Monday, November 05, 2012

Language: Peace and Conflict Studies Archive

"60 Words." Radiolab (April 18, 2014) ["This hour we pull apart one sentence, written in the hours after September 11th, 2001, that has led to the longest war in U.S. history. We examine how just 60 words of legal language have blurred the line between war and peace. In the hours after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, a lawyer sat down in front of a computer and started writing a legal justification for taking action against those responsible. The language that he drafted and that President George W. Bush signed into law - called the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) - has at its heart one single sentence, 60 words long. Over the last decade, those 60 words have become the legal foundation for the "war on terror." In this collaboration with BuzzFeed, reporter Gregory Johnsen tells us the story of how this has come to be one of the most important, confusing, troubling sentences of the past 12 years. We go into the meetings that took place in the chaotic days just after 9/11, speak with Congresswoman Barbara Lee and former Congressman Ron Dellums about the vote on the AUMF. We hear from former White House and State Department lawyers John Bellinger & Harold Koh. We learn how this legal language unleashed Guantanamo, Navy Seal raids and drone strikes. And we speak with journalist Daniel Klaidman, legal expert Benjamin Wittes and Virginia Senator Tim Kaine about how these words came to be interpreted, and what they mean for the future of war and peace."]

Alim, H. Samy. "Occupy Language." The Opinionator (December 21, 2011)

Amato, Peter. All Opinions are Not Equal: Critical Reasoning Theory & Practice. (Drexel University: 2014)

Eco, Umberto. "Senses of Semantics." Harvard University Press Blog (January 24, 2014)

Eisenstein, Charles. "The Ubiquitous Matrix of Lies" Reality Sandwhich (June 24, 2009)

Feldman, Noah. "A Coup by an Other Name." On the Media (July 12, 2013)

Giroux, Henry A. "Racism and the Aesthetic of Hyperreal Violence: Pulp Fiction and Other Visual Tragedies." Social Identities 1:2 (1995): 333-354.

Lakoff, George. "How to Use the Language of “Systemic Causation” To Talk About Climate Change." Uprising Radio (November 1, 2012)

Marshall, Andrew Gavin. "Politics and Language." The Corbett Show (July 31, 2012)

Moody, Chris. "How Republicans are being taught to talk about Occupy Wall Street." Yahoo News (December 1, 2011)

The N Word (USA: Todd Nelson, 2004: 86 mins)

Parks, Tim. "In Praise of the Language Police." New York Review of Books (January 23, 2013)

Popova, Maria. "Famous Advice on Writing: The Collected Wisdom of Great Writers." Brain Pickings (May 3, 2013)

Rafael, Vincente. "Translation in Wartime." Arcade (2008)

Roberts, Paul Craig. "Our Time of Universal Deceit Needs an Orwell." Foreign Policy Journal (March 14, 2011)

"Sapiosexuality." Dialogic (January 10, 2012)

Sen, Rinku. "Drop the I-Word: In Victory for Advocates, Associated Press Stops Using Phrase 'Illegal Immigrant.'" Democracy Now (April 4, 2013)

Shovic, Charlene. "Contradicting Facebook: A Discourse Analysis." Vimeo (2011)

Vargas, Jose Antonio. "'Illegal' vs 'Undocumented.'" On the Media (September 28, 2012)

Weinberg, George. "In Defense of 'Homophobia.'" On the Media (December 7, 2012)

West, Lindy. "Fuck Your Delicate Sensibilities, I'm Going to Swear as Much as I Want." Jezebel (May 15, 2013)

Woods, Chris. "As U.S. Escalates Pakistan Drone Strikes, Expansive "Kill List" Stirs Fears of Worse Civilian Toll." Democracy Now (June 5,2012)

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