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Tribes Reclaim Unceded Territories to Block Dakota Access Pipeline

October 24, 2016

The Real News reports from North Dakota where despite growing repression, water protectors reclaimed tribal territory as part of the growing resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline. Lauretta Prevost with Mirrors and Hammers Productions,www.mirrorsandhammers.com,

Officers Withdrawn from North Dakota Following Arrest of Madison Elected Official

October 20, 2016

Madison Common Council Alderperson Rebecca Kemble speaks out after her arrest while working as a legal observer during the growing resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline

Contextualizing Baltimore’s Recent Police Shooting

December 17, 2014

LEAP’s Neill Franklin says the so called war on drugs and the over-policing of marginalized communities is the context for many negative interactions experienced by law enforcement

White House Withholds Thousands of Documents from Senate CIA Probe

March 16, 2014

Jonathan Landay: Despite vows to support the Senate Intelligence Committee , the White House has not turned over 9,000 pages of Bush Administration documents

Reality Asserts Itself - Michael Ratner

March 13, 2014
Mr. Ratner tells Paul Jay that he warned of a growing police state a month after 9/11, as constitutional rights continue to evaporate in the name of national security

In Historic Protest Israel’s Orthodox Break with Settler Right

March 10, 2014

On Wednesday, March 6th the Israeli government’s Shaked Committee approved a law proposal that would extend forced conscription to the Jewish Orthodox. Today in Israel, military service is mandatory for all Jewish citizens, except the ultra Orthodox. The history of this exemption goes back to the founding of the state and has caused increasing tension…

Joe Tropea on Anti-Vietnam War Activism

February 26, 2014
Tropea: The history of anti-Vietnam War actions shows protesters creatively adapting to state repression

Visiting Israel’s “Open Prisons” for African Refugees

January 21, 2014

At the end of December the Israeli Ministry of Interior notified asylum seekers it is severely reducing its hours of operations. As a result hundreds of asylum seekers were unable to renew their visas, were picked off the streets by the Border Police and shipped to Israel’s new “open prison” in the Negev Desert. The…

Egypt

January 15, 2014
Mohamed Elmeshad: The adoption of a new Egyptian Constitution by a wide margin signals the public’s willingness to return to military rule under General Sisi

Students and Teachers Defend Education

January 9, 2014
Student activist Tre Murphy: Eric Holder and Arne Duncan’s call for less use of zero-tolerance policies is a good start but much work remains to reign in the use of law enforcement in public schools