Category: Repression

Eduardo Gudynas: Sow Extractivism, Reap Violence

It is slowly becoming evident that today’s extractivism [economy based upon the extraction and export of natural resources such as oil, gas and minerals] is advancing in a context of increasing violence. This is not an exaggeration: distinct forms of violence are being employed to impose and protect extractivism, a situation in which popular mobilization Read more…

Grahame Russell: Rios Montt Case Symbolic of Impunity Guatemalans Must Overcome

Corruption and impunity are not a “crisis” in Guatemala; they have been and remain the “norm”

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Vincent Emanuele: Ten Years Later: Reflections on Katrina and Iraq

In the end, there are consequences for our actions and inactions. When events like Hurricane Katrina, or the invasion of Iraq takes place, the eventual fallout is immeasurable

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Patrick Bond: Resource-Cursed South Africa Suffers More Mining Massacres

From Marikana to mineral price crash and jobs meltdown

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David Swanson: The Rise of the Permanent Prisoners of War

A gradual change over the past half-century that has resulted in the police going to war against people they were supposed to serve

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Laurie Penny: Europe shouldn’t worry about migrants. It should worry about creeping fascism

The greatest threat to our “way of life” is not migration. It is that we will swallow the lie that some human lives matter less than others

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Henry A. Giroux: The Plague of American Authoritarianism

Totalitarianism was as much about the production of thoughtlessness as it was about the imposition of brute force, gaping inequality, corporatism, and the spectacle of violence

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Marcy Wheeler: Declaring Chelsea Manning’s Voice against Torture Contraband

“What is happening to Chelsea Manning can happen to any of us”

Mark Rumold: New Documents and Reports Confirm AT&T and NSA’s Longstanding Surveillance Partnership

The documents note AT&T’s “extreme willingness to help” with NSA’s surveillance

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Edward Snowden: Edward Snowden Interview About Fellow NSA Whistleblower Thomas Drake

Edward Snowden talks about mass surveillance, the NSA and Thomas Drake, the agency whistleblower who preceded him.

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