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Ferguson: One Year After the Shooting of Michael Brown

Posted August 10th, 2015 at 1:05 pm (UTC-4)
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The first anniversary of the shooting death of unarmed African-American teenager Michael Brown at the hands of a white police offer was marked by another shooting – in Ferguson. Police say during a protest last night, a black male opened fire on police, who then returned fire, leaving the shooter in critical condition. Since Ferguson, there have been numerous other deaths of African-Americans while in police custody, which begs the question: a year later, what has changed?

Where is China 26 Years After Tiananmen?

Posted June 4th, 2015 at 1:10 pm (UTC-4)
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“To this day, the Communist Party does not dare admit the truth of 1989.” The words of exiled Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng sum up what much of the world believes about the country’s current trajectory: Beijing’s grip on the public is as iron-like as it was 26 years ago.