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Tidbits - July 25, 2019 - Reader Comments: GOP Destroying Democracy; Puerto Rico Rises and WINS; Jackie Robinson, Paul Robeson and Colin Kaepernick; Iran; Europe's Right; Citizens United; What to Do When ICE Shows Up; Angela Davis and Black Lawyers; more

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Reader Comments: GOP Destroying Democracy; Puerto Rico Rises and WINS; Jackie Robinson, Paul Robeson and Colin Kaepernick; Iran; Europe's Right; Citizens United; What to Do When ICE Shows Up; Angela Davis and Black Lawyers; and more ...

Erica Garner and How America Destroys Black Families

Kashana Cauley New York Times
One way to describe Erica Garner’s last few years is to say she spent them fighting against police brutality. Another way is to say she fought against the forced separation and destruction of black families by the state.

Goodbye, Erica Garner

Matt Taibbi Rolling Stone
Erica was a rare person whose honesty far outweighed her self-interest. In a life full of tragedy, she died too soon.

Eric Garner's Daughter in Powerful New Ad

Daniel Marans Huffington Post
Erica Garner, seen here protesting the lack of an indictment for the officer that put her father in a chokehold that led to his death, stars in a new ad endorsing presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.

It's Not Over -- Bernie Sanders

"I think we need to believe in a leader like Bernie Sanders. People are dying. This is real. We need a president that will talk about it. Bernie is a protester. He's not scared to go up against the criminal justice system. He is not scared." - Erica Garner

A Year Later, the Eric Garner Grand Jury Decision Still Stings

Matt Taibbi Rolling Stone
Cops become instant media villains for decisions made in frenzied minutes or seconds. But the politicians and judges behind them spend months and years of calculation building walls to hide the same acts. Most of the time, they get away with it. Even in the most high-profile cases, justice is a marathon.

Tidbits - July 16, 2015 - Response to Occupy; Greece; Debt Forgiveness; Why Bernie Sanders; U.S. Torture Program; Flags, Symbols, Racism; Announcements; More...

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Reader Comments: Response to Occupy; Greece and Debt Forgiveness; Why Bernie Sanders; Confederate Flags, Symbols, and Racism; U.S. Torture Program; Death Penalty; and more... Announcements: Benefit Concert for Civil Rights; Rally for Eric Garner; NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and The Voting Rights Act at 50; Rosenberg Case Bombshell - Key Witness Lied; Robert Meeropol statement

The New Civil Rights Movement Doesn't Need an MLK

Danielle Allen and Cathy Cohen The Washington Post
With the spread and growth of protests against police violence, two questions have captured the public imagination: Will these events lead to a new civil rights moment? If so, where is the next Martin Luther King Jr.?

Pussy Riot - I Can't Breathe

Pussy Riot's first song in English is dedicated to Eric Garner and for all those from Russia to America and around the globe who suffer from state terror - killed, choked, perished because of war and state sponsored violence of all kinds - for political prisoners and those on the streets fighting for change. We stand in solidarity.

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