Posts Tagged ‘racism’

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Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) on the exploitation of xenophobia and tribalism to encourage the violent violation of property rights, liberty and reason itself.

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Legal scholar on the ‘criminal justice system’ in the U.S. Michelle Alexander gave this extremely sad and illuminating interview to Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez at Democracy Now! highlighting the extensive racism in the framing and execution of law enforcement. She’s written the book, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, and is touring the lecture circuit on the topic. What you’re about to see is shocking and heartbreaking to those with the most cynical outlook toward the State, let alone the almost helplessly naïve. As men of color, we felt this deeply and that it’s imperative that consciousness is heavily raised to the snowball effects of tyrannical laws and the way slavery has been overtly executed under our noses.

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Darian Worden discusses the left-libertarian umbrella over libertarian socialism, anarcho-syndicalism, mutualism and agorism—its history through the 19th century French Revolution at the inception of self-proclaimed anarchists, the early works of Murray Rothbard and Samuel E. Konkin III, the meanings  and significance of ‘left’ and ‘right’ prefixes—at the 2010 New Hampshire Liberty Forum Alt Expo (27:47):

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via Kyle Munzenrieder at the Miami New Times blog:

A proposed ordinance will come before the Miami Commission next month that would make it illegal for unauthorized people and groups to feed the homeless in Park West. Commission Chair Marc Sarnoff and other city officials spoke with Miami Today like the homeless in Miami are as disposable and worthless as excess pigeons.

(h/t: Marc Parent)

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Eric Ruder explains what the Department of Homeland Security’s move against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio will mean for immigrants.

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Prof. Chomsky delivers the 5th Annual Edward Said Memorial Lecture at Columbia University School for International Affairs for the Heyman Center for the Humanities. After paying homage to Edward Said stressing imperialism as central to our culture, Prof. Chomsky builds his case with telling quotes of American leaders rationalizing and denying genocide of indigenous ‘new worlders’ through U.S. terrorism in Latin America—Chile, Brazil, El Salvador, Panama, Nicaragua, Colombia—and the Middle East (1:03:46):

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“It is possible that having been at Walter Reed and having heard all these stories and been an Army psychiatrist and then knowing that he was going to deploy, that all of that caused him to snap,” said Aaron Glantz, editor of New America Media who focuses on the effects of the Iraq War on U.S. military personnel, to Amy Goodman at Democracy Now!.

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“Troubled Waters—Palestinians Denied Fair Access to Water”, an  Amnesty International report released Tuesday, finds the Israeli government’s water restrictions to Palestinians were discriminatory. Since its occupation of the West Bank in 1967, the government has expanded settlements to monopolize the water supply and has continues to maintain a blockade on the Gaza Strip for a third year. “Adding to an already dire situation, Israel’s war on Gaza early this year left water reservoirs, wells, sewage networks and pumping stations severely damaged,” al Jazeera reports (2:57):


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A Freedomain Radio interview with Jordan Riak, Executive Director, Parents and Teachers Against Violence in Education (43:30):

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Notes and facts about the most hated and feared minority… (15:42):

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Clinton is threatening U.K. if doesn’t continue to bury evidence of C.I.A. torture; Eric Holder shouldn’t have passed his first semester of law school; C.P.D. backtracking on its “deadly force” policy announcement; “Land reform” is a global heist with more guns than any other; Senior U.S. military adviser: Get out of Iraq; H.R. 1207 up to 271 co-sponsors; and more… (more…)