Operation Fast and Furious: A gunrunning sting gone wrong

By , July 26, 2011 11:48 am

Phoenix — They came from all over the country, agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, brought here in a bold new effort to shut down the flow of U.S. guns to Mexican drug cartels. It was called Operation Fast and Furious, after a popular movie about street car racing.But from the beginning, much of the fury was inside the agency itself.

via Operation Fast and Furious: A gunrunning sting gone wrong – The Washington Post.

Prison Rebellions as a Window to the New World: Every Crook Can Govern

By , July 24, 2011 7:17 am

As we write this, thousands of inmates across California–spearheaded by an organized bloc in the Pelican Bay secure housing unit (SHU)–are refusing meals and risking their bodies and lives in the struggle to reform the atrocious conditions prevalent across the state penitentiary system. But this struggle is about more than reforming incarceration and improving conditions: the hunger strike speaks to the struggle for revolutionary change across society as a whole an offers a preliminary glimpse of the new world gestating in the hellish bowels of the old.

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George Ciccariello-Maher and Jeff St. Andrews: Every Crook Can Govern.

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