Arun Gupta is a journalist who has written for the Washington Post, The Nation, Raw Story, The Guardian, and Jacobin. He is a graduate of the French Culinary Institute in New York and author of the upcoming “Bacon as a Weapon of Mass Destruction: A Junk Food-Loving Chef’s Inquiry Into Taste” (The New Press).
Protests for Black LivesIn Portland, Questions Swirl Around Local Police’s Coordination With Federal Officers
Local politicians condemned federal police actions in Portland, but evidence is mounting that the Portland Police Bureau is coordinating with federal agents.
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Even before the police moved in to dismantle CHOP and take back Seattle’s East Precinct, the Occupy-style protest was collapsing under its own weight.
Riotlandia: Why Portland Has Become the Epicenter of Far-Right Violence
Police complicity and politicians’ inaction have allowed groups like the Proud Boys to stage violent spectacles again and again.
VoicesLet’s Talk About George H.W. Bush’s Role in the Iran-Contra Scandal
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