Monday, November 18, 2019

Cop Charged with Homicide for Shooting Unarmed Man Twice in the Back

After a routine traffic stop, a Pennsylvania police officer was charged with criminal homicide for shooting an unarmed man on Tuesday. This is just another example of an officer employing deadly force without justification.

DOJ Report Criticizes Philadelphia Police Department’s Use of Deadly Force

The Philadelphia police commissioner hired the Justice Department in 2013 to investigate the rising incidents of officer-involved shootings. What the DOJ found was a history of misconduct and scandals, backing up the public's mistrust of the department.

This Red State Broke Up Utility Monopolies in Favor of a Publicly-Owned Power Company....

The citizens of Nebraska used their democratic process to create a socialized, public-owned, citizen-governed utility company. If Nebraska did it, then the rest of America should too and end the concentration of private power companies.

Journalism as Subversion

Global capitalism erases the world's stories and histories. It seeks to shut out our voices, hopes and dreams by replacing the actual and the real with fake and false. Is its ultimate goal to create a vast historical amnesia?

Why College Isn’t (and Shouldn’t Have to be) for Everyone

Why do we encourage our young people through a single funnel called a four-year college education? It’s time we stop pressuring every young person to go to college and, instead, offer an alternative route into the middle class.

Loyalty to Country Must Always Prevail Over Loyalty to Government

Just because you do not necessarily agree with what the government does and the laws and bills they pass, does not mean you are disloyal to your country. The government is supposed to be there to protect the citizens, but lately the one percenters and corporate giants have government's attention.

Time to Demand Medicare for All and Social Security Benefits We Can Live On!

With Republicans in control in Congress, Social Security and Medicare have already taken unfair cuts. We need a mass movement to come together and demand “Medicare for all” and “Real Social Security people can live on,” especially before 2016 elections.

Measuring the Moral Posture of Rand Paul

Senator Rand Paul criticized the Clinton Foundation for accepting money from Saudi Arabian agencies when these agencies do not believe in gender equality. This coming from the man who would not help pass the Paycheck Fairness Act, who co-sponsored the Blunt Amendment, and who sponsored a constitutional amendment to outlaw abortion.

Four Correctional Officers Sentenced to Prison for Covering Up Inmate Abuse

Eight former corrections officials from Macon State Prison were convicted for their involvement in beating inmates or coordinating cover-ups that followed each assault. When will this brutality end?

Is Violent Change Inevitable in Ethiopia?

We are living in unprecedented times, times of tremendous opportunity and potential change; out of step with the times the days are numbered for regimes like the EPRDF – it is a question of when they collapse – not if.