Sister Helen Prejean, one of the world’s best known anti-death-penalty activists, says the spate of federal executions carried out by the Trump administration reflect a “fundamental flaw” in the law, which does not set limits on use of the death penalty. “When you give absolute power over life and death to government officials, they can really do what they want,” she says. We also speak with Sandra Babcock, faculty director of the Cornell Center on the Death Penalty Worldwide, who says there is “a paroxysm of violence” coming from the Trump administration.
The yearly economic cost of cigarette plastic waste amounts to approximately $26 billion.
Without robust wealth and inheritance taxes the children and grandchildren of today's billionaires will dominate our future politics, economy, culture, and philanthropy."
At the heart of the climate debate, COP28 President Sultan Al Jaber's controversial stance on fossil fuels sparks a global outcry, challenging the core objectives of the climate summit.
Norman Solomon reflects on 'the madness of militarism' in the Ellsberg Lecture