The night of March 11, 2012, the US military carried out a massacre of 17 people in two Afghan villages. The mainstream media are saying, once again, that this is an isolated incident, carried out by a "deranged" soldier. Kathleen Barry, sociologist and author of UNMAKING WAR, REMAKING MEN: How Empathy Can Reshape Our Politics, Our Soldiers and Ourselves, talks about how and why the US has trained an army of remorseless killers. Kathleen Barry's website. Her blog.
Carl Dix, Revolutionary Communist Party, on the lynching of Trayvon Martin, what's behind it, and the urgent, immediate need for resistance. Carl Dix is one of the Initiators of the upcoming April 19, "National Day of Resistance to Mass Incarceration." See Carl Dix's statement, A Modern-Day Lynching: The Vigilante Murder of Trayvon Martin! in Revolution newspaper. For the Stop Mass Incarceration Network, see their website, or tumblr.
Philip Casnoff and Tracey A. Leigh, two of the actors in The Many Mistresses of Martin Luther King, which brings many provocative questions surrounding the oppression of Black people to the stage in a new play by Andrew Dolan. Presented by the Ensemble Studio Theatre at the Atwater Village Theatre through April 29.
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