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April 5, 2018
Today's new McCarthyism is similar in that it is calculated to divert Americans' attention from the massive U.S. surveillance and cyber war, the endless wars and plans for more wars, racist repression in the United States, growing inequality and attempts to suppress the popular struggles. In one senseÃâÃÂ ...
February 3, 2018
Emily Pope-Obeda is a lecturer in the History and Literature Program at Harvard University. She is currently working on a book manuscript on the history of deportation practice during the 1920s. Expelling Dissent. Feb 03. Emily Pope-Obeda. Deportation doesn't just ruin lives. It's a longstanding tool of political repression inÃâÃÂ ...
February 3, 2018
In mid-January, Ravi Ragbir, leader of the New Sanctuary Coalition of New York City, arrived at his check-in with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). An immigrant from Trinidad, Ragbir's meetings with ICE had long been routine, free of the specter of deportation. But this time was different.
December 18, 2017
Related to your point about how that phase of world history ended, truly the first wave of government repression, in the United States as well as Australia, targeted the IWW, both during and after World War I. The repression of the Wobblies predicted what occurred to many other anarchists, socialists, andÃâÃÂ ...
December 4, 2017
The Honduran Mesa de Derechos Humanos (Human Rights Roundtable) denounced Hernandez's candidacy as illegal in the first place, and also denounced the ongoing repression. In the United States, the Alliance for Global Justice and the faith-based Latin American Working Group both posted actionÃâÃÂ ...
November 11, 2017
“As the American people and peoples of the world condemned US president Trump for its war-mongering and outright repression in the US, Duterte is inevitable to follow, as the number of poor Filipinos fed up of his empty promises and pointless rhetorics, are mounting, it is a matter of time for him to followÃâÃÂ ...
October 25, 2017
Originally published October 16, 2017. The fundamental imbalance in the Chinese economy is the result of the very low GDP share of consumption. This is the outcome of policies to push China up the global value chain without falling into the middle-income trap. To achieve their goal, China needed aÃâÃÂ ...
Los Angeles Times
September 8, 2017
In 1973, having been driven from office, Charles Goodell wrote "Political Prisoners in America," a remarkably bracing treatise about the legacy of state repression in the United States and the importance of dissent in American life. Advertisement. "I have come to see," Goodell presciently wrote, "that our legalÃâÃÂ ...
March 3, 2017
Second, I wanted to understand his thinking about contemporary protest and resistance movements against social injustice and political repression in the U.S. Third, I simply wanted to learn all that I could from this civil rights legend and modern-day icon. And so, I was blessed to listen for a while, to thisÃâÃÂ ...
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