Gun Violence Debate Needs To Include Police Militarization And Drug Prohibition Violence

By Morgan Humphrey, Drugpolicy.org -

On March 14th thousands of students walked out of school to protest gun violence, demanding legislators enact more stringent gun control in the U.S.  Later that night, black Brazilian city [...]

Michigan SU Sent Nine Undercover Cops To Richard Spencer Protest

By Sam Adler-Bell, The Intercept. -

On March 5, as many as 500 antifascists converged on the campus of Michigan State University in East Lansing to protest a speech by white supremacist golden boy Richard Spencer. The protesters — [...]

Disturbing Trend Of Police Wanting Drones For Routine Infractions

By Nicholas West, activistpost.com -

After lulling the public into believing that using drones in the U.S. would be confined to border patrol or for counter-terrorism in the event of an imminent threat, we are beginning to see [...]

‘Open Effort To Escalate Racial Tensions,’ Trump To Militarize Police

By Jake Johnson, www.commondreams.org -

By Jake Johnson for Common Dream - Civil rights groups immediately raised alarm. Janai Nelson, associate director-counsel at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund (LDF), said in a statement Sunday night [...]

No SWAT Zone

By Tara Tabassi And Ali Issa, www.thenewinquiry.com -

By Tara Tabassi And Ali Issa for The New Inquiry - A volunteer screams in pain as Hollywood-grade prosthetics litter a football field strewn with body parts and gore. A “Muslim man” just fired [...]

Does Militarization Of Police Lead To More People Killed? Research Says Yes

By Celisa Calacal, www.alternet.org -

By Celisa Calacal for AlterNet - Black Lives Matter activists protesting police violence and the killing of Michael Brown were met with heavily armed officers during the Ferguson protests in [...]

Berkeley Capitulates To Police Militarization And Spying

By David Welsh, www.counterpunch.org -

By David Welsh for Counter Punch - Former mayor Gus Newport scolded the city council for going along with the various schemes for further empowering the police. “I cut my teeth in the civil [...]

Escalation & Privatization Of Law Enforcement Will Make Corps. Wealthier

By Emily Verdugo, www.alternet.org -

By Emily Verdugo for AlterNet - Back in August, the Obama administration issued a memo that many hoped signaled an end to the government's use of for-profit prison corporations. That memo, issued [...]

Update From Front Lines Of Standing Rock

By Deborah MacKay, www.popularresistance.org -

By Deborah MacKay for the Minnesota Alliance of Peacemakers. Without the eyes of a free press these attacks and trespasses continue, with the human rights and sovereignty of indigenous peoples [...]

Newsletter – Unite To Change The Status Quo

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, www.popularresistance.org -

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese for Popular Resistance. The broad social movement in the United States has been growing for a number of years, most visibly in recent years with the Occupy [...]

Our Streets: The Story from the Front Lines & How We Fight

By Eleanor Goldfield, www.Occupy.com/ActOut -

By Eleanor Goldfield for ACT Out. Yawn points out that condemning black bloc tactics divides us and that we should not limit ourselves to only permitted protests. He asks: what violence would [...]

Tear Down The Walls Mexico Delegation

By Staff, www.afgj.org -

By the Alliance for Global Justice. The United States is building walls and militarizing both the US-Mexico border and Mexico’s southern border. The US is also building prison walls throughout [...]

Anonymous Joins #NoDAPL Fight

By Brianna Acuesta, www.trueactivist.com -

By Brianna Acuesta for True Activist. What occurred on Sunday night at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation was a brutal use of force that showed the true colors of the oil companies backing the [...]

US Again Uses Militarized Response To Indigenous Seeking Justice

By Ann Wright, www.commondreams.org -

By Ann Wright for Common Dreams. Its like we are back to the 1800s when the U.S. Army rampaged against Native American tribes across the American West. The militarized police and the use of the [...]

Urban Shield Police Training Draws Protesters

By Sarah Ravani, www.sfgate.com -

By Sarah Ravani for the San Francisco Chronicle. Protesters chained themselves together and blocked the main gates of the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton Friday morning to demonstrate [...]

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