Category: Repression

Preeti Kaur: Censorship and Control

Recent events in Punjab are consistent with the Indian government’s strategy of public silence and local repression

Ta-Nehisi Coates: The Violence is Not New, It’s the Cameras That are New”

Today we spend the hour with Ta-Nehisi Coates, author of the explosive book about white supremacy and being black in America. Titled “Between the World and Me,” it is written as a letter to his teenage son, Samori. In July, Ta-Nehisi Coates launched the book in his hometown of Baltimore. He spoke at the historic Read more…

Kelly Hayes: On Holiday Myths and State Violence

One of the common refrains that Indigenous people in the United States are confronted with when they speak to this country’s history of genocide and repression is the claim that the harms Natives have historically endured are confined to the past. We are told that we are no longer living out the reality or the Read more…

Rebecca Gordon: Home, Sweet Kleptocracy

Kabul in America

Sam Law: In defense of the Grayzone: between ISIS and the West

The targets of the Paris attacks were not primarily the civilians killed but the world they inhabited — one not yet divided into two civilizations

David Swanson: Chicago Restricts Drones: Who’s Next?

Chicago media outlets are reporting that drones have been banned from most of Chicago’s skies and cannot fly over you or your property without your permission. The text of the ordinance, however, makes exceptions for police that will require eternal vigilance. Local legislative action around drones began in U.S. cities in early 2013 with the Read more…

Victor Wallis: Ordeals of Whistleblowers in a “Democracy”

Support for US whistleblowers will need to be as global as the reach of the policies and the weapons that they expose

Ramzy Baroud: Rohingya and the Burmese Generals: How to Forge a Democracy and Get Away with It

The most recent elections have been, by far, the most successful of the generals’ democracy schemes in recent years

Yesenia Barragan: What is Peace Without Justice in Colombia?

The Colombian government’s dark history of murdering dissidents should give us pause before celebrating peace

Tom Engelhardt: A Post-Paris “Clash of Civilizations”?

It’s the Islamic State’s Dream and Marco Rubio Agrees

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