The Assault On The Venezuelan Embassy

By Bill Van Auken, WSWS -

Events that transpired Thursday at the Venezuelan embassy in the upscale Washington neighborhood of Georgetown expressed in microcosm the criminality and contempt for international law that [...]

DHS Equipped 400 Police Departments With Military-Grade Sound Cannons

By Mass Private I. -

A recent article in the Mohave Valley Daily News revealed that DHS is using grant money to equip Arizona police departments with military-grade sound cannons or Long Range Acoustic Devices [...]

Report Shows That US Police Militarization Does Not Reduce Crime

By Erik Schreiber, Wsws.org -

“On average, militarized police units do not appear to provide the safety benefits that many police administrators claim,” said Jonathan Mummolo, Assistant Professor of Politics and Public Affairs [...]

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 [...]

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