Category Archives: In the News

Oppression and Exploitation News December 5 – 11, 2019

Conflict

What did the United States get for $2 trillion in Afghanistan? Sarah Almukhtar and Rod Nordland New York Times December 9, 2019

The secret history of the war in Afghanistan: At war with the truth–U.S. officials constantly said they were making progress in Afghanistan. They were not, confidential documents show, and they knew it. Craig Whitlock Washington Post December 9, 2019

Law as a weapon

Cover of Plaintiff in Chief Credit: Macmillan Publishers

Plaintiff in Chief: A Portrait of Donald Trump in 3,500 Lawsuits by James D. Zirin Reviewed by David Fahrenthold in If you can’t beat the case, beat the system Washington Post November 22, 2019

Law is usually viewed as a method of settling conflicts, but it can also be used as a weapon. President Trump is doing this now as he faces an impeachment inquiry and many lawsuits. This book shows how Trump has employed this strategy throughout his career.

Also see Law as a Weapon in Social Conflict Austin T. Turk Social Problems February 1976