Posts Tagged: Ferguson

Can Police Training Put Cuffs on Racial Bias?

Activists Must Do More Than Disrupt

Activists Must Do More Than Disrupt

Posted January 22, 2015 by

As young people across the nation continue to block highways and transit systems, their commitment to the cause of racial justice has stirred millions. In the St. Louis region whose Ferguson shooting galvanized nationwide protests, longtime activists Laura Barrett of
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Next Steps Against Police Shootings?

Next Steps Against Police Shootings?

Posted December 11, 2014 by

It’s been two weeks since the Ferguson grand jury ignited a new wave of protests against police shootings of African-Americans, and a week since the Staten Island grand jury added fuel to the fire in the Eric Garner case. Keeping
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New Strategies Needed for Police Protests

New Strategies Needed for Police Protests

Posted December 8, 2014 by

In the past few days, street protests against the Ferguson/Eric Garner decisions have swept the nation. We’ve seen marches, die-ins, freeway closures, and in Oakland and Berkeley, vandalism completely unrelated to police racism. My favorite tweet from Saturday night’s Berkeley
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Were Ferguson Protests Effective?

Were Ferguson Protests Effective?

Posted December 2, 2014 by

On Black Friday, my Twitter feed was ablaze with messages about the shutdown of the West Oakland BART station. Tweets praised protesters for chaining themselves to BART cars in order to block train service to and from San Francisco. This 
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AFL-CIO Should Be in Ferguson

AFL-CIO Should Be in Ferguson

Posted August 18, 2014 by

The weakness of organized labor is often attributed to its low numbers and they are low for sure. For example, AFL-CIO membership remained stagnant this year at 12.5 million even with the whopping addition last year of 1.3 million UFCW
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