The Acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse: A Judicial Travesty

“If anyone had a right to self-defense, it was the protesters who collectively confronted a right-wing vigilante who appeared at their protest pointing a loaded military-style rifle at them.”

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KENOSHA, WISCONSON (World Socialist Website) -- On Friday, after four days of deliberations, a Kenosha jury returned a verdict of “not guilty on all counts” against Kyle Rittenhouse. Rittenhouse had been charged with wrongfully killing two people, wounding a third, and nearly striking a fourth with an AR-15 rifle during protests against police

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Kyle Rittenhouse Is Not the Enemy. He’s the Latest Product of the Outrage Industry

Rittenhouse is a mirage, a manufactured repository for our outrage, our self-righteousness, our fear and our guilt. He is a phantasm conjured up by the corporate media to feed its bottom line and feed our egos.

Kyle Rittenhouse Feature photo

The Kyle Rittenhouse furor is a fascinating illustration of how US politics has become mired in self-consuming tribalism. It shows how non-conversations, non-thinking now posture as serious political and social engagement. And it demonstrates once again the success of a practice beloved of elites the world over: offer bread and circuses to keep the

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Police Told Right-Wing Kenosha Killer “We Appreciate You” Just Before Deadly Shootings

Coordination between police and far-right groups is far from abnormal but as yesterday’s killings show, it is becoming much more dangerous.

Three people were shot and two died last night in Keshona, Wis, as right-wing militias hit the streets, shooting demonstrators protesting the police shooting of Jacob Blake on Sunday. After two nights of angry demonstrations, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers, who originally described the event as a “merciless” act of police cruelty, called in the

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