Friday, February 21, 2020

FBI Investigating Police Cover-Up After Officers Killed Man Holding Air Rifle

After killing a man walking home with an unloaded air rifle, Florida deputies are under federal investigation for possible tampering with evidence and lying under oath. What were they really trying to cover up?

Over Two Dozen Witnesses and Suspects Mysteriously Die in Indian Cheating Scandal

For several years, students and job applicants in India were paying large bribes to manipulate their test results for entrance into medical schools and government positions and now suspects involved are mysteriously dying. Students have mostly been targeted.

Is Greece’s ‘No’ on the Debt Referendum Another Youth Revolution?

The way politics works, and the different categories of politics, has changed drastically over the past few years. Having a left, right, socialist, capitalist, etc. view is beginning not to matter, while Millennials enter into the world of activism and human rights.

Corporate Capitalism Is the Foundation of Police Brutality and the Prison State

Citizens talk about the issues of race and racial violence without taking into consideration the economic, bureaucratic, and political systems of exploitation involved. Police brutality and racism cannot be solved unless we turn to the issue of structural racism.

The Pain of Modern Life: Loneliness and Isolation

Our current socio-economic order way of living in this world is not how humans should be. According to Mohandas Gandhi, “all humanity is one undivided and indivisible family,” and without this sense of community, we are left feeling lonely and lost.

24th Correctional Officer Sentenced to Prison in Jail Racketeering Conspiracy

Twenty-four correctional officers have been convicted for their participation in the jail racketeering conspiracy. Sixteen BGF gang members and associates were also convicted for participating in the racketeering conspiracy.

VIDEO: After Marriage Equality and Obamacare, Mixed Results from SCOTUS on Abortion, Pollution, Executions

While the Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage and Obamacare were favorable amongst the public, their rulings dealing with abortion access, air pollution, executions and elections were not so desirable.

‘What, to the American Slave, Is Your 4th of July?’

Frederick Douglass told a crowd gathered in Rochester, N.Y., on July 5, 1852 that to slaves the white man's celebration of the Fourth of July is a "sham." And today, the gross injustice and cruelty he was talking about are still existent.

If Islamic State Had Burned Down Four Churches, It Would Have Been Headline News

Arson directed at African-American churches is on the rise in recent weeks with seven burnt to the ground. But the question remains: Is terrorism “raced” in the U.S.?

VIDEO: Legendary Detroit Activist Grace Lee Boggs Turns 100; Watch Never-Before-Aired Interview

To mark her 100th birthday, Democracy Now pays tribute to the legendary activist and Detroit-based community organizer Grace Lee Boggs with never before seen interviews.