Tag "police brutality"

Report from Cop-enhagen

by David Rovics The signs up all over the airport and various places elsewhere in town are calling it Hopenhagen, but everybody I know is calling it Cop-enhagen, which seems far more appropriate. The international media has been giving this lots of coverage, and rightly so. Of course much of the media is unable to walk and chew gum at the same time, so other things, such as the reason

The US police state & prison system – a reminder

FYI – http://thesaker.is/the-usa-is-fundamentally-uncivilized/ http://thesaker.is/meet-the-american-gulag/ http://vineyardsaker.blogspot.com/2007/09/ahmadinejad-us-big-prison.html I won’t even go into the issues of torture, extraordinary renditions, Guantanamo, Bagram, secret CIA jails worldwide, clearly racist laws, clearly racist sentencing practices, ICE raids, police brutality, deportations, etc. etc. etc. But the readers who actually live in the USA are more than welcome to add their own anecdotes and observations (as always, please feel free to post anonymously). The Saker

Days of Rage

by ‘Anticapitalista’ reporting from Thessaloniki for the Vineyard The murder of 15 year old schoolboy, Alexis Grigoropoulos by a police special guard on the evening of Saturday, 6 December saw a huge explosion of rage across the whole of Greece leading to 8 days of riots, looting, attacks on police stations, mass demonstrations, student occupations and strikes all over the country with at least 400 people being detained (the vast