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  • 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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  • It's Time for the Left to Ask "What Are We For?"

    It's Time for the Left to Ask "What Are We For?"

    By Sarah Jaffe, Truthout | Interview

    Neither of the established political parties is going to offer anything to everyday people, so it's time for social movements to lead, says Maria Poblet, outgoing executive director of Causa Justa :: Just Cause, a grassroots organization in the Bay Area. Trump's election has ushered in an era in which defending civil liberties must necessarily include fighting for immigrant rights and resisting gentrification and displacement.

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  • How White Nationalists Are Setting Immigration Policy in Trump's White House

    How White Nationalists Are Setting Immigration Policy in Trump's White House

    By Shane Burley, Truthout | News Analysis

    The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) is a white nationalist, xenophobic organization that has long enjoyed access to politicians at the highest level, thanks to media complicity. By uncritically presenting its views for "balance," mainstream media outlets have bolstered FAIR's status as the primary driver of immigration policy under Trump.

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