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As nationwide protests against police killings of black men began rolling across the country in 2014, federal and local law enforcement who were closely monitoring protesters’ online activities repeatedly expressed a bizarre concern: that the mostly black activists demanding an end to police violence in the U.S. might join with Islamic fundamentalist groups promoting violence […]

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Ingush Activists Under Pressure After Protests Over Chechnya Border Deal

April 3, 2019           |                                       

MAGAS, Russia — Police and security forces in Russia’s North Caucasus region of Ingushetia have searched homes of five activists days after mass rallies against a controversial border deal with neighboring Chechnya. Journalist Izabella Yevloyeva told RFE/RL that the homes of members of the NGO called the Ingush Congress of National Unity — Akhmed Pogorov, […]

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Lori Lightfoot Says Chicago Mayoral Victory Means ‘a City Reborn’

April 3, 2019           |                                       

CHICAGO — Chicago Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot’s resounding victory was a clear call for change at City Hall and a historic repudiation of the old-style, insider politics that have long defined the nation’s third-largest city. Lightfoot, a former federal prosecutor who’d never been elected to public office, defeated Cook County Board President and longtime City Council […]

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Prosecutors Dropping Child Porn Charges After Software Tools Are Questioned

April 3, 2019           |                                       

Using specialized software, investigators traced explicit child pornography to Todd Hartman’s internet address. A dozen police officers raided his Los Angeles-area apartment, seized his computer and arrested him for files including a video of a man ejaculating on a 7-year-old girl. But after his lawyer contended that the software tool inappropriately accessed Hartman’s private files, […]

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Florida Sex Workers Demand Decriminalization After Massive Raids

April 2, 2019           |                                       

Florida Sex Workers Demand Decriminalization After Massive Raids Socialist Principles Have Always Been Part of Black American Tradition Surveillance Capitalism Is Destroying Our Freedom and Our Intimacy “Massive Win for the Environment”: New York State Bans Single-Use Plastic Bags Donald Trump’s Only Strategy Is to Create Crisis and Claim to Fix It Why Pay Transparency […]

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Over 30 Killed Across Afghanistan as Taliban Seizes District

April 1, 2019           |                                       

At least 14 people were killed and a number of others wounded in the Ghazni Province, in eastern Afghanistan. According to officials, many of the casualties were students between the ages of 10 and 16 who were caught up in mortar attacks. Most of the Taliban atttacks in and around Ghazni were focused on checkpoints, […]

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Afghan Vice President Dostum Survives Convoy Ambush

March 30, 2019           |                                       

Afghanistan’s controversial Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum has escaped unhurt from a suspected Taliban attack that killed one of his bodyguards, police said. A regional police spokesman said attackers ambushed Dostum’s convoy on March 30 on the way from Mazar-e Sharif, a city in Balkh Province, to Jawzjan Province in northern Afghanistan. On Twitter, a […]

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Whilst the devastation wrecked by cyclone Idai barely registers in British news cycles, we should remember that climate change was responsible for around 5000 deaths and millions displaced in 2018. It exacerbated food crises in Ethiopia, Haiti, and Madagascar; civil disaster in Sudan, Chad, and the Philippines, and flash floods in eastern Indonesia. The destruction […]

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The weekly protests by the yellow vest movement (“Gilets Jaunes”) continued across France amid a heightened security presence in response to a resurgence of violence on the Champs-Élysées the week before. Burnt debris litters the street following a March 23 clash between police and a group of yellow vest protesters near the 10th Arrondissement in […]

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The first time Elena Eva Reynaga was arrested for being a sex worker was in 1976, amidst the military coup in Argentina. She was detained for almost 100 days. The cell, she recalls, was “two by two with a toilet, or rather, a pit – with cockroaches, rats”. Facing what she describes as constant police […]

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Macron sends the French army against anti-austerity protests 22 March 2019 On Wednesday, French government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux announced that President Emmanuel Macron would mobilize army units during this weekend’s “yellow vest” protests against austerity and inequality. The mobilization of the French army against demonstrators, for the first time since the French military carried out […]

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“Another tedious, liberal, PC scold,” you may think as you read the headline for this piece. “Why can’t we just have fun and enjoy a hilarious meme in peace?” Well, you can enjoy “Florida man” all you want, but by any objective metric, it’s worth noting that “Florida man” memes—just like all “dumb criminal” or […]

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Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair Violence is a spectacular weapon deployed by the ruling class to discredit movements from below and justify their repression. It is spectacular in the sense of being a great and powerful political tool for governing the masses, and keeping them in their place. In order to do this, however, the […]

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