove: The “War of Terror” Decade

A look back at the 10 years since the September 11 attacks–and how politicians have used the tragedy

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Glenn Greenwald: Why Privacy Matters

A society in which people can be monitored at all times is a society that breeds conformity and obedience and submission, which is why every tyrant, the most overt to the most subtle, craves that system.

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