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On 48th Anniversary of Fred Hampton’s Murder, Rampant Surveillance of Black Liberation Movements Continues

American political and social activist and Black Panther Party member Fred Hampton (1948 – 1969) raises his arms at the “Days of Rage” rally, Chicago, Illinois, October 11, 1969. (Photo: David Fenton / Getty Images) Monday, December 04, 2017 By Flint more »

Time for Kim Foxx to do the right thing

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx By Rob Warden | November 7, 2017 Prosecutors have a hard time owning up to the injustices they perpetrate—especially in murder cases, all the more so when the deceased happens to have been a police officer. The more »

Lessons on the Anniversary of the Greensboro Massacre

By Flint Taylor November 3, 2017 Originally published in Truthout Thirty-eight years ago, on November 3, 1979, 35 heavily armed members of the Ku Klux Klan and American Nazi Party drove nine vehicles through the city of Greensboro, North Carolina, more »

8 Principles for Aspiring People’s Lawyers

This was a speech originally given by People’s Law Office attorney Michael Deutsch this Spring at the 2017 Midwest Regional National Lawyers Guild Conference.  I also want to welcome you and recognize your commitment to be here so early on a Saturday more »

With Executive Order on Policing, Trump Declares Racialized War on Dissent

By Flint Taylor On the heels of the much ballyhooed meeting that an obsequious Donald Trump conducted this week with local law enforcement officials from across the country, the president titillated the gendarmes with a threat to destroy — COINTELPRO style — more »
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