Invisible Enemies – Part 4

The Careful Crafting of History and the Future In October of 2009 I sat down across from the former White House Counter-terror “tsar” Richard Clarke, and had a conversation that lasted about an hour. I was working on a documentary film with my colleague Ray, that never ended up getting made. In the end, we used the audio from that interview in our first long form podcast, “Who is Rich Blee.” We also released a ten minute video edit of the interview on youtube, and used the content of the […]

Invisible Enemies Part 3

by John Duffy The First and Constant Casualty In April of 2003, I was twenty-two years old. I would have been finishing my senior year of college, and I was living at home with my parents that final semester to save money, so I would have been in the family living room watching TV when I first saw the Jessica Lynch “rescue” footage play out over the cable news. I was hotly against the Iraq war, and I also happened to be finishing a film degree, so watching the gritty […]

Invisible Enemies Part 2

By John Duffy In the immediate aftermath of 9-11, I spent a lot of time in internet chatrooms, doing my best to educate random people about the history of US aggression around the world, particularly in the middle east, and about how US support for Israel has allowed for incalculable suffering amongst the Palestinian people.  Of course, I was twenty years old at the time, and my own grasp of that history was quite tenuous, but even so, it was evident to me that the attacks were not random acts of […]

Invisible Enemies Part 1

Invisible Enemies How Government Goes to War And We All Buy In by John Duffy In March of 2020, I thought to myself that the burgeoning Covid-19 pandemic would end up characterized by a lot of similarities to the 9-11 attacks.  At the time, I was thinking mostly about how a distracted President could miss the warnings about impending danger, and sit on his hands bloviating about low priority issues while those with their ears to the ground pounded his desk hoping for action. Over the past eight or nine months, […]

Pandemic is Domestication

TRANSLATED FROM THE ORIGINAL SPANISH PIECE PUBLISHED IN CONTRA LA CONTRA #4 The magic word “security” imposes itself on the criminal as well as on the terrorist and the virus, and the health crisis shows how much the State obtains our submission in the name of health. By Gilles Dauvé In the society of Capital the discourses that are presented to us as “truths” are expressed by different spokespersons of the class in power, from the traditional mass media to the supposed alternative media, along with the countless digital social […]