Category: Repression

Noam Chomsky: Edward Snowden, the World’s “Most Wanted Criminal”

In the past several months, we have been provided with instructive lessons on the nature of state power and the forces that drive state policy

Ipek Demirsu: The securitisation of dissent and the spectre of Gezi

Police fired teargas at demonstrators in Istanbul, attempting to enter Taksim Square to mark the anniversary of the Gezi Park protests

Sonali Kolhatkar: How Wealthy Elites Are Hijacking Democracy All Over the World

Amid the upheavals in Thailand, Ukraine and Egypt, wealthy elites have used popular movements and elections to ratify decisions in their favor

Levi Gahman: Death of a Zapatista – Neoliberalism’s Assault on Indigenous Autonomy

The Zapatista struggle continues …Subcomandante Marcos ceases to exist …Galeano lives

Henry A. Giroux: The Specter of Authoritarianism and the Future of the Left

An Interview with Henry Giroux on democracy in crisis

Alfredo Lopez: Phone Surveillance ‘Reform’ Bill Passed by the House is an Obscene Joke

It just wasn’t a very good week for phones or for freedom.

Daniel Ellsberg: Snowden would not get a fair trial – and Kerry is wrong

Snowden would come back home to a jail cell – and not just an ordinary cell-block but isolation in solitary confinement

Tariq Ali: Conversations in Cairo

It’s too soon to treat the events nostalgically since, according to some, they are not yet over. I’m not sure about that, but what is indisputable is that hope is dead

Thom Hartmann: Why We Need to Use Power of Jury Nullification

You declare the defendant “not guilty” regardless of the evidence and let him walk free, “nullifying” the unjust or unfair law

Norman Solomon: An Assault from Obama’s Escalating War on Journalism

So much is at stake: for whistleblowers, freedom of the press and the public’s right to know. For democracy

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