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November 26, 2014
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Ferguson: Baffling Decisions Continue to Provoke a Traumatized Community

There is no question that the Michael Brown case has been mishandled from the very beginning. With the news conference Monday by St. Louis County prosecuting attorney Robert McCulloch, we now know that it was mishandled to the very end.
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Still No Justice for Michael Brown

In the coming days, as I and countless others pore over the evidence presented to the grand jury, I will be asking at least two basic questions.

Five Reasons Why John Boehner’s Obamacare Lawsuit Doesn’t Pass the Straight-Face Test

When I heard in June that House Speaker John Boehner threatened to sue the Obama administration for implementing health care and immigration reform via executive order, I not only cracked a wry grin, I nearly doubled over in laughter, thinking that such a case would never see daylight.

Protests against police brutality and the St. Louis County, Mo., grand jury decision to clear Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson of wrongdoing in the shooting death of Michael Brown continue.

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Just in time for the holidays, Kiev has limited access to credit cards and bank accounts, and promised to cut off funds for hospitals and schools.

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“As long as justice is postponed we always stand on the verge of these darker nights of social disruption.” So said Martin Luther King Jr. in a speech on March 14, 1968, just three weeks before he was assassinated.

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The American public only loses when we don’t allow felons to try to reintegrate into society.

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Human rights groups are speaking out about the 11 peaceful demonstrators who they believe were unjustly arrested at a Mexico City march spurred by the disappearance of 43 students in Iguala in the Mexican state of Guerrero.

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After talking passionately about the deaths of Michael Brown and 12-year-old Tamir Rice at the hands of policemen, the “Trews” host exclaims, “What Ferguson has become is a microcosmic cauldron of centuries of racial oppression.”

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The recent ruling by a St. Louis grand jury on Michael Brown’s shooting sheds light on just how difficult it is to indict a cop; the apocalypse may have something to do with indifference toward climate change; meanwhile, a teacher uses a scrap of paper to teach his students a valuable lesson about inequality and privilege. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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With regard to employment, African-Americans got hit harder by the Bush Depression than did whites, and jobs have not come back for them at nearly the same rate.

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As for why Wilson pursued and fired at Michael Brown when the unarmed teenager was running away, he said, “My job isn’t to just sit and wait.”

 

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Where police show restraint, demonstrators often reciprocate.

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Campaign Seeks to Dry Out the National Security Agency

“The American surveillance state has an Achilles Heel,” organizers of the OffNow campaign say. “We can thwart mass surveillance without relying on Congress or [the] Supreme Court” by passing legislation that stops “the flow of state supplied water and electricity to federal agencies conducting mass, warrantless surveillance.”

Viggo Mortensen Marks 10 Years of Zinn’s ‘Voices of a People’s History’

Actors including Viggo Mortensen, Peter Sarsgaard and Kelly Macdonald gathered in New York on Friday, the 10th anniversary of the publication of “Voices of a People’s History of the United States”—a work based on the late historian Howard Zinn’s million-title selling book “A People’s History of the United States”—for a reading of “Voices.” Mortensen spoke with “Democracy Now!” about “history’s corporate takeover[s].”

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