Militarization

Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Thousands of activists and dozens of peace groups converged this weekend in Georgia to call for the closure of the School of Americas (SOA or WHINSEC), a controversial training facility for Latin American soldiers, and the nearby Stewart Immigrant Detention Center. Hundreds protested outside SOA's gates in Fort Benning, calling it the "School of...
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...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Community resistance to last year's annual Urban Shield gathering compelled the city of Oakland, Calif. to drop its affiliation with the convention. (Photo: Julia Carrie Wong/Twitter)
San Francisco Bay area activists staged a dramatic demonstration in Oakland on...

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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.