Monday, July 15, 2019

VIDEO: As Nation Mourns Nine Black Victims of Church Massacre, Details of Suspect’s White...

Dylann Roof, the 21-year-old South Carolina man with apparent sympathies to white supremacy, was captured and charged with a hate crime at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston. The massacre has effected the entire country.

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.

Dishing out Poverty Wages on Capitol Hill

Lawmakers are shafting the underpaid workers who prepare their meals. Wages are less than $11 an hour, well below the very expensive cost of living in the Washington area.

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.

VIDEO: 'Battling the Death Star:' Seattle 'Kayaktivists' Slow Arctic-Bound Shell Oil Rig as Fight...

"Kayaktivists" are protesting against Shell oil drilling in the Arctic by preventing the rig from leaving the Port of Seattle. While dozens were arrested, activists vow to continue protesting against Shell.

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?

A Misleading Moment of Celebration for a New Surveillance Program

The final passage of the USA Freedom Act has many civil-liberties credentials rejoicing. But why is it that people in Europe and elsewhere, who care about civil liberties and want true press freedom, look to the U.S. surveillance state?

From Solitary to the Street: Coping with Freedom After Years in Prison Isolation

Approximately 80,000 prisoners are currently in solitary confinement, some being held in isolation for years. Thousands of prisoners are being released from solitary confinement directly back into communities without help with coping with this major transition.