By Chris Crass So I’m seeing all these pictures from last night of adults trying to convince young Black people to leave the streets and only protest during the day in Ferguson, and this is being heralded by the police and mainstream media as “helping bring peace to Ferguson“.
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By Mark Naison The problems of America’s poor have been “off the grid” for some time. Politicians of both parties reserve their concern for the middle class, fearing that any reference to poverty will destroy their electoral appeal.
By Vernon Huffman “Everybody’s gotta eat,” explained the Stone Soup volunteer with a smile. Every day people from the Corvallis area come together in one of two churches to share a free meal prepared by volunteers. There are no forms to fill out, no sermons to sit through, and no questions asked; just good food for hungry people, often…
White and Black Opinion Differs on the Importance of Ferguson for Race By Joseph Orosco and Phoenix Calida The Pew Center for People and Press conducted a survey last week to ask Americans their views on the top news stories and to gauge their reactions to the developments in Ferguson, Missouri, following the shooting of Michael Brown. The results are…
By Mark Naison If the death of Michael Brown reflects normal police protocols in the US, we need to change “normal police protocols” and not only in Ferguson.
By Phoenix Calida. This past weekend, Phoenix Calida delivered food and supplies to residents of Ferguson, Missouri. This is her photo essay. All photos by Phoenix.
By Chuck Morse Sanctioning the cop who murdered Mike Brown is far less important than dismantling the prison industrial complex.
By Mark Naison Three stages of the militarization of American police
Finding hope for social justice in the origins of human civilization By Joseph Orosco There usually comes a point in one of the many classes I teach dealing with social justice issues that students will stop and ask: “How can we have hope that justice will prevail?”
By Chris Crass Rioting throughout history, by oppressed peoples against injustice, has been one of the most effective ways to make positive changes in society. Regularly rioting takes places after all avenues have proved ineffective.
By Mark Naison Discharging multiple shots into an unarmed suspect is a reflection of a bad department culture, not just individual bad judgment.