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Healing Veterans' Unseen Scars
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Ferguson Grand Jury Will Not Indict Darren Wilson
Grand jury has decided not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown
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Why We Need Professional Revolutionists
No revolt can succeed without professional revolutionists. These revolutionists live outside the formal structures of society. They are financially insecure—Vladimir Lenin spent considerable time in exile appealing for money from disenchanted aristocrats he would later dispossess. They dedicate...
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'Not Enemy Combatants': Organizers Seek Safe Protests Ahead of Ferguson Grand Jury Announcement
Coalition requests two days' notice ahead of announcement, de-militarized police response
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Former CIA Analyst Ray McGovern Arrested While Trying to Attend David Petraeus Event in New York
Former CIA analyst and activist Ray McGovern was arrested as he attempted to attend an event in New York City featuring former CIA director and retired military general, David Petraeus. He was charged with resisting arrest, criminal trespass and disorderly conduct. At 92nd Street Y, which describes...
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One My Lai a Month
“When somebody asks, ‘Why do you do it to a gook, why do you do this to people?’ your answer is, ‘So what, they’re just gooks, they’re not people. It doesn’t make any difference what you do to them; they’re not human.’ “And this thing is built into you,” Cpl. John Geymann testified almost 44 years...
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My Lai Was Not An 'Incident': Seeking Full Disclosure on Vietnam
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Our Souls Turned into Weapons
“During basic training, we are weaponized:our souls turned into weapons.” Jacob George’s suicide last month — a few days after President Obama announced that the US was launching its war against ISIS — opens a deep, terrible hole in the national identity. George: singer, banjo player, poet, peace...
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Front-Lines Communities Rising Up: Dispatches from People's Climate
Common Dreams staff collected voices and photos from the historic People's Climate March and Flood Wall Street direct action
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Police Response in Ferguson Rooted in Systemic Violence and Militarism
The police response to public protests in Ferguson, Missouri in the wake of the deadly August 9 shooting of Michael Brown, Jr., an unarmed eighteen-year-old black man killed by a white police officer, was a prime illustration of the hyper-aggressive nature of policing in America today. The...
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