Sanders the Giant Slayer — First, Topple the Bad Queen
Assess Bernie Sanders by what he can do to advance progress, not by other ideological or entrenched standards, great fears or desperate hopes. Sanders offers progressives the best way not to "waste time" this season.
Making the Economy Work for the Many and Not the Few #10: End Mass...
The way our country imprisons a staggering number of our people is wrong. Instead of mass incarceration, we need to stop wasting human talent and start opening doors to opportunity.
Officer Not Charged for Gunning Down Unarmed 17-Year-Old
Deven Guilford, was killed as a result of being shot seven times by Eaton County Deputy Sheriff Sgt. Jonathan Frost. Deven was stopped by the officer because Deven flashed his bright lights to alert the oncoming officer that his brights appeared to be on.
The New Battle of Seattle
While fossil-fuel corporations are exploring the world’s oil, protesters in Seattle are banding together to stop Shell’s plans to drill for oil in the Arctic. And they don't plan on backing down to these catastrophic effects on climate change.
Mumia Attorneys Sue in Federal Court for Prisoners; Right to Medical Care and Hospital...
Lawyers for Mumia Abu-Jamal speak out defending prisoner rights and challenging Pennsylvania's penal system for preventing them from seeing their client during his hospitalizations. This is just the latest attack on Abu-Jamal and all prisoners.
White House Fence Jumper Sentenced to Prison for Armed Intrusion
Omar Gonzalez, who exposed major flaws in the Secret Service when he scaled the White House fence, was sentenced to 17 months in prison. Will improved failing leadership and tightened security solve the string of scandals and misconduct?
Three Deputies Convicted of Covering Up Brutality Inflicted by Sheriff’s Son
Three deputies in Georgia have been fired after being convicted of covering up an incident in which the son of Decatur County Sheriff brutally beat a civilian. The victim has filed a civil lawsuit against the deputies and the county for violating his rights.
Kalief Browder, Albert Woodfox and the Torture of Solitary Confinement
There are an estimated 80,000-100,000 prisoners held in some form of solitary confinement in the United States. The United Nations says the practice often amounts to torture. It is cruel and unusual punishment, and must be abolished, once and for all.
Undercover NY Cop Found Guilty of Assault in Motorist’s Beating
After an undercover New York detective and a biker were caught on video ruthlessly beating a motorist, the two were convicted on Tuesday of second-degree assault, coercion and riot. Their sentencing is set for August.
Ex-Cop Indicted on Murder Charge for Gunning Down Unarmed Man
After South Carolina police officer, Michael Slager, fatally killed Walter Scott during a routine traffic stop, a grand jury decided to indict Slager for the murder. Will the indictment of another officer involved in covering up the shooting give us the answers?