Monday, June 14, 2021

Largest sentence commutation in US history: Nearly 500 inmates walk free after Oklahoma voters...

“That this is largely flying under the radar is probably good—a sign of how far criminal justice reform has come.”

If current trends hold, women around the world will have to wait 257 more...

"To build fairer and more inclusive economies we must instill gender parity across education, health, politics, and economic participation."
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Activists Dragged Out of Climate Expo for Protesting Corporate Influence over COP21 Negotiations

On Friday, climate activists gathered at the Grand Palais in Paris protesting the COP21 "Solutions" exhibition, where businesses were pushing for corporate and privatized responses to climate change. Several protesters were evicted from the premises by the large security presence at the event.

Progressive Briefing for Thursday, August 23

Verizon confirms throttling internet in California during deadly wildfires, Michael Cohen won't accept a pardon from Trump, new poll shows Sanders would be Trump in 2020, and more.

Sorry for Killing Your Son, CIA Tells Drone Strike Victim’s Family During Unprecedented Meeting

For years they have refused to release details of the strikes, fighting successive court cases brought by relatives of strike victims and by civil liberties groups.

In Trump’s world where money talks, Saudi Arabia gets a free pass

In Trump’s world where money talks, poor refugees are banned from entering the United States while Saudi princes who cling to power by torturing and beheading dissidents get safe passage to their luxury digs in Manhattan’s Trump Towers.

Victory! Zambia Bans Child Marriage

It is now illegal for anyone under the age of 18 to be married in Zambia.

Spokane climate activists sue U.S. government for constitutional violations

These activists are fighting for their “right to a healthy climate” and to ban fossil fuel trains as a violation of that right.

‘Focus’ on the Neo Nazi revival

Many will state, and perhaps rightly so, that we have come a long way since the 40s, 50s and 60s. Yet, the hate is still there, engrained in the minds of white Christian Americans... or should I say Amerikans.