Black Agenda Report’s Bruce Dixon challenges President Obama’s response to Ferguson, explains why mainstream liberal solutions to police and prison abuse actually sustain the problem, and proposes real changes to the American justice system.
Bruce critiques the White House’s Task Force for 21st Century Policing in his piece Obama’s Ferguson Commission a Joke: Why Liberal Proposals and “Solutions” Don’t Cut It for Black Agenda Report.
Live from Switzerland, newest Irregular Correspondent Ed Sutton considers the rise of the modern radical right and the left’s inability to pronounce, let alone confront, fascism.
Ed posted his essay In Defense of the F-Word: There are elements of neoliberalism that we consider fascistic. Let’s start calling them by their name. at AntiDote, his site which you should already be reading regularly.
Historian Finis Dunaway explains how visual culture has shaped the modern environmental movement – from corporate takeovers of activism to emphasizing immediate spectacle over a focus on humanity’s slow violence against the Earth.
Finis is author of the new book Seeing Green: The Use and Abuse of American Environmental Images which is sort of hard to explain in a headline, but a really important work.
Brian Foley’s latest Lawpaganda segment looks at jury nullification – the power of juries to acquit defendants based not on innocence, but on immoral or destructive laws.
Brian recommends you read the article Jury Nullification: Why Every American Needs to Learn This Taboo Verdict by Kevin Mathews at Truthout.
Journalist Robert Scheer breaks down the DC/Silicon Valley merger running America’s wired tyranny, and explains why we should worry that we’ve never been so vulnerable to a government that has never been so secretive.
Bob’s newest book is They Know Everything About You: How Data-Collecting Corporations and Snooping Government Agencies Are Destroying Democracy.
Jeff Dorchen casts Bollywood heartthrob Salman Khan with Dick Cheney and Henry Kissinger in a reactionary international thriller that has no enemies and no ending for its stars.