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Pro-Palestinian Protesters Holds Gather For Another Protest On University Of Texas Campus

The Protesters’ Call for Divestment Is Not a Technical One The Protesters’ Call for Divestment Is Not a Technical One

It is a question of will, not capacity.

May 7, 2024 / Katrina vanden Heuvel

A view of the Gaza Solidarity Encampment at Columbia University in New York City on April 23, 2024.

The Student Encampments Aren’t a Danger to Jews. But the Crackdown Is. The Student Encampments Aren’t a Danger to Jews. But the Crackdown Is.

The narrative of protesters endangering Jewish students has been used to justify police repression. But at the Columbia encampment, I saw a commitment to confronting antisemitism....

May 3, 2024 / Hadas Thier

NYPD officers in riot gear march onto Columbia University campus, where pro-Palestinian students are barricaded inside a building and have set up an encampment, in New York City on April 30, 2024.

This Is How Power Protects Itself This Is How Power Protects Itself

The decision to sic the police on peaceful protesters is evidence that people in charge are panicking. They’re terrified of the strength of the movement for Palestine.

May 1, 2024 / Jack Mirkinson

New York Police Department detectives escort Chanel Lewis, 20, from the NYPD's 107th Precinct on Sunday, February 5, 2017 in Queens, NYC.

The “Disturbing” Prison Conditions Facing Chanel Lewis The “Disturbing” Prison Conditions Facing Chanel Lewis

To convict him of murder, the NYPD unlawfully used a secretive DNA lab. Now incarcerated, Lewis was reportedly confined to his cell where his toilet wasn’t functioning.

Jul 11, 2023 / Amos Barshad

Why Is It So Hard to Close Rikers?

Why Is It So Hard to Close Rikers? Why Is It So Hard to Close Rikers?

New York City’s public advocate Jumaane D. Williams and journalist Nick Pinto talk to Laura Flanders about the difficulties of shrinking the incarceration system.

Jun 15, 2023 / Q&A / Laura Flanders

Is Eric Adams Bringing Back the Asylum?

Is Eric Adams Bringing Back the Asylum? Is Eric Adams Bringing Back the Asylum?

Adams calls his new involuntary hospitalization order a “moral mandate” to “deliver for our most vulnerable.” What the policy actually delivers is an era akin to the age of the car...

Dec 7, 2022 / OpinionNation / Beatrice Adler-Bolton and Artie Vierkant

When the NYPD Gets Desperate

When the NYPD Gets Desperate When the NYPD Gets Desperate

In a high-profile murder case, New York police swabbed hundreds of Black men, illegally used a private DNA lab, and then concealed their tactics.

Nov 28, 2022 / Feature / Amos Barshad

NYC Immigrant Rights rally

New York City Welcomes Migrants—and Criminalizes Them New York City Welcomes Migrants—and Criminalizes Them

By busing migrants to New York City, Texas Governor Greg Abbott has revealed the inherent contradictions of sanctuary cities, but not in the way he thinks.

Sep 6, 2022 / Editorial / Gaby Del Valle

A City of New York Police Department security camera

The NYU Policing Project’s Dirty Money Dilemma The NYU Policing Project’s Dirty Money Dilemma

A coalition of law students at New York University has condemned the nonprofit for partnering with various police technology, surveillance, and weaponry companies.

Jun 27, 2022 / StudentNation / Ruqaiyah Zarook

The Police State Is Failing Officers Too

The Police State Is Failing Officers Too The Police State Is Failing Officers Too

Alternatives to policing are critical to the health and safety of both overpoliced people, historically and predominantly Black and brown, and the police themselves.

Feb 3, 2022 / Editorial / Scott Hechinger

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