For growing numbers of American youths, higher education is increasingly out of reach. High tuition and fees make it unaffordable. So does a disturbing government/corporate partnership.
By Tana Ganeva - June 7, 2013
American law enforcement has undergone a dramatic transformation in the past few decades. The war on drugs, the world's most effective way to fill prisons with minorities while doing nothing to curtail drug use, has warped the priorities and practices of police departments around the country...The shift toward more aggressive, violent policing has had tragic results on the ground.
Mossad's longstanding ties to Verint, Narus, and other Israeli surveillance technology companies assures it access to information they collect. It's true wherever these companies operate. America has 16 active intelligence agencies. They operate the same way. Warrantless dragnet spying is lawless.
International, constitutional and US statute laws no longer matter. Obama declared them null and void. He does so by disregarding them.
It's standard Times practice. It's longstanding. On June 6, Times editors praised Obama's selection of Susan Rice and Samantha Power. They're deplorable choices.
Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, Paltalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube, Apple, and other online companies willingly cooperate with lawless government spying.
By Noam Chomsky - June 08, 2013
Reagan’s murderous assault on Central America was not limited to Guatemala...In most of the region the agencies of terror were government security forces that had been armed and trained by Washington...One country was different: Nicaragua. It had an army to defend its population. Reagan therefore had to organize right-wing guerilla forces to wage the fight.
Power calls imperial interventions stunning successes. If confirmed as new UN envoy, her mandate is to assure many more like them.
South African journalist Getahune Bekele said she's a "consummate ally of grubby despots." Others condemn her bloody hands. Banality of evil describes her. Death and destruction don't bother her. She was quoted once saying, "The only thing we have to do is look the other way."
Anyone exposing government or military wrongdoing can be fired, fined, prosecuted, court martialed, and/or imprisoned.
On June 3, trial proceedings began. They'll last well into summer. What's ongoing reflects much more than Manning alone. We're all in this together. Freedom in America is on trial.
America honors its worst. It persecutes its best. Manning is heroic. He risked great personal harm. He did so to reveal vital truths. People have a right to know. Washington has no right to conceal them.
Under international law, it's a fundamental right. It's inviolable. The UN Charter affirms it.
By AJAMU NANGWAYA
Obama should take personal responsibility for his failure to champion social and income-security programmes that would help working-class African Americans, other racialized peoples and women in the United States. Personal responsibility is a two-way thoroughfare, Mr. President!
By Steven Hsieh - May 30, 2013
New cell phone footage shows Miami-Dade Police officers aggressively pinning an unarmed teen to the ground while choking him. His alleged crime: giving the officers “dehumanizing stares” and “clenching his fists.”