Amy Goodman: Hands Up, Don’t Choke – Truthdig

The most interesting part of this article is the following–the person who took the footage of Garner’s death at the hands of the police, which is legal across the nation, was arrested: “Where did this video come from? A young man named Ramsey Orta was standing near Garner on that July 17 afternoon when the…

The Civil War in France

“The bourgeoisie of the whole world, which looks complacently upon the wholesale massacre after the battle, is convulsed by horror at the desecration of brick and mortar!”–K. Marx via The Civil War in France.

In Defense of the Ferguson Riots | Jacobin

“What started as a philosophy promulgated by black elites to ‘uplift the race’ by correcting the ‘bad’ traits of the black poor has now evolved into one of the hallmarks of black politics in the age of Obama, a governing philosophy that centers on managing the behavior of black people left behind in a society…

You are not a loan: it’s time to bring student debt down to zero | Astra Taylor | Comment is free | The Guardian

“The American higher education system is broken: between predatory student lenders, rapacious for-profit colleges, skyrocketing tuition rates and the number of people taking on a lifetime’s worth of debt before they can legally drink, the current system is not sustainable. Instead of providing a ladder to a better life, higher education too often reinforces class-…