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Over 1,000 Boston protesters show up for people in prison: “We see you.”

Last night, 1,400 Boston protesters marched in solidarity with others nationwide over the state-sanctioned murder of unarmed teenager Mike Brown.

But their march went where many others didn’t: to jail. Protesters marched to the South Bay House of Correction, where they chanted, “We see you” and “Black lives matter.”

Last night, 1,400 Boston protesters marched in solidarity with others nationwide over the state-sanctioned murder of unarmed teenager Mike Brown.

But their march went where many others didn’t: to jail. Protesters marched to the South ...

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Feministing Jamz: Tink responds to Ferguson

The excellent, young Chicago rapper Tink — who you may have heard featured on the Future Brown track of our last playlist — just put out a new track yesterday in response to the lack of an indictment of Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot Mike Brown. In moments like these, I am so thankful for the artists who are able to translate rage into art — which can then mobilize so many more. 

The excellent, young Chicago rapper Tink — who you may have heard featured on the Future Brown track of our last playlist — just put out a new track yesterday in response to the lack ...

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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet: Ferguson Grand Jury Edition

“You motherfuckers will not own tomorrow.” – rapper Killer Mike

“This system you have admonished us to believe in has consistently, unfailingly, and unabashedly let us down and kicked us out, time and time again.” – an open letter from the protestors in Ferguson 

“You motherfuckers will not own tomorrow.” – rapper Killer Mike

“This system you have admonished us to believe in has consistently, unfailingly, and unabashedly let us down and kicked us out, time and time again.” – ...

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Ferguson & Guatemala: Fighting the same enemy?

Last week I wrote about 1,000 indigenous Kaqchikel women in Guatemala who risked their safety to protest the militarization of their community. For years, their rural community has been fighting the development of a cement factory and dealing with threats and violence from the factory owners. After a particularly violent attack by factory workers, the Guatemalan government put their town of San Juan Sacatepequez under a “State of Prevention,” or a military occupation. And this week, protestors in Ferguson, Missouri are facing a similar “State of Emergency.” Could these two vastly different communities be facing a common enemy? 

Last week I wrote about 1,000 indigenous Kaqchikel women in Guatemala who risked their safety to protest the militarization of their community. For years, their rural community has been fighting the development of a cement factory and ...

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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

A top Uber executive suggested hiring opposition researchers specifically to spread details of the personal life of a female journalist who has criticized the company. Related: Here’s how to cancel an Uber account

A top Uber executive suggested hiring opposition researchers specifically to spread details of the personal life of a female journalist who has criticized the company. Related: Here’s how to cancel an Uber account

GoFundMe bans abortion-related campaigns, is fine with supporting murderers

GoFundMe, the crowd-funding site that fundraised for Mike Brown’s murderer, has updated its guidelines to prohibit abortion-related campaigns, filed under GoFundMe’s headline “Termination of Life.”

This latest move seems to be in response to the widely-publicized efforts of an Illinois woman identified as “Bailey” to raise money for her abortion. Bailey had raised $1,000 of her $2,500 goal when her campaign was shut down by the site.

GoFundMe, the crowd-funding site that fundraised for Mike Brown’s murderer, has updated its guidelines to prohibit abortion-related campaigns, filed under GoFundMe’s headline “Termination of Life.”

This latest move seems to be in response to the widely-publicized efforts of an ...

The Militarized Mind: How a Narrative Becomes a Weapon

The militarization of the police strikes one with the immediacy of tear gas or the blunt trauma of a baton. It is, more than most things, painfully obvious. As the spell bound after 9/11 has finally unravelled in the wake of some truly indefensible crimes on the part of American police, we at least find the hopeful sight of a diverse coalition of politicians, pundits, activists, and ordinary citizens treating the issue with the seriousness it deserves.

And yet, too many seem to still speak as if police violence were sudden inclement weather, rather than a culture we all participate in. The police are not drawn from an alien population– they are us, our neighbors, our relatives, our friends. Their abuses are ...

The militarization of the police strikes one with the immediacy of tear gas or the blunt trauma of a baton. It is, more than most things, painfully obvious. As the spell bound after 9/11 has finally unravelled in ...

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