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Cornel West: These Military Style Raids Are Unacceptable and Must Stop!

We call on everyone to join us, both in resisting these raids and in manifesting resistance in October that is powerful enough to change the way millions of people see the way the criminal justice system mistreats so many people. Cornel West. (photo: Vice News) By Cornel West and Carl Dix, Cornel West’s Blog readersupportednews.org  July […]

Norman Solomon: Convicting Sterling to Chill Whistleblowing

Few reporters covered the bulk of the trial’s several dozen hours of testimony. (In the courtroom each day, I usually saw no more than three or four other journalists present.) The dire shortage of thorough coverage meant that news media did very little to illuminate the profuse contradictions and disturbing implications that riddled the testimony from more than 20 employees of the CIA.

New NYPD Anti-Terror Unit Will Get Machine Guns To Police Protesters

 This new squad will be used to investigate and combat terrorist plots, lone wolf terrorists, and… protests. “It is designed for dealing with events like our recent protests, or incidents like Mumbai or what just happened in Paris,” Bratton said, according to CBS. Police Commissioner Bratton at yesterday’s press conference (Jen Chung/Gothamist) gothamist.com  January 29, […]

To Fight the Unpredictable Effects of Climate Change, We Need an Unpredictable Movement

Report on Flood Wall Street Direct Action …while marches are important and necessary, mass organized political chaos in the streets is more likely to destabilize the status quo, bringing forth a new social equilibrium. By ARUN GUPTA  Counterpunch.org  SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 New York City. In April 1990 I helped organize the Earth Day Shut Down […]

Chris Hedges: The Crime of Peaceful Protest

McMillan’s journey from a rural Texas backwater to a courtroom in New York is a journey of political awakening.  By Chris Hedges  truthdig.com  Apr 27, 2014 Occupy Wall Street activists Eric Linkser, center left, and Cecily McMillan, far right, take turns shouting information to fellow protesters preparing to return to Zuccotti Park on Nov. 15, 2011. AP/Bebeto Matthews NEW […]

Lauren Rankin> Colorblindness is the New Racism

President Obama’s remarks were a candid reminder that racism continues to thrive, and in large part, due to our reluctance and inability to grapple with it. By Lauren Rankin  July 22, 2013  policymic.com On Friday, President Barack Obama, the first African-American president of the United States, delivered an unexpected and incredibly personal addition to the national conversation surrounding […]

Michael Greenberg> The Problem of the New York Police

The Problem of the New York Police Michael Greenberg  OCTOBER 25, 2012 New York Review of Books New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, District Attorney Cyrus Vance, and Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly at a press conference announcing the arrest of Ahmed Ferhani and Mohamed Mamdouh on terrorism charges, May 12, 2011. (Mary Altaffer/AP Images) Over the […]

Video> Thom Hartmann> NYPD spying on Muslims turns up 0 leads after 6 years!

NYPD spying on Muslims turns up 0 leads after 6 years! Racism in America Published on Aug 22, 2012 by TheBigPictureRT Gadeir Abbas, Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) joins Thom Hartmann. Despite spying on Muslims in New York City for 6 years – the NYPD has yet to turn up a solid lead on any threat from […]

Alex Pareene>NYPD must spy on all Muslims to protect us from Iranian photographers

NYPD must spy on all Muslims to protect us from Iranian photographers New York City’s own constitutionally iffy intelligence agency justifies itself with fear-mongering BY ALEX PAREENE   THURSDAY, MAR 22, 2012   Salon.com Ray Kelly (Credit: Reuters/Brendan McDermid) The NYPD is less a “police department” than a secretive and unaccountable international intelligence-gathering organization with a large minority-frisking […]

Video> Amy Goodman> OWS Activist Cecily McMillan Describes Seizure, Bodily Injuries in Arrest by NYPD

Uploaded by democracynow on Mar 23, 2012  Occupy Wall Street activist Cecily McMillan suffered a seizure when New York City police officers pulled her from the crowd and arrested her as hundreds attempted to re-occupy Zuccotti Park on Saturday, to mark sixth months since the launch of the movement. In her first television interview since her arrest, McMillan […]

Karen Greenberg> Ever More and Ever Less> The Unstoppable Legacy of the War on Terror

Ever More and Ever Less>  The Unstoppable Legacy of the War on Terror By Karen J. Greenberg    March 18, 2012    Tom Dispatch  By now, you’d think we’d be entering the end of the 9/11 era. One war over in the Greater Middle East, another hurtling disastrously to its end, and the threat of […]

Pam Martens> Wall Street’s Secret Spy Center, Run for the 1% by NYPD

How 60 Minutes Blew the Story Wall Street’s Secret Spy Center, Run for the 1% by NYPD by PAM MARTENS   FEBRUARY 06, 2012    Counterpunch On September 25, 2011, just eight days after the Occupy Wall Street protests began in Zuccotti Park in lower Manhattan, the much acclaimed CBS News program, 60 Minutes, aired […]

Glenn Greenwald> NYPD spying program aimed at Muslims

NYPD spying program aimed at Muslims BY GLENN GREENWALD   FEB 22, 2012   Salon.com Mohammed el-Sioufi, an accountant and vice president of the Islamic Culture Center, a mosque in Newark, is interviewed by the Associated Press about the New York Police Department’s surveillance of the Muslim community in Newark, N.J., Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012.  (Credit: AP/Charles […]

Video> Glenn Greenwald> Family Guy summarizes American Neocon Foreign Policy

Glenn Greenwald> This nicely summarizes the state of American neocon foreign policy discourse at the moment: I actually consider the discussion there mildly more elevated and sober than that Wall Street Journal Op-Ed from the NYPD official today warning of an Iranian attack on New York City. Join Us!  Subscribe to WAMMToday from our blog website and “Follow” […]

Video> Thom Hartmann> The Good! Occupy Minnesota. The Bad! The NYPD.

The Good! Occupy Minnesota. The Bad! The NYPD. The Very Very Ugly! Mitt Romney.

What Happened When I Tried to Get Some Answers About the Creepy NYPD Watchtower Monitoring OWS

What Happened When I Tried to Get Some Answers About the Creepy NYPD Watchtower Monitoring OWS There’s a metal monster looming over Liberty Square, but don’t ask questions about it or else. November, 2011  |  AlterNet / By Nick Turse    LIBERTY SQUARE – The drummers drummed. Photo Credit: Tam Turse The guitarists strummed. And the hearty souls building […]

Tom Engelhardt> Tomgram on Occupy Wall Street, Wall Street Greed, & the NYPD

Tomgram: Posted as comments on “Andy Kroll, Occupy Wall Street’s Political Victory in Ohio” November 20, 2011   TomDispatch        Twelve hours after Mayor Bloomberg’s cops evicted the Occupy Wall Street encampment from Zuccotti Park, the space had been scrubbed down and repopulated with police and private-security types, up to 150 of them. […]

Police Captain Joins Occupy Protest, Arrested at OWS

Retired Philadelphia Police Captain Ray Lewis, handcuffed, forced to sit on the ground, and arrested by New York City police, 11/17/11. (photo: Death and Taxes) Police Captain Joins Occupy Protest, Arrested By Kevin Pinner, Death and Taxes 18 November 11  via Reader Supported News “As soon as I’m let out of jail, I’ll be right back here […]

Occupy Wall Street> NYPD attempt media blackout at Zuccotti Park | World news | guardian.co.uk

Occupy Wall Street: NYPD attempt media blackout at Zuccotti Park Journalists report aggressive treatment as media blocked from protest camp during surprise police raid Dominic Rushe in New York   guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 15 November 2011 11.25 EST Zuccotti Park after a police raid early Tuesday morning. Photograph: MANTEL/SIPA / Rex Features New York police attempted to […]

Video> Countdown> OWS – Iraq vet Sgt. Shamar Thomas, who shamed NYPD for thuggish behavior

Countdown: OWS – Iraq vet Sgt. Shamar Thomas, who shamed NYPD for thuggish behavior, in studio via Reader Supported News Uploaded by hidnusr10 on Oct 17, 2011 WAMMToday is now on Facebook! Check the WAMMToday page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our page today. You may also subscribe to WAMMToday from this blog website.