G20 Aftermath: The Revolution Has a Hash Tag

The other day on Twitter, the righteously awesome Adele M. Stan of AlterNet asked me if I thought the massive police insurrection at this past weekend’s G20 Summit in Toronto had its roots in past security operations at events in the US (eg, the 2004 RNC convention in NYC). One can’t help but...

G20 Aftermath Shakes Canadian Democracy: Public Inquiry NOW.

At this past weekend’s G20 Summit, Toronto the Good was transformed into Toronto the Garrisoned. Almost from the moment the summit began, 25,000 mostly-peaceful protesters faced a riot gear clad phalanx of security forces — 19,000 police officers in total, almost 20 times the number of Canadian...

“It was like pheasant season in South Dakota. If it moved, you shot it.”

Apologies for getting to this a bit late: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5r1X_G7cWak] More from ProPublica’s A.C. Thompson here, here and here. Also blogging on this: Womanist Musings Jack and Jill Politics All About Race Vivir Latino Think Progress Slant Truth First Draft Prometheus 6...

Post Race Era? Once Again, My Black Ass.

Contra Barack Obama and Frank Rich, the reaction to the Sean Bell verdict shows that Americans still have a long way to go to “[transcend] the racial and cultural rifts that [have] divided them for centuries”, says Max Blumenthal. Related: A joint investigation by Colorlines magazine and the...

Justifiably Pugnacious

Congressional Quarterly is reporting that the House Democratic leadership is just about done crafting a massive $109 billion dollar war supplemental bill. There’s only one catch. In an effort to force some needed domestic spending responsibility the House Democrats have charted a collision course with...

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