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Absurd charges brought against reporters covering Occupy Wall Street movement
Journalists covering the Occupy Wall Street movement’s protests and marches are not only exposed to police brutality but also to a sort of judicial lottery when detained. The situation varies from sta...
Banks Are "Where the Money Is" In The Drug War : Big Lenders Face Few Hard Consequences for Violating Anti-Money Laundering Laws
Man of the largest banks in the world have been accused of failing to comply with anti-money laundering laws — thereby enabling, collectively, hundreds of billions of dollars worth of suspicious trans...
Color of Violence : The INCITE! Anthology
INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence (ed.)
An anthology of critical writings demanding that we address violence against women of color in all its forms, including interpersonal violence, such as sexual and domestic violence, and state violence...
Convicts, Collateral Damage, and the "War on Drugs": The Real Crime is the War Itself
Two recent court cases in southern California provide insight into the identity of those smuggle drugs across the international boundary between the two countries. But more importantly what they do is...
Do Indian Lives Matter? Police Violence Against Native Americans
With all our talk about police violence aimed at poor and minority communities, we have yet to talk about the group most likely to be killed by law enforcement: Native Americans. Native American men ...
The Drugs Myth: Why the Drug Wars Must Stop
Coleman presents medical evidence that the most dangerous and life-threatening drugs are legal, while the banned drugs are comparatively harmless.
Guantanamo North: Terrorism and the Administration of Justice in Canada
After September 11, 2001, Canadian governments made significant changes to the law so that non-citizens with suspected links to terrorism could be held indefinitely with no due process. The Courts hel...
A New Wave of Climate Insurgents Defines Itself as Law-Enforcers
Grassroots movement organizations from every continent will hold a global week of action called Break Free From Fossil Fuels in May 2016. They envision tens of thousands of people mobilizing worldwide...
The Other Police State: Private Cops vs. the Public Good
A revealing study on "Spooky Business: A New Report on Corporate Espionage Against Non-profits" written by Gary Ruskin confirms one’s worst suspicions about the ever-expanding two-headed U.S. security...
The People's Police Commission: Trial By Amateur Video
Now we have a people’s police commission of our own. It’s called amateur video. And it will do to criminal scum like Lt. Pike what a whole world of police commissions, pretending to act on our behalf,...
The Police and Court System: Neoliberal America's Tax Collectors
Last week Biloxi, Mississippi became the latest city to be sued by the ACLU for running a "modern-day debtors’ prison."
The police vs. the law
One of the main differences between a democratic society and a police state is that in a democracy, the police are supposed to obey the law. In a police state, they don't.
The RCMP vs. the People: Inside Canada's Security Service
Mann, Edward, & Lee, John Allan
An examination of the RCMP's Security Service and its abuses of power.
The Return of the Albuquerque Death Squads: Police War on the Poor
APD is at war with the poor because it has come to equate any expression of poverty or drug addiction not as an effect of structural inequality, but rather as another opportunity to dispose of what it...
State Law Breakers: Violating the Law While Enforcing the Law
Police routinely break the law under the pretext of enforcing the law.
The Swing of That Truncheon Thing: The Nature of the Beast Revealed
Historically, police violence is a fact of life in every society. In a society based on a capitalist economy, the police serve those that have the most money and property. When the authorities and the...
Too many cops seem to enjoy intimidating people and smashing things.
Trial of Leonard Peletier
An examination of Peletier's role in the American Indian Movement, his struggle to protect the rights and land of his people and the history and role of the FBI. Messerschmidt traces the evolution of ...
What is Nonviolence Anyhow?
Hastings, Tom H.
What is it, this nonviolence? Who gets to define it? A kindergarten teacher is nonviolent when she puts a vase of fresh flowers on her desk and smiles at her little students, right? A young man who pu...
Why Not Jail?: Industrial Catastrophes, Corporate Malfeasance, and Government Inaction
Analyzes five industrial catastrophes that have killed or sickened consumers and workers or caused irrevocable harm to the environment. Steinzor recommends innovative interpretations of existing laws ...
Workers of America, Unite! Racism is a Trade Union Issue
The American working class is the most powerful in the world, is the most productive in the world and we operate the largest and most profitable economy in the world. American workers are also represe...
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