Sunday , 29 November 2020

Prison Abolition in the Age of Coronavirus

In the Prison Abolition Movement, it is a well-known fact that Police have a shared history with Slave Catching. There was a need to capture runaway slaves in metropolitan areas before that there was no need for police. Most of the lynchings of Jim Crow South were well attended and represented by police and how enforcement is distributed today is reflection of that history. Too many police and prison guards are former military to ignore the link to the prison industrial complex. Read More »

Radicalisation

On the history of radicalization in the Western context. It can be argued that Saul of Tarsus is the first Lone Wolf radical.  A Lone Wolf that emerges remotely of a movement. Radical because of a desperation and immediacy to change. After Paul there is a line of Christian radicals. But having had little to do with the original movement ... Read More »

Fake News

In 2012 I wrote an entry about Julian Assange and Russia Today (RT). At the time, observing activism in New York City and online, I saw something dubious going on with activists use of social media stemming from Russia and even Iran as Press TV. Well meaning people were lending themselves to foreign intelligence and thus saturating their good intentions. ... Read More »

What Will You Tell Your Kids About 9/11?

Image: 9/11/11 Man playing the flute at St. Paul’s Chapel by ground zero. Across the street “truthers” gather with Adbuster activists. Somehow this one man on a flute outnumbered the screams of 200 or so activists. -Chanell McLaughlin I write this in light of a conversation I had with my fiancée about what I would tell my children about the ... Read More »

The Post 9/11 Metaphor

photo credit: https://flic.kr/p/dDYM8J Before racial slavery was adopted by the Europeans, there existed the serf. The serf or peasant was a modified slave. The social contract between the serf and state gravitated, ideally, in protection for the serf from outlying forces. If you live in New York you can imagine what serfs felt like when seeing a castle on the ... Read More »

Violence & Non-Lethal Weapons

The arguments that have been circulating in opposition to non-lethal weapons have rung in terms of how-dangerous-non-lethal weapons-are. These arguments lack teeth. Is it not better to be tased than shot? The problem is that non-lethal weapons are not used in place of lethal ones. Non-lethal weapons are dangerous, but more than that, they multiply violence by incapacitating  subjects. Stephen Coleman ... Read More »

When to Mask: A Personal Essay

I was working in a corporate law firm as a file clerk in San Diego after I got out of the Navy in 2007. It was right in bourgie La Hoya where the drug dealer lived in the American version of the movie Traffic. It was mind numbing work — barely supported my life in Pacific Beach. I thought my ... Read More »

War is for Suckers & Losers

In the closing scene of The Godfather Michael Corleone announces that he’s enlisted in the Marines and his brother says to him: “…only saps risk their lives for strangers.” You only die for your family. My conclusion after my enlistment is that war ends when we run out of young men to send to war. Cultures have always pondered as to ... Read More »

Movie Review: Bombshell

Outside of pedigree and nepotism, all that is left is the lewdness associated with shameful means of success. I imagine Roger Ailes was one of the masked men in Kubrick’s last film Eyes Wide Shut — bringing women from the newsroom as a commodity to the sons and daughters of the confederacy behind Venetian masks. The script is pretty standard ... Read More »

Canceling Radical Evil

photo credit: http://www.epictop10.com/ We here at SFTC are a product of cancel culture.   We were canceled early on when Google took away our advertising in 2011 because we were criticizing the police and financial sector. Facebook is presently canceling on us by not allowing us to promote articles that are critical of the police or might influence the November ... Read More »

Cult of Arrest: Wall St. To HRC

This engraving depicts the Apostle Paul and Barnabas being mistaken for the Greek gods Hermes and Zeus respectively. A priest of Zeus is shown bringing an ox and garlands to sacrifice to Paul and Barnabas, at which point Paul and Barnbas tear their clothes and plead with the crowd to not worship them, but rather the living God. Read More »

Defund VA Police

Activist veteran organizations need to look at VA Police. More than half of minority vets are Black. This also means that the defunding of the police is just as important at the Veterans Administration than on the street. Not only are the majority of veterans harmless but the majority are elderly. The VA has its own Karens. Staff is left ... Read More »

Vanessa Guillen: MST Martyr?

Vanessa Guillen was bludgeoned with a hammer, on base, in the armory, her remains were removed in a box. Several people saw, now deceased due to suicide, Aaron Robinson struggling with the box the night Vanessa disappeared. Guillen was a private and Robinson was a specialist. They both worked in the armory but in the army that small rank difference means a lot, and many, (if not most) exploit that. Read More »

Gallaghers

In an early interview in San Diego Andrea Gallagher and Sean Gallagher, the brother of a Chief that is now convicted of taking a selfie with a corpse, they both looked like they had been worn out by the other accusations of war crimes. Chief Gallagher had reached retirement age, many chiefs stay in longer, the combat fatigue is obvious ... Read More »

George Floyd’s Body

An independent autopsy commissioned by the Floyd family revealed that George Floyd was murdered and contradicted the state’s autopsy that claimed that George Floyd’s comorbidity had lead to his death. After the families autopsy went public the state followed suit. What this also revealed is that if George Floyd didn’t have anyone to claim him, no one that witnessed the ... Read More »

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