Category: Civil Liberties

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Bill Fletcher: Baltimore: Race, Class & Uprisings

These efforts need to be brought together as part of the building of a broad united front for justice and power, a movement that in addition to protesting atrocities is guided by a sense of hope and a vision of a new day

John Hanrahan: Whistleblowers vs. “Fear-Mongering”

Seven prominent national security whistleblowers called for a number of wide-ranging reforms

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Dave Zirin: Apartheid Games

Baltimore, Urban America, and Camden Yards

@hotdamnirock: Thoughts On Freddie Grey Protest by a Young Baltimore Resident

A call for disciplined protest from a young Baltimore resident

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Bill Quigley: Ten Shocking Facts About Baltimore

92 percent of marijuana possession arrests in Baltimore were of African Americans, one of the highest racial disparities in the USA

Rev. jesse Jackson: National Guard Deployed as Baltimore Erupts After Years of Police Violence, Economic Neglect

The violence “diverts attention away from the real issue” that West Baltimore is an “oasis of poverty and pain” where residents have long suffered from police abuse and economic neglect

Eddie Conway: Freddie Gray Laid to Rest, Baltimore Youth Rise Up

A report on Freddie Gray’s funeral explaining the context for the outburst of anger and frustration by youth in Baltimore

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Auset Marian Lewis: The Enemy

When blacks are portrayed as a criminal race, it’s easy for those walking unmolested to the store with their white privilege to maintain that’s the way it should be

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Vincent Emanuele: Race, Hope and Organizing in the Rust Belt

Where I live, people are very angry and I think that anger, if channeled in the correct manner, could be the spark that’s needed to really kick start a serious movement

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Noam Chomsky: Media, NATO, ISIS, Free Trade Agreements & Humanity

Interview on the alternative media, activism and a host of other related issues

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