Sunday, May 31, 2020

VIDEO: After Mass Hunger Strikes and Lawsuits, Prisoners Force California to Scale Back Solitary...

A legal settlement that may have major implications in prisons nationwide has claimed victory for prisoners' rights. California has agreed to greatly reduce the use of solitary confinement.

The Other 1 Percent: Healing the Wounds of Native American Tragedies on Turtle Island

With a strong rally behind the Native Lives Matter movement, Native people are front and center of police brutality—like the killing of Paul Castaway near Denver in July. Now the public is fighting back against such unfair treatment.

Judge Refuses to Drop Charges Against Officers Responsible for Killing Freddie Gray

On Wednesday, Judge Barry Williams denied motions to dismiss charges against the officers who were responsible for the killing of Freddie Gray. Will justice be served?

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.