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NDAA: Building the Terror State

January 3, 2012 by


Image via the band Anti-Flag With the passage of the (insufficiently infamous) National Defence Authorisation Act, or NDAA, into law, there are growing and well-founded cries of ‘police state’, even ‘martial law’. The second is not accurate, although I understand the sentiment. Martial law is when military authorities take over order enforcement, because the civilian authority […]

“This Fucking War”

July 14, 2011 by


A few days ago I was having coffee with a friend, and she told me about one of her friends who just lost a son in Afghanistan. “This fucking war… I don’t know why we’re even there,” she said sotto voce. “It’s not like we’re going to change their culture,” she added. It’s not like […]

Field Notes: Collapse at the Periphery

April 5, 2011 by


Due to a session of dietary indiscretion on Saturday evening, on Sunday morning I decided to take a ten kilometre walk. This is not particularly strenuous for me, but it was definitely necessary to compensate for the yummies I had eaten the night before. My destination was a coffee shop at the far edge of […]

Bradley Manning and the Naked Truth

March 4, 2011 by


According to Pfc Bradley Manning’s attorney, the detained-without-charges soldier is facing some treatment which gives an even better window into the sick perversity of the US government than ever before. To wit, from David Coombs: Last night, PFC Manning was inexplicably stripped of all clothing by the Quantico Brig.  He remained in his cell, naked, […]

Why the US is Panicked, Part 2

January 10, 2011 by


See Part 1 here. In Part 1, I laid out what Cablegate shows to the world: it reveals the existence of the US State Department’s foreign nationals spy network. Briefly I touched upon how this network shatters the visage which the US government attempts to present to the world. The US, I posit, is the […]