Militarized Society

Sexual Torture: US Policy and Culture

Today, sexual abuse is not only used in US prisons abroad, but also in its domestic gulags. In many ways, sexualized torture has even become commonplace in pop-culture. Sexual violence is firmly imbedded in US society; its institutions and cultural mechanisms reinforce the appalling concept that sexual torture is acceptable, exciting, even predictable in certain … Continue reading Sexual Torture: US Policy and Culture

Tanks or Tuition

"You can't successfully prepare for and prevent war." ~ Einstein Military Tanks South of Santa Cruz Approximately 300 military tanks are seen moving on rails south of Santa Cruz, California. In the generally peaceful communities of Santa Cruz and Monterey counties it is easy to go about one's business almost forgetting that the local economy … Continue reading Tanks or Tuition