Black activists owe no apology for charging Israel with genocide

The criticism focused on how the statement declares solidarity with the movement for Palestinian liberation. It is unsurprising that organizations such as the Jewish Community Relations Council… 2,129 more words

Edward Snowden | What is the future of technology and democracy? (Video)

Joseph Gordon-Levitt asks the man behind the NSA revelations where the world is headed. 95 more words


Living in the Shadow of Counterterrorism: Meet the Muslim Women Taking on the National Security State

For the Duka family and many others, the HRW report only echoed what they’d known for years: that the FBI’s post-9/11 counterterrorism machine has slowly eaten away at Muslim Americans’ civil liberties and constitutional protections.

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Chris Hedges | The Revenge of the Lower Classes and the Rise of American Fascism

 There is only one way left to blunt the yearning for fascism coalescing around Trump. It is to build, as fast as possible, movements or parties that declare war on corporate power, engage in sustained acts of civil disobedience and seek to reintegrate the disenfranchised—the “losers”—back into the economy and political life of the country.

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Dr. Nafeez Ahmed | Pentagon Preparing For Mass Civil Breakdown

Social science is being militarized to develop ‘operational tools’ to target peaceful activists and protest movements

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In America, UN Finds Rights To Peaceful Assembly And Association Eroded

…And Race Plays A Big Factor

The U.N.’s special rapporteur  on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association completed a 17-day mission…

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Black Lives Matter | A Vision For Black Lives

A protest against police brutality in St. Louis, Missouri, in March this year. In August 2014 a white police officer in nearby Ferguson killed unarmed Black teenager Michael Brown, sparking nationwide protests. 1,270 more words