The Secret War Crime

“I had nothing. No family, no income. I was thinking, ‘How will I be able to take care of a child that reminds me, every time I look at its face, of what happened to me in the camp?’”

The Secret War Crime


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Philando Castile’s shooting, reflection and worry

“I worry that this case will corrode people’s faith in the criminal justice system,” said Chiraag Bains, a visiting senior fellow at Harvard’s Criminal Justice Policy Program. “You can do everything right and still get shot.”

Philando Castile’s shooting, reflection and worry

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Empire of destruction

Originally published at TomDispatch by Tom Engelhardt
You remember. It was supposed to be twenty-first-century war, American-style: precise beyond imagining; smart bombs; drones capable of taking out a carefully identified and tracked human being just about anywhere on Earth; special operations raids so pinpoint-accurate that they would represent a triumph of modern military science.  Everything “networked.”  It was to be a glorious dream of limited destruction combined with unlimited power and success.  In reality, it would prove to be a nightmare of the first order.


Precision warfare? Don’t make me laugh


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Celebrating Socialist Women Around the Globe

“In agreement with the class-conscious political and trade organizations of the proletariat in their respective countries, the socialist women of all nationalities will hold each year a Women’s Day, whose foremost purpose it must be to aid the attainment of women’s suffrage. This demand must be handled in conjunction with the entire women’s question according to socialist precepts. The Women’s Day must have an international character and is to be prepared carefully.” – 1910, International Conference of Socialist Women

Celebrating Socialist Women Around the Globe

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