Category: Police & Prisons

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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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Victoria Law: Women were the Ambulance, the Caretakers and the Providers

Women behind bars do their damnedest to help those who need care

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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

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Michael Albert: Ferguson – State or People’s Power

Perhaps the ongoing struggle in Ferguson will augment street demonstrations with a kind of grassroots gathering, assessment, and then policy advocacy

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

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Arun Gupta: The Danger of America’s Police is the Mindset, Not Military Weapons

Take away the military weapons from Ferguson police and they will still be an occupying army to the Black community there

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