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Rebecca Bodner: Turning cops into soldiers in the wake of Mike Brown’s murder

Aug 18, 2014
Rebecca Bodner: Turning cops into soldiers in the wake of Mike Brown’s murder

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Ryan Alexander: Extreme Makeover: Canal Edition

Aug 18, 2014

Aug. 13, 2014 - Panama! Panama-ah-ah-ah!

The lyrics from the eponymous Van Halen song could just as easily be the nation's port policy — if the country had one.

Panama is nearing completion of retrofitting the Panama Canal to accommodate much larger ships. The prospect of these ships calling on the East and Gulf Coasts has...

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Marisa Franco: NDLON Calls for Immigrants and Latinos to Join Protests Against Police Brutality, for Justice in Ferguson

Aug 15, 2014

PHOENIX, AZ, Aug. 15, 2014 - In response to the events related to the shooting of Mike Brown in Ferguson, MO and the violent police response to the outpouring of protest, Marisa Franco, lead of the #Not1More Campaign for the National Day Laborer Organ...

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Ferguson Police State

Aug 15, 2014
Ferguson Police State

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Lauren Bacall

Aug 15, 2014
Lauren Bacall

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Robin Williams

Aug 15, 2014
Robin Williams

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Matthew Harwood: To Terrify and Occupy: The Militarization of American Policing

Aug 15, 2014

Aug. 14, 2014 - This piece originally ran on TomDispatch and was completed before Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, was killed by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo. Police, rather than keeping the peace, have reacted to largely peaceful protests demanding justice for Michael Brown in an aggressive and militarized fashion. The...

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CPJ concerned by arrests, harassment of reporters covering unrest in Ferguson

Aug 14, 2014

New York, August 14, 2014 - The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by the attacks on and brief detentions of journalists covering protests in Ferguson, Missouri, over the past week in reaction to the killing of teenager Michael Brown by the po...

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Ron Carver: As Mississippi Moves on, a New Struggle Arises

Aug 14, 2014

Aug. 13, 2014 - Fifty years ago, shortly after the Ku Klux Klan abducted and murdered civil rights workers Michael Schwerner, James Chaney, and Andrew Goodman, I was sitting in one of Starkville, Mississippi's few black-owned cafes when Police Chief Thomas Josey stormed in and unleashed a torrent of abuse.

He claimed President Lyndon B....

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Ramzy Baroud | Hashtag Genocide: Why Gaza Fought Back

Aug 12, 2014

August 12, 2014 - My old family house in the Nuseirat refugee camp in Gaza was recently rebuilt by its new owner, into a beautiful three-story building with large windows adorned by red frames. In Israel's most recent and deadliest war on Gaza, the hou...

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