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Friday Nite Videos | September 10, 2021

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Rep. Barbara Lee: We Need an Afghan War Inquiry. What Really Happened During the Attica Prison Rebellion. George Carlin Returns With Some Insights About Texas. Did a U.S. Drone Strike in Afghanistan Kill the Wrong Person? CODA | Movie.

America’s Drug Wars: Fifty Years of Reinforcing Racism

Alfred McCoy Tomdispatch
It’s time to end the war on drug users — repeal the heavy penalties for possession; pardon the millions of nonviolent offenders; replace mass incarceration with mandatory drug treatment; restore voting rights to convicts and ex-convicts.

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The Novel and the Secret Police

Peter Coviello Boston Review
In Vineland, Thomas Pynchon's dour 1990 novel, the author of Gravity’s Rainbow anticipated a United States where all available definitions of freedom are channeled through security apparatuses understood as the greatest good. Sound familiar?

‘Extreme Option: Overthrow Allende’

Peter Kornbluh Nationial Security Archive
Fifty Years Ago, President Richard Nixon ordered the CIA to organize a coup against Chile's elected President Salvador Allende. Here is the story, with the just-declassified documents recording the genesis of this infamous directive.

Friday Nite Videos | July 24, 2020

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Full Response to Rep. Ted Yoho. Line Rider - Beethoven's 5th Symphony. How to Person Woman Man Camera TV. The Making of a Deepfake. From Trash To Treasure.

What’s Wrong With the Republicans?

Rebecca Gordon Tom Dispatch
The Trump Republican Party has inherited, and continues to make use of, the legacies of this nation’s twin evils: slavery and imperial expansion. Today's Republicans are very different from those of the Nixon era.

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Vietnam: Terror Was Absolute

Chris Mullin London Review of Books
Decades after the US retreat from Vietnam, the causes of the war and the outcome are still controversial if not murky, its lessons still not understood by US foreign policy makers. A comprehensive new book aims to clear away much of the detritus.
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