Tag Archives: Police Brutality

María Limón :
HISTORY | 1983: The KKK marches in Austin

Police brutalized protesters, then and now. By María Limón | The Rag Blog | September 23, 2020 This article was first posted at La Voz de Esperanza and was cross-posted to The Rag Blog by the author. AUSTIN — A … Continue reading

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Jonah Raskin :
ANALYSIS | Rioting reflections, again

‘A riot is the language of the unheard.’ — Martin Luther King By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | June 1, 2020 SONOMA COUNTY, Calif — I have not actually been in the streets protesting over the past week … Continue reading

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Jonah Raskin :
Street fighting man

The night New York City cops beat me bloody. By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | December 2, 2019 I know your eyes are glued to the circus in D.C. and the slaughter that’s taking place in Afghanistan and … Continue reading

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Paul Krassner :
The six dumbest decisions of my life

We’re talking really dangerous dumb decisions that continue to make me humble. By Paul Krassner | The Rag Blog | November 12, 2014 I’m talking here about seriously dumb decisions, not those minor regrets like that time in 1970 when … Continue reading

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Dave Zirin :
Sochi 2014: Where Pussy Riot gets whipped by Cossacks

Members of the punk rock collective Pussy Riot were attacked by Cossacks and horsewhipped in the streets of Sochi. By Dave Zirin | The Rag Blog | February 19, 2014 In Cairo’s Tahrir Square, way back in 2011, there was … Continue reading

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FILM / Jonah Raskin : Reviewing ‘Fruitvale’ and Remembering the Panthers

Reviewing Coogler’s Fruitvale Stationand reflecting on the Black Panthers Fruitvale Station shows how far we’ve traveled since the days of the Panthers, and how little we’ve traveled. By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | August 12, 2013 The only … Continue reading

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Anthony Cristofani : Cops ‘Peacefully Evacuate’ Occupy LA

The ‘peaceful evacuation’ of Occupy Los Angeles ‘Evacuation’ is what kindly firefighters do when buildings are in danger of collapsing. This was an attack on people exercising their first amendment rights to assembly and speech in a public space. By … Continue reading

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Peter L. Myers : Pepper Spray Gazette (Numbers Don’t Lie)

Lt. John Pike, who was photographed pepper spraying passive protesters at U.C. Davis, is shown here doing the deed in Andrew Wyeth’s “Christina’s World.” Graphic by Brady Hall / Pepper Spraying Cop / Tumblr.Pepper Spray Gazette:Numbers don’t lie!By Peter L. … Continue reading

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CARTOON / Joshua Brown : Life During Wartime: March of History

Political cartoon by Joshua Brown / The Rag Blog / September 18, 2011.[Joshua Brown is the executive director of the Center for Media and Learning/American Social History Project, The Graduate Center, The City University of New York and is a … Continue reading

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Mike Davis : Protest in the Driver’s Seat

Image from the Schumin Web.Chevy to the levee:Protest in the driver’s seat This is the ultimate American way: protesting in a car (or on a bike) while obeying the law. The possibilities for serene family tourism are endless and mind-boggling. … Continue reading

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David Van Os : ‘Non-Lethal Projectiles’ in Oakland

Police officers with “non-lethal ordnance” after an early morning raid on Occupy Oakland’s tent city, Oakland, CA, Oct.25, 2011. Photo by Stephen Lam / Reuters.Military zone in Oakland:Riot cops use ‘non-lethal projectiles’to attack occupiers’ encampment Scott Olsen, who served two … Continue reading

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Jordan Flaherty : The Battle for New Orleans Continues

New Orleans after Katrina. Image from Slate. Six years after Katrina: The battle for New Orleans continues Political power has shifted to whites, but blacks have not given up their struggle for a voice — and justice. By Jordan Flaherty … Continue reading

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