Monthly Archives: May 2017

TigerSwan

A SHADOWY INTERNATIONAL mercenary and security firm known as TigerSwan targeted the movement opposed to the Dakota Access Pipeline with military-style counterterrorism measures, collaborating closely with police in at least five states, according to internal documents obtained by The Intercept. The documents provide the first detailed picture of how TigerSwan, which originated as a U.S. military and State Department contractor helping to execute the global war on terror, worked at the behest of its client Energy Transfer Partners, the company building the Dakota Access Pipeline, to respond to the indigenous-led movement that sought to stop the project.

https://theintercept.com/2017/05/27/leaked-documents-reveal-security-firms-counterterrorism-tactics-at-standing-rock-to-defeat-pipeline-insurgencies/

Recommended

These recommendations include some of the films and books I consumed this semester.

Books

Ann Leckie, Ancillary Justice

One of the most original sci-fi novels I’ve read in a long time.

Nalo Hopkinson, Midnight Robber

An Afrofuturist novel that, in my opinion, far outstrips Binti.

Bruce Cumings, The Korean War

Many Americans know very little about this war, and misperceptions of it continue to distort political discourse in the US. As a result of this conflict roughly 1 in 5 people in North Korea were killed.

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