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The Víctor Jara Case: Justice in 2013?

     Posted on: February 12, 2013

by J. Patrice McSherry*   In 2012 and 2013 there have been important developments in the case of Víctor Jara, the beloved Chilean folk singer and songwriter who was tortured and killed in the Stadium of Chile after the 1973 military coup in that country. The murder of Jara was one of ...

Drone War Is Coming Home: A View from across the Ocean

     Posted on: April 2, 2013

by Volker Eick*   Since Nobel Peace Prize laureate and US president Barack Obama began targeted killings of supposed Islamic terrorists using Special Forces and the CIA in Yemen, Pakistan, and Somalia,(1) an envious German government has sought to catch up with its Atlantic partner in the adoption of Unmanned Aerial Systems ...

Confronting Prison Slave Labor Camps and Other Myths

     Posted on: August 28, 2013

 by James Kilgore* There are moments when our longings for social justice cloud our vision, times when the way we want the world to be blocks our understanding of the way things really are. A good example of this is the notion of the United States’ prison system as totally driven ...

Critical Resistance to the Prison-Industrial Complex

     Posted on: September 6, 2013

Edited by the Critical Resistance Publications Collective. 240 pp., paper. ISBN: 978-0-935206-03-6. $14.95 This special issue of Social Justice, edited by Critical Resistance, focuses on prison abolition as a goal and theme. The issue is broadly divided into system analyses and articles centering on organizing for change, that is, reports of struggles ...

Matthew Knoester

     Posted on: December 10, 2013

War in Colombia Matthew Knoester's essay examines the "war on drugs" in Colombia, arguably the most violent country in the hemisphere. Americans know that the U.S. government and press targeted Colombia's outgoing president, Ernesto Samper, for accepting drug money in his campaign. Despite the $600 million granted by the United States ...

Anthony M. Platt

     Posted on: December 10, 2013

Entitled: Confessions of a Model Meritocrat Tony Platt's personal account of how higher education remains a privileged institution remind us that race still matters and that there is an urgent need to revitalize the national struggle for social justice. The new recipients of affirmative action -- women and men from working-class, ...

Wm. C. Peters

     Posted on: September 15, 2013

Addendum for the War on Terror-Somewhere in Switzerland, Dilawar Remembered, and Why the Martens Clause MattersThis essay looks at Obama administration policies in Afghanistan in 2011, emphasizing where things began. Its focus is the murder of an Afghan taxi driver at Bagram Air Base by US soldiers in December of ...

Jeremy H. Keenan

     Posted on: September 15, 2013

Review of The Counter-Counterinsurgency Manual: Or, Notes on Demilitarizing American SocietyThis brief piece reviews a pamphlet entitled The Counter-Counterinsurgency Manual. Written by the founders of the Network of Concerned Anthropologists, it is a rejoinder to the US Army and Marine Corps' 2007 Counterinsurgency Field Manual. Their critique focuses on the ...

Art, Identity, and Social Justice, Vol. 34: 1, 2007

     Posted on: September 16, 2013

Emmanuel David and Ed McCaughan, eds. This issue of Social Justice examines the role of various media--the visual arts, theater, and performance--in the social justice struggles of communities as diverse as American Indians, Bahamians, North American and Mexican feminists, working-class women in England, and LGBTQ communities of color in New York ...

Cynthia Fowler

     Posted on: September 17, 2013

Hybridity as a Strategy for Self-Determination in Contemporary American Indian Art This article is an examination of the ways in which a key group of contemporary American Indian artists have explored the post-colonial concept of hybridity in their work as a vehicle for the redefinition of themselves as individuals and their ...

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