Stop the Wars at Home and Abroad!

How the War Machine ‘Recruits’ Poor, Oppressed Youth

by Richie Merino, published on International Action Center, December 20, 2022 A Dec. 11 New York Times report highlighted how thousands of public high school students in majority poor, Black and Brown districts are funneled into the U.S. military’s Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program. Students are automatically enrolled and forced to participate as an explicit requirement without parental consent.[…]

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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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