by Jennifer Elsea Congressional Research Service Nov 6, 2018 The Posse Comitatus Act states that “Whoever, except in cases and under circumstances expressly authorized by the Constitution or Act of Congress, willfully uses any part of the Army or the Air Force as a posse comitatus or otherwise to execute the laws shall be fined under … Continue reading The Posse Comitatus Act and Related Matters: A Sketch
by Alex Lantier WSWS 7 December 2018 The French government of banker-turned-President Emmanuel Macron is preparing for a major confrontation with “yellow vest” demonstrations and other protests this weekend, as the political crisis gripping the French state intensifies. The interior ministry is planning to deploy 89,000 riot and military police throughout the country on Saturday, … Continue reading The demonstrations in France and the global class struggle
No one gets closer to peace by silencing voices critical of a lethal status quo. We need a candid debate about the grim catastrophe unfolding in Israel. by Cornel West Guardian Dec 4, 2018 Why is it so difficult, if not impossible, to have a candid debate about the grim Israeli-Palestinian catastrophe that prevails in … Continue reading Why did CNN fire a pro-Palestinian commentator?
by Claude Poissenot Conversation Dec 3, 2018 France’s “gilets jaunes” protests of December 1 were marked not only by their anger and violence, but also by the variety of those taking part. The violence of the protests – named after the yellow vests worn by those on the streets – is partly the work of … Continue reading Why France’s ‘gilets jaunes’ Yellow Jackets protesters are so angry
by John Lichfield, who witnessed the destruction and disorder around the Arc de Triomphe first hand on Saturday. The Local Dec 3, 2018 The rivers of destruction which spread down the avenues radiating from around the Arc de Triomphe at the Place de L'Etoile were fed not just by social anger but by a kind of … Continue reading Yellow Jackets’ savage violence in Paris was not a protest, it was an insurrection
The Long Struggle for America’s Soul by By Andrew Delbanco NYTimes Nov 2, 2018 Like many Americans, I’ve been following events at our southern border — the separation of children from their parents; the president’s denigration of nonwhite migrants as criminals, rapists and animals; his bluster about denying birthright citizenship to their children; and his … Continue reading What if Donald Trump is what America is all about?
by Jason Brennan Aeon Dec 3, 2018 If you see police choking someone to death – such as Eric Garner, the 43-year-old black horticulturalist wrestled down on the streets of New York City in 2014 – you might choose to pepper-spray them and flee. You might even save an innocent life. But what ethical considerations … Continue reading When the state is unjust, citizens may use justifiable violence