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For Many Politicians, Ferguson Isn’t Happening | The Nation

thenation.com — Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. (Reuters/Lucy Nicholson) Representative Paul Ryan’s response to the shooting death of Michael Brown by Ferguson, Missouri police was fairly straightforward: say nothing, do nothing. “We should take a deep breath, let’s have some sympathy for the family and the community, and let’s not prejudge anything, and let&a...

What Would Real Economic Justice Look Like in Ferguson? | The Nation

thenation.com — The rage rippling through Ferguson, Missouri, was sparked when a police officer killed an unarmed young black man. But the media coverage of the unrest has highlighted other "crimes:" the "seizure" of a local McDonald's, the "looting" of a convenience store.

Strange Fruit in Ferguson | The Nation

thenation.com — The people of Ferguson, Missouri have rallied and marched and protested for eleven straight days and nights. They want justice for Michael Brown, the 18 year-old unarmed black boy killed by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9. They've been met with tear gas, assault rifles, rubber bullets, armored police cars, dogs, and the National Guard.

A Former Marine Explains All the Weapons of War Being Used by Police in Ferguson | The Nation

thenation.com — As smoke hangs over the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, it's important to understand its source. Some of this understanding will require us to reassess the history of police militarization in the United States. This will mean acknowledging its origins in the aftermath of the Watts Riots (1965) and the birth of the SWAT team shortly thereafter.
Aug 20, 2014

RT @thenation: A former Marine breaks down what, exactly, cops have been firing at protesters in #Ferguson: thenat.in/1tpH3UF pic.twitter.com/tRYPZdQkiK

Aug 20, 2014

RT @thenation: A former Marine breaks down what, exactly, cops have been firing at protesters in #Ferguson: thenat.in/1tpH3UF pic.twitter.com/tRYPZdQkiK

Aug 20, 2014

RT @thenation: "They’ve got a surplus of toys to play with, and a powerless demographic to experiment on." thenat.in/1tpH3UF pic.twitter.com/CxyrwO6vST

Aug 20, 2014

Seriously, read this simple catalog of all the military weapons police are using in Ferguson: thenation.com/article/181315… pic.twitter.com/Eft187Zs1G

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Tear Gas Is an Abortifacient. Why Won’t the Anti-Abortion Movement Oppose It? | The Nation

thenation.com — If the anti-abortion movement could rouse itself to oppose spraying a civilian population with miscarriage-causing chemicals, it might actually make a difference.
Aug 20, 2014

RT @jljacobson: I hear the #prolife legislature in Missouri is pushing a bill to ban tear gas (an abortifacient). thenation.com/blog/181318/te… Oh, wait… no.

Aug 20, 2014

Tear gas causes miscarriages. It's actually an abortifacient. So where are the anti-abortion folks in Ferguson? thenat.in/1tlllko

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My Major Problem with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's Powerful Essay on Ferguson | The Nation

thenation.com — There is so much good in Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s Time Magazine essay about the protests following the police killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., that it almost feels churlish to raise any kind of criticism. After all, here is a basketball legend, the all-time leading scorer in NBA history, the master of the skyhook, martialling his platform to spe...
Aug 20, 2014

The most wrong part of the Ferguson convo is that we "have to" pick an argument: race OR class, protesters OR police. thenation.com/blog/181310/my…

Aug 20, 2014

@moorehn The class issue is a real one, no doubt. Kareem's piece is exclnt & necessary. (Haven't read other yet) BUT: thenation.com/blog/181310/my…

Aug 19, 2014

RT @JamilSmith: I had the same problem with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's essay on Ferguson that @EdgeofSports did. thenat.in/1tgTmT5

Aug 19, 2014

I had the same problem with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's essay on Ferguson that @EdgeofSports did. thenat.in/1tgTmT5

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