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The Fine Edge Between Comedy and Horror: The Millions Interviews Margaret Atwood

By Claire Cameron Source: The Millions The Heart Goes Last — Margaret Atwood’s first standalone novel since The Blind Assassin, which won the Man Booker in 2000 — is a novel that teeters on the fine edge between comedy and horror. The … Continue reading

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The Wickedness of [US] Foreign Policy

By Sheldon Richman Source: Center for a Stateless Society If you want to see how inhumane people can be, just watch those who make and execute foreign policy. We could spend all day discussing the cruelties that politicians and bureaucrats … Continue reading

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Does “Creative Destruction” Include the State?

  By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds When do we get to exercise democracy and fire every factotum, apparatchik, toady and lackey in the state who has abused his/her authority? Everyone lauds “creative destruction” when it shreds monopolies … Continue reading

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There is No Pipeline, Schools are Prisons

By Ryan Calhoun Source: Center for a Stateless Society We are told there is a pipeline in the United States that travels from our school system to our criminal justice system. Correct as the data corroborating the pipeline’s existence may be, … Continue reading

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Terrorizing School Children in the American Police State

By Henry Giroux Source: Counterpunch Americans live in an age, to rephrase, W.E.B. Dubois, in which violence has become the problem of the twenty-first century. As brutalism comes to shape every public encounter, democratic values and the ethical imagination wither … Continue reading

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Why the Drug War Has Been a Forty-Year Lynching

By Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman Source: FreePress.org The Drug War has been a forty-year lynching…. …the corporate/GOP response to the peace and civil rights movements. It’s used the Drug Enforcement Administration and other policing operations as a high-tech Ku … Continue reading

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How Do You Prepare a Child for Life in the American Police State?

By John W. Whitehead Source: The Rutherford Institute “Fear isn’t so difficult to understand. After all, weren’t we all frightened as children? Nothing has changed since Little Red Riding Hood faced the big bad wolf. What frightens us today is … Continue reading

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The Crisis of the Now: Distracted and Diverted from the Ever-Encroaching Police State

By John W. Whitehead Source: The Rutherford Institute “When a population becomes distracted by trivia, when cultural life is redefined as a perpetual round of entertainments, when serious public conversation becomes a form of baby talk, when, in short, a … Continue reading

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