On November 20, 1969, All Tribes of the Native Nations occupied the island of Alcatraz in the San Francisco Bay. The taking of the former state penitentiary (the one that once held down gangster Al Capone and the notorious “Birdman,” famous for escaping it) was a major awareness-raising event, illuminating the treatment and near-extinction of Native people in the US. 443 more words
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Ferguson officer accused of raping pregnant woman: ‘You’re the type of girl that can get me in trouble’
“Law enforcement Officers of the City of Ferguson have been involved in many other acts of violence including the shooting of Michael Brown on Aug. 9, 2014,” the suit states. 68 more words
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Tonight we will be in conversation with award-winning author, Nayomi Munaweera, about her recently released novel, Island of A Thousand Mirrors that provides an unflinching account of Sri Lanka’s civil war. 126 more words