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There’s at least one line every Marine knows: “Never point a weapon at anything you do not intend to shoot.” The St. Louis County Police Department apparently never received that memo.

Century of Disaster

A tale of the twentieth century, from Stalin to Barbie

We can undo the policies facilitating police violence in Ferguson.

Military Police

How the excessive militarization of the police has turned cops into counterinsurgents.

Not if activists succeed in making the genetic modification of food politically unsustainable.

Memorial for Eric Garner

Eric Garner’s death marks a darkening mood fifty years after Freedom Summer.

Guatemalan children

Our fickle immigration system leaves many families stuck between violence in their home countries and an aggressive enforcement regime across the border.

Blogs

Fighting racism, sexism and anti-LGBT bigotry is not a distraction from building a united struggle but a precondition for building a united struggle.

August 18, 2014

The First Amendment is under assault. Americans must preserve “the freedom that allows us to verify the existence of all other freedoms.”

August 18, 2014

Those charged with the duty to protect America's laws don't see its black citizens as equals. 

August 18, 2014

Pro wrestling star Montel Vontavious Porter (MVP)  decided that he could no longer shake his fist at his TV, and traveled to Ferguson to be a part of the protests.

August 16, 2014

This Week: The death of Michael Brown, graphic novels getting naked, and Rikers Island.

August 15, 2014

Michael Brown was shot and killed by an officer of the Ferguson, Missouri, police department. Everything else is irrelevant.

August 15, 2014

Can the situation in Ferguson prompt accountability and oversight of law enforcement? 

August 15, 2014

Lessons from Missouri should steer us toward new national policies and an embrace of policing that respects civil liberties.

August 15, 2014

Inmates and activists unite to stop prisoner abuse at Rikers Island Prison.

August 14, 2014

Famous TV host says reporters who don’t obey cops fast enough just want TV fame.

August 14, 2014