Militarization

Jake Johnson, staff writer
As The Intercept's Alex Emmons observes, the annual increase in military spending alone—$80 billion—would be more than enough to "make public colleges and universities in America tuition-free. In fact, Sanders' proposal was only estimated to cost the federal government $47 billion per year."
"Note 'where will the money come from?' deficit trolls will be silent on this $700 billion defense spending bill."
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
Blackwater mercenaries in Baghdad
Three former mercenaries who killed and injured 31 unarmed Iraqis in Nisour...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
The Morton County Sheriff's Department deployed a tank and sprayed peaceful protesters with a water cannon amid below-freezing temperatures on November 20, 2016. (Photo: Dark Sevier/flickr/cc)
Leaked docs reveal the collusion between local police forces, pipeline company...

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.