Thursday, 23 October 2014 / TRUTH-OUT.ORG
  • Amid Shootings, Chicago Police Department Upholds Culture of Impunity

    By Sarah Macaraeg and Alison Flowers, Truthout | Investigative Report

    Ortiz Glaze. (Photo: Alison Flowers)Ortiz Glaze, who had no criminal record and was unarmed, was running away with his back to police, when officers fired multiple shots at him, hitting him twice. (Photo: Alison Flowers)

    An exclusive Truthout investigation - released today on a day of national protest against police brutality - reveals that the City of Chicago fails to recognize, let alone sanction, police guilty of repeated episodes of violence, including the shooting deaths of unarmed civilians.

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  • Why We Need to Talk About Black Prophetic Fire

    Why We Need to Talk About Black Prophetic Fire

    By Cornel West, Beacon Press | Book Excerpt

    The Black prophetic tradition accents the fightback of poor and working people, be it in the United States against big money, be it in the Middle East against Arab autocratic rule or Israeli occupation, be it against African authoritarian governments abetted by US forces or Chinese money, be it in Latin America against oligarchic regimes in collaboration with big banks and corporations, or be it in Europe against austerity measures that benefit big creditors and punish everyday people. In short, the Black prophetic tradition is local in content and international in character.

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  • IRS Whistle-Blowers: Agency Executives Behind Multibillion-Dollar Corporate Tax Giveaways

    IRS Whistle-Blowers: Agency Executives Behind Multibillion-Dollar Corporate Tax Giveaways

    By Nafeez Ahmed, Truthout | Report

    A 10-year veteran Internal Revenue Service (IRS) attorney has demanded a congressional audit of the IRS to investigate the agency's alleged role in allowing US corporations to illegally avoid paying billions of dollars in taxes even as it cracks down on individuals and small businesses. In a letter, Jane J. Kim, an attorney in the IRS Office of the Chief Counsel in New York, accused IRS executives of "deliberately" facilitating multibillion-dollar tax giveaways.

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