Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Resources for April 1, 2014

Morin, Roc. "Assault Rifles for Christ." Vice (March 28, 2014)

Barlow, Maude, Richard Grossman and Thomas Linzey. "When Lawmaking Becomes Rebellion (Water Privatization, Democracy School and the Corporate State)." Unwelcome Guests #307 (May 21, 2006) ["A new populist alliance of long time environmental activists and rural folk in central Pennsylvania has grown out of a struggle to ban toxic agribusiness operations that have targeted the area as the next profit opportunity. This movement is taking a new approach that is spreading across America via a project of public education and organization called democracy schools, that are teaching direct action lawmaking to challenge corporate supremacy and to create rights under law for people and the land."]

Wall, Richard. "Who's Afraid of Noam Chomsky?" Lew Rockwell (2004)

Dialogic archive: Noam Chomsky (Linguist/Political Economy/Historian/Philosopher/Cognitive Scientist)

Lapham, Lewis. "Crowd Control." Lapham's Quarterly (Spring 2014) [This is the introduction to the new special themed issue on "Revolution."]

Center for Constitutional Rights: “A report by the Senate Intelligence Committee concludes that the CIA misled the government and the public about aspects of its brutal interrogation program for years — concealing details about the severity of its methods, overstating the significance of plots and prisoners, and taking credit for critical pieces of intelligence that detainees had in fact surrendered before they were subjected to harsh techniques… The report also does not recommend new administrative punishment or further criminal inquiry into a program that the Justice Department has investigated repeatedly.” President Obama must declassify the full Senate report and we must remain uncompromising in our demand for criminal prosecutions of U.S. officials who authorized and carried out torture. Transparency without accountability is meaningless.

Democracy Now Headlines for March 31, 2014:

El-Fattah, Alaa Abd. "Egyptian Activist Alaa Abd El-Fattah on Prison & Regime’s 'War on a Whole Generation.'" (March 31, 2014)

"We apologize for the inconvenience, but this is a revolution." -- Subcomandante Marcos to a group of tourists on New Year's Day 1994 during the Zapatista capture of San Cristobal (cited in Florence Babb's book The Tourism Encounter: Fashioning Latin American Nations and Histories)

Dialogic Cinephilia: Resources for April 1, 2014

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