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Students riot against the Vietnam War at the University of Minnesota, 1972. Link to video: http://on.fb.me/1IVHlMv This post is part of a series related to the documentary I am producing:
by Erik of Mpls
Comment Count 4 comments on Sat May 23, 2015 at 11:11 AM PDT with 10 Recommends
In the United States, the colorline is a paradox. It is story of continuity and change. The colorline in the Age of Obama, and the post civil rights, era more broadly, are built upon a skeleton of ...
by chaunceydevega
Comment Count 9 comments on Mon May 11, 2015 at 12:04 PM PDT with 13 Recommends
by rebeccahendin
Comment Count 12 comments on Thu May 07, 2015 at 02:50 PM PDT with 21 Recommends
Did you ever notice... .. the pundits would have the poor, working, and middle classes support trade deals because they're (supposedly) for everyone's good, even if the benefits will only trickle ...
by Boolean
Comment Count 6 comments on Wed May 06, 2015 at 07:59 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
Ten years ago I published a study about race and incarceration in Baltimore, Maryland. I found that over half (52 percent) of the young African American men (aged 20 to 30) in Baltimore were under ...
by Eric Lotke
Comment Count 5 comments on Wed May 06, 2015 at 05:45 AM PDT with 10 Recommends
If nothing else, today's conservative movement may be the greatest talking point generator in American history. Judging by the conservative choir now singing in unison, the aftermath of the ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 27 comments on Tue May 05, 2015 at 04:54 PM PDT with 53 Recommends
When the media marginalized the nonviolence on the streets, it also blacked-out the expression of nonviolence as a radical call for justice and for systemic change.
by alyceejl
Comment Count 3 comments on Mon May 04, 2015 at 12:18 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
Fathers absent from families. Break down of the family structure. Young men growing up without male role models in their lives. You can watch or read or hear it everywhere, both from the right, ...
by jamielswa
Comment Count 30 comments on Sun May 03, 2015 at 08:23 PM PDT with 19 Recommends
The surprise of the early indictments should not have been a surprise. The timeline, actions, and inaction of the officers were pretty well documented for quite some time were documented by videos ...
by LeZi
Comment Count 2 comments on Sun May 03, 2015 at 12:41 PM PDT with 0 Recommends
And so it begins. 6 officers indicted. The kindling has been lit and the embers are now in the wind. I wonder how far these beacons of light will spread? I wonder how many of us are willing to be ...
by Kyle Neven
Comment Count 8 comments on Sat May 02, 2015 at 06:27 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
cross-posted at MN Progressive project The Democratic Party of the my senate district recently started a book club with the intention of focusing on messaging and explaining Democratic values (no, ...
by ericf
Comment Count 8 comments on Fri May 01, 2015 at 10:14 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
Baltimore celebrates after police charged in death of Freddie Gray Residents shouted with joy, embraced and honked car horns on Friday on the same Baltimore streets where rioters had clashed with ...
by xxdr zombiexx
Comment Count 33 comments on Fri May 01, 2015 at 05:17 PM PDT with 74 Recommends
“First and foremost, we are a nation built on the rule of law.” These reassuring words from President Obama came during unsettling anti-police riots in Ferguson, MO. But times have stayed ...
by jccayford
Comment Count 19 comments on Fri May 01, 2015 at 03:00 PM PDT with 46 Recommends
Look, I don't know what we're supposed to do about our bullshit political system but it seems to me that it must start with facing up to the facts. Believing that this time, someone is actually ...
by One Pissed Off Liberal
Comment Count 151 comments on Sun May 03, 2015 at 09:55 AM PDT with 231 Recommends
Has anyone visited the comment section of an MSN news story, which involved police brutality of blacks, or just blacks? If you have, you probably noticed an ill feeling in your gut as you read the ...
by TheLovingThinkingFighter
Comment Count 131 comments on Sat May 02, 2015 at 05:23 AM PDT with 215 Recommends
Flames, looting, unruly throngs of people: riots are polarizing events that have made cities like Los Angeles and Detroit infamous.
by harryreardon
Comment Count 1 comments on Thu Apr 30, 2015 at 08:28 PM PDT with 0 Recommends
Unjustified deaths of African American citizens by the hands of law enforcement are one catalyst for recent rage in the U.S. This week via social media discussions, I have advised that I am opposed ...
by PaisleyPerspective
Comment Count 2 comments on Fri May 01, 2015 at 05:49 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
If we are on track for unspeakable disparities between the haves and the have-nots, then we might just want to ask ourselves: what kind of policing would such a world of inequality require?
by alyceejl
Comment Count 2 comments on Fri May 01, 2015 at 08:00 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
No, really folks. A Pennsylvania Republican, Mike Vereb, went on a conservative radio show based out of Philadelphia and compared unions to Baltimore Rioters . Of course there's some back story ...
by S Kitchen
Comment Count 7 comments on Fri May 01, 2015 at 06:01 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
Police cover ups will no longer be tolerated. A man who was able to run like a track star and was only caught by an officer on a Bicycle, ends up with a Broken Spine and a crushed Larynx 45 ...
by Osmosis is best
Comment Count 4 comments on Thu Apr 30, 2015 at 05:20 PM PDT with 6 Recommends