Category: Civil Liberties

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Marina Sitrin: The United States is not a Democracy: From Wall Street to Detroit and Ferguson

There is not one form of perfect democracy, but there are for sure many forms that are much more participatory and liberating than the one we have now

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Dave Zirin: On the Little League World Series, Jackie Robinson West and Michael Brown

If only the real Jackie Robinson were alive today, he would undoubtedly say that there is nothing post-racial about a world where two black people are killed on average by police every week

Sikivu Hutchinson: Burying Our Babies

Letter from L.A. to Ferguson

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Ryan Gallagher: How the NSA Built Its Own Secret Google

The National Security Agency is secretly providing data to nearly two dozen U.S. government agencies with a “Google-like” search engine built to share more than 850 billion records

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Peter Dreier: “I Question America”

Remembering Fannie Lou Hamer’s Famous Speech 50 Years Ago

Preeti Kaur: Celebration and Struggle: Talha Ahsan

While we take a moment to celebrate Talha Ahsan’s impending return to his home in London, the struggle for justice continues

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Jérôme Roos: What Happens in Ferguson Does Not Stay in Ferguson

For African Americans, the state of emergency has always been a permanent one

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: The Coming Race War Won’t Be About Race

Will the recent rioting in Ferguson, Missouri, be a tipping point in the struggle against racial injustice, or will it be a minor footnote in some future grad student’s thesis on Civil Unrest in the Early Twenty-First Century?

Durrie Bouscaren: Ferguson Protesters Releases List Of Demands

Call For National ‘Walk Out’

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Medea Benjamin: Beware of Exploding Gifts from Uncle Sam

There is simply no reason for police to be armed like the military

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