Archive for September, 2015

Ahmed Mohamed Made a Clock but White Americans are Obsessed with Bombs

America’s conscience was shocked and awed by the trauma undergone by Ahmed Mohamed, a tinkering teenager who brought a clock he made to school, when he was arrested for the comfort of a white community who racially coded him as a terrorist due to the propaganda of perpetual war that has so blinded them. Commentators […]

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The Prison Industrial Complex Comes to Resemble the Military Industrial Complex Even More

While no doubt there is distinctive explanatory power to each concept, one must conclude that the prison-industrial complex is the term we give to the apparatuses of control when state violence is turned inward towards a racial minority rather than the external ideology at which the military industrial complex takes aim. They are the mirror […]

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Greg Grandin: Kissinger’s Shadow, The Long Reach of America’s Most Controversial Statesmen

The historian Greg Grandin’s just published Kissinger’s Shadow: The Long Reach of America’s Most Controversial Statesmen is a fascinating work of scholarship for its broad overview of the development of Kissingerist diplomacy, and its subtle criticism of the relation between history and the Elite. Grandin contests the prevalent opinion that Kissinger’s realpolitik was an amoral […]

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Department of Justice Won’t Actually Bring Executives that run Financialized Capitalism to Justice

The Justice Department on September 9th released a memo making it a policy to “prioritize the prosecution of individual employees – not just their companies”, in a move widely believed to address the inexcusable failure of the Obama administration to hold the Wall Street Elite responsible for the global economic calamity they caused that did […]

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Stingrays, Surveillance and Empire

On Thursday the Department of Justice issued a new policy requiring that “stingray” surveillance devices, portable fake cell phone towers that pinpoint the locations of all cell phones in the vicinity with cell phone signals, cannot be used by federal law enforcement officers without a warrant. The FBI will need to get a warrant to […]

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