Mike Ludwig of Truthout: Trump and Clinton laid out their grand plans during their first debate. But social justice activists are not taking their marching orders from them.
Manning's suicide attempt is punished as a "threat" to order because it's legible as a threat to the state's management of her life, and ability to punish.
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Bill McKibben is Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College, founder of 350.org, and a TomDispatch regular. His most recent book, just out in paperback, is Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet.