Police State

Israeli War Crimes: ‘In An Endless War On Terror, We Are All Doomed To Become Palestinians’

Review of Jeff Halper's Book Halper’s new book sheds light on the arms industry, arguing that Israel is now the go-to nation for armies and police forces around the world. For 18 years Jeff Halper has been on the front lines of the Israel-Palestine conflict, helping to rebuild Palestinian homes in the occupied territories demolished … Continue reading Israeli War Crimes: ‘In An Endless War On Terror, We Are All Doomed To Become Palestinians’

More Than 1 in 4 Americans Now Believe The Government Is The Enemy Of The People.

A startling new study reveals that more than 1 in 4 Americans now believes that the government is the enemy of its very citizens. The Pew Research Center concluded that 27 percent of all registered voters describe the U.S. government as the “enemy” of the people. That percentage is thought to be lower than the … Continue reading More Than 1 in 4 Americans Now Believe The Government Is The Enemy Of The People.

Witnesses Report Excessive Use Of Force By SCPD During Arrest Near Court House

Witnesses to the recent tasing and arrest of a man in Santa Cruz describe the incident differently from the account communicated by police through the reporting of the Santa Cruz Sentinel. Individuals on the scene report excessive force was used when officers with the SCPD arrested Oliver Howard near the Court House on Water Street … Continue reading Witnesses Report Excessive Use Of Force By SCPD During Arrest Near Court House

Appeal to UCSC Administration To Stay Human

On April 2, 2014, UCSC Union Leader Josh Brahinsky peacefully attempted to exercise his legal right to picket. After announcing his affiliation and intention to officers, he then tried to comply with their orders by walking away. Instead, UC Berkeley officers in riot gear arrested him with unnecessary force, while UCSC Chief of Police Nader … Continue reading Appeal to UCSC Administration To Stay Human

Uganda: Police State Antics, Three Is A Crowd

Update: In August 2013, Uganda passed The Public Order Management bill, despite fierce criticism from religious leaders, opposition MPs, the public and rights groups. One of the most problematic provisions of the bill is that police approval is required if three or more people want to gather publicly to discuss political issues. In addition, police … Continue reading Uganda: Police State Antics, Three Is A Crowd

Uganda Public Order Bill Is 'Blow To Political Debate'

Critics say the bill is another repressive measure by a government which shut two newspapers and two radio stations in May Ugandan MPs have passed a controversial bill limiting public protests - branded a "serious blow to open political debate" by Amnesty International. The Public Order Management bill was passed despite fierce criticism from religious … Continue reading Uganda Public Order Bill Is 'Blow To Political Debate'

China Keeps Close Eye On Government Opponents

Written by Michael Bristow Taxi Driver Makes A Call We had been in the taxi for about 20 minutes when the driver took a call, just as we were about to get out of the car. He seemed confused as he told the caller exactly where we were. "They're just getting out of the taxi … Continue reading China Keeps Close Eye On Government Opponents

Pepper Spray Nation

Written by Paul Rosenberg With most of the UC board of regents being in the 1%, student demonstrators should expect more police brutality. Tuition fees at US Davis since 1992 have increased a staggering 534 per cent [EPA] San Pedro, CA - The viral video of Lt John Pike casually pepper-spraying a line of peacefully … Continue reading Pepper Spray Nation