All Further Articles for 2014-12-02

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Hands Not In Your Pockets, In Your Waist, or On A Toy: This Is What Happens When You Call the Cops
Ferguson these days is most notably in Cleveland, where a mentally ill woman died in police custody; 12-year-old Tamir Rice was shot dead after a cop mistook his toy for a gun; his family held a vigil with those of two unarmed blacks killed during a 2012 chase when cops fired 137 shots; and, adding WTF insult to grievous injury, nine "non-African American" cops filed a lawsuit over the deaths because they were subsequently given restrictive duty and "unpleasant tasks." Really.
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A Jew Is a Blessed Soul, An Arab Is a Son of a Whore: Israel Veers Right
Like a rat caught in a trap, Israel improbably, harrowingly continues to plummet ever further into a frenzied unholy war against its own Arab population, evidently unaware that more of the same - racism, vitriol, injustice, suffering - will not bring peace. In the last few weeks, a host of legislative and political weapons have been wielded against Palestinians even as increasingly thuggish right-wing Israelis follow ugly suit.
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