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Trump: Kill Em All!

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On May 4, 2022
It’s amazing that this isn’t getting more media attention, but this is where we are in 2022. Former Defense Secretary Mark Esper says in his new book that then-President Donald Trump raised the idea of shooting protesters who took to the streets around the White House after the killing of George Floyd in 2020, according […]

Saadi Yacef, RIP

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On September 22, 2021

Last week, we had a very unfortunate comment thread when I mentioned that one of the bombers portrayed in The Battle of Algiers still lives. Too many commenters basically preferred colonialism to the

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I suppose it’s fairly well-known that I do not have the reflexive obsession with nonviolence in politics that dominates the minds of American liberals. Violence is usually a bad idea for a movement–that’s the fundamental problem. It almost always backfires. But it’s not a moral question. When people are committing violence against you, you absolutely […]

The First Shooting

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On January 25, 2017

It really is only a matter of time before a Trumpite murders a protestor. And probably also only a matter of slightly longer time before organized violence against protestors becomes normalized. The v

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