Tag Archives: police brutality

Democracy Now! How Fascism Works: Trump’s “Law and Order” Is Lawlessness, Fueling Racist Violence and Chaos

“…to connect these dots, from the Republican National Convention to white supremacists in the streets of U.S. cities to the president’s embrace of fringe conspiracy theories…”

#Dump Trump (Again)

“Nothing [is] funny about the real world consequences of his racist hate speech.”

Chris Hedges: America’s Death March

“The ruling elites, who first built a mafia economy and then built a mafia state, will continue under Biden, as they did under Trump, Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan, to wantonly pillage and loot. The militarized police will not stop their lethal rampages in poor neighborhoods.”

America’s Problem With Policing Doesn’t Stop at the U.S. Border

“Trump has also made this war even more secretive, issuing an executive order to no longer require the release of annual summaries of U.S. drone strikes and casualties, even as the Navy has expanded its mysterious drone technology.”

Chris Hedges: My Student Comes Home

“I feel a mixture of excitement and trepidation,” he said. “It feels so strange right now to be walking outside without handcuffs and shackles.”

Chris Hedges: Seeing Through Faux-Solidarity Performance Stunts Of Police Politicians & Corporations

Julianna welcomes back Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and best-selling author, Chris Hedges, to discuss how as lawmakers and activists are working together to make real changes in policing that are worth celebrating, it is important to name the statements that are opportunistic and performative, like police officers taking a knee with protesters before proceeding to pepper […]

Chris Hedges: Gaslighted by the Ruling Class

“Police unions, often little more than white hate groups, continue to have the unassailable power to brush aside would-be reformers, including community review boards, mayors and police chiefs. These unions generously bankroll the campaigns of elected officials, including public prosecutors, who do their bidding.”

The Heart of the Uprising in Minneapolis, by Luke Mogelson

“It’s not just about George Floyd,” she told me. “It’s about all the unseen shit, where we don’t have the video.”

Justice for George Day 5 and more…

Minneapolis, St. Paul, the State of Minnesota responds to the violence created by the murder of George Floyd while thousands of peaceful protesters take to the streets.

The Murder of George Floyd

The question they are asking is, When will it end?

Protesters in St. Paul, MN march in response to the killing of Philando Castile (Fibonacci Blue / Flickr)

The New ‘Black Codes’, by Chris Hedges

“Aggressive policing is the bulwark of a segregated America.”

Chris Hedges: Police State, Fracking, Tyranny, Russiagate

The collapse of our democratic institutions began long before the arrival of Trump, who is capitalizing on the evisceration of the rule of law. TD ORIGINALSCHRIS HEDGES April/May 2019 Creeping Toward Tyranny by CHRIS HEDGES MAY 06, 2019 The collapse of our democratic institutions began long before the arrival of Trump, who is capitalizing on the evisceration […]

MLK: Beyond Vietnam, A Time to Break Silence

“Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence”
To King, the Vietnam War was only the most pressing symptom of American colonialism worldwide.

How to Shift Power From the Police to the People, ACLU

A Community Control Over Police Surveillance (CCOPS) law in St. Louis would shift control over the use of surveillance technologies from law enforcement to the people and their elected representatives.

6 Elements of Police Spin: An Object Lesson in Copspeak by Adam Johnson

Why do these reporters and editors take simple, straightforward events such as one person shooting and killing another and turn it into rhetorical highwire act?

Chris Hedges | Only Nonviolent Resistance Will Destroy Corporate State

“We’re at that point where Mother Earth is crying out for a revolution. Mother Earth is crying out for a new direction.”

In America, Justice for Victims of Police Brutality Remains Elusive Sonali Kolhatkar

Police seem to think they have the right to mistreat, brutalize and even kill the very people they are meant to serve. But with every life taken, law enforcement is exposed bit by bit for being the source of violence rather than its remedy.

Counterpunch: Police Anarchy and Technology and Criminal Justice

In the context of criminal justice, America’s faith in technological interventions is worse than misplaced; it is dangerous.

DN! “Philando Can Be Any of Us”: Black Lives Matter Protests Acquittal of Officer in Minnesota Killing

When the justice system does not work. Police accountability.

Chris Hedges | Trump Is the Symptom, Not the Disease

Our failure to defend those who are demonized and persecuted leaves us all demonized and persecuted. Our failure to demand justice for everyone leaves us all without justice. Our failure to halt the crushing of popular movements that stand unequivocally with the oppressed leaves us all oppressed. Our failure to protect our democracy leaves us without a democracy. (Includes interview with Mumia Abu-Jamal.)