tagged: terrorism

The Russian Terrorist: Petr Pavlensky

by Dasha Filippova
[1] Thus wrote Petr Pavlensky, the so-called "mind, balls and conscience"[2] of Putin's Russia in his December 15, 2015 letter from Butyrskaya Prison to a Radio Svoboda journalist.[3] Pavlensky was detained after his November 9, 2015 aktsiya[4], titled "Threat," which consisted of lighting the doors of Moscow's Federal Security Bureau (FSB), housed in the historic Lubyanka, on fire. At the time of the letter, the St. Petersburg-based political artist was facing up to three years in prison.... [more]
Posted by Dasha Filippova on 6/13/16

Moving Past the Circular Logic of Terrorism

by Joel Kuennen
Another ISIL attack in the West, a threat on Washington D.C. and New York City, and the false sense of security that allows for the prosperity of the West to continue is shaken. The combination is just enough to entice xenophobic trolls to get the people’s blood boiling, again. These tragic moments of terror recur with a frequency that has become divorced from, yet prescriptive of our current state of reality. The regime of safety, the Pax Modern, has long been predicated on the fear of an... [more]
Posted by Joel Kuennen on 11/19/15