Carl Dix, founding member of the Revolutionary Communist Party, and one of the founders of the Stop Mass Incarceration Network, recently wrote that police attacks on Black and Latino Youth are multiplying. He said, "This Horror Must End!! And We Must End It!!" We'll talk about why 2013 must be a year to break the silence about this slow genocide. Read his article in Revolution.
As the award season is set to begin, take a guess which film is being heralded as a shoo-in for numerous "best picture" awards. It's "Zero Dark Thirty," a movie that follows in the tradition of Leni Riefenstahl, the Nazi filmmaker whose most famous work is a glorification of Hitler and the Nazi Reich, "Triumph of the Will."
Kathryn Bigelow's previous film, "Hurt Locker," attempted to evoke sympathy for the US soldiers terrorizing and murdering the Iraqi people. Now, with massive assistance, unprecedented in modern history, from the US military and CIA, Bigelow has created a film that glorifies torture and the CIA. It turns the world completely upside down. The US, whose armies rampage through country after country defending the bloodiest empire in history, is portrayed as a noble underdog, defending itself against the dark and violent terrorists that have it under siege.
Talking about why this is not acceptable and why people need to speak out is Debra Sweet, National Director of World Can't Wait.
Join Michael Slate on social media: