Monday, September 26, 2016

Police Killings Won’t Stop: Chris Hedges

Police Killings Won’t Stop: Chris Hedges: The corporate state, which has destroyed traditional forms of social control such as stable employment and cohesive communities, has no intention of curbing police violence. Militarized police who can kill with impunity are all that lies between the corporate state and revolt.
- 2016/09/25

Friday, September 23, 2016

UN Speeches: Bolivian President Evo Morales

Standing Firm in the Face of Violence (from @Truthdig)

Standing Firm in the Face of Violence (from @Truthdig): With police killings of unarmed black men almost a weekly occurrence in the U.S., we must not let our trauma weaken our resolve to insist on—and organize for—racial justice.
- 2016/09/22

Monday, September 19, 2016

The Courtiers and the Tyrants (from @Truthdig)

The Courtiers and the Tyrants (from @Truthdig): We must not confuse the political elites who function as courtiers to corporate power with the tyrannical leaders who actually drive corporatism. Our real enemy, lurking behind the curtain, is usually faceless and anonymous.
- 2016/09/18

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Truthdigger of the Week: Daniel Jones, the Senate’s Chief Investigator Into Torture by the CIA (from @Truthdig)

Truthdigger of the Week: Daniel Jones, the Senate’s Chief Investigator Into Torture by the CIA (from @Truthdig): Jones—who became a target of the CIA because he searched for the truth—this week spoke out for the first time. He has been a key force in the disclosure of a scandal that one senator compared to Watergate.
- 2016/09/17

Greg Grandin, "Kissinger's Shadow"

Monday, September 12, 2016

Fooled Again: Chris Hedges

Fooled Again: Chris Hedges: We have once more been baited and hooked by the corporate elites who look upon the electorate as malleable and disposable.
- 2016/09/11

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

The Intellectuals We Abandon (from @Truthdig)

The Intellectuals We Abandon (from @Truthdig): The late political philosopher Sheldon Wolin explicated the mechanisms of control and manipulation used by the powerful. But those who most need to read his work have been left in darkness by an academy that has turned its back on the oppressed and caters to the elites. (Pictured, Wolin and James Baldwin, right.)

Monday, September 5, 2016

Truthdigger of the Week: Colin Kaepernick, for Refusing to Stand During the National Anthem (from @Truthdig)

Truthdigger of the Week: Colin Kaepernick, for Refusing to Stand During the National Anthem (from @Truthdig): In his act of protest against racial injustice in the U.S., the San Francisco 49ers quarterback has taken a lot of hits. But he’s not backing down and has succeeded in igniting an important debate.
- 2016/09/03

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Thursday, September 1, 2016

We will not prematurely or unnecessarily risk the costs of a worldwide nuclear war in which even the fruits of victory would be ashes in our mouth — but neither shall we shrink from that risk any time it must be faced. - John F. Kennedy