The British government has long tried to quell pro-Palestine activism, writes Yara Hawari. Recent maneuvers, however, mark a new era in state repression.
Tag: Black Lives Matter
Protest Near White House Against War With Russia
The protest will begin at 7 am at Black Lives Matter Plaza near Lafayette Park to tell Joe Biden to focus on domestic needs and not war over Ukraine.
Needed: A Global Climate Insurgency
All human beings have valid claims against all states that are destroying the planet’s atmospheric commons, writes Jeremy Brecher.
UN Report Calls for Reparations for Victims of Systemic Racist Police Violence
The UN high commissioner for human rights grounded her analysis in the long-overdue need to confront the legacies of enslavement, Marjorie Cohn reports.
The Pattern of Over-Policing Drivers
On the heels of the police killing of Daunte Wright during a traffic stop, Samantha Schuyler reports on an ACLU study showing law enforcers’ incentives to punish as many people as possible.
Calling Chauvin a ‘Bad Apple’ Denies Systemic Nature of Racist Police Violence
Regardless of the trial outcome, Marjorie Cohn says the entire system must be indicted as racist and violent.
US Downgraded as Civil Liberties Deteriorate Across the Americas
A monitoring group says a disproportionate response by law enforcement goes beyond what is acceptable in policing protests, even during an emergency.
ELECTION 2020: Reclaiming American Idealism
As he lived through the nightmare of the election campaign just past, William J. Astore dreamed of an entirely different country. Anything but this one.
Minneapolis City Council’s Attempt to Defund Police Thwarted by Unelected Charter Commission
Contrary to reports, most City Council members — who won by pledging to advance racial equity — tried to do the right thing, says Scott Shaffer.
UPRISING: The Attorney General Has Condoned an Extra-Judicial Killing
Because we are living in a burgeoning police state, those in power celebrated what sounded to many like a cold-blooded, extra-judicial hit job, writes Abby Zimet.