Category: Police & Prisons

Zoltan Grossman: The War at Home Meets the Wars Abroad

Things will not always stay the same, and old patterns do not have to be repeated. If social movements remain brave and unpredictable, they can move mountains

Marjorie Cohn: Torture Report Confirms Team Bush War Crimes

Even after many years of writing books and articles about the Bush torture policy, I was unprepared for the atrocious pattern of crimes our government committed against other human beings

Ashley Smith: The armed occupation inside the empire

The drive of the American empire to dominate the world is intimately connected to why U.S. rulers seek to impose their will at home

Alpha Winston: Front & Center at the Oakland Protests

The Politics of a Police State

Danny Katch: A new movement demands to be heard

Report from New York on the December 13 day of protests against police violence, along with accounts of demonstrations in cities across the U.S.

Julianne Hing: In L.A., Civilians Will Have Power Over Sheriff’s Department

The scandal-plagued Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department will soon have a separate board to police it after the county Board of Supervisors approved a civilian oversight board

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor: No More Eric Garners

To end police violence, we must end policing as we know it.   Coming within days of each other, the grand jury decisions not to indict the police officers responsible for the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner have produced a genuine crisis in American policing. Its defenders are scrambling to hold onto whatever fraying threads Read more…

Tariq Ali: We Can’t Breathe

The response of tens of thousands of young US citizens to the recent outrages in Ferguson, Cleveland and New York is much more important and interesting than the vapours being emitted in DC

Victoria Collier: Convicted With No Evidence by an All-White Jury

Black Community Leader Faces Life in Prison

Alpha Winston: MLK and the Politics of Looting

Lessons from the Berkeley protests

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