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Straighten Up, or Stand in Fear?: Fact-Checking Georgia State Rep. Tommy Benton on the KKK's History

Ami Fields-Meyer | Posted 02.08.2017 | Politics
Ami Fields-Meyer

Last week Georgia General Assembly Representative Tommy Benton (R-Jefferson) told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the Ku Klux Klan, the white su...

When Police Are Outside Agitators

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 05.15.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

Police must change their perspective from enforcing to protecting. They must know and respect the communities they serve. They must not be above the law. Change will occur only if we push for it together. Let's be about it.

Deep Justice in Ferguson

Robert Koehler | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics
Robert Koehler

I have no doubt that the standoff in Ferguson -- the demand for change -- goes this deep. I also have no doubt that tear gas won't pacify the protesters and replace their anger with fear of authority. Neither will all the military hardware the Defense Department can supply.

Violence and the Threat of Violence: The Slave Owner's Age-Old Tools

Marlen Suyapa Bodden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marlen Suyapa Bodden

How do today's slave owners keep people enslaved? They use the same tools as their predecessors in antebellum America: violence and the threat of violence.