Tuesday, 30 June 2015 / TRUTH-OUT.ORG
  • Greece Doesn't Have to End Up a "Failed State"

    There may be another off-ramp from the road to ruin for Greece. The European problem would turn on its axis and become one of coping with the euro's evident reversibility.

  • Interrupting Pride for Black Lives

    Kelly Hayes: Queer and trans Black people are treated as disposable in the US, but on Sunday a group of young people did right by the memory of those whose actions Chicago's gay Pride Parade is meant to honor.

  • Orwell, Huxley and the Scourge of the Surveillance State

    By Henry A. Giroux, Truthout | News Analysis

    Surveillance camera(Photo: Thomas Hawk/Flickr)In spite of their differing perceptions of the architecture of the totalitarian superstate and how it exercises power and control over its residents, George Orwell and Aldous Huxley shared a fundamental conviction. They both argued that the established democracies of the West were moving quickly toward a historical moment when they would willingly relinquish the noble promises and ideals of liberal democracy and enter that menacing space where totalitarianism perverts the modern ideals of justice, freedom and political emancipation. Both believed that Western democracies were devolving into pathological states in which politics was recognized in the interest of death over life and justice. Both were unequivocal in the shared understanding that the future of civilization was on the verge of total domination or what Hannah Arendt called "dark times."

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  • Ruling Against "Three Strikes" Sentencing Law Opens Door to Reform

    Ruling Against "Three Strikes" Sentencing Law Opens Door to Reform

    By Nicole D. Porter, Truthout | News Analysis

    The recent decision in Johnson v. United States reinforces the need to address sentencing policies that have lengthened prison terms and contributed to mass incarceration. At the federal level, Congress can address sentencing enhancements that lengthen statutory punishments.

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  • Charleston Massacre Forces White Nationalists Out of the Shadows

    Charleston Massacre Forces White Nationalists Out of the Shadows

    By Bill Berkowitz, Truthout | Report

    Where once they were found mostly in the dark corners of the internet, at members-only conferences, backwoods barbeques and on rare occasions at rallies in small towns, white nationalist groups are facing heightened scrutiny since Dylann Storm Roof murdered nine African Americans.

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