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.
A Family Broken Up: Freed After 8 Years at Guantánamo, a Father and Son...
Democracy Now discusses a story about a father and son who were held for many years at Guantánamo. Here is how their relationship was used against them in Guantánamo and what's become of them after their release.
VIDEO: A Double Standard on Leaks? As Whistleblowers Jailed, Petraeus Escapes Prison and Advises...
When it comes to punishing whistleblowers, the Obama administration is the most aggressive in history. Join Democracy Now in their discussion surrounding the double standard when it comes to who is punished and who walks free.
LAPD Rookie Wanted for Murder
An LAPD rookie officer is on the run after a warrant was issued for his arrest for murder. The probationary officer, who is a person of interest in a homicide investigation in Pomona, has been missing since Friday.
Why a Loss for Chicago’s Mayor 1 Percent Could be the Win Progressives Have...
While Chicago politics has always been rough and tumble, this April could mean the beginning of a new era not only for Chicago, but for the progressive wave. Democratic politicians might be forced to finally listen to their base.
Should McDonald’s & Monsanto Have the Same Rights as People? A Debate on Corporate...
Five Years ago the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that corporations are people and have the same rights a person has. This has led to companies, like Monsanto and McDonalds, fighting against new laws in order to protect their businesses. Seem fair?
In Selma, Memories of Bloody Sunday Spur Action Today
The fiftieth-anniversary commemoration of Bloody Sunday in Selma this past weekend was a look back at living history. It was also a moment to remember the martyrs of the civil-rights movement then and now. Will bringing together past and present help shape a new future?
Ghost Dance: Five Facts about Our Vanished Nations
In his column, Thomas Magstadt lists a few facts about U.S. history from a new book about Indigenous people of the nation written from the perspective of non-Indigenous people. It's time we as a nation recognize our past wrongs so we can finally heal.
Giving Homes to the Homeless is Cheaper Than Leaving them on the Street. Here’s...
It is much more cost-effective to build public, low-income housing for the homeless than it is to leave them on the street. This was proven in Salt Lake City, Utah. The only thing we’re lacking is the political leadership willing to abolish homelessness for everyone, nationwide.