Far from “restoring peace,” officers in the SCORPION unit turned the streets of Memphis into a violent scene that led to death, writes Marjorie Cohn.
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Yes, 10 Good Things About 2021
If gains can be made in a year as disastrous as this one, just think what might be accomplished in 2022, writes Medea Benjamin.
JOHN KIRIAKOU: The Formula for Sentencing Derek Chauvin
No matter how much time Chauvin gets, he’s going to spend all of it in solitary confinement.
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.
UN Human Rights Commissioner Probing Racist Violence in US as Part of Worldwide Study After Trump Administration Blocked UN Human Rights Council US Inquiry
The UN high commissioner for human rights is probing “systemic racism, [and] violations of international human rights law against Africans and people of African descent by law enforcement agencies,” Marjorie Cohn reports.
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: Trump, Tulsa & the Rise of Military Dissent
Danny Sjursen goes undercover in Trumplandia and comes back with this reflection on the U.S. president’s loss of loyalty among soldiers and veterans.
UPRISING: Symbols are Invested With Power; Don’t Dismiss the Importance of Toppling a Statue
Symbols are important, writes Jonathan Cook. They are the illustrations to the stories we are fed about who we are and what we hold dear.
UPRISING: Black ‘Misleaders’ Seek to End Protest
Nationwide unrest has forced the black quisling class to reveal themselves as agents of the racial and economic status quo, writes Margaret Kimberley.
Nationwide Uprising Against Failed State
To achieve the changes we need, people must stay in the streets and connect the problems we face to the demand for systemic changes, write Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers.