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Police: Militarization and Excess

May 28, 2015 // La Jornada - Mexico - Spanish

The United States President Barack Obama imposed gun controls and banned the delivery of weapons and military equipment to local police authorities ...


September 8, 2014 // El Universal - Mexico - Spanish

The images are shocking, outrageous. If someone told us they were from apartheid South Africa or the southern states of America from half a century ago we would believe them: black protesters, white police officers armed to the teeth, and white civilians with rifles defending their businesses and houses, white [Read more]

Weapons Are Never Going To Solve Segregation

September 1, 2014 // Aftonbladet - Sweden - Swedish

The shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown has exposed the racial segregation that still exists in the U.S. The American city of Ferguson looks like a war zone. In pictures — which are spreading all over the world — we see heavily armed police with protective vests and masks and automatic weapons. Both tear gas and [Read more]

In the US, the Black Community Awaits

August 30, 2014 // Juventud Rebelde - Cuba - Spanish

Finally, and for now, the waters have calmed down in the city of Ferguson, located in the suburbs of St. Louis, Missouri; I emphasize "for now" because, even though a calm comes after the storm, that does not mean the tempest has left the place. It has only subsided, although opportune conditions still prevail for it [Read more]