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WATCH: The 5-Year Fight to Shut Down 'War Games Training' in the Bay Area

Bay Area activists have long maintained that the annual Urban Shield SWAT training and expo promotes police militarization under the guise of emergency preparedness. Here’s how they shut it down. 

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Please take our first reader survey in many years. There’s good music in it for you.

Smithsonian Wants to Preserve Gazebo Where Tamir Rice Was Killed

It’s unclear if the structure would stay in its current place or be relocated.

Native Tribal Council Says Armed Protesters In Oregon "Just Need To Get The Hell Out Of Here"

Said Burns Paiute Tribal Council Chair Charlotte Rodrique: ”Don’t tell me any of these ranchers came across the Bering Strait.”