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Militarization of the police

I’ve been talking about this for a long time. Since far before it was  on the news.  I must say though that the Ferguson issue has certainly brought it to the forefront again.  265 more words

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Mental, or just plain stupid?

I wonder about Nicolás Maduro sometimes.

I mean, it’s easy to dismiss Maduro as insane. The latest from the man who talks to birds, who thinks Chávez was “ 644 more words

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Store Owners 'Use Their Own Guns' As Police Back Away In Ferguson

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/08/16/Store-Owners-Use-Their-Own-Guns-As-Police-Back-Away-In-Ferguson

Looters in Ferguson, Missouri, were “met with little police resistance” as business owners say they “were forced to protect their businesses with their own guns” on Friday. 208 more words

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Imprisoned for plotting to kill federal judge, law grad wants to play the violin in supermax

By: Martha Neil

Nearly a decade into his 40-year prison sentence for plotting to kill a federal judge in Chicago, law graduate Matthew Hale is finding the conditions of his solitary confinement in one of the country’s most secure prisons onerous. 419 more words

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Chiapas: Those displaced from Banavil continue demanding justice

On 4 September, Zapatista supporters from the Banavil region, Tenejapa municipality, newly denounced “the acts of 4 December 2011 when we were attacked with firearms and 13 of us displaced, being EZLN sympathizers, by PRI militants from the Banavil region, Tenejapa municipality.   250 more words

Human Rights

Guerrero: March of families victimized by tropical storm Manuel and Hurricane Ingrid, one year on

A year after tropical storm Manuel and hurricane Ingrid pummelled the state of Guerrero, indigenous communities from the Mountain region organized a march of between 3,000 and 4,000 people in Tlapa de Comonfort to denounce that, more than ten months after the announcement of the New Guerrero Plan (PNG) that would liberate 37 billion pesos, still roads, schools, health clinics, and homes have not been repaired.   328 more words

Human Rights

Chiapas: Ejidatarios from Candelaria express their opposition to the construction of the San Cristóbal-Palenque highway

In a press-conference held on 11 September in the offices of the Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Center for Human Rights, ejidiatari@s from Candelaria, San Cristóbal de Las Casas municipality, made public their opposition to the planned construction of the highway between San Cristóbal de Las Casas and Palenque, with this being a decision agreed to in their communal assembly. 228 more words

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