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The End Of Japan’s Policy Of Pacifism By
Since taking office in 2012, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has caused a furor in the nation over his push for a stronger military that would be free from the shackles of Japan’s pacifist constitution. While Abe is technically...
Law Enforcement Today Shows Us Everything Wrong With Policing In America By
Law Enforcement Today unwittingly demonstrated everything wrong with American policing in a single post on March 19, 2017. The post featured a photo of a masked militarized officer with the caption “I’ll never explain myself to a person who sleeps under the blanket...
Trump Considering 100,000 Strong Nat Guard Deployment For Immigration Roundups By
The Trump administration is considering a proposal to mobilize as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants, including millions living nowhere near the Mexico border, according to a draft memo obtained by The Associated Press. The 11-page...
Obama’s Legacy In Latin America: Militarization, Right-Wing Coups, & The Rule Of Wall St. By
“Tis now the very witching time of night, When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out Contagion to this world” – William Shakespeare, from “Hamlet” NEW YORK —  (Opinion) It seems we have arrived at the witching hour of Obama’s presidency, when...
Activists Successfully End Militarization Of LA School Police Department By
Dedicated activists in Los Angeles forced the end to federal militarization of law enforcement on a hyper-local level, demonstrating the power of a bottom-up approach when confronting federal power. After 18 months of pressure and activism, the Labor/Community Strategy...
Police Departments Nationwide Forced To Give Back Grenade Launchers, Bayonets And Tanks By
President Barack Obama recently moved to ban police departments from receiving a range of “military style” weapons and equipment. The ban effects weapons like grenade launchers and bayonets and a variety of armored vehicles. Apparently still kosher are the now commonplace...
Over 30 Thousand March Against Global Elites Ahead Of G7 By
As representatives of some of the most powerful countries in the world prepare to gather for their annual Group of Seven (G7) meeting, this time at a castle in the German town of Elmau, tens of thousands marched through nearby Munich on Thursday to protest the summit’s...
2 Per Day: Report Shows Twice As Many Killed By Police in 2015 As FBI Estimated By
A protestor hangs a banner atop the flagpole of the Oakland Police Department Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, in Oakland, Calif.  (AP Photo/Ben Margot) WASHINGTON — Two reports improve on the government’s incomplete statistics about America’s epidemic of police violence,...
Senator Says Cops Can Own Assault Weapons, But Anyone Else Only Wants ‘Armed Insurrection’ By
Disclaimer: The photo is file photo of a Los Angeles SWAT team member, and does not depict a so-called assault weapon. In 2012, Cleveland, Ohio police officers fired 137 rounds into a car full of unarmed African Americans suspects who they had been pursuing. Not one person...
Largest State Police Agency In The US, Now Openly Self-Described As A “Paramilitary Organization” By
As the debate surrounding police militarization continues to grow, some police departments are actually seeking to become more like military organizations. Some of those departments are actually even going public with their militaristic aspirations. The California Highway...