Militarization

UN Torture Watchdog Urges US To Crack Down On Police Brutality

U.N. Committee against Torture The U.N. Committee against Torture urged the United States on Friday to fully investigate and prosecute police brutality and shootings of unarmed black youth and ensure that taser weapons are used sparingly. The panel's first review of the U.S. record on preventing torture since 2006 followed racially-tinged unrest in cities across … Continue reading UN Torture Watchdog Urges US To Crack Down On Police Brutality

Chris Hedges: Defending Our Civil Liberties

"A culture that does not grasp the vital interplay between morality and power, which mistakes management techniques for wisdom, and fails to understand that the measure of a civilization is its compassion, not its speed or ability to consume, condemns itself to death." ~ Chris Hedges, Empire of Illusion: The end of Literacy and the … Continue reading Chris Hedges: Defending Our Civil Liberties

Israel War Profit: Palestine As Experimental Sites For Arms Dealers Backed By Intellectuals.

War in Israel has become a constant source of profit, with the West Bank and Gaza Strip used as experimental sites for arms dealers backed up by intellectuals. These are the protagonists of ‘The Lab,’ a new film by Yotam Feldman. In its exceptional interviews, the film reveals that the image of the arms dealer … Continue reading Israel War Profit: Palestine As Experimental Sites For Arms Dealers Backed By Intellectuals.

Return To Sender: Davis City Council Gives Police 60 Days To Dispose Of Military Armored Vehicle

The Davis Police Department has 60 days to get rid of a mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle (MRAP) that it recently received from the federal government. Amidst mounting concerns over the increasing “militarization” of local police forces, the Davis City Council adopted a resolution Tuesday, asking staff to devise a plan for the vehicle’s disposal. The … Continue reading Return To Sender: Davis City Council Gives Police 60 Days To Dispose Of Military Armored Vehicle

Exclusive: Israel's Video Justifying Destruction of a Gaza Hospital Was From 2009

The video clip showing apparent firing from an annex to the hospital was actually shot during Israel's 2008-09 "Operation Cast Lead," and the audio clip accompanying it was from an incident unrelated to Al Wafa. (Screengrab: The Times of Israel) The Times Of Israel July 23, 2014: This video distributed by the Israeli military in … Continue reading Exclusive: Israel's Video Justifying Destruction of a Gaza Hospital Was From 2009

Israel-Trained Police "Occupy" Missouri After Killing Of Black Youth

Since the killing of eighteen-year-old Michael Brown by Ferguson police in Missouri last weekend, the people of Ferguson have been subjected to a military-style crackdown by a squadron of local police departments dressed like combat soldiers. This has prompted residents to liken the conditions on the ground in Ferguson to the Israeli military occupation of … Continue reading Israel-Trained Police "Occupy" Missouri After Killing Of Black Youth

Numbers Have Names: The Dead In Gaza From Operation Protective Edge

Those who have died in Gaza as a result of Israel's Operation Protective Edge (Updated as of August 14, 2014.) (*Note - The edge claimed to be in need of protection is stolen Palestinian land.) فلسطين الحرة Tuesday, July 8: 1. Mohammed Sha’aban, 24, was killed in a bombing of his car in Gaza City. … Continue reading Numbers Have Names: The Dead In Gaza From Operation Protective Edge

As The Colonial State Of Israel Bombarded The...

As the colonial state of Israel bombarded the occupied people of Gaza over the last month, the racist police forces in the United States murdered four black men, all unarmed. On July 17th, Eric Garner was attacked and choked to death by NYPD officers for doing nothing more than simply standing on a sidewalk. John … Continue reading As The Colonial State Of Israel Bombarded The...

Gaza A Weapon Test Sight: We Need To Kill Someone We Don't Care About

~ Introduction by Cognitive Liberty Introduction The article below, published in the Haaretz, provides reason beyond ethnic cleansing, genocide, stealing land, and coveting the natural gas stores in Gaza for launching Operation Protective Edge on July 8, 2014. Gaza serves as a test sight for Israel's newest military products. Gazans are to Israel what Iraqis … Continue reading Gaza A Weapon Test Sight: We Need To Kill Someone We Don't Care About

Obama's Hot War

The deeper the US slips into economic decline, the higher it ratchets up the pace and stakes of armed conflict.he United States has set the world on fire. It is nonsense to talk of a “new” Cold War, when what the world is witnessing is multiple conflagrations as intense and horrifically destructive as at any … Continue reading Obama's Hot War