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Historian Heather Ann Thompson’s book on the 1971 Attica prison uprising details the government’s brutality, lies and propaganda, demonization of the poor, obstruction of justice and silencing of those who tried to tell the truth. She exposes the American blueprint for social control.

Questions Remain 42 Years After Kent State Shootings

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Forty-two years ago on May 4, 1970, members of the Ohio National Guard opened fire on a crowd of unarmed students at Kent State University, firing between 61 and 67 shots over a period of 13 seconds, killing four students and injuring nine others.Forty-two years ago on May 4, 1970, members of the Ohio National Guard opened fire on a crowd of unarmed students at Kent State University.

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America has a rich and unique history of protest In fact, says Keith Olbermann in this "Special Comment" segment of Tuesday's "Countdown," it's an intrinsically American tradition Olbermann also puts Tuesday morning's police raid on Occupy Wall Street's Zuccotti Park encampment in a context that (more).

Where Has All the Fervor Gone?

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In case you haven't noticed, Americans between the ages of 15 and 30 are remarkably undisturbed by the extent to which corporations and their bought-and-paid-for politicians dominate nearly every aspect of their lives. (more)

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