"We're going to shake the heavens," said one young man, as he faced off with the riot police. It is that fire, not the burning of buildings, that those who profit from injustice have most to fear.
In the wake of Ferguson the insistence that "Black Lives Matter" is the desire to draw attention to the very conditions that seek to make black life an impossible life in North America.
White people have been taught for their entire lives to believe in the system. But every time something like Ferguson happens, white folks see glimpses of how completely fucked the system is.
"I don't think we can take away anything from this decision not to indict other than that it is now officially open season on black folks when it comes to police violence."
Lesley J. Wood
Is the militarization of police in Canada a concern? Canadian police say no. The history of Canadian police says maybe.
Nothing has been resolved in Ferguson -- or in the rest of a deeply racist America. What is to be done?
The ghost of Dred Scott haunts the streets of Ferguson. Miles from his final resting place, the echoes of his life and his struggles persist, amidst clouds of tear gas.
What is happening right now in Ferguson strikes at the heart of North America's most powerful trauma: racism. And the mainstream media is pulling out all the stops to make sure we forget about it.
A zine profiling the long history of police violence
Two lawsuits aim to force police departments in the U.S. to adopt an increasingly mainstream police practice for dealing with emotionally distressed people, called "The Memphis Model."