Newly published piece on Hollywood film, U.S. militarism, and Bahrain

In the last 10 days, the U.S.-backed monarchy in Bahrain have prohibited demonstrations of all kinds and revoked the citizenship of pro-democracy activists. Our politics is so polarized that we begin to fit ourselves into good vs. evil political narratives. The frightening reality is that the “evil” that is occurring in Bahrain is occurring under the current presidency; and, yes, it would’ve been maintained by a Romney presidency. Thus it’s time to take a look at American Exceptionalism and face the discomforting music.

Please read and share:

Will the Real Destro Please Stand Up? How Hollywood Helps to Obscure the Ugly Truth about American Militarism

You can also watch this short video:

Bahrain: Year One

And then consider taking a small step to voice your solidarity with pro-democracy forces in Bahrain:

Free Human Rights Activist Jailed for a Tweet in Bahrain

 

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