Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Why Build a National Monument to a Union-Busting Robber Baron?

Now 120 years later, a national tribute to a narcissistic, paternalistic, brutalistic 19th-century robber baron—George Pullman—will soon be built in Chicago. And we, the taxpayers, are footing the bill for his greed.

Three Journalists Murdered within Two Weeks

"The murder of three journalists in two weeks shows how the lack of progress in ending impunity has emboldened those bent on silencing the press in the Philippines." Will their killers be brought to justice?

Moving Forward

“We can live in a world where the police don’t kill people by limiting police intervention, improving community interactions and ensuring accountability.” Derek Royden takes a look at Campaign Zero’s police reform proposals.

What’s Wrong with Police in America

The U.S. needs real heroes and public safety professionals to help protect human rights. The U.S. does not need power hungry bullies trying to control the lives of citizens. It is time to make a change.

Journalist Arrested for Reporting on Turbulent Chinese Stock Market

Accused of "fabricating and spreading false information about securities and futures trading," Xiaolu was taken into custody even though authorities refuse to disclose whether he has been formally charged with committing any crimes. China leads the world in imprisoning journalists.

Passing the Torch: From Julian Bond to Black Lives Matter

Civil-rights pioneer Julian Bond died last week at the age of 75. Bond was a big supporter of Black Lives Matter, which has been challenging business as usual, bringing the issues of racism and inequality to a broad audience.

Family Releases Video of Police Killing Their Mentally Ill Son

The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department has recently been the target of multiple Justice Department investigations. And here's one of huge concern after Sheriff’s Deputies recently shot a mentally ill man to death.

VIDEO: Facebook Accused of Censoring Hundreds of Prisoners by Purging Profile Pages Without Cause

With more prisoners using social media, Facebook has been accused of being too willing to delete profile pages of prisoners at the request of U.S. authorities—a growing debate among groups.

SWAT Team Raids Wrong House Holding Mother and Children at Gunpoint

A SWAT team raids the wrong home in Worcester, MA where Marianne Diaz and her children were asleep during the pre-dawn hours when a gang of heavily armed men stormed the house. This botched raid is “troubling.”

Eulogy for a Friend

Chris Hedges recently delivered this eulogy for his friend and former divinity school classmate, the Rev. Terry Burke, who spent 31 years as the pastor of the First Church Jamaica Plain in Boston.