Saturday, November 27, 2021

Normalizing vigilantism? The American right’s reaction to the Rittenhouse verdict

“This might be interpreted across the far right as a type of permission slip to do this kind of thing or to seek out altercations in this way.”

Indigenous resistance rising as Thanksgiving turns 400

Native communities are resilient, organized, and rising up.

All 3 men found guilty of murdering Ahmaud Arbery

“It’s been a long fight. It’s been a hard fight, but God is good… I never thought this day would come, but God is good, and I just want to tell everybody thank you, thank you for those who marched, those who prayed.”

How the Build Back Better bill will help millions of Americans with hearing impairments...

“It’s not just about the elderly. Hearing loss doesn’t magically happen in old age. It gradually occurs over years and years. It’s something that could be prevented.”
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Can you bankrupt white supremacy? Jury holds Charlottesville organizers liable for $26m in damages

It’s inevitably a one-sided trial when “the McMichaels are the only ones [surviving] that get to claim they’re scared.”

Former police detective fatally shot by Kansas police

“The family of Lionel Womack thanks the members of the Kansas City community for your outpouring of support after their devastating loss yesterday."

Judge says NYPD illegally withheld footage in police shootings

A New York state judge said the NYPD was operating in “bad faith” when it denied requests to release body-worn camera footage from the killing of Kawaski Trawick.

Punishing the exploited: An exploration of the growing wealth gap

We must find momentum through our discontent, and be “outraged enough to become even more politically active.”

Canadian police arrest Indigenous opponents of gas pipeline and 2 journalists covering it

With British Columbia still reeling from historic floods, the RCMP rushed to break up an Indigenous blockade standing in the way of construction of a gas pipeline. Journalism organizations denounced the detainment of two reporters.
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Jacob Blake’s family hails rare conviction of KC police officer who shot dead Cameron...

The jury decision was unexpected and may set a precedent for future cases in Missouri.