Category: Repression

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Taylan Tosun: Interim Regime in Turkey: Peace Process in Danger

The illegitimate power block, which defends the “red lines” of Turkish Republic, couldn’t tolerate the gains of Kurds both in Rojava and Turkey

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Justin Podur: The state murder of an activist

Sandra Bland’s killing exposes the impunity of US police more starkly than ever

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Henry A. Giroux: America’s New Brutalism: the Death of Sandra Bland

Bland’s death over a routine traffic stop is beyond monstrous. It is indicative of a country in which lawlessness is now integral to the police state

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Justin Podur: #HackedTeam and Colombia

How surveillance helps a violent state

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Boaventura de Sousa Santos: Fatal Tests

No country can leave the euro in an orderly way, but should a country show disobedience, it will be expelled and chaos will relentlessly come crashing down on it

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Milan Rai: Ten Years on from the London Bombings: More Disbelief

When jihadists explain why they attack Western targets, Western foreign policy is usually a big factor in turning ‘nice men’ into mass murderers

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Paul Street: Surface and Substance: Reflections on History, American Racism, and the Confederate Flag

As the reigning corporate United States media and politics culture responds to a terrible racist atrocity by questioning the political correctness of the Confederate Flag and logo across the South, it is a good time to reflect on the different levels at which race and racism operate in post-Civil Rights America. One level appears at Read more…

Ellen Isaacs: From Baltimore to Palestine

The increasingly militarized attacks on rebellious neighborhoods in the U.S. seem more and more like armed forces brought to bear on Palestinians in the Middle East.

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Peter Bohmer: Police Shooting in Olympia, WA; It Can Happen Anywhere

At 1:15 AM on May 21, on the west side of Olympia, Washington, white police officer Ryan Donald shot two young unarmed Black brothers, Andre Thompson, 24, and Bryson Chaplin, 21.

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Nikos Raptis: Patriotism, Hypocrisy, and Cowardice in Our Societies

Samuel Johnson defines patriotism as “love for one’s country; zeal for one’s country” and scoundrel as “a mean rascal; a low petty villain”

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