Category: Repression

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John Pilger: The secret country again wages war on its own people

Australia has again declared war on its Indigenous people, reminiscent of the brutality that brought universal condemnation on apartheid South Africa

The Con: Alone, With Nowhere To Go

The attacks, which moved like a wave over the Durban settlements of Isipingo, Umlazi, Chatsworth and others, left thousands of foreign nationals displaced, fearing for their lives

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David Swanson: The Decline and Fall of the United States

The United States bombs nations in the name of democracy, yet has one of the least democratic and least functioning of the states calling themselves democracies

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Laura Gottesdiener: A Foreclosure Conveyor Belt

The Continuing Depopulation of Detroit

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Noam Chomsky: ‘Any reader of Orwell would be perfectly familiar’ with US maneuvers

The so-called American Dream and US democracy are in “very serious decline,” as social mobility is among the worst among the richest nations

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Yesenia Barragan: Slave Patrols and the Murder of Walter Scott

What Officer Slager felt threatened by — that act of running away — is the historic consequence of centuries of white supremacy

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Paul Street: On the Organization of Society

State-socialist Cuba, for all its own flaws and problems (many of which trace to US aggression and embargo), has escaped the savage and extreme disparities that are evident in the US

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Justin Podur: The Filimbi Affair and #Telema

In January of this year, protests erupted in Kinshasa, the capital of the DR Congo, against President Joseph Kabila

Muhiyidin d’Baha: Black Lives Matter Activists in South Carolina Demand Reform

Cries of “Black Lives Matter” continue to ring out across the country after new police killings of unarmed African Americans

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Noam Chomsky: ‘Oppression Is Not a Law of Nature’

That act culminated ten years of terrorist atrocities in Central America. The decade began with the murder of Archbishop Romero, it ended with the murder of the six Jesuit intellectuals

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