Listen to this article:https://soundcloud.com/going_rogue/the-us-empire-is-a-self-reinforcing-trauma-factoryAmerican corporate media are having a field day with a rise in violent crime across the country, seizing on the opportunity to declare that it proves last year's calls to defund police have been thoroughly invalidated. They've been making these claims despite
The US government's armed goon squad executed a 13 year-old special ed student whose hands were empty and in the air and they're telling Americans to worry about Russia and China.
The word fascist gets thrown around a lot, but if admitting you support police executions
I had a weird dystopian dream recently where I was running away from these evil Agent Smith-type characters who looked just like normal people, so there was no way to recognize them; they could be an old man or a child or a librarian, or
2020 is the year of Julian Assange's extradition trials, the Kafkaesque proceedings by which the US government is attempting to imprison the WikiLeaks founder for the rest of his life as punishment for exposing US war crimes. Assange started an innovative leak publishing outlet on
I wouldn't invest any emotional energy in the hope that things will eventually return to normal. They won't. The good news is that what we think of as "normal" is actually as crazy as a species could possibly be, and we may in fact be
A black man named Rayshard Brooks was recently killed by an Atlanta police officer who shot him in the back while he was attempting to run away.Video footage from the police bodycam and a nearby witness makes it clear that Brooks resisted arrest after failing a
Abusive relationships where the abuser is a transparently horrible monster don't tend to last long, because it becomes obvious to the victim very quickly that they need to head for the door. The ones that last are the ones where the abuser is an adept
One of the many good things coming out of these protests is a widening mainstream awareness of what a garbage president Obama was.~"Without the police you'd have vigilantism!"Vigilantism? You mean like when a band of armed thugs inflict extrajudicial violence upon someone who pissed them
ESTRAGON: Well, shall we go?VLADIMIR: Yes, let's go.[They do not move.]Curtain.So ends both acts of the Samuel Beckett play Waiting for Godot. One of the two main characters suggests leaving, the other agrees, followed by the stage direction that both remain motionless until curtain.This is also
Among the constant deluge of police brutality footage flooding the internet as America's armed goon patrol responds to the Black Lives Matter protests across the nation, there is one video which stands out above all the others in illustrating just how pervasively violent police culture is.