Militarization

Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Indigenous water protectors face off with police during last week's military-style raid. (Photo: Wes Enzinna/cc/flickr)
The increasingly violent attacks by North Dakota police and private security forces against peaceful, Indigenous water protectors have caught the nation's attention as well as that of the United Nations, an arm of which has begun an investigation into the protesters' claims of human rights abuses, including "excessive force, unlawful arrests, and...
Common Dreams staff
Native American leaders vowed on Saturday to protest through the winter against...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Police arrested 141 people in North Dakota on Thursday, moving in with pepper...

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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.