Militarization

Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Demonstrators protest against the new security law as they rally outside the Diet building in Tokyo. (Photo: AFP)
Thousands of anti-war protesters rallied outside the parliament building in Tokyo on Tuesday, railing against the Japanese government's new so-called security law which marks a historic departure from the country's decades-long pacifism. The controversial "war legislation," a package of bills that passed parliament in September and took effect on...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Thousands of activists and dozens of peace groups converged this weekend in...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
James Roux, whose father was killed in the downing of United Airlines Flight 17, said he went to the remembrance ceremony but all he saw was a "program of military force." (Photo: US Marines/cc/flickr)
In Maine, a lone voice of protest at a small-town 9/11 ceremony has raised...

Further

Ferguson has become a battlefield, with a white police force waging war on black residents after Mike Brown died in the street "like an animal." With the FAA declaring a no-fly zone to protect "law enforcement activities," police have shot two more people, declined to hear the chilling account of Brown's friend, lobbed tear gas at protesters in their own backyards, and issued a statement saying sorry but could black folks' protests be only in daylight and "respectful," just like they've been.

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