Tag Archives: #BaltimoreUprising

David Swanson: The No More War Movement

Swanson: Baltimore City Schools spends $5,336 per student, while Maryland spends $38,383 per prisoner, and every man, woman, and child in Maryland and in the rest of the United States on average each, EACH spends $4,063 per year on the U.S. military — except those who refuse to pay. That the prisons and military do harm, rather than good, compounds the damage.

▶ The Fire This Time: Who is listening to Baltimore’s youth? A Town Hall in Baltimore

The voices of youth and their organizing in Baltimore. What rights they don’t have, calling those who finally could stand no more “thugs,” by even their own mayor. Enlightening!

Evergreene Digest: 1968 and the Invention of the American Police State

Baltimore’s 1968 Holy Week Uprising was quite different from the events of this week. But the response to it helped set the stage for Freddie Gray. Juan González on Walter Scott Shooting: When Will the Police Killings of Black Males Stop? Daniel Denvir, City Lab / The Marshall Project Apr 30, 2015 | Many have […]

Chris Hedges: Rise of the New Black Radicals

Hedges: There is a word for what is bubbling up from below—revolution. It can’t begin soon enough.

10 Images of the Baltimore Riots You Won’t See on TV and More Baltimore from The Real News Network

From the article: You’d never know it from the media’s Gotham-esque portrayal of a city riddled with criminals and “thugs,” but on Monday night Baltimore was also a story of good Samaritans trying to disperse emotional crowds. It was a story of everyday citizens determined to dissipate tensions between protesters and police, of ordinary folks cleaning up their city while the media turned its cameras away. And it was a story of determined advocates for racial equality holding a meaningful dialogue with police on the streets.