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  • Unending Grief: Murder of Dontre Hamilton by Police Continues to Haunt Family

    By Tess Raser, Truthout | Report

    Maria Hamilton, mother of Dontre Hamilton, who was slain by police in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on April 30, 2014. (Image: Kate Deciccio)Maria Hamilton, mother of Dontre Hamilton, who was slain by police in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on April 30, 2014. (Image: Kate Deciccio)

    Three years after murdering Dontre Hamilton simply for sitting in a park in a white area of Milwaukee, the officer who shot Hamilton 14 times is living off a settlement from the police department for suffering PTSD. Meanwhile, Dontre's mother has received nothing and is still dealing with the trauma. 

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  • Are EPA Scientists in Trump's Crosshairs?

    Are EPA Scientists in Trump's Crosshairs?

    By Ben Adler, Moyers & Company | Report

    Anyone worried that the Trump administration will politicize or interfere with sound scientific research heard a warning shot earlier this month, when nine members of the Environmental Protection Agency's 18-person Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) suddenly learned that they would not be offered a second three-year term. A weakened BOSC means a dysfunctional EPA research process that could lead to environmental degradation.

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  • Beyond Reactive Politics: Working Toward the Wholesale Reorganization of Society

    Beyond Reactive Politics: Working Toward the Wholesale Reorganization of Society

    By Sarah Jaffe, Truthout | Interview

    We've taken as fact that the nation started in slavery and genocide and can't be redeemed but the country has always carred a revolutionary promise that has yet to be fulfilled, says activist and Ayni Institute trainer James Hayes. Movements, such as AllOfUs and Yes We Can in Ohio, are taking on the challenge of winning power for a multiracial anti-establishment democracy.

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