Ronnie Dunn on Philando Castile, Stacy Mitchell on Amazon/Whole Foods

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Protesting the killing of Philando Castile (cc photo: Fibonacci Blue)

(cc photo: Fibonacci Blue)

This week on CounterSpin: The release of police dash cam video of the killing of Philando Castile after the verdict finding the officer who killed him not guilty is just the latest turn in this bewildering and upsetting story, now sparking protests around the country. What does the Castile case tell us about the limits of the law in delivering justice for African-Americans killed by law enforcement, and what are some of the other fronts we need to fight on to push for that justice? We’ll talk with Ronnie Dunn, professor of urban studies at Cleveland State University.

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Amazon shipping (photo: ILSR)

(photo: ILSR)

Also on the show: Amazon “declined to comment” for a recent New York Times story on the online retail giant’s plan to acquire grocery chain Whole Foods—but did it need to? The paper managed to “independently” find sources to say Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is “ahead of the game, always,” and “is making shopping great.” There was one sentence allotted at the end for critics of the mega-deal. We’ll hear more of their concerns from Stacy Mitchell, co-director of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and co-author of the  recent report Amazon‘s Stranglehold.

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This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission from FAIR.