Monday, April 15, 2024

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Grassroots organizing in red states is at the heart of abolitionist...

One of the biggest struggles for abolitionists right now is for organizers to really believe in their own power to enact the world of abundance and safety that is a necessary part of an abolitionist future.

Jury sentences Pittsburgh synagogue gunman to death penalty

Judge Robert Colville will formally rule in court today.

Virginia becomes first southern state to abolish the death penalty

“With Governor Northam’s signature today, Virginia has now joined 22 other states, including Washington, D.C., that have abandoned the death penalty."

35 House democrats join Reps. Bush and Pressley in calling on...

"We believe that rebuilding the dignity of America requires that we recommit ourselves to the tradition of due process, mercy, and judicial clemency when it comes to matters related to the criminal legal system."

“River of Fire”: In new memoir, Sister Helen Prejean reflects on...

The Trump administration is moving ahead with plans to resume the death penalty after a more than 15-year moratorium. This week Attorney...

The time of suffering

Bill Moyers reflects on the culture of cruelty in American politics.

Mississippi passes bill to legalize death by firing squad as lethal...

Of the 33 states with the death penalty, only Oklahoma and Utah allow for execution by firing squad.

Modest wins for minimum wage, huge gains for marijuana legalization amid...

It was an otherwise bright spot for left-leaning voters, on a night punctuated by shocking Republican gains.

New Mexico House Votes to Reinstate the Death Penalty

This Republican-sponsored House Bill would authoriz the death penalty in cases involving the murder of a child or law enforcement officer.

America’s Criminal Injustice System

Is our justice system broken? More and more people are taking plea bargains for fear of longer sentences, even in cases where they are not guilty.

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Round table on current US foreign policy: Militarism unhinged

How would you assess the most important aspects of current U.S. foreign policy?

Tennessee’s bold move: Arming educators as a countermeasure to rising school shootings

The bill under scrutiny mandates that teachers wishing to carry concealed weapons undergo 40 hours of specialized training, alongside mental health evaluations and background checks.

Unveiling the titans of carbon: How 57 companies drive the global climate crisis

The quest to curb emissions becomes not just a matter of individual or national effort but a pressing need for accountability at the corporate level.

Sanders and Schakowsky champion corporate tax reform to end ‘legalized tax dodging’

The Corporate Tax Dodging Prevention Act is a bold initiative designed to close the gap in the corporate tax code that allows for extensive tax avoidance.

Re-electing a brutal outlaw-in-chief makes America a rogue outlaw nation

Heinous outcomes are inevitable if Trump is able to get away with relentlessly targeting law and order as his prime opponent.