Mon, 25 Mar 2019

Articles Posted in the " Black Lives Matter " Category




  • Meet the Independent Press – MTIP #1

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    Recorded June 3rd, 2016

    A panel discussion with five independent media-makers covering a sweeping variety of media, societal, political and other issues. MTIP covers under-reported news items, cuts through the spin of corporate media and works to balance the civil discourse.

    MTIP will likely be broadcast every other week featuring a rotating panel comprised of members of the independent media. Stay tuned to our twitter and this website for announcements, future plans for MTIP and more!

    Meet the independent panel

    Host: Sam Richards (Editor-in-Chief — North Star Post)
    Producer: Canin Apriori (Creator — DigiSnaxx)
    Contributor: Paul

  • Feds Again Refuse to Bring Charges Against Police Who Killed Jamar Clark

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    Noting the high threshold required by US federal law to bring civil rights charges against the officers involved in the Jamar Clark shooting, the Minneapolis FBI today announced there will be no indictment against the Minneapolis police involved. This concluded the second federal inquiry into the November shooting death of unarmed Jamar Clark.

    FBI officials explain that it was “not enough to show that the officers made a mistake” and that the FBI had to show the officers “specifically intended to commit a crime” and deprive Clark of his constitutional rights.

    Repeatedly stating the requirement that



  • Op-ed: Reaction to Star Tribune ‘Readers Write’ for May 14

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    The Star Tribune has a whole lot more readers than the humble North Star Post at this juncture. They also have a much larger staff and readership that feels compelled to emotionally react to their articles. The May 14th edition of their ‘Readers Write’ column features a distasteful combination of all of these factors.

    “Nekima Levy-Pounds’ activism is unconstructive, intrusive” reads the sub-header underneath the title. People familiar with the reaction Levy-Pounds receives seemingly every time she speaks publicly will not be surprised about the “substance” of that reader’s commentary. Teresa Maki of Minnetonka (which is


  • Freddie Gray, FBI Planes and Civil Unrest: Baltimore 1 Year Later

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    I run into Bailey as she is stepping out of her car in downtown Baltimore. It has been almost a year since waves of protests shook the city following the death of Freddie Gray, but she remembers those days well. “I live off Fulton Street, right where everything was happening – the rioting, the looting around there.

    “Now everything’s pretty much the same around there.”

    The words have barely left her mouth when we are interrupted by the sirens of a BPD patrol car as it pulls


  • Donald Trump Flees Chicago Campaign Event Following Demonstrations

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    Donald Trump was forced to call off a rally on the University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC) campus on Friday after thousands turned up to protest the event.

    An Estimated 5,000 protesters chanted and held signs criticizing Donald Trump’ for his racism, particularly against Muslims and Latinos. Many of the protesters were also criticizing Trump for his support from White supremacists and terrorist organizations like the KKK.

    The protesters were separated from those attending the Trump event by steel railings, police on horseback, and an all around heavy police presence.

    The UIC community had


  • ICYMI #10 – Freddy Martinez: Chicago Police Surveillance

    Sam and Jason fill in for Jerod to interview Freddy Martinez of the non-profit Lucy Parsons Labs in Chicago. Martinez won a major public records case against the Chicago Police Department specifically over their use of surveillance technology. In doing so, he’s uncovered proof that the CPD uses seized money from drug busts to fund their acquisition of surveillance gear. The three talk about his case, the wider surveillance state, the War on Drugs, the counter-surveillance movement and more!

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