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Baltimore Teachers Union urges parents to boycott school reopening

When Baltimore City Schools announced last week that 25 schools will reopen next month to increase in-person instruction for high need students, officials promised it…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Baltimore Columns Racial Justice

Is returning to the classroom worth the risk?

Over the passionate objections of many teachers, parents, and students, Baltimore City Schools announced on Oct. 14 that they are pressing ahead with a plan…

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Posted in #Education #Racism #TheRealNews Baltimore Columns Politics and Movements: US

Baltimore teachers: no one should die to reopen schools

At a rally against unsafe reopening of schools at Baltimore’s City School Headquarters Sixth grade science teacher David Shaughnessy holds a sign that reads: “PPE…

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DSA-backed challenger has a shot at Baltimore’s city council

Educator Franca Muller Paz saw the way COVID-19 impacted her students and that inspired her third party run. The post DSA-backed challenger has a shot…

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America’s Brutal Police State Expands Its Reach In Portland

The way white moms in Portland are being treated has long been the norm for BIPOC people. The post America’s Brutal Police State Expands Its…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Baltimore black lives matter climate change Donald Trump Larry Hogan mass transit Racial Justice racisim Still Standing

Report: Hogan Killed Mass Transit Despite Discriminatory Impact

Md. Gov. Larry Hogan is accused of killing a project that would connect disinvested Baltimore neighborhoods with jobs and opportunities despite the racially discriminatory impact….

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Posted in #Education #Police #TheRealNews Baltimore Baltimore Teachers Union defund lawsuit schools teachers

COVID-19 Is Amplifying Racial Inequities, Educators Say

Baltimore Teachers Union President Diamonté Brown discusses a recent lawsuit over unpaid instructional days, global protests against racism, the movement to defund the police, and…

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Posted in #Crime #Poverty #TheRealNews Baltimore Brandon Scott defund police Democrat drug war election 2020 mayor police funding

Reimagining Public Safety In One Of America’s Deadliest Cities

Mayoral Democratic primary winner Brandon Scott discusses calls to cut the Baltimore police budget to fund social programs, his approach to the drug war, and…

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Posted in #Police #TheRealNews Baltimore black lives matter defund police George Floyd Jaisal Noor

Activists Paint ‘Defund Police’ In Front Of Baltimore City Hall

Black Lives Matter activists are demanding Baltimore cut half its police budget to fund schools and violence prevention programs. The post Activists Paint ‘Defund Police’…

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Posted in #Corruption #Crime #Police #TheRealNews Baltimore election George Floyd inequality mayor violence

‘Tough On Crime’ Cities Might Make Violence Worse

Baltimore’s leading mayoral candidates are embracing calls for change, but their proposals risk worsening mass incarceration and inequality. The post ‘Tough On Crime’ Cities Might…

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Police Repression Backfires As Protests Multiply

Professor Lester Spence argues America is facing two pandemics: COVID-19 and political policing. The post Police Repression Backfires As Protests Multiply appeared first on The…

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Thousands In Baltimore March For Justice For George Floyd

Protesters blocked streets and highways to demand politicians end police brutality and economic violence amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The post Thousands In Baltimore March For…

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Posted in #CoronaVirus #Privacy #Surveillance #TheRealNews ACLU aerial surveillance Arnold Ventures Baltimore Billionaires cessna COVID-19 pandemic spy planes spying tracking

Spy Plane Resumes Flights Over Baltimore Amid COVID-19

The expensive aerial surveillance program won’t help heavily disinvested Baltimore, say Ceasefire co-founder Erricka Bridgeford and author Brandon Soderberg. The post Spy Plane Resumes Flights…

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Activists Win Earth Day Victory Against Dirty Trash Incinerator

Activists held a die-in at the incinerator to demand its closing while wearing face masks and gloves to protect against COVID-19. The post Activists Win…

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Posted in #CoronaVirus #Corruption #Police #Surveillance #TheRealNews Baltimore brandon soderberg COVID-19 Jaisal Noor spy plane

Unconstitutional Power Grab? Baltimore Police Sued Over Spy Plane

The police department may be using the COVID-19 shutdown as cover to launch what an ACLU attorney says would be “the most wide-reaching surveillance dragnet…

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Posted in #CoronaVirus #Corruption #Investigation #Police #TheRealNews Baltimore brandon soderberg coughing COVID-19 Harm Reduction Jaisal Noor pandemic sergeant social distancing war on drugs

Drug Dealers Practice Social Distancing; Police Cough On Residents

COVID-19 is felt differently in cities like Baltimore where police act like an occupying force. The post Drug Dealers Practice Social Distancing; Police Cough On…

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Posted in #Poverty #TheRealNews Baltimore neoliberalism stephen janis Taya Graham water Water Billing

The Neoliberal ‘New’ Deal: The Rich Drink for Free While the Poor Pay More

A water billing scandal in one of the country’s poorest cities reveals an overarching truism: Neoliberalism is a conduit for rampant inequality. The post The…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Baltimore brandon sodeberg Jaisal Noor overdose safe injection war on drugs

Baltimore Explores Safe Consumption Sites

Safe consumption sites have been used around the world for decades, and advocates hope they could help Baltimore decrease its overdose death rate–one of the…

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Students Say the Cost of Underfunding Schools Is Too High

200 Baltimore students and their allies ask why there’s always money to fund police and the military, but never any for public schools. The post…

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Posted in #Crime #Police #TheRealNews Baltimore community controlled policing

$71 Million for More Cops; Not A Dime for Jobs and Healthcare

Operation Relentless Pursuit is a Department of Justice initiative to combat crime through a “surge in federal resources.” We talked with Brandon Walker of the…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Baltimore Janis Police Accountability Report police brutality Police Involved Shooting police misconduct Taya Graham

Shoot First, Get Paid Later

The Police Accountability Report explores how a controversial shooting may lead to a lifetime pension for the officer involved, and why concepts like blanket criminality…

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