Manning threatened with life in a Fort Leavenworth cage

Bradley Manning has been found guilty of espionage. The verdict was actually a partial victory. Nonetheless, he faces up to 136 years in prison (the source is @nathanLfuller; the Manning trial is exhibit A in the failure of the corporate media to report on an important topic in anything close to an adequate fashion and…

Anti-Imperialists Against Revolution

The admirable anti-imperialist sensibility is unfortunately reduced by many in the left to a crude Manichean framework that actually undermines international solidarity. Examples are too numerous to mention. Moreover, it important to draw a distinction between the tasks of restraining one’s own imperial government and assessments of revolutionary developments in targeted countries. In this connection,…

The Romance of Gezi Park

Ghaith Abdul-Ahad has a wonderfully descriptive piece on Gezi Park in the latest issue of the London Review of Books. I am excerpting the below passages because it conveys a sense of the romance and hope associated with all revolutionary (even if only incipient) uprisings. Iraqi-born Abdul-Ahad captures the magical atmosphere present when people get…