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The New Age of Counterinsurgency Policing

The Wars Come Home A Five-Step Guide to the Police Repression of Protest from Ferguson to Baltimore and Beyond By Michael Gould-Wartofsky Last week, as Baltimore braced for renewed protests over the death of Freddie Gray, the Baltimore Police Department (BPD) prepared for battle. With state-of-the-art surveillance of local teenagers’ Twitter feeds, law enforcement had…

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Post-Modern Slave Patrols : The Rise of the African-American Police State

By Garikai Chengu Black people in America live in a police-state-within-a-state. The African American police state exercises its authority over the Black minority through an oppressive array of modern day lynchings by the police, increasing for-profit mass incarceration and the government sanctioned surveillance and assassination of Black leaders. The African American police state is unquestionably…

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UN Security Council Responds to African Great Lakes Regional Flashpoints

By Ann Garrison M23 commander Sultani Makenga, during M23’s occupation of the eastern Congolese city of Goma, 2013. KPFA Weekend News, 05.02.2015 Rwandan and Ugandan troops have been reported in the Democratic Republic of Congo, during the past two weeks, but reporting is scant and neither the US, the UN Security Council, nor any other…

Baltimore Rebellion Prompts Nationwide Protests

Militarized police state fails to halt mass demonstrations By Abayomi Azikiwe Libya 360° Reports say that 7,000 police and Maryland National Guard troops are occupying the city of Baltimore. A curfew has been imposed for two nights while dozens have been arrested for violating the ban on being on the street during the hours of…

State of Emergency for the Ruling Class While African American Youth Draw the Line in Baltimore City

Thousands in the streets taking control of communities and driving out authorities By Abayomi Azikiwe Libya 360° Baltimore youth raised the stakes in the struggle against police brutality on April 27 when they set off the largest urban rebellion in the recent period. Since Aug. 9, 2014, with the police killing of Michael Brown in…