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Obama: NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly “Well-Qualified” to lead Homeland Security

President Obama has said he’s eying New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly to replace Janet Napolitano as the head of Homeland Security. “Ray Kelly’s obviously done an extraordinary job in New York,” Obama told reporters. “I think Ray Kelly … Continue reading

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May I rant about how fucking racist Barack and Michelle Obama’s commencement speeches were?

UPDATE: Comments for this post have been closed. Over the past several days President Barack and Michelle Obama delivered commencement speeches at two historically black universities.  At both they gave the same condescending lecture to Black students about dismissing racism … Continue reading

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Trotsky on the police

The worker who becomes a policeman in the service of the capitalist state, is a bourgeois cop, not a worker. Of late years, these policemen have had to do much more fighting with revolutionary workers than with Nazi students. Such training does not fail to leave its effects. And above all: every policeman knows that though governments may change, the police remains.

Leon Trotsky, Fascism: What it is and how to fight it

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Greek police torture anti-fascist protestors while held in capitivity

Fifteen anti-fascist protesters arrested in Athens during a clash with supporters of the neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn have said they were tortured in the Attica General Police Directorate (GADA) – the Athens equivalent of Scotland Yard – and subjected to what their lawyer describes as an Abu Ghraib-style humiliation…


Several of the protesters arrested after the first demonstration on Sunday 30 September told the Guardian they were slapped and hit by a police officer while five or six others watched, were spat on and “used as ashtrays” because they “stank”, and were kept awake all night with torches and lasers being shone in their eyes…

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Cops in the year 2000, according to people in 1910

So as I’ve mentioned a gajillion times already, I’m reading Capital.  I’m nearly finished and am just now about to wrap up the final section of this tome, which is the section on “primitive accumulation,” a term used to describe … Continue reading

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