Category: Police & Prisons

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David Swanson: On Killing Trayvons

Stand-your-ground murders are facilitated by racism; and racist propaganda that blames the victims protects the killers after the fact

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Laura Poitras: Edward Snowden and the Golden Age of Spying

The most striking thing Snowden has revealed is the depth of what the NSA and the Five Eyes countries [Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Great Britain, and the U.S.] are doing

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Victoria Law: Against Carceral Feminism

Relying on state violence to curb domestic violence only ends up harming the most marginalized women

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Paul Street: Civil Unrest?

We all need some civil unrest – a lot actually, on a mass scale, each and every day

James Risen: James Risen Prepared to “Pay Any Price” to Report on War on Terror

“Interview on the homeland security-industrial complex”

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Glenn Greenwald: Why Privacy Matters

A society in which people can be monitored at all times is a society that breeds conformity and obedience and submission, which is why every tyrant, the most overt to the most subtle, craves that system.

Jan Clausen: Why We Invited Mumia Abu-Jamal

How can we uncover and name the often hidden ways in which race and class assumptions are buried within these reactions?

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Justin Podur: A Massacre in the NAFTA Zone

Students in Mexico victims of brutal violence linked to state and paramilitaries

Molly Knefel: Why are Police Using Military-Grade Weapons in High Schools?

Students lead a push to get school cops to return their artillery

Jon Swaine: Ferguson protest leaders: ‘We’ll take our anger out on people who failed us’

Organisers tell New York rally not to expect a ‘casual revolution’ and vow greater demonstrations over police shooting of teen

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