Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Writing at Black Agenda Report, Dave Lindorff examines the National Operations Center through which the White House directs the coordinated efforts of federal, state and local police against Occupy. Also writing at BAR, Glen Ford looks at the growing fascist infrastructure of NATO, which meets in Chicago this week where -- thanks to President Obama and Congress -- police are now able to arrest and detain protestors without due process of law. Rounding out this edition of BAR, Jemima Pierre compares Black liberation in 1960s America with Palestinian liberation today. Focusing on the plight of Palestinian political prisoners of Israeli apartheid, Pierre highlights the arbitrary system of military law where political activists are imprisoned for years without due process--a model of political incarceration currently being implemented in the United States.