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Riot Police

Excess People

Matt Stannard’s “Policing Justice Requires Economic Justice” (part one here, part two here) is an excellent exposition into an urgent need for change-that screams beyond the horrid headlines and newscasts. As heartbreaking and frightening as the always present danger that urban policing potentially imposes on young black males, this policing and its broad unquestioning acceptance

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Public Banks and Public Rail: Expanding Green Public Transit in New Jersey

At a time when fossil fuels are peaking, climate change is spiraling, and the public sphere is cracking under the weight of elite corporate interests, the Garden State’s rail tracks provide a vast array of public wealth whose revitalization could be a game-changer for transportation in New Jersey. We can see that untapped potential by