Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Why Indiana’s “Religious Freedom” Law Is Great News for Student Debtors

If enough student debtors in enough RFRA states joined in a class action lawsuit against the financial institutions and got enough public awareness drawn to their cause, one of two things would happen: either the RFRA laws are upheld and the student loans are forgiven, or the RFRA laws are rendered unconstitutional and student debtors are still bound to their debt agreements.

Pennsylvania’s Prison System is Torturing Mumia Abu-Jamal and his Family Too

Abu-Jamal’s current health crisis clearly illustrates this national atrocity. His situation is also clearly unconstitutional, as leaving an inmate untreated, including for a disease like diabetes, has been declared by the US Supreme Court to be "cruel and unusual punishment."

Andergachew Tsige, Ethiopian Brutality, British Apathy

At what point, does neglect in the face of injustice and abuse become complicity? If a Government allows illegal detention and the violation of international justice to take place and says and acts not, are they not guilty in aiding and abetting such actions?

Hate Doesn’t Pay

If Indiana doesn't want to be remembered for being a "bastion of hatred," why did Gov. Mike Pence legalize the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA)? Hatred is a poison, but organized action is the antidote.

Federal Agents Arrested for Bitcoin Money Laundering and Fraud

Two former federal agents operated in the shadows and above the law during their investigation of the online black market, Silk Road. Now they face charges including money laundering and wire fraud along with other related offenses.

Mumia Abu-Jamal Moved from Prison to Intensive Care, Supporters Seek Access and Answers

Imprisoned journalist and former Black Panther, Mumia Abu-Jamal, has been taken to the Intensive Care Unit of his prison hospital without notifying his family. Democracy Now discusses this situation and what needs to happen next.

TSA Checklist Exposed: 'Suspicious Signs' Include Throat Clearing, Whistling and 'Exaggerated Yawning'

There are certain behaviors that are listed as "suspicious signs" on a checklist used by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration to identify potential terrorists. But does this controversial behavior-based program really work?

No One Is Free Until All Are Free

Women and girls will only begin to join the liberation movement when they are liberated. Chris Hedges discusses the fight to end male violence against women. It's time it takes primacy in our own struggle.

Fear of Terrorism Is Making Us Crazy, Especially in the US

With multiple terrorism instances occurring this last decade, it is no wonder the world is always fearful in anticipation for the next terrorist act. Unfortunately, because of this fear, Americans are traveling less and to fewer places if they do.

The Costs of War, the Price of Peace

A new report, "Body Count", asserts that up to 1.3 million people have been killed in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan in the first 10 years of the so-called war on terror. When will the cost of war be too much even for the people making money off of it?