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“Our Job is Repression…the Police is a Paramilitary Organization”

March 18, 2009 by

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«Comprenons-nous, nous ne sommes pas pour l’établissement d’un État policier, nous savons qu’il faut travailler avec la population et créer des liens. Mais il y a des groupes pour ça. Notre boulot, à la police, c’est la répression. Nous n’avons pas besoin d’un agent sociocommunautaire comme directeur, mais d’un général. Après tout, la police est […]

America’s New Counterinsurgency Doll: On Store Shelves this January 20

January 16, 2009 by

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In a whirlwind of war, economic crisis, deepening pain that nurtures deepening suspicions and hatreds, some managers of crisis looked for a new means of pacification. George W. Bush was far too provocative (“Bring ‘em on!” — and on they came), too confrontational, too much like the stereotype of the cowboy, destined to be reviled […]

One More Scholar to Bash…on the Way to the Dustbin!

October 30, 2008 by

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The good part about being publicly demonized by the likes of John McCain is that it reaffirms your value and relevance as a scholar. In other words, McCain makes you look good. No flattery is intended, he would have made you look good anyway, pretty well by virtue of the fact that he is John […]

In Support of Bill Ayers

October 27, 2008 by

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It has been painful to sit through countless verbal lashings of Bill Ayers by the likes of Sarah Palin and John McCain, the tarring he gets with labels such as “domestic terrorist” and “washed up old terrorist” (a rich one, coming from the likes of McCain) to then find out that William Ayers is in […]

The Imperial Presidency & the National Security State on 1D4TW

October 11, 2008 by

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It’s been a busy week on 1D4TW, with posts on AFRICOM, the invention of “the ugly AmeriKKKan,” cultural self-criticism, and the politics of race in the U.S. electoral campaign (Palin’s paean to the pale face, euphemizing whiteness and dehumanizing Obama). There will be more posts soon about AFRICOM (especially with a debate and struggle emerging […]

Cultural Self-Criticism: Escaping from Fear Fascism

October 10, 2008 by

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I just finished writing in my previous post about distinguishing between Amerikkka and America, and about that American “underground” that is essentially a counterculture whose virtues include strong self-criticism, rehumanization of ways of perceiving Others, greater empowerment of disadvantaged communities, personal decolonization, to name only a few. Moments afterwards, I found the following comment posted […]

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