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Battleground Baltimore: Police reform won’t save us

Baltimore City is not interested in making the necessary, community-focused changes to the Baltimore Police Department. While most of that is due to a lack…

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Cops made his life a living hell. Judges are making it worse

Offensive Facebook posts led to the arrest of activist Joshua Martinez. But his treatment in court and $1 million bail reveal the often-overlooked role played…

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Battleground Baltimore: Pushing back

For a majority-Black city, Baltimore sure has a way of making Black people who are fighting to uplift their community feel unwelcome. Over the past…

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Battleground Baltimore: Who gets to stay in the city?

Baltimore’s Poppleton Neighborhood Confronts New York Developers Local television news crews descended on West Baltimore’s historic Black Poppleton neighborhood on the afternoon of July 12,…

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The drug war destroyed her family. Decades later she’s breaking her silence

The nation’s endless war on mind-altering substances has many casualties, some who refuse to be forgotten. That’s why Catherine Freeman is coming forward after 47…

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Pfizer’s greed is killer, say protesters

Dozens of protesters took to the streets of New York City, chanting “Pfizer’s Greed Kills,” as Pfizer and the German government refused to share COVID-19…

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In Maryland, organizers fight to give juvenile lifers some measure of hope

Sonia Kumar, senior attorney at the ACLU of Maryland, explains the movement to restore the parole option to people sentenced for serious crimes in childhood….

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Battleground Baltimore: Ghost Guns in Baltimore

Ghost Guns in Baltimore, Explained Earlier this week, the Baltimore Police Department (BPD) and US Department of Homeland Security announced the arrests of four men…

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U.S. Supreme Court ruling makes it easier for judges to give young people life sentences. Now what?

ACLU legal expert Sonia Kumar says the ruling slows but does not stop the movement toward more just sentencing for juveniles. The post U.S. Supreme…

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Battleground Baltimore: The fight for green spaces

Black-Led Community Garden in Cherry Hill Faces Eviction, Poppleton Challenges Developers The remote, deeply segregated Black neighborhood neighborhood of Cherry Hill does not even have…

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As heat melts infrastructure in the Northwest, progressives renew calls for climate protection

This story appeared in Common Dreams on June 28, 2021 and is shared under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License.  As the Pacific Northwest and southwestern…

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Mike Gravel, former senator and vocal critic of US militarism, dies

This story appeared in Common Dreams on June 27, 2021 and is shared under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License.  Former U.S. Sen. Mike Gravel,…

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The latest on the deadly effects of COVID-19 in prisons

Ever since COVID-19 came to the United States, its been ravaging prisons in this country. Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein and Kathryn M. Nowotny tell Rattling the Bars’…

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What just happened? The year, so far, in review

We blinked and the first six months of the year 2021 passed—or so it seems. There’s always a lot going on in Baltimore, but this…

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Cops lied to put him in handcuffs, but a camera caught the truth

A birthday date goes awry when a Los Angeles resident and his passenger are profiled during a traffic stop resulting in the cuffing of the…

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Co-ops are democratizing the food chain

Millions went hungry when the pandemic hit, but at the Black-owned cooperative Brooklyn Packers, workers rose to the challenge by packing thousands of meals a…

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The true price of coal

It’s been over two months since 1,100 union coal miners in Brookwood, Alabama, hit the picket line, citing unfair labor practices against Warrior Met Coal….

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There’s nothing good about the rich getting richer

It’s by now widely understood that the past twelve months have been a tale of two very different pandemics. Amid the countless stories of human…

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France’s attempts to extradite Hassan Diab have chilling implications (EXTENDED INTERVIEW)

The French government has renewed its attempts to extradite professor and exonerated terrorism suspect Hassan Diab. In this extended interview, we talk with Roger Clark…

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A battle for rank-and-file democracy in the AFL-CIO

Over the past couple years, the Vermont State AFL-CIO and its membership have embraced a more democratic, rank-and-file strategy, building up bonds of solidarity with…

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Battleground Baltimore: What does George Floyd mean to Baltimore?

Although many Baltimore leaders are adept at paying lip service to the movement to protect Black lives, they still have a long way to go…

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Cops told him the First Amendment doesn’t apply, then they arrested him to prove it.

The arrest of a cop watcher by Texas police raises serious questions about the rights of citizen journalists and the state of the First Amendment….

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