Friday, 28 April 2017 / TRUTH-OUT.ORG
  • Two Years After the Uprising, Black Women's Experiences of Policing in Baltimore Still Under the Radar

    By Andrea J. Ritchie, Truthout | Op-Ed

    Protesters march after the trial of Officer William Porter, one of six Baltimore police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray, ended in a hung jury in Baltimore, Dec. 16, 2015. Black female victims of police violence, like Mya Hall -- killed two weeks before Freddie Gray -- tend to garner less attention and visible activism than their male counterparts. (Photo: Gabriella Demczuk / The New York Times)Protesters march after the trial of Officer William Porter, one of six Baltimore police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray, ended in a hung jury in Baltimore, December 16, 2015. Black female victims of police violence, like Mya Hall -- killed two weeks before Freddie Gray -- tend to garner less attention and visible activism than their male counterparts. (Photo: Gabriella Demczuk / The New York Times)

    Two years after the Baltimore Uprising in response to Freddie Gray's killing, Black women are still invisible in the conversation about policing in Baltimore and beyond. It's time for local policymakers and activists to take a more expansive vision of police reform to address women's experiences, even as the Department of Justice pulls back from oversight of local police departments.

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  • Net Neutrality Redux: Why Republicans Shouldn't Mess With the Internet

    Net Neutrality Redux: Why Republicans Shouldn't Mess With the Internet

    By Mike Ludwig, Truthout | Report

    Republicans are working to gut net neutrality and other consumer protections online, and Democrats are using the issue to drive a wedge between the GOP and voters. Meanwhile, the same activists who turned net neutrality into a household name two years ago have vowed to make Republicans pay.  

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  • Why Some of Us Are Marching an Extra Mile on May Day

    Why Some of Us Are Marching an Extra Mile on May Day

    By Barbara Ransby, Truthout | Op-Ed

    Why are some of us walking that extra mile? We are marching to underscore a specific political message, to make more visible certain sectors of our growing progressive community and to show what a principled coalition looks like in one local context. This year the scope and complexion of the march will change.

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