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Ferguson protest

The official response to Michael Brown’s murder has laid bare the cheapness of black life.

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

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.

Blogs

Voting rights advocates scored a partial victory today when the Pennsylvania Supreme Court sent the state’s voter ID law back to the lower court for a new hearing.

September 18, 2012

Mel Sembler, a major fundraiser for Romney, led a drug "treatment” center that was forced to shut down because of allegations of child abuse. 

September 18, 2012

Kentucky makes it nearly impossible for former felons to vote, but a grassroots group is fighting back.

September 18, 2012

According to the mainstream media, Occupy is dead. So why are the police taking so many into custody? 

September 18, 2012

How will the leaked video, taken from a private fundraiser, affect the Romney's campaign?

September 18, 2012

The children struggling the hardest in school also happen to be some of the poorest in the country.

September 17, 2012

The overturn of Scott Walker’s anti-labor law reminds us that workers and their unions have a right to equal protection under the law.

September 17, 2012

The Citizens United decision of the “most powerful branch in government” demonstrates that it’s a Court for the 1 percent.

September 17, 2012

In prepartion for the 2016 games, Olympic organizers are destroying communities, many of which took decades to build.

September 17, 2012

Here's something to remember: we're only forty-seven years removed from the official end of Jim Crow.

September 14, 2012