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Scare tactics are very effective in a culture of fear. And if the United States government has been successful in one aspect of the culture, it’s creating a climate of fear. The legal maneuvering—aided and abetted by corporate lobbyists—of the federal government, in the service of cultivating a palpable fear in malcontents, radical activists, dissidents, and contrarians in general, has been effective in a very frightening manner, especially post 9-11. When applied to the animal rights movement, specifically by way of the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act, the scare tactics of the federal government go beyond instilling dread in activists; they garner real and scary results. Green Is The New Red is a brisk, but detailed and compelling, investigation of the crackdown on animal rights activists in the face of the US government’s greatest carte-blanche inducing buzz-word: terrorism.
Truths Among Us: Conversations on Building a New Culture is an important collection of in-depth interviews that prolific author Derrick Jensen conducted with a handful of radical thinkers you should become more familiar with if you’re not already.
“He could be your neighbor, even your best friend. Or perhaps he is a colleague at work, or someone you talked to at a party last weekend. He appears to live a normal life-he’s married, has children, a good job-in other words, he’s a regular guy.
Gustav Landauer is perhaps the most important German speaking anarchist of the late 19th and early 20th century, but he is not well known in the English speaking world. Despite four book length studies of Landauer and a few translations, there has never been a major collection of his work in English.
The last two generations have seen a key shift in political organizing, one in which television coverage is regarded a harbinger of success. And since the 1990s, that media-centric focus accelerated with the ascension of the Internet, social media and affordable, high-quality audio and video equipment (itself facilitated by cheaper parts and labor offered by globalization).
After reading Islands of Resistance: Pirate Radio in Canada, all I wanted to do was become a pirate. Not the kind that steals in a capitalist bent to become rich at the expense of others. I want to appropriate what is already mine: the public airways and broadcast what corporate media despise most—defiant free-form radio
If white supremacy was an illness afflicting America, Black disenfranchisement would be that cough that never goes away. Resonant, persistent, rattling to the bones and always that with which the sufferer writes off with excuses of other causes.
As I prepared to read Cary Wolfe's latest book, What is Posthumanism?, I wondered how much hermeneutic effort would be required to answer the titular question. To my pleasure, Wolfe gives a clear definition of what he means by “posthumanism,” and how it contrasts with others' usage, in the first few pages.
The Beast and the Sovereign can be located at the heart of dominant themes in Derrida’s later work including, but not limited to, a democracy to come, conditional and unconditional hospitality, calculability and incalculability, and the relation shared between state sovereignty, terrorism, and rogue states.
Why do we go to war? Adam Berinsky says that it is because elites that we trust cue us to the worthiness of the cause of war. Public opinion regarding the decision to go to war and support for war follows the same domestic partisan cues that lead the public to support or oppose quotidian issues such as tax hikes and whether to tinker with Social Security.
The gradual creep of the gay liberation movement toward assimilation dates back to the mid-1970’s. Yet, so does the critique of the process. Debate about the limitations of a gay agenda organized around marriage, military service and increasingly punitive hate crimes laws dominated the SexPanic! meetings in the late 1990’s in New York.
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