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A Warrant to Search Body Cavities

A Warrant to Search Body Cavities

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As debate raged around health care and Russia-gate last month, Attorney General Jeff Sessions quietly held a “national summit” of law enforcement representatives to discuss the future of policing. Vice President Mike Pence predicted that the summit, which was largely held behind closed doors, would “impact this country for years to come.” Its purpose was to influence the recommendations — due out next week — of the Department of Justice…

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Kamala Harris Takes on Bail Reform in Her 1st Bill as Senator … Oh, and Rand Paul Is There, Too

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By Stephen A. Crockett Jr. – In her first major piece of legislation since taking office, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), along with everyone’s favorite Republican, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), has introduced a bipartisan bail-reform bill—the Pretrial Integrity and Safety Act of 2017—which would encourage states to stop holding accused offenders in jail who can’t pay bail for their release. As it stands, individuals who have been arrested and are awaiting…

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Sanders and Jackson Join Hands to Take On Trump’s Vote Thief-in-Chief

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By Greg Palast Why would somebody say a crazy statement like that?” Bernie had his arms spread like gull wings, fingers scribbling facts in the air. “Why” was not really a question. Watch this five-minute video of Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rev. Jesse Jackson and their alliance to take on Kris Kobach, the Dr. Moriarty of vote suppression. In Jesse Jackson’s private ministry office, the Reverend and I had just…

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Black Lives Matter

Analyzing Black Lives Matter Without Black People Involved

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Political philosophy journal, subject of two scathing open letters, apologizes for lack of black authors. By Scott Jaschik The June issue of The Journal of Political Philosophy devotes more than 60 pages to a three-author “symposium” on the Black Lives Matter movement. The journal is now apologizing for doing so without including the work of black philosophers. And the controversy has drawn attention to the journal’s generally poor record of…

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Back Apology for Namibia Genocide with Reparations

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It would be nothing short of racist for Germany to deny the Herero and Nama people financial reparations, writes Shannon Ebrahim. Any time now we can expect Chancellor Angela Merkel to issue a formal apology to Namibia for the genocide exacted on the Herero and Nama people by German colonial authorities from November 1904. It was the first genocide of the 20th century, and it is only recently that the…

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The Young Radical Who Will Likely Be Jackson, Mississippi’s Next Mayor

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By Kate Aronoff – The city of Jackson, in the heart of staunchly Republican Mississippi, might seem an unlikely place for a municipal revolution. Yet Jackson’s radicalism has been forged in the crucible of massive disinvestment, both by private industry and by a conservative state legislature. Led by the Black nationalist organization Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, organizers in Jackson have backed experiments in everything from worker-owned businesses to participatory, neighborhood-by-neighborhood democracy.

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Historically Black Colleges and Universities, “Bags of Money and the Promise of Opportunity”

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Of all the political spectacles of Donald Trump’s candidacy and presidency, few could match the improbability of his meeting in the Oval Office in late February with nearly 100 presidents of historically black colleges and universities. The official photo of the event captured a beaming Trump surrounded by a dozen African-American educators smiling and applauding his promise to boost federal funding to their schools. Considering that Trump was the most…

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What Is ‘White Supremacy’? A Brief History of a Term, and a Movement, That Continues to Haunt America

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By Anis Shivani – The term gets thrown around carelessly, but the history of this ideology is long and tangled. We must secure the existence of our people and the future of White children. — David Lane’s 14-word creed. Hardly any concept is thrown around as carelessly these days as “white supremacy.” It has become the go-to term of condemnation, applied as loosely as “fascism,” with similar ramifications in terms of lack of clarity. Are all white supremacists separatists, and are all separatists supremacists? Is anti-Semitism (and, more recently, Islamophobia) always a part of white supremacy?

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Impeaching Trump Is Not An Option — Yet

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By Earl Ofari Hutchinson – Few subjects have been more hotly debated, scrutinized, and endlessly rehashed, than whether #45 can or will be impeached. A deluge of petitions has been circulated online, and tens of thousands of signatures have been gathered for his removal. The issue of a Trump impeachment roared back on the public and media plate at a recent anti-Trump tax disclosure rally in Washington D.C. where speaker after speaker called for his head by way of impeachment.

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