Tags » Militarization

Home by Warsan Shire

no one leaves home unless
home is the mouth of a shark
you only run for the border
when you see the whole city running as well… 610 more words

Indigenous Peoples

Police Militarization

It is a growing epidemic throughout the western world. More and more police forces are acquiring military-style equipment to police civilian populations. While there are some positives, namely the personal protection of our men and women serving to protect our communities, it is a deeply worrisome trend particularly when its necessity is actually low. 1,456 more words

People Surge hits Duterte’s defense of militarization in rural areas

‘Military rule in disaster-affected communities unwelcome’, survivors group say

Reacting to President Rodrigo Duterte’s recent defense of the continuing deployment of troops in various rural areas, survivors of Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) deplored the pronouncement for justifying the continuing militarization that has worsened the ordeal of their communities over the past three years. 471 more words

Those Men

“Those Men”

those men you would die for
those men you would kill for
those men you sacrifice for
those men you would enslave for… 182 more words

Operation Brown Shield

Originally posted to Facebook:

The fact that Guam and many other Pacific Islands have the highest military recruitment per capita is no coincidence. Others have shared with me that they somehow just felt suited for combat. 44 more words


Elsipogtog Anti-Fracking Protest and RCMP Response

There has been conflict between Elsipogtog First Nation members and SWN Resources for years. In 2010, the New Brunswick provincial government issued SWN Resources the licenses needed for shale gas exploration within New Brunswick (Howe, 2014). 412 more words


The Anxiety of Waiting in Basma Abdel Aziz's THE QUEUE

For this, I’m reading Chapter 19 of James L. Gelvin’s The Modern Middle East: A history (fourth edition from Oxford Univ. Press) and Basma Abdel Aziz’s  827 more words