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Talk of De-Militarizing Local Police Misses the Point

Talk of De-Militarizing Local Police Misses the Point

by Carla Murphy on August 18 2014, 3:35PM

It’s going to take more than pulling Iraq battle tanks off Ferguson’s Main Street

Topics: Ferguson, National Security, /NOW

American Muslims Sue for Being Watchlisted Without Due Process

American Muslims Sue for Being Watchlisted Without Due Process

by Julianne Hing on August 15 2014, 1:30PM

The federal government has “unjustly and disproportionately targeted American Muslims,” the complaint reads.

Topics: National Security, /NOW

Revelations of U.S. Spying on American Muslims Don't Surprise Muslims

Revelations of U.S. Spying on American Muslims Don’t Surprise Muslims

by Julianne Hing on July 22 2014, 5:16PM

“It is not silence that will keep the government from overstepping its bounds.”

Topics: Criminal Justice, National Security, /NOW

Muslim Americans Suing to Remove Names From No Fly List

Muslim Americans Suing to Remove Names From No Fly List

by Carla Murphy on April 25 2014, 11:33AM

At least 700,000 people are now on the terrorist watch list.

Topics: National Security, /NOW

Medals of Honor Awarded to Vets Robbed Due to Racism

Medals of Honor Awarded to Vets Robbed Due to Racism

by Brentin Mock on February 21 2014, 4:33PM

Among the recipients are 17 Latino vets.

Topics: History, National Security, /NOW, Politics

Don Lemon Perpetuates 'Knockout Game' Hysteria

Don Lemon Perpetuates ‘Knockout Game’ Hysteria

by Aura Bogado on December 4 2013, 2:49PM

He does it again.

Topics: National Security, /NOW

Morehouse Alum Jeh Johnson Tapped to Head Homeland Security

Morehouse Alum Jeh Johnson Tapped to Head Homeland Security

by Brentin Mock on October 17 2013, 4:19PM

Obama will tap an African American, Jeh Johnson, to succeed Janet Napolitano as head of the Department of Homeland Security

Topics: Voting Rights, Criminal Justice, National Security, /NOW, Politics

Civil Rights Division Hit Hard in Justice Dept. Shutdown

Civil Rights Division Hit Hard in Justice Dept. Shutdown

by Brentin Mock on October 1 2013, 2:10PM

Attorney General Eric Holder has a full plate, but will lose much of his capacity to carry out the work due to Congress’ dysfunction.

Topics: Criminal Justice, National Security, /NOW, Politics, Shutdown

Has Stop-and-Frisk Been Replaced by Youth Surveillance?

Has Stop-and-Frisk Been Replaced by Youth Surveillance?

by Von Diaz on September 19 2013, 3:41PM

An article in today’s New York Times claims the NYPD is increasingly monitoring social media for youth gang activity.

Topics: Criminal Justice, National Security, /NOW

Bread, Bombs and a 9-Day Clock

Bread, Bombs and a 9-Day Clock

by Imara Jones on September 4 2013, 8:50AM

The president’s call for a congressional vote on Syria couldn’t come at a worst time for economic justice.

Topics: Economic Justice, National Security, Shutdown

Bradley Manning Talks Race and Justice

Bradley Manning Talks Race and Justice

by Aura Bogado on August 21 2013, 4:05PM

The reveling statement gives us a better understanding about Manning’s motivations.

Topics: National Security, /NOW

Is Obama Poised To Create Stop-and-Frisk Nation?

Is Obama Poised To Create Stop-and-Frisk Nation?

by Brentin Mock on July 18 2013, 1:51PM

Amidst national debates around racial profiling, Obama endorses the head cheerleader for stop-and-frisk policies to head Homeland Security.

Topics: National Security, /NOW, Stop and Frisk

It's Assata Shakur's Birthday -- And She's Still America's Most Wanted

It’s Assata Shakur’s Birthday — And She’s Still America’s Most Wanted

by Jamilah King on July 16 2013, 10:31AM

Here’s rare interview footage from 1998 that was re-broadcast on Democracy Now last spring.

Topics: National Security, /NOW

Why the Spying Scandal Is a Serious Racial Justice Issue

Why the Spying Scandal Is a Serious Racial Justice Issue

by Imara Jones on June 17 2013, 8:45AM

The routine, legal activities of blacks, Latinos and immigrants online make them uniquely likely to be targeted for monitoring.

Topics: National Security, Spying

The Dangerous, Infectious Logic of National Security

The Dangerous, Infectious Logic of National Security

by Kai Wright on June 7 2013, 10:16AM

The rationale behind the administration’s secret spying program has been developed and honed to surviell and harass communities of color for years.

Topics: Kai Wright, National Security, Spying

Susan Rice Becomes Third African American to Lead National Security

Susan Rice Becomes Third African American to Lead National Security

by Brentin Mock on June 5 2013, 12:12PM

Rice was blocked as a contender for Secretary of State, but now she’ll occupy the White House as chief security advisor to Obama.

Topics: National Security, /NOW, Politics

New Revelations About NYPD's Muslim Spying Program

New Revelations About NYPD’s Muslim Spying Program

by on May 21 2013, 10:35AM

An NYPD informant who was part of the city’s Muslim spying program says the police told him to use a tactic called “create and capture” to start and record conversations about terrorism.

Topics: National Security, /NOW

Anti-Violence Blogger Among 19 Shot on Mother's Day in New Orleans

Anti-Violence Blogger Among 19 Shot on Mother’s Day in New Orleans

by Brentin Mock on May 13 2013, 1:54PM

Journalist and documentarian Deborah “Big Red” Cotton was one of the 19 people wounded in the tragic shooting during a “second line” Mother’s Day parade yesterday. In total, ten men, seven women and two 10-year-old children were injured. Cotton had…

Topics: National Security, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Assata Shakur and a Brief History of the FBI's Most Wanted Lists

Assata Shakur and a Brief History of the FBI’s Most Wanted Lists

by Jamilah King on May 8 2013, 8:07AM

What’s the purpose of the FBI’s lists? Basically, publicity and fear mongering.

Topics: History, National Security

An Open Letter From Assata Shakur: 'I Am Only One Woman'

An Open Letter From Assata Shakur: ‘I Am Only One Woman’

by Jamilah King on May 6 2013, 10:39AM

The longtime political activist is once again defending herself amid renewed FBI attempts to extradite and imprison her in the United States.

Topics: History, National Security, /NOW

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