Connecticut Victims of Police Brutality

Image: Zoe Dowdell, popular musician, shot dead by police at age 20 By Ruwan Munasinghe — HARTFORD, Conn. — On Dec. 14, 2017, Hartford lost one of its greatest legends when 20-year-old Zoe Dowdell—also known as Gangstalicious—was shot and killed by New Britain police. Caleb Tisdol and Noah Young (also known as “Skinny”), the others in the car, were convicted[…]

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Kavanaugh’s Confirmation in Context

Photo: Sept. 29 March to End Rape in Philadelphia. ~Michael Canelori / NurPhoto By Ann Montague,  Published on Socialist Action, October 7, 2018 Outrage continues to spread throughout the United States over President Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Kavanaugh, currently on the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, has been roundly criticized for[…]

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MOVE Member Debbie Africa Released

by Betsey Piette,  posted on Workers World,  June 17, 2018 Philadelphia — In the early morning of June 16, after nearly 40 years of unjust imprisonment by the state of Pennsylvania, political prisoner and MOVE 9 member Debbie Sims Africa was granted parole and released from the State Correctional Institution-Cambridge Springs. Messaging on Instagram, the MOVE Organization wrote: “Our sister[…]

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Women and Children Targeted in U.S. War on Migrants

Family members and neighbors in the Indigenous community of Claudia Patricia Gómez Gonzáles, dead in Texas, grieve in her home in Los Alonzo, near San Juan Ostuncalco, department of Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. by Chris Fry, originally published on Workers World Claudia Patricia Gomez Gonzales, an unarmed woman from Guatemala, was shot in the head and killed on May 23 by Customs[…]

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Growing Homelessness Alongside Luxury Towers

by Jeff Sorel, originally published on Workers World, March 10, 2018 Chicago — The goal of “a decent home and a suitable living environment for every American family” is embedded in the federal Housing Act of 1949.  Yet, on a single winter night in 2016, according to a federal agency count, “544,084 people experienced homelessness in the United States.” Of[…]

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An Open Letter by Native American Political Prisoner Leonard Peltier

Leonard Peltier is a political prisoner in the United States.   He speaks below about his incarceration, but the context of his arrest is the 1970s American Indian Movement to illuminate the history of abuse and to demand human rights for the indigenous peoples of this continent. Leonard Peltier,  Statement February 6, 2018 Greetings Family, Friends and Supporters I am overwhelmed[…]

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Russiagate and the Surveillance Duopoly

“FISA set up a rubber stamp kangaroo court with only a handful of warrants being rejected in the forty year history of this law.” by Margaret Kimberley, originally published on Black Agenda Report Republican and Democratic Party dueling over Russiagate provides us with a teachable moment. It should teach us to disrespect and discredit the law enforcement system as it[…]

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