August 23, 2014



Silver Lining of Statism: Creating More Anarchists Every Day

August 23, 2014
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“Liberty, finally, is not a box into which people are forced. Liberty is a space in which people may live. It does not tell you how they will live. It says, eternally, only that we can.” -Karl Hess, “Anarchism Without Hyphens“ For the victims of police violence – whether while protesting or filming inside a […]

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SWAT Lobby to Congress: Hands Off Our Mine-Resistant Vehicles!

August 23, 2014
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By Tim Mak Congressional lawmakers aren’t so hot on the idea of military equipment going to local cops anymore, and that makes national police organizations nervous. In an attempt to counter widespread concern over “militarized” local police departments, law enforcement groups are pressing Capitol Hill to not cut off the supply of armored vehicles, body […]

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Police State Sets Sights on Seattle Activists, Former Police Chief Condemns Police Militarization

August 23, 2014
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By Cassius Methyl In Seattle, activists have kept a consistent presence in nearly all areas of the city, showing real determination to make our society a better place. Thumbnail credit: Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times Every single day , they protest police brutality such as the Ferguson shooting, they raise awareness of the pain […]

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What I’ve Learned From Two Years Collecting Data On Police Killings

August 23, 2014
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A few days ago, Deadspin’s Kyle Wagner began to compile a list of all police-involved shootings in the U.S. He’s not the only one to undertake such a project: D. Brian Burghart, editor of theReno News & Review, has been attempting a crowdsourced national database of deadly police violence. We asked Brian to write about what he’s learned from […]

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CA Cops Caught Using Police Database To Spy On Potential Mates On Online Dating Sites

August 23, 2014
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Two veteran police officers in Fairfield, California are being investigated for using confidential law enforcement databases to obtain private information about women they met on online personal websites, the Daily Republic reports. Sergeant Stephen Ruiz and Detective Jacob Glashoff are accused of misusing the California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System database in order to pry into the lives […]

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Ferguson Officer Who Shot Mike Brown To Get $250,000 In Donations

August 23, 2014
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A campaign to support Darren Wilson, the officer who shot six bullets into unarmed Ferguson resident Mike Brown and killed him, has collected nearly a quarter-million dollars in just four days’ worth of online donations — and that money will go to Wilson and his family, according to the creators of a controversial fundraising page on the […]

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8 Arguments In Support Of Sweatshop Labor

August 22, 2014
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In response to ’90s scandals through the Rana Plaza garment factory collapse, points made by leading economists and journalists including Paul Krugman and Nicholas Kristof at The New York Times. 1. Economist Jeffrey Sachs, speaking at a Harvard debate in 1997. Via saybrookproductions.com “Those are precisely the jobs that were the steppingstone for Singapore and Hong Kong, and are the […]

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School Suspends Teen Who Said ‘Bless You’ To Another Student Who Sneezed

August 22, 2014
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A 17-year-old was suspended from school after telling a fellow student ‘bless you’ after they sneezed. Kendra Turner says a teacher at Dyer County High School in Tennessee has banned her and her classmates from using Church speech in the classroom. But she didn’t think it was that big of a deal when a fellow […]

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Ferguson: A Preview Of America’s Burgeoning Police State

August 22, 2014
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Even America’s smallest towns can be instantly turned into occupied territories as local police agencies quickly transform themselves from peacekeepers into occupying military forces. The small town of Ferguson, Missouri, is living proof of that. The London Guardian covers the story: “Michael Brown was shot dead by an officer from a police force of 53, […]

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Mom Charged After Giving Son Medical Marijuana

August 22, 2014
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MADISON, Minn. — A Lac Qui Parle County mother is charged with giving her son medical cannabis oil before the state’s new medical marijuana law takes effect next summer. Angela Brown, of Madison, Minnesota faces two gross misdemeanors, including child endangerment, for giving her 15-year-old son marijuana oil to relieve pain from a traumatic brain […]

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