Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Tag: defund the police

Activists working to defund Baltimore’s police face roadblocks

While grassroots activists have made progress on the aforementioned fronts, the demand to defund police remains stubbornly out of reach—for now.

Green New Deal, Part VII: No justice, no peace, it’s time...

“Many of us know police and state violence intimately; we live in or come from communities with a constant knee on its neck; one that bears no promise of letting up.”

At Washington Post, defunding police is a step too radical

With the Post’s prominence as a leading publication for political coverage, it’s no wonder Americans are resistant to the idea of defunding: The news they’re reading is telling them to resist it.

From fringe idea to law of the land — a look...

Beautiful Trouble examines the principles and theories guiding this growing insurrection in defense of Black lives.

Cities reimagine public safety amid calls to #DefundPolice

Lawmakers across the country are proposing policy measures to cut or loosen ties to traditional policing.

Media acknowledge drive to defund police—but seek to blunt its radical...

Today, even as ideas for police reform that barely surfaced in corporate media in the past are becoming part of the mainstream conversation, media continue to try to steer that conversation away from its radical edge.

Defund the police, defund the military

Together we must seize this moment to move from incremental reform to real systemic change, not just within the U.S. but throughout the racist, neocolonial world that is policed by the U.S. military.

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Behold, the new GOP culture wars

The Republican Party’s latest wave of attacks against anyone who threatens the white supremacist patriarchy is couched in false concern for health and well-being.

White House says GOP bill would force ‘one of the biggest Medicare benefit cuts’...

"House Republicans are trying to slash lifelines for middle-class families on behalf of rich special interests," said a White House spokesperson.

Outrage as Biden Administration recommends major Alaska oil project

"The project is “drastically out of step with the Biden administration’s goals to slash climate pollution and transition to clean energy,” but that “it’s not too late for him to step up and pull the plug on this carbon bomb."

‘More training’ is not the answer to police terror

The death of Tyre Nichols doesn’t have to be in vain – there are numerous opportunities for action at the local and national level to rein in out of control police terror.

How corporations hope to eviscerate workers’ right to strike

Corporations so fear this kind of worker power that they’re asking the U.S. Supreme Court to rig the scales and help them kill future strikes before they even begin.