Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Tag: human rights

Police Officer Arrested for Killing Two People in DUI Crash

Charged in a 27-count indictment, Linden Police Officer Pedro Abad was arrested on Monday after killing two people in a DUI car crash. But this isn't the first time he drove drunk.

The Migrant Crisis: Arms that Welcome, Arms that Kill

More than 12 million people have been displaced from Syria, where a brutal civil war has killed hundreds of thousands of people. How ironic many of the migrants are running to the countries that sold the weapons fueling the warfare in Syria.

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.

Why We Must Fight the Attack on Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood is under attack. But here is an economic argument for funding family planning and women’s health services. It's critical that all of us step up right now to defend Planned Parenthood.

Standing While Black in New York Can Get You Attacked by...

An incredible double standard in NY and American policing, the fact is this dichotomy should properly be called apartheid. It's time we call out official racism in the U.S.

What if Kim Davis Refused to License Marriages of Interracial Couples?...

Mike Huckabee, who might just be seeking a way to kickstart his failed presidential bid, was in full support of Kim Davis' stance against gay marriage. But would he still defend her if she had denied licenses to inter-racial couples?

VIDEO: New Report Rejects Mexican Government’s Story About the Disappearance of...

After 43 students went missing in Mexico, the students’ families have started a rallying cry as mass protests across Mexico and around the world take place. So what really happened to these students?

Baltimore Reaches $6.4 Million Settlement for Wrongful Death of Freddie Gray

Freddie Gray's family settled with Baltimore on Tuesday in the wrongful death case of their son while in police custody. The officers responsible for Gray's death will still face both assault and manslaughter charges.

VIDEO: After Mass Hunger Strikes and Lawsuits, Prisoners Force California to...

A legal settlement that may have major implications in prisons nationwide has claimed victory for prisoners' rights. California has agreed to greatly reduce the use of solitary confinement.

Why Build a National Monument to a Union-Busting Robber Baron?

Now 120 years later, a national tribute to a narcissistic, paternalistic, brutalistic 19th-century robber baron—George Pullman—will soon be built in Chicago. And we, the taxpayers, are footing the bill for his greed.

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“But I didn’t know!”

A second Trump presidency will unleash extremists' to target specific politicians and activists, just as any terrorist regime does.

Cooperation Jackson’s food sovereignty initiatives help with sustainable community development, economic democracy, and community...

“It’s a beautiful thing to be able to feed your community, especially in a food desert.”

US suffered almost 300,000 excess deaths during coronavirus pandemic, CDC reports

They found that excess deaths have occurred every week in the U.S. since March, peaking in the weeks ending April 11 and August 8.

Why the Founders Would Decry What America has Become

If the Founding Fathers saw what the United States has become, they would be devastated. Poverty, income inequality, suppression of speaking ones mind, crime, war, and oligarch like behaviors all make up this new U.S. It is far from being the democracy it was created as.

The US spends more than $80 billion a year incarcerating 2.3 million people

"With movements calling for defunding and divesting, people are finally talking about spending and raising the heat on the thousands of corporations that profit off the millions of people we lock up."