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A former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff warns of the President’s use of the military, saying, “I am deeply worried that as they execute their orders, the members of our military will be co-opted for political purposes.”

[above: Military police block peaceful civil rights protesters from approaching the Lincoln Memorial on the day that Donald “don’t be too nice” Trump declares that his administration “has done more for the black community than any president since Abraham Lincoln.”] There are a lot of different ways that I could take things this evening, but […]

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Taking another step toward martial law, police fire rubber bullets into a crowd of peaceful protesters in D.C. to clear the way for a presidential photo-op with a Bible

[above: Donald Trump makes his way past a wall of “Fuck Trump” graffiti for a photo-op in front of Washington’s St. John’s church.] Declaring himself a “president of law and order” in the White House Rose Garden this evening, Donald Trump threatened to deploy the United States military against U.S. citizen in order to put […]

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Made in Detroit… the armored riot coat

As riot police around the country prepare to start violating civil rights and forcibly removing American citizens from their OWS encampments, I thought that I’d pass along this image that my friend Forest brought to my attention a little while ago. Taken in 1956, the photo shows a precursor of the riot gear worn by […]

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Iraq War vet critically injured in police crack down on Occupy Oakland

Last night, in downtown Oakland, police were sent in to forcefully evict protesters sympathetic to the Occupy Wall Street movement from two public parks. Things escalated through the night, as 500 riot police moved in, and protesters refused to leave. The police, in the immediate aftermath, denied using rubber bullets and flash-bang grenades on the […]

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