Mass Shootings, Empire and Racist Copaganda Dog Whistles

by Margaret Kimberley, published on Black Agenda Report, June 1, 2022 Two mass shootings in quick succession brought out the worst in Americans. The anger and grief were followed by the usual lies and pretense that violence here is somehow mysterious. Political leaders advocate state violence all the time, calling for new victims to be created here and around the[…]

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The New Racist Consensus: Shootings In Buffalo Solidify The Consensus

by Ajamu Baraka, published on Black Agenda Report, May 18, 2022 The latest mass shooter in Buffalo, New York was clearly a racist, and identified with Ukrainian and other neo-Nazis. But white supremacy has a stronger hold on European and U.S. society than is commonly acknowledged. The avowed racist is not the only problem. The incidents of mindless, mass carnage[…]

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Marginalized Students Pay the Price of Military Recruitment Efforts

by Roberto Camacho, published on  Prism, April 18, 2022 With pandemic restrictions easing, military recruiters are returning to high school campuses while anti-recruitment efforts struggle This is a good reminder that recruitment among young people is becoming increasingly aggressive.  counter-recruitment is not only increasingly necessary but increasingly challenging.   Here in upstate NY we used to be able to get into[…]

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Fabricating Putin Quotes and Banning Paraplegic Athletes To Undermine Russia

by Rick Sterling, published on Antiwar.com, April 8, 2022 Mobilizing a population to vilify and hate a targeted enemy is a tactic that leaders have used since before the dawn of human history, and it is being used to demonize Russia and Vladimir Putin in the current conflict. If we want to join the march to war, we can join[…]

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Leaking Massive Red Hill Jet Fuel Tanks Will Not Be Closed Anytime Soon

by Ann Wright, published on Popular Resistance, April 15, 2022 Don’t Get Your Hopes Up! On March 7, 2022 Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin ordered the defueling and closure of the 80-year-old leaking 250 million gallon jet fuel tanks at Red Hill on the island of O’ahu, Hawai’i.  The order came 95 days after a catastrophic 19,000-gallon leak of jet fuel into[…]

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Why the Russian Federation Recognized the Independence Movements in Donbas

by Ajamu Baraka, published on Black Agenda Report, February 23, 2022 Recognition of the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics is a direct result of U.S. efforts to contain Russian economically and militarily. “Minsk, Minsk, Minsk,” they cried after Russia recognized Donetsk and Luhansk. But those Western diplomats and pundits did not hear those of us in the anti-war, pro-peace and[…]

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For God’s Sake Boys, STOP THIS WAR S**T!!!

By Colonel Ann Wright, US Army (Retired), published on World Beyond War, February 6, 2022 We’ve seen this before.  The U.S. creates a situation, digs in its heels and makes ultimatums—and tens of thousands die. I resigned from the U.S. government in 2003 in opposition to another war-President Bush’s war on Iraq in which followed that war playbook. We’ve seen[…]

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How Congress Loots the Treasury for the Military-Industrial-Congressional Complex

by Nicolas J.S. Davies and Medea Benjamin Despite a disagreement over some amendments in the Senate, the United States Congress is poised to pass a $778 billion military budget bill for 2022. As they have been doing year after year, our elected officials are preparing to hand the lion’s share – over 65% – of federal discretionary spending to the[…]

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