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The NYPD Needs Training in Compassion

Lodro Rinzler | Posted 02.03.2015 | Religion
Lodro Rinzler

In the wake of the death of Eric Garner, and the lack of indictment of the officer who killed him, I am heart-broken. I did not know Eric, nor did I k...

Feeling Angry About Ferguson?

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 02.01.2015 | Black Voices
Ian Reifowitz

Would putting a body camera on every police officer in America end police abuse? Of course not. But there is evidence to suggest that it would have an impact.

Being Inconvenient: "No Justice, No Peace" At America's Malls and Subways

Deepa Iyer | Posted 01.31.2015 | Politics
Deepa Iyer

By having the courage to use what might be seen as inconvenient tactics in shopping malls and subway stations, organizers are making themselves and the broader cause of police profiling and violence against people of color impossible for Americans to ignore.

Every 28 Hours...

Charlene A. Carruthers | Posted 01.31.2015 | Black Voices
Charlene A. Carruthers

A Black person in America is killed by a police officer or a person protected by the state every 28 hours. We take action in the name of ending anti-Black police-state violence and ask that you join us in nonviolent direct action wherever you are in the world.

Fear, Ferguson and the First Step Toward a Lasting Solution

Ron Davis | Posted 01.29.2015 | Politics
Ron Davis

Only empathy, which is the root of morality, can bring victory. And that is only possible when we love one another. If we want to understand the fears of our sisters and brothers we have to love some people deeply enough to know them as sisters and brothers and empathize with their fears.

Ferguson: Where Do We Go From Here?

Andrea L. Zopp | Posted 01.29.2015 | Chicago
Andrea L. Zopp

What has happened in Ferguson can either move us forward or push us back. Most of its residents are reasonable, peaceful people who want change. But right now, the fact is whatever happens in Ferguson affects black people everywhere as it relates to this singular issue of deadly police force.

The United Police States of America

Izak Pratt | Posted 01.29.2015 | Politics
Izak Pratt

If police are supposed to protect us, who is supposed to protect us from the police? Despite all this conundrum, we CAN have a better life and make a better future if we aim our resources, voices and votes in the the right direction.

Mariah Stewart

Ferguson Protesters Celebrate Thanksgiving In A Church, Boycott Black Friday | Mariah Stewart | Posted 11.28.2014 | Black Voices

ST. LOUIS -- Ferguson protesters gathered in a church basement to celebrate Thanksgiving with one another on the eve of Black Friday, before beginning...

On Black Friday, Americans Confront the Walmart 1 Percent: Pay Employees a Living Wage

Peter Dreier | Posted 01.27.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

This year the day after Thanksgiving will be remembered not as the biggest shopping day of the year but as the day Americans took action to demand that Walmart, the country's largest employer, pay workers livable wages and play a part in improving our economy.

Critical Mass: The Implosion of Black Powerlessness

Rev. Gwen Thomas | Posted 01.26.2015 | Black Voices
Rev. Gwen Thomas

People are angry. They are angry about a lot of things. The killing of Michael Brown was another element in the critical mass, and the no bill decision was the tipping point.

A Mongkok Morning

Jeffrey Wasserstrom | Posted 01.26.2015 | World
Jeffrey Wasserstrom

Ever since I had arrived in Hong Kong, people had told me not to leave without going to Mong Kok, a neighborhood in Kowloon, just across the harbor from Hong Kong Island proper, that was home to the territory's second largest Occupy zone.

'Green News Report' - November 25, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.25.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: NY Gov. Cuomo blames meteorologists for his failure to prep for deadly ...

November 17th - Romanians and Czechs Choose Democracy

Olena Kagui | Posted 01.24.2015 | Politics
Olena Kagui

"A minor miracle occurred yesterday," wrote Frank Fischer in an email on November 17th, "(it) marked a significant victory for democracy and justice in Romania's long march from the end of the Communist regime."

Training the Citizen Muscle

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

Photo: I.Rimanoczy A few days ago I was in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and saw multiple ads on the streets inviting citizens to gather in their n...

Warning to Police at Ferguson Protests: Protesters Win Millions for Police Misconduct

Bill Quigley | Posted 01.22.2015 | Politics
Bill Quigley

Police officers should approach Ferguson protesters with caution and fully respect their constitutional rights. That is the clear message from recent court awards and settlements against police force abuses against demonstrators.

Violence in Post-Verdict Ferguson: What We Should Really Be Worried About

Heather Ann Thompson | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics
Heather Ann Thompson

Although another round of violence in Ferguson may well be inevitable, how we understand what happens there is not. It is our responsibility to ask, particularly when things get violent, who it is that has the guns, the tanks, the tear gas, and the batons. Let us not get our history of protest in America wrong one more time.

Cultivating Climate Justice: Brazilian Workers Leading the Charge Toward Zero Waste

Beverly Bell | Posted 01.18.2015 | World
Beverly Bell

This is part 1 of a four-part article series "Cultivating Climate Justice" which tells the stories of community groups on the frontlines of the pollut...

10 Illegal Police Actions to Watch for in Ferguson

Bill Quigley | Posted 01.17.2015 | Politics
Bill Quigley

When the verdict is announced in Ferguson, people can expect the police to take different actions to prevent people from exercising their constitutional rights. These tactics are quite commonly used by other law enforcement in big protests across the U.S.

CNN Reporter Hit With Tear Gas In Mexico

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 11.13.2014 | Media

Rafael Romo, CNN's Senior Latin American Affairs Editor, was hit with tear gas while reporting on violent protests in Chilpancingo, Mexico, this past ...

Dave Jamieson

The Mail Is About To Get Slower | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.12.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON -- With the U.S. Postal Service planning to shut down 82 more plants starting in January, postal worker unions and allies in Congress are p...

Ayotzinapa's Uncomfortable Dead

Beverly Bell | Posted 01.11.2015 | World
Beverly Bell

By Charlotte María Sáenz, Other Worlds November 11, 2014 Ayotzinapa's Uncomfortable Dead[1] Vivos se los llevaron y vivos los queremos. "Alive, t...

The Other Berlin Wall -- and What It Can Teach Us Today

Robert F. Darden | Posted 01.05.2015 | Politics
Robert F. Darden

Twenty-five years ago, the Berlin Wall fell. Fifty years ago, a small band of freedom fighters in Selma, Alabama, were being attacked on all sides and simply couldn't spare energy to worry about events in Europe... or anywhere else.

Czechs Celebrate Independence Day by Protesting (PHOTOS)

Olena Kagui | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics
Olena Kagui

October 28th is the Czechoslovak Independence Day. In 1918 it was the day that Czechoslovakia was created and it continues to be celebrated in the Czech Republic and Slovakia today.

The American Public's Attitudes Toward Protest Movements

Paul Herrnson | Posted 12.22.2014 | Politics
Paul Herrnson

Groups across the political spectrum have used rallies, marches, and picket lines to bring their agendas to the attention of the media, government and fellow citizens. But public attitudes about this form of political engagement have historically been mixed at best.

Put Your Feet On the Street Wednesday, 10/22 -- A National Day of Protest Against Police Brutality

Jerry Ashton | Posted 12.22.2014 | Crime
Jerry Ashton

A "National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and Criminalization of an Entire Generation," will be arriving at major cities and towns across the U.S. in a nationwide call to action.