Monthly Archives: December 2014

Brown Shirts in Blue: The NYPD’s Assault on NYC

“(F)or the 1st time in a number of years we have become a “wartime” police department. We will act accordingly” Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, head Pat Lynch said” – , in response to two officers [Officers Rafael Ramos, 40, and Wenjian … Continue reading

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Origins of the police

Originally posted on Works in theory:
The Five Points district of lower Manhattan, painted by George Catlin in 1827. New York’s first free Black settlement, Five Points was also a destination for Irish immigrants and a focal point for the…

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“They might comport themselves in such a case not as a force of law and order, not even as a force of repression upon civil disorder, but as a true criminal force; chaotic, improvisational, undisciplined, and finally–sufficiently aroused–uncontrollable.”

A comrade of mine (Tim Goulet) posted this to Facebook earlier today. Gives a pretty shockingly accurate description of the police cracking down on protests in ’68 that still holds very true today. “Norman Mailer on police behavior at the 1968 … Continue reading

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The Sony Hack Was Cool, and Good.

“American cinema is liberal at best, fascist at worst, with the dividing line between the two growing ever blurrier. Good movies from major studios happen in spite of the system, not because of it, and the ones that work get … Continue reading

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“The United States of America is awesome”

A report on the CIA’s use of torture between 2001 and 2006 was released on December 9, after five years of investigation, $40 million and heavy redactions. Suhail Ilyas examines the report’s conclusions.Cc. image courtesy of The U.S Army In … Continue reading

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Xu Lizhi (Poet, Foxconn Worker, Factory worker) – “Sleepless”

“We ran along the railway, arriving in some place called ‘the City’ where we trade in our youth, and our muscle. Finally we have nothing to trade, only a cough and a skeleton nobody cares about. ‘Sleepless’” — Xu Lizhi

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Golden Dawn’s failed coup’ plan.

Oh, you don’t fucking say? Turns out Golden Dawn (Neo-Nazi party in Greece) not only had fairly extensive links to New Democracy while doing it’s “not so secret” arms trading and human trafficking, but as well it turns out this … Continue reading

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