Tag: Repression

Receiving Refugees and Repressing Migrants: The Rhetoric and Reality of AMLO’s “Humanitarian” Policies

Mexico has recently received hundreds of Afghan refugees fleeing the Taliban. While AMLO’s administration tries to paint a humanitarian face, it doesn’t apply the same treatment to migrants stranded within the country. A migrant caravan made up of thousands of Haitains was recently repressed by the Mexican government and AMLO continues to collaborate with U.S. border policy by militarizing the border using the Mexican National Guard.

Myanmar protests

Is Myanmar Heading Toward a Civil War?

For weeks now, Myanmar’s heroic youth and working class have defiantly organized their self-defense in the face of increased repression. Now that ethnic armed groups are joining the resistance, some political factions are proposing the formation of a federal army. These developments underscore the possibility of a full-blown civil war in Myanmar.

“Fortress D.C.” Has Nothing to Do With Keeping People Safe

The nation’s capital has become a militarized zone in the runup to Inauguration day on January 20. But this is all about protecting the government and nothing to do with protecting the Washington’s working-class residents, who have been living in “Fortress D.C.” since the attacks of 9/11.

Feds Label Three Cities as “Anarchist Jurisdictions”

U.S. Attorney General William Barr recently designated the cities of New York, Portland, and Seattle as “anarchist jurisdictions.” Whether or not the term is being used accurately (it is not), the label of “anarchism” against opponents has been used historically by governments to justify or institute repression.

Receiving Refugees and Repressing Migrants: The Rhetoric and Reality of AMLO’s “Humanitarian” Policies

Mexico has recently received hundreds of Afghan refugees fleeing the Taliban. While AMLO’s administration tries to paint a humanitarian face, it doesn’t apply the same treatment to migrants stranded within the country. A migrant caravan made up of thousands of Haitains was recently repressed by the Mexican government and AMLO continues to collaborate with U.S. border policy by militarizing the border using the Mexican National Guard.

Myanmar protests

Is Myanmar Heading Toward a Civil War?

For weeks now, Myanmar’s heroic youth and working class have defiantly organized their self-defense in the face of increased repression. Now that ethnic armed groups are joining the resistance, some political factions are proposing the formation of a federal army. These developments underscore the possibility of a full-blown civil war in Myanmar.

“Fortress D.C.” Has Nothing to Do With Keeping People Safe

The nation’s capital has become a militarized zone in the runup to Inauguration day on January 20. But this is all about protecting the government and nothing to do with protecting the Washington’s working-class residents, who have been living in “Fortress D.C.” since the attacks of 9/11.

Feds Label Three Cities as “Anarchist Jurisdictions”

U.S. Attorney General William Barr recently designated the cities of New York, Portland, and Seattle as “anarchist jurisdictions.” Whether or not the term is being used accurately (it is not), the label of “anarchism” against opponents has been used historically by governments to justify or institute repression.