Tag Archives: police violence

Footage in Documentary Prompts New Questions About Shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson (Video)

The footage shows Mr. Brown entering the store, Ferguson Market and Liquor, shortly after 1 a.m. on the day he died.

Henry Giroux | The Racist Killing Machine in the Age of Anti-Politics

We are in a new historical era, one that is marked a culture of lawlessness, extreme violence, and disposability, fueled, in part, by a culture of fear, a war on terror, and a deeply overt racist culture that is unapologetic in its disciplinary and exclusionary practices. This deep seated racism is reinforced by a culture of cruelty that is the modus operandi of neoliberal capitalism–a cage culture, a culture of combat, a hyper masculine culture that views killing those most vulnerable as sport, entertainment, and policy.

Chris Hedges | Mumia Abu-Jamal’s Fourth of July

“They are doing to us on the inside what they are doing to us on the outside,” he said. “They are letting poor people die or killing them for profit. Things will get worse and worse until people can’t take it anymore. These corporations won’t stop. No one in the political class will make them stop. It is up to us.”

Popular Resistance: Elections and Movements

Article: The relationship between movements and elections is complicated to navigate but to succeed we will need both an electoral and non-electoral movement that are independent of the corporate duopoly.

Sonali Kolhatkar: Black Lives Matter … and Black Jobs Matter, Too

Kolhatkar: As a recent Time magazine cover story illustrates, the Black Lives Matter movement has successfully shaped the mainstream narrative of the reality of police violence against African-Americans. But most of the discussion of the fixes that are needed have focused primarily on police accountability such as civilian oversight and requiring officers to wear body cameras. Few analysts have made the crucial link between police brutality and economic injustice. Now, grassroots activists are not only pointing out that black lives matter, but by extension, black jobs matter, too.

The Nation: Why #BlackLivesMatter Actions Aren’t Stopping

 “There are so many people out protesting police violence who are then met with police violence,” Nelson said. “If they didn’t understand how a Mike Brown or an Eric Garner could happen, they understand after a night of protest how a police interaction can become very violent and even deadly.” Dani McClain  TheNation.com  December 16, […]

Links to media> Chicago No NATO protests

Editor’s note:  This list contains some of the media that has come to WAMMToday’s attention, but by no means is intended to be comprehensive. Here is a link to the Chicago Tribune’s gallery of photos for the day.  They specialize in confrontation, and have very little about the pre-march activity or the march itself.  Jennie, […]

Scott Thompson> Report-back from Chicago> Just how did that violence go

Scott Thompson> Report-Back From Chicago http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jl4u489rFeE&feature=youtu.be  By now, many of you have probably seen media accounts of a “clash” or (as one paper called it) a “bloody melee” between protesters and riot police at the NATO summit in Chicago. I’m in a position to clarify only some aspects of what really happened, because I was […]

Rebecca Solnit> Mad, Passionate Love and Violence: Occupy Heads Into the Spring

Mad, Passionate Love and Violence: Occupy Heads Into the Spring By Rebecca Solnit  Feb 22, 2012   TomDispatch via Truthdig When you fall in love, it’s all about what you have in common, and you can hardly imagine that there are differences, let alone that you will quarrel over them, or weep about them, or be torn apart by […]

Comments> Dialog & Controversy over Chris Hedges’ article “The Cancer in Occupy”

Comments> Dialog & Controversy over Chris Hedges’ article “The Cancer in Occupy” I have been asked to delete the post on WAMMToday by Chris Hedges called “The Cancer in Occupy.”  [I think by whom is not relevant to this dialog, and the different viewpoints are reflected below.] Before I posted it, it did cross my […]

A Call for Mass Action Against Suppression of Occupy Movement

Occupy Wall Street activists are forcibly removed by New York City Police from Liberty Plaza, 11/15/11. (photo: Lucas Jackson, Reuters) A Call for Mass Action Against Suppression of Occupy Movement By Emma Kaplan   OpenMike   30 January 12  RSN Sign the Call for Mass Action hese past several months have witnessed something very different in […]

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 […]

#OccupyWallStreet bleeds and leads, by Nathan Schneider

#OccupyWallStreet bleeds and leads by Nathan Schneider September 25, 2011, 5:01 pm  Reader Supported News What this article does not mention is the incredible sexism of the photo, including violence against women. A bit after 10 p.m. on Saturday night in occupied Liberty Plaza, there was a celebration around the media tables. Photocopied facsimiles of Sunday’s […]