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▶Minneapolis: Why Activists Shut Down Interstate 35W

 Video by Bill Sorem, text by Bill Sorem and Michael McIntee   December 5, 2014 To view the Vimeo video below click the blue rectangle with white lettering that says  Watch on Vimeo. Above: video of the reading of the names and the start of the march to the interstate. Below: videos of the protests at […]

Henry A. Giroux: State Terrorism and Racist Violence in the Age of Disposability — From Emmett Till to Eric Garner

If you want a picture of the future imagine a boot stomping on a human face forever.     —George Orwell By Henry A. Giroux  Truthout | Op-Ed  December 5, 2014 Comments by Giroux posted on his Facebook page: My newest Truthout piece on the connection between the new totalitarianism and the killing of black men and […]

Communities United Against Police Brutality

U.N. torture watchdog urges U.S. crackdown on police brutality

The panel’s first review of the U.S. record on preventing torture since 2006 followed racially-tinged unrest in cities across the country this week sparked by a Ferguson, Missouri grand jury’s decision not to charge a white police officer for the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager. BY STEPHANIE NEBEHAY  Reuters GENEVA  Nov 28, 2014    Activists […]

▶ Updated 12.4.14: Jon Stewart Tears into Ferguson Response, Rips Fox News for ‘Race Plagiarism’

Originally posted on Rise Up Times:
DIRECT FROM COMEDY CENTRAL Link here. And the Eric Garner verdict: Link here. Jon Stewart returned from break tonight to tackle the response to Ferguson, and dwelled not on the grand jury decision itself, but on the reaction to the decision, especially on Fox News. Stewart thought non-violence protesters…

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Thor Benson: Putting the Police Under Surveillance

“Thankfully, many black Americans are rising up against a society that allows them to be killed for selling cigarettes or walking in the street, but it remains to be seen whether those not in danger will join the struggle.” By Thor Benson  truthdig.com  August 21, 2014 Shutterstock In some places in America, a black man […]