“Justifiable” White Violence And The History Of The Criminalization Of Blackness August 29, 2014
We must, all of us, insist that one life in this country doesn’t have more value than another.
Internationalism: The Link Betweeen Latin America And Palestine
“Politicians are rattled and chaos is evident in world politics,” Fidel Castro writes in a reflective piece on internationalism’s role in combating colonial and imperialist violence.
Part I: My Father’s Journey During The Great War
WWI broke out when Norbert Schiller’s Viennese father was just 14. His penchant for the theatrical served him well after he was drafted, and his only brush with death came while he was walking back to Vienna after the war had ended.
The Islamic State Is Doomed — Unless We Intervene Further
Despite the Islamic State foolishly trying to show its strength through a beheading, the prospects for the group going forward are decidedly grim -- unless, of course, the U.S. adds boots on the ground to its military power in the sky.
Ferguson Reveals Racists In Libertarian Clothing
There are two kinds of libertarians: true believers in the constitution and racists hiding behind the constitution. Determining what kind of libertarian someone is, though, is as easy as asking his or her opinion on Ferguson.
USAID: An Imperialist Snare Under The Guise Of Humanitarian Aid
Countries targeted by USAID exhibit the dynamics of submissive gratitude -- something that has shaped U.S. foreign policy for decades.
Growing National Unrest Has Many Worried, Even Capitalists
“You show me a highly unequal society, and I will show you a police state. Or an uprising. There are no counterexamples. None. It’s not if, it’s when.”
Israel, The UNHRC And Selective Accountability
The UNHRC embarks on its usual schedule of reacting to Israel’s aggression -- investigations, reports, recommendations that ultimately change nothing.
What You Need To Know About The FISA Court—And How It Needs To Change
Should interpretation of the laws and Constitution of the United States take place in one-sided secretive courts, away from the public eye?
The Police Are Here To Preserve Disorder
Every Mayberry has a SWAT team and authorities are eager to unleash riot police on the public. This wasn’t the case 50 years ago, so how’d we get here?
Navigating The Inconsistencies Of Legitimacy And Complicity
Netanyahu’s apparently got it on his mind, but there are a number of reasons why Israel won’t likely be indicted for war crimes at the International Criminal Court.
We’re Human Fodder Caught In The Crossfire Of Armed Groups And Armed Governments August 13, 2014
The elite 1% of armed groups and armed governments are waging economic, environmental and military wars against the people! They, and perhaps we ourselves too, have lost our imagination and empathy.
The Tea Party’s Tet?
Something like a mini-Tet and its aftermath are currently playing out in Republican politics, a realm in which the Tea Party and the GOP are going at it, hammer and tongs.
The Three State Solution
"It is useless to engage in negotiations with Israel. Palestinians have nothing Israel is interested in. Meaningful negotiations take place from positions of mutual strength and respect"
In Chile, Dismissing Mapuche Resistance As Terrorism
Chile’s Mapuche population continues the centuries-long struggle against colonial violence and the insistence that “we are all Chilean.”
The Ebola Crisis And What We Might Learn From “Idiocracy”
Solutions to problems like Ebola might be forthcoming, but treating erectile dysfunction is more lucrative, so that’s the priority.
We’re All Criminals And Outlaws In The Eyes Of The American Police State
“Never in the civilised world have so many been locked up for so little.”—“Rough Justice in America,” The Economist
The U.N.’s Endorsement Of Israel’s Genocidal Intent
The U.N., dependent upon the continuous breaching of international law, will continue to excuse Israel’s massacres by upholding its invented right to exist and defend itself.
The Pope Is Anti-War And Pro-Palestinian. Are Catholics?
Pope Francis articulates a vision of social justice and compassion that necessarily upsets power and privilege.by Jeffrey Cavanaugh
Obama’s Fraudulent Response To The MH17 Tragedy
Immediately following this horrible tragedy, Obama and his Washington establishment jumped at the opportunity to exploit the loss of life by further demonizing Putin and escalating confrontation with Russia.
The World Cup: What We’ve Been Missing
For some Americans, soccer has long been a spectator staple, but the rest of us are just getting started.
Latin America Reacts To Israel’s Massacre In Gaza
Israel had hoped to weaken its dependency on Europe by making inroads into Latin America, but Operation Protective Edge has thrown a wrench into those plans.