Tag Archives: Terrorism

Lamar W. Hankins :
Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s unpatriotic view of Syrian refugees

The governor wants to bar the ‘golden door’ to freedom, rather than light the pathway for those who most need to find it. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | Nov. 19, 2015 I have always considered the … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins :
Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s unpatriotic view of Syrian refugees

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Paul Krassner :
‘Charlie Hebdo’ : Killing cartoonists

It’s an awesome outrage. Of course, some dinosaur Republicans might try to blame Obama. By Paul Krassner | The Rag Blog | January 7, 2015 This massacre is an awesome outrage, even to liberals and conservatives alike, although some dinosaur … finish reading Paul Krassner :
‘Charlie Hebdo’ : Killing cartoonists

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Marilyn Katz :
It’s time to speak out for Gaza

Why have American politicians and editorial boards been silent in the face of extreme violence? By Marilyn Katz | The Rag Blog | September 3, 2014 The latest seven-week war in Gaza is over. More than 2,000 people are dead … finish reading Marilyn Katz :
It’s time to speak out for Gaza

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Steve Russell :
The third time in Iraq is not the charm

The do-nothing Congress has to date done nothing. In better and more rational times there would already be a roaring debate. By Steve Russell | The Rag Blog | August 20, 2014 In my clearest memory of Iraq War I, … finish reading Steve Russell :
The third time in Iraq is not the charm

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Marilyn Katz :
Netanyahu’s Gaza game plan

Armed conflict will only lead to mounting numbers of dead on both sides. By Marilyn Katz | The Rag Blog | July 25, 2014 Unlike the finite death toll in the Malaysian jet downing, the numbers of dead in Gaza … finish reading Marilyn Katz :
Netanyahu’s Gaza game plan

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Lamar W. Hankins :
Assassination by technology: The context of America’s drone killings

Brandon Bryant, who spent six years as a drone sensor operator, has stepped forward out of guilt and concern about the killing of American citizens. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | February 18, 2014 This past week, … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins :
Assassination by technology: The context of America’s drone killings

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Lamar W. Hankins : How George W. Bush Aided the Terrorists

Mission accomplished! Have Bush’s (and Obama’s) policies boosted terrorist recruitment? Photo from Reuters. How George W. Bush aided the terrorists(According to the government) Bush’s bogus war in Iraq; the atrocities at Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo, and “black site” prisons; waterboarding and … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : How George W. Bush Aided the Terrorists

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Steve Russell : Unfriendly Fire at Fort Hood

Police car outside judicial hearing at Fort Hood, Texas, July 9, 2013. Photo by Tony Gutierrez / AP. Workplace violence: Unfriendly fire at Fort Hood, Texas I am gobsmacked by a particular elevation of form over substance being practiced before … finish reading Steve Russell : Unfriendly Fire at Fort Hood

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Lamar W. Hankins : ‘Dirty Wars’ and Bush-Obama Foreign Policy

Yemini writer Farea al-Muslimi testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Screen grab from Democracy Now!. Dirty Wars: The terror of Bush-Obama era foreign policy While some Bush policies may have been changed, the Obama administration has found new ways to … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : ‘Dirty Wars’ and Bush-Obama Foreign Policy

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Jean Trounstine : Compassion Cannot Be Piecemeal

Compassion cannot be piecemeal. Image from NPR. Reflections on the past week:Compassion cannot be piecemeal Justice does not mean mercy. That I know. But justice must be tempered by mercy. By Jean Trounstine | The Rag Blog | April 24, … finish reading Jean Trounstine : Compassion Cannot Be Piecemeal

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BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : ‘Conversations on U.S. State Terrorism’

‘Weapon of the Strong’ Interviews from ‘State of Nature‘ Throughout the text is an underlying question of language and its meaning. Why is one act considered terrorism while another act that is essentially the same not considered so? By Ron … finish reading BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : ‘Conversations on U.S. State Terrorism’

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Robert Jensen : Torture is Trivial

Zero Dark Thirty reinforces the story of American innocence. Torture is trivial Zero Dark Thirty tells the story most Americans want to hear, not the story that needs to be told. By Robert Jensen | The Rag Blog | January … finish reading Robert Jensen : Torture is Trivial

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