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Steven Rosenfeld: Should Protestors Embrace Violence?

The question of violent versus nonviolent protest has bedeviled movements for decades. By Steven Rosenfeld  AlterNet  December 10, 2014      Editor’s Introduction: From the article: “The pattern that emerges from these pages shows that heavily funded municipal, county, state and federal ‘counter-terrorism’ agencies (often acting in concert through state/regional ‘fusion centers’) view citizens engaged in […]

Glen Ford: Ferguson and the War on Black America

“Clearly, the U.S. is at war with Black America.” Glen Ford  By Glen Ford   The Progressive   August 21, 2014 The corporate media, reflecting their owners’ anxiety at the failure of Black people to revert to a state of passivity in Ferguson, Missouri, have arrived at a general consensus on two counts: the need to “demilitarize” […]

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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 […]

ACLU Report: War Comes Home: The Excessive Militarization of American Policing

 “. . . it’s time for American police to remember that they are supposed to protect and serve our communities, not wage war on the people who live in them.” ACLU.org    June 23, 2014 All across the country, heavily armed SWAT teams are raiding people’s homes in the middle of the night, often just to […]

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Andrew Henderson: Rise of the Paramilitary Police

 Police officers appear to believe that they are fighting a war, whether it is on crime, drugs, or terrorism. Officers are now being trained to develop a “warrior mindset” and the perception that their lives are at risk with every citizen encounter, despite the fact that policing is a safer occupation than truck driving, farming, […]

Evergreene Digest: Jim Hightower | The Absurdly Dangerous Militarization of America’s Police

Police departments across the U.S. have a growing collection of toys used by the army. Are the good people of Bastrop facing some imminent terrorist threat that warrants military equipment? Swat-Team Nation Jim Hightower, Other Words <http://otherwords.org&gt; Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from […]