310,567 Signatures Block ‘Right To Work’ In Missouri

By Judy Ancel, www.labornotes.org -

By Judy Ancel for Labor Notes - The results astounded everyone who thought they knew the Missouri labor movement: more than 300,000 signatures to repeal “right to work.” Thousands of union [...]

DOE Officially Marks SunShot’s $1 Per Watt Goal For Utility-Scale Solar

By Julia Pyper, www.greentechmedia.com -

By Julia Pyper for GTM - It's official. The solar industry has met the 2020 utility-scale solar cost target set by the Energy Department's SunShot Initiative -- three years early. The DOE's [...]

NAACP Issues First-Ever Travel Advisory For A State

By Ian Cummings, www.governing.com -

By Ian Cummings for Governing - NAACP officials say their recent travel advisory for Missouri is the first that the civil rights group has issued for any state. But the warning follows a recent [...]

History Has Good News For Today’s Student Protesters

By Lily Rothman, www.time.com -

By Lily Rothman for The Times - In recent days, as protests over racial issues at the University of Missouri have resulted in the resignation of university president Tim Wolfe, and as thousands [...]

How Many Lies Can You Find In This Interview With Ferguson Chief?

By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, www.latimes.com -

By Molly Hennessy-Fiske in The Los Angeles Times - Alan "Al" Eickhoff, interim police chief in Ferguson, Mo., took over the embattled department in March after former Chief Tom Jackson resigned [...]

Protestors Disrupt Mo. Legislature Opening Ceremony

By The St. Louis American, www.stlamerican.com -

Protestors disrupted the opening ceremony of the Missouri Legislature at noon today, after holding a die-in around the rotunda of the state capitol. Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder quickly ordered the [...]

Michael Brown Case Grand Juror Sues St. Louis County Prosecutor

By Robert Patrick & Joel Currier, www.stltoday.com -

A grand jury member’s lawsuit seeking a court order to speak out about the Michael Brown shooting investigation accuses Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch of publicly misrepresenting the [...]

Ferguson: Example Of Neoliberal State Violence Taking Hold Worldwide

By Henry A. Giroux, www.truth-out.org -

The recent killing and then demonization of an unarmed 18-year-old African-American youth, Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Missouri by a white police officer has made visible how a kind of military [...]

Rebellion In Ferguson: Rising Heat In Suburbs

By Chris Hedges, www.truthdig.com -

The public reaction to the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., exposes the shifting dynamic of rebellion and repression in the United States. [...]

Violence By Government Escalates Street Violence

By Gary Younge, www.theguardian.com -

In 1966, Martin Luther King started to campaign against segregation in Chicago only to find his efforts thwarted by violent mobs and a scheming mayor. Marginalised by the city’s establishment, he [...]

Debate: From Dred Scott To Michael Brown

By Blair L.M. Kelley, www.theroot.com -

News out of Ferguson, Mo., has been devastating. Since unarmed teenager Michael Brown was killed by an as-yet-unidentified police officer, local police have responded to the community’s [...]

Ferguson Case Poses Test For Corporate Media

By Janine Jackson, www.fair.org -

The killing of Michael Brown, an African-American man, by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, posed a test for corporate media. The story was hard to avoid once the local community came [...]

How Should Police Respond To Protests?

By Radley Balko, www.washingtonpost.com -

The events these last few days in Ferguson, Missouri ought to be of grave concern to anyone who believes in the First Amendment, and specifically the rights to free speech, protest, and assembly. [...]

Civil Rights Commission Implores Eric Holder To Take Stronger Action On Ferguson

By Marina Fang, www.huffingtonpost.com -

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is urging Attorney General Eric Holder to delve deeper into possible civil rights violations in the police response to protests in Ferguson, Missouri, and to [...]

McCulloch Blasts Nixon For Replacing St. Louis County Police

By St. Louis Post-Dispatch, www.stltoday.com -

St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch Thursday night blasted the decision by Gov. Jay Nixon to replace St. Louis County Police control of the Ferguson situation with the Missouri [...]

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