Category: Police & Prisons

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Paul Street: Latin America Takes the Lead in Opposing Torture

It wasn’t just Europe that collaborated with CIA extraordinary rendition and torture. Fifty four nations spread across five of the world’s six inhabited continents participated in the U.S. global torture network

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Zoltan Grossman: The War at Home Meets the Wars Abroad

Do you ever get a sense of déjà vu? When you get a creepy feeling that you’ve been there before or experienced something before? On Saturday, December 13, I was participating in a #BlackLivesMatter march down 4th Avenue in downtown Olympia, Washington, with about 50 other people.

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Norman Solomon: The Invisible Man: Jeffrey Sterling, CIA Whistleblower

The mass media have suddenly discovered Jeffrey Sterling — after his conviction Monday afternoon as a CIA whistleblower

Joann Wypijewski: James Baldwin, a Guide in Dark Times

No other American writer dissected the problem of the color line with such intimate and ferocious grace

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Paul Street: An Absence of Outrage

Why this unsettling contrast, reflecting remarkable public indifference of most of the US white populace to the regular heinous police murder of Black Americans?

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Marjorie Cohn: Supreme Court Upholds Auto Stop With No Traffic Violation

Broadening police discretion to allow ignorance-based traffic stops will give officers another excuse to harass people of color

Johann Hari: The Hunting of Billie Holiday

How Lady Day found herself in the middle of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics’ early fight for survival

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Preeti Kaur: Imagination and Indoctrination: MI5 and Blue Peter

Let’s reclaim spaces to imagine a better world and fight against the indoctrination that we need a surveillance state to curtail our freedoms

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Kathy Kelly: A Future in Prison

If I were a young black male, the U.S. penal system quite likely would not have allowed me to turn myself in to a federal prison camp

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Nikos Raptis: ‘Creation’ and ‘Use’ of the Nazis

The ancient Greeks with the expression “ee pollee” referred to the ordinary people in contrast to those that were considered as the intellectual elites

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