Despite Prior Claims, FBI’s Own Records Show Agency Coordinated with Police & Spied on Occupy Movement

By: Wednesday January 21, 2015 4:00 pm

The FBI spied on Occupy Chicago. It also coordinated with police departments, helping other law enforcement agencies keep tabs on Occupy protesters, according to documents obtained by independent journalist Yana Kunichoff. The documents contradict a statement from the FBI in November 2011, where the agency declared, “Recent published blogs and news stories have reported the [...]

 

Black Lives Matter: A Movement Keeping the Dream Articulated by Martin Luther King Jr. Alive

By: Monday January 19, 2015 1:00 pm

A new grassroots movement against institutional racism sparked by events in Ferguson, Missouri, has rekindled discussion about the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Co-founders of Black Lives Matter describe the effort to “Reclaim MLK.” Individuals around the world over the last few days have been “engaging in radical acts of civil disobedience, by [...]

St. Louis Activists Ask Court to Remove Prosecutor for ‘Bad Faith’ in Darren Wilson Grand Jury

By: Sunday January 18, 2015 6:00 pm

Activists in St. Louis have requested that a circuit court investigate and remove St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch for conducting the grand jury into Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson’s killing of Michael Brown in an “arbitrary manner and in bad faith.”

Let’s Waste $1.3 billion on the Afghan Police!

By: Wednesday January 14, 2015 9:00 am

A big part of the U.S. plan to “win” in Afghanistan after only 13 years of effort rests on the Afghan National Police (ANP). Alongside the Afghan Army (RIP), the police are supposed to hunt down the Taliban and preserve order inside the cities. The army, for what it is worth, is supposed to hunt [...]

Former Chicago Cop, Shot 28 Times by Police & Found Guilty of Attempted Murder, Has 40-Year Sentence Commuted

By: Tuesday January 13, 2015 1:07 pm

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, in his final day as governor, commuted the forty-year sentence of Howard Morgan, a former Chicago police officer who was shot 28 times by four white police officers. Morgan was accused of shooting the police officers. A jury acquitted him of two counts of aggravated battery and one count of aggravated [...]

Environmental Activist Who FBI Entrapped & Charged with ‘Eco-Terrorism’ is Released Over Withheld Evidence

By: Friday January 9, 2015 11:00 am

A 37-year-old environmental activist, who was convicted of “eco-terrorism” in 2007 and sentenced to 19 years in prison in 2008, has been released from jail after he uncovered evidence that the federal government withheld documents that would have been useful to his defense at trial. The release was a result of Eric McDavid pleading guilty [...]

US Media Mostly Ignore Bomb Exploded Outside NAACP Office in Colorado Springs

By: Wednesday January 7, 2015 12:00 pm

A bomb was detonated late in the morning on January 6 in Colorado Springs against the exterior of a building, where a local NAACP chapter’s office is located. The FBI, including the agency’s own Joint Terrorism Task Force, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives were on the scene very soon afterward to [...]

St. Louis Man Faces Charges for Allegedly ‘Making Terrorist Threats’ on Twitter Against Police

By: Thursday January 1, 2015 6:00 pm

A thirty-five year-old black man from the St. Louis area has been charged with ten felony counts of making “terrorist threats” on Twitter against police. Prosecutors filed the charges against Jason Valentine on New Year’s Day. They stem from messages he tweeted between December 3 and December 14, according to the St. Louis Post Dispatch. [...]

Prosecutors Say LAPD Officers Were Not Targeted & Ambushed

By: Thursday January 1, 2015 11:00 am

Los Angeles Police Department officers were not ambushed last weekend and were, instead, fired upon when they approached a “gang attack on rivals,” city prosecutors said. The Guardian reported that an incident that occurred during the previous weekend was “not a targeted ambush on police.” The prosecutors have stated two individuals “opened fire on rival [...]

Reflecting on Last Year’s Predictions for 2014—And Contemplating How It All Will Get Worse

By: Wednesday December 31, 2014 5:00 pm

Last December, in my New Year’s predictions for 2014, I wrote: My clearest reading of 2014′s tea leaves is “instability”: worldwide instability and in my opinion this instability has its origins at the heart of the most developed economies of the western world. The causes? We are undergoing a technological revolution and process of globalized outsourcing, combined [...]

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