US Border Patrol Insists on Secrecy for Agents Who Kill People on Mexican Side of Border

By: Monday March 3, 2014 4:41 pm

A review by the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) of violence by US Border Patrol Agents responsible for more than forty “border-related deaths” was completed after Congress ordered US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to examine its “use of force policies and practices.” However, the result of this PERF review is being kept secret by [...]

State Threats to International Election Observers Symptom of American Exceptionalism

By: Tuesday November 6, 2012 10:52 am

Multiple states, including Arizona, Iowa and Ohio, plan to make certain international election observers from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) go nowhere near state polling places on Election Day. At least three states, Arizona, Iowa and Texas, have warned observers they could be criminalized for being within one hundred feet of [...]

Protest Song of the Day: ‘Todos Somos Ilegales’ by Outernational

By: Wednesday September 26, 2012 11:43 am

To recognize the power of protest music, acknowledge its role in keeping dissent alive and how musicians are translating today’s social issues and systemic problems into song, The Dissenter has launched a daily feature that highlights a protest song every weekday. Today’s song: A federal appeals court yesterday denied an emergency motion by a coalition of civil [...]

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