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Baltimore Uprising, Day 7

– A former marine participating in the demonstrations felt there was a double standard when it came to him protesting. I think it’s fair to say this shows the mood of the folks in Baltimore, although it’s just a hunch

– Arun Gupta: “Growing up between black and white in Baltimore

– Pew: Sixty-one percent of Americans say people seeking to engage in criminal behavior explains “a great deal” on the unrest in Baltimore, while 56 percent say tension between police and the community was the reason

– The Real News hosts a panel discussion with community organizers in Baltimore to explain the causes of the unrest

– Baltimore activist and artist Comrade speaks with The Real News about life for black youths in the U.S. along with the power of activism through music

– George Ciccariello-Maher: “Riots work: Wolf Blitzer and the Washington Post completely missed the real lesson from Baltimore

International Politics

Overall

– Part eight of 10 with John Kiriakou on his time with Abu Zubaydah and in Pakistan for the CIA

– The most disgusting part of drone strikes is how the death toll is not really accurate, which means those not counted do not matter at all

– A personal story from an American trying to leave Yemen amid the Saudi-led invasion

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Brandon Jordan

Brandon Jordan

Brandon Jordan is a freelance journalist in Queens, NY and written for publications such as The Nation, In These Times, Truthout and more.