Category Archives: Opposing oppression and injustice

People oppose injustice and oppression in  a social system.  These are some examples of the oppression and the opposition.

Actions to reduce harm 2021

(Certainly governments do take actions to reduce harm or otherwise improve the lives of the people. This is often, even typically, the result of political action by citizens. This post gives examples.)

Tentative opioid deal would provide $26 billion and a new way to regulate painkillers Meryl Kornfield and Lenny Bernstein Washington Post July 21, 2021

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Opposing oppression and injustice 2021

Sr. Dianna Ortiz, kidnapping survivor and advocate for torture victims, dies at 62 Dan Stockman Global Sisters Report February 20, 2021

Disha Ravi: the climate activist who became the face of India’s crackdown on dissent Hannah Ellis-Petersen The Guardian February 17, 2020
The 22-year-old who ‘wears her heart on her sleeve’ founded the Indian branch of the Fridays for Future network and organized strikes across the country

India’s farmers are protesting authoritarianism disguised as capitalism. Sound familiar? Supreet Kaur NBC News February 16, 2021 (opinion)
The Indian government forced through a series of laws that could enrich a few corporations while impoverishing millions. No wonder people are protesting.

Thailand’s pro-democracy protesters clash with police Reuters/The Guardian February 13, 2021

George Floyd protests – Black Lives Matter

We reviewed police tactics seen in nearly 400 protest videos. Here’s what we found. Talia Buford, Lucas Waldron, Moiz Syed, and Al Shaw ProPublica July 16, 2020
We asked experts to watch videos showing officers using tear gas, pepper balls and explosives on protesters. Police actions often escalated confrontations.

N.Y.P.D. says it used restraint during protests. Here’s what the videos show. Allison McCann, Blacki Migliozzi, Andy Newman, Larry Buchanan and Aaron Byrd New York Times July 14, 2020

Think racial segregation is over? Here’s how the police still enforce it. Nikita Lalwani and Mitchell Johnston Washington Post July 1, 2020
We interviewed Monica Bell about her important new paper

Europe said U.S. influence had waned under Trump. Then Black Lives Matter protests rocked the continent. Michael Birnbaum Washington Post June 15, 2020

Milley apologizes for role in Trump photo op: ‘I Should Not Have Been There’ Helene Cooper New York Times June 11, 2020
President Trump’s walk across Lafayette Square, current and former military leaders say, has started a moment of reckoning in the military.

Protesters throng D.C., vowing to be heard after George Floyd’s death Samantha Schmidt, Jessica Contrera, Rebecca Tan, Hannah Natanson and John Woodrow Cox Washington Post June 7, 2020

Pentagon ordered National Guard helicopters’ aggressive response in D.C. Thomas Gibbons-Neff and Eric Schmitt New York Times June 6, 2020
The high-profile episode, after days of protests in Washington, was a turning point in the military’s response to unrest in the city.

The Floyd protests are the broadest in U.S. history — and are spreading to white, small-town America Lara Putnam, Erica Chenoweth and Jeremy Pressman Washington Post June 5, 2020

Rising up against police brutality

How the Black Lives Matter movement went mainstream Jose A. Del Real, Robert Samuels and Tim Craig Washington Post June 9, 2020

Activists catalog nearly 600 videos of officer violence against protesters Jake Johnson Truthout June 9, 2020

The problem of policing isn’t bad apples. It’s a diseased tree. Ruth Marcus Washington Post June 7, 2020

How police unions became such powerful opponents to reform efforts Noam Scheiber, Farah Stockman and J. David Goodman New York Times June 6, 2020
Half a decade after a spate of officer-involved deaths inspired widespread protest, many police unions are digging in to defend members.

I can’t breathe Sergio Peçanha Washington Post June 5, 2020
The ever-growing list of what black people cannot do without risking their lives.

In protests against police brutality, videos capture more alleged police brutality Kimberly Kindy, Shayna Jacobs and David A. Fahrenthold Washington Post June 5, 2020