Abby Martin: Trump Expands Police-State Crackdown on the Left

Riot police and protestors at Trump inauguration in Washington DC

Image by Shamila Chaudhary via Flickr

Dandelion Salad

with Abby Martin

teleSUR English on Nov 2, 2017

At Trump’s inauguration, around 200 protesters and journalists were mass arrested and now face up to 70 years in prison on baseless charges. Many other legal assaults on civil liberties are in the works around the country, from treating anti-fascists as “domestic terrorists”, to legislation protecting drivers who run over peaceful marchers.

To explore what this means for U.S. activists today, Abby Martin sits down with constitutional rights lawyer Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, head of the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund (JusticeOnline.org), a premiere legal organization defending protest rights. Verheyden-Hilliard has litigated, and won, several cases against the U.S. government for mass arrests and other types of repression.

from the archives:

Chris Hedges: No Discussion of Race Is Possible Without A Discussion of Capitalism and Class

Antifa: A Look at the Antifascist Movement Confronting White Supremacists in the Streets

Charlottesville is a Call to Action Against Fascism + Deandre Harris on Attack by White Supremacists

Chris Hedges: This is a Very Dangerous Moment in American History

A Crackdown On Our Right To Stand Up by Nicole Colson

Chris Hedges: Trump Will Crush Dissent With Even Greater Violence and Savagery (#NDAA) + Hedges: The Surrender of the Left to Neoliberalism Gave Us Proto-fascism

Disturbing Video: Riot police violently disperse Occupy DC with batons

One thought on “Abby Martin: Trump Expands Police-State Crackdown on the Left

  1. Pingback: Abby Martin: All This Shit Doesn’t Matter–Every Issue Must Be Seen Through the Lens of the US Empire – Dandelion Salad

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