militarization

Militarizing Schools, Criminalizing Students

February 26, 2018

Since 1999, 10,000 additional police officers have been placed at schools, with no impact on violence. Meanwhile, about one million students have been arrested for acts previously punishable by detention or suspension, and black students are three times more likely to be arrested than their white peers, says policy analyst Samuel Sinyangwe

United Kingdom

September 24, 2017
Chris Cole of Drone Wars UK talks about the current state of the technology, the march to lethal autonomous warfare, and the absolute secrecy and lack of democratic scrutiny around the developing drone program

Police Militarization Historically Used to Quell Black Rebellion

August 25, 2014

Black Agenda Report executive editor Glen Ford discusses how Mike Brown’s killing is raising the consciousness of young people to get involved and lead themselves

The Lessons to Learn from Ferguson Protests

August 14, 2014

Rev. Heber Brown III discusses the history of police brutality in the black community and how communities need to begin to police the police to hold them more accountable

Iraqi Parliament Adjourns in Chaos without Choosing New Leader

June 30, 2014

Prof. Sabah Alnasseri highlights how sectarian politics, which were exacerbated by the U.S. invasion, continue to divide the country, while America’s response has been militarization when it should be promoting inclusion

ISIS Fills Power Vacuum in Iraq Fundamentally Created by U.S. Foreign Policy

June 12, 2014

Sabah al Nasseri explains that ISIS was able to take control of Mosul, Tikrit, and Baiji due to the weak state that arose from the occupation, and places it in the context of U.S. policy towards the Arab revolutions

Gaddafi and Libya

March 20, 2014
Vijay Prashad: Libyan politics characterized by instability and the lack of commitment to bolster civil society and protect minority rights