Category: Police & Prisons

Kate Aronoff: Mobilizing for Racial Justice in the Face of Tragedy

In setting achievable goals, OSA has set itself up to continue building momentum in their longer fight for racial justice

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Tom Engelhardt: Failure Is Success

How American Intelligence Works in the Twenty-First Century

Kali Holloway: Racism is so insidious, even black people underestimate it

Another day, another senseless killing. These days, firsthand experiences with covert racism make defensiveness not just understandable, but warranted

Tithi Bhattacharya: 100,000 marched in Kolkata saying ‘Hok kolorob’ Let there be uproar

On September 20, 100,000 people marched in Kolkata, India against police violence and for gender justice

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Bruno Jäntti: What do WikiLeaks, Manning and Snowden Reveal about US Political Culture?

Although WikiLeaks has been the target of a considerable amount of attention in the US and the EU, it is noteworthy that the principle of the rule of law barely figures in this debate

Charles E. Cobb Jr.: Guns and the Southern Freedom Struggle: What’s Missing When We Teach About Nonviolence

Pieces of history that could help us think more clearly about today’s movements for social change are often ignored or distorted in popular media or commercial textbooks

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Kevin Zeese: Ferguson Exposes the Reality of Militarized, Racist Policing

The killing of Michael Brown by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer and the aftermath in which nonviolent protesters and reporters were met with a violent and militarized police force, have exposed something that has been building for years. Many have written about the militarization of the police and the disproportionate impact they have on people Read more…

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Angela Davis: Black Feminism

Interview on black feminism, the importance of the collective, Palestine, the prison-industrial complex, and much more

Colin Jenkins: Undercover in White America: Black Rage is Long Overdue

The rage of the citizens in Ferguson, Missouri is the product of a life full of experiences that have tried to beat them down; that have attempted to “keep them in their place. Like most Black Americans, their collective rage is conscious, justified, and long overdue.

Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed: Ferguson ‘taste of things to come’

The Ferguson crisis has sparked a national debate on the culture of policing in the US toward black communities

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