Category: Repression

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Brian Terrell: My Visit to a Las Vegas Jail

“The degree of civilization in a society,” wrote the Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoevsky, “can be judged by entering its prisons.” As a frequent visitor to Nevada in recent years, I have often been surprised by the cultural diversity and spiritual richness that can be found in Las Vegas. Still, I think that Dostoyevsky was right. Read more…

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Marsha Coleman-Adebayo: The Flint Chess Game: The Politics of the Battlefield

Thousands of Flint citizens were poisoned with hundreds of children facing a life-time of medical and intellectual challenges

Farooq Tariq: Letter from Pakistan: Demanding Land Rights Is Not Terrorism

A massive repression of the most militant but peaceful peasant movement–the Anjman Mozareen Punjab (AMP)–is underway

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Edward Snowden: Inside the Assassination Complex

Whistleblowing Is Not Just Leaking — It’s an Act of Political Resistance

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Rebecca Gordon: The Al-Qaeda Leader Who Wasn’t

The Shameful Ordeal of Abu Zubaydah

Police Accountability Task Force: Chicago Police Corrupt, “Beset by Racism”

CPD’s own data gives validity to the widely held belief the police have no regard for the sanctity of life when it comes to people of color

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Henry A. Giroux: Authoritarian Politics in the Age of Civic Illiteracy

The dark times that haunt the current age are epitomized in the monsters that have come to rule the United States and who now dominate the major political parties and other commanding political and economic institutions. Their nightmarish reign of misery, violence, and disposability is also evident in their dominance of a formative culture and Read more…

Yash Kothari: Shock and Awe: India and Fervent Nationalism

Our fraud nationalists go after their own citizens for their religion, or for their views. Their concern and their passion is the enemy within

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Vijay Prashad: Dangerous Times in India: The Country’s Extreme Right Is Targeting College Students

Students, workers, peasants and journalists are vermin in today’s India

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Tariq Ali: Joker Rules: the Crackdown on Press Freedom in Turkey

Onur Erem the journalist interviewing Tariq Ali has already been charged in court with insulting the leaders of the state,

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