Friday, June 25, 2021

Journalist Launches Online Archive to Document Diversity of Rural India

While Sainath is known for his forceful critiques of people in power and the inequality built into contemporary economics and politics, he aims to show the dignity of ordinary people in the face of injustice in "People’s Archive of Rural India."

DC Gyrocopter Pilot Remains Defiant After Indicted on Federal Charges

After Doug Hughes landed his gyrocopter on Capitol Hill last month in an attempt to spread public awareness regarding dark money, the Florida postal worker faces a prison sentence for his nonviolent protest against rampant political greed. Where's our freedom of speech?

Even War Has Rules

Hospital attacks in Yemen and Kunduz have not been mentioned in any of the U.S. presidential debates or forums so far. We need a full investigation of these crimes, to hold those responsible accountable.

Don’t leave equality to the Supreme Court

In 29 states, trans people can legally be denied jobs and housing because of who we are. Congress should act.

How many more times must we say the same thing?

If you’re not actively doing something to prevent the violence from occurring, then you’re part of the problem.

Philadelphia Passes Paid Sick-Leave Law

Philadelphia City Council approved a bill on Thursday that mandates companies with 10 or more employees to provide their workers the opportunity to earn up to five days’ paid sick leave. The mayor, who changed his position on the issue, announced he would sign it.

‘Epic Fail:’ Feminism and Ecological Crises

It seems homo sapiens’ domination of Earth is coming to an end as the result of today’s processes of resource extraction and waste generation. What can we do to change this trajectory, and is this conversation unavoidable?

NY Assemblyman Sentenced to Prison on Public Corruption Charges

Former New York State Assemblyman William Scarborough was arrested and indicted on 11 federal charges and 23 state charges of fraud and theft. After pleading guilty, he will spend 13 months in prison—just another crooked politician.

Suppressed at Home, Neglected Abroad

The government of Ethiopia neglects and suppresses the people at home, ignores and abandons them abroad. They are in violation of a plethora of international covenants, as well as their own constitution, but perhaps more fundamentally they are in violation of their primary moral duty.

America’s Slave Empire

“Sleeping on a concrete slab is not going to teach you how to read or write.” The caging of prisoners and the closing of rehabilitation programs guarantees recidivism in America's slave empire.