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  1. Bernie Sanders: Strong Words on Structural Racism and InequalityRead the original story

    Jul 28, 2015 | Common Dreams

    Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders spoke to members of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Saturday. The stakes were high for the speech by Sen. Bernie Sanders to the national gathering of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Saturday night.

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  2. For Meet the Press, Bernie Sanders Is He Who Must Not Be NamedRead the original story

    May 5, 2015 | Common Dreams

    Sen. Bernie Sanders announced his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination last week-but Meet the Press 's Chuck Todd, who's "obsessed with elections," didn't seem to notice. Meet the Press host Chuck Todd can't seem to get enough of the 2016 presidential race.

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  3. Cutting Through Police Propaganda in BaltimoreRead the original story

    May 1, 2015 | Common Dreams

    On Monday, the day 25-year-old Freddie Gray was laid to rest in Baltimore after fatal injuries sustained during an arrest, The Daily Beast reported that members of the Crips and Bloods had declared a truce and united to protest Gray's death. Hours after the report was published, the Baltimore Police Department issued a press release citing a "credible threat" based on intelligence that "various gangs ... have entered into a partnership to 'take out' law enforcement officers."

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  4. The Deep, Troubling Roots of Baltimore's DeclineRead the original story

    Apr 30, 2015 | Common Dreams

    A group of volunteers walks down North Avenue looking for trash to clean up from Monday night's riots, Baltimore, April 29, 2015. BALTIMORE-"We want people to register to vote, because that's where the change is made," said State Sen. Catherine Pugh , standing near the smoldering remains of the CVS on North Avenue, and handing voter registration forms to anyone who caught her eye.

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  5. Inequality at Breaking Point: United Workers calls for Fair Development and reconciliationRead the original story

    Apr 28, 2015 | Common Dreams

    Grassroots leaders of Baltimore's Human Rights Organization, the United Workers, are calling for dialogue and reconciliation with neighbors and city policy makers to address the systemic racism and poverty that has plagued the City for 40 years and get below the surface of this evolving and troubling crisis in our city.

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  6. Baltimore protesters demanded "Justice for Freddie Gray" on Monday.Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2015 | Common Dreams

    As people across Baltimore prepare for another day of mobilizations to demand justice for the late Freddie Gray , voices from the city's grassroots are calling for broader U.S. society to dig beneath the police and media spin of "looting" and "protester violence" and listen to expressions of outrage and demands for deep change emanating from the streets. "The systemic oppression we're seeing is the result of decades of people ignoring the cries of black people in Baltimore," Adam Jackson of the Baltimore-based grassroots organization and think tank Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle told Common Dreams over the phone. 2 comments

  7. National Guard Deployed to Baltimore, But No Martial Law '... At This Point'Read the original story

    Apr 28, 2015 | Common Dreams

    Business as usual - but with a National Guard presence as seen looking west down Pratt Street at the Inner Harbor this morning after an evening of rioting in the city. An official State of Emergency is now in effect in Maryland and the state's National Guard has been dispatched to the city of Baltimore following a wave of violence that kicked off between police officers and individuals in the streets on Monday and continued overnight.

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  8. Baltimore's Disgrace Is History of Police ViolenceRead the original story

    Apr 28, 2015 | Common Dreams

    Police guard Lexington Market during an uprising following the death of resident Freddie Gray, 25, after he was taken into police custody. After Saturday's full day of peaceful protests in Baltimore calling for justice for Freddie Gray - the 25-year-old who recently died of a spinal injury suffered while in police custody - some protesters opted Saturday evening and Sunday to pursue more hands-on expressions of frustration.

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  9. 'No Accountability, No Justice': Clashes Erupt as Mourners Gather for Freddie Gray FuneralRead the original story

    Apr 27, 2015 | Common Dreams

    Thousands came together in Baltimore on Monday for the funeral of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old black man whose brutal death in police custody sparked civil rights protests throughout the city last week. Gray's funeral brought in members of his family and community to the 2,500-capacity New Shiloh Baptist church, where they mourned alongside civil rights leaders and activists, including Rev.

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  10. Freddie Gray a Victim of America's Longest WarRead the original story

    Apr 23, 2015 | Common Dreams

    Protesters chant outside the Western District police station, after marchers stopped there following the death of local resident Freddie Gray while in police custody. Owing likely to the diligence of a clerk, the Maryland District Court records on Freddie Gray already have been updated.

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  11. Looks Like A Cop. Sounds Like A Cop. Says "I'm A Cop." It's Not A Cop.Read the original story

    Mar 2, 2015 | Common Dreams

    'Special conservators of the peace' petition the courts to carry a gun and make arrests, but critics say training and oversight for these auxiliary police have fallen behind. An investigation by the Washington Post has revealed that the ranks of "private police" officers-ordinary citizens who have petitioned courts for the power to carry a gun and badge and make arrests within certain areas-are growing throughout the country, thanks to a little-known provision in state laws.

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