Tuesday, 30 September 2014 / TRUTH-OUT.ORG
  • Understanding Our Many Fergusons: Kill Lines - the Will, the Right and the Need to Kill

    By Noel A. Cazenave, Truthout | Op-Ed

    A makeshift memorial for Michael Brown, who was fatally shot by a police officer on Aug. 9, on the spot where he was killed in Ferguson, Mo., Aug. 26, 2014. Many of the those protesting the Michael Brown shooting emphasized that their frustrations go far beyond the city of Ferguson and the single incident, acknowledging that the world they hoped to change wasn’t going to do so quickly or easily. (Photo: Todd Heisler / The New York Times) A makeshift memorial for Michael Brown, who was fatally shot by a police officer on Aug. 9, on the spot where he was killed in Ferguson, Mo., Aug. 26, 2014. (Photo: Todd Heisler / The New York Times)

    There seems to be a war raging in the United States for which there is no end in sight. A war, the outcome of which may well determine whether many African-American children will live to reach adulthood. More precisely, what is happening looks and feels like a race war that pits the right of African-Americans to have their young people live with dignity against the right of angry white policemen and vigilantes with guns to kill them.

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  • Terrorism Serves the State

    Terrorism Serves the State

    By Brian Martin, Truthout | News Analysis

    The continual attention to terrorism serves to justify state power. Meanwhile, alternative approaches are marginalized. In the media, it is almost impossible to escape the unending stories about the threat from terrorism. Whether it is the threat from homegrown terrorists, the danger of a new terrorist movement such as Islamic State or the need to eradicate terrorist plots, there seems no let-up in the alarm.

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  • Corporations Are Not Going to Save Us From Climate Disruption

    Corporations Are Not Going to Save Us From Climate Disruption

    By Rachel Smolker, Truthout | News Analysis

    With apparent naïveté, the UN insists on taking its cue from the very corporations who are responsible for degrading the planet, destroying lives and creating the crisis in the first place. This is pervasive throughout institutions and governments across the globe, not only the UN. The reason is money.

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