Category: Repression

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Richard Falk: Is Israel an Apartheid State?

[Prefatory Note: This post was originally published on March 22, 2017 by The Nation under the title “The Inside Story of Our UN Report Calling Israel an Apartheid State,” the text of which can be found at this link: https://www.thenation.com/article/the-inside-story-on-our-un-report-calling-israel-an-apartheid-state/ What is below is somewhat modified.]   Six months ago, the UN’s Economic and Social Read more…

Abolhassan Banisadr: Populism, terrorism, and the crisis in western democracies

Iran’s first post-revolutionary president, discusses neo-liberalism, the crisis in western democracies, and the relationship between Islamic terrorism and the rise of far-right politics

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Glenn Greenwald: Key Claim of Snowden’s Accusers is a Fraud

For three years, we watched as this lie was launched, then took root, then spread until it became unquestionable truth, notwithstanding the fact that it lacked any basis all along

Alan A. Aja: How Immigrants Became Criminals

Supporters of immigrant rights must unequivocally reject weakened rights and racially disparate sentencing for non-citizens with criminal records

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Henry A. Giroux: Cultures of Cruelty

There is more at work here than getting rid of Trump, there is a need to eliminate a system in which democracy is equated with capitalism, a system driven almost exclusively by financial interests

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John Feffer: I Am an Enemy of the People

If Trump cracks down on journalists, there might be less uproar than you’d think

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Juan Cole: Why the UN branded Israel an Apartheid state

A shouting match has been provoked this week by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia, which issued a report this week concluding definitively that Israel is guilty of Apartheid practices toward the Palestinians. The report is careful to say that it is not using the term merely as a pejorative but Read more…

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Ralph Nader: “Making America Great” at Americans’ Expense

The tower of contradictions, being constructed by Trump and the most extreme Republican Party in its history, won’t be camouflaged or distracted for long by provocative, prevaricating 3:00 am tweets from the White House

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Henry A. Giroux: Trump’s War on Dangerous Memory and Critical Thought

The ideal subject of totalitarian rule is not the convinced Nazi or the dedicated communist, but people for whom the distinction between fact and fiction, true and false, no longer exists. ― Hannah Arendt People living in the United States have entered into one of the most dangerous periods of the 21st century. Donald Trump, Read more…

Jesselyn Radack: Is the Vault 7 Source a Whistleblower?

As we learn more about the Vault 7 source and the disclosures, our focus should be on the substance of the disclosures

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