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South Africa’s new scapegoats |Pambazuka

Contrary to the US immigration debacle, South Africa’s legislative body welcomes its immigrant population with civil rights and social services. With firm legislation in place, social and economic troubles rise to the surface.   141 more words

African

How Police Reform Has Been Blocked in Maryland | The Intercept

The bills will allow police to wear body cameras, increase the liability cap for lawsuits against government employees, and encourage the state to collect more data on police behavior. 45 more words

Politics

As Riots Follow Freddie Gray's Death in Baltimore, Calls for Calm Ring Hollow | The Atlantic

Social commentator, Ta-Nehisi Coates, weighs in on the environmental injustice plaguing his hometown.  

When nonviolence is preached as an attempt to evade the repercussions of political brutality, it betrays itself. 115 more words

African American

Freddie Gray Is Only the Latest Apparent Victim of Baltimore Police Violence | The Atlantic

This excellent article from The Atlantic explicates the historic violent policing of Baltimore citizens. The video documents an earlier incident where the charges against the defendant were dropped and restitution later paid to the now recognized victim of legalized violence. 298 more words

African American

Connecting the Dots in Egypt

By Nadeem AbdelGawad*

I used to enjoy those dot-to-dot games in Disney’s Arabic comic magazine “Mickey”.

It’s time to play the game again with a few dots from recent political events in Egypt, and consider what those dots might tell us about the broader, current situation in Egypt. 782 more words

Economic Social And Cultural Rights

Fracking Fail in Falkirk

By Liz Thomson @LizThomson88

The second Ineos public meeting intended to sell fracking to the central belt ended in defeat for Directors Gary Haywood and Tom Pickering. 1,704 more words

Commentary

Environmental Quote of the Day

“Environmental sustainability and economic sustainability have to walk hand in hand, some of my brothers and sisters in the environmental movement don’t get that yet.” 30 more words

Equity And Equality