Ferguson

Nadia Prupis, staff writer
In the wake of Governor Jay Nixon's Monday afternoon declaration of a state of emergency in Missouri, activists and civil rights groups are speaking out against a move they say threatens the civil rights of protesters on the ground in Ferguson. Nixon's announcement, which came ahead of the grand jury's decision in the police shooting death of 18-...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
As community readies for no-indictment ruling, activists say, 'No indictment is...
Common Dreams staff
Ahead of the announcement of the grand jury's decision in the Michael Brown...

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Rage simmers on in Ferguson even as a judge turned down an ACLU move to block repressive police actions there. Still, many are speaking up and calling out what Kareem Abdul-Jabbar calls the "systemic racism (and) class warfare" against America's 50 million poor - with moves for new laws, less hardware, fundraising - without which "we will be gathering over and over again beside the dead bodies of our murdered children, parents, and neighbors."